Q: You are a pacifist even to class struggles?
[Nearing]: I am a pacifist in that I believe that no man has a right to do violence to any other man.
Q: Even in the class struggle?
[Nearing]: Under no circumstances.*
Peace, tolerance, and a sugar topping of hope…
- Tuba Man - now that's a community and a life well lived.
- Rufus Jones - we enjoyed his family's hospitality: church mice, straw mattresses, brass beds and all.
- Scott Nearing - my father visited Scott on his farm to apologize for the ass-backwards ignorance of the U.S. Communist Party.
- Phil Bolger - a brilliant boat designer for the common man, a libertarian, an iconoclast, a good soul.
- Call to action - of many sorts.
- PeaceAbbey - bingo.
- SimpleLiving - fits with Phil Bolger's simple boating too.
- Fairness - attempting truth talking to power.
- PBS - television intended to uplift the polis.
- WoodenBoat Magazine - still pretty, not yet completely a coffee table rag.
- DocSaver's Blog - real doctor science - no fluff, just the facts, ma'am. After reading Barry 'tis hard not to become therapeutic nihilists.
- New England Complex Systems Institute - applying complexity to real problems.
- Santa Fe Institute - a fine theoretical more than practical group.
Check out these other great open-source software sites.
- LinuxMedNews - general open source news
- Alexander Caldwell's tkfp - a GREAT program, but beginning in 2008 these generous nonprofit EMR software efforts have been swamped by a tidal wave of marketing from swarms of EMR snake oil salesmen smelling a profit...
- OpenEMR - an EMR worth looking at and trying to install
- OSCAR - a prominent open source project out of Canada
- Crisnet - one of many small projects listed on this site
- VISTA - still not fully open source and the most difficult install around
- SQL - a great project but too intimidating for normal doctors to install
- FreeMed YIRC - CottageMed has a much more friendly easy interface
- Open Healthcare Group - CottageMed is a much easier install
- FreeMed - was a vibrant early EMR effort
- AccessGP - like many early open source EMR efforts, this has vanished from the web or been absorbed into other efforts
*"The secessions in [Scott Nearing's] life were progressive repudiations of American canons of moral conduct as well as indications of Nearing's perception of the fragmented, segmented, discontinuous nature of American society. [Scott felt that] only in the isolated private sphere provided by homesteading could a radical resistance and constructive challenge to capitalist culture be nurtured...
In his devotion to conscientious self-reliance, Nearing emerged as a twentieth-century colleague of Emerson and Thoreau."
Saltmarsh, "Scott Nearing: the Making of a Homesteader," 1998.