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"Ecotopia" & Peaceland
by Joseph Branco


January 12, 2005

Thanks for the information Shelley. I had no idea that my story was similar in any way to whatever it was you were talking about. I wrote that story from my own imagination last week and meant it to be nothing more than a light-hearted jab at the easily arguable positions of the left.

There is a difference between satire and a genuinely bizarre tome such as Callenbach's. My article was written in jest, Callenbach wrote his in a serious consideration of alternate existences.

I would love to debate the merits and flaws of "Ecotopia" but it just isn't funny enough for my time.

I think I have learned something! I believe there is an organic cause to liberalism. It is proximity to salt water. Look at the presidential election map of red and blue states and then broken down by counties. The only "blue" zones in the country are in direct contact with salt water. Even red states have pockets of people living right on the coast that are adversely affected by the salt water phenomenon. What do you think? I am right aren't I?

I agree that whether it is Peaceland or Ecotopia, Shelley - you are free to go at your own will, but you would emigrate not immigrate. I know there is a special tree with an eye out for you. After all we live in environment limited in the ability to sustain the population of the planet since resources aren't renewable right? Oh wait, they are renewable! You probably didn't learn that either. By the way, why in the world are you sitting at a computer? You must be aware of the global destruction imparted as a result of all increases in technology.

Joseph Branco
Ketchikan, AK - USA


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letter Peaceland by Shelley Stallings - Ketchikan, AK - USA


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