California’s wealthy elite finally facing their day of reckoning as liberal policies leave surge of homeless people, used needles and human feces on their doorstep

Monday, May 27, 2019
By Paul Martin

by: Tracey Watson
Monday, May 27, 2019

It’s pretty easy for people to adopt liberal policies when these policies don’t have any direct impact on their lives, but the real test of what someone truly believes is what happens when those policies are enacted in their own backyard.

Ultra-rich Californians who publicly claim to promote all sorts of liberal policies to protect the poor are failing this test in a big way. As reported by Gizmodo, the richest of the rich in San Francisco are putting up a huge fight against the building of what is being referred to as a “mega shelter” – a 200-bed facility to house the homeless – in their own backyard.

Wealthy residents of the Embarcadero waterfront area in South Beach have raised $101,425 to fight the building of the homeless center in court, insisting that residents will “terrorize the neighbors.”

Massive gap between rich and poor

San Francisco is one of the country’s most expensive cities, with the South Beach neighborhood being one of the city’s richest neighborhoods. Of course, the San Francisco Bay Area also encompasses Silicon Valley, a global center for technological innovation, and home to the super rich.

Sadly, it is also facing one of the greatest homelessness crises in the country.

The Nation reported:

For years there has been a dramatic contrast between the concentrated wealth and political influence of the creative classes and the swelling homelessness epidemic in gentrifying cities like San Francisco and Oakland. Next door to the houses of young tech startup executives, families sleep in parked cars, while many workers must pay more in rent than they earn in wages. The Guardian recently reported that in East Palo Alto, one-third of schoolchildren are estimated to be homeless, meaning they have no secure form of shelter. More than 10,000 homeless people were stranded across San Jose and Santa Clara Counties last year on any given night, including hundreds of families with children. And that number doesn’t include the “hidden homeless,” the countless people without their own shelter who “double up” at friends’ houses. Sprawling homeless encampments dot the Bay, and the crisis is so endemic in some communities, activists have begun establishing homeless trailer camps in church parking lots.

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