This is, I suppose, a sister subreddit to r/CollapseAwareBurltnVt. u/levdeerfarengin posted their own mission statement, and, well... here's mine:
I'm scared. I'm angry. For too long we've allowed our oligarchs to run roughshod over our way of life, hoping that someday, we just voted the right way, bought the right greenwashed products, went vegan, recycled, we could bring the corporations assaulting our very ability to survive to heel and avert disaster... But time grows short, and no champion is going to save us. We need to take our fates into our own hands and come together and work to emancipate ourselves from a way of life that takes everything from us and offers us only an accelerating slide into the death spiral.
I'm very scared. I'm fucking angry. But I'm also hopeful. I truly think that if we fully recognize the necessity of us all pulling together and working in community we can't avert the oncoming storm... but maybe we can weather it. Ours cannot be a fight merely concerned with economics, of politics... of justice. Our fight must first and foremost be for survival. Of recognizing that though the horrors that face us are beyond our comprehension, we still need to start working NOW to prepare for them, mostly because they are already here. But if we stop trying to bear the burden of our day to day lives alone and instead work together to shoulder the burdens of day-to-day life we might be able to give each other enough breathing room to start building more for ourselves. It's not good enough to be collapse aware anymore, we need to be proactive about preparing our homes and communities for what is to come.
So what do I want to see in this space?
I want to see networking, I want to see tool and resource sharing, I want to see aid being asked for, offered, and rendered. I want to see how you are living your life NOW to prepare for what's to come. What skills are you honing, hobbies are you developing, communication networks are you developing to help yourself and your neighbors as we move forward. And as we establish ourselves, how can we work with other communities to brace each other for the trials that await us?