January 11, 2014

The People’s Republic of California: “Private property? What private property?” [Darleen Click]

Socialist Democrats in CA Legislature want to go beyond Kelo and put every private property owner at risk of Eminent Domain for any reason whatsoever.

California’s Senate Bill 1 is what the founding fathers fought against. Straight from the U.N. Agenda 21’s playbook, SB1 will give power to a county to form a “Sustainable Communities Investment Authority” (SCIA). These Authorities have the power of eminent domain and can confiscate private property to build “sustainable communities.” The bill essentially paves the way for the loss of any true private property in California, resulting in the loss of freedom and driving down home values. If the Senate passes the modified bill, only Governor Jerry Brown (D – CA) will stand in its way of becoming law.

This means that city and county governments can create unelected bureaucracies with the power to do what’s necessary to create “sustainable communities.” It also means that the definition of “blight” will change from the original definition of abandoned and decaying buildings on residential lots to a much wider definition including anything the bureaucracies need to create sustainable communities.

Not only would the government be able to use eminent domain to procure land for public transportation, it could take private homes within half a mile of that public transportation in the name of creating a sustainable community. A private home is not really private if it could be taken at any time to create low income, low energy housing. […]

According to Lawrence J. McQuillan, “each Authority will be granted powers to build “Sustainable Communities” means jamming people into dense, urban centers using high-density residential housing and high-intensity retail and commercial buildings near mass transit corridors. To that end, SB 1 will grant each Authority unprecedented powers.”

The following video is 10 minutes, but stick to it to the end …

… clearly the organizers of this Potemkin meeting had no real intention of “public input” but were sent out to gather predetermined oh look how many people support this! so SHUTUP.

I believe my suspicions about the recent spate of glowing articles on micro houses and apartments are not unfounded.

Back to the Future


Posted by Darleen @ 1:43pm

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Comments (50)

  1. Well, the Fifth Amendment only requires “due process” — which this technically qualifies as — and only speaks of “private property … taken for public use” — which this isn’t, it’s private property taken for (other) private use — so the Ninth Circus will probably pass this by with nary a blink…

    But defining marriage? H8RXTIANISTHOMOPHOBE

    As goes Kalifornia, so goeth the nation…

  2. PS: I hear sleeping in a coffin-sized tube is all the rage for people short on space…


  3. Ellsworth Toohey would nod approvingly.

    This move will make it much easier to cede California to it’s new owners, when they come knocking to collect what’s rightfully owed them. Hoist the Five Six-Star Red Flag!

  4. Formerly, I would’ve said that this proposal opened a pandora’s box and couldn’t possibly be found Constitutional.
    …but that’s what I said about Obamacare. Thanks again, John Roberts!

  5. I think creepy “just because,Gaia-utopia-snark” property siezures will be few and far between or there will be blood in the streets, as they say. California might well burd down before it has a chance to slide into the ocean. This isn’t something most citizens will flee. This is something they will burn at the stake, draw and quarter, and stab in the face with a broken horseradish bottle. Holy shit.

  6. burd-> burn. I doubt anyone can turn THAT into an awesome reference to der olde iutlanders.

  7. Remember the Kelo thingy? Those houses were torn down, and then nothing was done with the land.

    That is government in action.

  8. That vid is a picture perfect representation of community organizing in action, if we can call it action, rather than any of the other nominally descriptive names available to us, like say, bullshit, snowjob, tedium and the like. The community organizer brings Kafka’s world alive. But then, democracy, after all, is the rule of the ignorant.

  9. this won’t make california more sustainable unless there’s a provision where the ignorant teacher sluts and the corrupt piggy whore cops and the racist illiterate firemen can be declared as blight

  10. California: The Get the Fuck Out As Soon As You Can State

  11. Heh, it’s either that or the ‘Quit pretending to a false civility with totalitarians while allowing them to waste your time and start to stand up for yourselves by beating the living hell out of them instead’ State.

  12. I watched the whole video, and it was obvious the regional-planning pukes were in over their heads. When the word “visioning” came out, someone should have told them, “Your ‘vision’ is taking you into an area where you have no authority to go.”

  13. “These Authorities have the power of eminent domain and can confiscate private property to build “sustainable communities.”

    You just know that they’re going to target older neighborhoods, those with modest ranch homes, older owners, the kind of people the state likes to push around because they have the least amount of resources (money, connections) to fight back. And they’ll bulldoze their sweet but aging homes to build micro-apartments like this (http://preview.tinyurl.com/ld72csy) all in the name of sustainability, affordability, and equality.

    Also, doesn’t this kinda sound like the death panel concept – a group of nameless appointed bureaucrats deciding one’s fate?
    I want my country back now, please.

  14. Nice find. I could not bear listening to airy-fairy ‘put things in the bucket’, we’re trying to have this ‘conversation’, skip, skip, skip, we’ve been working on this for six months, we don’t have the time to field every question, skip, skip, they came in here already finished and tried to make us think it is our idea.

    Nothing at all against government. But this is what happens when government is too big. It is their ground, their roads, their water, their air and you’re poisoning it by breathing and by moving, their resources throughout, their raw materials, their processes of production, their materials for construction. You’re just here for the ride, off in the corner, helping to pay for all that is theirs.

    This is what happens when government is so big in its britches it can insist that you reflect it rather that it reflect you. Government should be your reflection, not you a reflection of your government. And further, those who look to government for the validation, in marriage and such, are looking to the wrong authority for validation. That is the same thing as seeking validation from your dog.

    It is a pleasure seeing this acted out. Thank you for showing this. It cheers me.

  15. I see my brother picked a fine time to move back to California from Texas.

    I could never tell that boy anything.

  16. There’s a hole in the sky.
    Everything is gonna burn.
    We’all all take turns.
    I’ll get mine too.

  17. rollacoasta make you scream

  18. The left projects onto their enemies, the actions they are already doing or will do when they have the power. Every time.

  19. >rollacoasta make you scream<

    only in burpbank

  20. burp potpl @page 33

    >If ideology is the principal guarantee of the inner consistency of
    power, it becomes at the same time an increasingly important guarantee
    of its continuity. Whereas succession to power in classical
    dictatorships is always a rather complicated affair (the pretenders
    having nothing to give their claims reasonable legitimacy, thereby
    orcing them always to resort to confrontations of naked power), in
    the post-totalitarian system power is passed on from person to •.
    person, from clique to clique, and from generation to generation in
    an essentially more regular fashion. In the selection of pretenders, a
    ew ‘king-maker’ takes part: it is ritual legitimation, the ability to
    ely on ritual, to fulfil it and use it, to allow oneself, as it were, to be
    borne aloft by it. Naturally, power struggles exist in the postotalitarian
    system as well, and most of them are far more brutal
    than in an open society, for the struggle is not open, regulated by
    democratic rules, and subject to public control, but hidden behind
    the scenes. (It is difficult to recall a single instance in which the First
    Secretary of a ruling Communist Party has been replaced without
    he various military and security forces being placed at least on
    alert.) This struggle, however, can never (as it can in classical dictatorships)
    threaten the very essence of the system and its continuity.
    At most it will shake up the power structure, which will recover
    quickly, precisely because the binding substance – ideology –
    remains undisturbed. No matter who is replaced by whom, succession
    is only possible against the backdrop and within the framework
    of a common ritual. It can never take place by denying that ritual<

  21. The lowing herd wind slowly o’er the lea,

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  23. Great catch. These folks know that they will eventually get what they want…baby steps.

  24. From the linked article on micro apartments–40% of San Franciscans live alone.

    Woman profiled is 35 and still slouching around in a hoodie and jeans, single, no kids, a picture of a dog and her parents on her fridge, living in a dorm room, paying $1850 a month for the privilege.

    Liberalism is a death cult.

    So alien to me, what with my husband and four kids and huge extended family and church full of young future breeders and lovely brick house in a nice neighborhood that cost me $81 a square foot in a tidy city without the “glorious” nightlife of the Tenderloin.

    God bless(ed) Texas.

  25. I would note that this sort of thing is only the recent incarnation of the progressive desire to herd us all into (government supported) feed lots. Land use regulation in the name of environmentalism, historical preservation or whatever has long been used to prevent the masses from spreading out and ruining the view for the elites.

  26. It’s part of their love of trains. Centralizing transportation hubs lets them tell us where we can go (in more ways than one) and removes choice of destinations, as well.

  27. leigh, of course there is choice: take that high speed rail from LA to SF, from there to Minneapolis (can’t stop in Las Vegas, because we don’t want the proles to be corrupted) and maybe a short jaunt to Chicago.

    See? Choices abound in liberaltopia. What’s that you say? There is a lot of country between those destinations? Well, so what? It’s just flyover/train through country abounding with (shudder) people who are unwashed, or, at least, have to take a shower to wash actual dirt from their bodies. Who wants that?

  28. Gosh, Blake, when you put it like that . . .


    I think part of the “sudden” decision to legalize marijuana and to show happy, happy, happy stoners on television toking up is part of the whole control thing, as well. Keep your citizenry on SOMA, and give them EBT cards and train tokens.

    What could go wrong? For the people, that is.

  29. “It’s part of their love of trains. Centralizing transportation hubs lets them tell us where we can go (in more ways than one) and removes choice of destinations, as well.”

    It’s a good way to make strikes way more painful and lucrative too. Unions love the heck out trains.

  30. leigh says January 12, 2014 at 8:52 am – “sudden” decision to legalize marijuana

    I think it is a bone thrown to libertarian-minded young people IE the Ron Paul types.

    They’ve seen very little is actually “liberal” about progressives. This is simply a damage-control move to try to try to grab a key issue upon which probably undue weight has been placed.

  31. Centralizing transportation hubs lets them tell us where we can go (in more ways than one) and removes choice of destinations, as well.

    And even if you have choice, it will be monitored to see if you are going to the “wrong” places at the “wrong” speed.

  32. **** Ford’s Global VP/Marketing and Sales, Jim Farley, said something both sinister and obvious during a panel discussion about data privacy today at CES, the big electronics trade show in Las Vegas.

    Because of the GPS units installed in Ford vehicles, Ford knows when many of its drivers are speeding, and where they are while they’re doing it.

    Farley has since retracted his statements.

    Farley was trying to describe how much data Ford has on its customers, and illustrate the fact that the company uses very little of it in order to avoid raising privacy concerns: “We know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you’re doing it. We have GPS in your car, so we know what you’re doing. By the way, we don’t supply that data to anyone,” he told attendees.

    Rather, he said, he imagined a day when the data might be used anonymously and in aggregate to help other marketers with traffic related problems. Suppose a stadium is holding an event; knowing how much traffic is making its way toward the arena might help the venue change its parking lot resources accordingly, he said.****

  33. Google Delphi technique….

  34. guinspen, people told me I was paranoid when I told them not to activate the ONSTAR feature on their Escalades and lesser Chevrolet products.

    The fellow who underwrites my auto insurance was telling me about the “money saving device” I could plug into my truck that would allow Allstate to monitor my driving habits. He’s a friend, so I declined while refraining from telling him were to stick said device.

  35. My recently acquired Ford Escape includes the necessary equipment to run Ford’s counterpart to OnStar that includes navigation — but for the money and the way the information reads, it wouldn’t be as user-friendly as the old, already paid-for Garmin dashtop units we’ve had for years, with lifetime updates also already paid-for.

  36. These Authorities have the power of eminent domain and can confiscate private property to build “sustainable communities.”

    By extension, does this also apply to the power to confiscate private property to prevent the development of “non-sustainable communities”?

    Or am I just being premature?

  37. OT, but I’d like to take back all the off-color remarks and jib-jabbery I’ve made about Peyton Manning. Because he’s playing in a different division now.

    Move all that commentary, dubbed and synched, to that fellow quarterbacking for Bill Belicheat.

    Carry on.

  38. I like the Ford Escape, McGehee. Rented a neon green one, drove it 4K miles criss-cross country in 10 days, through all sorts of weather. Nary an issue, and great gas mileage. Impressive for a union-made product.

  39. Neon green? Did you call it Jeremiah?

  40. Roger Kimball, on the seizure in another nation of a different sort of personal belonging, namely, one’s children.

    Was there anything wrong with the children? Nope. The judge — whose name, by the way, is Marcus Malkmus, in case you have a voodoo doll handy or wish to burn him in effigy — the judge admitted that the children were 1) academically proficient and 2) well adjusted socially.

    He just didn’t like homeschooling.

    Why? Pay attention now: this takes us deep into the heart of a leftist: because he feared that “the children would grow up in a parallel society without having learned to be integrated or to have a dialogue with those who think differently and facing them in the sense of practicing tolerance.”

  41. I thought sdferr’s link referred to something that happened in this country, and was not surprised to see it.

    That’s one way I know we live in a totalitarian state.

  42. Did we not just kick a homeschooling German family who were seeking refugee status back to the Fatherland? If only they had been Mexicans, then non-story.

  43. Is this the same group that wants to commandeer Federal and State highway funds from the burbs TO the inner cities. You can’t have that lane widened where you live, the money is all being spent in urban areas. Local tax levies for such projects will not be allowed either. Regional planning, planned centrally.

  44. This is Disneyland and the technocratic dream of city engineers come to a sticky, orgasmic conclusion.

    Hope their pith helmets are bullet proof.

  45. Can’t we just buy them copies of Sim City and tell them to move back into Mom’s basement?

  46. I’ll be keeping my ’79 Bronco. And I still use paper maps.

  47. Somebody has to keep the flame burning.

    For the CO2, if nothing else.

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