September 8, 2017
The Communist in City Hall: New York mayor calls for end of private property
This is truly disgusting. We see a wannabe Castro in City Hall. A know-it-all bureaucrat wrapped in his own ego. A politically correct agent of statism and – if given the chance – likely outright oppression. To him the communists were the good guys in the Cold War. And that is no exaggeration.
This is your mayor New York City. This is the man you elected to head City Hall.
It should be noted that socialism is by its very nature crony. Socialism/communism is about an unelected group of bureaucrats with their own interests managing and manipulating society for the state – which is to say the bureaucrats. And these people honestly believe that a life in the bureaucracy is somehow on par with success in the private sector which is insane.
De Blasio is a Red and don’t be surprised if during the next recession America looks at New York and says “Drop Dead.” Again.
Many people think New York will never again see what it saw in the 70s. Keep De Blasio around long enough and you will.
(From The New York Post)
Your first thought is, it’s a miracle he didn’t break both arms patting himself on the back. Anyone reading his comments without living here would conclude that the Great Helmsman has single-handedly turned Gotham into the Garden of Eden.
Look at my record, he insisted, saying it deserved “parades out in the streets.” He boasted of “my policies and my leadership” and declared himself a great manager.
Me, me, me, my, my, my. It was tacky — and not at all reflective of the New York you live in.
Naturally, for anything wrong, it was “Don’t blame me.” He complained that a “tabloid culture” — The Post in particular — causes the “hateful, negative, divisive” public tone of politics, just before he denounced the rich, criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo and tore into President Trump as “profoundly racist.”
It got worse from there. In comments to interviewer Chris Smith, the mayor dropped his re-election smiley face to reveal his inner dictator, one who would banish individual rights and constitutional safeguards — all in the name of fairness, as he defines it.
“Our legal system is structured to favor private property,” he said, insisting that “people would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be.”
For good measure, he added: “If I had my druthers, the city government would determine every single plot of land, how development would proceed. And there would be very stringent requirements around income levels and rents. That’s a world I’d love to see.”
You certainly wish government could move faster and get things done with common sense, but the idea that Bill de Blasio and his corrupt crew would have the power to determine how every slice of land is used is unAmerican.
You have a house — suppose he wants to demolish it. Do you want him to have that power?
Then you realize, this is the progressive vision of government he’s always talking about, the idea that a select few should decide what is good for the rest of us and have the power to implement it. It is profoundly anti-democratic, yet that’s the world he wants to see.
Is that what a second term holds? Is he going to spring ideas like that after the election?
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Reprinted with permission from Against Crony Capitalism.