Barack Obama was a community organizer before he got into politics and became President of the United States. These days it appears that he’s still in the business of organizing communities in accordance with his left-wing socialist ideology.
Now the President wants to organize your community. He wants to reengineer your neighborhood; re-design it from Washington; diversify it; revise it; plan it; and change it to reflect his progressive ideological values.
He doesn’t like the idea of affluent people living alongside each other in affluent neighborhoods. He wants poor folks living right next door to rich folks. No more gated communities. Those neighborhoods simply aren’t inclusive enough. We all should live in the same kind of neighborhood.
That’s why Obama has instructed the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to make new rules to bring about what he calls “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.” The government is going to force communities such as yours and mine to diversify.
It will collect massive amounts of data on the racial, ethnic and socioeconomic makeup of thousands of local communities It’ll look for signs of “disparities by race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, or disability in access to community assets.” Then it will target communities with results it doesn’t like and use billions of dollars in federal grant money to bribe or blackmail them into changing their zoning and housing policies.
In short, Obama wants the federal government to micromanage the housing and zoning policies of thousands of American communities in every state. He plans to force local governments to build “affordable housing” in affluent neighborhoods, thereby turning them eventually into crummy mediocre neighborhoods where affluent people won’t want to live. The projects are coming to the gated communities. That’s the plan.
Maybe President Obama ought to try out this progressive new plan in his own neighborhood first to see if it works. I suggest that he set aside some acreage on the South lawn of the White House – right next to the fountain, perhaps – for the building of some affordable housing units.
Why should the President of the United States be allowed to live in an exclusive affluent neighborhood? Shouldn’t he and his family be accorded the privilege of living among the poor folks? I think the White House grounds should be diversified just like Obama wants to diversify your neighborhood.
We could call it Obamahood.