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San Francisco Morphs Further into Liberal Dystopia

It took San Francisco police four hours to respond to a Walgreens looting, a commonplace occurrence in the liberal dystopia.

This past Sunday’s spectacle at a Walgreens in San Francisco is yet another dismal headline in the city’s ongoing chronicle of decline—a tangible symbol of what happens when liberal ideologies hold sway over common sense and public safety. In a city beset by policy-induced paralysis, it took the police a bewildering four hours to respond to a Walgreens robbery carried out in the light of day, a delay that’s as unbelievable as it is emblematic of the city’s broader failures.

Captured by a CBS San Francisco producer, merely out for shopping, this robbery wasn’t a Hollywood heist movie; it was real life, featuring a band of masked youths who seemed to believe they were partaking in a recreational activity rather than committing a felony. Their audacity in the face of potential surveillance and the possibility of being recorded didn’t deter them in the slightest. This wasn’t an anomaly or a one-off incident; it’s the new distressing normal for San Francisco, a city seemingly surrendered to chaos.

The belated arrival of the police, long after the culprits had disappeared and the store had closed its doors, sends a stark, unwavering message to the people of San Francisco: You are on your own. This transcends a mere failure in policing; it’s a vivid illustration of a cityscape where criminal acts are met with a collective shoulder shrug, all thanks to policies that seemingly extend more compassion and rights to the perpetrators than to the victims and the law-abiding populace.

The consequences of these unchecked thefts are palpable, with businesses being driven out en masse. Walgreens alone has shuttered 17 of its stores, a direct response to the rampant shoplifting that’s been effectively decriminalized by the city’s progressive governance. This epidemic of lawlessness is a systematic dismantling of San Francisco’s commercial backbone, orchestrated under the guise of progressive policies.

What we’re witnessing is the culmination of liberal policies run amok, where criminal behavior is not only tolerated but seemingly encouraged through inaction and policy. The city of San Francisco, once celebrated for its vibrant culture and iconic landmarks, has become a cautionary tale of urban decay, its streets now emblematic of the dire consequences of misguided liberal governance. 

This saga of decline serves as a stark reminder: when ideology trumps pragmatism, the result is a city where lawlessness prevails, businesses close, and the community suffers. It’s a scenario that should alarm not just the residents of San Francisco but anyone concerned with the direction of urban policy in America. If unchecked, this blueprint for decline could become a template for cities nationwide, a prospect that should galvanize us all into demanding better from our leaders and our policies.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.