Jim’s Quote of the Day:

"The groups conserving civilized values and preparing for the renaissance will have to enjoy notable freedom from the immediate anxieties which would otherwise exhaust their energies; and this could happen only by means of an initial endowment made soon enough (that is, before the dark age begins) by the planners of the survival groups. This initial endowment could not be in money, since money would obviously be among the first casualties when the systems break down. Instead, it would have to be an endowment of concrete things; tools, implements, motor-generator sets, non-perishable good which a monastic community would make more of; goods exchangeable for food,, particularly salt, sugar, and alcohol; drills, electric cells, copper wire, stainless steel screws and small arms ammunition." – Roberto Vacca, The Coming Dark Age