I have just begun reading an article at Survival Blog on home defense. I still do not know if I will finish. That is double true since I stopped to do some writing. What made me stop was a statement:
“Your community’s Demographics – How is it changing? Is the socio-economic population shifting upward or downward?”I found myself wondering if a neighborhood ever “shifted upward”? I have lived in Southern California, around Boston and outside Kansas City before moving to Texas. I have yet to see an area that improved. Even here in the Hill Country of Texas it seems like things are going down hill. That is based on the Daniel Boone (or was it Davy Crockett?) feeling that things were getting too crowded when the neighbors got within a few miles.
I don’t see any improvement happening in the U.S. in the immediate future. The federal government is doing everything it can to force people into compressed communities and make the choice of environment into a hate crime. Low level housing is being required in new housing complexes. Vagrancy laws are being thrown out. Homeless camps seem to be popping up everywhere. Pooping also seems to be popping.
Keep in mind that most of the people making decisions on things like zoning and emissions tend to be wealthy enough to live in gated communities and have accountants deal with the daily cost of living.
That might be a good question for people running for office: Do you write your own checks and pay your own bills?
homo unius libri