Skip to comments.NYC Mayor Calls for Government Control of All Property [semi-satire]
Posted on 11/23/2018 8:57:43 PM PST by John Semmens
Buoyed by the electoral success of so many democratic socialists in the recently concluded mid-terms, New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio wondered "if now is the time to implement the socialist ideal of total government control over all property. I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, and what the rent will be."
"The current situation which requires people to take responsibility for where they live is socially unjust," the Mayor argued. "Why should some people have nicer apartments merely because they can afford them? Wouldn't it be better if the government could freely assess each person's needs and assign him the space most appropriate for fulfilling those needs? I think most people are coming around to appreciate the approach successfully used by the Soviet Union to assign each person to the proper quantity of living space based on his social value to the collective. For some that may require them to accept government-assigned roommates if, in the judgment of housing authorities, their current living space is more than they are entitled to."
DeBlasio acknowledged that his ideas "are likely to be opposed by those unduly attached to anti-social notions of individualism and privacy. But isn't the transformation away from individualism and privacy and important part of what President Obama tried to achieve for this country? Maybe those who can't currently accommodate themselves to the new way of thinking should be sent to reeducation facilities to help them grasp the correct way of thinking about social issues."
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theres a rope and lamppost with his name on it.
Jah, zee real world is too unpredictable and too unjust.
Vee vill decide vat is best for you komrad.
let deblasio live in a subway urinal issued by the state and see if he rethinks his ‘brilliant’ micromanagement of everyones lives.
Plank #1 of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto: Abolition of private property rights.
Time to re-read Atlas Shrugged AGAIN—this would be about the 15th time. Lifts me up when I get depressed.
We need a JOHN GALT to help Trump.
Already been done it’s called property taxes you pay or we take.
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