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Greg Gopman on the homeless
Greg Gopman on the homeless
Greg Gopman, CEO of AngelHack, strongly criticized the San Francisco homeless.
Here is the actual text from his original Facebook posting (since removed and replaced with an apology):
Just got back to SF. Ive traveled around the world and I gotta say there is nothing more grotesque than walking down market st in San Francisco. Why the heart of our city has to be overrun by crazy, homeless, drug dealers, dropouts, and trash I have no clue. Each time I pass it my love affair with SF dies a little.
The difference is in other cosmopolitan cities, the lower part of society keep to themselves. They sell small trinkets, beg coyly, stay quiet, and generally stay out of your way. They realize its a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests. And thats okay.
In downtown SF the degenerates gather like hyenas, spit, urinate, taunt you, sell drugs, get rowdy, they act like they own the center of the city. Like its their place of leisure In actuality its the business district for one of the wealthiest cities in the USA. It a disgrace. I dont even feel safe walking down the sidewalk without planning out my walking path.
You can preach compassion, equality, and be the biggest lover in the world, but there is an area of town for degenerates and an area of town for the working class. There is nothing positive gained from having them so close to us. Its a burden and a liability having them so close to us. Believe me, if they added the smallest iota of value Id consider thinking different, but the crazy toothless lady who kicks everyone that gets too close to her cardboard box hasnt made anyones life better in a while.
Here is the actual text from his apology:
Last night, I made inappropriate comments about San Francisco and its less fortunate citizens on Market st. Im really sorry for my comments. I trivialized the plight of those struggling to get by and I shouldnt have. I hope this thread can help start an open discussion on what changes we can make to fix these serious problems. Again, I am deeply sorry.
Here is my simple reply: The author of this website is homeless. Does this website add the smallest iota of value? Maybe an omicron of value? Or even an epsilon of value? Would there be value to this website if it was measured in Roman letters? Or Hebrew letters? Maybe Arabic letters (with a quote from the Koran)? Or Germanic runes? Celtic Ogham? Chinese characters? Japanese kanji? japanese Katakana? Babylonian cuneiform? Modern Standard Hindi (with Sanskrit vedic quotes)? Mongolian? Cyrillic? Korean hangŭl? Etruscan? Gothic? Lydian? Cherokee? Khmer? Bengali? Or does it have to be Greek letters of worth?