Why are democrat-run cities often so terrible?

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RetardedCat

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Because socialism doesn't work. Socialism discourages people from attempting to do anything because if they get mildly successful they die under the stupid tax rates. It rewards living on fucking welfare and not contributing to society.
That's why you're looking at shitholes where the streets are covered in a mix of drugs, shit and homeless people. Because all the ones who could make it be a better place fucked off elsewhere, where the property taxes and income taxes are low/non-existent because that's where they can live a normal life where 90% of their money doesn't go to paying for some asshat's next heroin shot.
 

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This may just be the autism talking, but these cities are built around the obtaining and maintaining of power.
In case you haven't noticed, Democrat platforms tend to be based on solving problems, and painting Republicans as the creators of the problems in need of solving (putting it very mildly). However, if the Democrats solved the problems, they'd have no platform to run on. They need to keep their districts like third-world countries so they can run on "You have problems and we can solve them!" Their destruction of the urban education system ensures that no one has the common sense to say "Hey, these guys have been in charge for decades and things have only gotten worse! What gives?" Instead, it's blame whypippo, blame Republicans, blame Christians, blame the economy, blame the Orange Man- blame everyone except the Democrats.
 
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Well, if your rich and live in a nice gated community and send your kids to a private school, then any city is good pretty much, at least, this is true for Chicago. The problem is Democrats create mass inequality in cities which drives up the crime rate because they eliminate affluent middle classes in the city through heavy taxation for their welfare state, or in other words, the inner city African-Americans drag the white middle classes down the their level, drugs and crime abound, the Democrats blame the whitey, whitey leaves because private schools become more expensive, healthcare insurance becomes more expensive, house prices fall, then you enter the final form of Democrat policy, Detroit.
 

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Funny I was just thinking about this
And I think I know why democrats suck at runing and managing most major
city's ......it's their over the top welfare policys and lack of common sense
I hope this helps
 

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I'll just pull in my quote from the TDS thread because I don't think I've ever seen you in there and I can't blame you. 2,000+ page threads can be a little daunting to jump into. The TL;DR is that the Democratic machine has held power in these cities for so long that there's effectively no way to even vote these people out, because even if you did the entire system is rigged anyways, so the next person to take up the office will just do the exact, same thing.

Just look at the three previous mayors of Baltimore for example: Sheila Dixon was convicted of stealing gift cards from the poor, who was replaced by Stephanie Rawlings-Blake who stepped down after promoting the Baltimore Riots, who was replaced by Catherine Pugh who was raided by the FBI for peddling her "book deal" as a way to take bribes.
Because instead of admitting that their policies lead to abject failures, politicians--especially ones from Democrat 'strongholds'--shift all blame externally in order to try and paint themselves as the saviours to garner even more votes while they pass more "feel-good" laws that just lead to further deterioration. Case in point: Chicago. Chicago politicians had teamed up with the ACLU to push all sorts of utterly pointless feel-good laws into place, and as a result the murder rate rose 68.5% higher than it had been in the previous decade.

Instead of fixing their cities, Democrats always double-down because the Democratic 'machines' that run these big cities have the perfect combination of corruption, ideology and incompetence that weave together into an absolutely useless clusterfuck. Rather than admit that their policies don't work and put in the work towards fixing policy failures, it's much, much easier for the Democratic Machine to blame the GOP and the NRA. Think about it, if they really wanted to put an end to gun-related crime, why are they cracking down on the guns instead of the crime?

They've had decades to prove that they cannot fix the criminal problem. If they tried to do that, they would automatically come under attack from people within their own ideology as being a "bunch of racists." Guns have no race, so they're easy to attack. Cracking down on black criminals preying on the black community in your city? Yeah, you can see why a Democrat might be hesitant to throw their hat into that ring. The fact is, these city leaders are paralyzed with fear. They are ideologically bound to these failed criminal justice policies. Their pride will not let them admit that they were wrong, and their commitment to political correctness means that they reject directly going after black criminals in black sections of the city. The instant that there is a sharp uptick in the number of blacks being arrested and imprisoned in their city, all the usual race-baiting suspects are going to rally on the steps of City Hall and demand these new Gestapo tactics cease immediately.

So, they end up in this intolerable situation in which they keep stalling in order to “give the policies more time to work” and hoping vainly--despite all evidence and experience--that the problem is going to somehow get better on its own without them having to take any risky or costly steps. The Parkland Shooting is a perfect example of dysfunctional Democratic policies at work.

The county and the school pushed in policy after policy that just piggy-backed on top of each other until it had reached the point where an unbelievably dangerous person was just allowed to walk around and do whatever they wanted despite repeated visits from the local police and even the FBI. After their dysfunctional policies resulted in a mass murder by a teenager who'd literally had the police called to come deal with him over 35 times, and who failed to enter the building to put a stop to the shooting spree, what did Broward County officials do?

Called up CNN and hosted a town hall meeting to blame the NRA!

It wears people down after awhile. Year after year, decade after decade everything just kept getting worse. You can't complain about it because you'll be called a racist, you can't fix it because the entire system is corrupt, you can't live in it because you or someone you know is going to wind up getting killed, and you can't escape it because the welfare state has you nailed in place. Then the same Democrats who've put these people in that situation keep right on with their charade about how they're "Workin' hard for you!" People stopped even trying to complain about it any more. It didn't do any good. They just lost hope.

But then something happened that really, really was not "supposed" to happen, and then we started seeing glimpses behind the curtain when Sessions started sending task forces to places like Chicago to pull down Federal charges on violent criminals so that the corrupted, local policies no longer had a say in who got sent up for a long haul. Then we started to see all of these offices being raided in places like Baltimore and Chicago and San Francisco, and that's not "supposed" to happen either. The fix is supposed to be in; all of these people leak this kind of thing to each other so that all of them know when something about to go down, and yet none of them ever saw a single raid coming.

Now we're coming up on the precipice of an actual solution to the problems in these cities, and the Democratic Machine doesn't want that to happen because it ruins their grift, so they're going to rev up the engines and start throwing all of the slander they can find at the person causing it, because it's always sent critics of their policies running in horror in the past. Problem is, that's not really going to work this time because they've spent so long blindly firing that ammo away for the last three years that it's become completely meaningless.

I mean, what are they gonna' do, call Trump a racist?
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The short, short version:
So in American society, there are two main ideologies that spawned respective political parties. One revolves around self-reliance (I'm aware RINOs/corporatists exist), the other revolves around state-reliance. One of these leads to a better grade of citizen (and through that - society/community), and one leads to useful idiots stuck on gibs (corruption and societal decline). One empowers the individual, one subjugates the individual.

Can you guess which is which?

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I hope this helps

Other than the annoying cut technique they used, that is a shining gem of what journalism should be. Would very much recommend to anyone with an interest in this thread's topic.
 

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White savior complex, coupled with white guilt.

So many of these cities try to "solve crime" or "solve poverty"' or other social issues, and completely remove self-reflection and self-responsibility. Jack up the taxes to hollow out the middle class, and you soon end up with a corrupt welfare state that is constantly trying to save people from themselves, while simultaneously shrieking racism at everything. Kalifornia is certainly a petri-dish model for this, and I'm honestly waiting for a large scale plague to develop out of the millions of rats, piles of shit, and mobs of homeless junkies.
 

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Consider the camel's back officially broken:
why are deep thoughts threads made by republicans so terrible?
The fact you have direct control over anything on this site troubles me greatly. You've already made your capacity to assert authority via your political bias well known in how you're handling the Games forum, and I'm glad to see you have such well thought out opinions that you feel the need to drop one-liners in a Deep Thoughts thread (ridiculing without citation of information or any counter-argument) showcasing said insult for all to see.

How do you even know the OP or anyone else in here is a Republican?

Is this not the forum for more serious discussion? Shouldn't you, as a member of the forum team, not be deliberately shitting a board up in such a fashion? "Be mindful when challenging someone's opinions and beliefs" seems to be in direct conflict with your post here, as there's absolutely nothing mindful about it. I'm not sure if you think yours is the one true way that all should follow in example, or what the deal is exactly. I do know that discourse is healthy and should be conducted with some level respect for all parties involved within this forum. Insults are inherently disrespectful (not to mention lacking any substance for further debate).

I urge you to do better for the sake of any Kiwi that has to endure your authority around here.
 

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Consider the camel's back officially broken:
The fact you have direct control over anything on this site troubles me greatly. You've already made your capacity to assert authority via your political bias well known in how you're handling the Games forum, and I'm glad to see you have such well thought out opinions that you feel the need to drop one-liners in a Deep Thoughts thread (ridiculing without citation of information or any counter-argument) showcasing said insult for all to see.

How do you even know the OP or anyone else in here is a Republican?

Is this not the forum for more serious discussion? Shouldn't you, as a member of the forum team, not be deliberately shitting a board up in such a fashion? "Be mindful when challenging someone's opinions and beliefs" seems to be in direct conflict with your post here, as there's absolutely nothing mindful about it. I'm not sure if you think yours is the one true way that all should follow in example, or what the deal is exactly. I do know that discourse is healthy and should be conducted with some level respect for all parties involved within this forum. Insults are inherently disrespectful (not to mention lacking any substance for further debate).

I urge you to do better for the sake of any Kiwi that has to endure your authority around here.
it was a serious question
 
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Consider the camel's back officially broken:

The fact you have direct control over anything on this site troubles me greatly. You've already made your capacity to assert authority via your political bias well known in how you're handling the Games forum, and I'm glad to see you have such well thought out opinions that you feel the need to drop one-liners in a Deep Thoughts thread (ridiculing without citation of information or any counter-argument) showcasing said insult for all to see.

How do you even know the OP or anyone else in here is a Republican?

Is this not the forum for more serious discussion? Shouldn't you, as a member of the forum team, not be deliberately shitting a board up in such a fashion? "Be mindful when challenging someone's opinions and beliefs" seems to be in direct conflict with your post here, as there's absolutely nothing mindful about it. I'm not sure if you think yours is the one true way that all should follow in example, or what the deal is exactly. I do know that discourse is healthy and should be conducted with some level respect for all parties involved within this forum. Insults are inherently disrespectful (not to mention lacking any substance for further debate).

I urge you to do better for the sake of any Kiwi that has to endure your authority around here.
lol calm down
 

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Consider the camel's back officially broken:

The fact you have direct control over anything on this site troubles me greatly. You've already made your capacity to assert authority via your political bias well known in how you're handling the Games forum, and I'm glad to see you have such well thought out opinions that you feel the need to drop one-liners in a Deep Thoughts thread (ridiculing without citation of information or any counter-argument) showcasing said insult for all to see.

How do you even know the OP or anyone else in here is a Republican?

Is this not the forum for more serious discussion? Shouldn't you, as a member of the forum team, not be deliberately shitting a board up in such a fashion? "Be mindful when challenging someone's opinions and beliefs" seems to be in direct conflict with your post here, as there's absolutely nothing mindful about it. I'm not sure if you think yours is the one true way that all should follow in example, or what the deal is exactly. I do know that discourse is healthy and should be conducted with some level respect for all parties involved within this forum. Insults are inherently disrespectful (not to mention lacking any substance for further debate).

I urge you to do better for the sake of any Kiwi that has to endure your authority around here.