Not a Good Look, Wealthy Progressives!
In a recent post I satirically proposed that our wealthy Progressive betters “can convince the deplorable masses through leadership by example” on immigration policy. Little did I know that a mere day later an article would be published titled “San Francisco: wealthy opponents of new shelter claim homeless are bad for environment.” This article adds more proof (as if more were needed) that in this time of Progressive dominance reality is making satire obsolete.
I mean really, even the Babylon Bee couldn’t make this stuff up. From the article in question (emphasis added):
The wealthy San Francisco residents who launched a crowdfunding campaign to block construction of a new homeless shelter in their waterfront neighborhood are employing a new tactic: arguing that homeless people are bad for the environment.
In a lawsuit filed against the city of San Francisco and the California State Lands Commission, the residents called for the project to undergo an environmental review before breaking ground.
“This project will have a significant effect on the environment due to these unusual circumstances, including by attracting additional homeless persons, open drug and alcohol use, crime, daily emergency calls, public urination and defecation, and other nuisances,” the lawsuit states.
But, BUT, these are the exact conditions that residents of and visitors to San Francisco are forced to endure when they walk the streets of this previously beautiful city! And, AND, the policies that have led to this appalling state are those demanded by the very same wealthy, virtue signaling people who are trying to keep their neighborhood free from these same conditions.
I guess leading by example isn’t in the cards.
Their position is: “Our superior virtue is proved by the extent of suffering that we are willing to impose on the less fortunate in pursuit of our utopia!”