Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Opus 2021-157: Headlines: Zoning, part 3 of 3, My Fantasy

The Biden administration, and whomever is actually running it, have a scenario and a plan.  They want to turn the entire country into one, door-to-door inner city, except for the places they live, of course.

I also have a scenario and a plan.

Public housing will be built.  Eventually they will have their way and big, ugly concrete structures will be just down the street from you.  If it follows the usual pattern those buildings will rapidly degenerate into a war zone.  Since these prefab ghettos have been usually built in the “bad” part of town, the violence kept building.  The area became unmanageable.  There have been a few cases where the residents who were law abiding banded together, armed themselves and brought peace to the project but that does not play into the Proregressive* narrative of being dependent on government.  It is slapped down when possible.  Remember they control the courts and big city governments.

Here is where my dreaming starts to venture into fantasy land.  Suppose this happens in the middle of a generally law abiding area.  Eventually the citizens find a way to clean out the pestilence.  This can be through strong local government action involving the police and courts, but the deck is stacked against that.  So I would say that eventually vigilantes will arise and clean out the infestation.  Gang bangers tend to be cowards at heart.  Their motto is “watch your back”.  Can you picture John Wayne using that line?  When they realize that people are going to throw aside fear and deal with their violence with violence they will move on to a community that meets their needs.

You now have a large bunch of huge apartment buildings with very few people living in them.  One possible outcome is that the hard working people from the inner city will find a refuge.  If that happens, well and good.  They will fit in nicely with people in the suburbs.  I think this is unlikely.  It will be more a bunch of empty buildings.

Enter the entrepreneurs.  

Investors will buy up the buildings dirt cheap.  They will hire some first class architects and engineers, remodel, renovate and you have some high price condos now coming on the market.  Since they will sell for high prices then the tax base is increased and it becomes a win/win.

I can’t wait.  Of course you then have the problem of tofu and bean sprout pollution but that is for another day.  I am not sure that having Karen live next door is better than MS-13.

Maybe this qualifies as a Should-a-Been rather than a headline.

homo unius libri


  1. Just for the record, The "Karen" thing is much over-used. ;-)


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