Urban Defense

There’s an easy solution to the ‘tragedy of the commons’ — abolish the commons. It works in cities too.

Warning: such policies can produce an upsetting vibrancy deficit, by deterring vagrants and panhandlers from participating in street life within your urban enclave.

Liberal comment on the Neocameral City: “It was impressive in its own way, I guess, but I was deeply distressed about the absence of bums.”

February 22, 2015admin 10 Comments »
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  • soapjackal Says:

    the real question is why we didnt need such developments in architecture prior?

    Cities just werent as clean until recently?

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    admin Reply:

    If you can’t stomach vagrancy laws, you end up with pointy bits.

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    soapjackal Reply:

    Id assume the sane gov would go with something more like the former than the latter. I dont want my city to look like 50 shades of grey just because of bums.

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    Chris B Reply:

    Look how much crap you get from the press for not letting homeless people crap on your doorstep. Just anouther example of attempts to stay out of the media’s eye of sauron gaze.

    Alex Reply:

    I dont want my city to look like 50 shades of grey

    Or like Event Horizon.

    The decline of civic society seeks a grimly technocratic solution to a human problem — from the classical vernacular to the “vernacular of terror” “aggressively rejecting soft, human bodies”.

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  • survivingbabel Says:

    “We curse the destitute for urinating in public spaces with no thought about how far the nearest free public toilet might be.”

    Comfort/ease with the scatological and the urological seems to be a common theme amongst Progs. Once you lose “ritual” uncleanliness, those who are slouching towards Cthulhu will eventually revel in their own filth. Utter foulness.

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  • vxxc2014 Says:

    I really wanted to argue with you admin when I saw the first sentence.

    But I can’t. Damn.

    I’m sure you’ll offer other opportunities.

    “There is no way of locking others out that doesn’t also lock us in.”

    Well we could go out and the Streets and go all Amon Roth on them hunting and such, but that would be illegal. At present.

    But that reminds me…I need some new door barriers/alarm systems.

    Normal people want to be locked in at night. Unless we’re going to be allowed to be such bastards we can leave our doors unlocked (there are such places, but they have rough ideas about Justice and crime). When there is fear of consequences there is safety.

    Yes the Progs are rather obsessed with the bodily functions being liberated at will.

    Event Horizon Urban Planning. Hilarious.

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    Hegemonizing Swarm Reply:

    Event Horizon Urban Planning. Hilarious.

    I prefer Lovecraftian Urban Planning, https://lovecraftianscience.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/the-architecture-of-rlyeh/

    “…he was swallowed up by an angle of masonry which shouldn’t have been there; an angle which was acute, but behaved as if it were obtuse”.

    How’s that for deterring loiterers.

    Well we could go out and the Streets and go all Amon Roth on them hunting and such, but that would be illegal. At present.

    What about autonomous gun turrets?

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  • vxxc2014 Says:

    The Humane solution is to institutionalize them, most have addictions or are mentally ill, or both.

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    Posted on February 24th, 2015 at 8:21 pm Reply | Quote

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