Have you ever heard of it? At least 12% of the population knows about it: The Plan (second segment in the radio show). I'm not even sure who implements it, except that it's White People, based on what the believers of The Plan intimate when they speak of Them and They. An interesting This American Life radio segment worth 11 minutes of your time. (Hey, it's NPR. You paid for it.)
Them and They are somehow perniciously and purposely neglectful of their duty to ...whomever. They are somehow allowing "benign neglect" of neighborhoods-- as if these neighborhoods had no neighbors in them-- in order to depress property prices so that they can now move into the neighborhoods and gentrify the area. "Gentrify", in 1964, was coined by a sociologist, naturally. The intro to the radio segment reads thus:
American cities have gone through a massive wave of gentrification in the last few decades. To some people, it's not a natural ebb and flow of the real estate market, but a plot, by rich, mainly white people, to take over the neighborhoods of poor, mainly black people. This American Life producer Jon Jeter reports on how, in neighborhoods all over the country, the plot has a name, "The Plan," and most people you talk to know about it.
So, if you're worried about Rush Limbaugh and how he appears to the Liberals, I think it might be good to see how we ALL seem to them, no matter what we do. You want to live closer to bus lines and work? You apparently are a co-conspirator in The Plan.
Go to the link here, and forward to minute 31:50 and learn about The Plan.