The Many Colors of NIMBY: Entitled People

down and out in Paris photo by duncan c is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
An entitlement reformatory (shown above), teaches people they have no right to shelter.

NIMBY: Not in My Back Yard. Part of an ongoing collection of articles exploring some of the many ways that describe opposition in the face of a worldwide affordable housing crisis.

‘Not In My Back Yard, Entitled People!’ is the ultimate through-the-looking-glass NIMBY. It’s NOT about my importance, my needs, my desires for my home and my neighbourhood. Its all about your lack of importance, your unjustified and almost criminal sense that you have a  right to invade my community.

The word ‘entitled’ it must be understood, no longer means  ‘entitled.’ Instead it means ‘the completely erroneous idea that you think you have a right to something that anyone of your race, creed color, beliefs or social status so clearly can never aspire to.’

Unfortunately for the the truly privileged in all their many stripes, they may be trapped in a whirlwind of nonsense to become unwilling participants in support of a national housing affordability crisis. Which means that conventional ‘What about Moi?” NIMBYs can no longer by counted on to work, thanks to the entirely ‘fake’ affordability needs of a community. (Fake because if there are no ‘entitled’ people in a neighbourhood, where is the affordability crisis? There isn’t one, making this the ultimate self-solving housing vision for the future.)

And what is the solution for these unfortunate ‘affordability’ breaches of community good sense? Put a timer on the ‘entitled.’ When the time is up, the ‘entitled’ can be driven out of town to wherever it is they belong.

For more on philosophy underlying this NIMBY, try The Washington Examiner: A third way toward entitlement reform: Time limits on housing benefits


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