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July 23, 2009

Daniel Suelo, Hippie Caveman

Who's the bigger moonbat: a middle-aged hippie who lives in a cave, or the poodles who glorify his mental illness in a glossy magazine? You decide:

Daniel Suelo lives in a cave. Unlike the average American — wallowing in credit-card debt, clinging to a mortgage, terrified of the next downsizing at the office — he isn't worried about the economic crisis. That's because he figured out that the best way to stay solvent is to never be solvent in the first place. Nine years ago, in the autumn of 2000, Suelo decided to stop using money. He just quit it, like a bad drug habit.

Suelo lives by Dumpster diving in nearby Moab, Utah and eating bugs and roadkill. He does not use soap. Among the hardships he endures in the name of moonbattery are mice crawling all over him at night. But he doesn't mind, because "It's their cave too." He has a degree in anthropology from Ward Churchill's University of Colorado.

He tried being a useless bum in Asia; but he came to realize it would be more meaningful to be a useless bum here:

By 1999, he was living in a Buddhist monastery in Thailand — he had saved just enough money for the flight. From there, he made his way to India, where he found himself in good company among the sadhus, the revered ascetics who go penniless for their gods. Numbering as many as 5 million, the sadhus can be found wandering roads and forests across the subcontinent, seeking enlightenment in self-abnegation. "I wanted to be a sadhu," Suelo says. "But what good would it do for me to be a sadhu in India? A true test of faith would be to return to one of the most materialistic, money-worshipping nations on earth and be a sadhu there. To be a vagabond in America, a bum, and make an art of it — the idea enchanted me."

After another 3 1/2 years of Obamanomics, Suelo's lifestyle is likely to catch on.

A moonbat in his cave.

On a tip from BURNING HOT.

Posted by Van Helsing at July 23, 2009 8:39 AM


Maybe he can network with the moonbat wackos that weep for the trees.

Posted by: J at July 23, 2009 8:53 AM

At least he's not asking for money.

Posted by: Tex-Mex at July 23, 2009 8:57 AM

being a sadhu in india he may starve.
being a sadhu in america, it would be almost impossible if he actually looked for excess food, clothing and such..

that is, there is no hard trick living in a society like this where they throw out perfectly good stuff.

"But what good would it do for me to be a sadhu in India? A true test of faith would be to return to one of the most materialistic, money-worshipping nations on earth and be a sadhu there

wait till the owners of the cave land learn he is there. ya cant live on state land eitehr. and if he owns that land he needs money for taxes.

the sadhu are nomadic... this man has a material home... duh.

its a cargo cult version of such... i live in ny, we have thousands of sadhus who sometimes make more money than the money earners.

be a white sadhu in india..

being a sadhu in a country where the homeless are fat, thats a joke.

Posted by: Artfldgr at July 23, 2009 9:00 AM

You missed the best line in the story...

"Suelo's been here for three years, and it smells like it."

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at July 23, 2009 9:00 AM

This is from "Style" magazine? Amazing.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 23, 2009 9:06 AM

"Suelo's been here for three years, and it smells like it."

Yeah, it smells like a liberal/progressive/moonbat potpourri.

Posted by: J at July 23, 2009 9:06 AM

Maybe the Obama team could hire him as a Cave Czar.

Posted by: Janet at July 23, 2009 9:10 AM

He needs a female who uses reusable feminine napkins. THEN the cave will really have the proper moonbat aroma.

Posted by: Anonymous at July 23, 2009 9:12 AM

He maintains a website using a library? I will get the place clears out when this stink bomb walks in the door.

Posted by: Anonymous at July 23, 2009 9:14 AM

You mean the nut who wrote this article actually wanted to sleep in his cave with the stinky moonbat but there wasnt room???? Too bad the writer didnt roll off the 100 foot cliff. I might have knocked some sense into him so he wouldnt write about dumbass losers like Suelo.

"THERE ISN'T ENOUGH SPACE IN SUELO'S cave for two, so I sleep in the open, at the edge of a hundred-foot cliff. "

Posted by: Ghost of Ghost at July 23, 2009 9:19 AM

I would think to be true to his belief he should be naked, without footwear, without a lantern, without the warmth provided by cloth and groveling through dumpsters. Somehow a penny or two gave him those material things he has in the photo.

Posted by: IOpian at July 23, 2009 9:20 AM


Posted by: Anonymous at July 23, 2009 9:20 AM

What would a cave like that rent for in NYC? $4,000 a month?

Posted by: V the K at July 23, 2009 9:25 AM

what a nut, homeless people and hobos live better then him and are nomadic. why doesn't he pick up and live on the beach in Miami like so many homeless already do. hell sections of beach up near Hollywood belong to them.
they get the sun and surf, (vitamin D from the sun) unlike this Neanderthal. and then he can migrate to CA in the winter.

i don't understand why people have to re-enforce living off the grid. everyone knows you can, but why would you want to? hes got an axe to grind and is jealous that humanity chugs along without him.

Posted by: furballz at July 23, 2009 9:51 AM

Funny, he has long hair and he's clean shaven too....what's wrong with this picture?

Posted by: Worst of Gallstone at July 23, 2009 9:54 AM

v the k, as i said above, being what he is being in the US is EASY... so he has the challenges inverted..

communism, inversion on a grand scale.

Posted by: Artfldgr at July 23, 2009 9:58 AM

The left has a way of making heroes out of social parasites and villains out of productive citizens.

Posted by: V the K at July 23, 2009 10:13 AM

Unfortunately, he's just getting a head start.

Posted by: cowlove at July 23, 2009 10:15 AM

At the original article, there is a comments section. A person named Wickham makes some good points:

"Holding Mr Suelo up as an example worthy of following is absurd and the romantic tones of the article along with all the philosophizing are ridiculous. The entire premise is false to boot. Mr. Suelo does not live without money every day - he just lives off of everyone else's money. Who pays for his "free" internet access at the library? All of his scavenging yields him the forgotten leftovers of people who, yes, could have been more wise with their money, but, thanks to their forgetfulness, Mr. Suelo has food, shoes, clothing. He has friends to fall back on, who feed him home-cooked meals - what is free about that? Do his friends get special discounts at the grocery store of which I am not aware? Yes, he is never the one to pay the bill - the money never passes through his hands - but that is a mere technicality."

Posted by: Karin at July 23, 2009 10:55 AM

The New Soviet Man, living where no one need work, but all is provided.

Posted by: Viking04 at July 23, 2009 11:06 AM

You know, maybe this guy has it right.

Is there any way we can convince the rest of the moonbats to move into isolated caves?

Posted by: J at July 23, 2009 11:32 AM

Just wai till some goverment bioligists find some cave bug or rare bat and he will get evicted from his cave home by greenpests ab=nd the AL BORE

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at July 23, 2009 11:37 AM

If this story is true, the man is sick in the head. Just as sick as if he thought he was Napoleon. It really is a waste of time pointing out his imbecilities. If not true it is a waste of time pointing out his imbecilities. Let us pass on. The one that should be in the zone is the absurd reporter, who made a case for him, sneered at us for having mortgages and being fearful, romanticised the whole thing and then made a pretence that he wanted to sleep in those conditions with him. He is the man that truth forgot.

Posted by: Jim at July 23, 2009 1:23 PM

There was a guy like this living under a bridge near me back in the 80's. He had a job, but would rather camp under the bridge and graffitize the supports. I used to go explore his territory (and mind) though I never would molest his dwelling. He called himself the "striving primate".

Posted by: Mr Evilwrench at July 23, 2009 2:39 PM

I need a bunker buster......know where I can get one?

Posted by: Dave at July 23, 2009 5:19 PM

How's he going to pay his fine for not having health insurance?

Posted by: claw at July 23, 2009 7:20 PM

eerily similar to this, written by Iowahawk months ago.

Posted by: mandible claw at July 24, 2009 12:22 AM

The TEENANGLES BRENDA, DEE DEE and TAFFY found CAPTIAN CAVEMAN in a prehistoric block of glacer ice and carried all those different animals in his beard and had his club with that little bird in it

Posted by: Flu-Bird at July 24, 2009 9:21 PM

can anyone remeber that 60s cartoon MIGHTOR? the teenage caveman became the big super hero with the help of the magic club the old caveman gave him and that kid LITTLE ROCK and his funny bird ORK

Posted by: PESTO THE PSYCOPATHIC PIGEON at July 24, 2009 9:24 PM

"I wanted to be a sadhu," Suelo says. "But what good would it do for me to be a sadhu in India?"

TRANSLATION- Nobody took any notice of me in India.

"A true test of faith would be to return to one of the most materialistic, money-worshipping nations on earth and be a sadhu there."

TRANSLATION- The dumpsters in the USA have much better stuff in them than the Indian ones.

"To be a vagabond in America, a bum, and make an art of it — the idea enchanted me."

TRANSLATION- My narcissism demanded a change of countries. Posing is more important than principles. The article about me proves this.

Posted by: chairman soetoro's oprichniki at July 26, 2009 11:35 PM

who the heck is moonbattery? what are you about, there is no tab?

Posted by: Anonymous at August 5, 2009 9:41 PM