Mission: To build a self-sustaining local community with traditional values
- This vision, "Milkman Localism," aims to create a community that can take care of all basic material needs without outside help.
- Community isn't just a location
- It is a harmonious sense of social cohesion that gives a sense of fulfillment to its members
- The vision promotes sustainability and traditional values over wastefulness and modernity, suggesting a preference for preserving established structures and ways of life.
- The vision also strikes a balance between traditionalism and modern convenience
- Community is good
- Local is better than national which is better than global
- Sustainable is better than wasteful
- Traditional is better than modern
- To prevent nomadism
- Nomadism, caused by social and technological changes like mass immigration, disrupts communities and traditions, so a balanced vision is needed that combines modern conveniences with the spirit of traditionalism.
- To prevent social & technological changes that irreparably disrupt the structures of everyday life and destroy local communities
Idealized Version: Trumpton
- In the idealized community of Trumpton (from a late 1960's British children's show), everyone had a place and accepted their role in society, finding happiness in their assigned tasks and not aspiring for more.
- This vision acknowledges that achieving it may be utopian and never fully achievable, but it shouldn't prevent us from striving for the good.
- What would it take to develop such a community in the 2020's?
What is Required to Achieve the Vision
- Top-down planning
- Social engineering
- State-induced capital controls
- Deliberate retardation of markets and technology
- A recognition that an element of this is "utopian" (never fully achievable)
- These are difficult concepts for the Right to come to terms
- But they combat the Four Freedoms of the EU
- Free movement of goods
- Free movement of capital
- Freedom to establish and provide services
- Free movement of persons
- All of these freedoms promote nomadism and tend to destroy communities
- AA includes some fairly radical prohibitions in this community aimed directly at limiting the 4 freedoms above
- Prohibiting electronic media, subversive and degenerate materials, and machinery that would disrupt the traditions and structure of everyday life or make one more productive
- Similarly businesses would all be locally owned, have a duty to maintain their traditions
- Foreign direct investment prohibited, as are outflows from the shire
- No more than 1 house per person. Renting is prohibited. Usury laws prevent mortgages.
- Own currency: The concept of a fixed money supply and the banning of interest and usury in Trumpton Shire challenges traditional banking practices and raises questions about the feasibility and effectiveness of such a system.
- Growth threatens the rhythms of everyday life - therefore it's banned
- New businesses or services would be assessed by authorities based on their impact on the structures of everyday life.
- Taxation: Flat 10% tax rate for all employees and business owners
- Set percentages on how this money is spent by authorities (33% defence, 16.5% fire service; 16.5% administration; 16.5% police force; 16.5% top brass salaries)
This is simply a rough sketch and would take lots of refinement.