Right And Wrong On The Hill

“Here are the men that alter their neighbor’s landmark…, shoulder the poor aside, conspire to oppress the friendless.

Reap they the field that is none of theirs, strip they the vineyard wrongfully seized from it’s owner….

A cry goes up from the city streets, where wounded men lie groaning.”

The book of Job as quoted by Jane Jacobs.

Notice that at no point–does the mayor mention that the “development” being discussed is on land stolen and extorted from it’s original owners and the community they were part of.

1 Comment so far

  1. Bram R (unregistered) on January 20th, 2008 @ 11:13 pm

    Do you mean land stolen from them 50 years ago, or do you mean land stolen from them when the SEA transfered 100% of the developable land to the URA and thence to the Penguins? Because it happened twice.

    Remember during the Penguins shakedown of the government roadshow, when the Mayor and Chief Executive came out of every meeting streesing, “there’s no local tax money in this”, “there’s no local tax dollars going to this.” Everyone forgot about the world’s most valuable commodity — LAND. And they forgot it wasn’t entirely theirs to give.

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