I know the movie Captain America: True American hero is coming soon to theaters but there are true American heroes walking around everyday. There are few times in life where someone truly exudes the ideals of Hero. A hero is a person who against all odds is able to accomplish something and be a great example. Every person needs a hero or person to look up to in life. I don’t really look up to many people as a hero but there is one true to the game hustler I have to put on my short list…enter Kenny Robinson.
Kenny Robinson was able to extensive research and figure out a way to buy a 300 thousand dollar home for 16 bucks. Here are more details:
Kenneth Robinson, the new owner of a property worth around $300,000 in Flower Mound, Texas, cited the law of adverse possession to claim rights to the foreclosed home, which had been abandoned according to Texas’ KHOU.
The Texas statute allows people to claim ownership of properties so long as they abide by certain criteria, including living in the space publicly and without the former owners of the home, KHOU reports.
Robinson set up camp in the home’s living room, which he says gives him exclusive negotiating rights with the owner. And he filed some paperwork with the local courthouse at a grand total of $16. If he is still dwelling in the home in three years, he can ask the court for the official property title. (source)
Yes you read it right! This brother figured out a way to use the system that has used some many itself. And of course you know the people in this suburban neighborhood are mad as hell. The neighbors feel he should buy the house free and clear like “everyone else” but the funny part of the matter is that HE DID buy it! He didn’t break any laws he filed all the appropriate paperwork and followed all the regulations to set up the business deal he is pursuing.
While I was in Dallas for yet another wedding I was in (see The 27 Dress and 27 Tuxes Complex) and my cousin and uncle were raving to me about this man close to their house who was “riling up all these suburbanites” because he was able to buy a home for 16 dollars. I laughed for a second and casually brushed it off. I got back home and started to read more about this situation and began to respect this brotha more and more every word I read and heard about him.
It’s interesting to see why people get upset when someone else gets the hook up or finds a way to come up. It’s almost as if they are jealous they didn’t think about it. Any time someone does something we didn’t think of the world hates it instead of embracing and learning how to make their own come up. We all are looking for a come up. I mean let’s be for real this country was built on the come up. Let’s come up on some of this Native American land, lets come up on this free slave labor, lets come up on the backs of people giving them 5 cents an hour in adverse conditions, lets give people bogus mortgages and subprime lending.
Mos Def has a lyric that came to mind as soon as I read more about this story. Mos says “Don’t hate me, my folks is poor, I just got money. America’s five centuries deep in cotton money…It’s new, y’all livin’ off of slave traders’ paper.” I am no way saying these people made money directly from slavery but the concept that only certain people can get access to the American Dream through the template of how it should be reached is what I am getting at. Those neighbors and people upset of his come up don’t understand that Kenny is attempting to live the American Dream just like them. He just happened to maybe be a bit smarter than them about it.
Anytime I am able to see a hard-working knowledge person be able to find a crack in this iron clad system and find a way to make this world better for him I have to tip my hat to him. You know what I am going to go even further and say Kenny Robinson is just as much apart of the American Dream as any one else. But, you know what he damn sure is a hero to me…
- Where is the in-between? We’re either NIGGAZ or KINGS…BITCHES or QUEENS (ashy2classy.net)
- Lean On Yourself (aptheblank.com)
- Slaves Who Built the White House Could Finally Be Recognized (prunejuicemedia.com)