Note: Please see Mari’s comment and my reply, below. Definitely a case of not “having walked in the other person’s shoes,” and plus being quick with unthinking judgments. Mea culpa!
This offers amazing insight. Can you believe? Truck drivers are now the #1 job in most U.S. states!? Ye gods!
Too bad we don’t have another map showing how big industrial farms are being displaced by small organic and permacultural farmers, from the same generation that is leaving the Big Ag farm.
Sure beats truck driving, eh? Hard to believe that’s what’s taken the place of traditional farming. Moving stuff around. GMO stuff for Monsanto. Stuff made in China or American prisons, by slaves.
Once our localization movement roots in deep enough and spreads wide enough, we won’t need many trucks. A good thing. Those truck drivers can get off their squashed, too skinny or obese asses, stop scarfing truck stop fast food and cigarettes; feel the soil and listen to the land — and dig in with the rest of us.
This could be a good time. Way better than some old lonely, sentimental, nostalgic song.