ONE BAY AREA, is a propaganda campaign currently being foisted on a largely unsuspecting public by Bay Area bureaucrats (ABAG, CARB, etc.) intent on pushing a radical Green Agenda with roots in the U.N.’s Agenda 21 document, and private foundations with an ideological axe to grind. We took a look at the online tool, YOU CHOOSE BAY AREA offers the gullible. Like the “Community Workshops” that manipulate participants into predetermined outcomes, the online tool is more of the same.
The You Choose Bay Area online tool purports to model the impacts of various housing, energy, and transportation choices. We suppose the model appeals to some scientific notion of neutrality to prop up its authority, but it reads like Joe Biden promising 500,000 new jobs a month, when it paints an unbelievably rosy picture for its preferred outcomes while demonizing choices of its opponents.
In three sections (after some one-sided introductory positioning) visitors are asked to list their priorities and choices regarding implementation of preferences in housing, regional growth, traffic and tax policy, and “quality of life issues.” Then you are confronted with the “outcomes” of your choices. Shame on you if you want less traffic, a house with a yard, and lower taxes.
In the example below we created two sets of answers, one leaning to laissez-faire regional expansion for housing, low tax and traffic, that recognizes current growth will trend eastward beyond the historical boundaries of the nine-county Bay Area. In contrast we created a second set of preferences and choices that prioritized the usual abstract “most urban” Green settings for: clean air, denser housing, spending on public transportation.
And guess what! You knuckle dragging, mouth-breathing, suburban troll dimwits are killing the Earth where each household is spending $4,000 more than it should (not counting carbon footprint), for the benefit of living as a free people intent on consuming more than its fair share of dwindling world resources while choking innocents with CO2 emissions. In contrast, if we’d all just love Big Brother and agree to give up our cars and live in dense urban compounds, we would all become beloved model citizens in a Green New World.
We love the next online survey like the next geek. But this is a joke. You Choose Bay Area distorts facts, makes untenable assumptions, and offers flimsy—I can’t even call it science—to deliver eye candy propaganda that can only produce one predetermined outcome…just like its allied One Bay Area “Community Workshops.”
One Bay Area and You Choose Bay Area are not offering real opportunity for public and community input or discussion but manipulating the public with false debate and misinformation.
But it looks cool.