I've purchased 4 acres next to a river two years ago and been converting it slowly to a permaculture/homa farm.
I've been struck by, which seems to me, complete idiocy on the part of the municipal agents.
It's my home/land... right? Then I should be able to do/build what I want on it, without asking PERMISSION?
Well, I built a tunnel. Those 100feet tunnel.
An old car rolls in, a guy drops by and says:"Hey, stop now. You need a permit".
What the fukc?
I asked him to prove him that I was, indeed, required to (shifting the burden of proof...)
Two days letter, a recommended letter in the mail: Stop immediately, or be fined 1000$. (with a copy of their municipal code, which... has typos :\)
Honestly, it's been almost a year. And it's still on my mind everyday. I've been wronged by this event. Seriously wronged. I know it's not life/death situation, but it's the PRINCIPLE behind it.
Am I the OWNER or am I a MUNICIPAL TENANT?
I have sent them a NOTICE OF BREACH OF TRUST and a NOTICE OF FRAUD...
I live in Quebec/Canada.
I thought we had rights.. right?
Actually when we dig further into ownership and property, I came to find that no one actually owns land in canada. It's called something like lease for tenure. Which allows the appearance of ownership but this becomes apparent when property taxes aren't paid or as in my case currently, sections or entire property becomes expropriated by what I call the toughest gang. Best to stay under the radar. Satellite and aerial are also used by authorities.
Ah! Yes, my thoughts exactly.
Honestly, "vile thugs" is the best way to describe the self-appointed group who extort taxes to fund their own parties.
It seems, from my understanding, a TRUST RELATIONSHIP that is created.. through the law of USUFRUCT.
What I've been thinking about is that we could create a SACRED TRUST, through the creation of, let's say the "WORLD PERMACULTURE SOCIETY". And then GIFT our property to the SACRED TRUST and make ourselves VOLUNTEERS who receives the BENEFIT of living upon the permaculture project.
Just a thought
Because MUNICIPAL AGENTS are TRUSTEES of the PUBLIC, right?
If they act in THEIR OWN INTEREST and for THEIR OWN PROFIT then there is a bREACH OF TRUST.
If the trust is breached, then I am REQUIRED, as a man of GOOD WILL, to APPOINT another TRUSTEE, which can be TRUSTED. (and that would be the WORLD PERMACULTURE SOCIETY)
Does my reasoning make any sense?
Yes I like your thinking. I always thought the non profit route was a good method. And it seems numerous eco villages r cropping up all over the world, I suspect due to the broken systems that don't serve the people. And I suspect this is also why people are attracted to permaculture systems more than ever before. It's an interesting time, to be part of this movement.