So between police action directed towards street "bums", and incapacitated alcoholics, drug addicts and other mental defectives housed in medical facilities aka mental hospitals, the streets were relatively clear of the encampments we see today.
I've been saying for some time that the solution - re-opening mental institutions - won't be be implemented until proglibs spearhead he movement. That's because they were the ones who advocated shuttering the facilities in the first place. But, as a ironic twist of cosmic fate, who bears the brunt of these misguided policies?
Proglibs. Progs are the ones suffering the most, and it will be they, and they alone who, after their collective 'come to Jesus' moment, who will initiate a return to normalcy. And thus the long redemption arc by which emotional libs are forced to confront their poorly thought out schemes of yesteryear will finally mature in this regard as they push for new instititions.
The problem with that is the proglibs want to identify Christians, conservatives and gun owners as mentally ill.
We see it already starting with red flag gun laws.
Eventually they’ll try to put all of us in those institutions!