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Anti-Gentrification ´Activists´
Embrace Violence, Threats

PJ Media, by Tom Knighton

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Posted By:Hazymac, 3/7/2018 10:08:22 AM

When I think about heroic activists, one name stands tallest: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He fully embraced non-violence as the means to combat injustice, and by never raising a hand against his opponents, he won. Today, some anti-gentrification "activists" would do well to learn those lessons. In communities all around the nation, people see opportunity in lower-income neighborhoods. They enter the areas, start businesses and renovate structures. They raise property values and create jobs and boost our standard of living. They also drive out prior residents who were renters. This process is the natural result of a market economy. That being

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: HIghlander, 3/7/2018 10:33:19 AM     (No. 11564817)

Hipsters can´t take over a neighborhood without moving the natives to some barren places as done with some of the Indian tribes. There´s always conflict when unwelcome outsiders move in.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 3/7/2018 10:41:11 AM     (No. 11564826)

The ´funny part´ is white liberals are largely the ones pushing out poorer residents. In San Francisco and Portland the black populations have plummeted.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: volksford, 3/7/2018 11:09:54 AM     (No. 11564844)

"Our neighborhood sucks and we are going to keep it that way !!"

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LadyHen, 3/7/2018 12:04:49 PM     (No. 11564883)

We lived this do this nonsense burns me up.

Neighborhoods filled with abandoned houses, some uninhabitable, many others section 8 rentals owned by out of town landlords (slumlords) who do minimal if any maintenance. All houses run down, small, and old. Median home value well below $100k.

The business areas feature used tire stores, paycheck loan joints, shady gas stations, run down business fronts with bars on the windows, few grocery store and none that stay open late. No new businesses or restaurants.

The perpetual presence of LEO´s and blue lights at night. Questionable inhabitants loiter all day and night. Kids run in gangs.

This was our neighborhood 20 years ago. We settled here in the early years of gentrification in an up and coming part of the neighborhood. We took a risk with OUR MONEY. It paid off for us and many retirees that owned their homes here for 40 years and were able to retire with a nice nest egg thanks to selling their older homes for good money.
Now median house value is well over 200k and new businesses and restaurants are flourishing. Yes, the objectionable criminal element is almost gone. GOOD!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 3/7/2018 1:02:14 PM     (No. 11564933)

Gentrification...the gift that keeps on giving.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: web, 3/7/2018 1:02:27 PM     (No. 11564934)

"Boyle Heights was a predominantly Jewish community with “a vibrant, pre-World War II, Yiddish-speaking community, replete with small shops along Brooklyn Avenue, union halls, synagogues and hyperactive politics … shaped by the enduring influence of the Socialist and Communist parties"

"...the Jewish community was moving westward into new homes, the largest growing group, Latinos, were moving into Boyle Heights because to them this neighborhood was represented as upward mobility"

"Saul Alinsky; well-known Chicago-Jewish community activist and his company, the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) garnered support from the Mexican Americans in order for Roybal (Los Angeles’s first city council member of Latino heritage) to win the 1949 election" Wikipedia

Boyle Heights has long been a center for communist activism, and Mexican-Americans have been one of their "causes" since the 1940s. I don´t think they will allow the yuppies to gentrify the area. That would be racism.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jimjr, 3/7/2018 1:05:52 PM     (No. 11564936)

No need for law enforcement presence, either. Let´em burn the place to the ground.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: NYbob, 3/7/2018 1:09:49 PM     (No. 11564940)

The root of the problem is once again, democrats. democrats released the mental defectives to run free among us. democrats ruined schools by letting the ACLU determine who gets disciplined or removed from the school system. democrats invited the illegals to suck the system dry of resources and overload the schools and hospitals at the same time. Finally democrats outsourced manufacturing jobs and substituted any chance at a career for a poverty dependency handout that actually punishes initiative.

Require any welfare in any form to be earned with some form of time or labor and the only people protesting would be the SOROS crowd, which should be RICOed anyway. Plenty to do. You want rent help, clean up the trash or paint a house. You want food allowance, work in the community garden. How you mobilize a run down community to do these things and the much harder problem of stopping drugs and the crime that comes with that, requires imagination, discipline and most of all leadership. So far running it from DC with liberal ´leadership,´ has been an epic fail.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: franq, 3/7/2018 6:05:26 PM     (No. 11565135)

The noble gentry. Can we ditch this meme?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dvc, 3/7/2018 8:51:51 PM     (No. 11565239)

They want to keep their slums slummy! How dare you damned whiteys move in here, fix up the place and make it nicer? And getting rid of the crime means all our "jobs" going away!

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