By Ethan Huff, NewsTarget, and TNS Editors
The City of Angels is looking a whole lot more like a Den of Demons these days, as the second-largest city in the United States descends into â€œcomplete breakdown,â€ according to Dr. Drew Pinsky, a longtime L.A. resident and radio personality whoÂ gave his takeÂ on the current crumbling state of the worldâ€™s biggest entertainment hub during a recent episode of â€œThe Ingraham Angle.â€
Rampant illegal immigration, homelessness, rodent infestation, and infectious disease are just a few of the many serious problems afflicting todayâ€™s LA, according to reports. And in the eyes of Dr. Pinsky, the California mecca is now, in many ways, worse off than many Third World countries because of it all.
â€œWe have a complete breakdown of the basic needs of civilization in Los Angeles right now,â€ Dr. Pinsky stated frankly to Laura Ingraham during the segment.
â€œWe have the three prongs of airborne disease, tuberculosis is exploding, (and) rodent-borne. We are one of the only cities in the country that doesnâ€™t have a rodent control program, and sanitation has broken down,â€ he further explained.
Dr. Pinskyâ€™s contentions come on the heels of disturbing reports about the spread of life-threatening illnesses like typhoid fever and bubonic plague, both of which are making a comeback in L.A. An L.A. police officer reportedly contracted typhoid fever recently, and bubonic plague, which killed tens of millions of people during the 14th century, is also â€œlikelyâ€ spreading in L.A. as well, according to Dr. Pinsky.
â€œThis is unbelievable,â€ Dr. Pinsky says about the horrific conditions that plague L.A. in 2019.
â€œI canâ€™t believe I live in a city where this is not Third World. This is medieval. Third World countries are insulted if they are accused of being like this. No city on Earth tolerates this. The entire population is at risk.â€
Despite having some of the highest tax rates in the country, Los Angeles is also crumblingÂ at the infrastructure level. As reported back in 2014, the writing was already on the wall for L.A. back then, with mainstream media reports explaining that:
â€œâ€¦ from buckling sidewalks to potholed thoroughfares to storm drains that canâ€™t handle a little rain, the infrastructure that holds the second-largest U.S. city together is suffering from years of deferred maintenance.â€
Much of California â€“ and much of the U.S. as a whole, for that matter â€“ is in similar serious disrepair. San Francisco has becomeÂ a giant toilet; Mississippiâ€™sÂ roadways are collapsing; and letâ€™s not even talk aboutÂ the bridges in Rhode Island.
One might try to exclusively blame Leftist politics for these failures, but letâ€™s face it: Both blueÂ and redÂ states are stricken with the types of political corruption that are causing this country to becomeÂ worseÂ than a Third World country â€“ or as Dr. Pinsky puts it, we have too many politicians that are â€œdisgustingly negligent,â€ at best.
â€œ[T]he government is somehow insisting that housing is the problem when in fact we have chronic mental illness, we have addiction, we have people who donâ€™t want to leave the streets,â€ Dr. Pinsky went on to explain to Ingraham, speaking specifically in the context of L.A.
â€œThey literally wonâ€™t take the housing if we give it to them. And thatâ€™s the population thatâ€™s vulnerable and is going to get so ill this summer. It scares me for their well-being.â€
On Monday theÂ New York Post reported that L.A. is collapsing further into third-world status:
With rats running everywhere among piles of decaying garbage, these shocking images of a tent city look like a sordid third world shanty â€” but are actually downtown Los Angeles.
â€œThe city of Los Angeles has become a giant trash receptacle,â€ Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez complained.
The decay covers large chunks of Skid Row, a sprawling 50-block area that is believed to be the base for around 4,200 homeless people.
â€œWhat century is this?â€ Lopez asked.
â€œIs it the 21st century in the largest city of a state that ranks among the worldâ€™s most robust economies, or did someone turn back the calendar a few hundred years?â€
He described someone even dumping â€œa fat load of poopâ€ in the streets among the rest of the dirt and depravity.
â€œIt used to be that illegal dumpers were a little more discreet, tossing their refuse in fields and gullies and remote outposts,â€ Lopez wrote.
â€œNow city streets are treated like dumpsters, or even toilets.â€
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.
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