☕ Morning fam,
Back to St. Louis, ugh. I don’t like talking about St. Louis, if I get off topic for even a day and come back to every single issue compounded. So imagine a week. Back to the same old headlines: murder, legislative dysfunction and everybody eating off black death/trauma.
There are no quick fixes. There’s no magic wand that’s gonna fix St. Louis. Regional leaders black and white buried their heads in the sand for years ignoring the many, many, many problems they created. Problems that exacerbated over the years. New and younger leaders ignored the problems in many cases created by family and friends. Now those issues have come back and bite them in the butt, Malcolm called it “Chickens Coming Home to Roost). There is no leadership, just people pushing self serving agendas. Politics is personal.
The region is on it’s last leg… violent crime, record homicides, unaccredited/provisionally accredited schools, blighted neighborhoods with dilapidated structures and empty lots, a crime ridden transit system and dead end jobs. In the city and county, a City Hall/County Exec and police force no one believes. Morale/Confidence level zero.
St. Louis is dying and the sad reality is the worst is yet to come.
Staying only makes the hole you’ll have to climb out of deeper.