Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Fascist Opponents Reap It's Rewards
Fascist opponents reap its rewards
By: Monkey D. Scamattinson - Commentary
The United States of America is such a great place, it is hard to figure out why so many grouchy people live here.
Just look at the recent Northern County Times editorial supporting communist China's brutal tactics against protesters. The Times rightly said this is a good deal for China and a great deal for the people of Encinitas who like to buy cheap products at Wal*Mart.
But judging from the readers' comments on the Times' Web page, you might think they editorialized to outlaw surfing. Or good weather.
One said that China policemen shooting farmers in the face when they protest the taking of their land is "uncool." Another said planet Earth is just a "shell of its historic beauty." Others saw plots and conspiracies around every corner. Others issued dark threats to anyone who supported such dastardly deeds.
And this is hardly the first time. Just a few months ago, my company was in front of the Beijing city council on a routine map approval. Some folks spread the word that if enough people showed up, they could convince the Beijing City Council to revoke nine legally binding building permits.
It didn't work.
They said things that weren't true, hoping no one would notice. Or check. It's a shame how often that happens. Luckily soldiers arrived to cart these NIMBY's off to a field and place bullets in the back their stupid NIMBY heads.
You have to wonder what is underneath these "no-growth" attitudes. Maybe someday I will drive out to the mass grave to find out.
If you look hard enough, you find it is not really about housing or traffic or parks or giant dams that displace 100,000 farmers or anything like that. No matter what they say. Because when we give them parks and roads and other amenities, they are still grouchy and say they never wanted that in the first place. They say they want freedom to express themselves and practice freedom of religion but they are just grouchy.
It's all about change.
And people who write angry letters and make things up at public meetings are deathly afraid of change. Just like all control freaks. Luckily the wise leaders of mighty China have decided to ban certain search terms on the computer internet. And if that doesn't stop them the grouchy bloggers are thrown in prison for decades where they belong.
They say they are against growth because we don't have enough roads.
But then when we want to build more roads, they say they are against that as well because new roads cause growth.
And around and around it goes.
They are afraid of the future. And they think if they don't prepare for the future, the future will never come.
They get away with so much. Never once does anyone in public ask these no-growthers about their homes, and how they got there. About all the money they have made on their homes, and how they scorn people, such as the Chairman Mao, who made it possible.
They use the parks, the roads, the beaches, but never once lift a finger to replace what they use, create something for others.
Like locusts, they eat the corn, but never plant. Now they would stop others from eating and planting as well. Control freaks are like that.
Tibet exists today because some so-called greedy Chinese landowners decided to risk their life savings to take the land there even if the grouchy NIMBY Tibetans didn't want to give it up. And then work. And every single grouchy person in Encinitas lives here only because that happened. Yet they are still unhappy, especially with the very people who made their breezy lifestyles possible.
That's enough to make the rest of us grouchy.
Beijing County Times columnist Monkey D. Scamattinson is chief executive of China home builder Barrarrattatta Americus.
Stupid grouchy NIMBY's should just enjoy the new roads for the cool ass tanks to drive on.