Communist Mayor Bill de Blasio Argues Against Private Property

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On September 4th, communist New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, aka Warren Wilhelm, boasted of his alleged successes and even suggested he deserves a parade for it during an interview with Chris Smith for NY Mag. His most telling moment is when he showed his opposition to private property. If you doubt it, read this exchange below. He is literally a communist.

He argues against private property on basis of “each according to his needs.”

QUESTION: In 2013, you ran on reducing income inequality. Where has it been hardest to make progress? Wages, housing, schools?

DE BLASIO’S RESPONSE: What’s been hardest is the way our legal system is structured to favor private property. I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be. I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community, that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs. And I would, too. Unfortunately, what stands in the way of that is hundreds of years of history that have elevated property rights and wealth to the point that that’s the reality that calls the tune on a lot of development.

I’ll give you an example. I was down one day on Varick Street, somewhere close to Canal, and there was a big sign out front of a new condo saying, “Units start at $2 million.” And that just drives people stark raving mad in this city, because that kind of development is clearly not for everyday people. It’s almost like it’s being flaunted. Look, if I had my druthers, the city government would determine every single plot of land, how development would proceed. And there would be very stringent requirements around income levels and rents. That’s a world I’d love to see, and I think what we have, in this city at least, are people who would love to have the New Deal back, on one level. They’d love to have a very, very powerful government, including a federal government, involved in directly addressing their day-to-day reality.

It’s not reachable right now. And it leaves this friction, and this anger, which is visceral. I try to explain the things we can do. It’s a little bit of a Serenity Prayer — let’s talk about the things we can fix. The rent freeze we did reached over 2 million people. In 2015 and 2016, the mayor’s appointees ruled that new one-year leases on rent-stabilized units could not increase. I’ve talked to people who were going to be evicted, and we stopped the eviction by giving them a free lawyer. And I’ve talked to people who got affordable housing under our plan for 200,000 apartments.

DeBlasio is also a very nasty boss.

Emails revealed to the New York Post show that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is an authoritarian of a boss who threatens his subordinates with “consequences” if they don’t do his bidding.

“What do I need to get you guys to follow a direct order? Do you need to experience consequences?” he wrote in one email on Jan. 24, 2015, leaked to the Post.

“I’m not raising this again: fix it, or I will [have] no choice but to find a way to penalize people. Not my preference, but I won’t have my instructions ignored.”

The tantrum was in regards to de Blasio demanding his aides provide phonetic versions of tough to pronounce words in his talking points and speeches, according to the Post.

“This is literally the 100th time I am reminding you all that phonetic spellings require one syllable to be capitalized to indicate emphasis in pronunciation,” the maddened mayor wrote.

“I have no idea why you guys can’t get it. All of the folks in comms, speechwriting and my personal staff who looked at these remarks — it just takes ONE to catch it.”

A source within Mew York’s City Hall told the Post that the email is typical of the same bullying the mayor displays in public.

“He’s condescending and arrogant,” the source, who called the mayor a “micro-manager,” said. “I’ve been in plenty of meetings with him. He’s known to kick staff out of meetings.”

 

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