It is a new progressive era.
The state can’t maintain its own borders. It can’t house its own citizens. It can’t protect them from violent criminals. It can’t control a viral outbreak. It can crush lemonade stands though. West Coast cities are being overrun with homeless camps on sidewalks and smell like feces and urine and have needles in the streets. Graffiti is spreading everywhere. They are becoming Baltimore or New Orleans.
Ezra Klein recently lamented on his show that even with Democrats in control of every branch of government that housing is outrageously expensive and building infrastructure is nearly impossible in California. The local news in Seattle, Portland, Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles is filled with stories these days about the growth of these homeless camps which are full of mentally ill people and drug addicts. In Los Angeles, there have been tuberculosis and typhoid fever outbreaks. Dr. Drew is saying that the Black Plague is present in LA’s homeless camps due to the rat infestation.
Imagine coming here from a foreign country and witnessing drug addicts staggering around San Francisco or Los Angeles like zombies in The Walking Dead. Would you admire what you see here? Would you want your country to be more like what this country is becoming?