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Wealthy Elites Freak Out As Homeless Hordes Take Over West Coast Neighborhoods

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Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

The elite are very “tolerant” of the homeless until they start showing up in their own neighborhoods.  Even though the mainstream media keeps telling us that the U.S. economy is “booming”, the number of Americans living on the streets continues to grow very rapidly, and this is particularly true in our major west coast cities.  More than half a million Americans will sleep on the streets of our cities tonight, and they need help, care and shelter.  Sadly, as economic conditions deteriorate that number is likely to double or even triple.  Of course many among the elite are all in favor of doing something for the homeless, as long as they don’t have to be anywhere around them.

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For example, let’s talk about what is going on in Los Angeles.  No city on the west coast has a bigger problem with homelessness than L.A. does, and many in the homeless population enjoy camping out on the beautiful beaches in the L.A. area at night.

But of course many of the elite that paid millions of dollars for beachfront property are not too thrilled about this.  Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten was a key symbol of anti-establishment rebellion in the 1970s, but now he is freaking out because homeless people are making life very difficult for him and his wife in Venice Beach, and what he recently told Newsweek’s Paula Froelich is making headlines all over the nation

He told her the homeless situation in his swanky LA neighborhood is so bad that thieves are tearing the bars from the windows of his multimillion-dollar home, lobbing bricks, setting up unsightly tent cities and littering the beach with syringes.

“A couple of weeks ago I had a problem,” the former punk prince opined. “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.”

It is more than just a little bit ironic that a man that used drugs, sex and rock and roll to shoot to global fame now sounds like a tired old crank that just wants to get the hippies off of his front lawn.

And he also says that the beach in front of his home is almost unusable because of all the needles and human poop in the sand

Rotten added of the punks: “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.”

Well, Johnny might as well become accustomed to his new neighbors, because the situation is only going to get worse as our national homelessness crisis intensifies.

In Los Angeles, the number of homeless people that have died has risen 76 percentover the past five years, and this has happened during supposedly “good economic times”.

So how bad will things get when the economy really starts going downhill?

Up the coast in San Fransisco, some wealthy residents are fighting tooth and nail to keep a proposed homeless shelter out of their wealthy neighborhood.  The following comes from CBS News

Some San Francisco residents are turning to crowdfunding to raise money to fight a proposed homeless shelter in their wealthy neighborhood. As of Monday morning, the effort had raised over $80,000 of its $100,000 goal.

Calling itself “Safe Embarcadero for All,” the organizer is appealing to residents of South Beach, Rincon Hill, Bayside Village, East Cut and Mission Bay, saying the money will be directed to a legal fund to pay for efforts to fight the homeless shelter. San Francisco Mayor London Breed has sponsored legislation to fast-track the building of the Navigation Center, which would house 200 homeless people a stone’s throw from Google’s San Francisco offices and Gap’s headquarters.

How wonderfully “tolerant” of them, eh?

Of course it is hard to blame them.  The streets of San Francisco are littered with thousands upon thousands of used syringes, and the number of official complaints about human feces in the streets is going up with each passing year.

But instead of changing course, it looks like San Francisco officials will probably extend their free syringe program

San Francisco officials are debating if they should continue a needle exchange program that has left city streets littered with hazardous waste.

We have made an uncomfortable observation on social media: Thousands of needles are scattered on city streets, most likely came the Department of Public Health’s needle exchange program.

San Francisco Board of Supervisors expects to approve a seven-year extension of the exchange program, could cost taxpayers a whopping $26 million.

Overall, the city handed out 5.8 million free syringes in 2018, and a large number of those were simply thrown on to the streets when addicts were done using them.

Up in Seattle, neighborhood after neighborhood has been taken over by homeless encampments, and many residents are saying enough is 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 clearly 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.

With all of the money that they have, you would think that the major cities on the west coast would be showing the rest of the nation how to deal with homelessness, but instead things continue to get worse with each passing year.

And of course what we have seen so far is just the beginning.  During the next recession, the homelessness crisis will be far, far worse than it is today.

America should not have more than half a million people living in the streets, but we do, and those in power do not seem to have any solutions.

via zerohedge

64 COMMENTS

  1. This Problem of the Homeless has nothing to do with the economy.
    It is because Liberals allow lawlessness and let them get away with these behaviors.

    • Liberals have forced issues on the rest of Us and ;thus . made the bed in which They are to sleep in. Emptying the “nut houses” to free crazies to sleep on the streets and forcing Our jails (due to over crowding) to empty criminals onto the streets as well are problems hatched from “feel good” policies by Limo Liberals.

    • JUST GOING TO HAVE TO MOVE THEM TO HOLLYWEIRD OR SAN FRAN BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE POOR MIGRANTS COMING OVER THE BORDER. BECAUSE SHITFORNIA HAS OPEN ARMS AND THEY WANT THE MIGRANTS JUST ASK PIGHOSEY AND SCHMUCKER. AND IF SHITFORNIA RUNS OUT OF ROOM THERE IS CHICAGO, NEW YORK, MARYLAND, PHILADELPHIA ETC.

      • Grow up and learn to make your point without obscenities and insults. You are littering this website with your verbal waste

    • Beautiful beaches near Pacific Coast Highway where Cher lives, and celebrity owned homes in Malibu, could be taken over with syringes and dangerous home encampments on their private beaches soon. Maybe that’s why she has been speaking out lately. I wonder how much Johnny Rotten’s house has depreciated in value in case his wants to sell?

      Wealthy elite liberals who voted in democrats are learning a painful lesson when “rule of law” is ignored. Just wait when Trump sends thousands of illegals their way. They better sell now before their homes are worthless.

    • #1 problem is the resource divert to feed and house illegals. all these liberal cities named are the sanctuary cities cater to illegals first and homeless citizens last. who is the one benefit from this syringe’s needle exchange program, by the drug corporation in $25 million???? that’s enough to feed and house homeless for many months and meals.

    • You are full of feces. I bust my ass unloading between 5,000 and 8,000 boxes of freight by hand like a good old slave five days a week. I do not make enough money to afford the high cost of housing, therefore I can understand why people give up, when the United Slave States of America is only benefiting the rich. The shareholders and upper management take most of the money and I do most of the work. Sounds like slavery to me.Maybe if I had an easy government job I could afford to have a place to live in. Government lives off of the slaves and lives much better then us.

  2. You reap what you sow. So I guess it will take the pompous elite to do something about this situation. I find it amusing that when it affects them, then they want action. Well Boo Hoo Hoo.

  3. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HAVE A DEMOTARD AT THE HELM, KEEP VOTING THEM BACK IN AND IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE ( YOUR CITY, STATE WILL BE BROKE ) IF IT ISN’T ALREADY.WAKE UP PEOPLE

    YOU ALL DESERVE WHAT IS THERE, DON’T CRY ABOUT IT NOW, GO CRY ME A RIVER !!!

    • KEEP VOTING FOR MORE COCKROACH DEMORATS AND JUST THINK YOU’LL RECEIVE MORE PLUS YOU WILL GET FOR FREE THE ADDED BONUS OF THE MIGRANTS POURING OVER THE BORDER. LUCKY YOU! YOU SHITFORNIAN

    • Well said. Poverty is the biggest business. Cause poverty by telling people “they can’t” which leads to “they won’t” while forcing the productive to pamper and pacify the “won’t’s”. Inch by inch this enslavement [called entitlements] leads to gradual economic implosions all counter to the infallible truth: “Give me a fish and I eat for day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a life time.”
      Loving one’s neighbor means: encouraging; expecting and educating all citizens to become economically self-sufficient and independent so that any and all citizens will never become a willing drag or drain on the general welfare. When charity is coerced, it ceases to be charity and becomes THEFT. Charity should only be supported through subsidiarity at the local level where those closest to the need can customize the charity in need by insuring those who truly need it receive it. Charity should NEVER become commingled with GOVERNMENT because such so called charity or entitlement end up being used to BUY and SELL votes. That’s a proven “doom loop”.

  4. How is the economy responsible for drug use? These encampments are places to shoot up and the average junkie doesn’t care where he craps or how or where he lives! And we’re putting up with this ?? Give them a ride to the mayor’s house.

    • Hi, Maria. What I propose is suing that wealthy family that made a bundle on opioids for the money to deal with the homeless drug addicts; and make the free needle committee clean up the mess in the streets and on the beaches.

  5. Democrat elitist have a real problem. They want to support a bunch of feel good radical ideas to make themselves feel less guilty for being so wealthy having done nothing to earn it. People who actually had to “EARN” their money feel entirely different The left wing loons don’t really feel that way either – it’s all “Show and Tell”. The first time they get the wrong wafer or a green M&M they sustain a meltdown. They want to live in pampered luxury – yet make idiots believe that they are “with them”.

  6. As Obama might have said: You built that! Enjoy the needles, human poop and the humanity crying to be free in your swanky neighborhood!

  7. So it was OK for Johnny Rotten to leave his syringes all over the place, back in his “limelight”? The hypocrisy of the liberals is so unbelievable!

  8. I find it very rewarding to hear that the simpletons who started the idea that society has to welcome the homeless into their community are finally the ones who have the homeless in their communities. Anywhere Democrats/elites are in power is subject to the complete failure of any degree of an orderly society. The reason being that leftwing know-it-alls actually know nothing of practical use.

  9. I wonder how many of these “homeless” are illegals? That’s what they wanted, wasn’t it? A sanctuary for all the illegals. They got exactly what they wanted, so why are they griping. Send them more illegals. When they have finally had enough, they will throw out those idiots they have in office and put people in that have enough sense to at least get in out of the rain.

    • I believe it’s too late. Only 28% of voters are registered republicans in California! I don’t even think money can save their neighborhoods. It’s their own fault for making California dominated by democrats.

  10. Funny huh.., how it’s the Americans being the ones suffering…..!
    The illegal aliens are to be given amnesty & citizenship as well as being given free housing, free health care, free social security, free Medicare, free jobs soon with a minimum wage of $15/hr, free education, free everything!

  11. If our government hacks actually understood homelessness, they might use their brains creatively and then use some of the millions they donate to overseas to our needs at home. Not all homeless people are crazy, mentally ill, or substance abusers. There are students who cannot afford dorms, there are elderly people who don’t receive enough social security to stay in their homes, or they cannot afford senior housing. There are people who lost jobs and have not found another job yet. While the economy has improved, jobs are still scarce for people who haven’t worked for awhile. Corporations are a big part of the problem by rejecting skilled workers and then claiming this country doesn’t have enough skilled workers. It’s all nonsense. I agree that the homeless are tired of not being heard, and maybe landing on the beach is their way of storming the bastille. Anyway, folks, study homelessness; it’s not what you think it is.

  12. Anyone got Some addresses for Depp, Dinero, Streep, Carrey, and maybe Newsom? I’ll paying for the bus ride and $50 each for food, tents, Etc. If 5 move in now? Next week it’s 10, in a month, it’s 50.

  13. Left coast you got what your bleeding hearts wanted.be like a 3rd world nation… Your an embarrassment America…..so deal with it!

  14. Oh, I’d Pay to have them Go To Their Communities also..Why? Because maybe the Garbage & Streets are Better for Sleeping on the Grounds & Eating from the Trash IF they LAND in those Communities..What a Plan..I’d also disagree with Homelessness is Not what you’d think..to some Extent it absolutely IS..But, Illegals, Refugees & Criminals, All Are Taken CARE OF..so what’s LEFT are those who’ve never been able to hold a job, maybe lifelong addicts whose families finally said..No More Help..I’m Sure there are also those who were always just one paycheck away from being Homeless, there are Always those…But, there are also a Lot of Mentally Ill people who have NOT got help in Decades now, once the Asylums were closed. Drugs also “Take” their minds & Their Abilities to Get Back UP, if ever they were Up. As for College kids?? COME ON…BS!

    • L.A. most definitely is really bad. And Frisco is worse. As a boy growing up in So. Cal. in the 1930’s it was like living in paradise. I stayed until retiring and got the hell out of that area and have no intention of going back. In 1987 I remember going to Long Beach to do some business. Nothing was left there that was worth having. I remember having to step over or around drunk ‘homeless’ people sleeping on the sidewalk and urinating on the sidewalk that some people had to wade through. To call those entire areas we mentioned shit holes is an insult to all the shit holes in the world.

  15. Not in your back yard but it’s OK in my back yard Right! I hope every homeless person sit on every Celebrities front yard then maybe they will keep there mouths shut.

  16. all the problems we now have in this nation including the homeless was born under barack obama’s leadership. this so called president did nothing for america but cause division,hate and the eruption of illegal immigrants which is dominant in california. any where you have liberal democratic leaders you have a shi$ hole.

  17. SF has been a dump for 30 years-this was all caused by making life comfotarble for the junkies-free needles, welfare, “safe injection sites”..and no more mental hospitals. The people of SF brought this on themselves.

  18. Johnny Rotten: “…I’m a bloke that’s worked hard for his money and I expect to be able to use my own front door.”

    Well, Johnny, you are experiencing history in the making, centred on the battle between the haves and the have-nots, an event you never thought possible that impugns your very existence. Fate works in mysterious ways, so enjoy your new reality — you could always write a book.

  19. Totally true. I can’t believe another ignorant person with a bully pulpit who doesn’t have a clue about what is actually happening. Or pretends not to. While we have, sadly, always had homeless people on the streets, especially since we put those with mental problems on the streets saying that it is wrong to stigmatize them, we have had street people. But the problem these days is not that. We have opened the door to anyone and everyone to come to this country with the intention of taking from the country rather than giving. I saw an interview with a woman whose family has owned a business in downtown Los Angeles for over 100 years. She had pictures of how people were living in motor homes and draining their sewage into plastic storage boxes. Actually it just flows out of the side and hopefully hits the storage box. My family and I have camped for years and would have been kicked out of a campground, let alone a city, for this reckless behavior. The Progressives pretend to care about people but their ultimate goals is to turn our whole country into a cesspool where anarchy rules. I didn’t believe they could do it, but forget about the camel’s nose under the tent. His whole body is now inside the tent and making a mess of everything.

  20. Being a democratic state and forcing their ideology on us California deserves every thing they get like the highest taxes, highest crime rate, highest homeless, highest gas tax, largest population of illegal aliens, highest cost of homes and a whole lot more.

  21. Many of the long-term homeless are mentally-ill substance-abusers. Even us middle-class people think we are paying for a reasonable level of comfort and safety in quiet suburbs. We don’t want our kids finding used needles on our lawns. We don’t want the same flies which have landed on human excrement bothering us while eating dinner we have grilled dinner outdoors on warm evenings.

  22. THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE IS A PIECE OF SHIT !! what a crybaby…. mexifornia has been a shit state for years. THANK YOUR DEMOCRATS for introducing sanctuary cities all over the state. Oh and how about spending all the billions on a failed rail system…. this is what happens when you elect dumbasses and believe your tv hero Hollywood elites…. sounds to me your finally getting to sleep in the bed you made. Oh by the way, leave Johnnie alone. What a joke …..how does this shit even get published.

  23. Perhaps when the death rate reaches 100% problem solved>>>>>>>>Who other than the Californians created this problem.And it won;t be solved by the same ones that created the problem.

  24. let’s find all these elites home address and direct these homeless to camp around their mansion. i can see the warpath where the homeless teepees ring around those freaking liberal homes. matter fact, seeing the smoke signal coming from there would be a sight reminded me of the old wagon train in trouble.

  25. I’d like to see some SOLUTIONS from all the smart people who write these comments.When you’re writing your solutions, be sure to think of the the old guy with the grey beard and stocking cap as your uncle who served in Vietnam and never got straightened out after he got back, and think of that girl with the greasy hair and the old T-shirt as your cousin who got addicted to Oxycontin and left town and dropped out of sight a few years ago. THEN tell me how tough you would be with these people and how cruelly you would treat them.

    • O.K. My Uncles had already fought in, and returned from Korea. Most with bullet and shrapnel marks on their bodies All my older friends that served in “The Nam”, if they made it out alive, came home, and resumed productive lives. With one exception. He began to experiment with heroin and never quite escaped the results. As for the little girl your saying to “think of as my cousin”, well, some bad choices are irredeemable. Let’s think about the libturd Doctor who wouldn’t recommend discipline, yet was quick to prescribe meds.
      I’m as soft hearted as anyone, but life has it’s own ways and the herd WILL be culled. One way, or another. Meanwhile; you got room in your house???

  26. Send all the low paying jobs else where, and what are those less educated to do, no work, therefor live on the street. Time to keep all jobs here so people can work or learn how to work, lets face it, you can’t start at the top!!!!

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