‘Battle for the California Desert: Why is the Government Driving Folks off Their Land?’

If you have been looking behind the curtain of “going green,” biodiversity, smart growth, and sustainable developmentthen you see with us, the kind of tyranny from which America’s forefathers fought to be free.

And you will recognize that recurring theme in this video.

Governmental control of the once free American Citizenry through rules of land use, as we have explored, is neofascism and it is neo-Marxism, both.

Are those terms relics of the 20th Century? Add one and we have Agenda 21.

American, if you do not know just what that is, we implore you, do not procrastinate, nor get stuck in the Elisabeth Kubler Rossian first stage of grief (denial). It is time to be awakened to its reality, so have a cup of coffee, watch, listen, and read.

Do you feel yourself starting to curl up and play possum? Stop. Meet the real enemy of today if you have lived this long, Pogo.  It is the python cuddling up to you and your neighbors.

Citizens as in the days of Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, and Pol Pot, being driven off their land is no spotty happenstance, nor the video, merely anecdotal evidence. See beyond the fig-leaf charge of “conspiracy theory” and learn the up-to-the-minute facts.  This is the life and liberty suffocating soft warfare of the present.

Click those links after you see these cases in point:

From this video’s YouTube page:

The Antelope Valley is a vast patch of desert on the outskirts of Los Angeles County, and a segment of the few rugged individualists who live out there increasingly are finding themselves the targets of armed raids from local code enforcement agents, who’ve assembled into task forces called Nuisance Abatement Teams (NATs).

The plight of the Valley’s desert dwellers made regional headlines when county officials ordered the destruction of Phonehenge: a towering, colorful castle constructed out of telephone poles by retired phone technician Kim Fahey. Fahey was imprisoned and charged with several misdemeanors.

But Fahey is just one of many who’ve been targeted by the NATs, which were assembled at the request of County Supervisor Mike Antonovich in 2006. LA Weekly reporter Mars Melnicoff wrote an in-depth article in which she exposed the county’s tactic of badgering residents with minor, but costly, code violations until they face little choice but to vacate the land altogether.

“They’re picking on the the people who are the most defenseless and have the least resources,” says Melnicoff.

Reason.tv collaborated with Melnicoff to talk with some of the NAT’s targets, such as retired veteran Joey Gallo, who might face homelessness if he’s forced to leave his house, and local pastor Oscar Castaneda, who says he’s already given up the fight and is in the process of moving off the land he and his wife have lived on for 22 years. And, while Antonovich declined an interview, we did catch up with him at a public meeting in order to ask the big question at the center of all this: Why the sudden enforcement of these codes against people living in the middle of the desert, who seemingly are affecting no one?

Writer-Producers: Zach Weissmueller and Tim Cavanaugh. Associate Producer: Mars Melnicoff. Camera: Alex Manning and Weissmueller; edited by Weissmueller.

Approximately 9:48.

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