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Architects must help with deadly eviction crisis in US

Review of American Architectural Aspects: Architectural Column by Joel Solkoff, PA, USA

August 16, 2021


Emergency: Global architects must act now to help us with the deadly eviction crisis which is killing our poor children

Today’s column is testimony: There is a member of Congress who is doing God’s work when all around her are not. Meet US Representative from Missouri Cori Bush:

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On my daughter Joanna’s birthday August 15th.. Rural Williamsport, Pennsylvania, population 28,186. {By contrast, New York City’s population is 8.4 million. Distance between them 192 immeasurable miles).

Because of an unexpected quantity of luck (as well as long bouts of persevence, I am now a member of New York City’s architecture power elite. Specifically this happened because Lawrence Jay Brown, President of Manhattan’s American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) and Brooklyn based Princeton architect history professor Daniel Sherer, respect my disability based architectural criticism. Who knew or even suspected this would happened. I didn’t.

US Congresswoman Cori Bush

Official Cori Bush Biography – Congresswoman Cori Bush is a registered nurse, community activist, organizer, single mother, and ordained pastor for the people of St. Louis. Congresswoman Bush is serving her first term as the representative of Missouri’s 1st Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. She is the first Black woman and first nurse to represent Missouri; the first woman to represent Missouri’s 1st Congressional District; and the first activist from the movement fighting for Black lives elected to the United States Congress.
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Rep.Cori Bush is following in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

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What good is it if Congress passes trillions of dollars to help if the money does not get to those of us who need it?

So bizarre is the reality of politics in DC that what comes to mind is the other-worldly quality of the gifted and totally bizarre Franz Kafka. In Meramophis, a human being turns into a cockroach on the first line of page one. “I am a cockroach, “ the book begins. We architecture critics have been called many things, but never before did I think it appropriate to call me a cockarsch. Given the account that follows, I feel like one.

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My initial pretext for a rush column was the status of the two infrastructure bills. The bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed the senate with the overwhelming support of 19 Trump Republican asshole senators. The kicker is that Former President of the United States Donald Trump threatened to launch a primaryasshole Republican slim bag candidate to run against any Trump Republican Senator voting for infrastructure.

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This eviction crisis is proof my grandchildren’s health is in the grasp of Satin. Congress appropriated enough money to landlords and tenants to take care of the eviction crisis.

The brilliance of President Biden as a Machiavellian strategist just won big time. Donald Trump lost big time. The rule of power is not to threaten. Threats are empty. If you threaten but do not carry through, you are impotent and all the Viagra in the world cannot disguise the fact that henceforth politically Donald Trump is one limp dick.

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The eviction crisis is appalling. Congress appropriated millions of dollars, signed into law by the a president codified in THE Law of the Land. The Law provides money to landlords and tenants to take care of the eviction crisis which is here and now. Children are dying right now or at death’s door because the government is unable to spend the millions of dollars it is authorised to spend.

The shit hit the fan when a progressive Bernie Sanders Congresswomen took out her sleeping bag, placed at the foot of the majestic Capitol of the United States in the Routinda and went to sleep. My hero threatened to stay there under President Joe Biden did something to help evicted unvaccinated children under the age of 12 who are currently being thrown out of their homes into the streets filled with Delta variant.

I weep as I write and cannot stop. Clearly, there is not room in today’s column to explain the complexities of the partisan $3.5 trillion dollar infrastructure/ public housing/ dentures and glasses for Medicare recipients bill that probably will pass once Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, currently the most powerful member of the US Senate, stops bellyaching about where the money to pay for the essentials of life is going to come from. Who gives a damn?

Huey Pierce Long Jr., American politician and lawyer nicknamed “The Kingfish”, who served as the 40th governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and as a member of the United States Senate from 1932 until his assassination in 1935:
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Then there is Kyrsten Lea Sinema of Arizona who worries about the federal dificit. Anyway, I need to spin off the column into Washington bulletins so when the House passes the final version to the 14 thousand page law, I can tell our readers what is in it. The solution I recommend is making an alliance with Politico to publish a ‘for architects newsletter’ jointly published by e-architect and Politico.

Please global architects, please tithe 20 percent of your current gross income and send it to CID-NY. Lourdes, a CID-NY employee is currently assisting evicted disabled grandfather and children. Right now at CIDN-NY.

Your money will make it possible for evicted blind, those with auditory difficulty and those us us quadriplegics, paraplegics, and amputates from being thrown out into the streets of the Borough of New York because you have. It designed and caused to be built enough US homes

If you can’t send money to Manhattan, send modular housing. Stephanie Hinkaty at CID-NY will make sure it is distributed to the boroughs of Queens, Brroklyn, The Bronx and Richmond a.k.a, Stain Island.

Soaking the rich Huey Long style:

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My editors beckon: “All right, stop writing, Joel.”

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