BUYING QUALITY HOUSING ON THE CHEAP
A clandestine gang, operating countrywide, who target beautiful houses in good neighbourhoods, owned by hard working working or lower middle class people, who have worked their way up to buying such a house. (People who have wealth, mainly in their homes, but lack the protection that higher social class people brings).
The gang makes an offer to the people next door to sell up, then they move the neighbours from hell in. Overnight the value of the neighbouring property is trashed, so other members of the gang buy the property making an instant profit.
The anti-social neighbours will seem normal at first as otherwise savvy owners would sell up immediately so avoiding making a loss.
What made me think of this.
My parents owned a bungalow in a pleasant and desirable rural residential area. When my mother died two other bungalows also became available in the same street. Nearly immediately the best of these bungalows accepted an offer £20k lower than the already lowered asking price (due to slump in demand). Three other sellers including ourselves had little choice but to follow suit.
Coincidentally, within a year of our selling the house at a large markdown, the government loosened up borrowing, causing house prices to surge.
I wonder how many other people in the country (UK) have experienced something similar.
The four separate estate agents involved with the sales commented that in a slow housing market it was extraordinary for four houses to be sold in the same street in a matter of weeks.
We were suspicious at the time and since then I have tried to access house sales statistics on the net about the sale of these particular houses. Oddly, the sites tell me they have no information on any house sales on the streets requested.
Yes. I think there should be a House Scam Conspiracy.
BULLYING IN SCHOOLS IS SOCIAL ENGINEERING
When stupidity inadequately explains a situation then it becomes more likely that the situation is intentional. Then you look for the intention.
A few facts. Bullying occurs least in private schools and in grammar schools. Where the upper classes and upper middle class are educated. Also schools in general are amazingly controlled and supervised environments. Of all social environments, schools should be amongst the easiest to control. Yet bullying is at epidemic proportions.
Bullying follows a general pattern. Higher class on lower class. Male on female (note also the near abolition of single sex schools in the last 40 years). Stupid on intelligent. Yob on civilised.
In other words if you are a child, not of the ruling class/near ruling class group, and you are civilised, intelligent and relatively lower class you can expect a high likelihood of experiencing bullying aka child mobbing, personal, emotional, social, sexual, academic sabotage, intimidation, blackmail, and including the worst, physical and/or sexual attack, pimping of your private images over the internet, slander, up to GBH and murder. Why do the words of John Lennon’s song “Working Class Hero” ring in my ears at this point?
A few other facts. Before the grammar schools were annihilated starting in the 1960’s the intake from grammar schools to Ox/Cam had equalled, if not surpassed, entrants from private schools. In other words, under the grammar schools of the time even working and lower middle class children could access Ox/Cam alongside the children of the elite.
Despite all the balderdash spouted by the brainwashed about how the children who failed to get into grammar schools were destined to failure for life at age 11, that does not jibe with my own experience. I went to grammar school and received a fine academic education. Alongwith my classmates I went to University. And with few exceptions when we finished University we took office jobs – with the same status and pay that we would have had if we had left school at 16. My friends who went to girls secondary modern not only had a thorough grounding in office practice (typing, shorthand and book-keeping) so they were even better skilled office workers than the grammar school girls, but my friends there often became teachers. What is overlooked is when the excellent grammar schools were destroyed so were the excellent single sex secondary moderns.
So, bullying doesn’t have to happen. It is rare in private schools, and was rare/uncommon in the old grammar and secondary schools, which between them gave a high level of education to working and middle class children. Education that was so successful children from the lowest social classes were able to compete – on equal terms – with children from the highest social classes.
Now most of these are educated in comprehensives where very many children feel unsafe, and strangely the school authorities, who can apply micro-management control over what children have in their lunch boxes, and how they dress claim to be unable (in educational establishments for goodness sake) to maintain minimum standards of normal social behaviour.
And I haven’t even considered the growing war against home schooling.
School as social and educational sabotage – now there is a conspiracy theory with credibility.