Friday, June 26, 2009

Rebuilding communities with buldozers instead of bombs

Attention all Intl Communitarian Carpetbaggers!
American cities left wide open for razing and rebuilding!
The "Broken Window Theory" goes full throttle!

"US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive"

"Dozens of US cities may have entire neighbourhoods bulldozed as part of drastic "shrink to survive" proposals being considered by the Obama administration to tackle economic decline."

Use of dialectical reasoning is absolutely essential to your success:
"The real question is not whether these cities shrink – we're all shrinking – but whether we let it happen in a destructive or sustainable way," said Mr Kildee. "Decline is a fact of life in Flint. Resisting it is like resisting gravity."

The Communitarian Theme Song
by Niki Raapana
dedicated to the memory of Michael Jackson

%.. and it's one, two, three,
what are we working for?
don't ask me I don't give a hoot,
next stop is filled with loot!
five, six, seven,
open up your city gates!
ain't no time to wonder why
cause WHOOPEE we all gonna buy!

Come on developers,
don't be slow,
let's shrink wrap America agogo.
Plenty green Ameros to be made
supplying sustainable principles
in the
so put away your pride
and scrawl up your deal,
it's gonna be one heck of a steal!

Be the first one on your block
to have your home replaced by a rock

Thanks for sending this Bobby. Does anyone have the list of all 50 cities designated by Brookings?

Hugh Sisley-- no doubt about it, THIS is what will happen to Hugh Sisley's properties in Northeast Seattle! Of course the land is only "returned to nature" in these plans for a VERY short time. As with the little "park" they made out of Edna Stoughten's property on the corner of NE 50th and Brooklyn, within a few years her property was part of the block size building that replaced the Ford Dealership (and I do believe it was the Johnson Partnership that found Edna's demands that she had the right to keep her house for UW grad students a barrier to community development.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I love the song!

I discovered Thriller on my trip to Alaska in the mid 80s visiting Kathy and Tory and you and Judy and Charlie. Kathy and Tory turned me onto Michael Jackson. Tory and I saw Michael in 97 in Melbourne. One of my top five concerts in my life. He was amazing!

And so are you.