A Personal Note from the
Web Site Editor
New Liberty Village is being presented
as an ongoing reality, populated with cyber-denizens who share just a few basic ideas and
a capacity and love for independence. The new social forms they discuss are ideas of how
to nurture and encourage individuality and independence within a society to the maximum
benefit to all.
I do not
want to mislead anyone, or even give false hope. As far as I know, there is yet no real
world New Liberty village. When enough information and experience is shared and tested,
opportunities may develop for real world experiments in such intentional community, with a wide variety of
persons, in a number of places. We hope visitors to this online, virtual village will ask
questions and comments, and add their own diverse input into the construction and
functioning of the village.
Uniformity of opinion, or everyone thinking alike, is most definately not one of my goals. Where my own thinking is down right
wrong or incomplete, I want to know about it, either in discussion groups, or letters to the editor. My own personal
opinion is just one among others. As New Liberty grows, it will reflect many
ideas, not just the editor's.
If you have dreams or ideas of
your own, please post them. There is a very good chance you will see it published in the
site, under your name or by-line.
One of the purposes of the New Liberty Village Beacon will be to inform it's readers of "real"
world experiments and endeavors as they develop, and those that already exist. Please
submit any examples you might know of.
Over the years that I have tried to think of better ways of doing
things, different imaginations have arisen. It was not until I read Rudolf Steiner's The Threefold Social
Order that I first came upon social thinking that lit a spark in me. I began to think there were desirable alternative social forms
to either Capitalism or Socialism. I immediately begin to see many of the world's
wider problems, and some of my own frustrations, in the light of this new way of thinking
... new for me anyway
This endeavor does not in anyway claim
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CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW
NEW LIBERTY VILLAGE BEGINS
The New Community Center Building
The construction trailer office has already been towed into
place on the large tract of land directly across the Highway from the new New Liberty Community Center. James Johnson, the local
builder assigned the task of gathering and weighing all suggestions, and
overseeing the many phases of the planned community's construction, says he will
continue to accept suggestions from anyone kind enough to offer them.
The first building of the project, the Community center, is in the final
stages of construction, and already has grass growing over its large dome. It will soon
host town planning meetings along with many of the other functions it was designed to
serve. It's location is rather symbolic since it stands between the older New Liberty
Village and the new. Seeing it standing, it makes it possible for us to believe that our
joint endeavors can result in something beautiful .(continued on
If you have the ability and
means of composing midi-music files, and would like to share them for free, to be played
from the NLV Community Center Concert Hall, please send