The desperation that is sweeping through the streets of socialist Venezuela is starting to infect the liberal-run cities within the United States. San Francisco, for example, is so suppressed by liberal policies; non-profits are now turning parking lots into homeless camps. The common cause: The left’s socialist economic policies are punishing the working and Middle class, squelching opportunity, entrepreneurship and free market incentives that could lift people out of poverty.
In the past year in San Francisco, the number of people living homeless out of their vehicles has increased 45 percent. An estimated 1,700 people live out of their vehicles in the city now. The city has set up a pilot program to accommodate some of them. In order to clear RVs out of residential neighborhoods, a parking lot has been set up to contain a small fraction of the homeless population. The pilot program will allow thirty vehicles to park there over the next ninety days. The parking lot will include amenities such as portable toilets, portable showers, and case managers. The pilot program will be set up near the Balboa Park Bay Area Rapid transit station. The case managers will refer some people to shelters and help others find addiction treatment and mental health care.
Cities run by Leftists are high-crime suicide cities, full of desperate, homeless people
San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is patrolled by five officers who have one job – to identify and stop the dozens of people who commit suicide off the bridge each year. The city is currently constructing a suicide safety net under the bridge to catch the most desperate people.
The overall homeless population in San Francisco has grown 17 percent over the past two years. The mayor of San Francisco plans to add 1,000 new shelter beds to accommodate the city’s growing homeless population. The city is slowly turning into Venezuela, where drug addiction runs rampant, where gangs rule the streets, where people go hungry and defecate on the streets. Socialist policies have created income inequality, driving the middle and working class into poverty. These liberal policies have choked the entrepreneurial spirit out, while emboldening the most desperate behaviors.
The Left promise “progress” with their new tax programs, but their incessant taxes only stifle the productive members of society, ultimately emboldening Third World helplessness, drug addiction, and disease, right inside the most prosperous Nation in the world! It doesn’t matter if the government promises health care to everyone, including illegal aliens; it doesn’t matter if the progressives want to double the minimum wage or make education free; in the end their socialist policies will destroy the economic structure, replacing opportunity and free will with suppression, subservience, and desperation.
The Left welcomes illegal immigration, and San Francisco is a sanctuary city, where there is no rule of law. San Francisco’s streets are filled with drug paraphernalia and helpless individuals who aren’t allowed to defend themselves against the rising crime syndicate.
All liberal-run cities are headed in this direction. If Washington D.C. is hijacked by the same decrepit mentalities in the future, then America’s entire economic structure will be put at risk — the rule of law breaking down, with violent criminals and drug dealers running the streets.
If Venezuela’s socialist collapse isn’t a strong enough warning, then Americans should heed the warning signs developing within the liberal-run cities throughout the United States. The Left, lacking any real principles or sanity, is slowly descending America into chaos, homelessness and drug addiction.