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    Default American cities are reverting to primitive, self-destructive behavior

    November 29, 2021
    American cities are reverting to primitive, self-destructive behavior

    By Andrea Widburg

    American cities on the Democrats’ watch are drifting away from civilization. The most obvious problem is the rise in crime, everything from murders to mass retail theft. Just open any Chicago or New York newspaper to see what I mean. But the decline in civilization happens in smaller ways, too, as a story out of San Francisco perfectly illustrates.

    I grew up near San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood. My first elementary school, before busing took me out of one white, middle-class elementary school within walking distance of my home and sent me to another white, middle-class elementary school that was not, was West Portal Elementary. According to my copy of San Francisco’s West Portal Neighborhoods, my school was built in 1926, at around the same time the entire neighborhood was developed.

    The book’s back cover nice describes the neighborhood I knew:
    When you're in West Portal and the adjacent Forest Hill and St. Francis Wood, it's hard to believe you're still in San Francisco. These quiet and picturesque neighborhoods are decidedly non-urban, yet they are connected by a streetcar tunnel that leads under Twin Peaks to the bustling downtown area, two miles through the city's mountainous core. In fact, West Portal is named for the western end of this tunnel, which opened in 1917 to bring residents from the city center to what were new garden suburbs. Originally West Portal was sandy and scruffy, while Forest Hill and St. Francis Wood were heavily forested. The neighborhoods grew rapidly in the 1920s, and today West Portal is a popular shopping and entertainment district, while St. Francis Wood and Forest Hill boast some of the city's finest architecture and landscaping.

    Even when we were very little, my friends and I could safely walk around the busy West Portal shopping street, just down the hill from our school. Clutching quarters in our hands, we’d buy candy or ice cream. The shopkeepers knew us, and we’d often run into our parents’ friends, who knew us too. It was very much a family neighborhood.

    Even when I was last there, perhaps seven or eight years ago, while many of the stores I remembered were gone, it was still a busy friendly street, without chain stores sullying it. The library, where I spent endless hours as a child and young adult, was unchanged, which was a comfort.

    Those memories explain why I found so horrifying a video shot at an intersection just one block east of the northeastern end of West Portland. That intersection was down the hill from my school and my best friend in third and fourth grades lived a block away from there. Again, we’re talking about a neighborhood that spent 90 years being solidly middle class and friendly.

    What the video showed was a vast crowd around the intersection watching a car spin donuts, something that is also called a “sideshow”:
    Very sad to see this in West Portal. So many businesses nearby: Bullshead Restaurant, Squat and Gobble, the submarine sandwich place and the Thai restaurant... they deserve better than this. We deserve better than this. This is not the San Francisco I know or want to see... pic.twitter.com/8lw9CdFSeP
    — Stephen Martin-Pinto - Save Our San Francisco (@StephenMPinto) November 28, 2021

    Others who knew the neighborhood were equally horrified:
    This just happened. @myrnamelgar were you to see the show? Look at your district! This is West Portal, I've lived here for 20 years, it used to be the quietest "family-friendly" hood ever in SF. @SFPD I was there for 15 minutes, no trace of you guys! @nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/OaOvv1olNR
    — Kai Sparnas (@kaisparnas) November 28, 2021

    Judging by the tweets on the subject, it was some time before the police finally stopped this illegal, dangerous, and just plain ugly activity:
    Some jackasses decided to play Fast and the Furious in West Portal on Saturday night. The police finally moved in. The street corner will be a mess tomorrow. #sf pic.twitter.com/pZo88RRoHX
    — joelgarcia (@joelgarcia) November 28, 2021

    When the donut spinning was done, this is what the intersection looked like:
    Sunday morning greetings from West Portal, San Francisco.

    This is @myrnamelgar district who run last year on Defund The Police rhetoric and got elected thanks to our RCV system in SF.

    Myrna, my kids cross this intersection every day on the way to school. Who cleans it up? pic.twitter.com/n0YCVWTW3m
    — Kai Sparnas (@kaisparnas) November 28, 2021

    It turns out that another sideshow took place at the same time in the Sunset District, only 20 blocks from where I grew up. And just a week ago, in Oakland, there was a massive sideshow, complete with gunfire.

    I blame what’s happening entirely on the left. Beginning in 2013, with George Zimmerman’s self-defense shooting against Trayvon Martin, leftists have been steadily chipping away at the infrastructure that supports law-abiding middle-class Americans. The war on police blossomed into Defund the Police, which segued seamlessly into no bail, which resulted in six people dying in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and a sideshow in what was once the quietest and safest middle-class neighborhood in San Francisco.

    Many are describing what’s happening in America in a top-down revolution: That is, the political class, the billionaires, and the affluent professional class, having been marinated in Marxism in college, are imposing a Cloward-Piven strategy on America. To implement the socialist revolution that these rich people desire and assume they’ll survive, they’re systematically destroying all the institutional brakes that keep a society safe and functioning.

    Currently, the affluent leftists are insulated from the chaos they’re creating. The people harmed are the ordinary folks who just want to live peaceful lives in a stable, affluent country. The big question is whether ordinary folks will have time between now and 2022, and again between now and 2024, to break through the bought-and-paid-for election fraud that puts these despicable people in power at every level of federal and state government. Only in that way can we save America from the political and street sideshows that are killing it.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog..._behavior.html
    ”The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.” - Margaret Thatcher

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    Over 500 car jackings in the Minneapolis area this year and last Friday two Best Buy stores in the suburbs were hit

    If you are assaulted by a group of urban youths and cannot identify them The police now call that a unsubstantiated account and will not even write it up

    This is just one of the ways the books are cooked for the crime rates
    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    “As a general rule, the earlier you recognize someone is trying to kill you, the better off you’ll be.”

    "You think a wall as solid as the earth separates civilisation from barbarism. I tell you the division is a sheet of glass."



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    Elections are not going to change anything. America got this way because of elections where folks get to choose whether they want their left leg broke or their right leg broke.

    America is in the last phases of Kerensky democracy, just before the Trotsky copycats, start a lot more terror and killings.
    Pretty much very similar to how the USA destroyed Russia during and after WW1.

    Americans are simply getting what they deserve from those who hate you as promised by Moses:
    And I set my face against you, and ye be slain before your enemies: they that hate you reign over you; and ye flee when none pursueth you.
    Levitcus 26:17

    Isaiah 5 describes what is happening in America now with many nations coming in to loot America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenno View Post
    Over 500 car jackings in the Minneapolis area this year and last Friday two Best Buy stores in the suburbs were hit

    If you are assaulted by a group of urban youths and cannot identify them The police now call that a unsubstantiated account and will not even write it up

    This is just one of the ways the books are cooked for the crime rates
    Good & useful report. Thanks

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    The police either need to start doing their job or they need to be totally disbanded. So that people can defend themselves. Right now, the police seemed only exists to protect terrorist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naturallysweet View Post
    The police either need to start doing their job or they need to be totally disbanded. So that people can defend themselves. Right now, the police seemed only exists to protect terrorist.
    It depends where you live. I've been telling people for years that it is a rural vs. urban dichotomy. Where traditional values still are important, the crime and most of the decadence does not thrive. Cops keep it under control. If you live in a Progressive/ Marxist community you will have to deal with the lawlessness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pc-not View Post
    It depends where you live. I've been telling people for years that it is a rural vs. urban dichotomy. Where traditional values still are important, the crime and most of the decadence does not thrive. Cops keep it under control. If you live in a Progressive/ Marxist community you will have to deal with the lawlessness.

    Let's not forget the ensuing Golden Horde; it's a part of the Globalist plan:
    Genghis Han killed so many people, that it was actually good for the environment, new study claims. (40 million)
    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    “As a general rule, the earlier you recognize someone is trying to kill you, the better off you’ll be.”

    "You think a wall as solid as the earth separates civilisation from barbarism. I tell you the division is a sheet of glass."



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    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    “As a general rule, the earlier you recognize someone is trying to kill you, the better off you’ll be.”

    "You think a wall as solid as the earth separates civilisation from barbarism. I tell you the division is a sheet of glass."



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    Violent brawl erupts in Minneapolis airport
    [THE USUAL SUSPECTS. If this is their level of impulse control with a functioning infrastructure, electricity, etc, just imagine their actions during grid down. Move away from blue hives!]
    [Open comments are wild too.]
    A video from the MSP airport shows travelers beating each other to the ground in a brawl that spilled into a security checkpoint.
    https://alphanews.org/video-violent-brawl-erupts-in-m
    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    “As a general rule, the earlier you recognize someone is trying to kill you, the better off you’ll be.”

    "You think a wall as solid as the earth separates civilisation from barbarism. I tell you the division is a sheet of glass."



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    GTR! i had posted once that if the riots stop because of the cold then we know that rioting is a summer sport only. I guess the gimmydats took it inside instead. oops. prep and pray, the end has arrived.

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