Tuesday, February 27, 2018

California: The New Gomorrah

                Shit isn’t just hitting the fan in California…it’s hitting the sidewalks. In huge quantities. Along with garbage and drug paraphernalia.
                Homeless encampments have been silently expanding like cancer cells across the formerly Golden State. The streets of cities such as San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco are littered with the tragic detritus—and broken lives-- of the progressive welfare state.
                In Orange County, workers in hazmat gear recently removed 250 tons of trash, 1,100 pounds of human waste and 5,000 hypodermic needles from just one homeless camp located a few miles from Disneyland, outside of Los Angeles. The sheer volume of human fecal matter littering the streets of these cities has led to a hepatitis outbreak infecting many hundreds of people. Residents are being warned which streets to avoid.
Los Angeles raised taxes last year in order to build more housing for the homeless and provide a “roving toilet program.” Those being “evicted” from the Orange County homeless camp have been offered the choice of a bed in a shelter or a month-long motel voucher, medical aid, drug treatment, job training, storage for their belongings, and housing for their pets at the county animal shelter. Wow. I hope authorities remember to put a nightly mint on their pillows.
Roughly half a million people in the United States are homeless. California is host to fully 25% of them, the largest number of any state, according to a survey by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The problem stems from a host of legislation signed by Democratic governor Jerry (“Moonbeam”) Brown over the past few years. New laws have so diminished the penalties for drug possession, use and other “petty” crimes, that the police often don’t bother wasting their time making arrests. Moreover, treatment is no longer mandatory for those abusing drugs or experiencing severe mental health issues.
San Francisco may be one of the prettiest cities in the world, but, a recent survey of 153 of its blocks, conducted by NBC Bay Area, revealed that all of them were littered with trash, 41 of them were strewn with hypodermic needles and 96 were defiled with piles of feces.
Dr. Lee Riley, a University of California at Berkeley disease expert, compared downtown San Francisco to slums in developing nations. He said, “The contamination is…much greater than communities in Brazil or Kenya or India.” Various national surveys show that the “city by the bay” harbors more homeless folks than any place else in America. The stupefyingly high cost of living, caused by draconian environmental regulations, astronomically high tax rates, and other punitive progressive policies are largely responsible for this crisis. The city also sports the highest rate of property crime in the entire country.
Leftists are well on their way to doing to the erstwhile “Land of Milk and Honey” what they’ve done to the U.S.S.R., Venezuela, Cuba, and North Korea, among others. California has gone from being the “Golden State” to a national disgrace in just a relatively few years.
Progressivism: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” Or at least hope, health, dignity, decency and culture.

To the beat of the song “Lights,” by Journey:

When the blight comes down on my city
The bum swills wine by the bay
Ooh I want to pee there in my city
Oh, oh, ooooh, ooooh

So you think you're homeless
Well my friend I'm homeless too
And I want to take a crap on the sidewalk, by-the-way
Poo-oo-oo, poo-oo-oo

It's sad, oh there's been mornings
Out on the road without booze
With unpunctured arms
Ooh, my, my, my, my, my, my

When the blight comes down on my city
The bum swills wine by the bay
Ooh I want to pee there, in my city
Oh, Oh, ooooh, ooooh

When the blight comes down on my city
The bum swills wine by the bay
Oooh I want to pee there, in my city
Oh, oh, ooooh, ooooh
Oh, oh, ooooh

(My apologies to Steve Perry, Neal Schon and the boys. Perhaps they're grieving, too.)


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