San Francisco: Now the Leftid Utopia, Also Known as Filth City

San Francisco

San Francisco has people injecting themselves with drugs in broad daylight, their dirty needles and other garbage strewn on the sidewalks.

This is to be pitied… and avoided.

You gotta believe your city’s in trouble when the head of its tourist bureau pleads with the city to clean up its act before visitors stop coming altogether.

Here’s what the president of S.F. Travel, San Francisco’s visitors’ bureau, himself a world traveler, has to say about it:

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“The streets are filthy. There’s trash everywhere. It’s disgusting… I’ve never seen any other city like this–the homelessness, dirty streets, drug use on the streets, smash-and-grabs.”

As written at the SF Chronicle:

As president of S.F. Travel, the city’s visitors bureau, Joe D’Alessandro’s job is to promote San Francisco. You’d think he’d be hyping the city’s gorgeous vistas, top-notch restaurants and glorious museums.

Instead, he’s getting honest.

Sure, San Francisco has great facets worthy of postcards and travel books, but it also has a worsening underbelly that D’Alessandro says he can no longer gloss over.

People injecting themselves with drugs in broad daylight, their dirty needles and other garbage strewn on the sidewalks. Tent camps. Human feces. The threatening behavior of some people who appear either mentally ill or high. Petty theft.

Oh, well. At least they’ve got big “gay pride” parades.

Why does this happen to so many cities controlled by Democrats? What is it about their methods that seems to lead inevitably to crime, filth, and squalor?

Like I say: Kill the culture, and it will kill you back.

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Lee Duigon
Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on

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