The End of Cheap Oil and the Rise of the Scythe
Originally posted on You Tube by Kaivido
Quaintly out-dated? A bit antiquated? Well, we might think we can look back fondly on those days of heavy labour and hard graft from the techno-safety of our retrospective armchairs but it’s not so far-fetched to believe that in this age of rising oil prices, food shortages and climate change, we might once again come to rely on pure muscle-power.
Just watch that girl work the land using only one ecological tool and her own body for energy. Forget your petrol-driven mower and your electric strimmer. This may well be the future. Gandhi, with all his natural insight and indeed, foresight, was way ahead of his time . . .
“Its a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands. Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift which is our hands. If the craze for machinery methods continues, it is highly likely that a time will come when we shall be so incapacitated and weak that we shall begin to curse ourselves for having forgotten the use of the living machines given to us by God.” Mahatma Gandhi