Mowing Neighborhoods

Liberal masterminds tell us they want to “level the playing field.” This could be compared to mowing a lawn. Suppose some grass is healthier and grows faster; it is chopped down to the height of the shortest blade. This may not be a happy state of affairs for the healthier grass, but it results in an esthetically pleasing lawn for the owner of the manor.

Our rulers plan to apply the same principle to neighborhoods through the Department of Housing and Urban Development in order to achieve comparable uniformity:

In a move some claim is tantamount to social engineering, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is imposing a new rule that would allow the feds to track diversity in America’s neighborhoods and then push policies to change those it deems discriminatory.

The policy is called, “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.” It will require HUD to gather data on segregation and discrimination in every single neighborhood and try to remedy it.

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan unveiled the federal rule at the NAACP convention in July.

“Unfortunately, in too many of our hardest hit communities, no matter how hard a child or her parents work, the life chances of that child, even her lifespan, is determined by the zip code she grows up in. This is simply wrong,” he said.

So that’s what causes poverty: not sloth, not lack of ambition, not schools destroyed by unions and moonbattery, not entitlement mentality, not lack of skills, not stupidity, not substance abuse, not a toxic rap culture that stigmatizes any form of constructive or even civilized behavior — poverty is caused by zip codes.

Data from this discrimination database would be used with zoning laws, housing finance policy, infrastructure planning and transportation to alleviate alleged discrimination and segregation.

If people care enough about their lives and property, their neighborhoods will look nicer than the festering slums of Detroit. This constitutes inequality. The government will fix it by importing the denizens of Detroit until the people in the nice neighborhoods understand that there just isn’t any point building up anything because lowlifes and the government that serves them at everyone else’s expense will just tear it down. When the whole country looks like Detroit, Shaun Donovan, Obama, and the rest of the liberal ruling class can congratulate themselves on their landscaping skills.

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Detroit is still the Model City.

On tips from Bo Jangles and Bob Roberts. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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