Error Theory has an interesting April 07, 2012 exposé about a pattern of evictions and confiscations of isolated residences throughout California’s Mojave Desert. This process, a brainchild of LA County Supervisor Antonovich, was something that Lenin would have been proud of. It was carried out by “legal” means, namely sending out so-called Nuisance Abatement Teams (NATs) to “[hit] people with an ever-increasing list of code violations, imposing whatever it took to drive residents out.” Too often, this meant fix-or-dismantle orders.
The NAT inspectors apparently let the cat out of the bag a few times. However, Antonovich’s office denied any ulterior motive, claiming instead that “neighbors” had complained about the violations.
These so -called neighbors turned out to be over thirty utility companies that had their pet politicians grab the land to build “renewable” power installations, to satisfy the diktat of a 2006 California law which demands that retail energy providers had to derive 20% of their energy from renewables (to go up to 33% by 2020), no matter how much it costs the users and taxpayers. A number of these companies are big-time recipients of Obama’s greenie largesse; with one of them, First Power, benefiting to the tune of $3.73 billion.
Unconscionable, undemocratic, but alas, all too Democratic these days.
Stand by for much more of the same if Obama is reelected.