DON’T go saying left-right, republican-democrat, liberal-conservative.
DO tell a story about California.
-When, Where, What
Last Christmastime, in 2020, my family decided to visit San Francisco as we had for so many years before, as I had a business meeting there. Go to see the tree, the lights, have a cocoa, ride a cable car, walk around and enjoy the beautiful city by the bay.
We were so surprised at the level of homeless and trash. It has always been there in the City. But this time it was literally everywhere in the tourist areas: Embarcadero, Ferry Building, around the hotels. Overflowing trash cans. Trash all along the sidewalks. People “sleeping” on about every patch of grass. People wandering around half-dressed.
It was during 2020 covid lockdown yes. But it was incredible how things had disintegrated to a third-world level (and I have been to several third-world areas). Cable cars were not running. Restaurants take-out only. People stood and at on sidewalks and left their trash there on benches or the ground or in piles next to trash cans because the trash cans were overflowing.
After a few hours our children were scared and said, “Mom and Dad can we go home?”