Praise from Unreliable Sources

I have been looking of google reviews a lot recently, and Twin Oaks as a community have a very high overall rating on google, 4.7 stars.  There were very few low star reviews, but one of my favorites was only 2 stars and read:

“Yikes, someone didn’t get the memo about Karl Marx. Please don’t visit this unless you’re absolutely dedicated to this.”

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i got this memo

Clearly, the reviewer wishes to warn normal folks away from this potentially dangerous place.  Russia is infamous for propaganda, and one of the most powerful propaganda engines in the world is Russia Today.  I have written somewhat critically, and expert colleagues extremely critically about RT.

And because our egalitarian alternative (no longer an experiment) has many collectivist elements it is often linked to communist propaganda and socialist revolutionary movements.  And it is no surprise the Russia Today has just put out it’s fourth or fifth article on Twin Oaks.  This time linking small scale communism with polyamory.

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As i read this new piece on my home, i was surprised to see so many blog posts of mine quoted and referenced.  Specifically:

In reviewing this article i only found a few mistakes:

  • We get closer to $100 per month (rather than per week)
  • Our three romantic models are not “monogamy, celibacy and free love” (replace free love with consensual non-monogamy or polyamory}.
  • Skinners theory was not principally about promoting a community of constantly-improved scientific lines, but rather a set of rewards and sometimes even punishments designed to modify the behavior of members to a more Utopian standard.
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Sexy sustainability statistics from Twin Oaks

It may well be the case that the current corrupt president was able to rise to power using the theory that “no publicity is bad publicity”.  So recognition of my work by a notorious disinformation engine certainly feels like a mixed blessing.


About paxus

a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

2 responses to “Praise from Unreliable Sources”

  1. jrichmon says :

    I wonder about some of these figures on US averages. With cars, landfill waste, and electricity consumption, would these be per household instead of per capita?

    BTW hi Pax — how are you?

    • paxus says :

      Hey John – You may well be right, i need to do an update as well as a reference check. I am confident we are way under in solid waste and know our car ownership is a tiny fraction of our mainstream counterparts. Electricity i and gas i think we are creeping up on.

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