posted on Apr, 9 2007 @ 01:23 PM
Okay, thanks to some practice and some study Im confident I can:
raise chickens, a cow or two, a couple of goats and some hogs.
I know I can garden. I was raised with a garden. I can milk, butcher, make cheese and butter from cream, mill and grind grains, bake breads, and
essentially maintain and sustain all that I need to feed, clothe and hydrate myself with or without electricity, plumbing or petrols.
Whats keeping me from living independently and free?
The outrageous one-time cost of land and the equally outrageous yet infintely more offensive continuing cost of property tax.
The system has really made it impossible for someone to simply exist, hasnt it? I suppose I could always become some hopeless ward of the state
shuffled into the urban ghettos and live off of the wages of others. It seems that dependence is rewarded yet independence is punished.
Its just so frustrating.