I hate to call it a character flaw while still admitting the possibility that I’m sometimes loathe to reveal ‘insider information’ about the Neighbors At War website. But it’s clear it’s becoming a growing clearinghouse of ideas proposed to solve a serious social problem. Sure, I’m a mercenary trying to pump up sales of what my ego tells me is a pretty good book. At the same time, large numbers of people are actually coming together and learning and sharing ideas on how we radicals, we wretched masses of the discontented can come together to have a profound impact on changing a very flawed American institution.
But once again, the numbers are part of the story. And here they are. By the end of June more than 3 million pages of material from this website will have been taken into the public domain over the past twelve months and used, hopefully, to educate other people about the dangers of living in, or getting involved with a Homeowners Association.
388 thousand visitors have taken the time in the previous twelve months to read, copy and pass judgment on these pages. And that means that all 388 thousand visitors have decided that Neighbors At War, not only gives them a forum where they can exchange ideas, but it also gives them new ideas about understanding a unique American conundrum: Why are so many millions of Americans willing to voluntarily surrender fundamental human and Constitutional rights in order to ‘join’ mini-Socialist enclaves where ‘groupthink’ is used to homogenize the thoughts and behaviors of all other members. Is small-scale Socialism as expressed in the HOA model really as fearsome as many of us think? Spying on neighbors to model and control behavior just seems so fascist. What am I missing?