Life in The Country™

oh yeah?

… The belief that $5 or higher gasoline will make us drive less, become more efficient, and convert to better fuels is a bitterly new flavor of anti-rural prejudice. The progressive intolerance of, and antipathy toward, rural people and their cultures reaches a new high when it insists we would all be better off if only we drove less. Ultimately, it implies that we should all move closer to the urban beehive or simply deal with our country perversity and stay on the porch out here in the sticks.

Vanderleun

I swear, they are trying to repeal the Industrial Revolution.

Rodgie-poo

Wow. Why would they possibly have this silly prejudice? [aside from the part where these urban metros simply cannot understand, comprehend, or even imagine or barely visualize what would motivate anyone to live in a place that lacked the culchah of movie houses, theatres, and insouciant little wine bistros] Hmmm… gee….

“Land… cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. The provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interests of society as a whole. Public control of land use is therefore indispensable….”

Governments must maintain full jurisdiction and exercise complete sovereignty over such land with a view to freely planning development of human settlements….

Finish your assignment! »

Yet More:

(a) Agricultural land, particularly on the periphery of urban areas, is an important national resource; without public control land is prey to speculation and urban encroachment.

(b) Change in the use of land…should be subject to public control and regulation.

(c) Such control may be exercised through:

(i) Zoning and land-use planning as a basic instrument of land policy in general and of control of land-use changes in particular;

(ii) Direct intervention, e.g. the creation of land reserves and land banks, purchase, compensated expropriation and/or pre-emption, acquisition of development rights, conditioned leasing of public and communal land, formation of public and mixed development enterprises;

(iii) Legal controls, e.g. compulsory registration, changes in administrative boundaries, development building and local permits, assembly and replotting.

Look familiar to anyone?

See Also: Post Sustainability Institute
Freedom21

Radio Interview with Rosa Koire

Rosa Koire speaking to East Bay TEA Party [long but worth it]
PeggyU for tipping me off to Rosa Koire

15 Comments!

  1. RonF
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 8:11 am |

    Oh, I’ve been told by a left-winger that people who live out in rural areas that are disadvantaged because of things like higher gas prices are getting what they deserve because of their choice to live there.

    Who the F**K do they think are going to grow their vegetables, fruits, grains and meats? And much of what manufacturing and service desks/call centers that goes on in the U.S. goes on in plants in rural areas. Seems that you get a better work ethic out there.

    But the real underlying problem the left has with rural areas is that according to them, because of the structure of the Senate and the Electoral College they have an out-of-proportion effect on American politics and policies. They want that stopped.

  2. HDDavid
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 8:16 am |

    Pelosi’s wealth grows by 62 percent…. investment in some undeveloped residential real estate in Sacramento, Calif., jumped to at least $5 million in value.

  3. Claire: dirty, dirty wingnut
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 8:58 am |

    “Pelosi’s wealth…

    Cute, uhuh? Esp since all the other land in CA — esp in the Valley — has gone down. Wonder where she’s gonna get the water for her development?

    And how she’s gonna get around the Community Separator / LIAg / Open Space zoning restrictions? hmmm… what a mystery!

    f’n Looter

  4. LLoyd
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 9:00 am |

    Claire, I didn’t have the time at this moment to read your links but just last night for 2 hours I was giving myself a primer on this

    The Agenda 21 plan openly targets private property. For over thirty-five years the UN has made their stance very clear on the issue of individuals owning land;

    Land… cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. The provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interest of society as a whole.

    It started with this for me:
    The Blaze start here go down see lib dem who is with it! http://tinyurl.com/3jk3aep
    And it is probably in your neighborhood. I’ll be checking for mined. More later.

  5. Claire: dirty, dirty wingnut
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 9:28 am |

    Welcome to the Non-Communitarian Individualists’ Club, LLoyd!

    This is the other, more insidious, Front in The War Against Cultural Terrorism.

  6. Posted June 16, 2011 at 9:56 am |

    That’s just silly. I DO pay over $5/gallon here in Victoria (yeah, I put $85 in my Saab’s gas tank last week) and the only reason I don’t drive as much as when I lived in Seattle is because Victoria is so stinking small and there’s nothing to do here.

    The other problem? The cost of living in the city is so high, that lots of people can only afford to live far outside of town (my husband and I probably won’t be able to afford a house (someday when we buy one) any closer than at least a 40 minute drive away from where he works at the Canadian Forces base, so it punishes relatively ordinary people, and especially low income people. I thought liberals loved the low-income folks!

  7. PeggyU
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 10:53 am |

    This is the other, more insidious, Front in The War Against Cultural Terrorism.

    This is the bigger battle. I know it is boring and time consuming, but please attend your city and county council meetings at every opportunity you get. Encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same! We are no different than the Cedar Falls citizens … our local governments are targeted and infiltrated or influenced by people with an anti-private property agenda. If you have ever heard the terms “smart growth” or “sustainable development”, then these forces are at work in your city or county governments. This is the sort of tyranny that is difficult to monitor and to resist, but it is absolutely vital!

  8. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 1:16 pm |

    Americans will eventually have to sacrifice, and fight, and die, and suffer in order to save the World from totalitarian darkness and barbarism again. This seems to have become our role in History.

    Let’s just hope that Americans don’t have to first overcome our own government’s totalitarian darkness and barbarism.

  9. Claire: dirty, dirty wingnut
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 3:39 pm |

    Like Peggy said: and don’t forget the Planning Commission! Planning Staff and Planners are the out-front minions* of this oppressive BS. And in CA, the Boards — esp Water, Transportation and anything to do with Eco or Housing.

    [*except for a few a couple one.]

  10. geezerette
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 7:18 pm |

    The good thing price of gas is going down a few cents at a time— because we aren’t using so much— that’s good??? — we’re stuck with not going more than 5 miles from home and that’s a good thing? well la di f-in daw—

  11. SondraK, naughty naughty bad wingnut
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm |

    Yea, but country folk get around on horses anyways don’t you?

  12. PeggyU
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 10:34 pm |

    ^
    Could if I had to!

  13. Merovign
    Posted June 16, 2011 at 11:02 pm |

    Let’s just hope that Americans don’t have to first overcome our own government’s totalitarian darkness and barbarism.

    Comment by DougM (jackassophobe) — June 16, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

    Isn’t it a tiny bit late to *hop* for that? Let’s just hope that the disturbance from overcoming that is minimal.

  14. John A
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 12:26 am |

    I doubt my take, which is not directly related in any case, will be noted but this has been itching for a few hours

    and it is, after about ethanol…

    The House did not pass a bill to cut ethanol subsidies. MSM: fault of the Rs, who could not get enough support. The Senate did pass a bill to cut subsidies. Uh, because the Rs joined the D effort?

    http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/167017-niche-tax-breaks-targeted-senate-kills-ethanol-credit-

    ” Senate Republicans joined Democrats on Thursday in an overwhelming vote to end an important tax break for the ethanol industry…”

    uh, say what?

    the sentence continues –
    “the first of many niche tax breaks GOP lawmakers are looking to close.”

    Huh? The Rs joined the Ds to pass what the Rs had proposed?

  15. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 12:06 pm |

    Cars have always been a symbol of freedom and personal independence, a rude gesture to Masses Transit™.
    Progs hate that.