By Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
Using Agitprop and elements of the Delphi propaganda method (3), lethal Home Owners Associations (HOAs) are moving north out of huge Miami-Fort Lauderdale territories up along Florida’s I-95 corridor to take over more and more personal property rights of unsuspecting homeowners in gated, HOA communities. And the effects are not pretty! “Resetting the default position. . .exploits the structure of the choice to encourage a more desirable option,” says Cass R. Sunstein, author of the book NUDGE. (1) Employed by the Obama Administration as a regulatory czar, it was Sunstein’s job to have the American people do what the government wanted them to do, all the while believing it was actually their own idea!
A heuristic is a term applied to getting a student or other type of governmental human unit to do what government wants them to do by programing certain choices involving quick decisions and empirical thought processes rather than theory based decision. Most conservatives should be quite aware of the United Nations inspired Agenda 21, Seven/50 attempts to take over private property of unsuspecting Americans. “Choice Architecture,” a devastating term developed by Sunstein and co-author Richard Thaler, is defined this way: “…If you want a person to reach a desirable outcome and you can’t change the heuristic she’s following, then you have to meddle with the choice architecture, setting up one that when matched with the given heuristic delivers the desirable (for govt) outcome,” writes the former Obama czar. (2) Nudging HOA residents along the path of cessation of private property rights plays into big government agendas!
Remnants of Agenda 21 are destroying the peace of neighborhoods and towns in South Florida. All along the coast, citizens and local governments are being traumatized by the All Aboard Florida project that seeks to run at least 32 trains up and down the coastline, transporting huge containers of world trade freight from Miami-Fort Lauderdale open sea ports into the entertainment meccas in Orlando for a Disney-like, Neverland of noise, up-down draw bridges, flashing train lights, blaring horns, you fill in the rest. Now, residents in gated communities along the 1-95 corridor in SoFla, thinking lucky us, are realizing the encroachment damage being done to them by large HOA takeovers of their private property. Keep in mind here that the odious Agenda 21/Seven/Fifty takeover inception began with the Miami-Fort Lauderdale corridor of seven counties and rolled north without opposition until hitting the conservatism of Florida’s Treasure Coast counties.
Condo Commandos in single family residences have seized control of HOA boards and have fallen for the hype of large management companies and large legal firms who represent, not the citizens, but board decisions favoring legal bottom lines. Follow the money, for the management fee monies of private citizens are literally being used to oppress them! One HOA community is beset by such heavy handed tactics that when invasive new forms, rules and regulations were foisted on the homeowners, the large management group ready to profit from the changes used upsetting robo calls to whip residents into shape in their own homes. In one especially problematic robo call, people were heard literally screaming at each other and the managers in a state of such agitation that it recalls the Russian language term, agitprop. Those residents who failed to go to the required meeting place and fill out the necessary forms were bombarded by robo calls that disturbed them in their own homes. “I just slammed the phone down,” one gray headed widow in a wheelchair told me. She was trying to recover from very painful knee surgery and just couldn’t take their aggravation any more.
Think this constant bombardment doesn’t work? Keeping people stirred up all of the time eventually results in enough agitation that very often they acquiesce to what big government wants, just to gain some momentary peace and quiet. The 700 Club’s Pastor Pat Robertson recently told viewers that the constant criticism these HOAs heap on their residents is very harmful spiritually, mentally, emotionally. Their pettiness and constant watching and warning affected the health and well-being of every member of the community, creating cookie cutter warrens of pain, tension, anxiety! Leaflets, flyers, new handouts, new mailings of these forms come at the residents through the mail and from E-mail accounts. These propaganda pieces demand completion of computer based forms that many seniors cannot understand and/or will not use.
Hiking management fees without regard to fixed pension incomes is a cruel and terrible attack on not only seniors, but all hard working residents beset at every angle by higher costs for just about everything. Large, impersonal based management firms can generate more income dollars by showing charts of “how low you are paying for x,y,z, compared to how so and so pays” in other communities far removed from smaller, local groups. Using awful sounding warning letters to remove your flower pots or else; get rid of your garden troll or else; clean your roof during the Christmas holiday or else; honor the three tree rule and on and on, these threats frighten and intimidate residents who fear being slapped with $100 a day fines or lien attachments. Many HOA residents just suffer in silence and pay, pay, pay their greedy HOA meat grinders that have taken over their property, their retirement incomes, their peace of mind, their very lives!
This misery of the governed by the hand of the governors will continue to destroy your lives if you let them do it to you. Speak up. Go in and see what illegally compiled information they may have on you in their HOA files. Attend meetings. Send your letters of concern to the homes of your HOA trustees, just as they authorize their managers to send offensive warning letters to you in your homes. This country was founded on the concept that ownership of private property is an inalienable right. These offensive HOAs are grabbing away at our property, nudge by nudge. It’s time to stop it.
SOURCE: (1) (2) http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/oct/09/cass-sunstein-its-all. BTW, Sunsetin is married to Samantha Powers, US Ambassador to the UN/he is a Harvard Law Professor and former Obama regulatory czar.