That day has finally arrived.
For years, but especially over the past 12 months, George Soros-funded prosecutors and Marxist mayors like Bill de Blasio in New York City and London Breed in San Francisco have refused to crack down on petty crimes that escalate into major ones. In the name of 'respecting the Black Lives Matter movement,' these leftists have excused all manner of bad, and illegal, behavior, but especially shoplifting. Video clips of shoplifting "gangs" posted online show numerous individuals emptying store shelves of cosmetics, drugs and other supplies into garbage bags before sprinting out of the stores unmolested. And they continue to rob retailers blind because again, the leftists who run these cities aren't concerned about prosecuting those crimes because quite often they appear to involve 'persons of color,' so naturally, prosecuting them would be "racist" (even in California, apparently, where whites are no longer the majority).
But now the problem of outright theft is being compounded by an actual supply chain issue, as a shortage of workers on docks, driving trucks and on seafaring cargo vessels is preventing ships from being unloaded and goods being delivered to market, including, of course, over-the-counter drugs and other supplies, according to The Daily Mail:
Shelves in pharmacies across New York City have been left nearly barren because supplies are not getting through amid an ongoing global squeeze.
Stores such as CVS, Walgreens and Duane Reade are all running very low on goods.
Supplies are being held up on cargo ships that are taking up to four weeks to dock at US ports.
A lack of manpower to unload them and to drive goods around the US is causing a giant backlog.
"Experts have warned the government to intervene or face spiraling inflation and unemployment, as rocketing demand for goods in short supply pushes their prices up," the outlet continued. "US consumers have already seen prices of everyday items rise in recent months, with economists warning of an extended period of inflation that will push up the cost of living."
One Manhattan resident told the New York Post: "It looks like the Third World."
Adds a CVS employee, "They’ve all been stolen."
So-called 'bail reform' laws, which is to say left-wing prosecutors and city officials getting together to get rid of bail, have made shoplifting an excellent career choice. The Post reported on one 22-year-old who had been arrested in New York City on shoplifting charges 46 times and of course, was left on the street to continue stealing.
"The blame goes straight to the halls of power in Albany, said New York City top cop Dermot Shea," The Post reported, adding that Shea tweeted a response to the lunacy in recent days: "Insanity."
Because when there are no limits to human behavior, when there are no consequences for actions, then human nature is such that we are apt to continue such behaviors, which will only lead to a complete breakdown in society -- like the Marxists are striving for. You can't rebuild a free society in your authoritarian image unless you destroy the free society first, and that's exactly what these maniacs who run blue cities and states are attempting to do.
And it's working.
"Serial shoplifters, even if arrested, typically walk free the same day. Cases against them are often not prosecuted. Drug stores, filled with aisles of small necessities, offer an easy-to-harvest goldmine for thieves," The Post noted.
This is only going to get worse. And without a functional supply chain, the cities will collapse.