By now, we in the Right should be accustomed to seeing our political adversaries colluding on their most important initiatives. It’s certainly happened often enough already. One particularly threatening such collusion has been coming to light in recent weeks – and if you own a detached home in a district zoned for single-family residences, you’re one of the targets.
Let’s start with a video:
While it’s notable that this video was uploaded by “southernprepper1,” the impact of the thing goes well beyond anything of interest to the preparationist community. Those sheds average about two hundred square feet in footprint. They’re “raw” structures: no provisions for heat, plumbing, or electricity. They’re not insulated against the weather, and they’d be difficult to secure against attack. But great God in Heaven, imagine how many of them you could cluster onto an open acre of land!
Other people are imagining it, too – and they’re not your friends.
“Blue” governors, county executives, and mayors have been straining to carve holes in the traditional method for establishing a district of single-family housing: zoning. The usual pseudo-justifications have been flown: “exclusionary zoning practices,” “affordable housing,” “need for diversity,” and so forth. Property taxes and restrictions on modifications to existing residences have been increasing in tandem. The upshot is the desire to make it difficult for individual families to own a plot of land that’s exclusively theirs.
Who do you suppose is being served by such intrusions onto Americans’ aspirations for a plot of their own? Might it be the open-borders crowd that cheers the flood of illegal aliens pouring into our country? Or perhaps the population-redistributionists who seek to undermine “red” districts and spaces with voters more friendly to the Left’s agenda? Or maybe just people who hate to see others enjoying a measure of peace and quiet?
Several state legislatures have contemplated granting the governor “override authority” over local zoning decisions. Included in such grants would be the power to seize “under-utilized” parcels for “affordable housing” or “emergency accommodations.” Barack Hussein Obama tried it at the federal level. He almost got away with it.
Now for a swerve: Combine the half-concealed hostility to private ownership of land with the huge influx of illegal aliens enabled by the demise of “Title 42,” the Left’s unconcealed hostility toward individually-owned gasoline-powered vehicles, and the World Economic Foundation’s “15-minute cities” proposal. What do you see?
Have a few words from Long Island’s jewel in the Dextrosphere’s crown, Maura Dowling:
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) for the World Economic Forum’s 15-minute cities will be something to behold.
ADUs are usually under 1,000 sq. ft. and are usually just secondary structures to a main structure, like a Mother-and-Daughter suite.
The WEFs want you to think of them as your home but are moving ahead in secret.
“You will own nothing,” as these structures will be built upon government and/or privately owned land for the people to rent. The 15-minute city is marketed as a futuristic town where everyone will live within 15 minutes of essential services. Some may say that large cities already meet this criterion, but the difference is that people currently have the ability to own their properties.
The World Economic Forum is also proposing more “micro-housing units” or “plug-in houses” that will be no larger than 500 sq ft. Cars will be unnecessary in these sustainable cities, as reducing fossil fuels and sustainability is the top priority.
That’s chilling enough, but wait: there’s more! And I promise that you won’t like it any better:
- Dorms For Adults Gain Popularity
- Living In A Dorm For Adults
- “A Community For The Constantly Curious”
- Adult Dorms
There are many articles on this “trend.” Just type “adult dormitory” into Google’s search box and have fun. And really: what else could we have expected from a scheme for packing us all tightly together in these movement-restricted “15-minute cities?”
Freedom in practical terms demands space and privacy. The more tightly grouped with others you are, the less latitude of action you enjoy. Crowding engenders shared services for things such as water, sewers, garbage disposal, and electrical power. Shared services beget control structures and bureaucracies. They also beget friction and conflicts. And of course, it’s inherently more difficult to escape a crowded district than a sparsely populated one.
That’s enough, I think. Either you get the idea by now, or you’re numb between the earphones. As I have an acre of my own, it chills me to the core. I think I’m going to purchase that KSG25 shotgun and a whole lot of low-recoil ammo. Your preparations are your own affair.