From the woes of welfare slums to the unfixed
landmine craters potholes that dominate the streets, Jim Quinn doesn’t hold back any punches in this scathing assessment of Philadelphia giving San Francisco a run for the money on being America’s worst city. 70 years of one-party rule by Democrats has reduced America’s one time capital and most impressive city – once known for industry and invention – to one known for filth, crime, political corruption, welfare, and falling population.
The title of the article I found on Zerohedge.com is
One Man’s Commute Through West Philadelphia: 30 Blocks Of Potholes, Shitholes, & Assholes
Some excerpts below may be the highlights, but I recommend reading the entire article.
“The reality is that despite having outrageously high city wage taxes of 3.9%, a sales tax levy of 8%, high corporate taxes, ever increasing real estate taxes, and sin taxes on cigarettes and soda, the city somehow can’t keep its basic infrastructure from falling apart. With gold plated government pension plans, siphoning funds to friends and family, and payoffs to union bosses, the budget doesn’t have anything left for potholes and keeping stoplights functioning.
The newly paved streets are dug up or incur sinkholes days after completion. The politicians never address the looming disaster under the thin veneer of blacktop. Ancient sewer lines and decrepit water pipes burst on a regular basis flooding homes and businesses because asshole politicians don’t give a crap about the poor black folk in West Philly. They’ll get their vote no matter how poorly they are served.”
“As I swerved through this obstacle course of government incompetence, I reflected upon how Philadelphia was a real shithole city run by Democrat asshole politicians (those not in prison yet). I’ve written dozens of articles about the 30 Blocks of Squalor over the last decade and one thing remains constant – West Philly is still a shithole, occupied by low income, low IQ, low morality, welfare state slaves who continue to vote for the same assholes who have enslaved them in squalor.”
“The narrative pushed by the Democrat politicians and the left-wing rag – Phila Inquirer is Philadelphia is rising, attracting new businesses, and is the place to be for nightlife and millennials. Of course, the narrative is bullshit. Facts are always inconvenient to welfare state Democrats, but the ignorance of their constituents is what keeps them in power. The narrative of Philadelphia getting safer is obliterated by the 351 murders in 2018, up 43% since 2013, and the highest level since 2007.”
“The population of the US grew from 179 million in 1960 to 309 million in 2010, up 73%, while the population of Philly dropped from 2 million to 1.5 million, a 25% decline. The feckless politicians have been touting how the population has risen by a few thousand since 2010 (probably illegals flocking to a sanctuary city). There are a few “hot” areas in the downtown area for the rich and gentrification sections drawing millennials. A few of my nieces and nephews moved into these “cool” areas of Philly. After being robbed and experiencing the “best” of Philly, they’ve all moved back to the relative safety of Montgomery County.”
“You are far more likely to see yellow crime tape in Mantua [a neighborhood in West Philly] than a kid carrying a school book or a woman wearing a wedding ring. The only people portraying Obama’s Promise Zone as a success are the “non-profit” grifters who hoover up the Federal handouts and pretend they are helping the community. Now the inconvenient facts never acknowledged by the politicians and liberal activists:
- Philadelphia’s poverty rate of 25.7% allows it to retain its supreme status as the “poorest big city in America.”
- The Mantua Promise Zone, a two-square-mile area home to about 30,000 black people, has a poverty rate almost twice the citywide rate, at 50.6%, up from 50.2% in 2014.
- The neighborhood’s deep poverty rate, defined as 50% below the federal poverty line, also increased – to 32.3% from 31.0% since 2014.
- The 2016 Mantua unemployment rate was little changed at 12.3% (actually closer to 20% as those classified as Not in the Labor Force rose), more than twice the recent city-wide rate of 5.8%.
- Mantua median household income in 2016 was $17,969, up slightly from $17,170 when the Promise Zone was announced. Still 70% below the national median.
“The entitlement mentality in West Philly is as strong as ever. Over 75% of black kids in West Philly are still born out of wedlock. Drug dealing is still the primary source of income. More than 50% of the population survive on tax payer funded food stamps, living in tax payer funded housing, using tax payer funded Obama phones, and watching taxpayer funded cable TV. They are more dependent today than they were a decade ago.
Obama’s Promise Zone essentially promised the people of Mantua more free shit and a continuation of their welfare mentality enslavement on the Democrat plantation. Keeping these people dumb and ignorant is essential for Democrat politicians retaining their stranglehold on power in Philly and all the urban ghettos across the land. If these people actually obtained a good education and learned to think for themselves, the chains of ignorance would be broken and the slaves freed.”
[This is the core of Philadelphia’s – and America’s – biggest problem – and recent social and political trends are making it worse.]
“The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.” ― Thomas Sowell
It is no doubt a worldwide phenomena – ‘asset stripping’ of cities that will soon be wiped out by cataclysm in any case – to peculate funds toward the respective preparations (that our civilisation was created to be parasitised for in the first place).
It seems very few can break free of the indoctrination that (despite the slow collapse and disintegration about them), mankind continues to ascend to ever greater heights of civilisational excellence. Half the problem, is that few can conceive of anything that could require such expenditure, such harnessing of millions of unwitting semi-slaves. Most will just about admit some diversion of funds via corruption & feather-bedding, but that is actually a drop in the ocean.
Continuity of technologically advanced civilisation is very expensive, especially as it must be a highly covert operation.
Shithole surrounded by shithole ,filthy
,violent, criminal’s Mecca, organized lawlessness, no police … .Shitholia . A disgrace and the future of all our cities
controlled by the party that invented The Klan .