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"It was a splendid population - for all the slow, sleepy, sluggish-brained sloths stayed at home - you never find that sort of people among pioneers - you cannot build pioneers out of that sort of material. It was that population that gave to California a name for getting up astounding enterprises and rushing them through with a magnificent dash and daring and a recklessness of cost or consequences, which she bears unto this day - and when she projects a new surprise the grave world smiles as usual and says, "Well, that is California all over."

- - - - Mark Twain (Roughing It)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Individualism is dead - Guilty of daring to build a home

Kim Fahey is seen with his Phonehenge monument at his home in Acton, Calif., in a mountainous arid area north of Los Angeles. The backyard builder created a quirky roadside attraction called Phonehenge that the government now demands be torn down.

California's Phonehenge West comes down

Individualism is dead and its' corpse on display in a museum.  Everyone in the People's Republic of California must bow down to government and CONFORM.  Even out in the desert you are not safe.

The quirky Mojave Desert attraction known as Phonehenge West is coming down and it's colorful creator is not going to jail — at least not now — for constructing the dozen odd-shaped structures without bothering to obtain building permits.

A judge had been scheduled to sentence Kim Fahey of Acton on Friday, perhaps to as much as a dozen years in jail, for defying authorities for decades as he created Phonehenge West out of everything from abandoned movie sets to discarded utility poles and other junk that nobody else wanted.

However, she postponed his sentencing to Sept. 23 after learning a demolition crew that Fahey hired was scheduled to arrive Friday at his home 50 miles north of Los Angeles to begin dismantling a 70-foot tower he erected. The building, with its quirky shape, stained-glass windows and energy-producing windmills, was recently opened up to Glamour magazine for a photo shoot.

Superior Court Judge Daviann L. Mitchell said she was also promised by Fahey's lawyer that nearly a dozen other buildings, including a replica of a 16th century Viking house and an antique railroad car, would be coming down soon.

If he continues to comply with her orders, Mitchell indicated, she would sentence him to community service rather than jail.

"They're spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to crush me. Why is that?" he asked. "There are still gangs, there are still drugs, but the tree house guy is gone."
As it's being torn down, he plans to move it piece by piece to a ranch 60 miles away where he has a 99-year lease. This time, he said, he intends to get the proper permits before he assembles his structures.

Fahey has complained that he did get permits when he first started to add buildings to the 1.7-acre property where he moved 30 years ago, but authorities lost them. Then, as he continued to build without permits, he said, authorities didn't bother him for more than 10 years.

That ended five years ago when authorities raided his home and ordered him to stop constructing his tower, which was to be 120 feet high.
Forced to demolish his own home because he would not bow down and
kiss the ring of his Government Masters.
As Fahey's fight with authorities has unfolded, some people have come to his defense, praising Phonehenge West as a stunning example of American folk art. Nearly 30,000 supporters have flocked to his Save Phonehenge West Facebook page.

About two dozen friends, neighbors and relatives filled Mitchell's courtroom to overflowing Friday, with several having to wait outside.

"It's just terrible what they're doing," said Paul Kerpsie, a neighbor who said he has known Fahey for 30 years. "They're like terrorists."

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