[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com]
Earlier: Trump’s Defense Of The Suburbs Against Obama-Legacy Social Engineering Is TERRIFYING To Democrat-MSM Complex
[Clip: Pete Seeger, “Little Boxes.”]
Little boxes on the hillside
Little boxes made of ticky tacky
Little boxes all the same
There’s a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same
That was old-style Lefty Pete Seeger mocking the suburbs back in 1963. The suburbs, according to the songwriter (Malvina Reynolds, another old-style Lefty), were just breeding farms for the bourgeoisie, a wasteland of conformist middle-class values: doctors, lawyers, golfers, and—oh my God!—nuclear families, who drank their martinis dry and sent their kids to summer camp.
Pete’s recording of the song was a big hit. There was a market for mocking the suburbs in the sixties: not just songs, but movies like The Graduate and novels like those of Updike and Cheever. The Boomers were looking for something more exciting, more spiritual, more life-affirming that the routine drudgery of middle-class life.
This being America, there was of course a race element to anti-suburbanism. The people in those little boxes Pete Seeger was sneering at were far too white; everyone understood that.
This was the Civil Rights era, so government action followed. Five years after Seeger’s hit, in 1968, the Lyndon Johnson administration gave us the Fair Housing Act, bringing the power of the feds to bear on race discrimination in those lily-white suburbs. Federal agencies were required, quote: “affirmatively to further” the purposes of the Act, which included diversifying residential neighborhoods.
Fast-forward 47 years. Someone in the Obama administration plucked those words out of the Fair Housing Act and brought forth the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule, ordering the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to withhold federal funds from localities that weren’t sufficiently diverse.
Some shameless cynics like our own Steve Sailer suggested that Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing—which, Steve says, sounds like something Daffy Duck might say—that AFFH was really just a scheme to move poor blacks out of the inner cities. This would open up more prime urban real estate for gentrification, for the benefit of hip young Obama-voting urban types with outlooks formed by TV shows like Friends and Sex in the City; and perhaps, coincidentally of course, perhaps also to the benefit of urban real-estate developers like Obama’s pal Tony Rezko.
The poor blacks being shunted out of the inner cities would have to go somewhere. So where? To the suburbs, of course. Suburbanites might grumble at having inner-city blacks and their problems dumped on them; but hey, suburbanites are mainly racist white people with way too much white privilege, so it serves them right.
Well, July 23rd the Trump administration announced they are dropping the AFFH rule on the grounds that, in the words of HUD Secretary Ben Carson:
Washington has no business dictating what is best to meet your local community’s unique needs.
HUD revokes Obama-era rule designed to diversify the suburbs, AP (Fox) July 23, 2020
Under the AFFH rule, said Carson, local jurisdictions were forced to comply with complicated regulations that require hundreds of pages of reporting, to very little practical effect.
That started off what news outlets call a “firestorm” of indignation from Social Justice outfits like The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (which recently libelled VDARE.com to scare our Domain Registrar into dropping us). It sputtered that dropping the AFFH Rule was “a full-frontal assault on the rule of law.”
President Trump stoked the flames by tweeting out
I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2020
What do I think about all this?
First off, I was never on board with the anti-suburb sentiment, even in my lefty college days. I’ve always liked the suburbs. I’ve been living in one for nigh-on thirty years, and have no desire to live anywhere else.
One of the first opinion pieces I wrote for an American magazine was in defense of suburbia. That was in reaction to an initiative out of the Clinton administration with the almost comically moon-booted bureaucratic title: Building Livable Communities For The 21st Century. I opened with the ringing declaration that, quote:
I shall give up my lawn mower when they prise it from my cold dead fingers.
The Vital Middle, National Review, March 22, 1999 [PDF]
That Clinton initiative—the year was 1999—was not in fact explicitly anti-suburb, just a play for more federal control over zoning and transportation. I don’t think it was anti-white, either. The really open, aggressive anti-whiteness we’re all used to now wasn’t much in evidence in the nineties, before the Great Awokening. It took another fifteen years of Leftward drift before Obama came right out into the open with AFFH.
I think Steve’s probably right that there were ulterior motives behind AFFH. It’s hard to watch someone as sanctimonious as Barack Obama without glimpsing the dollar signs flickering on his eyeballs.
Probably there was also racial revenge in play. How dare white Americans monopolize those pleasant leafy suburbs, leaving blacks stuck in smelly, crowded, crime-addled inner cities?
I’m going to give benefit of the doubt, though, and assume that there was some element of genuine altruism in there, too. Let me explain that.
The one great everlasting problem of American society is the problem of poor blacks. There are poor whites, too, of course; but because of race differences in ability and behavior, there are proportionally more, way more, poor blacks.
I raise again my analogy of a man dragging a sack along the road. If the sack is not too big in proportion to the man, it’s a nuisance, but he can keep moving. That’s the situation of whites in relation to their own poor, antisocial element.
If the sack is too big in proportion to the man, however, it’s really hard for him to make any progress. That’s how it is for the so-called Talented Tenth of blacks—and indeed for the rest of us, too—in relation to the black underclass.
But that’s a race realist point of view. If you’re a race denialist, there’s a solution: Magic Dirt!
Just move poor blacks out of the inner citie s where they are concentrated and scatter them out into the suburbs. The magic suburban dirt will cure them of antisocial behaviors and have them crowding into Advanced Placement classes in no time. Problem solved!
I’ve no doubt there are white people who sincerely believe in Magic Dirt Theory. That’s the element of altruism I just mentioned.
However, a great many suburbanites—including Talented Tenth black ones, and probably a lot of white liberals whose enthusiasm for social justice goes no deeper than virtue signaling—a great many of us don’t believe the Magic Dirt Theory and don’t want to live around poor blacks. When we hear the phrase “low-income housing” we think of crime, disorder, welfare mommas, and discipline problems in schools.
Was President Trump’s Wednesday tweet a bare-faced appeal to us—a “dog whistle,” as the media Lefties say?
I bet it was.
But so what? We suburbanites have votes, too.
John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him.) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He has had two books published by VDARE.com com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle) and FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT II: ESSAYS 2013.
Just FYI, Seeger had it wrong about those houses in Daly City. They might be boxes, but they were anything but “ticky tacky.” They were framed in old growth redwood.
Makes remodeling tough though. Not easy to saw or drive nails into it and if you want to add structure the old 2 x 4’s were literally 2” x 4” instead of 1 1/2“ x 3 1/2” so it sometimes makes it hard to align new structure.
I always thought the movie ‘Pleasantville’ one of the most overtly evil and self-loathing parodies of the suburbs ever. Released in 1998 a year before your scribbling debut, John. But it had it all: nuclear family bad/fuddy dude, unfaithfulness good/the future; teenage respect for elders bad/robotic, teenage rebellion good/passionate; and of course, monochrome bad/dull, full colour good/vibrant. Evil in technicolour. Oh, and unarguably an accurate forecast of the current abstract graffiti art our society has been daubed into.
that’s ‘fuddy duddy’ , despite what the despotic auto-correct thinks.
Housing in the United States is either a free housing or it isn’t.
You middle class homeowners have a selfish, narrow sighted interest in artificially propping up the value of your homes by restricting the supply of more housing.
Your little plan may work in keeping distance from The Blacks but it also going to make it harder for your biracial children to engage in Affordable Family Formation.
These restriction of affordable and safe housing is why many a white female is childless well into her 30s.
And quite frankly the selfishness of you boomers in going “I got mine” and then lobbying for artificial constraints on housing supply is beyond the pale, and it’s behavior that justifies Government correction because clearly housing is NOT a free market.
I remember having seen this film as an apolitical teenager and already then knowing/feeling it was evil. But it’s not so much an attack on the suburbs as it is an attack on the 1950s and traditional family life.
Whites moved to the suburbs initially because cities became too dangerous or unpleasant. It’s sort of the opposite in Europe (city vs banlieues), although this might be changing now.
I think E. Michael Jones wrote about the purpose behind the destruction of the cities in America.
The problem in America is that you can’t be open about race if you’re white, I mean, Asians can have Chinatown or Koreatown, but you can’t have Europaville. So in the end it becomes about race but by other means (i.e. “affordable housing” means blacks and mexicans, “environmental concerns” means “keep blacks and mexicans and white trash far from my beach mansion in Malibu”.
I like Marina and Seeger’s song, but this one is also nice:
Core fundamental white nationalist interests — you people’s breeding rate — is negatively impacted by the artificial restriction on housing supply in the U.S. This issue isn’t just a case of “blacks are hurt worse.”
One of your more fun reads Derb! You want to really piss off those sanctimonious woke SJ warriors? Get yourself a John Deer riding mower!
Even if it’s too much mower, just park it on the lawn, sit on it, sip a pint of your favorite ale! Watch the woke heads explode! Cheers!
Some say that the whole idea of suburbia was at least in part a civil defense measure. In the early Cold War era it was believed that spreading the population out over a large area would increase the number of survivors in the event of a Soviet atomic attack. Decentralizing the population would also serve to keep them from banding together to effectively resist their massively enlarged government, as had been in the case in the militant 1930s when millions of American took to the streets in huge protests against Depression conditions. And allowing ownership of a little house on a tiny plot of land would give working people the illusion that they had a vested interest in perpetuating the system that so profited from their exploitation. And best of all, there would now be a big new market for transportation, to the great profit of the oil and automotive industries. These powerful interests were at the same time industriously scrapping public transit systems and transferring freight traffic from railroads to trucks. The latter would operate on the nation’s highways, bought and paid for by the taxpayers, rather than on private railroad rights-of-way, eliminating their high maintenance costs.
That’s the free market fer ya, folks, delivering benefit after benefit to the one percenters while bestowing on the grateful peasants the amazing privilege of living in that happy place trademarked The Free World. And heck, if you can find a way to blame, say, those awful ungrateful darkies for your discontent, then keep on smilin’, because you’ve completed the circle of your oppression yourself.
No one would have left NYC if not for the importation of Southern blacks and the enormous growth in violent crime. I remember as a kid as relatives started moving to the suburbs, my uncles all complaining about the long commute and how much they missed the old neighborhood. But they loved their families and didn’t want them near the crazed violence that kept getting worse in the 70s. Liberal judges, shorter prison sentences and vilification of the police didn’t work out that well back then. And it won’t be different this time, either.
Hi, Duck. Say hello to Duncan Idaho if you see him.
I don’t think that’s right. I’m no expert in these matters, but this is just what I’ve observed from experience:
-Your first statement “Housing in the United States is either a free housing or it isn’t.” is inaccurate. There are a variety of cost sharing, partially-subsidized housing, low-income housing mechanisms. It certainly is not black and white, free or non-free.
-There are many places in the United States where land is less than $1k an acre, and houses in good condition can be bought for cash for between $30k-$70k, and many of these are in majority white communities. These are in rural places where the job market is smaller, but not so vanishingly small that the majority of people are living in poverty.
So if your argument is that middle class whites inflating their property values is what’s causing the problem, the rebuttal is there are also many whites not doing this, or not able to do this, and anyone who wants to is welcome to move to those places.
-Governmental intervention in zoning and housing laws is itself an artificial adjustment to the availability of housing. Your characterization of the revealed preference of the middle class wanting to keep its property values high as artifice is completely backward.
-Real estate asset appreciation is the primary vehicle of growth of the middle class and has been for decades. Real-estate in white majority communities is also a major target of foreign investors who have piles of surplus U.S. dollars. Allowing blacks and hispanics to collapse those property values would drive away foreign investment and destroy the middle class.
-Regarding the point of childless white women, housing is probably a factor, but not as big a factor as contraception, stagnating incomes, and men and women competing for the same job pool, constantly being whittled away by automation.
In short overall there is no artificial restriction of housing, it only appears so to urbanites who are unwilling to move away from the city.The constricted housing supply in those areas is because many people want to live there (for reasons I would characterize as artificial), not because of the local homeowner’s association et al. That mass of people have delusional ideas about what type of employment they are qualified for relative to property values; cryptologists generally wouldn’t consider the housing in Silicon Valley restricted, whereas schoolteachers might.
But given your quip about the inevitability of bi-racial children I’m guessing you’re not arguing in good faith anyway.
For those Whites that think Trump is on their side….consider this.
I don’t think “bi-racial” children are inevitable or particularly desirable. I’m Somali, I want my children to look like me. No joke my aunt just sent me a picture of a gal I might marry, 21. Inshallah after Trump leaves I will be able to bring my wife and start working on my brood. But thank you for that analysis, I agree with a lot of it. Alas I’m one of those not willing to move from a concentrated East Coast area.
Seeger was mocking the suburbs with a photo of actor Jose Ferrer with wife Rosemary Clooney, singer, and their five children. They weren’t exactly typical. BTW, I loved Jose Ferrer in The Caine Mutiny, liked Rosemary Clooney’s singing also.
If God has mercy on you then you will be forcibly returned to Somalia where you belong.
I do agree that’s where I belong and inshallah I shall return to my native land to experience the deep ethno-cultural embeddedness that is so sorely lacking in the West for even many a Euro. Somalia has far less anomie, far less mental illness, far less degeneracy, more community, more ethno-cultural-linguistic cohesion, etc..
And pure ethnic Somali females legitimately look more feminine than Northern Euro females who tend have a mannish look in comparison.
American Beauty from 1999 has a similar message.
Karen has super high-frequency hearing…
Ummm… No…. Framing is mostly on 16″ and 24″ centers. So the dimension of lumber has no implications on future additions etc.
I lived in Northeast DC for over 20 years, got married and had kids and after a few murders of YTs within a few blocks, fled to the suburbs and have enjoyed it ever since.
It is the place to be with kids. Idyllic and uninvolved. Not much community but that is what makes it great.
Don’t burden me with your complaints, just let me mow my lawn.
And genocidal, too. As I recall, the White people (depicted in black and white) were all gone by the end, replaced by people “of color.”
“Washington has no business dictating what is best to meet your local community’s unique needs.”
What else need be said? Bravo to Trump and to Ben Carson!
@11 Rich: Au contraire, it will be dramatically different this time. There’s no fabled ‘silent majority’ coming to save you. Those Whites are gone. And the suburbs are almost all infested, too. When you have nowhere else to run to in a ca 56% White nation, and voting won’t save you, what are you going to do? Snark more like Sailer? Let your children marry Han a la Derbyshire? Whites’ options are rapidly constricting, but everyone is convinced nothing really terrible would ever happen here, because magic dirt. The normalcy bias will see everyone writing furious emails as the woke POC police come to their doors.
You stand accused of violations under Poe’s Law, section 69 of the Internet Penal Code.
I would rather see one white woman in her 30’s with no children than 100 white women with nappy haired spawn.
You’re not wrong, this isn’t going to get better, but NYC from the 70s to the 90s underwent a similar demographic shift as it went from 75% White to 50% White by the time Rudy Giuliani was elected mayor. With a population only 50% White, Rudy was able to go all out against the criminals and save the city. He was elected in 94, so we got a good 20 something years out of his law and order administration. And the lefty Whites had to live under 4 years of skyrocketing crime and insane affirmative action with Dinkins before they were willing to go Giuliani. The same could happen at a national level as people wake up to the terrorism of groups like BLM and Antifa, as well as the regular everyday criminality of a large portion of the blacks. Eventually we become Brazil, if we’re lucky (could be much worse), but there’s always hope. Right? I hope…
Well, luckily, in a few years, you’ll have both.
This has been forgotten but it was a huge concern in those days. It also explains the Paris conundrum (middle class in the city, poor in the suburbs): France was neutral in the Cold War. It probably also isn’t coincidence that the great gentrification of U.S. cities only began in the 1990s, after the threat of nuclear war was over. It could never have happened in the 1970s or 80s.
Pure ethnic Somali females look more feminine than Northern European females. Sorry, that’s just my HBD observation.
How’s Shamiqua’s hearing? She still be hearing “racism” everywhere?
I don’t know Richie, but there’s an epidemic of violence since the BLM protests, and cops are afraid to shot violent criminals..
Pete Seeger was one of the worst people in the world. Hopefully he’s knee deep in a lake of fire, lighting a giant pile of pine cones to ram up Bruce Springsteen’s back passage when he shows up.
There are thousands of houses available in North Philly for less than 50k. Put your money where your mouth is. You’ll fit right in. Or just leave.
Replacement door and window frames are set up for walls that are built on modern dimensional lumber. Not terribly hard to work around, but not dead simple either.
No, I would not. Somalis are an all together separate race from Bantus. Would you fit in with Asians?
Hopefully, you and your little monkeys will starve to death or be killed by other niggers.
We should have let you all die back in the 90’s. What a waste of white people’s money.
May your children perish in a car fire, asshole.
(You don’t want the answer. 90% of white dudes would kick 7 blondes in the face for the chance to sleep with a Pieface.)
White men’s desire for Asians as brides is a result of the masculine behavior of their females due to feminism, IMO.
Mister Seeger was a bad man.
Glazier of 20 plus years… I have dealt with a few issues regarding old dimensional lumber. Flashing!!!!
What’s keeping you, Duck?
While John Cheever made fun of suburbia he also defended its stereotypical resident in the story “The Worm in the Apple,” whose moral is that there is no worm in the apple of white bourgeoise suburban life. Cheever was about as white as they come. Suburbia was his Parisian Left Bank or revolutionary Spain.
This the only way of contacting JD.
Message: Prof John Carey dealt with 19th Century attitudes on suburbia. The Intellectuals and the Masses. 1992
I’m a Silent, not a Boomer.
Derb, they didn’t even need the AFFH. Ben Carson and Trump only stopped a few FUTURE relocations. But thousands of thugs have already been relocated by the state and federal governments, not to the suburbs, but to other towns outside of big cities. These programs will continue, apart from those of the AFFH.
Over the past 20 years, Chicago public housing projects (big, ugly, smelly, crime-infested, apartment buildings) have been demolished and the criminals and welfare queens living there scattered via government relocation programs to smaller citeies and towns in downstate Illinois, Iowa, and other nearby states. They have been put-up in smaller, newer public housing apartments or given housing vouchers to victimize unsuspecting or greedy landlords. Several years ago the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette had several long articles about this relocation program to downstate Illinois.
There are also a few leftist university towns (e.g. Champaign-Urbana, Illinois) that have housing ordinances that prohibit discrimination on the basis of criminal record (including convictions for violent crimes such as rape, assault, armed robbery etc.) or on the basis of “source of income” (meaning Section 8 vouchers or other government welfare). Chicago has the same ordinance about source of income, which is also wrecking once nice neighborhoods on the Southwest Side. This situation is turning once nice towns into crapholes of shootings, drug dealing, assaults, theft, etc. The “knockout game” is very popular – where the thugs walk up to a middle-aged or elderly white person and puch them as hard as they can. And you also get the pleasure of seeing the goofs walking around with their pants below their butts, hats on sideways, cruising in their ‘hoopties,” yelling their “mudick” babble at any women they pass, and blaring their thumping crap music. Diversity in action.
If you live in any blue state your suburb isn’t safe. Get out. Don’t be a conservative moron with an Antifa thug smashing your head (or your children’s) with a skateboard or bike lock. If you have to take a loss on your house, take it. What is your life and that of your family worth? Why pay huge taxes, put up with smug leftist nuts all around you, and then have them relocate thugs into your neighborhood? There are several websites documenting hundreds of terrible crimes against whites by racist blacks including rapes, burning people alive, cutting them up, bashing in their heads. It is probably thousands since the 1960s starting with such events as the Zebra Murders in California (inspired by the anti-white “Nation of Islam” – Black Muslims). These crimes never make the national news and the local prosecutors hardly ever charge black on white “hate crimes.” Coming soon to a neighborhood in your blue state or your blue city suburb.
Again, get out NOW. The leftist pajama-boy and dyke “woke” police didn’t protect innocent people in Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Louisville, Denver, etc. from BLM thugs. Ask Michelle Malkin, who got smashed in the face at a “Back The Blue” rally in (now) lefty craphole Denver. Anyone with any sense now is leaving the blue states of New York, California, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, etc. Even most Colorado cities are going leftist due to all the (now legal) dope smokers moving in; and the state votes blue in the national and state-wide elections. All you need to do is eliminate the blue states; then look at the shaded (red/blue/purple) Trump-Hillary election map (county by county) to see where conservatives live. Then look at the US county by county maps for “white, non-hispanic” demographics (US Census site and others.) Unfortunately, black and hispanic conservatives are few and far between, so this is the best strategy. Black and hispanic conservatives don’t want to live near thugs either and go to these non-thug counties.
Derb’s “The Talk” for white teenagers is helpful to give to kids, however I think the percentages of black racists is much higher than what he lists. However, as has been pointed out, I believe Derb still in New York waiting for Antifa to dox him and other north-east conservatives and show up at his door. I hope he has a good security system and is well armed (and his fine-looking Army son got him some Claymores).
“I’m Somali, I want my children to look like me.” EXACTLY. Just like Muhammad Ali stated. Just like Whites have every right to state as well “I’m White Euro ,I want my children to look like me.” Absolutely nothing wrong with this way of thinking. The only thing wrong with your statement is it should only be accomplished in your land amongst your people. Support yourself and your brood with a job and property in your own country. It is so strange how most Whites think that all these black and browns want to mix with Whites. Most don’t. They don’t want to destroy who they are either. The biggest problem is stupid White whore women who think they can go breeding with black ghetto trash and then society has to deal with their fatherless feral bastard “keeds”. Just like the black ghetto girls taught them. Insane how White Women emulate and copy what black ghetto women live by.Even alot of Hispanic women that mix with blacks. They know that all this black privilege is real,hence why all their mixed “keeds” get catered too and a free ride into any and all colleges and schools of their choice. Nevermind all the government freebies. White couples are the ones who don’t have kids. They listen to all the “save the world, overpopulation OMG” and yet blacks and browns and muzzies breed like rabbits and you don’t hear Whites going after these people for overpopulating the world and straining all our resources. Just like minorities drain all the money out of all these cities. This is why the keep raising taxes and in all your small towns they keep having budget meetings to keep passing higher and higher budgets. And they always use the schools as an excuse. We need more money for “da keeds”.No matter how many times some people shoot down the budget they eventually get one passed. They just keep voting till they get one passed. So voting doesn’t even matter. And all of this cost is because of this whole WELFARE..DA PROGRAMS…FREERIDE..FREE SCHOOLING…FREE LUNCHES…FREE INTERNET…FREE COMPUTERS…Free housing section 8 low income …Basically the SOCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX. These useless foreigners and inner city blacks are draining the country dry with absolutely no return.Useless degrees in fake african history…social justice…racism everywhere but really only from blacks and browns who are the real racists. These people are not the ones inventing anything new or building or maintaining and improving infrastructure. NOTHING>
Son, please grow up.
There is no “leftist” or “rightist” at the top, no “blue” or “red”, that is why all 50 states are having coronahoax shutdowns. There are only “Satanist” and “God fearing”. Your four most Communist presidents are/were;
4. Bush II
5. Bush I
If one takes communism for what it is, meaning increasing the power of the government.
So please, get rid of your TV, stop watching “Fair and Balanced” news, and join the real world; before it’s tool ate.
Oh, is that why white broads do it? I had always heard it was the BBC.
I have one question though:
If these white women are making plans 20 years in advance, why are they poor in the first place?
Caulk, putty, paint, a carpenter I ain’t! I’ll stick with high voltage electricity, much easier to deal with. Best of luck to you!
You wish you were. You’re the same as Ethiopians. Like the two gibberish idiots that flew the planeload of screaming passengers into the ground a year ago.
France wasn’t exactly neutral in the cold war ,especially not after De Gaulle .
Hey Troof, you and this Somali coon could author another bestseller for The Shortest Books in the World Club.
Ghanaian and Somalian Contributions to Civilization.
That fucker would more likely resemble a pamphlet, boy…lol
In any case, I’m not sure why a man who called himself a socialist was so incensed about lack of individualism, which is supposed to be a bourgeois virtue, not a working-class one.
Let me see, Somali, Ghanian, two low IQ groups writing a book on accomplishments, not a bad hook at all. We need a little extra though…
I got it.
The preface has to be written by a mental ree-tard.
Ok you’re hired.
Son, I’VE OWNED THE TITLE HERE FOR 12 YEARS! DO YOU REALLY THINK YOU COULD POSSIBLY TAKE IT FROM ME?
I’ve put better contenders than you to sleep in the first round, Bro.
What good is a dog whistle when all you get is an empty dish after you come running with your tail wagging?
Complete with shoutin’ and all.
The only “title” you vie for, is that of Hands Down Dumbest Nigger on The Unz Review. It’s usually tossed back and forth between you and Obiwanajiganig, with a few up and comers trying their best to break into the top five.
In any event, stay cool, homes. Seeing as you’re a former male model ( LOL ) I don’t want to end up in a walk off with you.
Wasn’t that due to a faulty Boeing plane model or some such?
Redwood is soft enough to easily hammer nails. It’s not white oak.
Well, on the other hand, Old Sport, that does qualify me for one the the Top Five Smartest Honkees on The Unz Review.
I TOLD YOU SUKKA! STAY IN YOUR DAMN LANE AND LEAVE INSULTS TO THE PROFESSIONALS!
Technically true, but a year younger and you’d be a Boomer.
Malvina Reynolds, nee Milder, “was born in San Francisco to David and Abagail Milder, Jewish and socialist immigrants.”
Gosh, what a surprise.
There is no question (except in the mind of Liberals) that the losses of right to restrictive covenants, rental, or sale restrictions started the White exodus from the cities. School desegregation was the final nail in the coffin. Even so, there are some interesting historical footnotes:
The exodus to suburbia began long before the so-called Civil Rights era. In limited forms, it pre-dates the 20th century. But the real boom was after WW II with the first Levittown. Again, it’s worth noting that this first “migration” had nothing to do with forced integration.
It’s also worth remembering that virtually all of that ancient housing, be it a home or apartment building, assuming it dates earlier than the 1940s, was built for and occupied by Whites, or working- or middle-class people at any rate. In some places only abandoned derelicts remain (Detroit youtube videos are an eye-opener) but you can find these in most faded old cities. If any are still maintained and occupied, it is likely they will be rentals with “minorities”. The point I’m trying to make is simple: these modest apartments and homes were good enough for most Americans to live in, three generations ago. A trickle of them left for “the good life” in a bigger home out in the countryside, but the trickle became a flood when the neighborhood’s integrity was irreparably damaged.
It’s hardly an understatement to claim that desegregation ruined much of America, especially its older cities. If you are brave enough, a brief driving tour of your big city will reveal once-livable areas that now are, at best, crumbling reminders of once-upon-a-time functional communities.
There’s a lot of truth in your sarcasm [wry grin]. I’d add, the Interstate Highways were, for a while, actually funded by Defense money, using the same logic (escape from cities if nuclear threat.) Yes, I agree that much of the damage was done by political decisions. Of course, there is always the “who profits?” motive … sure industries or well-connected local interests (builders) influence the process. The “free market” is anything but, but as I age, I have come to appreciate that a certain amount of regulation is very desirable. We can’t keep out people by race, creed, color or national origin (I guess list expands to sexual orientation, non-binary sex, or married a tree…etc…) but thank goodness that zoning is still pretty well universal, despite some attempts to prune it back (“Upzoning” — also a prime suspect area for property developers).
No it was due to the grossly incompetent crew not carrying out the single memory item, for Unscheduled Stab Trim, in the emergency checklist. The crew the day before, flying the same aircraft had the same problem and coped OK(just, they weren’t as good as they should have been). Not putting the Stab Trim Override switch to cut-out wasn’t the only thing they did wrong. They also made no power reduction throughout the flight but left TOGA power on the whole flight. Another gross error.
100% correct. There’s only so much time in the day to deal with questions from goat herders or whatever it is tbey do when they’re not defrauding our welfare programs.
Only Joe McCarthy and Roy Cohn knew the answers —both gone by 1963. Year Kennedy got hit and Americans still can nor reconcile what happened. Had Owald lived and entered 1964 Olympics – Gold Medal for distance shooting. Cartoons – Rocky and His Friends –Wayback machine —
yeah ok the one percenters have a crystal ball lol.
you must be one miserable son of a bitch.
Housing is a very free market. You engage a real estate agent, your agent takes you to see whatever houses they think you might buy so they can get their commission, you make your bid, and if it’s enough for the seller you are the owner.
If you can’t afford the prices, that’s your problem.
Around 1900 the best part of Chicago with the best architecture (of which it was very proud) was the South Side. You can still see much of the architecture today if you drive around.
It’s a good point about who built that. I’m waiting for black people who want better housing to build it for themselves.
I know there are some who do that. Prince Georges County MD was largely built by black people for black people, which is great. But that should be a common approach to concerns about their housing quality, not an exception.