San Francisco to ‘sweep’ homeless tents from streets
The city of San Francisco is soon to launch the nation’s first safe house for drug addicts which will be the Hampton Inn, free of charge, for those who want to shoot up drugs in peace and safety. The city has been known for highly-enabling liberal policies for decades, but suddenly, the Mayor is putting his foot down on homeless tents.
It seems, when the homeless become eyesores, all the philanthropists and elites decide they don’t want to help them anymore.
San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell says that he feels recent policy involving the homeless is simply enabling them, and he “doesn’t stand for that.”
“Enough is enough,” Farrell told the San Francisco Chronicle. “We have offered services time and time again and gotten many off the street, but there is a resistant population that remains, and their tents have to go.”
If I’m a betting man, I’m not betting that Farrel suddenly realized that liberal policy enables bottom-feeding and does nothing to resolve issues. My bet is that Farrell and a number of other elitist ruling class figures got sick of seeing homeless people littered on their pretty sidewalks. Liberalism is built on hypocrisy and functions better with the “out of sight, out of mind” concept.
Remember, Los Angeles, one of the worlds most “giving, philanthropist” liberal cities recently passed a policy to remove homeless people that sleep in cars on city streets. Because of course, when elitists liberals can’t find parking, such inconveniences mean that those homeless loiterers need to be herded off to old parking lots. Philanthropy is always a Nobel thing until it makes sidewalks look like Bankok alleys or cause disruptions in parking by elites who have to carry their Target bags an extra block.
Exactly how does the city think that drug addict safe houses strategy will ultimately end?
The city will now perform what is called “sweeps” in the Mission District and clear out the eyesore homeless tents. The city claims it will find alternative shelters for those who are “swept out.”
And yes, the city has performed these “sweeps” before, but the homeless simply wait a few days and then return to their old tent dwelling locations.
Farrell, however, plans to have teams of security guarding the area to prevent any such returns.
Of course, this is all for “public safety.”
“The tents are a public safety hazard for the people living in them, and for the residents of San Francisco,” Farrell told the Chronicle. “And they are gone.”
I wonder what would happen to the homeless community if California stopped taxing its citizens to death? Many homeless people, at least a good percentage of the ones living in cars, are middle-class workers who simply can’t afford the skyrocketing rents in the urban areas off normal job pay.
Furthermore, why can’t any of these elites who preach socialism lower their rents? I think we all know the answer to that question.
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Author: Jim Satney
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