I've been to Portland quite a few times.Can one the of the American chaps here please explain to me in as succinct a manner as possible what on earth is wrong with Portland? I mean, does it even function as a city any more?
Portland is a Seattle lite and also shares similar traits as San Francisco. Outside of Portland, the state of Oregon is predominantly conservative. And I mean literally 20 to 30 minutes outside of Portland. Portland has deteriorated slowly since the 1970's, post-hippie era. Cities like Seattle, Portland and San Francisco were the cities that hippies and socialists flocked to, to practice their free love, anti-government culture. If your life sucks, it's the government's fault. those three cities also enabled mediocrity, unemployment and homelessness. The cities and state pass more taxes for social programs that don't work. The homeless and unemployed have maps and schedules to show when and where food banks are opened to get free food every day of the week.
The state will also pay you unemployment if you have a "disability" and are seeking medical treatment, like PTSD after Trump was elected, or claustrophobia, or ADD or ADHD, or if you're on the "spectrum." San Francisco has gone so far as to have public places where you can go to inject illegal drugs!
When people call public school and college "liberal indoctrination camps," They're not kidding. They teach that Christianity is bad, white people are privileged, and that America was founded on slavery.
These young kids with skulls full of mush begin to get into activism and eventually grow up and run for city council positions. Eventually, all the political offices in Portland, and now a majority of the state, are held by left-wing extremists. Other people like these eventually become teachers and some become school board members where they push left-wing extremism.
The governor is a left-wing bisexual extremest with no kids that only got her job because Governor Kitzhaber got busted funneling state money to his girlfriend's business. After Kate Brown became the default governor, she was sure to win against any republican. Due to Portland and Eugene being liberal, no republican or conservative stands a chance.
Before Ted Wheeler, the mayor of Portland was Sam Adams. A gay man who got busted having sex with underage boys (16 or 17 years old). That's who Portland elected as the mayor multiple times.
During the 2008 financial crisis, Portland was a hot spot for "occupy Wall Street." Protesting and rioting are nothing new in Portland, but it's gotten worse since the mayor and governor have all but neutered the police. The left-wing district attorney in Portland announced he would not prosecute rioters who are arrested for destruction of private and public property. The Oregon State Police ad surrounding sheriffs offices have told Portland to pound sand; they aren't helping if criminals are not prosecuted.
In short, Portlanders are idiots who keep voting for liberal Marxist politicians and the mayor is hated by both the left and the right. The governor is a left-wing hack who is letting her state burn, in both senses, so that President Trump will activate the Oregon National Guard or send in the US military to quell the violence. Once he does that, then the democRATS have grounds to impeach him for overstepping his authority and they can paint him as a dictator.
Twenty years ago, Portland was a fun town where you could enjoy endless microbrews and great food. It had a quirky, odd attitude and it was more amusing than anything else. It had amazing restaurants, nice riverwalks, and fun festivals. Now, it's infested with crime and homelessness. The city has been abandoned by it's politicians.
They all blame President Trump, even though his fingerprints are nowhere on this. I suggest watching Tim Poole's videos on YouTube and following Andy Ngo on twitter. They are the only people reporting actual news.
Their narrative is falling apart, but Portlanders are too stupid to see that their state and local elected officials are the problem. They will elect more people just like them.
Kate Brown, and the district attorney have finally agreed to prosecute violent crimes, like assault and murder after one man was nearly beaten to death by BLM/ANTIFA and a Trump supporter was murdered after a pro-Trump rally last week. And they didn't do it to protect conservatives. They did it to protect ANTIFA from conservatives who've had enough.
Let me tell you what's legal to own in Oregon:
-Any semi-auto military style rifle
-Full auto machine guns (With ATF paperwork, photo ID, tax stamp, fingerprints and approval of the head of the county sheriff)
-Short barreled rifles (With ATF paperwork, photo ID, tax stamp, fingerprints and approval of the head of the county sheriff)
-Silencers (With ATF paperwork, photo ID, tax stamp, fingerprints and approval of the head of the county sheriff)
-Sawed-off shotguns (With ATF paperwork, photo ID, tax stamp, fingerprints and approval of the head of the county sheriff)
-Magazines of any capacity
-Shall-issue concealed carry license for a firearm (unless you have a felony, anyone can apply for a license and shall be approved, and carry concealed)
Let me tell you who owns these firearms and huge stockpiles of ammunition: conservatives!
If law enforcement dissolved and when ANTIFA/BLM move outside Portland city limits, it will be a bloodbath. They know their boundaries and they're staying there. It's only because everyone who lives in Portland is a candy-assed liberal.