Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!



Recent Entries
Absent Friends
Bandersnatch 2024
GnuBreed 2024
Captain Hate 2023
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups





















« Puff Piece: Ashley Judd Mulling Run for Senate In Kentucky | Main | Teachers Unions, Who Are The Super-Educated People Entrusted With Teaching Our Children, Offer a Nuanced and Highly Intellectual Take on the Financial Crisis »
December 05, 2012

Oh, My: Amsterdam Proposes "Scum Villages" At Outskirts of City For Criminal/Antisocial Persons

This sounds kind of creepy, because it is. Or at least it seems to be. The "scum villages" would not be a matter of voluntary choice; you'd be shipped there, involuntarily, after an official order. So it would be coercive.

This is the problem with socialism. Here's what Amsterdam wants: They want their city inhabited by upstanding, pay-your-own way sort of people so that the city can be prosperous and a major tourist draw and also so everyone can make (and keep) more money. (Yes, I said this twice.)

But they have socialist laws (I assume-- and I'm quite sure I'm right) which block the natural market mechanism for this sort of thing. To wit, as a city gets more prosperous and more desirable to live in, property values and rents should naturally rise, thus making it very difficult for anyone making less than, say, a lower middle-class salary to live there. But they have laws on the books to prevent that sort of natural property value escalation, because they don't like the un-socialist elitism by exclusivity that creates.

And yet they still want to drive out the non-prosperous.

This is always the weird and creepy thing about socialism: If you've got this desire, then why not simply end subsidies for low-income residents and stop building projects in the city? No, they can't admit that; they want to keep those measures on the books. But they'll correct the problems with those anti-liberty laws by creating even more anti-liberty laws, these new laws not even being restricted to the realm of economics, but taking that full step towards physically seizing citizens and physically moving them against their will to a new State Created Ghetto.

It's bizarre. The problems of anti-freedom laws are never corrected by more actual freedom, but only by truly Orwellian new anti-freedom laws.

So, here we go: forcible evacuation to camps, I mean villages, for scum.

The “scum villages,” as critics have called them, would lie in isolated areas and provide only basic services to their unwilling residents. According to details of the plan reported by Der Spiegel and the BBC, residents will live in “container homes,” under the watchful eye of social workers or police. The residents themselves might not make very good company. According to the BBC, they’ll include families that engage in repeated, small-scale harassment, like bullying gay neighbors or intimidating police witnesses.

digg this
posted by Ace at 01:53 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Axeman: "Do you remember this venal Thumb? --- I do. ..."

davidt: "iirc, AtC is a paralegal. ..."

Seems Legit: "422 Joe did say that a medical condition could cau ..."

[/b][/s][/u][/i]muldoon: "Biden cancels-out of speaking at a Hispanic conven ..."

Ben Had: "Long covid for the win! Dude is one breath away ..."

JackStraw: ">>What did I miss ? The Secret Service knew abo ..."

Anna Puma: "President Scroob > Joey Bidet ..."

runner: " President Biden just tested positive for COVID. ..."

Gref: "397 >>> Biden cancels-out of speaking at a Hispani ..."

Kamala, Being Helpful!: "[i]President Biden just tested positive for COVID. ..."

thathalfrican - The One : "Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at July 17, 2024 ..."

Helena Handbasket: ">>> 423 Perhaps Smith can obtain a free consultati ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64