This past President’s Day Weekend, there were a total of 26 people shot in Chicago on the black South and West Sides, eleven of them children under seventeen. One was one twelve, one was eight, another was seven. Three adults died from gunshots. So far this year, 52 people have been murdered by gunshots, most of them young and black and male, and another 222 wounded.
Then, over the same weekend, former president Barack Obama came back to Chicago from his Georgetown mansion for the NBA All-Star game, and also to visit with the new African American lesbian Mayor Lori Lightfoot, to talk about the proposed Obama Presidential Center; their mutual love of basketball; as well as “other ways of working together to enhance all our Chicago communities.”
Barack’s meeting with Lightfoot came just days after protesters staged a sit-in at City Hall demanding a meeting with her to discuss ways to protect lower-income residents who live near the site of the proposed Obama Center from displacement. But Barack got right in.
Meanwhile, on the national political scene, the socialist media is trying to take down billionaire democratic Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg for being a racist, digging up an interview he did over ten years ago at the height of the housing crisis that started the 2008 recession, in which he said that getting rid of “redlining” – which the media said was “a biased housing practice that stopped banks from providing mortgages in low-income, largely minority neighborhoods” – which Bloomberg blamed for the collapse.
It’s absolutely true, but apparently Bloomberg is not socialist enough and must be taken down as a racist.
In two other front-page stories in the Chicago Sun Times over President’s weekend, Gov. J.B. Pritzker gave a sneak preview of his new budget, which his office said would include a $147 million increase in funding for the Department of Children and Family Services, increasing the agency’s headcount to 3,056 employees, up from 2,758 employed in 2018, to help the already overburdened caseworkers.
The other story announced the closing of between 19 to 25 Catholic churches the next few years in the city, once the largest Archdiocese in the country.
It was all just another President’s weekend of black-on-black carnage and black politics in the nation’s third largest city. Or, as Mark Twain once said: “The Civil War was a blot on our history, but not as great a blot as the buying and selling of Negro souls.”
Because though Barack Obama and Lori Lightfoot did not create the black-on-black genocide in Chicago – it goes all the way back to the segregation of Richard J. Daley and the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, and the drug war and welfare state that followed, which has violently ended the lives of more than 35,000 mostly young black males – the current administration of Lori Lightfoot, advised by Barack and 60s bomb maker Bill “I hate (white) America” Ayers, are playing the black community to the political, socialist hilt.
After the announcement came of the weekend’s shooting tally, and her meeting with Barack, Mayor Lori tweeted out: “Adults are failing these children. We cannot normalize children and teens with guns. We need more supports, more love and more accountability. As a city, we have a fundamental obligation to ensure the safety of our children so that they can pursue their dreams and live a life free from violence. Each and every one of us needs to step up and play a role in fulfilling that commitment.”
In SocialistSpeak, this “more supports, more love and more accountability,” means more socialist investment in the black community, like Pritzker’s additional DCFS workers; more accountability in terms of the police, who Bill Ayers and Barack have demonized as the cause of all the black Chicago suffering. And love in war zone black neighborhoods? Well, you’ll have to figure that one out.
The love for blacks in the always brutal city used to come from the churches, especially the strong gospel churches with their joyous choirs and uplifting sermons, of hope in the midst of all the despair. But the old gospel preachers of Dr. King’s generation are dying off, leaving no one to take their place. The catholic churches, too, are closing, due to the relentless pursuit of sexual abuse in the clergy and its lawsuits.
One of the few Catholic churches left on the black South Side that is not closing is St. Sabina, on 74th Street, led by Father Michael Pfleger, of German ancestry, a good friend of Barack’s and Bill Ayers’, who preaches to his black congregation that all the killing around them is caused by Ayers’ “system of white” supremacy, and that even the shooters are victims who should not be prosecuted.
This idea of black victimization has been spread over decades by Ayers and his socialist community organizers throughout the South and West Sides, teaching blacks, especially young blacks, that white society and its capitalism are the Devil, that it is the socialist state that will empty the prisons and take care of them.
So, this President’s week, with Barack revisiting Chicago it might be appropriate to revisit the ghetto rap song of the best of them all, Tupac Shakur of Oakland, who himself was cut down at age 25. He wrote the letter in rap during the Clinton years, but is even more intensely applicable today.
“Uh, dear Mr. President. What’s happenin’?
I’m writin’ you because
Shit is still real fucked up in my neighborhood
Pretty much the same way
Right around the time when you got elected…
Ain’t nothin’ changed. All the promises you made, before you got elected… they ain’t came true
(Tell me what to do, these niggas actin’ up in the hood)
(Send mo’ troops, dear Mr. President)
Me and my homies is wonderin’ what’s goin’ on… holla!
(Tell me what to do, these niggas actin’ up in the hood)
(Send mo’ troops…)
Heavenly Father, may I holla at you briefly?
I wanna meet the President, but will he meet me?
Is he scared to look inside the eyes of a thug nigga?
We tired of being scapegoats for this capitalistic drug dealin’
How hypocritical is Liberty?
That blind bitch ain’t never did shit for me
My history full of casket and scars
My own black nation at war, whole family behind bars
And they wonder why we scarred, 13 lookin’ hard
Sister had a baby as an adolescent, where was God?
Somewhere in the middle of my mind
Is a nigga on the tightrope, screamin’, “Let him die!”
Can’t lie, I’m a thug, drownin’ in my own blood
Lookin’ for the reason that my momma’s strung out on drugs
Down to die for everything I represent
Meant every word in my letter to the President
Blacks is broke, think it’s a joke that we livin’ low?
Y’all sniffin’ blow and postin’ what they hittin’ fo’?
Tell the secretary it’s necessary we get paid
Look what you made, little kids gettin’ sprayed
Day after day, and night after night
Battles and wars to the daylight
We might change and rearrange if you do somethin’
‘Til then we gonna keep it comin’, Mr. President
And I meant every word in my letter to the President”