Shirts off and we’ll figure it out.
Idea: swinging, free love, utopian society in the jungle, much like the Oneida Community, and based on Edward Bellamy’s book Looking Backward
Pretty much. A big, wasteful, confusing, racist, dystopian clusterfuck. (Yes, I know, I just used this little confused imp, but she is so appropriate, and she gets me.)
Yet, descendants still live in that area today, so, good out of bad, right? I hope.
Cave of Adullam: stronghold in the Old Testament (1 Samuel)–generally refers to a small group removing themselves from the status quo, planning to eventually return to overthrow the status quo
Paradise Mislaid: In Search of the Australian Tribe of Paraguay * Anne Whitehead
The Paraguayan Experiment * Michael Wilding
A Peculiar People * Gavin Souter
Musical influence of New Australia/Colonia Nueva Australia:
- the Currency, an Australian Folk Punk band (I didn’t know that was a thing, now I am intrigued) have a song “Paraguay” about the settlement
- Graeme Connors‘ song “Boomerang in Paradise”
- Weddings Parties Anything‘s song “Drifted Away”
- Redgum‘s song “Virgin Ground”
Band names from this episode: