Two charlatans successfully pull off a fraud on a flamboyant emperor who spends lavishly on fashion and clothing by telling him that they will tailor an outfit that only the wisest can see.
The charlatans announce that the emperor’s suit is finished, and they dress him. He sets off in a procession before the whole city. The townsfolk, not wanting to appear inept or stupid, pretend to go along with charade, until a boy suddenly shouts, “The emperor has no clothes,” and everyone laughs.
Now the immortal expression is used to describe situations in which people are afraid to criticize something or someone because the perceived wisdom of the masses is that the thing or person is good or important.
San Francisco is 'the emperor with no clothes'.
Case in Point
The San Francisco gallery owner who sprayed water from a garden hose on a drug addicted homeless woman squatting in his business doorway, which was recorded by a bystander, has been arrested.
“The San Francisco Police Department arrested Collier Gwin, the 71-year-old gallery owner, and charged him with battery on Wednesday after he sprayed the homeless woman with a water hose,” Fox News reported.
San Francisco Police did not arrest the drug-addled vagrant. She used his business doorway daily to shoot up, defecate, call him vile names, and taunt him whenever he asked her to leave.
Defending his action during an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, the business owner said the woman “had become psychotic and was turning over garbage cans.”
“I said, ‘You have to move, I cannot clean the street, move down.’ She started screaming belligerent things, spitting, yelling at me,” Gwin told the newspaper. “At that point, she was so out of control…I spray her with the hose and say, ‘Move, move. I will help you.’”
San Francisco police officers won’t come out and remove the homeless people from business doorways and sidewalks.
Every day for 8 ½ years I dealt with people who chose the lowest form of life, and they themselves changed my opinion. They have forfeited everything we hold dear in life—food, water, shelter, clothing, and healthcare. I would give to them nothing and make to them one promise: “We will pay for your burial.” That is charitable.
“San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday said the incident reminded her of how police treated civil rights protesters during the 1960s,” CBS News reported.
San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins tweeted Wednesday afternoon, “Following @SFPD’s investigation & reviewing all the evidence provided, my office has issued an arrest warrant for Collier Gwin. Gwin is charged w/ misdemeanor battery for the alleged intentional & unlawful spraying of water on & around a woman experiencing homelessness on 1/9/22.”
Most of the state is combating the deadly fentanyl epidemic, while Democrats appear to be normalizing substance abuse, as long as it is done out in the open.
If someone broke into Gwin’s gallery and robbed and beat him, and if the perp were even caught by police, he’d be back out on the streets within 24 hours.
Mr. Gwin said he repeatedly called city officials to intervene. He said he called the cops, and no one could be bothered to help. This appears to be more of an act of desperation by a 71-year-old business owner fed up with his ridiculously naked city.
This is textbook Marxism. Marxists create chaos, impose draconian policies, and pass laws removing the freedoms and liberties of law-abiding, tax-paying citizens, while criminals roam freely.
A man on Twitter summed it up well, directing his comment to the DA: “Hundreds of dealers of illegal fentanyl are walking around within 6 blocks of city hall. Yet, you waste resources on this.”
1) Mayor Breed earned a BA in Political Science/Public Service from UC Davis and an MA in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.
2) DA Jenkins earned a BA in Political Science/African American Studies from UC Berkeley and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School.
products of American higher education