What if I told you living off the grid is like running from the matrix? Apparently from what I’m reading here at this year-old blog post, it’s actually illegal to live off the grid. That means if you have a house and it’s not connected to municipal electricity and water you might be a law breaker. the chances of you living in North Palm-Beach real-estate, and being off the grid may be remote but there are plenty of places where homeowners decide to go solar, Deal with their own utilities and waste and live off the rainwater they collect.
When you think about it, That’s not such a big deal in Florida– It rains all the time. You would think somebody is committing witchcraft when someone decides to become less dependent on corporations
Anti self-sustaining lifestyles must seem like a threat to the state. Last year in Texas, SWAT teams were called out to “the Garden of Eden community”. Here’s some of the report from http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/12/18/texas-state-tried-to-shut-down-a-sustainable-community says the following :
“The Garden of Eden is a New Paradigm EcoVillage located in Arlington, Texas. Here, we live freely, abundantly, and easily. Our purpose is to share with the world the living reality of A Sustainable Community so that others may open to embrace LIVING LIFE FULLY, in THRIVAL.” – The Garden of Eden community
I’ll tell you folks, this ain’t no real Malibu estate but don’t these landowners have some pretty strong constitutional rights to pursue their own happiness?
Each of the community members present in the house were initially handcuffed at gunpoint by heavily armed SWAT officers. This included the mother of a 22 month old and a two week old baby. As part of the raid many of the crops were destroyed by officers, this included wild and cultivated plants such as blackberries, lamb’s quarters and okra. Officers also proceeded to remove a variety of materials the community had planned to use in sustainability projects like pallets, tires, cardboard and more.
Here’s their video.
The government really must hate these guys for existing. What else? They handcuffed the folks at Eden. Hrmmm.