ALPERN AT LARGE - As much as the word “squatting” usually refers to “sitting”, there’s another definition—more unsavory but often used, nevertheless—with a spelling similar to that of “sitting”.
And it’s gross.
And we’re seeing it more and more in the enlightened, increasingly conservative/moderate-free Golden State, particularly in the super-smart, super-woke West Coast.
Because we’re kind, and compromising, and forgiving…
…and because we’re just downright stupid.
I’m not talking about not having more public restrooms—we NEED more of them, and not only for the homeless but for you and me when Mother Nature calls.
It’s downright horrible for anyone, of any socioeconomic or ethnic or geographic background, to be “holding it” longer than is reasonable or humane.
(Sorry, ladies, do what you can, but when you’re a guy the world is your urinal, isn’t it? So be as pragmatic as you can!)
(Number #2 is another thing altogether, though, ain’t it?)
Squatters trashing and defecating in a multimillion dollar LA mansion.
Hey, they’re writing “f--- rich people”, so at least they’re being honest to squat/live and squat/something gross, to boot…
San Francisco being destroyed by homeless more and more comfortable with defecating on sidewalks on every street. Well, I suppose ya get what policies and politicians ya vote for…but should those who voted for these policies and politicians be taxed BIG-TIME if they leave (like a 50% income “departure tax”?).
Clearly, San Francisco voted for all this, and as L.A. heaves towards the Left and “Woke” versions of reality, maybe all left-wing Democratic voters should also have a one-time 50% “departure tax” from their past year’s income.
Because so many of those from the Left who “Left” L.A. and San Francisco helped enable and cause this crisis… and are they “Woke” to the crisis they created?
Of course, more conservative San Diego is getting into the act, because they don’t want to be “Left” out and want to remain “Woke” towards the needs of the misbehaving elements of the Homeless, too!
Yet San Diego is getting more Left-Wing, too. And ain’t THAT a wonderful thing!
And by “Left-Wing” I don’t mean JFK Democrats who are moderate to liberal, who are educated, and who don’t scream like lunatics at more conservative elements who want free speech, and until the conservatives are forced to flee the Golden State.
I mean the Left-Left-Left-Woke-Woke-Woke-Wing Democrats who refer to the JFK Democrats as “evil conservatives” or “racists” or “elitists” in the same way that so many moderate Democrats decry and berate and silence more conservative and/or Republican Californians who they really don’t know as human beings.
So congratulations, L.A. and California—you are now “kind” and “considerate” and “compassionate”…
…and downright stupid.
Hepatitis A, B, and C are real. Cholera is real. Gastrointestinal viruses and bacteria are also real.
But we keep it “real”, too.
Yep, “real” dumb.
But we’re enlightened!
Just watch where you step…
(Kenneth S. Alpern, M.D, is a dermatologist who has served in clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties, and is a proud husband and father. He was active for 20 years on the Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC) as a Board Member focused on Planning and Transportation, and helped lead the grassroots efforts of the Expo Line as well as connecting LAX to MetroRail. His latest project is his fictional online book entitled The Unforgotten Tales of Middle-Earth, and can be reached at [email protected]. The views expressed in this article are solely those of Dr. Alpern.)