Liberal elites show their true colours when problem comes to their doorstep
The elites often push a liberal left “tolerance” rehortic towards homeless providing they are not on their own doorstep.
One example is the debate over housing migrants in sanctuary cities, while tens of thousands of American veterans are homeless.
Trump’s economy may be booming, but it still has a long way to go before places as San Fransico clears it up to its homeless problem.
The sad fact is, though, is more than half a million Americans will sleep on the streets tonight.
But the most shocking fact is unless they are virtue singling in front of cameras or social media, the liberal elite does not want to be around homeless people.
One of the biggest problems in Los Angeles.
As many of elites pay for beachfront property, they are not too happy about homeless people using the beach to set up camp for the night.
Even Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon, who lives with his wife in Venice Beach, has pointed out the problem.
According to a report from Breitbart, Lydon said: “A couple of weeks ago I had a problem.”
“They came over the gate and put their tent inside, right in front of the front door. It’s like . . . The audacity. And if you complain, what are you? Oh, one of the establishment elite? No, I’m a bloke that’s worked hard for his money, and I expect to be able to use my own front door.”
“My wife’s ill, and she can’t cope with this. But at 2 a.m. last week, a brick whizzed through the top floor window, the bedroom. Sorry, Mr. Policeman. I need your help.”
“The vagrants moved in en masse . . . [in] tent cities. They’re all young; they’re all like 24,” he said, adding that, “They’re aggressive, and because there’s an awful lot of them together they’re gang-y.”
Lydon also pointed out they have spoiled beach life: “And the heroin spikes . . . You can’t take anyone to the beach because there are jabs just waiting for young kids to put their feet in — and poo all over the sand.”
Lydon added: “They’re aggressive, and because there’s an awful lot of them together they’re gang-y. And the heroin spikes . . . You can’t take anyone to the beach because there’s jabs just waiting for young kids to put their feet in — and poo all over the sand.”
Meanwhile, Government authorities have attempted to tackle San Francisco’s decrepit, feces-ridden sidewalks by deploying ‘poop control’ workers to deal with the worsening problem.
The city, which is facing an extreme homelessness crisis, launched the pilot program called “Poop Patrol,” which locates and cleans up feces in targeted neighborhoods.
In Seattle, neighborhoods have been taken over by homeless encampments, with many residents saying they’ve had enough.
In the past two weeks, Seattle Is Dying has garnered 38,000 shares on Facebook and nearly 2 million views on YouTube. The report has resonated with anxious, fearful, and increasingly angry Seattle residents.
Exhausted by a decade of rising disorder and property crime—now two-and-a-half times higher than Los Angeles’s and four times higher than New York City’s—Seattle voters may have reached the point of “compassion fatigue.”
According to the Seattle Times, 53 percent of Seattle voters now support a “zero-tolerance policy” on homeless encampments; 62 percent believe that the problem is getting worse because the city “wastes money by being inefficient” and “is not accountable for how the money is spent,” and that “too many resources are spent on the wrong approaches to the problem.”
The city council insists that new tax revenues are necessary, including a head tax on large employers, but only 7 percent of Seattle voters think that the city is “not spending enough to really solve the problem.”
For a famously progressive city, this is a remarkable shift in public opinion.