Migrating Back To The Cities...

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Thu, 06/19/2008 - 9:16pm.

Americans flocked to the suburbs after the Second World War

Americans flocked to the suburbs after the WWII. Soaring energy prices and the sub-prime crisis are driving them back to the cities. ~ Getty Image

Americans are again choosing to abandon the suburban sprawl in favor of a more comfortable, cheaper and greener life in the city... But that was then, this is now... before the Patriot Act, before the Department of Homeland Security, before our freedoms and rights were taken from us, and our Constitution became nothing more than "a g#ddamn piece of paper".  Everything has changed... moving back to the city may very well have a 'different' outcome this time... ~ TALKING BACK 

The mass migration of America's middle classes from urban areas to the suburbs amounted to a demographic revolution in the years after the Second World War.

But the so-called "driveable suburb" is becoming increasingly unfeasible as soaring fuel costs make a long commute too expensive for many.

Higher energy prices are also having a disproportionate impact on bigger homes, such as those found in the suburbs, as they inevitably cost much more to heat in winter and cool in America's often fiercely hot summers.

The sub-prime mortgage crisis has accelerated this flight to the cities - experts have christened it New Urbanism - as property prices have particularly collapsed in more remote areas.

According to a poll for Reuters, about 10 per cent of Americans said they were considering moving closer to work while roughly the same percentage said they were thinking about getting a job closer to home.

John Zogby, a political pollster, said the findings added up to a "broad cultural change" which translated into millions of people considering a major transformation in their lives.

He said: "Low energy costs and the availability of autos helped fuel suburbanisation."

But as people concluded that high energy prices were here to stay, "this is now one of those big changes in our lives that requires nothing short of dramatic lifestyle changes," he said.

Even before the latest economic downturn, demand for urban living had been rekindled among two generations - the so-called "baby boomers" in their fifties and "millenials", the latter born between the late 1970s and mid-1990s.

Both are already drifting away from the suburbs, the baby boomers because they want smaller homes and more accessible amenities, and the millenials to rebel against their cul-de-sac upbringing.

Transportation is now the second biggest household expense in the US after housing. Much of the new demand for city homes is in neighbourhoods close to light railway stations, hastening the move away from a car culture.

Some towns around cities have responded to this exodus by rejecting suburban status and working hard to reinvent their own centres.

Americans are not just reconsidering their living arrangements because of the latest economic downturn.

Nearly 39 per cent of those surveyed in the Reuters/Zogby poll said they were considering changing holiday plans, while 31 per cent plan fewer restaurant visits.

Tom Leonard in New York - June 19, 2008 - posted at www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/2152526/



Something to keep in mind... the eventual gathering of the population has always been a plan of the elite.  This could happen due to a 'natural' disaster, (a true act of God) or manufactured plagues, food shortages, fire, flooding, earthquakes, droughts, wars, ect.  With the population confined together in cities, the people become easy prey for mass vaccinations, forced to drink medicated water, chemical spraying, gun confiscation and will be easier to control and round up. 

The events taking place right now may very well be an indication that this is the direction unsuspecting people will 'choose' to take.  It will be less noticable and take much less work to gather the populations to cities by creating  'situations'.  The people will be led to believe they have made a wise choice by moving to the cities where they will give up more of their rights and unknowingly meet their demise.  The job losses, foreclosures, high gas prices and high food prices is the perfect start.

Buying food is something I have 'talked' about for many months... there was a reason for that... we are seeing the beginning of a food crisis.  It's still not too late although you will pay much more for the food.  Monsanto is drooling... they can't wait to feed us their genetically modified 'Frankenfood'.  Don't become a statistic.  Buy what you can now, put it away and add to your stockpile as often as you can.  You'll be glad you did!

Thanks for reading!

From my desk in the PA mountains ~ SadInAmerica

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Thu, 06/19/2008 - 9:16pm.