Many years ago, I had a conversation/debate with an old Social Creditor in Alberta, about power. The Social Credit Party at the time believed that the then opposition against Nuclear Power was promoted by Russia, in other words a communist plot.
I argued against Nuclear at the time, which put me in the young upstart, uninformed camp. They had spent a lot of time on me, teaching me Social Credit Monetary Policy, so my disagreement with him did not exactly sit well with him.
The point that I was trying to make, and which he didn’t want to acknowledge was that if the money that had already been spent on Nuclear, since 1945, and was instead spent on researching and developing Solar and Wind Power, the People might have had the opportunity to be off the grid even back then. That was more than 40 years ago.
What he missed in the discussion was that if the People were off the grid, they would be that much more independent from government and corporations. The more independent we are the freer we are because we are not beholden to them and their power that we are tied to.
The reason for this post is the development of the Tesla Battery that has just been developed and soon to be on the market for home owners. When the price of the Tesla Battery packs are affordable, Canadians, and Americans will be in the position to get off the hydro grid. The price of solar panels have dramatically cheaper today than they were even 10 years ago.
We will soon be in the position that government will know of our greater independence from them, and we, in turn will have a greater sense of ourselves when we are more independent.
Occurring at the very same time is a mass undercurrent of people getting back to growing gardens for their own food. This may be out of a sense of wanting to know where their food is coming from, whether there are pesticides in them, or if they are genetically modified, but none the less, there is a movement toward growing organic food which is another piece of the independent department.
Both of these smack of green energy, whether it is to generate power, so less need for gas plants, or trucks moving food thousands of miles away for our consumption.
Having your own heat independent of gas lines is the next step.