Regard For The Soil

1. Andrew Nelson Lytle says:
     The escape from industrialism
     is not in socialism
     or in sovietism.

2. The answer lies
     in a return to a society
     where agriculture is practised
     by most of the people.

3. It is in fact impossible
     for any culture
     to be sound and healthy
     without a proper regard
     for the soil,
     no matter
     how many urban dwellers
     think that their food
     comes from groceries
     and delicatessens
     or their milk from tin cans.

4. This ignorance
     does not release them
     from a final dependence
     upon the farm.