Raising Hell in Subsidized Housing

James Bovard, Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2011

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In the 1990s, the feds were embarrassed by skyrocketing crime rates in public housing–up to 10 times the national average, according to HUD studies and many newspaper reports. The government’s response was to hand out vouchers to residents of the projects (authorized under Section 8 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974), dispersing them to safer and more upscale locales.

Section 8’s budget soared to $19 billion this year from $7 billion in 1994. HUD now picks up the rent for more than two million households nationwide; tenants pay 30% of their income toward rent and utilities while the feds pay the rest. Section 8 recipients receive monthly rental subsidies of up to $2,851 in the Stamford-Norwalk, Conn., area, $2,764 in Honolulu and $2,582 in Columbia, Md.

But the dispersal of public housing residents to quieter neighborhoods has failed to weed out the criminal element that made life miserable for most residents of the projects. “Homicide was simply moved to a new location, not eliminated,” concluded University of Louisville criminologist Geetha Suresh in a 2009 article in Homicide Studies. In Louisville, Memphis, and other cities, violent crime skyrocketed in neighborhoods where Section 8 recipients resettled.

After a four-year investigation, the Indianapolis Housing Authority (IHA) in 2006 linked 80% of criminal homicides in Marion County, Ind., to individuals fraudulently obtaining federal assistance “in either the public housing program or the Section 8 program administered by the agency.” {snip}

Dubuque, Iowa, is struggling with an influx of Section 8 recipients from Chicago housing projects. Section 8 concentrations account for 11 of 13 local violent crime hot spots, according to a study by the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies. {snip}

Dubuque’s city government responded by trimming the size of the local Section 8 program. HUD retaliated by launching a “civil rights compliance review” of the program (final results pending).

HUD seems far more enthusiastic about cracking down on localities than on troublesome Section 8 recipients who make life miserable for the rest of the community. And because Section 8 recipients in some areas are mostly black or Latino, almost any enforcement effort can be denounced as discriminatory.

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Nevertheless, middle-class blacks are the program’s least inhibited critics. {snip} Shirlee Bolds told Iowa’s Dubuque Telegraph Herald in 2009: “I moved away from the city to get away from all this crap. Dubuque’s getting rough. I think it’s turning into a little Chicago, like they’re bringing the street rep here.”

Remarkably, HUD seems bent on creating a new civil right–the right to raise hell in subsidized housing in nice neighborhoods. Earlier this year, the agency decreed that Section 8 tenants (as well as other renters) who are evicted because of domestic violence incidents may sue for discrimination under the Fair Housing Act because women are “the overwhelming majority of domestic violence victims.” In essence, this gives troublesome tenants a federal trump card to play against landlords who seek to preserve the peace and protect other renters.

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The Obama administration is now launching a pilot program giving local housing authorities wide discretion to pay higher rent subsidies to allow Section 8 beneficiaries to move into even more affluent zip codes. Hasn’t this program helped wreck enough neighborhoods?


NCJRS, November, 2009

Abstract: The study concludes that low-income public housing and Section 8 housing properties provide an environment conducive to homicides. This pattern remained even when the nature of public housing changed. The reform designed to provide affordable housing in the form of new single-family homes, rental apartments, and townhouses was based on the principle of “new urbanization,” which promotes inner city neighborhood stability by encouraging the disadvantaged to develop a sense of pride in their neighborhood through home ownership. Crime, specifically homicide, became displaced to where the low-income residents were relocated. Homicide was simply moved to a new location, not eliminated. The revitalization of low-income housing shifted the homicide occurrence to other socially disorganized areas that continued to promote the growth of the urban underclass. Public housing residents are exposed to an elevated risk of victimization that may also cause them to become more isolated through fear. {snip} Although the low-income public housing itself may be safe, it draws offenders to vulnerable victims and produces an elevated crime risk. {snip}

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  • Anonymous

    They’ve already won. Seriously. For example, I delayed having kids until I could get into a house… in a safe neighborhood with good schools… in the San Francisco Bay Area. Then the housing bubble hit. Some of my friends bought houses, they got wiped out, and they’re not paying the mortgage — at all. Typically, they’re hispanic or asian. The upshot: they have kids, free rent on spacious houses, and much better free cash flow. Meanwhile, I’m stuck with a high rent. Just had a kid, probably too late, biologically, to have any more. They have multiple. Game over. Those of us who would have survived a more perilous era are literally being bred out.

  • Question White Privilege

    We approve. The less homogeneous White communities become, the less White privilege the masses Whites will have.

    That’s desirable because our typical Whitey today “embraces Diversity and practices Tolerance and Inclusion”. We don’t care if they just say it to get along and get status points, and then try to live as Whitely as possible the rest of the time. Whiteys who uplift Diversity can’t do it without submerging other Whites underneath Diversity.

    The more Diversity Curse that is unleashed upon elite Whiteys, the closer they come to us and our condition. The more of their White privilege they lose to Diversity, the more equalized the become with those of us who have suffered horrifying losses of our own deserved White privilege over the last 40 years.

    College educated Whiteys who learn to think and speak correctly about blacks, and then make enough money to live as far as possible away from them, are our enemies. They are the ones who support churches, schools, civic organizations, and businesses that are infected through and through with virulent and toxic Diversity.

    We want to see their White children running in fear from the “trouble group of youth” who move in next door with the Sect. 8 voucher. If terrified White children can’t shock their Whitey parents into Race Reality, then our cause is lost and we should resign ourselves to making money by gambling on the day and time of the next violent flash mob beating caught on surveillance tape.

  • Crystal

    What bothers me is that if you are a landlord, in some areas, you cannot refuse to rent to a tenant because they are on section 8. This is ridiculous. I have seen rental ads that specifically state no section 8. My sister saw a lot of these ads on Craigslist because she was looking to rent out her guesthouse. She asked me what section 8 was, I explained it to her and she was thankful.

  • Anonymous

    I have one child, just as poster #1 mentioned. I work my tail off trying to set her up so that she can stay one step ahead of ‘diversity.’ It’s getting harder all the time. I am seeing ‘diversity’ popping up in places that I thought would be white forever. Do we all have to move to the sticks in frozen tundra to escape diversity and the chaos and crime it brings?

  • ATBOTL

    The WSJ wants more of these people to come to America, so what are they complaining about?

  • Anonymous

    Why is the Federal government paying anyone’s rent? When I worked my own way through college and graduate school–on less than $400 per month–I don’t recall the government offering me any vouchers so that I could live in a more affluent neighborhood. No food stamps or free health care either.

    I wish I could figure out what it is about me that the government doesn’t like. Despite a poverty level income, no one offered me government or private grants to go to graduate school even though I scored in the 98th percentile on the GRE. To this day I still can’t figure out why poverty and disadvantage didn’t apply to me.

    May it involves a secret handshake that I don’t know about….

  • Anonymous

    And the religious right is against federal funds for abortion. They should pay for abortions and give the woman a bonus if she gets her tubes tied. 90% of the people that take advantage of this will be poor, low IQ unproductive people. Contact your elected officials and tell them to wake up.

  • (AWG) Average White Guy

    In historically sane America, homeowners were not banned from stipulating their homes be sold to White buyers.

    Sellers didn’t object to dark skin tone or kinky-haired people buying their homes; they objected to violent criminals invading their neighborhoods. Keeping a community White was a matter of courtesy and civility to one’s neighbors.

    The same, of course, applied to renters.

    The misnamed Fair Housing Act launched the demographic dance in which blacks seek to escape the crime and violence of black neighborhoods by moving into White neighborhoods. Blacks, of course, can’t escape the criminal behavior that is innate to their culture.

    (Keep in mind, btw, that black homeowners could stipulate their homes be sold to black buyers. Black landlords could refuse to rent to White tenants.)

  • Anonymous

    I think Ron Paul would work to bring back true property rights so that people could band together and agree not to rent to any criminals, or even section 8 tenants.

    Most of the problems that are the result of bad government policies are greatly diminished when people are really allowed to control private property.

  • NBJ

    Poster # 4:

    Do we all have to move to the sticks in frozen tundra to escape diversity and the chaos and crime it brings?

    I’m afraid so. Well… move to the sticks anyway. We live in a very rural tiny town that is I’d say still 90% white, and so are the schools our children go to. There is nothing going on in this town after 8 pm, and our grocery store closes at 11 pm. There is one small store that stays open 24 hours a day, and the cops usually hang out there a lot at night, so no problems there. I’d take this quiet, nothing going on , one stop light town any day over “diversity” or any other kind of convenience a city has to offer.

  • Anonymous

    2 — Question White Privilege wrote at 7:55 PM on August 18:

    The more Diversity Curse that is unleashed upon elite Whiteys, the closer they come to us and our condition. The more of their White privilege they lose to Diversity, the more equalized the become with those of us who have suffered horrifying losses of our own deserved White privilege over the last 40 years.

    Very well put. I especially like the phrase “deserved White privilege.” The key word for me is “deserved.” It is close to my way of thinking: that the way to defuse the “White privilege” rhetorical molotov-cocktail that the Left likes to throw at us, is not to deny that there’s any such thing, but rather to insist that this thing called “White privilege” is actually DESERVED! It is WARRANTED! It is JUSTIFIED!

    If White people appear to have certain advantages in this life, it’s because our ancestors, more than anyone else’s, assessed their situations and made the most intelligent evolutionary decisions. We won the Human Race.

    And that, my easily-sunburned brother or sister, is NOTHING to apologize for.

    Do I benefit from “White privilege”? Why, yes I do, I’m happy to say. It’s a “privilege” that my White parents and grandparents and great-great-grandparents have handed down to me by being smart and industrious and creative and inventive and continent and reticent and sophisticated and stingy and maybe even a little bit boring. This “privilege” of which you speak, why, it is nothing more than our Biological Inheritance. The prize White people win for being descended from a bunch of (European) strivers instead of from a bunch of (African) slackers.

    Would you apologize for being a striver instead of a slacker? Of course not. So don’t apologize for being White either.

    And to echo #2’s point, yeah, inflicting the bitter realities of Diversity on upper-middle-class (and up) liberals IS a strong strategy for Our Side. After all, most of these Maude Finlay types only THINK they love minorities. That is due to their inexperience. When they get a full dose they won’t like it any better than we do. These country-club twits, soccer moms and trophy wives, will — FINALLY — be shocked out of their happy-face complacency and their suicidal Radical Egalitarianism.

    And when THAT happens, THEN things might finally start to change for the better…

  • Matt

    “Do we all have to move to the sticks in frozen tundra to escape diversity and the chaos and crime it brings?”

    _____________________________________________________________

    Hate to say it, but cold weather is no deterrent to blacks and Hispanics. How else to explain the preponderance of Somalis et al in places like Alaska, the Canadian north, Scandinavia, etc.? Bottom line is that these people are attracted to areas where whites are the majority, regardless of weather conditions. To avoid increasing cultural and racial diversity, move to an area where whites are not the majority. But of course, what sane person (regardless of skin color) would want to live in such a place? Flight is no longer a viable option for white people… sooner or later, we’ll have to fight and reclaim certain areas for whites only. I think we all need a bit of a Viking mentality!

  • Anonymous

    What poster #1 says is too true. Everybody fraternize a little. Make some minority friends. You’ll be amazed at how many of them are doing exactly what he describes. And yes, it is happening in YOUR midsize city.

  • Anonymous

    “But the dispersal of public housing residents to quieter neighborhoods has failed to weed out the criminal element that made life miserable for most residents of the projects. “Homicide was simply moved to a new location, not eliminated”…

    In other words: black homicide was brought to formerly white (i.e. “quieter”) neighborhoods.

  • Anonymous

    #4 – Apparently somewhere near a National Park will work, seeing how blacks avoid them like the plague.

  • Anonymous

    I went to the comments section of the original WSJ article; it was interesting that many of the posters to that “respected” publication sounded like the typical Amren poster!

  • Anonymous

    The public needs to raise their voice against tax money being used this way. They want to reduce Social Security and Medicare, calling them entitlements to justified the reductions. While welfare payments are larger than what seniors receive after they have paid all their working life into the systems. If the “leaders” do not know what to do with these deadbeats, try mandatory birth control as a starter. As least, the generational welfare handouts can start to be curtailed. Outrageous and criminal.

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  • Anonymous

    “safer and more upscale locales” is a code word for white neighborhoods.

  • Preceptor

    But the dispersal of public housing residents to quieter neighborhoods has failed to weed out the criminal element that made life miserable for most residents of the projects.

    This reminds of what was forced into school classrooms when tracking was dismantled 30 years ago. It was thought that tracking stigmatized lower (read nonwhite) students and that by mainstreaming them, the brighter children would “bring up” and “civilize” the lower ones. Exactly the opposite happened. The lower students ruined the learning environment for all as instruction had to be dumbed down to accommodate them and many lower students have severe behavioral issues as well.

    You can’t take the savage out of the savage.

  • Frank

    Might be cheaper to buy them houses. But that would provide a bad precedent.

  • limbaughfan

    blacks are mobbing up now for one reason. to keep their boy in power. watch how much this escalates. before gang allegiances kept them in smaller groups but now they are forming 2000 in a mob this is highly organized

  • Salt

    I lost my nice place in the city due to the apartments behind my former residence becoming section 8. Six months prior to section 8, very few problems. The six months after? We had murders, open gun fire in the streets, prostitutes working corners, home invasions, break ins, auto theft tripled, and we had muggings and other attacks. So many people moved out, gave up on finding tenants, and then listed their place for section 8 that it had a domino effect. Over the course of a year the area went from nice enough technician class neighborhood, to “please get me out of here”. All it took was replacing 20% of the residents there with section 8 housing dwellers.

    I’ve watched the same things that happened to my former neighborhood happen in North St Louis County, Mid-County, and now I am seeing the federal government trying to take advantage of the housing bubble collapse to make it happen in St Charles County, Missouri. The one thing that is holding it back is that there are a glut of renters on the market, and the rents have been pushed to just over the amount HUD will usually pay.

    I’ve been blessed to avoid it happening again so far, but with the house next to me for rent, and HUD willing to shell out 1500/month for a house — I’m not sure how long it will stay that way. We’ve had some pretty scary people out to look at the place. One group that came had prison tattoos. I’m already out in the sticks, how much further can I move away before I need a helicopter to get to work! Even voting down metro link, and bus service hasn’t stopped it. (It has slowed it down though!)

  • Vito Danelli

    according to the WSJ article: “Section 8 recipients receive monthly rental subsidies of up to $2,851 in the Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.”

    I live in this area and I’ve heard stories of these Section 8 people living in these upscale high-rise apartments where they simply don’t fit in either racially, socially or economically.

    Also in this area, builders may be required to set aside a few units for “low-income” housing to receive city permits.

    And meanwhile, young couples are being forced to live with either set of in-laws, and even sadder is that the in-laws welcome the extra income!

  • sheila

    this article clip reminds me that the Robert Taylor housing project of Chicago was torn down (and the residents were scattered about) and rich whites moved back into the city (which I suppose is one of the reasons that city was not on the most likely to riot/burn list)…seems more wealthy whites are moving back to some cities… it’s nice to be rich, live in a 3,000 sq. foot loft, walk to great places to eat and beautiful parks, walk on real sidewalks…the berbs are growing poorer (and more dangerous)…though some *factors* remain constant.

  • rdc75

    To all the naysayers I might note that the “outbreeding” is only possible because of serfdom (the income tax is higher than what a medieval serf had to pay, therefore I think that name is appropriate).

    When food prices rise higher, the state crumbles and all subsidies are gone, those breeders will just starve and be gone just like the millions of recipients of “bread and circuses” in ancient Rome.

    In the future, the cities won’t matter, the city-populations (both White and Black) will dissappear through childlessness, starvation and diseases. Rome had over a million inhabitants and went to under 10.000 after the empire fell. Where did this million go? They just disappeared. In England they have found heaps of African bones from Roman times, but nothing of that “diversity” survived the Empire. They just disappeared without a trace.

  • Uptown

    A Section 8 family moved in across the street from me a few years ago. Although this is a diverse neighborhood, they were the only black family. I introduced myself, and got to know the female head of household, at least enough to say hello in a friendly way. The kids, some in their teens, just kept to themselves.

    One night there was a shooting. I was out walking with my wife, when we heard this pop, pop, pop. I saw this couple walking away; I thought the guy was smiling, broadly. When I got to my part of the block, there was this Suzuki Tracker in the street, askew, at the end of skid marks, with a motionless male body inside, behind the wheel. On the pavement nearby was a woman screaming that she had been shot. I took off my sweatshirt, and put it under her head, assuring her that an ambulance had been called. [The medics later told me that I should not have moved her head.] She continued to scream.

    The police arrived. My wife and I were later transported to a spot where we could surreptitiously view suspects. We could not identify them; all I could remember was the smile.

    The Section 8 family erected a sidewalk shrine, consisting of candles and numerous empty bottles of rum. I went to the memorial for the deceased male; a lot of people were there. When I told the pastor that I had seen the shooter, I was asked if that person was in the congregation. I had to explain that I could not identify the shooter.

    The Section 8 family has moved away; they did not say goodbye. I was told the injured woman, although shot five times, did recover. What I remember about looking inside the Suzuki was how quiet death is.

    I read all the horror stories about the Section 8 program in light of this experience, and think it should be defunded.

  • Anonymous

    I live in an apartment complex in the south San Francisco Bay area. My sources tell me that every apartment complex must keep a certain number of apartments available for BMR (below market rate) residents. They are not quite Section 8 but do receive a discount on their rent. Unfortunately their behavior is no different…they are often loud, obnoxious and have a total disregard for their neighbors. A big drawback is that California is a pro-tenant state so it is quite difficult to evict an unruly tenant, even when the apartment managers have concrete proof that tenants have totally trashed their apartments, become delinquent on their rent, etc. Even in such a liberal, progressive state /sarcasm/ as California, racial discrimination is still an unruly tenants’ favorite excuse as to why they are being evicted. It couldn’t possibly be a direct result of their bad behavior.

  • aj

    HUD now picks up the rent for more than two million households nationwide; tenants pay 30% of their income toward rent and utilities….

    ———————

    Keep in mind this 30 percent contribution often just comes from welfare. Often welfare just pays the contribution directly so the bum doesn’t even have to bother writing a check or whatever. They don’t like to mention this as they try to imply the poor tenant is making SOME contribution to the rent which is quite often not the case.

  • Aware

    What a huge crime to white people. One will see how far whites will take it.

  • Mike Tyler

    Poster # 4, yes, WE ALL WILL HAVE TO MOVE.

    Read about where to and why, here:

    http://www.survivalblog.com/redoubt.html

    Start packing.

    New America. An idea whose time has come.

  • Anonymous

    Section 8 tenants (as well as other renters) who are evicted because of domestic violence incidents may sue for discrimination under the Fair Housing Act because women are “the overwhelming majority of domestic violence victims.”

    This is not true. Women are the aggressors just as much as men are in domestic violence. Men are the ones who do not press charges when they are the victims. As a matter of fact, lesbians have a higher rate of domestic violence than heterosexual couples. Lately, it seems that women feel that it is acceptable to put thier hands on a man because men “cant hit a girl”.

    IMO, nobody should be hitting anybody except in self defense.

    I am so sick of political correctness.

  • LOUDMOUTH57

    “Hasn’t this program helped wreck enough neighborhoods?” Not when total destruction of sovereignty has been the goal of our ever overreaching government. Freedom of association for white people equals racism when it comes to publicly funded section eight housing for minorities.

  • Black Swan

    When food prices rise higher, the state crumbles and all subsidies are gone, those breeders will just starve and be gone.

    You haven’t been paying attention.

    These breeders have no intention of starving. When the subsidies are gone, they will come after, with a vengeance, those they think cut off their subsidies, which is white America. Remember they blame ALL of their so-called poverty and misery on “the rich”, meaning whites.

    The coming riots will make the race riots this past summer look like a Sunday school picnic. Don’t let your guard down, these people are mindless and love using violence, especially against whites.

  • Major Tom

    Section 8 is theoretically intended to be short term aid for people needing assistance. In reality, once a renter gets their voucher they hold onto it as long as possible. Section 8 renters are usually highly mobile and stay only a year or two in each house. They know they can take their voucher (worth $500 and up of guaranteed government money) to a new landlord and get a lease on a newly updated house. The new lease allows them to skate on the hideous mess they left behind at the previous home and get all new carpet and a clean, nice home. Utility bills for Section 8 tennants are usually sky high since they behave like 12 years olds and run heat and AC constantly at highest settings. Appliances usually have an extremely brief lifespan with them as well and are resellable only as scrap metal if not stolen in the move out process.

    Virtually all Section 8 rentals have a jobless male in cohabitation. The front doors are usually kicked in at least once a year by one of the fathers of the children or former jobless male live ins.

    Section 8 inspections are extremely detailed. I think it gives great joy to the inspectors (many black women) to stick it to the landlord in the form of failing an inspection with a long list of insignificant repairs. Attempting a phone call to a Section 8 office is virtually impossible.

  • Anonymous

    32 — Anonymous at 8:39 AM on August 19:

    You are so right! I have seen some of these “women”. Many times (which is never reported) it IS the “woman” who is the perp because they know full well they can get away with it. Even if found out she lied (and has destroyed the man, jail time, on his record as domestic abuse) the court will never prosecute her whatsoever. I have heard too many horror stories (from the males) about this rigged “domestic violence” agenda.

  • rjp

    Property owners: do not make you property section 8 habitable.

  • Anonymous

    #16 – I post to both places.

  • Anonymous

    “These breeders have no intention of starving. When the subsidies are gone, they will come after, with a vengeance, those they think cut off their subsidies, which is white America. Remember they blame ALL of their so-called poverty and misery on “the rich”, meaning whites.”

    An open fight is not a problem. Just get two tanks full of gas away from a major urban area and what are they going to do? Open war isn’t what worries me. What worries me is what we have now: a situation where women, children, the old, and the crippled are targeted, raising the cost of reproduction for whites past the point where we can replace our own population.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous #1 here again. I’ll amend my original observation. I know of one Hispanic family that bought a house and has stopped paying the mortgage. One Asian family that bought too much house and got a loan modification on their primary residence and a short-sale on their other property. At the time they were buying these properties, I was simply unwilling to buy real estate at those prices, assuming (correctly) that they were wildly overpriced. The surprise, to me, is that they have not both gone through foreclosure and paid a heavy price for their irresponsibility.

  • Anonymous

    “What I remember looking inside the Suziki is how quiet death is.” -Uptown

    Reminds me me of something I read once. ” A road side culvert seemed an unworthy location for the majesty of death…”

  • Tom S.

    #31 – Mike Tyler: I went to that link you posted and I’m wondering if you really read through it carefully. Afew of the statements in it bothered me like –

    *I’m a white guy, but I have much more in common with black Baptists or Chinese Lutherans than I do with white Buddhists or white New Age crystal channelers.

    *I am a separatist, but on religious lines, not racial ones. I have made it abundantly clear throughout the course of my writings that I am an anti-racist. Christians of all races are welcome to be my neighbors.

    And another thing, the area he wants people to move to is completely land locked. That doesn’t seem logical to me. I would think that any land Whites end up moving to would have to include access to an ocean.

  • T.R. Malthus

    #1:

    Yes, we are being outbred–not just our race, but our social class. It is incredible lunacy to encourage the weakest members of a society to reproduce. In the end, we can expect nothing from this but an ever larger population of criminals. And with Section 8, we can expect them in our own neighborhoods.

    #7:

    I like your proposal. Offer $1,000 in cash to any young person willing to submit to sterilization. The takers will be those who want instant gratification–exactly those persons least likely to develop into productive citizens. This sounds like something a private charity could do. No need to wait for legislation.

  • Playing Roots Backwards

    “The Obama administration is now launching a pilot program giving local housing authorities wide discretion to pay higher rent subsidies to allow Section 8 beneficiaries to move into even more affluent zip codes.”

    Justice at last. Now the Limousine Liberals and the Conservative Elite can get their fair share of diversity.

  • Anonymous

    The more Diversity Curse that is unleashed upon elite Whiteys, the closer they come to us and our condition. The more of their White privilege they lose to Diversity, the more equalized the become with those of us who have suffered horrifying losses of our own deserved White privilege over the last 40 years.

    Very well put. I especially like the phrase “deserved White privilege.” The key word for me is “deserved.” It is close to my way of thinking: that the way to defuse the “White privilege” rhetorical molotov-cocktail that the Left likes to throw at us, is not to deny that there’s any such thing, but rather to insist that this thing called “White privilege” is actually DESERVED! It is WARRANTED! It is JUSTIFIED!

    If White people appear to have certain advantages in this life, it’s because our ancestors, more than anyone else’s, assessed their situations and made the most intelligent evolutionary decisions. We won the Human Race.

    And that, my easily-sunburned brother or sister, is NOTHING to apologize for.

    Do I benefit from “White privilege”? Why, yes I do, I’m happy to say. It’s a “privilege” that my White parents and grandparents and great-great-grandparents have handed down to me by being smart and industrious and creative and inventive and continent and reticent and sophisticated and stingy and maybe even a little bit boring. This “privilege” of which you speak, why, it is nothing more than our Biological Inheritance. The prize White people win for being descended from a bunch of (European) strivers instead of from a bunch of (African) slackers.

    Would you apologize for being a striver instead of a slacker? Of course not. So don’t apologize for being White either.

    And to echo #2’s point, yeah, inflicting the bitter realities of Diversity on upper-middle-class (and up) liberals IS a strong strategy for Our Side. After all, most of these Maude Finlay types only THINK they love minorities. That is due to their inexperience. When they get a full dose they won’t like it any better than we do. These country-club twits, soccer moms and trophy wives, will — FINALLY — be shocked out of their happy-face complacency and their suicidal Radical Egalitarianism.

    And when THAT happens, THEN things might finally start to change for the better…

    A Section 8 family moved in across the street from me a few years ago. Although this is a diverse neighborhood, they were the only black family. I introduced myself, and got to know the female head of household, at least enough to say hello in a friendly way. The kids, some in their teens, just kept to themselves.

    One night there was a shooting. I was out walking with my wife, when we heard this pop, pop, pop. I saw this couple walking away; I thought the guy was smiling, broadly. When I got to my part of the block, there was this Suzuki Tracker in the street, askew, at the end of skid marks, with a motionless male body inside, behind the wheel. On the pavement nearby was a woman screaming that she had been shot. I took off my sweatshirt, and put it under her head, assuring her that an ambulance had been called. [The medics later told me that I should not have moved her head.] She continued to scream.

    The police arrived. My wife and I were later transported to a spot where we could surreptitiously view suspects. We could not identify them; all I could remember was the smile.

    The Section 8 family erected a sidewalk shrine, consisting of candles and numerous empty bottles of rum. I went to the memorial for the deceased male; a lot of people were there. When I told the pastor that I had seen the shooter, I was asked if that person was in the congregation. I had to explain that I could not identify the shooter.

    The Section 8 family has moved away; they did not say goodbye. I was told the injured woman, although shot five times, did recover. What I remember about looking inside the Suzuki was how quiet death is.

    I read all the horror stories about the Section 8 program in light of this experience, and think it should be defunded.

  • Anon

    The removal of blacks from inner cities is partially the decision of some cynical big city Democratic politicians to weaken the black voting block. Some of the Dems recognize that the presence of high unemployment and flash mobs means these Dems are going to lose the white vote, and there are not enough blacks in their districts to reelect the Dems with just the black vote alone.

    Therefore, the Democratic leadership has to disperse the troublemakers. Shoving the blacks into Republican areas gets the problem off the Dem’s hands and makes blacks a Republican problem–and burden–and removes blacks off the Dem’s welfare rolls, and decreases the strain on declining inner-city budgets.

  • Anonymous

    “Shirlee Bolds told Iowa’s Dubuque Telegraph Herald in 2009: “I moved away from the city to get away from all this crap. ”

    As my black co worker said “We moved to West Covina to get away from Compton gangs and the gangs followed us.”

  • Anonymous

    “31 — Mike Tyler wrote at 8:31 AM on August 19:

    Poster # 4, yes, WE ALL WILL HAVE TO MOVE.

    Read about where to and why, here:

    http://www.survivalblog.com/redoubt.html

    Start packing.

    New America. An idea whose time has come.”

    I checked out this page. It is of NO use to race realists. The guy wants religious, but not racial separation. He states that he is NOT a “racist,” and welcomes any Christians (and Jews) of like mind. All I can see him doing is continuing Diversity in the way that Christian churches have been doing for a long time. In his plan, it seems only Muslims are left out. This is a useless and even dangerous set of dumb ideas for anyone who cares about white survival.

  • danjack

    I disagree on the use of the word white privilege. The left will exploit this to their advantage and eventually, after its accepted, will evolve into making it a crime to be white. They will say all white people are privileged just because they are white and therefore should be punished. That’s how low they have come. If anyone uses that term, attack them with these facts. White people only appear to be privileged because of the quality of life we have been able to create for ourselves through hard work, civility,honesty, law abiding, work ethic, cleanliness, education, and a basic understanding that co-operation and concern equates to a better life for us all. Do not, and I say not, let them convince you that you’re privileged. You have worked hard, and co-operated with the system, and abided by the laws and practiced good order, and that is why you enjoy a high quality of life. It is obvious just by looking at trash riddled black neighborhoods. they will not even pick up the trash on the street. instead they will walk right through it. Whites would not put up with this, they will clean up their living areas. If blacks had the same integrity as whites, they could enjoy the same safe quality of life that we do. Do not agree with them on white privilege, call it white civilized development.

  • Anonymous

    In June, HUD encouraged local housing agencies to permit ex-convicts (except for the most extreme sex offenders or individuals caught manufacturing methamphetamine “on the premises of federally assisted housing”) to move in with relatives in Section 8 or public housing after exiting prison.

    The Virginian-Pilot condemned the new policy last week, noting that “it’s unwise to allow people with a history of violence into public housing developments designed for the elderly and disabled residents.”

    The Obama administration is now launching a pilot program giving local housing authorities wide discretion to pay higher rent subsidies to allow Section 8 beneficiaries to move into even more affluent zip codes….

    When I was a Probation Officer most of the criminals were in the 18 to 35 range. When out of prison, most lived with their mothers in section 8 or projects.

  • Anonymous

    My ultra liberal Mother owns 3 million dollar condos in the same luxury building on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive gold coast neighborhood. She is president of the condo board.

    The building is not a 1960’s box. It is a 1900’s palace with 14 ft ceilings, moldings galore, marble bathrooms, palatial lobby.

    Maybe she should take in section 8 tenants.

  • wishbone

    Let the slum dwellers live in the slums, that is where they always lived even in the days of Charles Dickens, there were slums where the criminal class lived. There will always be a criminal class and there will always be slums. I know there are decent people who are born to poverty even in slum areas and they work hard to earn their way out of those places. On the other hand, there are poor neighborhoods that are truly not slums, but the homes of the working poor. These people are often immigrants whose children have hopes of building better lives for themselves. People who value hard work, respecting the law and family will, even though they be poor live with more dignity and hope than those who are spiritually poor, having nothing moral or decent in their hearts. For those people there are always the slums.

    The “urban renewal” efforts of the past fifty years have done nothing but level neighborhoods, concentrate the criminal element in high rise buildings and given them a surly sense of entitlement. Everything the government tries to fix as far as social problems just becomes a bigger mess. If the government had left the slums alone, just thinning out the condemned properties here and there, the criminal population would live in those slums, the working poor would have an incentive to work hard and move on to better surroundings and the American taxpayer would have been spared trillions of dollars of wasted money.

    Now that the housing projects have failed, they are now using Section 8 to degrade good neighborhoods. Finally they have found a way to “desegregate” the suburbs. Busing will be nothing compared to this, it must be stopped.

  • Prunella

    My kids are in their thirties, one has two children but the other is still single. I didn’t want to be one of those pushy moms who were always pressuring their daughters to get married but if I knew then what I know now, I would have advised my daughters to start thinking about finding a spouse by the age of twenty. I don’t mean start desperately searching for a man but start preparing to be married. Think about what you want in a husband and what you don’t want. Look at people that you know and learn from the things that they did right and did wrong. Today young people think they are going to be young forever so they put off seriously thinking about marriage preferring to just go out to clubs and have fun. The years slip by very quickly and before you know it, you are at an age where it can be difficult if not impossible to have children.

    Other things that keep our population down is wasteful spending on expensive weddings and large houses. Too much keeping up with the Joneses. Keeping up with the Joneses keep young couples in debt and not able to afford having children. I had two children but I wish that I had had at least three.

  • Seek

    Let us not forget the role of “conservatives,” especially Jack Kemp, in all this. As HUD secretary during 1989-93 under Bush I, he pushed relentlessly for more Section 8 vouchers, especially those targeted under the Moving to Opportunity program. I can now see what sort of “opportunity” was in store for us — opportunity to commit murder, robbery, burglary and rape.

  • Anonymous

    I live in a college town–the university has grown relentlessly and has lowered its standards. It encourages students to live off-campus. There is a block of “sports” rentals near me. It has just seen its first Section 8 tenant. Pit Bull. Dog poop on suburban yards. Yelling. Drinking. Not much different from the lazy, binge-drinking uncivilized sports brats in the other houses, except for skin color. I am keeping abreast of the situation–its like a game of chicken–who will be disgusted with whom first?

  • Anonymous

    #4

    I have one child, just as poster #1 mentioned. I work my tail off trying to set her up so that she can stay one step ahead of ‘diversity.’ It’s getting harder all the time. I am seeing ‘diversity’ popping up in places that I thought would be white forever. Do we all have to move to the sticks in frozen tundra to escape diversity and the chaos and crime it brings?

    I grew up in a 100% white area and seeing a black was a rarity and a US soldier. Like most naive people living in a white area, I had the “poor blacks, mean white Americans” attitude. A whiff of reality makes all the difference. Maybe. But she is still a child and you are supposed to point out to her what reality looks like.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    People on the dole should be happy they have a roof over their head, much less a luxury apartment. They should get a cash stipend and figure it out for themselves instead of a titrated housing benefit. Let’s not forget, these landlords charge higher rents because they know Uncle Sam will pay, as well as to compensate for the inevitable trashing of the apartment. As far as domestic violence, these women bring these men home because they “gots to have it” and bring misery upon themselves.