Monday, 30 September 2013
"Portuguese Forced To Live In Communes - But Is It Such A Bad Thing?"
"Going Back To Our Roots"
When we stop to look at the world today, all we see is the pain and misery that the model of commercial control has brought to our lives via the bankers.
Is it a world that is fair? Sustainable? Is it a world that most of us even want to live in? Having to pay through the teeth with their paper promissory notes simply to stay alive while they steal and squander our natural resources for themselves, and at the barrel of a gun!
The video below captures the story of Anna, forced from her job and home to live in a commune in a place that most people once abandoned. Is she sliding back down the ladder of life, or is she simply going back to the future?
She looks rather distraught toward the end of the video, no doubt struggling to come to terms with a life without the usual trinkets and personal possessions that commerce brings, but will she get used to it and begin to realise after a little time passes, that she is actually moving forward with her life and humanity?
It would be interesting for Sara Firth to revisit Anna, and to see how she, her family, and the commune have coped in the future.
The decision to resort to austerity has returned to bite the coalition government of Portugal, who've suffered defeat in local elections. The country is likely to see a third consecutive year of recession. And tax hikes and job cuts are forcing people to find new ways to survive, as Sara Firth reports.