Letter to the Muckraker:
Mike Krusee is at it again. For a Republican, he embodies, promotes and implements the most fundamental Stalinist governmental and societal programs.
Let us consider his latest Envision Central Texas preferred growth scenario. Although he is not old enough to have lived through it, he speaks of new Urbanism and the Booming Metropolis as an old idea. Indeed it is. Stalin promoted it, especially after . In all major Russian, and all soviet-bloc nations, people live in urban densities and mixes of uses habitations. These consist of row after row of concentrated high-rise concrete boxes. Most Americans are too young to recall Pruitt-Igo, Cabrini Green, Bedford-Stuyvesant and similar stalags in most medium-to-large American cities. These were built by 's fellow-travelers based upon the Stalin model. Curious things happened on the road to utopia. Good Muscovites, although they loved their free Moscow housing and their free world-class public transportation, preferred their country dachas, and they still do. Automobile traffic jams trying to escape , Petersburg, , etc, weekends, put anything endured at the Oak Hill Y to the shame of inconsequence. Austinites and Muscovites permit their city free apartments to deteriorate without the least effort maintenance and crime flourishes in free housing like mushrooms in damp, dark manure.
Then there are the matters of Austin's taxes, the culture of liberal preciousness that afflicts all who are permitted to speak in Austin, and of course the ethnic divides that stubbornly refuse to submit to the concerted effort of our most committed social experimenters. A recent study of effects of enforced multiculturalism revealed that dwellers in enforced diverse neighborhoods tended to hunker down and to avoid social interaction, in other words, to defeat the original premise of optimistically enforced diversity. Mr. Krusee has perhaps not wanted to see that study or consider its conclusions. Good Progressives like Mr. Krusee, employ central planning to achieve what they pretend to be lofty goals but which, in fact, reward themselves with power and money. Regrettably, Krusee & Co. are not smart enough to recognize the unintended consequences of their grand, media-endorsed, tax-supported and governmentally-imposed utopian plans. Like Cabrini Green Public Housing and forced busing to achieve racial mixing, whole projects collapse and it is back to the drawing board without penalty for malfeasance. Good Progressives like Mr. Krusee failed to learn that best choices are made by the combined efforts of all citizens in the market place. Too bad.
If Mr. Krusee is the best that Republican Party has to offer, we are indeed in deep trouble.