If you cram people into hyper-urbanized environments, you turn them into sitting ducks for any new germ that comes along. Especially if you take their cars away and stuff them into mass transit. That slurping sound is a hungry virus licking its lips.
Early this morning my wife saw a fox trotting up our sidewalk. You’re not supposed to see them. But their hiding places have been systematically uprooted and paved over, as the philosopher-kings labor to turn our lovely small town–not so lovely as it used to be!–into a noisy, crowded, ugly city. Gives ’em more clout within the Democrat Party, you see.
After decades of scheming and finagling for it, they’ve finally got high-rise dwellings in the middle of downtown, having gotten rid of several acres of parking space. They’ve got shills writing in to the local–ahem!–newspaper bragging about what a swell time they’re having in the high rise and how they, superior beings that they are, don’t need cars anymore and ain’t they just as cute as buttons? Their dwellings have been erected within yards of our very busy railroad tracks. How they manage with the noise is something they don’t talk about.
But make way for Agenda 21! Progress, progress!
What it looks like is a plan to first turn the towns into small cities and then connect the dots to transform all of central New Jersey into one big gigantic city. And stack all the people on top of each other, jam them together like sardines, because that’s supposed to make it easier to control them.
Hey, no problem! Mandatory universal vaccines, against every disease known to humankind–that’ll protect us. Mandatory lots of other things, too. Laws are cumbersome; mandates are cool: stroke of the pen, law of the land.
When progressives say “progress,” watch out.
5 comments on “The Folly of Urbanization”
What amazes me is that they never learn one thing from their failures.
We should they? Who prays the price for their failures–them or us?
Exactly. Developers/investors made a lot of money making the people think it was their idea. It’s so easy to fool a progressive because while they’re spewing nonsense at our faces, they’re walking backwards until they bump into something, like the truth duh, and blame everyone else. But they never turn around to see their mistake or even notice.
This is why I left Fullerton, California in 1976, When I was beginning school it had a population of 15,000+. Now it has over 140,000 and the same with all the adjoining towns that turned into cities. Fort Smith, AR has a population of 86,000 but is still just a large town, although rated the second largest city in the State.
I had occasion to visit the city of Columbus, Ohio, a few times in the 1970s. It was very nice, not a bit like Newark or Detroit. But I wonder what it’s like now.