I wrote about the people abandoning NYC; it wouldn’t be fair it ignore the flight from LA. Hollywood’s Apocalypse NOW: Rich and famous are fleeing in droves as liberal politics and coronavirus turn City of Dreams into cesspit plagued by junkies and violent criminals.
[Danny O'Brien owner of Watford Moving & Storage], 58, who moved to LA from London 34 years ago, is also planning to move to Tennessee.
'Liberal politics has destroyed this city,' he says. 'The homeless encampments are legal and there's nothing the police can do. White, affluent middle-class folk are getting out. People don't feel safe any more.'
The rich are getting, or have gotten, out. The middle class is also fleeing. I hope that they remember what policies and politicians did to LA, so they don’t vote for the same crap wherever they go. I’m not hopeful.
[Veteran publicist Ed Lozzi says:] When I first arrived in LA 40 years ago, the town smelled of orange blossoms. Now the streets stink of urine. There is a beautiful park in Westwood but you can’t go there because there are people slumped on the ground and you step on a carpet of needles.
Why would anyone stay under those conditions? (Hat tip to Animal Magnetism.)
For my post on people leaving New York City, see Will The Last Person to Leave New York City…