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August 31, 2010 at 4:19 pm #11240
But don’t you agree that having a new frontier would serve as a pressure valve for these type of political dissenters?
Enabling fringe groups to establish sea steading colonies might very well stave off vigilantism, terrorism, and civil war. And this is in the best interest of all Americans.
If Seasteading ever takes off, the fringe is going to be pushing it. Just like the Puritans in England. That is a very good analogy!August 31, 2010 at 4:06 pm #11239
How long was the period between the establishment of the first colonies in the New World, and the establishment of the United States?
Jamestown: Founded in 1607:
USA Established: Declaration of Independence. 1776.
That is well over a hundred years. Now you are expecting to get instant sovereignty on the ocean in less time?
I think we should try to emulate theoriginal colonists. We should move away from the ship paradigm and toward the idea of establishing colonies.
While settlers would have to endure the yoke of Federal tyrrany, like the original English Settlers, the large distances involved would provide for a large degree of self-autonomy.
Furthermore, colonies would also be protected by the laws of the United States, something that in a dangerous world should not be understated.
Patience seasteaders, as the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day!August 26, 2010 at 11:16 pm #11206
Who cares if this is fringe?
The world is falling apart all around us and people are looking for a fresh start. They’re looking to start new lives far away from human civilization.
That’s always been the dream of humans. It is what ultimately led to the creation of the United States.
I believe the first groups to settle will be devout Christians from the United States. There are already several movements encouraging people to live off the grid and separate themselves from mainstream America. (I think one is called Chrisian Exodus) Moving to a remote location is the next logical progression.
We should be forming partnerships with these groups. They would provide much needed capital and investments in the seasteading initiatives.August 7, 2009 at 12:53 am #7309
Help me find more links. If we can fashion successful commercial application of existing infrastructure, then we will have cleared the first step in colonization.