In Taki’s Mag, Taki Theodoracopulos explains that in New York City (the Bagel, as he calls it), the Golden Geese (the city’s wealthy residents) are flying south because of exorbitant taxation and soaring crime. He writes:
Uncharacteristically, the golden geese are fleeing south in April, and by that I mean the fat cats have fled and are fleeing to Florida and other points south, leaving the muggers, the homeless, the gang members, and Taki behind. Tax-heavy, high-cost Bagel may be a magnet for criminals but a turnoff for banks and investment houses that are drawn to low-tax states like Florida and Texas. Here are the facts: Crime and disorder are way up, homicides have spiked to 46.7 percent, and shootings 97 percent. It is the largest increase in at least sixty years. New bail laws turning every criminal suspect loose have emptied the jails. Homelessness has hit a level unseen since the Great Depression. The Bagel has 80,000 homeless, some of them parked outside glitzy Park Avenue abodes like mine.
Taxes are exorbitant and going up fast. Sales taxes are the highest in the nation, as is the cost of living. What do Bagel dwellers get in return? From what I’ve seen, soaring crime, the mentally ill and the homeless occupying public spaces, and a nonstop campaign by the news media against white supremacists, a species I have yet to encounter in the mean streets of Noo Yawk. So what am I doing here when I could be living among the cows in good old Helvetia? Well, it’s a bit like slumming, what we used to do when we were young and went up to Harlem looking for trouble. Top businesses are looking for the exits, yet the clowns who rule the Bagel have just pushed through a massive new fund of 2.1 billion smackers for illegal immigrants, and they are also pushing hard for them to legally vote. As in the case of the BBC back in Blighty, there is a chasm between the blow-dried types who report the news and the schmucks who pay for their blow-dries. Thousands of empty storefronts, dirty streets and unsafe subways, black-on-black crime through the roof, and anarchy during BLM rallies, but the news reports are mostly about law enforcement being a racist occupying force that should be resisted.
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