Many residents within the alt-right ecosystem envision Brazil (accurately, I tend to think) as Western society’s logical way-station on the rails to Zimbabwe. Though one doesn’t have to travel nearly so far south to see the sun rise over tomorrow. In a recent analysis of America’s metro catch basins, the 50 worst cities were whittled down in a savage competition. These selections being generated from quality of life criteria that can be distilled with remarkable correlation to one proxy metric. Though it’s best for future employment viability to churn the silt in such sensitive matters. Making obvious connections explicit can have a severely damping effect on career trajectories. As a result, we may note only one commonality between nearly every city flush with violence, filth, and economic depression: they’re all hardest hit.
At any rate, our list of liberalism’s logical conclusions is crowned with the following five jewels:
Fall River, Massachusetts (83)
Hawthorne, California (10)
Paterson, New Jersey (very few)
Detroit, Michigan (8)
With the urban nadir being Latin America’s long projectile vomit: Miami, eff ell aay (12).
Before discussing the issue further, I suspect readers don’t require advice on what the parenthetical figures represent. They are, obviously, each city’s non-diversity percentage. What exactly is the outlying pathogen in Fall River is unknown. Though the city is noteworthy for having both an extremely leftist tilt (only 7% registered republican) and the highest proportion of Portuguese descendants in America. Make of that what you will. But the evidence suggests Iberian shitlibs may be as societally toxic as our own former cotton gins.
And while Fall River might be an interesting topic, the Miami miasma is our primary focus tonight. In so many ways that city represents the inevitable offspring from a marriage of liberalism and the chamber of commerce. A sweaty snakeball shimmering in all the hues of brown. Here is its capsule description from the linked article:
No city in the United States is worse to live in than Miami. The city’s median home value of $245,000 is well above the national median of $181,200. However, with a median household income of only $31,917 a year, well below the national median of $53,657, most of these homes are either out of reach or a financial burden on most Miami residents. Like most of the worst cities to live in, more than one in every four people in Miami live in poverty. According to recently released research from the nonprofit think tank the Economic Policy Institute, the top 1% of earners in the Miami metro area make about $2 million annually, 45 times greater than the average income of the other 99% of earners. This earnings gap makes the metro area nearly the most unequal of any U.S. city.
Citywide violence is closely associated with a range of negative social and economic outcomes, including incarceration, unstable employment, lower cognitive functioning among children, and anxiety. A disproportionately large portion of Miami residents likely experience some of these outcomes as the city’s violent crime rate, at 1,060 incidents per 100,000 people, is several times higher than the national rate.
Let’s review those umm, outcomes again. Each of which is reportedly associated with violence and nothing else you may be contemplating whatsoever.
✅ unstable employment,
✅ anxiety, and
❌ Lower cognitive functioning
I don’t mean to tell these people how to analyze their data, but that last item is the type of statement that cannonballs awkwardly honest observers onto the Hate pages. Let’s just call it intellectually oppressed and move ahead briskly. Though that’s actually not my only quibble. Rather than an “association” with those elements of misery, I think violence is another outcome itself. And what it is associated with is something these reporters were at least conscious enough to avoid mentioning. And just that savvy alone can keep a guy gorging on cubanos.
But think about what Miami represents to the patriotic American plutocrat. Immigration-driven demand spikes real estate prices as the labor supply glut simultaneously craters wages. Assets appreciate and labor costs decline. But that isn’t the only good news for campaign donors. Housing becomes unaffordable for the middle class, as Good Schools become the exclusive perquisite of wealth. Income inequality trends vertical, cultural capital evaporates, and pustules of competing foreign ethnicities battle as enthusiastically in the ballot box as they do on the streets. All of which results in some insufficiently discussed alliances:
Employers, landlords, and Soros united against xenophobia!
Of course not everyone lets the costs/wage gap interfere with a good time. The squall of penniless squatters enjoys a bounty of subsidized Section 8 housing. And Caribbean migrants are relatively sanguine about house prices overall, since each unit is evenly split between 12 families. The chaotic neighborhoods that result seem to seldom broach the conversation at country club cocktail hours, which remain jocular in light of robust consumption-based revenues. I told you immigration was good for The Economy.
Like most places in America, I’ve been to Miami. About the only visual hints of its national lineage are the English street signs. Though I did think some of the Cuban women were very attractive. One waitress in particular had quite an adhesive effect on my eyeballs. I mused on whisking her away to a place from which she’d never want to leave again. Like Cuba, for instance.