Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Streets of San Francisco

At least, it’s a sanctuary city. At least, it has opened its doors to invading hordes of migrants. It is open and big hearted. Home to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, it is run entirely by liberal Democrats… there are no real Republicans in San Francisco.

Things are so bad in San Francisco that organizations are starting to move their conventions out of the city. It is too dirty, too ugly, too disgusting and too dangerous. Let’s have more socialist blue sanctuary cities.

The Daily Mail reports:

San Francisco’s spiraling homelessness and opioid crisis is starting to drive away business and tourists, and a $40million medical convention has cancelled after its attendees complained they were too scared to walk the streets alone.

A medical convention is moving to Los Angeles:

The issue has become so dire that Chicago-based organizers of a five-day, semi-annual medical convention, which attracts around 15,000 people and pumps $40 million into the local economy, have announced they are moving the event to Los Angeles.

They are blaming the appalling state of San Francisco's streets where open drug use and threatening behavior are now common.

Post-convention surveys also found the city's rocketing levels of homelessness and people suffering from serious mental illness on the streets, meant some members were afraid to leave their hotel. One board member was assaulted near Moscone Center last year.

And there are fears that this cancellation could be the tip of the iceberg. 

City officials are worried about how this is going to impact tourism:

If the city doesn't act soon to clear up it's streets, tourism officials warn that it will have a dire impact on tourism, which is San Francisco's biggest industry, generating $9 billion a year, $725 million in local taxes and providing employment to around 80,000 people. Conventions represent almost 20 per cent of the tourism revenue, bringing in $1.7 billion of the business.

'It's the first time that we have had an out-and-out cancellation over the issue, and this is a group that has been coming here every three or four years since the 1980s,' said Joe D'Alessandro, the president and CEO of S.F. Travel, who declined to name the convention. 

'There was a time when the biggest obstacle to having a convention here was that it can be expensive,' he said, 'but now we have this new factor'. 

How bad is it? Glad you asked:
'I come from a third world country and it is not as bad as this,' one tourist told KPIX

Another said things are so bad you 'can smell it'. 

A report earlier this year by NBC Bay Area journalists found 100 drug needles and more than 300 piles of human feces during a survey of 153 blocks of downtown San Francisco.  

If stuck by a used needle, one can be infected with diseases like HIV or Hepatitis. Fecal matter is also not just a smelly nuisance. As it dries, the germs become airborne and if inhaled, can prove deadly - especially for children.

It’s so bad that it’s worse than some third world cities. Which is not overly surprising if you make it your business to import third world peoples:

Infectious disease expert Dr. Lee Riley warned the city was dirtier than some slums in India and Brazil. 

'The contamination is… much greater than communities in Brazil or Kenya or India,' the UC Berkeley professor said. 

In the home of environmentalism, where people eat wholesome organic foods and inveigh against pollution, the homeless population if polluting the city and transmitting disease. Way to go, San Fran.

For your edification, a few visual aids:

 San Francisco’s spiraling homelessness and opioid crisis is starting to drive away business and tourists. Pictured, a smartly dressed man walks past two homeless people on the city's streets 

The Chicago-based organizers of the five-day, semi-annual medical convention, said that post-convention surveys found the city's rocketing levels of homelessness and people suffering from serious mental illness on the streets meant some members were afraid to leave their hotel

If the city doesn't act soon to clear up it's streets, tourism officials warn that it will have a fire impact on tourism - San Francisco's biggest industry

Board members told city officials they do not feel safe walking the streets because of the large number of homeless people and open drug use on the streets 

[See also, this post from Legal Insurrection, via Maggie's Farm.]


Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

This is the Left’s vision of the future for all of us, if left unchecked. Seattle is equally putrid and ideologically monolithic.

Ares Olympus said...

I recall the stories of states like Nevada shipping off their homeless and mentallu ill people to neighboring states like California. Who is my brother's keeper?

On a positive note, I saw a story about a Texas city paying homeless $10/hour to pick up trash, plus giving them free housing, seems like a good investment. I'm sure there are other menial jobs that promote pride and self-respect and maybe slowly other things can change too? It's a long road I'm sure, and certain things you can't do for people.

Anonymous said...

This is what the Left is. One only needs to look at their protests vice any who oppose them. The Left always leaves a mess where others leave the area , in many cases , cleaner than it was prior to the protest.

Just an aside here. With at least 9 US consulates spread throughout Mexico and 1 US embassy where asylum seekers can apply without having to separate from their children why is it that they all crowd the US border, and suffer family separation, to seek asylum? Color me skeptical of the intentions of many of these people.

Sam L. said...

Take the "down and dirty" tour of Frisco. It's waaaaay down and realllllly dirty.

Anonymous said...

I do suspect that we may have to eventually quarantine many of the democratic party oriented cities to protect the rest of the nation and a significant number of foreign countries. Would it not be a bit of irony if Mexico banned travel to and from California?