Sunday, February 23, 2014

Banishing Bieber

In local news . . .

When the entertainment show TMZ reported the rumor that Bieber apparently desires to purchase a home in the affluent Buckhead area of north Atlanta, some residents sprang into action. The have organized protests at the house and have set up a Facebook page to promote it.

In traditional societies of the past, communities rid themselves of undesirables through banishment, ostracizing, or "hating" out. The practice goes by different names in the sundry societies.

It appears that some of my fellow Atlantans have decided to proactively banish one such undesirable. They plainly do not believe that a youth whose history of morally vicious behavior and petty crimes will be a desirable neighbor. They are not Beliebers.

Will the protest work? Probably not. Bieber has demonstrated already how little he cares for anyone but himself through his vandalism, speeding, driving under the influence, driving without license, and assault and battery on a limo driver. He probably will not be moved by this protest.

Are their legal options?  Real estate redlining in general violates federal law. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits discrimination in housing and red lining  based upon race, ethnicity, sex, religion, disability, and family status. It does not prohibit, however, redlining based upon moral viciousness. Perhaps Atlanta real estate agents should start steering undesirables like Bieber  into one neighborhood so that they are prey on each other.

1 comment:

CW said...

Did you see the thing between the Canadian and U.S. hockey teams at the Olympics where someone put up a sign saying, "Loser keeps Bieber"?

I think that pretty much sums up people's feelings about JB.

Money can't buy sincere respect or friendship. I don't think it's going to end well for JB.