Social Engineering through Smart Growth and HUD

What is social engineering? According to Social Engineering.org, it is influence, manipulation, elicitation, info gathering, psychology, science, profiling, communications modeling, facial expressions, body language, art, misdirection, pretexting, emotional hijacking, rapport.

What is Smart Growth? According to Rosa Koire at Democrats against UN Agenda 21.com: “Redevelopment is a tool used to further the Agenda 21 vision of remaking America’s cities. With redevelopment, cities have the right to take property by eminent domain—against the will of the property owner, and give it or sell it to a private developer. By declaring an area of town ‘blighted’ (and in some cities over 90% of the city area has been declared blighted) the property taxes in that area can be diverted away from the General Fund. This constriction of available funds is impoverishing the cities, forcing them to offer less and less services, and reducing your standard of living.  They’ll be telling you that it’s better, however, since they’ve put in nice street lights and colored paving.  The money gets redirected into the Redevelopment Agency and handed out to favored developers building low-income housing and mixed use. Smart Growth. Cities have had thousands of condos built in the redevelopment areas and are telling you that you are terrible for wanting your own yard, for wanting privacy, for not wanting to be dictated to by a Condo Homeowner’s Association Board, for being anti-social, for not going along to get along, for not moving into a cramped apartment downtown where they can use your property taxes for paying off that huge bond debt.  But it’s not working, and you don’t want to move in there.  So they have to make you.”

And HUD is the ATM through which the PTB (powers-that-be) first maneuver cities, counties, and even states into submitting to the globalist control, then pull the strings to eventually force them into Regional Planning.

Once Regional Planning is in effect in most communities, our elected officials will be eliminated and the regions will be run by globally appointed stakeholders. To see what the regions for the US will be, go to america2050 and look under ‘maps.’ In case you think this might be benign, the site states: “In the coming years America 2050 will continue to provide leadership on regional planning and major infrastructure priorities in the nation, including integrating water and energy planning with land use considerations and developing recommendations for the transition to a new presidential administration in 2013.”

As Tom said last month in “Listen this time or HUD will destroy your city,”

For twenty years we opponents of Agenda 21 and Smart Growth have warned of the dangers of taking these HUD grants. We were ignored and called conspiracy nuts. The result now is that HUD has taken the gloves off. There is no longer a pretense that any kind of local control over spending the grant money exists. HUD now controls your community. Property rights are dead, property values are dying, and the local officials you elected to guide your community have been rendered irrelevant by HUD mobsters who have come back to collect.

Also last month, Smart Growth America announced they are going to start targeting rural areas for regional control even though those residing in rural areas are going to be driven into the cities. So why do they bother with Smart Growth in the sticks? Add redistribution of wealth to their goals:

A new program to help rural places use smart growth strategies

“Smart growth strategies can help small towns build durable local economies, reduce public costs, and preserve the features that make them unique. And reinvesting in existing places can actually be even more impactful in smaller communities than in big cities. Small communities have fewer financial resources to work with, so even modest efforts to reduce costs—or generate more revenue—by growing in different ways can make a big difference.” 

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Now we have the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing final rule which is the Fair Housing Act on steroids.

DESPITE DENIALS, HUD DOES CONTROL LOCAL ZONING

 “‘It is important to note, however, that while zoning and land use are generally local matters, when local zoning or land use practices violate the Fair Housing Act, they become a Federal concern…”’ Federal Register July 16, 2015

As per John Anthony, an expert on the AFFH:

  • “HUD contends they leave planning and zoning to local communities. AFFH is merely a ’planned framework’ that provides ‘nationwide uniformity and consistency for fair housing.’
  • “First, HUD requires each applicant for CDBG and other grants, to complete an Assessment of Fair Housing, to identify all “contributing factors” to discrimination.
  • “Next, the applicant submits a plan to HUD detailing how they will eliminate the “contributing factors” and foster integrated, balanced lifestyles.
  • “Then, HUD can accept the plan, ask for modifications or reject it.  If accepted, the jurisdiction receives funding and begins plan implementation.

“This sounds straightforward.  But, there is a ‘catch.’

  • “AFFH requires that civil rights groups, affordable housing developers and/or other civic activist organizations participate in creating the plan that defines and resolves potential areas of discrimination.
  • “The applicant also signs an agreement to take no actions ‘materially inconsistent with its obligation to affirmatively further fair housing.’

If the community receives the grant money and decides to ignore one potential area of discrimination because of current zoning restrictions or voters’ choices, and instead focus on another, they are now vulnerable to lawsuits for failure meet their obligation to AFFH.”

Despite Denials, HUD Does Control Local Zoning

The social engineering taking place with AFFH utilizes all of the list above except facial expressions, body language, and art. Much of the engineering is built on lies. If the PTB and their UN civil society cohorts were to tell the people the truth of their goals in all of these machinations, we would not be on the verge of losing our homes and liberty.

We had an uneducated electorate because many people still derive their news from MSM and many who know to use other sources aren’t always capable of discerning what is truth and what is lie dressed up as plausible truth.

Kathleen Marquardt
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Kathleen Marquardt has been an advocate for property rights and freedom for decades. While not intending to be an activist, she has become a leader and an avid supporter of constitutional rights, promoter of civility, sound science, and reason. She is dedicated to exposing the fallacies of the radical environmental and animal rights movements. She has been featured in national publications including Fortune, People, the Washington Post, and Field and Stream, as well as television news programs such as Hard Copy, The McLaughlin Group, Geraldo, and many others. Today, she serves as Vice President of American Policy Center. Kathleen now writes and speaks on Agenda21/2030, and its threat to our culture and our system of representative government.