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Left panel (The Earthly Paradise, Garden of Eden), from Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights.
.Utopia (in English /juˈtoʊpiə/) is a name for an ideal community or society, which is taken from Of the Best State of a Republic, and of the New Island Utopia, a book written in 1516 by Sir Thomas More describing a fictional island in the Atlantic Ocean, possessing a seemingly perfect socio-politico-legal system.^ More’s “Utopia” was written in Latin, and is in two parts, of which the second, describing the place ([Greek text]—or Nusquama, as he called it sometimes in his letters—“Nowhere”), was probably written towards the close of 1515; the first part, introductory, early in 1516.

^ Sir Thomas More, son of Sir John More, a justice of the King’s Bench, was born in 1478, in Milk Street, in the city of London.

^ Burnet was drawn to the translation of “Utopia” by the same sense of unreason in high places that caused More to write the book.

[1] .The term has been used to describe both intentional communities that attempted to create an ideal society, and fictional societies portrayed in literature.^ Haz after I used it, Haz is a name I created to spite anyone who attempted to use it and was never my real name.

It has spawned other concepts, most prominently dystopia.
.The word comes from the Greek: οὐ, "not", and τόπος, "place", indicating that More was utilizing the concept as allegory and did not consider such an ideal place to be realistically possible.^ Nor did I say he invented the word ecology, or even the concept” – SBH .

^ The guys that came before us did such a good job on it that we hardly had to touch that center aisle for it come out shining unbeatable.
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^ Nor did I say he invented the word ecology, or even the concept.

The English homophone Eutopia (/juˈtoʊpiə/), derived from the Greek εὖ, "good" or "well", and τόπος, "place", signifies a double meaning.

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Varieties

Utopia is largely based on Plato's Republic.[2] It is a perfect version of Republic wherein the beauties of society reign (eg: equality and a general pacifist attitude), although its citizens are all ready to fight if need be. The evils of society, eg: poverty and misery, are all removed. .It has few laws, no lawyers and rarely sends its citizens to war, but hires mercenaries from among its war-prone neighbors (these mercenaries were deliberately sent into dangerous situations in the hope that the more warlike populations of all surrounding countries will be weeded out, leaving peaceful peoples).^ As far as people complaining and hanging around, that doesn’t happen that often due to the fact that it isn’t really acceptable to dissagree with cArol at all, ever….so people just leave.

^ These trainees came from all over the country, from all walks of life.
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^ Hence more people by far leave then stay.

The society encourages tolerance of all religions. .Some readers have chosen to accept this imaginary society as the realistic blueprint for a working nation, while others have postulated More intended nothing of the sort.^ Numerous books have been written about every other major navy in the world, but nothing as detailed and accurate as Pavlov´s work has been compiled about Soviet/Russian warships.

^ By this means there is always some piece of work or other to be done by them; and, besides their livelihood, they earn somewhat still to the public.

^ Working with others in a global fashion is far more difficult as we all know.

.Some maintain the position that More's Utopia functions only on the level of a satire, a work intended to reveal more about the England of his time than about an idealistic society.^ Here is a forum of former members all stating that what ever benefit they derived from there time within the “social experiment” was more detrimental than anything.

^ If you really are Frog, I spent MUCH MUCH more time being a Zendik than you did so please, seriously, stop defending them.

^ And it seems very unreasonable that, for the prospect of a war, which you need never have but when you please, you should maintain so many idle men, as will always disturb you in time of peace, which is ever to be more considered than war.

.This interpretation is bolstered by the title of the book and nation, and its apparent confusion between the Greek for "no place" and "good place": "Utopia" is a compound of the syllable ou-, meaning "no", and topos, meaning place.^ Burnet was drawn to the translation of “Utopia” by the same sense of unreason in high places that caused More to write the book.

But the homophonic prefix eu-, meaning "good," also resonates in the word, with the implication that the perfectly "good place" is really "no place."
Another version of this concept is found in the Panchaea island, of the "Sacred History" book of Euhemerus, a writer from the 3rd century BC.

Ecology

.Ecological utopias describe new ways in which society should relate to nature.^ August 2, 2008 at 6:35 pm Hegelian Principle Helps Explain How the Powerful Got That Way August 2nd, 2008 12:22 am From: Natural News by Barbara L. Minton .

.They react to a perceived widening gap between the modern Western way of living that destroys nature and the traditional way of living that is thought to be more in harmony with nature.^ If they thought they'd gotten my goat, it would encourage them to do more of the same.
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^ While I lived there, lots of ways to do stuff therapy-wise was thought up, put into trial, adopted or discarded, and the evolution of individuals and the group was palpable.

^ Do they not become more entrenched by always living in fear that Arol is going to decide it is their turn?

According to the Dutch philosopher Marius de Geus, ecological utopias could be sources of inspiration for green political movements.[3]
Ecological utopias or utopias that have important ecological components in them:
In the novelette Rumfuddle (1973), Jack Vance presents a novel twist on the ecological utopia. His hero invents paratime travel and becomes effectively the ruler of earth by giving everyone their own alternate-earth wilderness worlds as vacation retreats/suburbs without neighbors. However, he requires them to work during the week cleaning up the original Earth and restoring its pristineness. A typical job is driving a bulldozer that shoves the detritus of industrial civilization through a portal into the oceans of a paratime garbage world.

Economics

Economic utopias are based on economics. Most intentional communities attempting to create an economic utopia were formed in response to the harsh economic conditions of the 19th century.
.Particularly in the early nineteenth century, several utopian ideas arose, often in response to the social disruption created by the development of commercialism and capitalism.^ Zendik is an experiment to develop an artistic social culture with technology that ends that way of being, and create a way to live based on deeper ideals.

.These are often grouped in a greater "utopian socialist" movement, due to their shared characteristics: an egalitarian distribution of goods, frequently with the total abolition of money, and citizens only doing work which they enjoy and which is for the common good, leaving them with ample time for the cultivation of the arts and sciences.^ My log only keeps the last 500 hits so I’ll have to check it next time they drop by.

^ They are a cult controlled labor force bent on aquiring as much $ as possible to support only long time members…Namely the founders kin.

^ Besides if people do not like it they can leave at any time, as you did.

One classic example of such a utopia was Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward. Another socialist utopia is William Morris' News from Nowhere, written partially in response to the top-down (bureaucratic) nature of Bellamy's utopia, which Morris criticized. However, as the socialist movement developed it moved away from utopianism; Marx in particular became a harsh critic of earlier socialism he described as utopian. (For more information see the History of Socialism article.) .Also consider Eric Frank Russell's book The Great Explosion (1963) whose last section details an economic and social utopia.^ Illustrated with more than 200 photographs and detailed drawings, this book tells the story of the great battleship through interviews with the veterans who fought her.

^ A great book for the model builder showing many great details of this preserved WW2 configured Gato class submarine.

^ This book goes into great detail on the dazzle camouflage applied to Fleet and Light Carriers.

This forms the first mention of the idea of Local Exchange Trading Systems (LETS).
Utopias have also been imagined by the opposite side of the political spectrum. For example, Robert A. Heinlein's The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress portrays an individualistic and libertarian utopia. Capitalist utopias of this sort are generally based on free market economies, in which the presupposition is that private enterprise and personal initiative without an institution of coercion, government, provides the greatest opportunity for achievement and progress of both the individual and society as a whole.
.Another view that capitalist utopias do not address is the issue of market failure, any more than socialist utopias address the issue of planning failure.^ Amply illustrated with more than 64 b/w and 11 color photos showing overall and detail aspects, general appearance, camouflage, b/w detail drawings, plan and profile views; 72 pages.

^ Attempts at fixing the problems involve the creation of ever more social programs, and fail to address the issue of children’s failure to learn.

^ Amply illustrated with more than 90 b/w photos of the ships throughout their service lives showing overall and detail aspects plus b/w detail drawings, plan and profile views.

Thus a blend of socialism and capitalism is seen by some as the type of economy in a utopia. .For example, one such idea is to have small, community-owned enterprises working under a market-based model of economy.^ The idea is inspired by feelings I have for another artist who is to some degree known and publishes records under a label called One Little Indian.

^ It’s just one idea of how the universe works, and not a very sound one.

Such a model of market-based Communism itself was in theory supposed to create a "classless utopia", but no communist state has ever reached that point.
.During the late-nineteenth century, many economic utopias sprang up around the United States in response to various political conservative movements.^ Search “history of environmentalism”, and you’ll find that the movement traces back to the Industrial Revolution (which began in the late 18th century), as a response to the horrific pollution being produced at that time.

^ In analyzing the active and often tragic careers of these ships, Stephen McLaughlin reassesses many of the myths and misconceptions that have grown up around Russian ships and the Russian Navy.

They were largely dubbed communes.

Politics & history

.A global utopia of world peace is often seen as one of the possible endings of history.^ A vehicle that was meant to inspire the world with the possibilities of a new culture and a new way of doing things changed into one of the most self involved aspects of the farm.

.Within the localized political structures or spheres it presents, "polyculturalism" is the model-based adaptation of possible interactions between different cultures and identities in accordance with the principles of participatory society.^ I think regardless of what you feel about the present political situation murder has been taboo for a long long time in most cultures.

^ Are these the actions you speak of that are going to lead to that new glorious culture that is being built on different principles than all those that have come before?

^ Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers.

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.The Soviet writer Ivan Efremov produced during the "Thaw" period the science-fiction utopia Andromeda (1957) in which a united humanity communicates with a galaxy-wide Great Circle and develops its technology and culture within a social framework characterized by vigorous competition between alternative philosophies.^ Zendik is an experiment to develop an artistic social culture with technology that ends that way of being, and create a way to live based on deeper ideals.

Religious utopia

New Harmony, a utopian attempt; depicted as proposed by Robert Owen
.Religious utopias are based on religious ideals, and are to date those most commonly found in human society.^ Most people don’t decide to save humanity or fix society, they just struggle to make their own life as good as it can be.

Their members are usually required to follow and believe in the particular religious tradition that established the utopia. .Some permit non-believers or non-adherents to take up residence within them; others (such as the Community at Qumran) do not.^ If a civilian or a ‘terrorist’ wants to defend themselves or fuck someone up to effect some change they believe in, well that is unacceptable; that is ‘violence’ and horrible.

^ Please God, take pity on this non-believer and may nobody think this mongoloid with an 88IQ, is me, merely because he uses my pen-name.

^ August 11, 2008 at 12:49 pm “My answer is Zendik Communalism, a communal society in which we take care of each other.

The Islamic, Jewish, and Christian ideas of the Garden of Eden and Heaven may be interpreted as forms of utopianism, especially in their folk-religious forms. Such religious utopias are often described as "gardens of delight", implying an existence free from worry in a state of bliss or enlightenment. They postulate freedom from sin, pain, poverty, and death, and often assume communion with beings such as angels or the houri. In a similar sense the Hindu concept of Moksha and the Buddhist concept of Nirvana may be thought of as a kind of utopia. In Hinduism or Buddhism, however, utopia is not a place but a state of mind. A belief that if we are able to practice meditation without continuous stream of thoughts, we are able to reach enlightenment. This enlightenment promises exit from the cycle of life and death, relating back to the concept of utopia.
.However, the usual idea of Utopia, which is normally created by human effort, is more clearly evident in the use of these ideas as the bases for religious utopias, as members attempt to establish/reestablish on Earth a society which reflects the virtues and values they believe have been lost or which await them in the Afterlife.^ Using the radio occultation technique, these satellites will interact with GPS satellites and Earth systems to gather data on our planets atmosphere.
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^ They don’t even use sentences, these chimps merely throw words into a blender.

^ The reason I did this is that "long" is the kind of generic name I might use again later on somewhere else, so it's a good idea to specify it more clearly.
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.In the United States and Europe during the Second Great Awakening of the nineteenth century and thereafter, many radical religious groups formed utopian societies in which all aspects of people's lives could be governed by their faith.^ I do live in a completely different state and do have a government job.

^ Even at minimum wage I could afford to rent a room with seven other people and eat all organic food and pay my bills.

^ It’s interesting that the stuff they sell is all about changing society and getting rid of money, which apparently intrigues people enough to support them.

Among the best-known of these utopian societies were the Shakers, which originated in England in the 18th century but moved to America shortly afterward. A number of religious utopian societies from Europe came to the United States from the 18th century throughout the 19th century, including the Society of the Woman in the Wilderness (led by Johannes Kelpius), the Ephrata Cloister, and the Harmony Society, among others. .The Harmony Society was a Christian theosophy and pietist group founded in Iptingen, Germany, in 1785. Due to religious persecution by the Lutheran Church and the government in Württemberg,[5] the society moved to the United States on October 7, 1803, settled in Pennsylvania, and on February 15, 1805, they, together with about 400 followers, formally organized the Harmony Society, placing all their goods in common.^ You know, openly and unapologetically stating that you don’t believe in the laws of American society and don’t feel compelled to follow the mandates of the justice system isn’t a good way to prove that you are a responsible, functioning adult.

^ October 8, 2008 at 2:11 pm Here’s to all the religious retards out there who think they know cock about zendik.

^ These were the most powerful battleships built by the United States and some say the most handsome of all battleships.

.The group lasted until 1905, making it one of the longest-running financially successful communes in American history.^ History of the numerically largest destroyer class and one of the most successful ever built for the US Navy.

.The Oneida Community, founded by John Humphrey Noyes in Oneida, New York, was a utopian religious commune that lasted from 1848 to 1881. Although this utopian experiment is better known today for its manufacture of Oneida silverware, it was one of the longest-running communes in American history.^ Here’s how that works: For six years I believed, as you do, that Zendik was a legitimate experiment focused on creating a new culture and a better world.

^ Saint John's University, Jamaica New York .
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The Amana Colonies were communal settlements in Iowa, started by radical German pietists, which lasted from 1855 to 1932. The Amana Corporation, manufacturer of refrigerators and household appliances, was originally started by the group. .Other examples are Fountain Grove, Riker's Holy City and other Californian utopian colonies between 1855 and 1955 (Hine), as well as Sointula[6] in British Columbia, Canada.^ The Office of Naval Intelligence published a library of manuals that covered our own Navy as well as British, French, Soviet, Japanese and German Navies, among others.

Lastly, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is well known for establishing long lasting and tightly knit communities. In 1989, Peter Drucker, a world renowned authority on business, non-profit, and government organization and management declared that "the Mormons are the only utopia that has ever worked."[7] Mormon-built communities were key contributors to the settlement of the Western United States in the 1800's (occasionally referred to as the "Mormon Corridor"). .Early Mormon pioneers frequently were able to turn physically inhospitable land into thriving communities which rivalled the chief economic centers of their day.^ Description: This module presents an overview of how satellite data are turned into the satellite products used by operational forecasters and the research and educational communities, etc.
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^ I say that Capitalism & Communism have failed, that they’ve placed the interests of Man—abstracted into and symbolized by commerce—placed the Economic interests of Man over the Wholistic Plan of Nature.

.Examples include Kirtland, Ohio; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Salt Lake City, Utah.^ Salt Lake City .
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In modern times, the Church maintains a unique volunteerism ethic and structure which continues to flourish.

Science and technology

Utopian flying machines, France, 1890-1900 (chromolithograph trading card).
.Scientific and technological utopias are set in the future, when it is believed that advanced science and technology will allow utopian living standards; for example, the absence of death and suffering; changes in human nature and the human condition.^ The setup was artificial, but it resembled a scientific experiment -- take away all class distinctions; and, in a limited, controlled environment, examine human nature.
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^ In the words of the translator, Yoshida’s "ultimate concern is less bombs and bullets than human nature, less death than life."

.Technology has affected the way humans have lived to such an extent that normal functions, like sleep, eating or even reproduction, have been replaced by artificial means.^ It seems that if you used to live on the farm, you had a reason for leaving…humans tend not to leave a living situation unless it is dangerous or unpleasurable in some way…..So, what was your reason for leaving?

^ By the way, Arol, just because Zoe has the technology to get your cow on its deathbed voice somewhat on pitch doesn’t mean you are actually singing in a scale.

^ Zendik is an experiment to develop an artistic social culture with technology that ends that way of being, and create a way to live based on deeper ideals.

.Other examples include a society where humans have struck a balance with technology and it is merely used to enhance the human living condition (e.g.^ In the above example I just hid it from people with IE6, but any other styles could have been used there just for that rebel, IE6.
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^ The first case example shows how AMSU microwave data can be used to supplement other datasets to improve precipitation forecasts.
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^ The latter includes those ships sunk during the war and converted/reclassified to other uses.

Star Trek). .In place of the static perfection of a utopia, libertarian transhumanists envision an "extropia", an open, evolving society allowing individuals and voluntary groupings to form the institutions and social forms they prefer.^ My criticism is that they are cruel to their members, to the point where the members aren’t allowed to think for themselves or correctly discern what is best for them as individuals.

^ Lots of anti-social dangerous groups and individuals are capable of that.

Buckminster Fuller presented a theoretical basis for technological utopianism and set out to develop a variety of technologies ranging from maps to designs for cars and houses which might lead to the development of such a utopia.
One notable example of a technological and libertarian socialist utopia is Scottish author Iain Banks' Culture.
.Opposing this optimism is the prediction that advanced science and technology will, through deliberate misuse or accident, cause environmental damage or even humanity's extinction.^ Even after I did psychic surgery on him through the realm.His lack of intrest in our cause shows he is just another corrupt politician.

Critics, such as Jacques Ellul and Timothy Mitchell advocate precautions against the premature embrace of new technologies, raising questions on responsibility and freedom brought by division of labour. Authors such as John Zerzan and Derrick Jensen consider that modern technology is progressively depriving humans of their autonomy, and advocate the collapse of the industrial civilization, in favor of small-scale organization, as a necessary path to avoid the threat of technology on human freedom and sustainability.
.There are a number of examples of techno-dystopias portrayed in mainstream culture, such as the classics Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four, which have explored some of these topics.^ The invigilation portrayed in that movie and surrounding the phenomena it was recounting, reminds me of that particular Zendik conceit: There can be no privacy in an honest culture.

^ (I think there’s some evil script at work that automatically transforms certain combinations of numbers and parentheses into emoticons.

^ Culture update: RENT or BUY, “The New World” written and directed by Terence Malick.

Feminism

Utopias have been used to explore the ramification of gender being either a societal construct, or a hard-wired imperative.[8] In Mary Gentle's Golden Witchbreed, gender is not chosen until maturity, and gender has no bearing on social roles. In contrast, Doris Lessing's The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five (1980) suggests that men's and women's values are inherent to the sexes and cannot be changed, making a compromise between them essential. In My Own Utopia (1961) by Elizabeth Mann Borghese, gender exists but is dependant upon age rather than sex — genderless children mature into women, some of whom eventually become men.[8]
.Utopic single-gender worlds or single-sex societies have long been one of the primary ways to explore implications of gender and gender-differences.^ A vehicle that was meant to inspire the world with the possibilities of a new culture and a new way of doing things changed into one of the most self involved aspects of the farm.

[9] .In speculative fiction, female-only worlds have been imagined to come about by the action of disease that wipes out men, along with the development of technological or mystical method that allow female parthenogenic reproduction.^ About Step 5, I think you only have to copy the blank.gif file that comes in the iepngfix.zip to your folder, at this time I don’t know what is the folder (styles may be) you have to put it on, I’ll post again when find out.
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^ Kids these days are total retards about giving credit where credit’s due (like they have been since the 60’s), so I expect nothing to come out of it anyways.

The resulting society is often shown to be utopian by feminist writers. Many influential feminist utopias of this sort were written in the 1970s;[9][10][11] the most often studied examples include Joanna Russ's The Female Man and Suzy McKee Charnas's Walk to the End of the World and Motherlines.[11] .Utopias imagined by male authors have generally included equality between sexes, rather than separation.^ Lisa Butler while in prison, brokers deal between her own soul and the Devil for distribution rights to “I’d rather reign in Hell than serve in Heaven” slogan.

[12] Such worlds have been portrayed most often by lesbian or feminist authors; their use of female-only worlds allows the exploration of female independence and freedom from patriarchy. The societies may not necessarily be lesbian, or sexual at all — a famous early sexless example being Herland (1915) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.[10] .Charlene Ball writes in Women's studies encyclopedia that use of speculative fiction to explore gender roles in future societies has been more common in the United States compared to Europe and elsewhere.^ OSTM is a collaboration between EUMETSAT and CNES (Europe) and NOAA and NASA (United States).
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Utopianism

Utopianism refers to various social and political movements.
.In many cultures, societies, religions, and cosmogonies, there is some myth or memory of a distant past when humankind lived in a primitive and simple state, but at the same time one of perfect happiness and fulfillment.^ Here is a forum of former members all stating that what ever benefit they derived from there time within the “social experiment” was more detrimental than anything.

^ I’m not at liberty to disclose which ex-Zendiks have lived there within the past six months.

^ All that noise coming from your handle is at least very similar to the noise that has come from the direction of Jyre’s head at some point in my past memory.

.In those days, the various myths tell us, there was an instinctive harmony between man and nature.^ As for pursuing truth: There’s no difference between “really pursuing truth,” and “pursuing truth as I see it.” Those things are one and the same.

^ There’s no difference between those monsters who backed Hitler and their contemporary counterparts.

^ Thank you from those of us like me who knew and used plain old html back in the day but never got out of using tags.
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Men's needs were few and their desires limited. Both were easily satisfied by the abundance provided by nature. Accordingly, there were no motives whatsoever for war or oppression. Nor was there any need for hard and painful work. Humans were simple and pious, and felt themselves close to the gods. .According to one anthropological theory, hunter-gathers were the original affluent society.^ Under Hegel’s theory, one type of government or society (Thesis) would give rise to another that was the opposite of this type of government or society (Antithesis).

.These mythical or religious archetypes are inscribed in all the cultures and resurge with special vitality when people are in difficult and critical times.^ The glossolalia spouting Holy Roller is YOU all up in your mouth at this time waste dump here while the intelligent people return to the subject.

^ Are these the actions you speak of that are going to lead to that new glorious culture that is being built on different principles than all those that have come before?

^ AI sim shit that was supposed to serve the purpose of giving people a lead but the timing was off so it all just turned into stale booze.

.However, the projection of the myth does not take place towards the remote past, but either towards the future or towards distant and fictional places, imagining that at some time of the future, at some point of the space or beyond the death must exist the possibility of living happily.^ Stop living in the past and let the future exist.

^ You can't imagine what this place does to a guy.
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^ All that noise coming from your handle is at least very similar to the noise that has come from the direction of Jyre’s head at some point in my past memory.

These myths of the earliest stage of humankind have been referred to by various religions:
The Golden Age by Lucas Cranach the Elder.
.Golden Age The Greek poet Hesiod, around the 8th century BC, in his compilation of the mythological tradition (the poem Works and Days), explained that, prior to the present era, there were other four progressively more perfect ones, the oldest of which was the Golden age.^ Now there is just one more section to our page: the footer!
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^ Keep strokin it until I have my own computer in a few more days then we’ll see which one one of us is really the one with time to waste here.

^ Working with others in a global fashion is far more difficult as we all know.

Plutarch, the Greek historian and biographer of the 1st century, dealt with the blissful and mythic past of the humanity.
Arcadia, e.g. in Sir Philip Sidney's prose romance The Old Arcadia (1580). Originally a region in the Peloponnesus, Arcadia became a synonym for any rural area that serves as a pastoral setting, as a locus amoenus ("delightful place"):
The Biblical Garden of Eden The Biblical Garden of Eden as depicted in Genesis 2 (Authorized Version of 1611):
."And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.^ And god forbid she puts him to bed with a lullaby!The biggist sin we commuted living there was selling that music.

.And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.^ And everyone around you acts like she’s god, acts as if every barb she pulls out of the grab bag is a flash of divine insight, or prophecy.

^ She says this thing like “Evil never wins and good always comes out in the end”.

[...]
.
And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
^ And god forbid she puts him to bed with a lullaby!The biggist sin we commuted living there was selling that music.

.And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.^ She says this thing like “Evil never wins and good always comes out in the end”.

[...]
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And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; [...] And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man."
^ Wulf only needs you to try– hey, look I took one of his rib-bones for some damn reason, don’t tell Arol”.

^ More than one person has said that they thought a certain zendik could show up in there town and do them harm for what they have written.

^ When something needed to be done, he took it upon himself to make the decisions that had to be made.
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The Land of Cokaygne The Land of Cokaygne [also spelled Cockaygne or Cockaigne] (in the German tradition referred to as "Schlaraffenland"de:Schlaraffenland) has been aptly called the "poor man's heaven", being a popular fantasy of pure hedonism and thus a foil for the innocent and instinctively virtuous life that is depicted in all the other accounts mentioned above. Cockaygne is a land of extravagance and excess rather than simplicity and piety. .There is freedom from work, and every material thing is free and available.^ If I had the freedom to do my own work I would!” The warden shakes his head in signature insouciance, “We’d like to believe him, but even when he was free he did this kind of shit.

^ That was one of things about basic -- as Delaney said, they made you surrender body and soul, every parcel of your dignity and freedom.
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Cooked larks fly straight into one's mouth; the rivers run with wine; sexual promiscuity is the norm; and there is a fountain of youth which keeps everyone young and active.
There is a medieval poem (c. 1315) written in rhyming couplets which is entitled "The Land of Cokaygne":
"Far in the sea, to the west of Spain,
Is a country called Cokaygne.
There's no land not anywhere,
In goods or riches to compare.
Though Paradise be merry and bright
Cokaygne is of far fairer sight...."

Finding utopia

.These myths also express some hope that the idyllic state of affairs they describe is not irretrievably and irrevocably lost to mankind, that it can be regained in some way or other.^ Some believed they were brainwashed, other coersed, however there is a consistant trend here of placing the blame where it belongs.

^ ANYTHING when most can not find a way to get what ever point they are trying to make across by using anything other than logic, reasoning, and the truth (whatever that may be.

^ Some of these people left because the old ways where dieing and they couldn’t handle the loss of supposed rank in the hierarchy of the old ways.

.One way would be to look for the "earthly paradise"—a place like Shangri-La, hidden in the Tibetan mountains and described by James Hilton in his Utopian novel Lost Horizon (1933).^ Look, they are just dishonest little gang leaders and should be given the same respect one gives a Cobra or Jesse James.

^ It looked like Raven posted way earlier, but due to the weirdness on this blog I’m not sure if it was her or not.

^ Lastly, no place is perfect, but the ubiquitous invigilation at Zendik makes it less likely one can exert any autonomy in their daily lives.

Such paradise on earth must be somewhere if only man were able to find it. Christopher Columbus followed directly in this tradition in his belief that he had found the Garden of Eden when, towards the end of the 15th century, he first encountered the New World and its indigenous inhabitants.
Another way of regaining the lost paradise (or Paradise Lost, as 17th century English poet John Milton calls it) would be to wait for the future, for the return of the Golden Age. .According to Christian theology, the Fall from Paradise, caused by Man alone when he disobeyed God ("but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it"), has resulted in the wickedness of character that all human beings have been born with since (original sin).^ I can reverse anything that has ever been accomplished for the good and well being of humanity.

In a scientific approach to finding utopia, the Global Scenario Group, an international group of scientists founded by Paul Raskin, used scenario analysis and backcasting to map out a path to an environmentally sustainable and socially equitable future. Its findings suggest that a global citizens' movement is necessary to steer political, economic, and corporate entities toward this new sustainability paradigm.

Examples

  • Plato's Republic (400BC) was, at least on one level, a description of a political utopia ruled by an elite of philosopher kings, conceived by Plato. (Compare to his Laws, discussing laws for a real city.)
  • The City of God (written 413–426 AD) by Augustine of Hippo, describes an ideal city, the "eternal" Jerusalem, the archetype of all Christian utopias.
  • Opinions of the residents of a splendid city (c. 900) by Al-Farabi describes an ideal utopian society.[13]
  • .
  • Utopia (1516) by Thomas More a Gutenberg text of the book
  • Reipublicae Christianopolitanae descriptio (Beschreibung des Staates Christenstadt) (1619) by Johann Valentin Andreæ, describes a Christian utopia inhabited by a community of scholar-artisans and run as a democracy.
  • The City of the Sun (1623) by Tommaso Campanella depicts a theocratic and egalitarian society.
  • The New Atlantis (1627) by Francis Bacon.
  • Zwaanendael Colony (1631) by Pieter Corneliszoon Plockhoy in Delaware.
  • Erewhon (1872) and Erewhon Revisited (1901), by Samuel Butler, constitute a satiric romp through a hidden utopia (with dystopian elements) in the mountains of New Zealand.
  • News from Nowhere by William Morris (1892), Shows "Nowhere", a place without politics, a future society based on common ownership and democratic control of the means of production.^ Wulf and Arol Zendik decided to forge a new culture, based on ideals more far reaching than the US constitution because it includes the personal relationships of the people, not just the political and human rights.

    ^ I would also suggest if it is possible to maintain a close amount of communication with your family and friends as you go through this process of looking for a new home.

    [14]
  • Gloriana, or the Revolution of 1900 (1890) by Lady Florence Dixie. The female protagonist poses as a man, Hector l'Estrange, is elected to the House of Commons, and wins women the vote. The book ends in the year 1999, with a description of a prosperous and peaceful Britain governed by women.[15]
  • H. G. Wells's A Modern Utopia (1905) is half fiction and half philosophical debate.
  • Islandia (1942), by Austin Tappan Wright, an imaginary island in the Southern Hemisphere, a utopia containing many Arcadian elements, including a policy of isolation from the outside world and a rejection of industrialism. .(In a sequel by Mark Saxton (The Islar, 1969), the Islandians develop a modern air force to fend off hostile communist-allied neighbors, and debate whether to join the UN.)
  • Big Planet (1957), by Jack Vance, depicts a world in which attempts by utopian misfits to set up new societies have gone haywire after many revert to savagery and violence.^ I can’t force people to download a “better” browser when my audience consists of folks who can get on the Web but aren’t savvy enough to download and set up a new browser.
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    ^ MANY of the people who have gone to the farm were screwed up to begin with.

    But one city, Kirstendale, sets up a successful order in which citizens constantly shift their status, titles and duties (from servant to aristocrat and back again) according to an elaborate schedule.
  • Island (1962) by Aldous Huxley follows the story of Will Farnaby, a cynical journalist, who shipwrecks on the fictional island of Pala and experiences their unique culture and traditions which create a utopian society.
  • Ecotopia: The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston (1975) by Ernest Callenbach, ecological utopia in which the Pacific Northwest has seceded from the union to set up a new society.
  • Woman on the Edge of Time (1976) by Marge Piercy, the story of a middle-aged Hispanic woman who has visions of two alternative futures, one utopian and the other dystopian.
  • The Probability Broach (1980), by L. Neil Smith, presents both utopian and dystopian views of present day North America, through alternative outcomes of the American War for Independence.
  • Always Coming Home (1985), by Ursula K. Le Guin, a combination of fiction and fictional anthropology about a society in California in the distant future.

Related terms

See also

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2130
  2. ^ More, Travis; George M. Logan (1989). Utopia. Cambridge University Press
  3. ^ Geus, Marius de (1996). Ecologische utopieën- Ecotopia's en het milieudebat. Uitgeverij Jan van Arkel.
  4. ^ Spannos, Chris (2008-07-05). "What is Real Utopia?". Z Magazine. Z Communications. http://www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/18100. Retrieved 2008-09-01. 
  5. ^ Robert Paul Sutton, Communal Utopias and the American Experience: Religious Communities (2003) p. 38
  6. ^ Teuvo Peltoniemi (1984). "Finnish Utopian Settlements in North America". sosiomedia.fi. http://www.sosiomedia.fi/utopia/na_settlements.pdf. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  7. ^ Mark W. Cannon (2010). "The Mormons are the only utopia that ever worked". Deseret News. http://www.mormontimes.com/mormon_voices/reader_voices/?id=12741. Retrieved 2010-1-13. 
  8. ^ a b c Tierney, Helen (1999). Women's studies encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 1442. ISBN 9780313310737. 
  9. ^ a b Attebery, p. 13.
  10. ^ a b Gaétan Brulotte & John Phillips,Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature', "Science Fiction and Fantasy", p.1189, CRC Press, 2006, ISBN 1-57958-441-1
  11. ^ a b Martha A. Bartter, The Utopian Fantastic, "Momutes", Robin Anne Reid, p.101 ISBN 0-313-31635-X
  12. ^ Martha A. Bartter, The Utopian Fantastic, "Momutes", Robin Anne Reid, p.102 ISBN
  13. ^ Achmed A. W. Khammas, Science Fiction in Arabic Literature
  14. ^ Morris, William (2006) [1903]. The Earthly Paradise. Obscure Press. ISBN 1846645239. 
  15. ^ Gates, Barbara T. (ed.), In Nature's Name: An Anthology of Women's Writing and Illustration, 1780-1930 University of Chicago Press, 2002

References

  • Kumar, Krishan (1991) Utopianism (Milton Keynes: Open University Press) ISBN 0-335-15361-5
  • Manuel, Frank & Manuel, Fritzie (1979) Utopian Thought in the Western World (Oxford: Blackwell) ISBN 0-674-93185-8
  • Hine, Robert V. (1983) California's Utopian Colonies (University of California Press) ISBN 0-520-04885-7
  • Kumar, K (1987) Utopia and Anti-utopia in Modern Times (Oxford: Blackwell) ISBN 0-631-16714-5
  • Shadurski, Maxim I. (2007) Literary Utopias from More to Huxley: The Issues of Genre Poetics and Semiosphere. Finding an Island (Moscow: URSS) ISBN 978-5-382-00362-7

External links

Wikisource-logo.svg "Utopia" in the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia.
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  • The Utopian - Magazine about contemporary politics, art and culture that takes from utopian thought a spirit of free inquiry and open-mindedness
  • Utopia - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, 2001
  • Society for Utopian Studies - an international, interdisciplinary association devoted to the study of utopianism, with a particular emphasis on literary and experimental utopias.
  • History of 15 Finnish utopian settlements in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe.
  • Towards Another Utopia of The City Institute of Urban Design, Bremen, Germany
  • Utopias - a learning resource from the British Library
  • Utopia and Utopianism - an academic journal
  • Utopia of the GOOD An essay on Utopias and their nature.
  • Review of Ehud Ben ZVI, Ed.^ I would be happy to review any essays with an open mind if you would care to post them in thier entirity and not just a quote here or thier.

    ^ But it really sucks that they try to “recruit” (their term and if you don’t know them well enough to know that they have meetings about “recruiting” then you don’t know them as well as I do) kids by telling them that they will learn to free themselves, and do great art.

    ^ PHOTOtuts would be a neat resource for amateur photogs to learn about shooting low level lighting, long exposures, nature, macro, HDR, telephoto shooting, action shots, etc, etc.
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    (2006). Utopia and Dystopia in Prophetic Literature. Helsinki: The Finish Exegetical Society. A collection of articles on the issue of utopia and dystopia.

Source material

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From Wikisource

Utopia
by Thomas More
First published in 1515. Reprinted from the Cassell & Company edition, 1901.

Attached texts

  • Letter of Peter Giles to Busleyden, included in 1516 edition by Thierry Martin
  • Letter of Ioannes Paludanus Cassiletensis to Peter Giles, included in 1516 edition by Thierry Martin

Contents

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1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

UTOPIA, an ideal commonwealth, or an imaginary country whose inhabitants are supposed to exist under the most perfect conditions possible. Hence the terms Utopia and Utopian are also used to denote any visionary scheme of reform or social theory, especially those which fail to recognize defects inherent in human nature. .The word first occurs in Sir Thomas More's Utopia, which was originally published in Latin under the title De Optimo Reipublicae Statu, deque Nova Insula Utopia (Louvain, 1516).^ Sir Thomas More, son of Sir John More, a justice of the King’s Bench, was born in 1478, in Milk Street, in the city of London.

^ The book was first printed at Louvain, late in 1516, under the editorship of Erasmus, Peter Giles, and other of More’s friends in Flanders.

^ Cardinal Morton—of talk at whose table there are recollections in “Utopia”—delighted in the quick wit of young Thomas More.

It was compounded by More (q.v.) from the .Greek ob, not, and 7-inros, a place, meaning therefore a place which has no real existence, an imaginary country.^ Nothing strang here.No one need to watch us anymore, I mean ever really.

.The idea of a Utopia is, even in literature, far older than More's romance; it appears in the Timaeus of Plato and is fully developed in his Republic. The idealized description of Sparta in Plutarch's life of Lycurgus belongs to the same class of literary Utopias, though it professes to be historical.^ The eighteen submarines of the Ohio class replaced aging fleet ballistic missile submarines built in the 1960s and are far more capable.

^ This thread has been far more entertaining than anything I’ve seen on the www in awhile, especially those el diablo posts.

^ Liberty is far more important than security to any true artist; any feral animal.

.A similar idea also occurs in legends of world-wide currency, the best known of these being the Greek, and the medieval Norse, Celtic and Arab legends which describe an earthly Paradise in the Western or Atlantic Ocean (see Atlantis).^ These and 13 other features differenciate MUST University from the rest of other online universities world-wide.
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^ Thus have I described to you, as particularly as I could, the Constitution of that commonwealth, which I do not only think the best in the world, but indeed the only commonwealth that truly deserves that name.

^ BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD”- SOMEONE WHO WENT INTO THE FUTURE TO STEAL HIS IDEAS FROM WULF .

Few of these survived after the exploration of the Atlantic by Columbus, Vasco da Gama and others in the 15th century; but in literature More's Utopia set a new fashion. An ideal state of society is described in the writings of Hobbes, Sir Robert Filmer and J. J. Rousseau. .In Bacon's New Atlantis (1624-29) science is the key to universal happiness; Tommaso Campanella's Civitas Solis (1623) portrays a communistic society, and is largely inspired by the Republic of Plato; James Harrington's Oceana (1656), which had a profound influence upon political thought in America, is a practical treatise rather than a romance, and is founded on the ideas that property, especially in land, is the basis of political power, and that the executive should only be controlled for a short period by the same man or men.^ It seems a bit sacrilegious in hindsight, but I really loved the idea of a new stadium, especially a domed one.
  • Metropolitan Stadium: Patchwork Glory (By Rick Prescott) 2 February 2010 17:21 UTC oldmetstadium.com [Source type: General]

^ They look upon freedom from pain, if it does not rise from perfect health, to be a state of stupidity rather than of pleasure.

^ Living on the property of Zendik Land is like subjecting yourself to Organic Thought Cropping.

Bernard de Mandeville's Fable of the Bees is unique in that it describes the downfall of an ideal commonwealth. .Other Utopias are the "Voyage en Salente" in Fenelon's Telemaque (1699); Etienne Cabet's Voyage en Icarie (1840); Bulwer Lytton's The Coming Race (1871); Samuel Butler's Erewhon (1872) and Erewhon Revisited (1901); Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888); William Morris's News from Nowhere (1890); H. G. Wells's Anticipations (1901), A Modern Utopia (1905) and New Worlds for Old (1908).^ The Zendik philosophy is a New Age-Old World mishmash: “Law of Attraction” meets fire & brimstone meets John Calvin on acid.

.Many Utopias, such as the Fable of the Bees and Erewhon, are designed to satirize existing social conditions as well as to depict a more perfect civilization.^ Well after more than a year I concluded what kind of fucked up social experiment does that to people.

There are separate articles on all the authors mentioned above. A large number of the more recent Utopias have been inspired by socialistic or communistic ideals; among these may be mentioned Freiland, ein soziales Zukunftsbild (1890) and Reise nach Freiland (1893), by the Austrian political economist Theodor Hertzka (b. Budapest, 1845), which portray an imaginary communistic colony in Central Africa.


Wiktionary

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Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also utopia

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English

Etymology

.The name of a fictional island, possessing a seemingly perfect socio-politico-legal system in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More.^ Sir Thomas More, son of Sir John More, a justice of the King’s Bench, was born in 1478, in Milk Street, in the city of London.

^ Burnet was drawn to the translation of “Utopia” by the same sense of unreason in high places that caused More to write the book.

^ The book was first printed at Louvain, late in 1516, under the editorship of Erasmus, Peter Giles, and other of More’s friends in Flanders.

Coined from Ancient Greek οὐ (ou), not, no) + τόπος (topos), place, region).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /juˈtəʊpɪə/
  • (US) IPA: /juˈtoʊpiə/

Proper noun

Singular
Utopia
Plural
-
Utopia
  1. The satirical treatise on government by Sir Thomas More, from which the term utopia was coined.

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Visions of a Utopia: A design for the New Harmony commune in Indiana

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Gaming

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Utopia

Developer(s) Mattel
Publisher(s) Mattel
Release date Intellivision:
1981 (NA)
Genre Real-time strategy
Mode(s) Single player
Versus
Age rating(s) N/A
Intellivision
Platform(s) Intellivision
Input Intellivision Controller
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

Utopia is a game released for the Intellivision. The game is considered to be the first Real-time strategy game.

Gameplay

.You and another player are in charge of building up your own personal kingdoms.^ But you can find your own way.
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^ The glossolalia spouting Holy Roller is YOU all up in your mouth at this time waste dump here while the intelligent people return to the subject.

^ Good for you, stupid person, who rouses and intimidates no one with your threat of blowing your own face off with your lmnop57 or whatever the fuck you call your tiny dick there.


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Simple English

For other uses, please see Utopia (disambiguation)

Utopia [1] is a name for an imaginary community or society with a perfect system of laws and politics.[2]

Sir Thomas More invented the word for his 1516 book Utopia. The book was about a fictional island in the Atlantic Ocean. The word has been used to describe both a perfect society, and societies in literature. A related idea is dystopia.

There have been many utopias based on politics, economics, religion, ecology. Some of these have been propagated in books and pamphlets, some as actual communities. In practice, attempts to create utopias seem doomed, as good intentions run against problems. Most of the literary utopias are actually satires of existing societies.

Literature examples

  • Plato's Republic by Plato (~380 BCE) is one of the earliest conceptions of a utopia.
  • The City of God by Augustine of Hippo, (413–426 AD) describes an ideal city, the "eternal" Jerusalem, the archetype of all Christian utopias.
  • New Atlantis by Francis Bacon (1627).
  • Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (1726), a satire on human nature and on 'travellers tales'.
  • Erewhon by Samuel Butler (1872), a satirical utopia.
  • News from Nowhere by William Morris (1892). Nowhere: a place without politics, a future society based on common ownership and democratic control of the means of production.[3]
  • A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells (1905).
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (1949), a dystopia.

References

  1. pronounced /juːˈtoʊpiə/
  2. http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2130
  3. Morris, William (2006) [1903]. The Earthly Paradise. Obscure Press. ISBN 1846645239. 

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