IS VIOLENCE FASHIONABLE?
October 27, 2017
According to our mainstream media, violence and destroying other
peoples’ property seems to be acceptable – according to some
“reporters” even protected by the First Amendment! Where has our
society come to?
Thank god I’m not a reporter – meaning I don’t have to be
ashamed for my colleagues for making such outright stupid
For me violence is still a criminal act and should be prosecuted
accordingly. There are quite a few articles published on our
website that report about violence in community associations. We
have read reports of fights between board members and owners,
destroyed property -- mainly cellphones and laptops.
The question: WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN?
Remember: People defend their homes – and the frustration of
owners on both sides of the aisle can get out of hand pretty
For many of us the old saying of: “MY HOME IS MY CASTLE”
is still valid. Too many people don’t realize that buying into a
community association means giving up many of your rights as
homeowner. Shu Bartholomew, the talk show host of the radio–show
“On The Commons” puts it a little different. She claims
that entering a homeowners’ association means you’re leaving the
On the other hand you have some board members who are drunk with
power and feel that they are above the law.
Mixing these opposite opinions together is a great recipe for
disaster – disaster that can easily turn violent!
Well: This is America! And there are still lots of people in
this country who don’t like to be told how to live their lives!
And dictators like Adolf, Joseph and Fidel are still widely
unpopular among homeowners!
||Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the
developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues
for his own purposes. End of retirement!
CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in
- finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a
member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.
The organization has two websites to inform interested
homeowners and condo owners:
News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.
Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.
We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all
service providers surely have a different interest! We are
trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are
useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking