Le’s face it, Jamaica Queens is a mess, no matter what some people will say.
It is a mess, it has hit below rock bottom, it is a garbage dumping ground, it is filled with low class ghetto people who do not give a shit, it is filled with “so called upstanding citizens” who also do not give a shit and do not take any kind of action, it is filled with totally useless and corrupt elected leaders who not only do not give a shit, but do very little or nothing at all to help improve the area
and it is pretty much the wild wild west where anything goes and there are very little consequences for behavior. Want to put a car on the street without a license plate, go right ahead, because very little will happen. Want to toss your baby’s diaper or fast food containers on the sidewalk, well go ahead, you will not receive a littering summons. Want to create illegal apartments in your building, no problem, Department of Building is as useless as 12 years of Councilman Leroy Comrie. Want to keep your vacant lot a garbage dump, go right ahead. Want to………………………………well you get the point.
My question. Who exactly benefits by keeping Jamaica a low class rock bottom ghetto community?
The answer. No one. Not a damn soul. Not one of our greedy useless politicians, not any of our businesses, not any home owners, no one. Everyone suffers when a community become a ghetto. Property values go down, quality businesses do not want to come into the area, businesses in the area suffer, social services get cut, good people move out while more low class shit moves in, crime rises and quality of life goes completely down hill.
So why keep Jamaica this way. I wish I had an answer.
Of course the huge disparity of income between the haves and the have nots does not help, even that concept leads to disaster, just like it did in the depression and just like it does in the present. When huge groups of people move from middle class to lower class or when people have no money to spend, nothing gets put into the economy, it stagnates and even the rich lose out, because they are not making huge strides as well as they would in a healthy economy.
So, again I will ask, why keep Jamaica a ghetto?
The local elected leaders, business leaders, preachers, ministers and other leaders of the community, you need to get your shit together and do something. Think Jamaica cannot get any lower, dead wrong, because if you do not do something now, Jamaica will become even worse than it is now. I do not think there is any bottom to hit, is just keeps going down into the abyss.