In the animal kingdom there are domesticated variants of species serving human owners (masters) at considerable expense to their naturally endowed sovereignty. Occasionally, some of them slip their masters’ bonds and in varying degrees ‘go back to the wild’, that is, they become ‘feral’ and thereby regain corresponding measures of self-reliance, personal freedom and symbiosis with their environment.
And so it is with people, or at least it can be. What’s more, there are those among us inclined to estimate our benefit-to-cost ratio from the earth’s perspective. We use appropriate technology and scientific reckoning to align our priorities accordingly. To that end, we are willing to experiment with a socioeconomic configuration we call the Feral Reserve:
‘Feral’ as in interdependent actors declining domestication in favor of self-determination, non-aggression and collateral prosperity.
‘Reserve’ as in surplus human-controllable energy available for rejuvenating indigenous ecosystems and local economies.
We believe genuine stewardship ought to be lucrative. The idea is to commoditize the human component of earth’s natural infrastructure by using our time, knowledge, skill and energy to revitalize the sole source of our sustenance. This means we handle our territorial, social and commercial affairs in an order somewhat different from most incumbent institutions of our day.
Planet, People, Profit. Heal the land, heal the man and return the surplus. We believe altering this order of priorities yields diminishing return on our investments of time, skill and energy, radically skewes wealth distribution and fosters a tragic loss of habitat.
Proof of this is abundant and apparent – its about time we displace the incumbent system with one that works. Planet, people, profit, repeat.