Super-rich Tech Titan Turns on San Francisco’s ‘Riff-Raff’ Homeless
US entrepreneur Justin Keller published an open letter to San Francisco mayor Ed Lee this week, complaining about having to see poor ‘people sprawled across the sidewalk, tent cities, human feces, and the faces of addiction’ on his walk to and from work.
“I know people are frustrated about gentrification happening in the city, but the reality is, we live in a free market society,” Mr Keller, who moved there three years ago, complained.
“The wealthy working people have earned their right to live in the city. They went out, got an education, work hard, and earned it. I shouldn’t have to worry about being accosted. I shouldn’t have to see the pain, struggle, and despair of homeless people to and from my way to work every day,’ he grumbled.
Though numerous bloggers quickly suspected the start-up financier might be simply another Martin Skrekl-style self-publicist/ troll, Keller published his post just as news emerged that Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has become so frightened of his users that he’s hired a team of 16 bodyguards to protect his palatial Palo Alto mansion 24/7.
“You’re touching hundreds of millions of people,” A ‘Silicon Valley insider told the New York Post.
“All the CEOs get threats, and they take them very seriously.” (New York Post)