California’s Homeless in the Age of COVID-19

AUDIO – California’s homeless crisis in the age of COVID-19. How it got to this and what we can do about it – 23 minutes with Rick Trader on Conservative Commandos Radio.

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Never Mind the Virus, Here’s the Venice Beach Homeless Party!

AUDIO – In-depth conversation with National Review podcast host Will Swaim covering an assortment of topics relevant to California: the Venice Beach homeless during the COVID-19 lockdown, plastic bags and the recycling and re-use scam, and the perennial topic of pension reform.

https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/national-reviews-radio-free-california-podcast/episode-113-never-mind-the-virus-heres-the-venice-beach-homeless-party/

Crazy and Woke on the Western Front of Progressive Insanity

The reason progressive extremism persists in America today is because progressives are either making money by embracing progressive policies, or because progressives are not living on the front lines of progressive insanity.

It is hard to imagine a place that would have an electorate any more progressive than Venice Beach. Located on the shores of West Los Angeles in California’s 33rd Congressional District, Venice Beach is represented by Democrat Ted Lieu, who was reelected in 2018 with 70 percent of the vote. But a revolution is brewing in Venice Beach, because Venice Beach is on the front lines of progressive insanity.

Thanks to progressive ideology as expressed in laws and court rulings, in California today you cannot arrest and hold vagrants for petty theft or possession of hard drugs; you cannot move them out of public spaces unless you can provide them with free and “permanent supportive housing;” you cannot commit demonstrably insane people to asylums; and publicly funded shelters must offer food and urgent care without any preconditions whatsoever.

The Streets of Venice Beach Are An Open Sewer

Testimonials from residents of Venice Beach provide ample evidence of what happens when you impose these progressive policies on an urban area bordered on the west by some of the most inviting beaches and agreeable weather in the world. An estimated 1,200 homeless people have set up permanent encampments in this three square mile beach town. They almost never use actual toilets.

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