Major Western Cities Becoming Uninhabitable Hellholes

Why are these same cities so eager to bring in more without homes, jobs, health, etc. when they already have more than they can obviously handle... and why are the citizens of these cities okay with all of this?


People from all over the world are drawn to Los Angeles because of what they have seen on television, but it is truly a filthy, filthy place. The number of homeless has been rising about 20 percent a year, public drug use is seemingly everywhere, and there are mountains of trash all over the place. Needless to say, rats thrive in such an environment, and the epic battle that one L.A. journalist is having with rats was recently featured in the L.A. Times
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Terry Balow, an outreach worker with the Salvation Army, has been here for the darker moments of living life under a bridge — anger, mental illness, drug use and human frustration boiling over at times everywhere one looks. Yet it was a rat infestation and concern about human health that prompted the city of Salem to move the campers out. “It just grew and grew and got worse,” Balow said. “It’s badder than people can imagine.”
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The Denver City Council has voted unanimously to decriminalize a number of offenses, including defecating in public. Also, urinating in public. Camping on public or private land without permission. Panhandling. And lying across public rights-of-way, such as sidewalks.
Democrat Mayor Michael Hancock and city officials explained the new ordinances are designed to protect immigrants — legal and the other kind — from “unintended consequences.” These consequences were fines and longer jail terms, as has been customary in most places for violating the behavioral norms of civilized American society.
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San Francisco is a pretty good place to “hang out with a sign.” People are rarely arrested for vagrancy, aggressive panhandling or going to the bathroom in front of people’s homes. In 2015, there were 60,491 complaints to police, but only 125 people were arrested. Public drug use is generally ignored. One woman told us, “It’s nasty seeing people shoot up — right in front of you. Police don’t do anything about it! They’ll get somebody for drinking a beer but walk right past people using needles.”
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Hijinx

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Nancy and maxine are proud of their cities and want to get other cities to be just as hospitable to the vagrants and illegals.

They will lock up an American for drinking a beer but turn aside for an immigrant shooting up.

It's so nice to know that they hate Americans and love illegals.
 

Yooper

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Why are these same cities so eager to bring in more without homes, jobs, health, etc. when they already have more than they can obviously handle... and why are the citizens of these cities okay with all of this?
Back when I was no longer a wee lad but still growing up on Long Island this was what we saw on the news and in the papers every day regarding NYC. Progressive politics guiding a Democrat-led City Hall saw NYC turned into a broke, drug-riddled, disgustingly dirty city. So bad that, some here on the forum may remember, NYC went broke and (if I remember correctly the Daily News headline) President Ford told NYC to pound salt; no Federal bailout.

Then low and behold things started to turn around under a very pragmatic (read, "not progressive") mayor by the name of Ed Koch (Democrat) with the clean-up finally hitting its stride under Rudy G. (Republican).

Moral of the story: things are probably cyclical in that we seemed to be hardwired to repeat the mistakes of the past (Socialism anybody?), but also - hopefully - cyclical so that once the bottom is found somebody with brains is found who starts to turn things around.

What, to me, is interesting is that the political persuasions (i.e., progressive/Left vs conservative/Right) of who does the screwing up and who does the cleaning up line up almost exactly....

Hmmm.

--- End of line (MCP)
 

Ken King

A little rusty but not crusty
PREMO Member
Back when I was no longer a wee lad but still growing up on Long Island this was what we saw on the news and in the papers every day regarding NYC. Progressive politics guiding a Democrat-led City Hall saw NYC turned into a broke, drug-riddled, disgustingly dirty city. So bad that, some here on the forum may remember, NYC went broke and (if I remember correctly the Daily News headline) President Ford told NYC to pound salt; no Federal bailout.

Then low and behold things started to turn around under a very pragmatic (read, "not progressive") mayor by the name of Ed Koch (Democrat) with the clean-up finally hitting its stride under Rudy G. (Republican).

Moral of the story: things are probably cyclical in that we seemed to be hardwired to repeat the mistakes of the past (Socialism anybody?), but also - hopefully - cyclical so that once the bottom is found somebody with brains is found who starts to turn things around.

What, to me, is interesting is that the political persuasions (i.e., progressive/Left vs conservative/Right) of who does the screwing up and who does the cleaning up line up almost exactly....

Hmmm.

--- End of line (MCP)
Nah Man, California is a special kind of stupid.
 

LightRoasted

If I may ...
If I may ...

None of the above are the real reasons for what is happening.

Cause=Federal Reserve System. Effect=homelessness, poverty, unequal wealth distribution, etc., etc., etc..
 
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