California is the largest state in the Union (though they don’t seem to like it much) and today’s news is about a very disturbing video which literally shows thousands of shacks and tents built ad-hoc along the Santa Ana River Trail in Orange County, where homeless people are living their daily lives. Mind you, this is an upscale area in the former Golden State, which now brags with harboring more than 25% of US’ homeless population, with most of them sleeping under bridges, or tucked away in parks, fields, parking places and even on the streets.
And if you’re wondering why “the world’s 6th largest economy” (that’s California) is also competing with third world countries, well, this is the predictable effect of left wing (read Democrats) policies have had over the past 30-40 years on the West Coast state.
The New York Times reports:
More than one-quarter of the total homeless population nationwide lives in California, roughly 114,000. The vast majority are “unsheltered” — a more bureaucratic term to describe the thousands living on the streets, under freeways and tucked into grassy fields and parks in cities all around the state.
The largest and bluest state in the union also has the nation’s highest poverty rate. As the video became viral, people took on social media to express their shock and described how dramatically the area depicted in the video has changed over the past few years.
This is near where I live, along the Santa Ana river. It just gets bigger and bigger. The crazy part is this district just keeps voting democratic which raises our taxes are cost of living. Californians never learn. Sad.
— Alex 🇺🇸 (@SoCal4Trump) January 16, 2018
Wow.. I felt like I was in a 3rd worl country.. it looks exactly like that..
— Alice Knows #ShadowBan (@cat_1012000) January 16, 2018
It’s along the Santa Ana river heading north towards Angel Stadium. I used to ride from Yorba Linda down and back but it’s no longer safe to go past the 91 😡
— RetiredHockeyMom (@Triwidow50) January 16, 2018
This is what my sister described to me. She lives in Orange County.
— MissyTheUnapologetic (@mimi49120) January 16, 2018
This video reminds me of Africa & without being told it was California I would have guessed it was perhaps in South Africa. This visually shows the effect of early socialism at its best. Any place on earth can be turned into slum without hope by following this ideology
— Orlando Wan (@orlandowan1) January 16, 2018
Believe me, this video will spoil your day: