Comments from my Make you Fink on Friday post made an old issue raise its ugly head.
The world is full of stupid laws that prevent people from living their lives as they want to.
The one in question is the zoning laws that outlaw earth ship type houses, but there are many others.
To my way of thinking, when you buy land, it is yours. If you want to build a castle, a house or an earth ship, that is your decision and the local authorities have no say in the matter.
An Earthship is a type of passive solar house made of natural and recycled materials (such as earth-filled tires) – Wikipedia
But local authorities ban them, why?
There will come a time when this type of dwelling is necessary.
They are not ugly buildings, quite the opposite, they conform to nature.
Another stupid, stupid law prevents most people from growing their tomatoes and other veges in the front yard or areas that can be seen from the street.
Why can’t you grow veges in the front yard, if you choose this form of self-sufficiency, you should be awarded.
But you can only grow flowers… You can’t eat flowers!
The criminals are the ones who complain that front yard vege gardens ruin the neighbourhhod, it is these people who are responsible for our declining society.
Yet another stupidity. Why can’t we buy fresh milk? But we have to buy the crap sold in supermarkets.
We are forced by law to buy milk that has been pasteurised, homogenous, ultra heat treated and had the crap beaten out if it, because if we don’t the bastard dairy corporations won’t make a profit.
One of the biggest cons; skim milk, sold as ‘low fat’ or diet milk. Skim milk has part, or all the butterfat removed, what’s left has no use in the human food chain. When I was a kid it was slops feed to the pigs… maybe it still is. Because they sell it at the same price as ‘whole’ (which it isn’t) milk; raking in even more profit from the gullible.
If we choose to buy milk direct from the source, why can’t we. “It’s bad for the health! It’s full of bacteria!” Bullshit! I have been drinking whole unpasteurised milk almost most of my life (60+ years), neither I nor anyone I know has ever suffered from any milk related illness.
These are just three examples of stupid laws.
Can you think of others?
Leave a comment, because for sure I haven’t covered the whole gamut.