Monday, January 2, 2012


Social Engineering - Definition:  'The manipulation of the social position and function of individuals in order to manage change in a society.'

Otherwise known as 'steering'.  Definition:  The discriminatory practice by a real estate agent of maneuvering a client from a minority group away from considering a home in a white neighborhood.


The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830.[1][2]

President Andrew Jackson called for an Indian Removal Act in his 1829 speech on the issue.
The Removal Act was strongly supported in the South, where states were eager to gain access to lands inhabited by the Five Civilized Tribes. In particular, Georgia, the largest state at that time, was involved in a contentious jurisdictional dispute with the Cherokee nation. President Jackson hoped removal would resolve the Georgia crisis. The Indian Removal Act was also very controversial. While Native American removal was, in theory, supposed to be voluntary, in practice great pressure was put on Native American leaders to sign removal treaties.

Someone once said:  'If you don't know your history, you're bound to repeat it.'

I'm living proof that 'social engineering' or 'steering' is still being used by our Federal Government, as well as my local City and County administration to manipulate this "society" I live in, currently.

Picture this:  You're just living your life, day to day.... Then someone calls you and says: "You gotta move." :-O

No ifs, ands or buts about it.  GO, get out, scram - skedaddle.  You don't like it? Tough.
Then picture this:  You gotta tell your kids that - due to no fault of their own - they gotta leave their friends, school and normal routine.  No ifs, ands, or buts about it.  Pack your shit. Wipe your tears, hurry up, we gotta go.

Now, picture this:  Alls well that ends well.... You're living your life, day to day.... Until you get another phone call: "You gotta move again."  WHAT ??!!! :-O

"Oh, yeah, well..... See we have this GREAT master plan for downtown, we're gonna call it: 'Rockville Town Center'.. cobbled sidewalks, family friendly shops, bike trails... Plenty of nice, rich, white people - kinda like Georgetown (in DC); You know - an 'All-American City' .... Except, well - our master plan doesn't include YOU.  Unfortunately, you don't fit the profile.... Sooooooooo..... GO. Get out, scram, skedaddle..... Bye bye.... Why are you still here ?!"

So, you sit your kids down and explain.... Due to no fault of their own........

1 comment:

  1. What amazes me is that you have these low income housing incentives supposedly to ensure low cost housing for low income families. Don't get me wrong - I'm all for affordable housing for low income families, I however am not for turning a blind eye to those who abuse that system in an attempt to line their own pockets .
    Such as certain developers who buy up property that might be considered in a low income area which is already occupied with the intent to displace those same low income families to then only erect mixed use residential and commercial developments, Using tax incentives, etc... and partial bank funding to accomplish such . All the while employing their own companies to do the work; Another way to pocket the money. I'm just curious as to how much money certain parties were awarded for such developments and what percentage of the same ended up defaulting on the part that was financed through the bank. Who is left holding the bag here seriously when it all goes wrong certainly not those profiting from the development of the project (the moneys spent), nor its community (less low income families to concern them). In some cases not even the bank. My point is this you take someone from a home that is affordable displace them - only to generate more taxable revenue, but the issue of affordable housing still remains. -- Posted by Ms. Melissa Brock on HUDs facebook page recently.