One of the most erudite members of the Watcher's Council is the blogger who goes by the nom de guerre Bookworm Room. She was born in San Francisco and has spent her life in or near the city. She has recently penned a long and educational missive on how the city has been degraded over the past near half century of "progressive rule." Here is a snippet from Bookworm Room:
This has been a really long post — the longest, I think, that I have ever written. I write it as a tocsin, warning Americans that there is nothing benign about American Leftism, and that it is even more dangerous than the nanny state some people seem willing to accept as the price of living in the modern world. Because American leftists are as committed to elevating the rights of the criminals, the crazies and the perverts as they are to taxing, quashing and directing the middle and working classes, we can anticipate the worst of all possible worlds: an America in which ordinary people live under totalitarian control and socialist taxation, while the worst elements in every society are allowed to run rampant.