It was only a matter of time though wasn’t it? This is what happens when good people sit on their hands and allow government and corporate giants to stand on their liberties. Here in Australia we are tied to the grid through “permissions”. You have to have a permit for everything these days, including fishing, cutting down a tree or even taking wood off the side of the road, building a house etc… This means that if you want to build a log cabin out in the sticks somewhere, you have to have a permit to cut down the trees to build it. If you want to stay warm by a fire in that log cabin, you have to have a permit to gather wood to burn. If you want to have a nice trout dinner in your wood cabin, sitting by your open wood fire, you have to have a permit to catch the fish. Freedom? Yeah OK. That will be your little secret. Below is a link to an article that talks to the same kinds of things happening in Florida. They don’t have ‘sustainable development’ written into Agenda 21 for nothing.
This time, it’s Robin Speronis that’s come under fire. She lives off the grid in Florida, completely independent of the city’s water and electric system. A few weeks ago, officials ruled her off-grid home illegal. Officials cited the International Property Maintenance Code, which mandates that homes be connected to an electricity grid and a running water source. That’s just like saying our dependency on corporations isn’t even a choice. The battle to live without most utilities has been ongoing for Robin, the self-sufficient woman has lived for more than a year and a half using solar energy, a propane camping stove and rain water.
Back in February of this year, Lee Rogers from the Daily Slave was in Australia for work purposes. While he had a little time, he and I got together to hike up the highest mountain in Australia, known as Mt. Kosciusko. On the way back to the airport, we recorded a podcast on one of my cameras, so that we could discuss the differences between Australia and America. Some of the things I have discussed in this article, are what we discussed that day. Take a listen below.