Residents of Cupertino, Calif., and the surrounding enclaves populated by wealthy liberals will soon have the opportunity to attend a government-sponsored "poverty simulation" designed to educate participants on "the reality of a Silicon Valley that grows in disparity as much as prosperity."
The event will take place on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cupertino Senior Center. During the two-hour simulation, participants will "work to overcome barriers to social services, live off insufficient income, and encounter unforeseen economic obstacles along the way," according to the City of Cupertino website.
The poverty simulation will be hosted by the city and two local nonprofits, West Valley Community Services and Step Up Silicon Valley. The latter group describes itself as a "social innovation network focused on reducing poverty."
The City of Cupertino, West Valley Community Services, & Step Up Silicon Valley are hosting a Poverty Simulation on Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to noon at Cupertino Community Hall.
— City of Cupertino (@CityofCupertino) September 25, 2019
Cupertino, site of Apple headquarters, has a median household income of more than $150,000—well above the national median of $60,000. Users of the popular social-networking website Twitter, which is headquartered about an hour's drive away in San Francisco, have noted the absurdity of rich, tech-industry liberals who have turned a once-great city into an unlivable hellscape in turn having little to offer in terms of actual solutions beyond a "simulation" designed to allow its rich, liberal attendees to publicly express their opposition to poverty. Good for them.