Here’s another example how 1984 our society has become under the watchful gaze of bureaucrats looking to “make a difference.”
There’s something disturbingly totalitarian about the Fair Housing Council of Orange County, a nonprofit organization that polices housing “discrimination” in the county and shakes down local landlords for large settlements. The Register’s Brian Joseph reported on a particularly disturbing case that should not only alarm Orange County residents, but should lead to reform in the way anti-housing-discrimination laws are enforced.
In 2006, Newport Beach resident Dan Bader placed an innocuous ad in Craigslist, seeking a tenant for a 480-square-foot room in his house. He wrote, “Well suited for professional adults” and “Perfect for 1 or 2 professionals.” Any normal person would see that for what it is: a realistic description of a small room. But the housing council, which proclaims its mission as “fostering diversity in housing,” saw ominous motives. Officials viewed the ad as a form of discrimination against people with children and filed a complaint with the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing. With such actions, we’ll definitely see less diversity in housing as fewer people are willing to subject themselves to these Orwellian anti-discrimination enforcers.