So while the masses hide in their homes --
or at least while that portion of the masses which HAS homes rests in their homes, there are at least a few people in Florida paying attention -- and they've formed the Underwater Homeowners Association, a group dedicated to showing the neighbors that they are minimally paying attention. Paying attention is good!
Meanwhile, in San Francisco they've got an escalating problem: people sh*tting in the streets. Check out that graph! And remember that the graph is of REPORTED instances of poop in the streets, so factor in what an enormous hassle it is to report anything like that, and you'll have a preliminary notion of the enormousness of the problem. Nobody, not the servants, nor the middle class, nor the down-and-outs, outside of the very wealthy can afford to live indoors in San Francisco. And of course consider how they got there -- by saving money on things like toilets for the vast numbers of people who must be there but who can't afford to live there. San Francisco is of course the locale that gave us Kamala Harris, so yeah, that.
I guess if you want to run for President in a country in which the masses are one paycheck away from destitution and in which people are dying from high deductibles, you've got to behave like Pete Buttigieg did as Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Be sure not to pay attention to any social justice issues unless they affect you personally, and then maybe you can so much as say something.
Yeah, yeah, you all know that Pete Buttigieg is a big nothing, and so you're not going to read the link I posted. Go ahead, read it anyway. Especially read the conclusion in which the author reveals Buttigieg's narcissism in paragraph after paragraph and then tells us:
But let me finish by reminding you why this matters. It matters because of the people Buttigieg doesn’t see, the people who aren’t in the index of his “beautiful” book with its “classic American success story” of “humility and tentativeness.” Read this recent Washington Post profile of Monica Diaz, who is 40 years old, went to college, has a full-time job, and is still having to live in a tent because the rent is too high and her pay is too low. Think about the people who have to launch GoFundMe campaigns for their insulin, and those like Shane Boyle who die when they can’t make their goal.
These things should make you fucking angry. You should not be able to stop thinking about them. Your hate should be pure and should burn white hot. If you find pothole locator apps more compelling than the lives of people like Monica Diaz, then there is something wrong with you. Get out of politics. Take the shortest way home and stay there.
Oh but this is America, the "land of the free and the home of the brave," a place where politicians are the domain of those who can buy them, a place where not giving a sh*t is carried to the point of stepping over other people's literal sh*t.