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Wednesday, June 14, 2006


The Pioneer Press has an article on gated communities here in Minnesota. Personally, I am disgusted by gated communities and I am glad that they are so rare here, but apparently another one is coming.

I really have to wonder about people who would want to live in a gated community. Are they that scared? Do they have no sense at all of the relative risks of crime? I don't feel unsafe anywhere in Minneapolis, to say nothing about any of the suburbs. Why one would feel the need to retreat behind a fence and security in the suburbs is beyond me.

It probably is fear; "Ask that family that was walking in Uptown to dinner," says a person living in a gated community, referring to the murder of a student earlier this year and to crime in general. Yes, but tell me this: where will you go walking in a gated community? Can you go to a movie, to a restaurant, to a bar, to a lake? Can you get anywhere worth going when you live in a gated community except by leaving in a car? If you were to walk around, would you even see your neighbors?

Just think: you can hop in your car all alone after work, drive an hour through traffic to your gated community, then run in your home without having to interact with anybody, certainly not any of those scary-looking "undesirables". Who cares if you never learn about anybody else, if you are never exposed to anything outside of your comfort zone. At least you will be "safe"!


At 4:59 AM, June 16, 2006, Blogger KT said...

Maybe they want to be sure to keep people like you out of where they live. Why do you have such a problem with their right to live where and how they want? Maybe you should stop being so jealous about those who have decided to live in a safe community instead of Murderapolis. I'm certain they won't get the crap available where you probably live.

At 5:21 PM, June 16, 2006, Blogger Da Man said...

Why have white liberals fled the public school systems in urban areas all over the US? If you don't know what I mean, then you haven't stepped inside a classroom in a major American city (except for perhaps, Salt Lake City, Utah).

I've read about the Minneapolis public school system. It's very segregated. Most white parents won't send their kids to school there, so they either move out or send their kids to private schools. Why is this so?

It's the same reason why people want to live in gated communities. They want to live among people "like themselves".

Are they racist? Perhaps some of them are. Would you send your kids to Minneapolis public schools? Are you white?

At 12:59 PM, June 19, 2006, Blogger Da Man said...

Do you have the guts to answer this question: "Why have white liberals fled the public school systems in urban areas all over the US?" Of course, this occurs even when the public schools are excellent, as happened with the predominantly-Asian San Francisco/ Bay Area school systems.

See my article in the American Thinker for details:


At 10:26 AM, June 20, 2006, Blogger KT said...

It seems that Da Man has asked a question that MN PiG cannot and will not answer.


There are a couple of reasons why.

1. Politically the liberal establishment is screaming for more money to be spent by taxpayers in the public schools where they work. This will help them and their union counterparts live better and more comfortably.
2. He knows that you are 100% correct and he has no way of giving one of his smarty pants answers because you are actually much more intelligent than he is.
3. His kids are attending one of the fine private schools in the area and he has not come up with a way to lie about it... yet.
4. MN PiG is really not all that serious about the puke that he spews forth upon this and many other Blog’s and he is probably partying with the all mighty and powerful KOS in Las Vegas right now.
5. Or he’s just a punk.

I think that it’s a shame that liberals keep poor minority kids from getting the same quality of education as rich white liberal kids get. It’s time that liberals start paying more in taxes so all inner city kids can get to go to Breck, Blake and Minnehaha Academy too.

At 3:17 PM, June 20, 2006, Blogger Da Man said...

Kent: Thanks for the vote of confidence.

Whenever I ask THE QUESTION ("Why have white liberals fled the public school systems in urban areas all over the US?") to a white liberal, they always walk away. Otherwise, they'll have to admit what a phonies they really are.

At 12:39 PM, July 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A gated community is appealing to me. It is appealing because I like the idea of being in a close knit area with community perks, ie. swimming pools, golf, activities, social gatherings, etc.

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