Skip to comments.The Still Elusive "Return to the City"
Posted on 02/22/2011 11:10:55 AM PST by Tom Rounder
Metropolitan area results are beginning to trickle in from the 2010 census. They reveal that, at least for the major metropolitan areas so far, there is little evidence to support the often repeated claim by think tanks and the media that people are moving from suburbs to the historical core municipalities. This was effectively brought to light in a detailed analysis of Chicago metropolitan area
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Yeah, that’s what I want... for my family and myself to live in a tight, expensive space around pissed-off, hurried people; amidst high crime, crappy schools and nothing but phony, corrupt, self-absorbed liberals everywhere.
An ideal existence indeed....
Oh, yeah... that's for me!
How many of us want to go live in a bad neighborhood, just to show our support for the concept of city living?
Is the return to the city a good liberal cause? I ask because the likes of Jesse Jackson have decried “gentrification” or redevelopment of city neighborhoods, which have forced out long time residents. To some like Jackson, there is a racial component to urban renewal, which to someone with that mindset, causes them to not want to redevelop the slums.
Occasionally I'll discuss "What's your ideal house" with friends and family. Every once in a while I'll talk to an outlier who wants to move into a bigger city... I guess if you watch Sex and the City too often you start thinking New York would be great. But most of those I talk to vision of a perfect house is further out of town from where they currently live. It's either moving from the older inner suburbs to a bigger house in the outer, richer suburbs or just tossing city life and buying a few acres in the countryside.
The idea of having restaurants, bars and various entertainment venues nearby has some appeal, but the idea of having the live packed like rats in a cage to live close to them.... yuck.
The real problem that is illuminated here is that liberal urban-ophiles are racist. They see and celebrate the occasional yuppie or college professor retiree who moves in, but fail to see the flood of tired, poor and hungry minorities seeking the safety, schools, prosperity and convenience of the suburbs to raise their familes.
Real people are invisible to liberals.
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