I wrote about how the housing crisis is radicalizing progressive Boomers.
'It’s a pretty short leap from ‘We don’t want homeless people living here’ to ‘We don’t want refugees’ or ‘We don’t want immigrants.’ Amazing reporting by on the toxic progressives blocking affordable housing.
On one hand, it is galling to see ostensible progressives form a vanguard in opposition to housing equity. On the other, it’s no surprise that affluent property owners hold reactionary political views.
“Progressive Boomers are making it impossible for cities to fix the housing crisis”
Y'all, is speaking directly to my heart here. This is an incredibly important social dynamic that is evolving in very bad directions & getting too little attention.
“I’ve seen lifelong hippies who drive electric vehicles stand up at these meetings and say, ‘There’s too many people here already.’ It’s like you’re at a Trump rally.” Excellent report from
One recurring recent theme in American society is that Baby Boomers are consistently gaining power and using it to ensure that change does not affect them in ways they dislike. This recent distillation details how urban Boomers abuse public processes.
"Housing, homelessness and transit have always been controversial, but the kind of feedback and treatment we get has completely transformed in the last five years." -- former Seattle council member to
The weird acceptance of housing inequality: “I’ve seen lifelong hippies who drive electric vehicles stand up at these meetings and say, ‘There’s too many people here already.’ It’s like you’re at a Trump rally.”
This article hits too close to home. “Progressives” fighting more housing, better transit, and full continuum strategies to end homelessness actually perpetuate deep inequality, often from positions of great privilege. Some empathy, please! #yycplan #yyccc
It's undeniable that American cities are in the midst of a major housing crisis. Why are so many local progressives opposed to addressing it? # via
It's undeniable that American cities are in the midst of a major housing crisis. Why are so many progressives Boomers opposed to addressing it?
“The people with the most privilege pack the meetings, shout over everybody else and get their way.” "Progressive" Boomer NIMBYs preventing progress on transit, housing
Where urban protest movements and civil disobedience were once primarily tools of the marginalized, they are now a weapon of privilege — a way for older, wealthier, mostly white homeowners to drown out and intimidate anyone who challenges their hegemony.
Being progressive apparently does not exempt these Boomers from acting like Boomers. Ugh.
Progressive Boomers Are Making It Impossible For Cities To Fix The Housing Crisis