Sunday, May 11, 2008

F for FAIRNESS, G for GREED

Lennar Corporation is sponsoring heavy TV advertising in favor of Proposition G, a redevelopment plan for Hunters Point and its mostly minority residents.

The ad touts the benefits to San Francisco of this plan cooked up by City Powers. Of course, we have to filter these claims through the knowledge that Lennar Corporation has only one performance standard—profit.

Organizations and residents of Bayview Hunters Point along with grassroots progressives and others opposed to the corporatization of all human experience have qualified a competing ballot measure, Proposition F, aimed at affordable housing and fair treatment for current BVHP residents.

I’ve been having trouble remembering which is which, so I’m using this mnemonic, which sort of indicates my preference:

F for FAIRNESS.

G for GREED.


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3 comments:

sfmike said...

Good job, and I also loved the harsh "Zionist ass-sucking" phrase in the previous post, which unfortunately is all too accurate.

janinsanfran said...

Got that one! You can usually assume that when a company pours so much money into claiming they are doing you a favor that they are hiding something...

Jerry Jarvis said...

G is also for Gentrification.