Whiteness in New York City is a liability, reminiscent of owning a trailer park home in tornado alley or property in the path of an oncoming hurricane in the gulf region of the United States.
When the "have-nots" are able to elect a man capable of redistributing the wealth of the "haves," soon the goal of equality will be reached; because misery has eliminated whatever economic benefit was attained by hard work, thrift, and saving.
Isn't that what equality is, boiled down to its rudimentary ingredient?
If everyone is miserable, all are equal.
What's that verse in Ecclesiastes again? [City plans to attack economic segregation by moving poor into middle-class neighborhoods, richer into poverty spots: Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Vicki Been said the plan to build 80,000 new affordable apartments and preserve 120,000 units would create a more diverse city., New York Daily News, 5-22-14]:
The City plans to attack economic segregation in its affordable housing plan — placing the poor in middle-class neighborhoods and the more affluent in high-poverty spots.
Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Vicki Been said the plan to build 80,000 new affordable apartments and preserve 120,000 units would create a more diverse city.
“We really have to make economic diversity a cornerstone of that plan,” she said at a City Council budget hearing Wednesday.
“That means that in some neighborhoods that have mostly middle or upper-income housing, that we would need to put affordable housing at the very lowest income,” she said.
“But in some communities where we have a great deal of poverty . . . we would try to bring more moderate (-income housing) into those neighborhoods, to try to achieve the kind of diversity that we want,” Been said.
De Blasio’s executive budget boosted the housing department’s capital cash to $3.1 billion, up from $1.9 billion in his January preliminary budget, to help pay for the ambitious proposal.
Been said the emphasis would be on two groups traditionally overlooked in city affordable housing programs — the very low income and the middle class. The city will quadruple the number of apartments geared to the poorest New Yorkers, who make less than $25,000 for a family of four, and increase by 50% the number for those making $68,000 to 103,000.
Exact locations where housing developments will be built have not yet been chosen.
Council housing chairman Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn) hailed the proposal, though he said he anticipated some resistance both from affluent New Yorkers unhappy about low-income developments in their neighborhoods and from residents of poorer areas who don’t want to be surrounded by housing that’s out of their reach.
“I do think there will be some concern in certain communities,” he added. “We will have to explain to people why we’re doing what we’re doing.”Solomon was wrong.
There is no example in recorded history of a people lying down and watching (without protest) them march all over them, turning once thriving population centers - bursting with social capital and upward mobility - into instruments of civilizational decay... reminders that the best intentions of social engineers, educated to eliminate the disparities existing between the "haves" and "have-nots," possess the mental capacity of a child drawing on an Etch A Sketch.
But, what can be said of the people allowing this to happen, watching silently their own dispossession?
Hurricane de Blasio will hit New York City, just as other suicidal ideologies will hit other parts of America will equal (or greater) ferocity.
It's not our job to stop it; it's our job to survive it.