NYTimes: The Tragedy of Baltimore

I lived in Baltimore back in 2009 and recently had a chance to visit again. What the article says is true, the city was going in a very positive direction until dumb do-gooders came and started conducting their social-justicey experiments, and the city went to hell. It’s the same thing as the crime wave of the 1970s and the release of the mentally ill into the streets in the 1980s. A dumb experiment designed by a bunch of clueless socially conscious snowflakes that destroys people.

3 thoughts on “NYTimes: The Tragedy of Baltimore”

  1. “A dumb experiment designed by a bunch of clueless socially conscious snowflakes that destroys people”

    But their intentions were good, so the real world consequences don’t matter next to that….. unless you’ve come to believe (as I often do) that their intentions were and are rotten to the core….
    Alternate take: The snowflakes didn’t want things to get better, they wanted things to get worse and they devised a successful plan to carry out their objectives.


    1. I’m also starting to think it’s not a bug but the actual goal. How else can it be that absolutely everything the snowflakes are doing leads to such a horrible place? Like this idea of encouraging homeless encampments in California and Seattle for humanitarian reasons. This idiocy is already killing people and will kill some more but the do-gooders are undeterred. God, I hate them. Baltimore was doing better, I saw it with my own eyes. And this is what they did to it.


      1. I like to think of this as ‘conspicuous compassion’ analogous to Veblen’s notion of ‘conspicuous consumption’. Snowflake philanthropy needs to be as visible as possible, manufactured to go viral on social media. Conspicuous consumption is a way of asserting status, and the actual consumption is secondary. It’s the same for conspicuous compassion.


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