Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Eustace vs. The Thieves

A few years ago- maybe more than I thought, now that I think about it- I read a book about a guy named Eustace Conway.  The person who loaned me the book thought I would enjoy it, sensing a sort of kindred spirit I might share with Eustace.  And I did enjoy it.

Now Eustace needs help.  I'm not going to recap the whole thing- you can get some details here.

Make no mistake, when someone comes along and tells you that you are not "allowed" to use your own property as you see fit, you are being stolen from.  Even if they "generously allow" you to keep the property.  It's value to you is being diminished.  Theft has occurred.

I am in no financial condition to help Eustace, but I will spread the word and might even write the thieves if I can compose a letter that doesn't become too honest.  And if I can keep from referring to the thieves as thieves in such a letter.  I did sign the petition- I doubt such things make any difference at all, though.

Look over the details of his current struggle and see if you think it's worth your time to lend a little support.


1 comment:

  1. I also signed the petition. Building codes are an utter absurdity. Particularly in cases like this.

    Perhaps a case could be made for inspections in cities for electrical and gas connections(though I won't make it, and don't think bureaucrats almost universally on the take are worthwhile inspectors) due to fire risk to surrounding properties, but as with all things government-the beast has grown far from its cage. In any event, there is no excuse for harassment like this at all.

    That said, this is a case in point that we don't live in a "free" state(an oxymoron), and that as such it is unwise to deliberately attract attention.

    Perhaps the unique nature of Turtle Island will offer it some shelter from the storm, I hope so.