‘Am I in the bad part of town?’ Tourists shocked by what they see on San Francisco streets


So, tourists are wondering if they have somehow, stumbled into the ‘bad part of town’ because America’s streets are filled with homeless, mentally ill, drug addicts? HA! That is laughable! Tourists can go to any city in any state in America and find the same. America is a shithole! Get used to it tourists or take your tourism dollars and spend them on a country that has not descended into the “Mother of ALL Shitholes!”

It’s something many San Franciscans see on a daily basis, outside their homes or offices and during their commutes. For better or for worse, locals are used to walking by crime scenes, have seen open injection drug use, and have witnessed mental health episodes firsthand.

“Is this normal or am I in a ‘bad part of town?’ Just walked past numerous homeless off their faces, screaming and running all over the sidewalk near Twitter HQ and then a murder scene. Wife is scared to leave hotel now,” wrote an Australian Reddit user Wednesday.

That person isn’t alone. On Sunday, another tourist from Canada asked the San Francisco Reddit community, “Why is this city so terrifying?”

“Is this normal or am I in a ‘bad part of town?’ It’s normal. Get used to it because it ain’t going nowhere no time soon because Americans have been conditioned to ignore the poverty stricken, to neglect her most vulnerable citizens, to look at them as a blight instead of as a human being who has fallen on hard times. Yes indeed, come here to America tourists and experience firsthand, what all of us Americans have gotten used to and we just don’t notice anymore. What you tourists see is no longer noticeable to us and so it does not impact us like it would someone who is used to hearing that America is the ‘land of milk and honey’ and therefore, should look the part. Hell! America hasn’t been the ‘land of milk and honey’ for the majority of her ‘citizens’ since day one. Many have just joined their ranks in being outcasts in this stolen nation. America is in her days of reaping what she has sown. Unfortunately, the poor are being impacted first, but they will not be suffering all by themselves for long because the same is coming for the rest of us. The writing is on the wall.

“Just walked past numerous homeless off their faces, screaming and running all over the sidewalk near Twitter HQ and then a murder scene.”

So, the homeless are right outside Twitter Headquarters? Well ain’t that a bitch? Those of you who are all agog over Twitter and our president’s tweets’, please explain to us why Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted about the conditions right outside his beloved Twitter’s headquarters. For if not for Twitter, how would he keep us informed of his intentions to continue to do what he can to add to the “numerous homeless off their faces, screaming and running all over the sidewalk near Twitter HQ and then a murder scene?” I am quite sure that the Draft-Dodger-In-Chief never tweeted about a murder scene near his beloved Twitter HQ. Oh no! He is too busy telling us how he has made ‘America Great Again!” Apparently, in Twitter Trump’s view, a great America is an America where there is rampant homelessness, poverty, drug addiction, used syringe needles lying around and mentally ill people screaming on the streets at things that are invisible to tourists. Ain’t America great?

“I’d been there for probably less than a day, just wandering around the center, and already seen more than enough poverty and suffering to cause me wanting to leave desperately,” wrote another visitor from London in 2017. “I saw many people talking to themselves, or to things that weren’t there. Even in a Macy’s, and there weren’t any police officers to help them or do anything about it.”

Ahhh! Someone came all  the way from London and was just appalled that they spent so much money on a trip to America just to see so much poverty and suffering, mental illness and homelessness that it made them want “to leave desperately” and never come back. So Macy’s wasn’t even up to par, eh? Well, it’s probably closing anyway. Haven’t you heard? Brick and mortar stores like Macy’s aren’t faring very well these days what with closures being announced left and right. That poverty thing you know. When there is so much abject poverty, who has money to spend shopping at Macy’s? Ask the folks who closed so many Macy’s stores. They’ll tell ya. Their customer base is drying up like a carcass in Death Valley California.

So, if you want to waste your tourism dollars by coming to America to see what America has descended into, which of course is a shithole, then by all means, come and get a front row seat and witness the descent. Witness the massive homeless problem that has caused tent cities to spring up. Witness how we treat the mentally ill. Witness with your very own eyes, the truckloads of used syringe needles lying around because you see, we have us a really huge heroin crisis going on and much hand wringing is being done about this by the CDC(Centers for Disease Control), but not much else since many of us are so bad off here in America that in order to dull the senses to what IS our reality, we need heroin. We need crystal meth. And the U.S. military gets the job done by protecting those poppy plants over in Afghanistan to send to America to enable us to get that heroin fix so that we can make it through another hellish nightmare of a day here in America. We will blow ourselves up with our meth labs to give the meth junkies another fix so that they too, can lose themselves in the temporary euphoria of a crystal meth high.

This IS America, tourists. Come on over! We welcome you. Someone needs to spend some money at our few remaining brick and mortar stores because we’re not. Haven’t you heard? Thousands of malls have closed or are closing. Oh, we are keeping Dollar Tree open and Dollar General, as well as Family Dollar. But that’s about it, unless you count the thrift stores and the drug dealers. The drug dealers are making out like bandits, but you already know this. You’ve seen plenty of evidence since I am quite sure that no one is so naive as to believe that all of those used syringe needles were there because of diabetics giving themselves insulin shots. Who is that naive?

I am so very glad that America’s dirty little secret has now been exposed for the world to see. I am so very glad that America can no longer take the high road and call other nations and countries, shitholes when this “Mother of ALL shitholes” has not one leg to stand on since they’ve all collapsed and are lying in a heap among truckloads of used syringe needles lying on sidewalks, parking lots, in front of Twitter headquarters, coffee shops and closed department stores all across America. What the tourists saw on San Francisco streets and were horrified over can be found on just about every street everywhere in America. But don’t take my word for it. Come here for a visit! You’ll never want to come back. Just ask this person!

“I’d been there for probably less than a day, just wandering around the center, and already seen more than enough poverty and suffering to cause me wanting to leave desperately,” wrote another visitor from London in 2017.”

“Desperation,” how aptly it applies to America; hopelessness, despair, distress, pain, agony, torment, torture, misery, wretchedness, defeatism. We are truly a desperate and defeated nation. I wonder….where has that great ‘American exceptionalism’ gone? Oh, my bad! That was just a bullshit PR stunt meant to lull us into feeling good about our descent as we were about to hit rock bottom; bottoming out in poverty, homelessness, mental illness and drug addiction over our despair at ‘life’ in America. What a tourist attraction.

“Am I in the bad part of town?” If you’re in America’, yes you are! Every square mile of it!

5 thoughts on “‘Am I in the bad part of town?’ Tourists shocked by what they see on San Francisco streets

  1. Beautifully and accurately said, Shelby! This shit is blowing up in all parts of not-our country. After the tour of the stunning homeless pits exploding all over for some 40 years now, next tourist treat must include visiting one of or many exploding and inhumane prison, quite an industry that criminal injustice system, a racket if ever there was one. More often than not you’ll find there our cherished and supported veterans and former prison guests take up in the homeless quarters in every major city of a great big beautiful America. Talk about your permanent underclass! ‘At least I’m not homeless’ may be the new mantra for keeping the remaining white middle class in check. Thanks so much Shelby. So few Americans care or even notice.

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    1. Regis Burke, I highlighted your comment because it is spot on! Millions more Americans are going to join the millions who are already sitting up in ‘For Profit’ prisons thanks to the fact of low wage jobs, inflation, skyrocketing rents, thus rendering them, homeless. Homelessness, as you know, is being criminalized. Those people are locked up for simply having no place to live. And people, who still have a job, just walk past them as though they do not exist. But homelessness will soon be like the common cold, catching. There soon will be no white middle class, but they refuse to acknowledge their fate, not until it is all up in their face.

      With heads bent over smartphones, they’re too busy to see the robots and automation coming for their jobs. And when they do look up, it’ll be because they have no choice. The pink slip will be sent to them via their smartphone and it’ll read, “No need to come to work today. Your job has been replaced by Dennis 3, our brand new line of worker robots. Direct deposited into your account is three months severance pay. Good luck and thanks for 25 years of hard work!” That’s what’s coming down the pike to impact the white middle class and they will most definitely wake up when they are inmate no. 7938294408 because they lost their home and was arrested for being a vagrant.

      The shit is getting deep and we’ll all soon be drowning in it because we looked the other way when it wasn’t impacting us, personally, but that’s about to change since it is going to become mighty personal to each and every single one of us!

      Regis, I thank you for your comment. It is much appreciated!

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  2. You are so very funny, Shelby. I was laughing so hard at some of your commentary on this article I had tears in my eyes. When I was in high school, this type of humor was called gallows humor. And sometimes it’s the only way to protect your psyche from a horribly sad, deplorable situation – that you feel helpless to fix. If you start to dwell on the helplessness, you want to slit your throat.

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    1. Dr. Bramhall, your comment elicited laughter from me because even when I read it back, I’m actually in tears from laughing. It is quite funny because to avoid shedding crocodile tears, one must laugh because what the hell else can I do about this damn shit? Americans are just too stupid for words and who are quite actually, going to be the last to wake up to their plight. The rest of the world is very much aware of our plight, but because Americans are too distracted to pay any attention to what is happening to them, they’ll have to be locked up in order to get a clue, but that’s coming.

      We are literally drowning in shit and we just keep opening our mouths and gulping it down with relish and Trump and the Repugnants and Democraps are steadily shoveling it our way. But we good!

      Dr. Bramhall, I thank you for another wonderful comment.

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  3. I agree 100% what you said Shelby US isn’t wonderland country but here in London we have the same shits!
    England isn’t in better situation than America right now!
    I guess these shook wp,they are the classic ignorant middle or upper class wp who came all the way from London,they don’t have any clue what is going on around them here!
    We have the same problems,homeless people on drugs,drug addict people,mental illness,poverty,epidemic knife crime,criminality ect
    Baby gangs who are killing each other everyday,in news always there is someone who has been killed!
    Last year in London 80 people they have been killed because of a fire that had broken out in the building!They lived in a old municipal building, because they were in a very rich area, the municipality didn’t give shit to provide these people a fire alarm and fire escapes!
    Just for let you know London has overtaken New York the record as murder numbers!
    I don’t know how these imbecile from London were so shook to see Saint Francisco like that,I see these things!

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