Since going public with my story of how the roll-out of smartmeters in my area has affected my health and my life, I have been contacted by and have heard and read of a number of people who state that they are experiencing similar symptoms. As a result, some have had to leave their jobs, consider relocating; in short, their lives are ruined.
As I walk through suburban streets, I see signs and padlocks on meter boxes, a testament of a state at war – the government and the energy companies versus the people of Victoria.
My impression is that the majority of Victorians do not want smartmeters, for a variety of reasons. Some, like myself, have suffered disabling symptoms from their radio transmissions, others have no immediate symptoms, but worry about the longterm health effects on themselves and their families; pregnant women have no idea of what it will do to their developing baby.
Smartmeters are being forced on the people of Victoria, initially with subterfuge, as at no stage has there been consultation or even information on these devices, now with threats and intimidation. There is no concrete proof of any benefit to taxpayers.
A wonderful state has been turned into a nightmarish place, from which some people have no choice but to try to escape. In front of our very eyes, the values most of us hold as ‘sacred’ are being eroded. They are the principles of democracy – each person has rights and has a voice – and of freedom – the freedom to pursue health and happiness.
Generations before us have built a civilization fron scratch, have fought wars and lost lives to defend it. We are the lucky ones who have benefited from it. We are rightly proud of our civilized society, but cannot take it for granted. The state of Victoria belongs to all of us, not just to Ted Baillieu, Michael O’Brien and the energy companies.
I suggest it is time to speak out, sign the petition on this website and get your friends to do so also, bombard the Premier and other ministers with polite, yet direct letters. It is time to awake from dangerous apathy, we have a democracy worth fighting for.