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Preview "Spanish Lake": A Documentary on White Flight, Section 8 Housing and Decline

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Phillip Andrew Morton grew up in Spanish Lake, studied film at Webster University and then headed to Hollywood, where he's produced videos for comic Katt Williams and edited trailers for movies like "Ocean's 13." But now, the 32-year-old is putting the finishing touches on a documentary about his hometown and its steep decline.

The Post-Dispatch published a nice Sunday piece on the movie and its maker. (Meanwhile, the eternally sarcastic editor of Punching Kitty blurbs the trailer and confesses that he, too, grew up Spanish Lake).

The P-D apparently got an advance copy of the film, because reporter Paul Hampel quotes a a segment in which Spanish Lake attorney David Naumann gets blunt about Section 8 Housing:
"Whenever you concentrate that many apartments with potentially so many poor people in the area, (trouble) consumes those areas," Naumann says in the movie. "What really upsets me is we have liberals from Clayton and Ladue and those places who will say, 'How can you say that? That is racist!' ... and you look down on us and you say mean things about us and you dare to call us racist when we are concerned about our property values, our safety, our children."

Naumann suggested spreading Section 8 housing equally around the county.

"Till then, do not dare to call us names, because we will not tolerate it," he says in the movie.
Whew! Things are gettin' raw. We've got an e-mail into Morton asking whether any local screenings are planned/envisioned. If so, we'll let you know.

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Yeah_Duh
Yeah_Duh

Doesn't take Columbo (played by a jew) to see how a once moral, staunchly Christian, area like St. Louis has degraded now that jews are in charge. Look at every top spot and you'll find a jew in it. Look at Ladue and Clayton and it's primarily jews.

Get_REAL
Get_REAL

When Whites become the minority will blacks, mexicans, jews and homosexuals make special set asides and special laws just for Whites?

Peter_Happe
Peter_Happe

Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problemwill be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLYinto white countries.

The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, butnobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing inmillions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY whitecountry and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with allthose non-whites.

What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would besolved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY blackcountry and ONLY into black countries?

How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACEproblem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kindof psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocideagainst my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agreethat I am a nazi who wants to kill six million jews (even though the official number is 1.8 million and includes gypsies, russians, Catholic priests, etc.).

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

Libs_Suck
Libs_Suck

According to liberals the problem is not that blacks destroy entire Cities, the problem is RACISTS don't admire them for it.

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Lucky to get out
Lucky to get out

When I got married almost 40 years ago,  my in-laws had a beautiful home in Spanish Lake that was the sum of their dreams.  They were peparing to retire to a rural area and wanted us to buy their house.  One of the luckiest things that ever happened to me was that I wasn't able to afford it.  The white couple that bought it eventually sold it for next to nothing.  The last time we drove by it there were signs on the door,  probably condemned.  The street was teeming with unsupervised,  out of control young blacks. This is not a racist statement,  it is a fact.  At the time there were two apartment complexes close by,  Countryside  and Spanish Pond.  The Sierra Vista was build shortly thereafter.  I don't know what their names are today,  Rat's Nest will do and when I see news interviews of the crime victims, mostly black now,  even they are trying to figure out a way to escape a completely ruined landscape - given to all of us by agencies such as HUD. 

Its_Okay_To_Hate
Its_Okay_To_Hate

IT IS PERFECTLY OKAY TO HATE! Forget what the liberal thought police spread. It's BULLSHIT!. Hate is an emotion and every bit as valid as all the others. HATE KEEPS YOU SAFE! Hating someone for all the damage they've done to society is completely valid and MUST be said. No more stifling the discussion because liberals and jews and every other hatemonger doesn't want Whites to wake up and fight back is no longer going to happen! The SLEEPING GIANT IS AWAKENING AND HE'S MIGHT PISSED OFF!

elm
elm

good luck with that

eyeonfreedom
eyeonfreedom

What an amusing read which, in my mind, begs the questions:  Do Alex and Jilly honestly worry about what "image" these comments may conjure up in the minds of those reading them, and then this:  "What on earth will anyone think reading them?"  I know what I think, and my mind is made up.  You've decided to be the morality police and want to stifle or remove any discussion that you find offensive or doesn't portray a picture of your own ideas of  Utopias.  You are aware that they do not exist, correct?  Hmmm.  Run along now, and make sure you project that "image" you seem so concerned about and please, above all else, continue to worry excessively about what others would think.  Who cares?  You may try to cover it up with colorful, deceitful lies or fine art of phoniness, and replace what others have said with your much more elaborate "pleasantries and niceties," but it will not change a single thing.  What a laugher!!    

De-waynemarsh
De-waynemarsh

I raised my family there in Spainish Lake and enjoyed my time there . You must remember that the seventies created newer homes in the area. All due to the investments of a few builders. The old S L now was growing with young families to create growth in the old and new business in the area. When the apartments grew in number with low to no income, those same businesses closed and moved to other areas to make the mighty dollar. When the big retailers like Sears; Famous Barr and Stiix Bear and fuller pulled out of Jamestown Mall

eyeonfreedom
eyeonfreedom

I've spent many a day in Spanish Lake and Bellfontaine Neighbors, and like so many  suburbs to the north, they have suffered greatly.  I lived in Webster Groves during the '60s and '70s, and also worked in Sunset Hills for a decade up until 2002, so I'm very familiar with the suburban areas of St. Louis County.  Spanish Lake and Bellfontaine were both very well maintained and safe with low crime rates for quite a while after I had moved away from Webster in the latter half of the '70s. My father remained there, so it was painful to see the urban decay overtake those once lovely suburban cities over the years.  Seems it all happened so quickly.    

My comment was simply directed to the self anointed "morality police" and their remarks which I considered insulting to those who had commented previously.  I decided to move on to other forums to read and comment freely without the drama. I have friends in all areas of the St. Louis suburbs, and I know what some of those areas once were and what they are now.  It is a very stark contrast.  I no longer live in the area, so I cannot comment further regarding semantics or political issues.  

White_Man
White_Man

Despite what you think no one is under any obligation to suck jew kock. Now of course jews are looking to change that and are additionally looking to throw more goyim on the trash heap in a war with Iran. If that does happen, feel free to join up and become cannon fodder for the jews while they sit back here in the JewSA and snarf gefilte fish and bagels.

jillyph
jillyph

I absolutely did not call myself morality police.  And I absolutely have no problem if the antisemites who post here feel insulted by my calling them "scary racists" or neo Nazis, when they post stuff like:

"U should take the jew kok out of your mouth,shitbag."

and

"it's the lousy Jews who brought down all this destruction on America"

and let's not forget

"You can damn well bet the Nazis had some God Damn good reasons for what they did that you're not going to find in your jewish mind control text books."

Are you fucking kidding me?

De-wayne
De-wayne

The towns of Black Jack and Spainish Lake started to self destruct . Business is what created the white flight. More and more blacks were moving into a depressed township. St Louis County cut back on services while the tax base rose. The time to leave was at hand: even the neighbor , Bellfontaine was showing there own depression. Good times, great friends, was and always will bent 20 plus years in Spainish Lake

Alex Carlson
Alex Carlson

RFT: Can you please do something about the pernicious hate in your comments sections? Every article I read that's not about entertainment/culture winds up with antisemitic, racist, homophobic, bigoted vitriol in the comments, and it makes your publication and our city look terrible. Pull the irrelevant, ignorant comments when they're posted, and eventually the hatemongers will find some other place to spew.

In the mean time, they're stifling meaningful discussion that could be taking place. If I walked into a room and one loudmouth bigot (or a group of loudmouth bigots, in many cases here) were having this same conversation, I'd turn around and walk out for fear of winding up in a fistfight. I see these comments and any thoughts I had about the article immediately vanish, and I close the window, since nothing productive can come of it aside from raising my blood pressure.

Please, shut down the hate.

White_Man
White_Man

It's far easier to use simple smear-words like "racist" or "anti-Semite" to dismiss a man out-of-hand than actually debate his ideas."crimethought" and "newspeak" are here!

So much for tolerance and the free exchange of ideas!! The Left once again displays the dissonance between what it advocates (tolerance and free expression) and what it actually does which is the active suppression of freedom of expression in order to RAM THEIR FASCIST IDEALOGIES DOWN EVERYONE'S THROAT!Why is there no long line of liberals ready to immigrate to a paradise like Mexico or Zimbabwe? Liberals are always ready to send White money to 3rd World countries and have them send back hoardes of their undocumented invaders here!Freedom is the Freedom to Say 2+2=4Apparently the national dialogue shouldn't discuss issues relevant to whites, like our approaching status as a minority, yet we can discuss to no end issues that affect non-whites?

Shame on you self-hating white people for falling into the reasoning of those who only want to dispossess you.Communism has been in place since 1913 in AmeriKwa. With each passing year one more of its' planks is dropped on Freedom, freedom built on the backs of White Europeans and taken away by the black man and the jew.

Its_Okay_To_Hate
Its_Okay_To_Hate

Libs like to point out offenses made against jews, homosexuals, blacks and others but never make it a point to spout off about all the damage those aforementioned groups do. It's always the same HATEMONGERING from liberals against Whites, Christians, White Males, etc.

Your point would have some validity if liberals objected to Palestianians being murdered in the homeland by jewish invaders and jews controlling America's government and robbing and looting it for their own financial gain or objecting to homosexuals and their predatory behaviour against children or objecting to the skyhigh crime rate because of blacks.

No one wants to hear anymore wishy washy liberal bullshit anymore. It's all lies and social engineering to get Whites on board with genociding themselves out of existence!

in short here's some hate just for you FUCK YOU ASSHOLE!

jillyph
jillyph

Amen, Alex Carlson!  I'm shocked at what the RFT allows in the comments section.  Even the P-D, and KMOV, the comments sections of which are full of scary bigots, monitor the comments section, or at the very least remove the worst comments for being off-topic/hateful, etc..  (Which most all of the comments above Alex Carlson's are.  What on earth does any of that have to do with this blog post?)

Like you, I'm also embarrassed for our city when I see these comment sections.  What on earth will anyone think reading them?  Is this the image the RFT wants St. Louis to project?  Do you really want to let 11 racist trolls use your site as a mouthpiece for their neo Nazi (yes, I went there) crap?

Its_Okay_To_Hate
Its_Okay_To_Hate

Neo Nazi? You dumbshit fucking liberal and your fucking labels. Your head is so far up your ass, you're body is the shape of a donut.  You wouldn't know a fucking neo-Nazi if they kicked your ass. Every fucking time someone objects to something the Nazis or Hitler get mentioned. You can damn well bet the Nazis had some God Damn good reasons for what they did that you're not going to find in your jewish mind control text books. And the constant fucking reference to "toothless redneck Nazis" that liberals use is laughable. I can guarantee you from all that I've seen of the real Nazis there was a toothless soldier amongst them. You don't take on dozens of nations all by yourself being some kind of intellectual halfwit.  So TRY keeping YOUR GOD DAMN comments to yourself from now on. You're part of a dying species. The liberal that loves to give away everyone else's money, housing, job, food....

jillyph
jillyph

"the constant fucking reference to 'toothless redneck Nazis'"

Has anybody here made this reference except for you? 

"TRY keeping YOUR GOD DAMN comments to yourself from now on"

Why on earth should I? 

Barbara Murray
Barbara Murray

We moved to Spanish Lake 5 years ago, found a beautiful home in a wonderful neighborhood. Since we moved here, all the people who had lived in this neighborhood for 50 years, has moved out. Our property value has fallen drastically and our property taxes have gone up 3 times. We will also be giving up our home and moving out of Missouri completely this spring, we no longer want to live in a state that is curupt and tax hungery, The people of this state need to take back what is theirs and stop letting the few RICH control your lives.

elm
elm

i moved to spanish lake 3 years ago and my home value is up 35%. i have a kick ass 3 bed 1.5 bath 50's ranch on a half acre at the end of a dead end road. don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out.

Guest
Guest

You are too new to the area to know any better. Happy that you were able to profit. But the rest of us that have lived in Spanish Lake for more than 20 years are suffering. Spanish Lake used to be a wonderful, lively, beautiful place and now it is total devastation. 

Friend17
Friend17

Section 8 is another huge govt failure spreading pain and suffering well beyond the ppl it was supposed to "help". Also, ppl charge higher rent when they know the govt is paying the bill. It's a disaster like everything govt touches. Drug war anyone? Keep em out of everything!!!

Incogman
Incogman

It's not "liberals" (useful fools, basically), or "commies" (another trick of Jewry), but tricky, subversive Jews playing everyone against each other. Now they got us all worked up about the Muslims, while they continue stabbing us in the back in our own country.

Incogman
Incogman

Yep, it's the lousy Jews who brought down all this destruction on America. From civil rights, diversity to non-stop immigration of third worlders, the Jew's aim has always been the loss of White demographics and the theft of America.

Herbie
Herbie

Looks like America is finally paying for all the free slave labor that turned it into a powerhouse. 

Friend17
Friend17

Did you know about 4% of Americans owned slaves?

Mntvernon
Mntvernon

Only 4%, eh? sounds to me a reason for the NAACP to track down their descendants and sue for REPARATIONS!

Barbara Murray
Barbara Murray

Excuse me, you dumb ass son of a bitch, if you Blacks get reperation, the native americans of this country are going to go to war. We were slaves to the all mighty white man long before your asses ever got here and we haven't gotten shit. And for the information of the DUMB blacks in this country, the white people did not inslave you, your own people captured you and sold you to the whites to start with, so blame your own decendants for your inslaved ancesters. NOW SHUT THE HELL UP !!!!!!!!

Herbie
Herbie

No I didn't, but those who did owned a buttload of them.  Tobacco and cotton built this country, and that was all slave labor.

Libs_Are_Commies
Libs_Are_Commies

Mostly Clayton and Ladue are jews and they always fling "Racist" or "Nazi" at Whites to deflect away from all the destructive things they've done to the area such as no bid contracts, consolidating wealth amongst themselves, corrupting local politics, controlling various municipalities, discriminating against Whites blacks and Christians. I'm glad he brought that in to the discussion because it's hight time that the area confronts our local band of jewish gangsters and deals with them with the sort of harshness that's long overdue.

Do_Goody_Liberals
Do_Goody_Liberals

Who the hell are you to lecture someone you do goody liberal piece of trash. These Epic Failures were orchestrated by the jewish ACLU and jewish NAACP in the 1960's. Deciding all by the selves that it was White working neighborhoods to be thrown on the altar of diversity. It wrecked these White people's lives. Of course none of it ended up in jewish/liberal areas because liberals and jews are only good at giving away other people's money, never their own. Liberals you're such idiots you still maintain that you're the obvious choice to be social engineers. Redistributing wealth is STEALING, it's not charity, it's not reparations, IT'S STEALING!

Commies_Suck
Commies_Suck

And when GOVERNMENT does the STEALING it IS COMMUNISM

U should seek help
U should seek help

Ok seriously...what the fuck is wrong with you?  You spew your jew-baiting filth in at least 50% of all the rft blog posts which means you're sitting...watching...and waiting for these opportunities.  From the timestamps it appears that sometimes you're doing this outside the 9 to 5 work window which means you're either sitting in front of your computer all day or you're at work on someone else's time and then go somewhere else to continue.  Either way you're fucking crazy do you know that?  How pathetic are you really?

Seriously.  Back away from the computer.  Put down mein kampf.  take a deep breath.  Seek professional help. 

Blair
Blair

U should take the jew kok out of your mouth,shitbag.

Incogman
Incogman

Sounds to me like we have ourselves a Jew HASBARAT trying to keep the lid on what the Jews have done to America.

Why don't YOU, move your butt to Tel Aviv?

Libs_Are_Commies
Libs_Are_Commies

And BTW I already know that you're one of those ass packing losers that doesn't have a problem with Americans taking it on the chin and all kinds of programs being cut just so long as Israel is guaranteed its welfare check courtesy of American working people! All the money those bastards shirk out of America could have been spent on keeping a beacon to the world instead those bastards constantly pit the Whites and Blacks against each other while they loot the treasury.

Libs_Are_Commies
Libs_Are_Commies

What the fuck is wrong with you for not waking the fuck up.

I don't give a God Damn if they're Moses (which BTW there never was such a person). I'm tired of their lies, I'm tired of their looting the world, I'm tired of their wars and American GIs always having to be blown apart or die in them, I'm tired of their human rights violations, I'm tired of the poverty they cause, I'm most especially tired of the holyhoax lies and it being forced on American school children as required indoctrination. They can take a flying fucking leap and so can you!

Libs_Are_Commies
Libs_Are_Commies

And no I don't think jews are a religion. They are a business organization or more like organized crime like their roots with the Mafia (yeah well for all you White haters out there, google "jewish organized crime" and read up before you reply).

DennisG
DennisG

Section 8 housing has been an unmitigated disaster.  Whatever economic benefits it was supposed to have it has destroyed through the economic damage it has done to neighborhoods across the country and the crime and disruption it brings with it.  Rather than spread section 8 housing equally the program should be done away with altogether and replaced with programs that target specific demographics like the elderly or veterans instead of lumping everyone within an income bracket into one category.  It’s not fair to communities, the sick, elderly, or veterans to have to be categorized with the criminal, the lazy, the insane, and those abusing entitlements in general. It is unfortunate that there are disadvantaged demographics in this country that make better neighbors than others but that is the truth.  Criminals belong in jail, the lazy belong on the street, and the insane belong in institutions, not in federally subsidized housing.

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