FIGHT THE POWER! – let’s generate our own…

Many towns and cities in various states have laws against citizens

powering their homes, and/or collecting and storing energy for plug-in

hybrid cars, by use of wind turbines, solar panels, and hydroelectric



This is because politicians get paid by power companies, which primarily

use coal and oil, to make anti-self-powering laws and enforce them.


Even if a particular power company does generate some or all of the

electricity that it provides by use of wind turbine farms or some other

“green” means, it is still in their best interest if the common citizen

relies on them, and thus pays them, rather than generating their own.


Most elected officials will cite aesthetics and/or safety as reasons

against free energy, but we the people know it’s to make us dependent

on the grid (power and otherwise) and keep the money rolling in for

those in power.


For example, a good friend of mine, who is a filmmaker, was recently

spending some time visiting family in his home town of Corpus Christi,

Texas. He wanted to put up a wind turbine for his family in their yard,

which would cleanly provide enough electricity to power their home,

for free. Although the manufacturer says that this windmill fits

nicely and safely on a standard residential-sized lot, my friend was

told that the municipal code in his city requires one and a half acres

of land for a wind turbine. 


My friend went to a city council meeting and explained his position, the

benefits to the environment, and the economic benefit to citizens, who

could have one less bill to pay. He was told that the primary concern was

that windmills in yards would be an eyesore. My friend asked how it would

be any more unsightly than power lines. Apparently those are O.K. because

we have gotten used to them. When he asked if people could get used to

windmills the way they have grown accustomed to power lines, the council

members said that they didn’t think so.


This basically excludes anyone who is not fortunate enough or wealthy

enough to hold a large plot of land. In some places, even in Texas, rich

persons with lots of land can have wind farms and sell energy to the

energy companies, but it’s obviously more challenging if you are a normal

person who wants just one, and can’t pay off the right people to get laws

changed for you.


Likewise, many towns and cities have laws against collecting rainwater

and storing it for uses such as gardening, flushing your toilet, and

washing your car. Again, they cite public health as their primary

concern, but even when you can prove your methods, they will say no.

This is to make you buy the water from them. Water is a valuable

commodity. Billionaire barons such as T. Boone Pickens use their friends

in government, up to and including the President, to gain control of

vast tracks of lands and the precious aquifers underneath them. Just

another way to control us and profit from us.


The whole thing makes me think about the fuss over Marijuana.

It’s natural, a plant, put here by God, if you are a Creationist,

or by evolution, if you are a Darwinist. It’s relatively harmless.

It makes people happy. It makes people peaceful. It relieves

pain and stress. It doesn’t contribute in any real way to any

kind of violence or injury or illness. It’s cheap, or free if you

grow your own. Yet, because it reduces the need for and demand

for prescription pain killers, anti-depressants, alcohol, tobacco,

and other harmful and addictive money-makers who lobby with

our government, users are treated as criminals for choosing

a “green” natural alternative instead of supporting corporate



Say no to the Matrix of the corporate illusion of safety and

convenience provided to you, which is powered by human batteries.


Say yes to the real world. Unplug yourself from dependence.


We should DEMAND that OUR government give us the choices to provide

certain necessities, like water, power, and medicine, for ourselves, just

as we had for thousands of years before the industrial revolution

turned us into mice plugged into a maze of boxes.

I am a logical, open-minded, liberal, progressive, radical, green, independent individual living in the heart of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, amongst apparently brainwashed conservative southern Baptist Republican zombies. I'm tired of the lies of the government and their media mouthpieces and their corporate masters. I'm tired of the cheating and the stealing and the killing. I'm ready for the future. But the only way we are going to fix things is to all band together and say NO MORE! We have to start punishing the rich white collar criminals as harshly as the poor black blue-collar criminals, if not more so. And I'm tired of cults (AKA religions). They are dangerous, divisive, and delusional. We should evolve past religions towards a global humanitarian ethics. We should move away from a new world order and get back to city states with local democracy, power, food, and water.

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