‘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!

Young black man jailed since April for alleged $5 theft found dead in cell

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A young black man arrested by police in Portsmouth, Virginia, on the same day that one of the city’s officers fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old, has been found dead in jail after spending almost four months behind bars without bail for stealing groceries worth $5.Jamycheal Mitchell, who had mental health problems, was discovered lying on the floor of his cell by guards early last Wednesday, according to authorities. While his body is still awaiting an autopsy, senior prison officials said his death was not being treated as suspicious.

What a goddamn shame! The article also states that Jamycheal Mitchell was accused of stealing a bottle of Mountain Dew, a Snickers bar and a Zebra Cake worth a total of $5 from a 7-Eleven and was arrested for this, sat in jail for four months and then died from ‘natural causes’ AT 24 YEARS OF AGE, after having lost 65 pounds and was emaciated at time of death.

A man was in jail for FOUR goddamn months, on a $5.00 theft charge???!!!! Let me get this straight! A Negro man in the south was in jail for FOUR goddamn months, on a $5.00 theft charge! Anybody still wondering why my Negro ass left Virginia? And I must not forget that ‘on that same day, members of the KKK dressed in their official ‘nigger killer’ outfits, and not their usual white sheets and hoods, gunned down another unarmed 18 year old Negro man because well…BLACKLIVESMATTER!

I’d like to pose a question to the #BLACKLIVESMATTER group, could you please hurry up and establish a southern chapter to deal with the issues of  Negroes located in the South because it would seem that the NAACC, formerly known as the NAACP fell asleep on the job? The National Association Advancing Corporate Coons dropped the ball on these two tragedies and on all the other tragedies that have been plaguing the Negro since that organization was founded.

Now, along comes #BLACKLIVESMATTER, that according to some, has been up and running since the murder of Trayvon Martin and since Trayvon’s murder, I am pretty sure that thanks in part to this wonderful and helpful, kick-ass movement, things have gotten better for the Negro in AmeriKKKa, except for these two ‘out-of-the-blue incidents that are anomalies and should in no way, shape or form be considered setbacks in the push for BLACKLIVESTOMATTER.

At the risk of repeating myself, die-ins are productive, how? Marches are productive, how? Lame ass limp ass protest signs are productive, how? Wearing out the soles of more shoes is productive, how? Waving my hands in the air like I just don’t care is productive, how?

Bear with me as I travel back in time and pose a question to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Dr. King, how do you feel about the concept of non-violent peaceful protesting seeing as how you and about a quarter of a million others marched on Washington, DC and you told everyone about that dream of yours and how ‘Black children and white children would hold hands together’ in peaceful harmony as brothers and sisters??

Let me pose another question, “Dr. King, in your ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, you said, “It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.”

So, when do you think would be a good time to revolt? Before or after the next ‘walking while Negro’ incident, the next, ‘driving while Negro’ incident, the next dead for being a Negro’ incident? Please tell me Dr. King, just when is enough, enough?

Dr. King, you also stated, “We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.”

So, then, my question to you is, “When can the Negro forgo that non-violence stance that has not worked for us EVER and get with the program that things are not going to change with the continued printing of protest signs, the continued marching on tired feet and the continued calls for die-ins and marches?”

Dr. King, to these questions, I ask, “What say you?”

*crickets chirping*

“Thank you Dr. King! Your silence spoke more eloquently than did your ‘I Have A Dream’ speech because your non-violent, peaceful protesting stance did not get it done since your assassination is proof of that.”

There are so many Negroes that cannot speak because their blood flowed down every street in every city in every state in this hellhole called, AmeriKKKa and it will not stop if we simply print another sign, hold another rally, form another group and stage another die-in. There has not been enough ‘actual’ deaths? They’ll get around to killing you soon enough and so there is no need for you to rehearse for it!

Hundreds rally in Black Lives Matter Protest At State Fair

Police closed off Snelling Avenue so that protesters could march on the street. After leaving Hamline Park around 11:45 a.m, the march stopped briefly to block the intersection of West Minnehaha and Snelling avenues. Once it reached the Snelling overpass of Energy Park Drive, marchers lay down in a four-minute “die-in” to call to mind minorities who have been killed by police.

Please, by all means, let me know if something is actually accomplished because by now, who is NOT aware of the fact that so-called ‘minorities’ are being killed, relentlessly, by the police and by each other thanks in part to poverty, a school-to-prison pipeline, mass incarceration resulting in criminal records, massive under-employment and unemployment, income inequality and a myriad of other serious issues?

Another Mentally Ill Decorated Iraq War Vet Goes The Fuck Off!

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The estranged wife of a decorated Iraq War veteran arrested in the killing her mother, stepfather and brother told authorities her husband suffered from post-traumatic stress and was becoming increasingly delusional, according to court documents released Monday.

Roy Murry earned a Bronze Star for valor as an Army National Guard sergeant in Iraq, where he was severely injured by a bomb. He has had a series of run-ins involving weapons with law enforcement officers since his return from the war.

Murry remained in custody after surrendering to authorities on Saturday, four days after the home of his wife’s family was set on fire near Colbert, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said.

The three bodies were found with numerous gunshot wounds on the rural property.

Here we go again! Was it only a few days ago, I blogged about a military motherfucker that tortured and murdered his own daughter on a military base in Hawaii? Yes, indeed it was! And I stated then that this shit would continue. These military motherfuckers are fucked up in the head and are coming back and killing people as though they are still at war in foreign lands. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, you cannot turn a person into a cold-blooded killer and then just change his surroundings and expect that he will change. They’ve got access to weapons, so that’s no problem and they are touted as heroes and warriors; these protectors of the empire. They are not coming back gunning for Obama and the other war hawks that are out for everybody else’s blood and every other country’s resources, assets and whatever else they can get, they are killing their own family members in ‘cold blood’ just as they killed those in foreign lands in ‘cold blood’.

Oh, it is all such a tragedy when they bust a cap all up in their family’s ass, but we don’t pay heed to why it’s not such a stretch for them to look upon their family members with cold dead eyes, just as they viewed the people of Iraq and Afghanistan and anywhere else they are sent. So when next, you head to the airport to welcome your killer family member, home, keep in mind that there is blood all over his hands and he can’t wash that away, but he sure as hell just might add yours to it. Something for you to consider and I wouldn’t take too long over it either. This motherfucker riddled three of his estranged wife’s family members with bullets and then set the house he killed them in, on fire. Is he still a hero? A warrior? Are you going to thank him for THIS particular service?