Mike Stone - Lament of a Los Angeleno
November 30, 2019
Q: How do you take the most beautiful and prosperous state in the nation and turn it into a third world shit-hole? A: Put Demoncrats in charge.
In Los Angeles, where I live, it's truly a tale of two cities. There is an enclave of rich liberals in Beverly Hills, the Westside, and Malibu, while the rest of the city is a seething mass of humanity. The Westside neighborhoods are relatively clean and crime-free. Ours are covered in filth, graffiti, and human suffering.
If you're homeless in Beverly Hills, it's only a matter of minutes before the police sweep in and throw your rear in the hoosegow. If you're homeless anywhere else in the city, the police are not allowed to harass or arrest you. In fact, homelessness is encouraged with free tents, free condoms and free needles (only a city run by Demoncrats would do this).
And that's the difference. When I was homeless, you were forced to work and climb your way up. If not, you withered away and died. Today, anyone in Los Angeles can get a free tent, pitch it anywhere he wants outside of Beverly Hills, and live peacefully, without any interference from the police.
Those without tents, sleep in the subway cars. Early in the morning, almost every subway car in Los Angeles is occupied by homeless people. They're sprawled out, occupying two or three seats, and covered in blankets. The stench is unbearable. The other day, I stepped into one of those subway cars and the smell literally gagged me. I thought I was going to vomit.
In Los Angeles, the homeless piss and defecate wherever they are - on the street, in the elevators at the subway stations, in your front yard - they don't care. When you gotta go, you gotta go.
There's an old black guy who panhandles on the subway. He's so broken and hunched over, he can hardly walk. I give him money because I figure no one will give him a job. On the other hand, there's a black girl who I've seen panhandling on the subway for at least four years. Her line is always the same, "Can anyone spare a dollar? I haven't eaten today." It could be 9:30 PM and she still hasn't eaten for the day, despite the fact that she looks 20 pounds overweight.
There are plenty more besides her, panhandling their way through life, while the rest of us work. When you do give them money, they're ungrateful. The last two people I gave money to didn't even say, "Thank you." I gave a dollar to a black guy. He took it and turned away without a word. I gave a five dollar bill to a black woman who looked either fat or pregnant, I couldn't tell which. She looked at the bill, frowned, and said, "Do you have a twenty?"
In Los Angeles, businesses are taxed three times - federal, state, and local - and hit with such an onslaught of codes, regulations, and rules that they simply cannot survive. Everyone in government, from the zoning department on up, has their hand out, purposely trying to squeeze as much money as possible out of every business owner who dares to operate in their jurisdiction. They literally treat business owners like enemies.
Politicians couldn't care less about helping the homeless or helping businesses to thrive. Instead, they are working hard at two things: criminalizing guns and de-criminalizing drugs. In fact, they're de-criminalizing all manner of petty crimes, and even felonies. There are repeat offenders, with rap sheets a mile long, running free all over this state. The police risk their lives to arrest them, and the politicians turn them free.
In Los Angeles, whites are a distinct minority. On a personal level, it doesn't bother me so much. I get along well with immigrants. The women are beautiful, the children are happy and smiling, and most of the men are hard workers. But when I see what it's doing to this city and to the state of California, it breaks my heart.
The simple truth is that when you mix people of different races (and this mixing of races is being done by design) and force them to live together, it creates conflict. Allowing an endless flow of third world immigrants into California has increased crime, poverty and made the state dirtier and more dangerous.
It's a shame that it has to be that way. I wish it was different. I wish we could all just get along, but that's not the way life works. Different races possess different gifts and come from different cultures. Indeed, race determines character more than just about any other factor; certainly more than environment or education. When people immigrate in large numbers to a different country, they bring their character and their inherent gifts with them. We all know this. We all see it. Yet, you can't mention it, without fear of being ostracized.
The problems I've described here - poverty, homelessness, crime, and immigration - are not unique to Los Angeles or California. You'll find the same issues all over the country, from Baltimore to Chicago, from Chicago to Detroit, from Detroit to any city run by Demoncrats. What's it like in your city?
Mike Stone is the author of A New America, the first novel of the Alt-Right, a dark comedy set on Election Day 2016 in Los Angeles - - Available on Amazon.