San Francisco’s Retail Apocalypse
The city of San Francisco was once one of America’s beautiful urban areas. Many songs have been written about it. Today, San Francisco is a city that is more known for homelessness, crime, and illegal drug use.
A new poll by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce shows 8 out of 10 residents in San Francisco consider crime has worsened in recent years. It’s the second year in a row residents are saying crime has increased – with 70% feeling the quality of life in San Francisco has declined.
Around 88% of people said homelessness has worsened in recent years, and 80% viewed addressing this homeless crisis as a high priority.
The shoplifting rate is so high, many businesses have had to close. Walgreens has shuttered 17 of its stores in the San Francisco area in the past five years, and the company said thefts in the area are four times more likely than anywhere else in the country, as executives budgeted 35 times more for security personnel to guard the chains.
People are so bold at theft, they would walk into a Walgreens, fill up a bag with goods, and casually walk out the front door. The clerks don’t do anything to prevent the theft because they can’t. It’s not worth risking your life to stop a crime that will never be prosecuted. Some stores have security, but they are only there for show, and the thieves know it.
“It’s going to be lawsuits. Obviously, they don’t want ourselves or anybody else to get injured while we’re out here attempting to make these apprehensions and leave it to law enforcement,” Kevin Greathouse, a security guard at a San Francisco-based Walgreens who carries a handgun, a taser, and pepper spray, told ABC 7 News.
“I don’t have any intention of getting stabbed for $60 worth of stuff,” he told ABC 7 News.
In San Francisco, thefts under $950 are considered a misdemeanor. Suspected criminals are often issued citations instead of spending time in jail ahead of their court date. In most cases, thieves will have their case thrown out if they skip their court appearances. Only a fool would bother to show up to court. They might as well have a death penalty for stealing where they will only hang people who show up to their own execution.
Target stores in San Francisco are now closing early, moving from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a Financial District store closing as early as 5 p.m. on Saturday, according to the hours listed on its website.
Target told KPIX5 the decision to adjust its store hours in San Francisco was related to theft, with a spokesperson confirming: “For more than a month, we’ve been experiencing a significant and an alarming rise in theft and security incidents at our San Francisco stores, similar to reports from other retailers in the area.”
As the city leaders do nothing, the criminals are only getting bolder. A mob of looters was captured on film ransacking a Neiman Marcus store in San Francisco – smashing display cases, stealing handbags, and running out of the building before the police arrived at around 6 p.m., according to the Washington Examiner.
The merchandise-laden suspects were seen running out of the store before jumping into a getaway car that sped off. According to KTVU’s Henry K. Lee, at least 9 people were involved.
So many people have stolen shopping carts from this Market St. Safeway, you can only use them inside, and they have long poles so they won’t fit through the doors to roll outside.
In San Francisco, a restaurant needs a special permit to serve alcohol outside. A drug dealer can openly sell cocaine on the street right in front of a cop.
San Francisco is run by people who are pro-criminals. Kate Chatfield, a senior director in far-left District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s office, downplayed safety concerns by making the matter about racism.
When told husbands are scared for their wives and family, she said “the ‘crime surge’ crowd shares the same ideology as The Birth of a Nation,” referring to an early 20th-century white supremacist film.
Chatfield locked her Twitter account – making it so only her followers can see her tweets – after her comment about crime fears drew sharp criticism online.
A possible outcome of San Francisco’s lawlessness is the rise of someone who will restore order. This happens many times in third-world countries. The person who comes to power is normally a dictator. I don’t think, if one who comes to power over the US, this person will be the Antichrist, but he could set the pattern for the one who comes to save Europe from itself.
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn” (Proverbs 29:2).
Wicked Worship Forewarned
We continue to be witness of Satan’s unrelenting drive to set up the geopolitical arm of his coming Antichrist regime. Now comes into view newly invigorated efforts to establish the religious arm of that evil empire which will be ruled over by Antichrist’s chief henchman, the False Prophet. And it is a reinvigorated effort—not one that has ceased since the mantra of global warming first came into the lexicon.
By now, the global warming prophets forewarned three or more decades ago, parts of major coastal areas such as New York City would be many feet under ocean water because of melting icebergs, etc. Instead, temperatures have been in perceptible decline, and these same prophets are calling the danger we face by this non-global warming trend “climate change.” They are predicting that the changes taking place are, of course, due to man’s—particularly those of us in America—having callous disregard for our carbon emissions—even though there are nations such as China, India, and others, not America, whose environments suffer the billowing clouds of sulfur dioxide and other hideous-sounding clouds of suffocation.
The climate-change elitists—the globalists who want more than anything to control everyone and everything on planet earth, know they can’t influence the Chinese dictators in the slightest. These look to the wooly-minded progressives of the Western nations. These ideological lemmings are easily manipulable. They fall for anything and everything that makes them feel as if they are their own gods and are themselves in control. They want no other deity than themselves to direct them. They want to do what is right in their own eyes, as God’s Word describes their sin-darkened spiritual condition.
Therefore, Satan’s human minions, backed by the supernatural minions of Ephesians 6:12, continue to mount an all-out assault on America. They tie their militant blueprint all together with the Marxist/socialist opiate of wealth redistribution, guilt-ridden need for racial repentance, and movement away from biblical truth through speciously recreating what constitutes human gender/sexuality and the concept of scientific origins regarding this big, blue marble.
And make no mistake, climate change is the religion that will be the fanatic system of control that emerges in some final form to meld with the marks-and-numbers system of Revelation 13:16–18. We are seeing that hellish system develop at a rapid rate. It can’t be perceived so much by looking at the populations of earth calling for it at this point. But the elite are all on board, with their billions and even trillions of dollars, to control the way they want things to go. And at the center of that effort to control is the current (I believe demonically contrived) so-called pandemic.
Demand to comply with vaccinations in order to ever again have a semblance of freedoms and normal life activity is being used in the most brilliantly evil way to control the masses. It is directed masterfully by the master of deceit, Lucifer the fallen one.
It is the developing religion of the Tribulation era. At the heart of this anti-God worship system is man’s making God’s creation the object of desire, rather than the Creator Himself.
Paul the apostle, through inspiration of the Holy Spirit, described this false religion, which is as old as the serpent himself.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. (Romans 1:20–25)
Making the earth the object of mankind’s desire—to “save” the planet and thus “save” ourselves—is as wicked as was the worship system of the ancient past described by Paul. It is replacing God in the equation of the ruling authority over the creation, making the creation itself the object of worship. God is neither needed nor wanted in this totally evil religion. Mother Earth takes God’s place, and now even the Catholic Pope is part of the wickedness, as he has signed on to Agenda 31 and the climate-change mantra.
All one needs do to see the state of reprobate thinking of those who wish to control us is to consider the words of the current occupant of the White House and others of that administration. In talking about the tragic collapse of the high-rise condominium in Florida, Mr. Biden conjectured whether it was caused by climate change. Some of his administration were even more direct in conflating the tragedy with the climate-change crisis, as they see it. As a matter of fact, the administration officials have declared climate change to be the world’s greatest crisis. Some among them have labeled climate change deniers as eco-terrorists who should be executed.
Only man can stop the climate-change disasters to come—if indeed there is time to do so, according to these progressive thinkers. The earth is fragile and on the verge of being completely destroyed because of man’s—especially America’s—evil green gas discharge and other ecological misdeeds.
I challenge them to read Job chapter 38 through the end of that book. The God of Heaven –who created all that is—had some pretty interesting questions for Job, and for all of mankind.
Here is what He told the prophet Jeremiah to say, in context of His promises to Israel. It is an uncompromising indication of just who He thinks is in control of this earth.
Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD. (Jeremiah 31:35–37)