As soon as there is a proposed new building / service, whether it a school, a supermarket or a Mosque, the Nimbyist squad are out in force; the traffic, the noise, the reduction in speed limits, there is no need for that in our area. They moan, they complain, especially when services disappear due to the fact that nobody actually used them.
What a load of bollocks.
However when services are gradually ebbed away; rubbish collection, street cleaning, local park maintenance and upkeep, libraries, museums, art galleries, local care services having their funding cut, buildings of historical importance being left to rot; it all resulting in it being left to the volunteer sector stepping in – an essential paid job being replaced by free labour; not a peep.
None of the Nimbyists get on their pedestal (foundations of sand) , perhaps it would mean stop wanking over the computer, trying to give life to their dead negative destructive view, and going out within their own community, enjoying and supporting what it does have to offer not simply trying to create their own Nimbyist Utopia.
To Be Kind………….. Viva L’anarchie
Dr Llareggub said:
I am very much a Nimby supporter having objected to our local council selling off the railway worker’s allotments to the developers who also are busy gobbling up every garden in the area for further development. And the con to attract the garden sellers – help them amalgamate into companies where they can pretend to be capitalists making an honest profit. Mosques you say. Oh yes nice and multiculty to have mosques. That is why the developers are campaigning and helping to fund a local mosque even though there are few muslims around here. Having to pray often means living near a mosque, and that will rocket house prices nearby. Maybe I should stop being a Nimby and sell off my garden which is conveniently placed for a road entry to a collection of gardens up for development. They tell me it is worth two million, which is the price of selling out my Nimby friends . But with Labour plans for further development and a Labour Government backed by the Greens they tell me it will rise to five million. Maybe I should give up the Nimby utopia and fall in line with modern socialism.