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Self Sufficiency NOT Isolationism

November 21, 2012

It is possible that some people will consider the call for Deseret Region self sufficiency to be the same as a call for isolationism; but this is not so. Isolationism would mean cutting off the Deseret Region from the rest of the United States and the world. This is NOT what we advocate.

The Deseret Region advocates self sufficiency. What this means is that we should be able to produce all of our necessities within our own region. Systems and infrastructure need to be instituted so that we can provide all our own food, water, electricity, clothing, and all other necessities. In being able to do this, communities in the Deseret Region will be less susceptible to problems in the rest of the  United States and around the world.

By making the Deseret Region self sufficient we will not have to rely on outside sources for our necessities. Much of our food is harvested in distant places and then transported to us via trucks. If the truck systems break down we will be cut off from our food supply. As we have experienced recently, an increase in gas prices increases the cost of transporting food; the result is an increase in food prices.

Being self sufficient doesn’t mean that goods cannot come from outside the region. In fact importing and exporting goods is healthy for the economy. It also allows us to have access to goods that we don’t have. This is why the Deseret Region does NOT promote isolationism. We are part of this country and it is important that we interact with it. But our existence should not be founded upon imports from outside our region. Such a foundation is very weak and it is only a matter of time before it and our society fails.

We must build up our infrastructure and economy here to provide for our necessities. But it should not be thought that we want to cut ourselves off from the rest of the United States.


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One Comment
  1. looney745 permalink

    Simply superb. Nice post.. 🙂

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