It is difficult to know what to think when you see a photo published appearing to show two people, their pants down, brazenly copulating along Benson Boulevard during rush hour traffic, in broad daylight.

Welcome to Anchorage. The headline above the shocking image, “Descent into depravity, as summer of love, lawlessness comes to Anchorage,” at MustReadAlaska.com pretty much sums it up, we suppose. It does, indeed, depict mindless depravity.

We have seen similar tableaux, and sometimes worse, in recent weeks and months, in Spenard and in Midtown. They are a rude jolt to the senses, a slap at decency, more tears in a fraying societal fabric.

Anchorage has changed drastically over the past few years – and not for the better.

We have beggars on corners across the city, itinerant tent camps with their garbage and human waste blocking sidewalks and businesses. We have public urination and defecation, not to mention rampant drug use and its attendant crime and violence. We are spending millions upon millions on the homeless, but their numbers seem to remain constant and residents are treated daily to scenes such as the one in the photo mentioned earlier.

What is it exactly we are supposed to tell our kids when they happen upon such a scene? What do we tell ourselves as we watch the steady erosion of the quality of life in this city?

Our question: When will the administration of Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and our august Assembly finally act?

6 Responses to When?

  1. Marlin Savage June 29, 2020 at 9:28 am

    The guy is just doing to her what mini mayor is doing to the taxpayers of Anchorage……….

  2. Marlin Savage June 29, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Actually, I should have said, the guy is just doing to her what the mini mayor and the asinine assembly are doing to the Taxpayers of Anchorage………….

  3. John London June 29, 2020 at 11:03 am

    They won’t act. Believe it or not a lot of misanthrope’s in high places actually think that the summer of love, Woodstock and the 60’s were good for the country.
    Anything was and is better than normal America to them, brainwashed and conditioned by University leftist professors to think this way.
    IT’s a sad commentary on people that think they are smart but really can’t think and have a skewed portrait of history in their heads and can’t see that all of their “progressive” antics have happened many times through history with dire results.
    And as human nature is static, this will happen once again.
    But then, they are anarchist also and as long as their sordid dreams refuse to come true, they would rather see it all torn down than admit they were wrong.

  4. Fred Flintstone June 29, 2020 at 11:51 am

    I remember when I was young and stupid in the 70s, being on the lookout for cops whenever I thought I’d try getting away with something. They had eyes everywhere and they were not to be messed with.

    Today? Zero consequences. Walk out of Fred Meyer with a stolen TV, jump in a stolen car, race down Muldoon laughing your head off.

    Unless you forgot to click your seat belt. In that case you’re really in trouble, buster.

  5. El Aye June 30, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Move along, nothing to see here……. Way to make Anchorage proud Mayor Berkleywitz.

  6. ZJ June 30, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Sounds like a pretty good time to move out of the state, maybe south towards Nevada for starters.


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