To: Mayor Melvin Carter, the City Council, and Mayors and Councilors going back 30 years, except Norm Coleman
From: Mitch Berg, deplorable peasant
Re: Here

You’ve all given us years of obsessive emphasis and spending on virtue-signaling programs to appease upper-middle-class progressives – “Resilience”, bikeability, making the city less habitable for cars, as well as focusing on toxic trifles like pushing up the minimum wage (driving down employment), “sanctuary” (bringing more low-wage, low-skill labor to the city, driving down wages for poor, low-skill workers right here), light rail (destroying more jobs and businesses and increasing blight) and “density” (of housing for upper-middle-class progs), taking money and city attention from public safety.

Spending less on police; carrying on his predecessors’ policy of failing to up-charge gun offenders, basically abandoning pursuit of property crimes, keeping the city focused on punishing property owners rather than criminals, and acting as if there’s really no problem.

And while you and city council don’t run the public school system, they are part of the same political machine that does. The ongoing collapse of the public school system (except for a few islands where the relatively few children of the “high density” progressive caste go, when they don’t go to private school) is correlated with crime in the community. They knew this in New York in the sixties; kids who graduate with terrible educations (as St. Paul kids increasingly do) and limited prospects for the undereducated (as Saint Paul increasingly has) are more vulnerable to being enticed into crime, gangs, and becoming part of the blight. As the schools get worse (and they are, and nothing the School Board is doing will ever stop it), it’ll contribute more to the city’s blight. And while blight may not cause crime, you don’t have to be a sociologist to note the correlation.

As a result? Calls go unanswered, crimes go unsolved, property gets less secure, people who value secure property move elsewhere, “high density” makes housing less affordable while housing policy drives down values outside the high density areas, making owning property in the city a terrible investment, spurring more flight and more blight. Violent crime, defying a nationwide down trend, is surging.

It’s the same recipe that made San Francisco and Manhattan unlivable for people making less than mid six figures and drove out poor people to the inner ‘burbs; it’s in the process of doing the same for Seattle and Portland, while making vast swathes of Newark, Camden, Baltimore, Chicago, North Minneapolis and other cities into blighted shooting galleries.
None of it’s new.

And the voters of this city will keep voting you, your council, and the same policies into office. Just watch.

Not sure how you all pulled it off – getting a lifetime sinecure for jobs you’re currently failing at, and have been for decades, and I’m gonna bet you continue to fail at.


That is all.

10 thoughts on “Kudos

  1. Not sure how you all pulled it off

    That right there, perfectly explains the entire problem.

    It’s like progressives not understanding the 2016 election and pointing to racism, sexism and Russia as to why Trump happened.

    How about this slogan for the next Saint Paul election: VOTE REPUBLICAN – FOR THE CHILDREN.

    Ask the voters:

    Are your children safe on Saint Paul street?
    Are your children prepared for college by Saint Paul schools?
    Wouldn’t the money you pay in high taxes be better spent on your kid’s college fund?
    Will your kids be able to afford to live in Saint Paul?
    Is the city clean enough for children with the poop, needles littering the streets and mentally ill homeless wandering about.
    Is the water safe?
    How much time do your children spend on school buses and are they safe on them?

    Here is a little history of Saint Paul, spiced with by bit of rumor.

    In the late 1960’s, my old Boy Scout master, Charlie McCarthy, got a snowbird ticket. Being a gadfly who knew everyone and was known by everyone, he slipped down to city hall and tried to sweet talk the bursar out of the ticket.

    “Gosh, Charlie,” she said, “you’re lucky your street got plowed.” (It had been an exceptionally snowy winter and the city had burned through its entire contingency fund.)


    “So pay up, the city needs the cash.”

    Charlies then launch a “the city is broke and I will fix it campaign” and won. He supported police and fire and waged war on bloated government.

    He became known as Supermayor and drove around town in a “new 1970 Lincoln Continental, outfitted with flashing red lights, sirens, police and fire radio and other law enforcement tools.”

    See this article from KSTP

    How about putting a little life back into the race?


  2. As boomers continue to rapidly age, many are finding themselves trapped in cities and states that have rotted beneath their feet.

    They realize their living conditions have deteriorated, they have little to nothing in common with a majority of their neighbors, and actively loath many. But they’ve reached an age where relocating to greener pastures is no longer an option.

    Their retirement nest eggs are dwindling faster than they could have ever anticipated as the reprobate leftists running the show feed their own rapacious appetites, and bribe other parasites with ever growing taxes, not even sparing their measly Social Security payments.

    They no longer count on passing their homes and treasures along to their kids; they just hope they can hold on to them long enough to die before they are rendered paupers.

    I feel bad for those folks.

  3. Greg, I was living in St. Paul during the Randy Kelly and Norm Coleman years. They were bookended by reprobates, of course, but during those years I actually had some hope for the city. I even got so enthused I ran for school board.

    After witnessing the mob of degenerates drag Kelly around by his hair, we got the f*ck out of there. Of course by then we were only fooling ourselves, and realized zippy quick moving to another metro city was just moving the deckchairs on a sinking ship.

    We’ve landed in a deep red town in a deep red state, but I’m more active in local politics than ever. We are safe for now, but there are reprobates circling our camp. We can’t run any further East, and I’m determined to put up one hell of a fight before I give a damn inch.

    We had a bunch of degenerate trannies try and run their perverted little scam at a nearby library a few days ago. I took time off work to join my fellow citizens in making them feel very unwanted.

    We also shamed the parents that brought their kids.


  4. Swiftee, after reading that article, I don’t think you ended up far enough away. Looks to me like the reprobates aren’t circling, they’ve infiltrated.

  5. I had to drive downtown Minneapolis yesterday afternoon. Hate driving there. One-ways, pedestrian malls, trains, jaywalkers and road construction are annoying enough, now the sidewalks and bike lanes are occupied by hipsters on Lime Green electric scooters, which apparently are exempt from all rules of sanity and safety. At least, that’s how they drive them.

    One nice thing – Minneapolis mounts PVC pipe standing upright along the white stripe separating car lanes from the bike/scooter lane. This has the effect of keeping bike/scooter traffic in their own lane (I was always able to stay in my lane, they rarely do in St. Paul). It’s a sensible safety enhancement that I wish St. Paul would adopt.

  6. Joe – I really hate those scooters, even if they aren’t lime green. Someone was talking about how they drove one around on ‘no car day” or something last week. I asked if the truck and trailer that drives all over every evening to collect them counts as a car. It doesn’t. Apparently the one that drops them off in the AM all charged up doesn’t count either.

    Someone is going to be killed/seriously injured by one of these. Not the rider – they’re going to hit someone though. I see people playing on phones (I guess distracted driving laws don’t count there), riding on walking paths or sidewalks, and plenty of non-driving age people on them. In chatting with a MPD officer about the laws regarding them, the coded phrase I got was “we’ve been told to let them be” . Not that I’m opposed – MPD has bigger issues to focus on. But, openly defying the law with no consequence can’t lead to good things.

  7. jdm, there are only a few large cities in SC, Spartanburg is #3 I think. You won’t see that kind of degeneracy in 90% of the state, which is why it’s important to make them feel unwelcome…and they do.

    That being said, it’s true that in the current year, globohomo is everywhere.

    Did you notice all of the supporters covered their faces? They’d catch hell from their neighbors if their identities were revealed.

  8. I liked how the “draq queens” were saying they were just reading books, which is why, of course, they came all dressed up and were sponsored by liberal advocacy groups. No, they wanted people, especially the next generation, to think it’s normal for men to dress up like a hooker and read books to children.

    In a world where rightful honor is being given to those who expose and punish child molesters, that last sentence ought to boggle our minds. We’re encouraging this….why?

  9. I have known two professional librarians on my life. One worked at the Minneapolis public library, one at a state university.
    “Librarians” are more liberal than public school teachers. They think that they are more necessary to civilization than doctors, nurses, cops, soldiers, etc.
    I call them “book stackers.”

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