They’re (Guardian) trying to spin this as greed or hatred. As if homeless people are always victims of circumstance (like murderers and rapists, oh my). Holding them to a lesser standard of agency is the true prejudice.
It’s actually fear and resentment at their being handed things, including exemption from the law and including the use of the land they, in many cases, own/rent themselves.
If someone dangerous on drugs was camped out on your lawn and menacing your loved ones, you’d be concerned too.
“yelling, screaming, yelling about cocaine, and even, attempted to pull his pants down and show his genitals.
Finally, last night Valentines, I was at Kabuki Theater inside watching a movie. …My girlfriend was terrified and myself and many people ran out of the theater.
What are you going to do to address this problem? The residents of this amazing city no longer feel safe. I know people are frustrated about gentrification happening in the city, but the reality is, we live in a free market society. The wealthy working people have earned their right to live in the city. They went out, got an education, work hard, and earned it. I shouldn’t have to worry about being accosted. I shouldn’t have to see the pain, struggle, and despair of homeless people to and from my way to work every day. I want my parents when they come visit to have a great experience, and enjoy this special place.
I am telling you, there is going to be a revolution. People on both sides are frustrated, and you can sense the anger. The city needs to tackle this problem head on, it can no longer ignore it and let people do whatever they want in the city. I don’t have a magic solution… It is a very difficult and complex situation, but somehow during Super Bowl, almost all of the homeless and riff raff seem to up and vanish. I’m willing to bet that was not a coincidence. Money and political pressure can make change. So it is time to start making progress, or we as citizens will make a change in leadership and elect new officials who can.”
Sympathy runs out when you break the law. Squatting, harassment and public nuisance.
This is primal, this is high IQ and low time preference against low IQ and high time preference.
This will not go away.