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Agrarianism is an ethical perspective that privileges an agriculturally oriented political economy. At its most concise, agrarianism is “the idea that agriculture and those whose occupation involves agriculture are especially important and valuable elements of society.

Bradley M. Jones, American Agrarianism.

Agrarians believe that rural society is superior to urban society, the independent farmer as superior to the paid worker, and sees farming as a way of life that can shape the ideal social values. We stress the superiority of a simpler rural life as opposed to the complexity of city life, with its crime, banks and factories. We believe that debt makes you a slave to the creditor.

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Any book recommendations?

Hit me

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2024/03/01
21:00 UTC

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Any good movies or documentaries?

Relevant to the subject of this sub obviously.

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2024/02/11
18:43 UTC

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Why is agrarianism often represented as culturally right?

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2024/02/08
12:52 UTC

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In the Past Was Land Really the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for (other than the survival of your family line)?

Forgive referencing the highest grossing movie when adjusted for inflation...........

But I just saw the Tyrone Power Jesse James movie and this cinematic treatment shows the whole reason Jesse became an outlaw was because the brothers refused to give their land up and a minor brawl took place that later on in the movie inspired the supposed railroad agents to try to get revenge for the fistfight that led to the accidental killing of the James matriarch. Before the James brothers were introduced onscreen, these same railroad employees were going around forcing people to sell their land and sign a contract paper. At least a few refused and got beaten badly by these railroad enforcers. As Jesse James form a gang of outlaws, the locals actually support his gang because they are seen as defending the people's right to private property in which land was emphasized the most.

Now I'll quote the actual quote from Gone With the Wind by Scarlett's father Gerald.

The land is the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it's the only thing that lasts.

That Tyrone Power Jesse James plot of becoming an outlaw because of unintentional killings because of land rights? Practically a classic cliche in Westerns. Also quite a common plot device in stories taking place in the more Westward frontier parts of the South and Confederacy such as Oklahoma (where another famous real life outlaw Belle Starr allegedly joined the insurgency after her plantation mansion was burned down by Union soldiers and I must point out that even the leading lady to the Return of Frank Jaes which is the to Tyrone's Jesse James, Gene Tierney, actually plays as Belle Starr in another movie sharing the same name as the Dixie guerrilla lady).

So I'm really wondering was land really worth that much that people were willing sacrifice everything for it to remain in a family's name (except the end of the family line)? That people were willing to kill and die for it? Why would a mother let most members except the youngest of children who will start the next generation in a decade, die fighting just so they can own the deed for a couple of acres?

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2023/07/26
19:25 UTC

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Retirement lets us live how we were meant to

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2023/06/25
11:45 UTC

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What are the core policies of agrarianism?

I’m writing the lore for a fictional nation and I’m planning on them having agrarianism run rampant in the 1840s so I’d like to ask what are the core policies of the ideology?

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2023/03/20
14:32 UTC

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Vote Alfred E. Landon For Agrarian Representation & Policies!

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2022/09/13
01:33 UTC

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Vote agrarian Thomas Jefferson to defeat industrialist, high-tariff tyrant Alexander Hamilton!

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2022/08/29
05:49 UTC

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Vote Paul Megomo of the Farmers Union!

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2022/08/12
14:34 UTC

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