It’s so bad that the leader of Miami’s largest Hispanic gay group unloads in the Miami Herald:
It shows our city as nothing short of a warzone – Filthy streets, a drive by shooting, multiple cars crashed in the process, and total chaos on the streets. This is unacceptable and must be controlled before we totally lose our city, tourism & residents. It is not limited to Ocean Drive or Collins – there isn’t a residential street in South Beach not affected by tons of garbage, crime to our vehicles, excessive noise 24 hours a day, and simply a lack of respect for our community, citizens & property. THIS is the image the world see of our “American Riviera”.
I can remember twenty years ago having to explain to a group of Englishmen why people got carjacked and shot after they left Miami airport. And that’s still going on. South Florida is still the place where the animals are tame and the people run wild, and that’s been going on for a long time.
But Mr. Sosa asks the key question:
When did perceived political or social correctness override the safety & well-being of a community? This is not a race, economic or ethnic issue, it is an issue of visitors who have a total lack of respect for our community, its property & citizens. I know hotel rooms are filled, but at what price and for how long?
Political correctness drives just about everything in our political life. The LGBT community has been a prime beneficiary of this, but now we see the blowback to that.
Perhaps if we stop our endless obsession with rights and take a hard look at reality, we’d get somewhere. Perhaps.