Update as of June 1, 2015: I totally disagree with my final statement now. Maybe it was a fantasy in a sense that we were falsely sold, but people paid for it all those years and it worked very well, and now it’s being taken away from them. As people are being crammed into cities as part of Agenda 21 (policies like this push the agenda), it’s more and more difficult to live independently in rural areas (particularly if you have difficulty affording an extra car–and then the fuel costs eventually will probably be raised up in the name of “carbon taxes”). Common mail boxes require more mobility than some people have. Costs go up. There could be private delivery, but I don’t think there will be much that’s so affordable. The Internet has sucked everyone into its surveillance grid. That’s a big part of it.
Anger mounts as Canada Post continues to shut down rural mailbox delivery (http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=e0a9ae91-8d3e-4dac-a78b-cd4a10606dd1&k=72158)
www.canada.com, May 30 ’06
Rural residents left in the lurch by the sudden loss of home mail delivery are appealing for political help as Canada Post continues to shut down country mail routes for health and safety reasons.
Old statement I disagree with now:
“Universal public postal service” is ridiculous nonsense and it’s OVER, it’s collapsing.