Gavin Newsom’s state has become a parody of far-left idiocy.
California Democrats are enacting outrageous policies.
Now leftists in Newsom’s hometown are causing one major catastrophe.
Pro-crime policies have turned many blue cities into hellscapes.
San Francisco liberals finally had enough, and they recalled communist District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who was bankrolled by George Soros.
However, things have not changed dramatically in the city because the same far-left ethos remains.
For instance, open-air drug markets have been allowed to proliferate around the city.
One reason for that is because it’s easier for drug addicts, most of them homeless, to score drugs on the street.
Sensible homelessness advocates have argued that homeless people need incentives to stay clean.
For example, addicts who exhibit good behavior and adhere to curfews, can get their own private apartments.
But radical activists do not even want those modest conditions in place.
They believe that homeless people should get free housing, no matter what.
The predictable outcome is that overdose deaths in Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) have increased.
The data on OD deaths in SF’s Permanent Supportive Housing demonstrates the impact of untreated addiction. TY @Gina_MADAD for compiling this data and advocating for Recovery 1st! pic.twitter.com/OvLjfTJNzL
— Steve Adami (@SteveAdami) January 25, 2024
The Left are radical materialists; they believe that simply giving people stuff will fix all of their underlying problems.
But that clearly is not the case.
Simply giving a homeless drug addict housing without any supervision or incentives is a recipe for disaster.
Meanwhile, the Homelessness Industrial Complex flourishes.
San Francisco spends $500 million per year on homelessness—with executives making hefty six-figure salaries—which calculates to $60,000 per homeless person in the city.
The city is spending money to increase homelessness and overdose deaths.
If San Francisco’s overdose deaths were classified as murders, San Francisco would be the second deadliest city in the country behind Chicago.
Instead of grappling with these issues, the Left believe that San Francisco simply is not far-left enough.
After Boudin’s ouster, New York Magazine wrote, “Modern San Francisco, unlike New York, does not rest on the legacy of a social-democratic state forged with New Deal largesse. There are no Fiorello La Guardias or Robert Wagners lurking in the city’s history. From 1912 to 1963, only Republicans governed San Francisco, and they were largely backers of big business who could occasionally draw support from organized labor.”
So San Francisco needs to become even more radical to solve these problems?
When Gavin Newsom was Mayor of San Francisco, he vowed to solve homelessness.
He failed, and his successors are carrying on his legacy of failure.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.