Some years ago, I read a novel by Nevil Shute titled Ruined City. It was about a town in England that had lost its industry and was in a state of severe decay. Fortunately, in the story, a financier, through great effort and with much personal cost to himself, was able to revive the town and its citizens.
Losing an industry is not the only way a city may be ruined.
Last evenings my grandson Scott showed me a podcast on YouTube entitled “Seattle is Dying.” It was extremely disturbing. I visited Seattle only one time. It was in February 1953 when I was in the army and on my way to Korea. My brother Harold lived there at the time, and I remember it as a very beautiful city. How sad to see how it has deteriorated.
The podcast showed in disturbing detail how homeless mentally disturbed persons and drug addicts are occupying parks, downtown streets, and other areas. Trash, used needles, and garbage appear to be accumulating everywhere, and the city is no longer a safe or pleasant place for families.
Unfortunately, city authorities seem unwilling or unable to deal with the situation. Criminals are arrested and quickly released. Crime is rampant.
What is happening in Seattle is also happening in cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Baltimore and other big cities in our nation because of the ill-conceived policies of the progressives.
It is not too late to change. We must take our cities back.