Amsterdam is to create "Scum villages" where nuisance neighbours and anti-social tenants will be exiled from the city and rehoused in caravans* or containers with "minimal services" under constant police supervision. Holland´s capital already has a special hit squad of municipal officials to identify the worst offenders for a compulsory six month course in how to behave. Social housing problem families or tenants who do not show an improvement or refuse to go to the special units face eviction and homelessness. Eberhard van der Laan, Amsterdam´s Labour mayor, has tabled the £810,000 plan to tackle 13,000 complaints of anti-social
Ninety percent of those herded this way in our country will belong to a ten percent segment. Someone (a certain ´Reverend´ heading the list) will make huge political capital out of it. And that will be the end of that.
If you think the Left can´t do this here, think again. With the Mulatto Marxist in power, we could easily be looking at a time when, if you utter the wrong word --something unPC, you could be herded into a "village" and kept there.
How soon we forget history. It happened to people of the "wrong heritage" less than 100 years ago. How many million of them were put to death?
I don´t agree that this is a good thing. A team of ´harassment directors´ are going to gather reports on neighbors. Will they then turn over their findings to a government agency who will determine what behaviors are ´anti-social´? Will the accused ´anti-social´ get a trial or will they simply be convicted by the numbers of complaints?
I´m sorry but, if this were happening here, could you imagine home owners associations giving ´anti-social´ neighbor reports to Homeland Security?
Those northern Europeans are such control freaks. Their permissive culture creates the very problems that are currently annoying them. Instead of addressing the permissiveness, they create "solutions" that are nanny state-like.
Keep in mind that once you have this proposed system of exile, it can theoretically be applied to everyone for whatever reason. It´s just a skip from being thought of as a nuisance neighbor to being thought of as an undesirable for whatever particular reason. Beware the sugar with the evil taste.
Ghettoes,plain and simple.... Europe learned nothing from their own history and our sacrifices of men and treasure 70 yrs ago. Simply put, all of us will end up in one of these....om our way to the camps.
What´s the difference between these "scum villages" and jails, other than a jury trial?
The tough approach taken by Mr van der Laan appears to jar with Amsterdam´s famous tolerance for prostitution and soft drugs but reflects hardening attitudes to routine anti-social behaviour that falls short of criminality.
Remember the old saying that a conservative is a liberal who´s been mugged. The Dutch apparently have had their fill of liberalism when it comes to their own back yards being soiled.
I don´t blame them. Miscreants shouldn´be be permitted to chase law-abiding, solid citizens out of their own neighborhoods. It´s the miscreants who should be forced to leave.
It was a while ago that I heard a good idea -- put serial nuisances on Alcatraz. Don´t lock them up, just put them there and let them do as they please. Fly in food and medical help when needed and let them bother each other instead of bothering the rest of us.
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