An informative tale by the loquacious Clif High titled
“Old Deal at the New Same Place.”
15 to 30 minute cities.
This whole thing on 15 minute cities is NOT a new idea. It is just the Khazarian Mafia (Banksters freaking out) trying to contain the inevitable rise of the populace towards a new state of freedom. They are very stupid, these KM/Banksters, and can’t come up with new ideas. So they go back to the old ones.
I have to go out & do real work while the sun shines here. So I am cheating in just having Chat.GPT pop up the general idea of what a 15 minute city really is from the [KM] point of view.
In the scenario shown below in ‘chat talk’, you think of the [KM] as they think of themselves, as “your lord”…and I think you will get the idea.
I am presenting the info below with my prompts so you see how ChatGPT was led to respond this way. It is brief. I have brush and trees to cut. But grok that the [KM] is freaking out, trying to get you back to the ‘good old days’ when the feudal lord had ‘right to take any woman’s virginity on her wedding night’….hmmm, yep, soooo… [KM].
At the height of feudal serfdom in England, how restricted was the average serf?
During the height of feudal serfdom in England, which lasted from the 11th to the 14th centuries, serfs faced significant restrictions on their personal freedoms and mobility. Serfdom was a system in which individuals, known as serfs or villeins, were bound to the land they worked and were considered the property of the lord of the manor.
Here are some of the key restrictions that the average serf in England faced during this period:
Binding to the land: Serfs were legally bound to the lord’s land and were not allowed to leave without permission. They were required to work the lord’s fields, perform labor, and contribute a portion of their crops or produce as rent or taxes.
Limited rights to property: Serfs had limited rights to own property. They were typically granted a small plot of land for their personal subsistence, but the majority of the land and its resources belonged to the lord. Serfs had little control over their economic circumstances and were dependent on the lord for their livelihood.
Obligations and labor services: Serfs had various obligations and labor services they were required to fulfill for the lord. This included working on the lord’s fields, maintaining the lord’s estate, and providing labor for construction or other projects. Serfs had to dedicate a significant portion of their time and effort to serving the lord.
Restrictions on marriage and mobility: Serfs were often subject to restrictions on their personal relationships and mobility. They were required to seek permission from the lord to marry or leave the manor. The lord could also demand certain fees or fines for granting such permissions.
Judicial and legal limitations: Serfs had limited legal rights and were subject to the jurisdiction of the lord’s court. They did not enjoy the same legal protections as the higher classes, and disputes or crimes involving serfs were typically settled within the manorial court, which was presided over by the lord.
Payment of dues and fees: Serfs had to pay various dues and fees to the lord, which could include rents, taxes, and other levies. These payments were often extracted through labor or in the form of a portion of their crops or goods.
It’s important to note that the conditions of serfdom could vary across different regions and over time. While serfs were heavily restricted, the specific circumstances could differ depending on the practices and customs of individual manors and the relationship between the lord and the serfs.
Being bound to the land meant what? How far could the serf wander before he was in trouble?
Being bound to the land meant that serfs were legally tied to the specific plot of land or manor on which they lived and worked. They were not allowed to leave the land without the permission of their lord. The extent to which a serf could wander before facing trouble or consequences would vary depending on the specific rules and customs of the manor and the relationship between the serf and the lord.
In general, serfs were expected to obtain permission from their lord before leaving the manor for an extended period. This permission might be granted for specific reasons such as attending a religious pilgrimage, visiting family members in another manor, or participating in certain trade activities. The lord had the authority to grant or deny such requests and could impose conditions, fees, or fines for granting permission.
If a serf left the manor without permission or violated the conditions set by the lord, they could face punishments or penalties upon their return. These penalties might include fines, additional labor services, or even loss of their land or other privileges. The severity of the punishment would depend on the specific circumstances and the lord’s discretion.
It’s worth noting that serfs had practical limitations on their ability to wander freely due to their economic and social obligations. They were primarily tied to the land for their subsistence and were responsible for cultivating the fields, tending to livestock, and performing other labor duties. Leaving the land for extended periods without proper arrangements could disrupt their obligations and livelihood.
Overall, the exact limits on a serf’s freedom of movement would depend on the specific manorial customs, the relationship between the serf and the lord, and the circumstances under which they wished to leave the land.
How big was a typical manor area? What would be the typical constraints expressed in walking time?
The size of a typical manor in medieval England could vary significantly, ranging from a few hundred acres to several thousand acres. It’s important to note that the term “manor” referred not only to the lord’s residence but also to the entire agricultural estate that was under the lord’s control. The manor would consist of arable land, meadows, pastures, forests, and other resources.
Given the variations in manor sizes, it is difficult to provide a precise measurement for a typical manor area. However, for the purpose of illustration, let’s consider a smaller manor that encompassed around 500 to 1,000 acres. This range is not universally applicable but serves as a rough estimate.
When discussing constraints expressed in walking time, it’s important to consider the speed at which an individual could walk during medieval times. Walking speeds varied depending on factors such as terrain, weather conditions, and individual fitness. As a general estimate, an average walking speed for a person during this period could be around 3 to 4 miles per hour.
Given this estimate, we can calculate the walking time required to traverse the boundaries of a 500 to 1,000-acre manor. To do so, we need to convert the manor’s acreage into square miles for consistency in measurement.
1 acre is approximately 0.0016 square miles.
Therefore, for a 500-acre manor:
500 acres x 0.0016 square miles per acre = 0.8 square miles.
And for a 1,000-acre manor:
1,000 acres x 0.0016 square miles per acre = 1.6 square miles.
Assuming an average walking speed of 3 to 4 miles per hour, it would take roughly 15 to 30 minutes to walk from one side of an 0.8 square mile manor to the other, and around 30 to 45 minutes for a 1.6 square mile manor.
These calculations provide a general sense of the walking time constraints within the boundaries of a smaller manor during feudal serfdom in England. However, it’s important to note that serfs’ mobility was primarily limited to the land they worked on, and they were not typically allowed to wander freely beyond the manor’s boundaries without the lord’s permission.
So you see what I mean… they are up to their old tricks.