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New York: ‘I Don’t Want to Leave, But I Don’t Feel Like I Have a Choice Now’

Posted on | August 13, 2020 | Comments Off on New York: ‘I Don’t Want to Leave, But I Don’t Feel Like I Have a Choice Now’

 

That’s a quote from a resident of the Upper West Side of Manhattan, explaining why she’s selling out and leaving New York City:

“How do I let my children cross the street when homeless people are shooting up?
“As a parent, this isn’t the place I once knew. I feel like NYC is disappearing so fast and no one’s doing anything. . . . I don’t want to feel afraid, and I don’t want my children to be scared to go outside.”

Thousands of families are now fleeing New York City, but the question must be asked: Who elected Bill De Blasio as mayor?

Probably a lot of those Upper West Side moms voted for De Blasio, because it was the trendy “progressive” thing to do at the time. Didn’t it occur to any of them to wonder what the consequences might be?

Via Ace, who comments: “They’ve literally killed the cities. This is going to be the most transformative shift in 100 years.”

What is so sad about what’s happened to New York is that everybody knew it would happen. This was all predictable, if you remember what happened to New York back in the 1970s and ’80s. The long slide into squalor reached rock bottom during the term of Mayor David Dinkins. The backlash against the Dinkins disaster resulted in Rudy Giuliani’s election, and Giuliani enacted a get-tough approach to policing that cleaned up the city, producing an urban renaissance that lasted 20 years. Mayors and police departments in other cities emulated the Giuliani model, and everywhere such policies were pursued, success followed.

But it’s RAAAAACIST to have safe streets, and the voters listened to promises of “progressive” Democrats like De Blasio, and so they have no one to blame but themselves for the ruin of their cities.




 

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