San Francisco in 2024, More like Orwell 1984
by Rich Cibotti
Before the world changed with the onset of COVID-19, San Francisco was dealing with real problems, like throwing widely used terms “down the memory hole.” This was done, and continues today, in order to create and control a new alternate reality that desperately tries to conceal the failings of progressive political policies.
The policies in San Francisco boil down to this: “Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought, in the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it”,—George Orwell, “1984”.
San Francisco took a very important step toward this new progressive “criminal justice” in late 2019. No, we didn’t stop crime. No, we didn’t stop all the open drug trading and use. No, we didn’t stop people from urinating and defecating in the streets. And the streets aren’t any cleaner or safer. What was accomplished, you may ask? The Board of Supervisors adopted new rules for referring to people in the criminal justice system.
Now there are no more convicted felons. Instead we have “Justice Involved Persons.” I will use the abbreviation JIPs for brevity. Addicts are a thing of the past; I think you are referring to “a person with a history of substance abuse.” And a released offender or parolee? You mean a “returning resident.”
Since then, we’ve witnessed the death of George Floyd and the rise of the “Defund the Police” movement. Those events led to the police themselves becoming the object of ire.
So, in keeping with the theme, the words “police” and “cop” seem to have very negative connotations. In fact, I don’t think we should be “labeled” the police anymore. Anyone who watches the news now thinks that all cops are racist, and it gives us all a bad name. I think we shall now be called “Justice Education Professionals,” or JEPs. Now we can finally shed the stigma of the police and cop labels. Think how much better the SFJEPD sounds. Thank goodness we finally solved this major (fake) problem.
But why should the absurdity stop there? I have the next step in this brave endeavor to change society. Why not eliminate felonies altogether? You cannot have felons if there are no felonies.
Think of all the fake change that will occur if we dump the word “felony.” Felony sounds bad, very mean to the JIPs. So let’s stop using that dirty word. It will be the best CompStat meeting ever—a reduction of 100 percent or more in felonious crime.
Robbery also sounds bad; let’s relabel that “unrequested wealth redistribution.” An intruder who decides to break into your house; no, that’s not right; sounds more like an “unannounced and uninvited houseguest.” Homeless also has a stigma to it now; let’s go with “housing challenged individual.” Of course, the actual behavior will not change, but that doesn’t matter. We will all feel good about it and the great progress we have made. And feelings are all that really matter.
San Francisco in 2024 The Epoch Times
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