Given the dominate political force in big cities for the last fifty years or more it appears that those who have sown the wind have little clue as to what the blowing twisting thing coming for them is.
As is often the case Oleg Volk says things far better than I can:
Parks usually warn visitors not to feed wild animals. Habituated to handouts, creatures such as bears get aggressive and attack visitors who disappoint them by not providing the expected food. Then the park rangers have to shoot the “problem bears”. It’s the same with the people: habituating them to handouts and letting them think the handouts are tribute is a surefire way of getting riots when the bread and circuses cease or merely decrease.