Leave guilt and shame where they belong - protect what you earned.
There is a lot of anger going around these days. Social and economic "justice" are terms for a lot of the angst: They represent the age old struggle between the "haves" and "have nots". "Justice" has nothing to do with the new terminology - there are no laws being broken - only someone's subjective sense of "fairness". Are the "haves" doing or paying their "fair share"? When will the "have nots" have enough?
That questions are important. Is society fair? What does it mean to be fair? How does government guarantee each citizen equality? Equal rights under the law? Or is the law is morphing from doing bad acts into punishing designated people - white, wealthy, male, etc. - for not doing enough? Add owning property to the list of offensives.
Owning property is now a symbol of the class struggle as property becomes more expensive and out of reach for the average person. Never mind that government created the problem with the land restrictions of the UGB - the propertyless want to use government to get their fair share. Guilt and shame are powerful tools employed to wrest concessions from the haves - no one wants to be labeled insensitive, selfish or racist. The mob have made owning more property than some unspoken amount a crime. Indeed, for the Communitarians, no one would own property - it belongs to the commons and government grants trust rights to the land.
Hard work or just being alive? What should determine rights to a particular piece of land? Is one's property really theirs if government increasingly restricts what can be done with it until the owner must get government approval for what they can have or can do with it?
For me, NIMBY means get government off my property and out of my neighborhood - don't ruin what we have spent our lives working for, especially if it's because my property or neighborhood is determinedby someone to be better or my lot bigger than someone else's.