Contrast in level of violence around sporting venues in USA and Japan is profound
CALIFORNIA — My wife and I spend up to four months of the year in the United States — two months in the summer and two months in the winter — with regular visits to America’s big cities. Every time we have come back in recent years we have been reminded of how much the USA has deteriorated — especially in comparison to Japan.
Crime is spiking everywhere. Thanks to liberal soft-on-crime politicians, the once pristine streets of San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle are now populated with homeless drug addicts who openly shoot up heroin and defecate on sidewalks. Gangs of robbers strike at downtown stores in midday with impunity and assault passersby. An elderly Chinese lady in Oakland was attacked recently in front of her home by hooded thugs who punched and beat her before stealing her purse.
The ever growing use of Fentanyl, supplied by drug cartels from Mexico, their dealers crossing the border into California, Texas and Arizona unimpeded thanks to the White House open border immigration policy, has become a national crisis. Inflation— caused by a combination of massive new government spending bills and the war in Ukraine — is the highest in four decades. Supermarket prices have doubled. So has gasoline. People have to chose between paying rent and buying food. Supply chains are broken. It’s difficult to get many products like baby formula. Garbage is everywhere.