I saw this thread by Jessica Valenti:
The more I read these panicked articles about places like NYC and San Francisco being 'unsafe', the more I realize it's not about crime at all – just discomfort with poverty being more visible
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) June 16, 2022
Go in and read it if you want, but in a nutshell she says that if you don’t like seeing vagrants on your streets it’s because you’re a bigot who hates poor people.
All of of modern Leftism is about turning vice into virtue.
Are you a pedophile drag queen showing your anus to litte children? Well have Pride and know that you’re expressing your “authentic self.”
But among the ugliest of this trend is wealth Leftists figuring out how they can turn their own selfishness into virtue.
In the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, it was a moral compunction for the wealthy to contribute to society for the point of bettering society.
The Robber Barrons, for all the awful things they did, built universities and libraries and art centers. They created beautiful edifices for the masses. They felt it was an appropriate use of some of their largess to uplift the poor and ignorant and make them better.
Many of those institutions still exist today, e.g., The University of Chicago (founded by John D. Rockefeller), Rockefeller Foundation, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Hall, etc.
These men created, along with their business empires, the idea of the philanthropist in it’s current use.
Lesser wealthy people also contributed.
It was a social movement to give what you could to uplift the lower classes by being a patron of the arts, literature, or education.
Now look at the wealthy Liberal elite today.
They tell you that if you try to clean the poop off the streets, move the homeless out of tent cities, or educate the poor and downtrodden you are a bigot who hates poor people.
It’s a virtue to let the homeless live in squalor because that’s not judgmental.
It’s a virtue to let some poor black child not learn math, proper English, and behaviors that will lead to success, because that is respecting his black culture. You’re a white supremacist if you try to teach him the principles of whiteness like getting the correct answers in math and writing in complete, grammatically correct sentences.
These virtues allow the wealthy to not donate money and not donate time and not contribute to society while convincing themselves they are good people for it.
Only the wealthy Leftist can step over the vagrant with a needle in his arm and past the minority child who can’t read at grade level and say “these people are living their authentic lives, how dare I give up my time and money to force my White values on them, it’s best that I spend my money on myself and not be a bigot.”
These people should be called out for what they are, selfish narcissists who use Leftism to justify their selfishness as a virtue.