Do you remember San Francisco? 5

At last count, approximately 8,000 people live on San Francisco’s streets. 

Erica Sandberg writes at City Journal:

The most important walk you can take in San Francisco is not to the grand Golden Gate bridge, down crooked Lombard Street, or to the brightly painted Victorians in Alamo Square.

They are still there of course. But they are not the most memorable things about San Francisco. Not any more. What is?

It’s to the city’s large and gritty sixth district, which contains the Tenderloin, Civic Center, and South of Market neighborhoods. What you’ll find there will shatter any preconceived notions about homelessness you might have heard from activists, city departments, and elected officials. You’ll realize that San Francisco doesn’t have a homeless problem—it has a substance-abuse crisis. And Project Roomkey, California governor Gavin Newsom’s hotels-for-homeless plan that he’s touting as a model for the rest of the country, won’t help any more than a band-aid will cure a cancer patient.

Block after block, you’ll see thousands of people who are barely alive. Some are alone; others are piled on top of one another, running into traffic, or standing slumped over, unconscious. They’ll be injecting or smoking heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine in front of you, unaware or unfazed by your presence. Scabs cover their faces and bodies, limbs are swollen red and blue, often bloody and oozing pus. You’ll notice the garbage, rotting food, discarded drug detritus, and feces surrounding them. A shocking number are mere teenagers, but many are old or have aged well before their time.

Yet Newsom has declared that with programs like Project Roomkey, the United States can solve homelessness. To see the results of the program is to know what a bizarre claim this is. While a small portion of the unhoused are healthy enough to shift into and benefit from such housing, the vast majority are not—and their troubles won’t be alleviated by a hotel room.

Crime has also surged around the SIP motels and hotels, as people score from dealers just outside the lobbies. Shootings, robberies, and car break-ins have become commonplace, as have open-air drug use and sexual acts performed in broad daylight—an alarming change for neighborhoods like the Marina, which not long ago did not have a high population of unhoused, addicted people.

The tide of people coming into the city, drawn by easy access to cheap, potent narcotics, will continue unabated. Some may get a hotel room, but most will become fixtures on the streets. Few, if any, will get better. Based on current projections, more than 1,000 people will die from overdose in 2021.

Who or what turned pleasant charming San Francisco into a hellhole?

What political party governs the city? And the state?

To what party does Governor Gavin Newsom belong?

No prizes for the right answers.

Posted under corruption, Crime, Health, Leftism, United States by Jillian Becker on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Democrat rule 1

Wherever the Democrats govern there is anarchy, chaos, violence, terror, sickness, death and despair.

In the cities ruled by Democrats, the people – officially designated the Oppressed-and-Deprived – stagger about drugged and diseased. They sleep, pee, defecate, vomit, copulate, give birth and die on the filthy streets. Ragged unwashed children, many of them dosed with hormones to make them sterile, attend schools where they are taught nothing, insult and beat their teachers, and more often than not run off to join the addicts and muggers, stabbers, shooters and rapists among whom their unknown fathers presumably lurk, or whose corpses lie stinking in the heat or frost-bitten in the cold until the death wagons fetch them away to be shoved into ever roaring furnaces.

The windows of the stores are all broken, their shelves plundered empty since the Democrat rulers told the Oppressed-and-Deprived they could take whatever they wanted without paying for it. Hungry kids scavenge the slimy garbage bins to find scraps of food.

The jails hold only middle-aged polite men and women who once owned property now confiscated from them by the Social Justice Forces. They are incarcerated because they refused to pay the enormous taxes demanded of them by the ruling Democrats who would not use the money to employ a police force to keep their families safe from the thieves, rapists, arsonists, kidnappers, torturers and murderers who had been in the jails but were released by the Democrat dictators to join the Oppressed-and-Deprived on the streets. Nor would the dictators open the public purse to fund the mending and lighting of the streets or the cleaning of the reeking sewers. They use all the money they can extort to buy hallucinogens, alcohol, cannabis, guns and knives for the Oppressed-and-Deprived.

Public buildings, once grand, are now stained and decaying – those few that that have been spared by the busy arsonists. Capitols, mansions, halls stand unused among the charcoal ruins of art galleries and opera houses where the works of the Oppressors used to be displayed and performed. Pieces of the broken statues of old heroes who fought and died for their countrymen, toppled by the Oppressed-and-Deprived, litter the sidewalks and gutters. Their bronze faces hold the used needles of syringes in their nostrils, ears, and the sockets of their eyes.

The only structure in these cities that has no graffiti on its walls, has intact windowpanes and doors that open and shut, is a vast abortion clinic into which lines of swollen-bellied women shuffle all day long, and out of which they come in loose-hanging garments, their faces drawn and grey, their bare feet bloodied, to creep back to their tiny, leaking, plastic tents pitched on the concrete margins of the roaring roads.

The Democrats hope to extend their rule over the whole country after the elections later this year.

Posted under United States by Jillian Becker on Sunday, June 7, 2020

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