Yep. In their election yesterday of the “progressive” choice, Chicago voters (or however it is that they decide these things there) picked the candidate who thinks law and order is racist. So on with the descent into hell. Probably this election should be enough to empty out Chicago of anyone who loves their children.
After all, four more years of gang-bangers and car-jackers running the city should be enough to convince even those not paying attention that Chicago will be kind of tough on kids. What with a school system that doesn’t teach, an open-air drug market on every corner and a race war brewing in the streets you’d have to be an idiot not to get your kids the hell out of there. So, Chicago will become like Detroit, a city of those who can’t get out. The criminals will feed on the weak and the strong will become the political leaders and feed on the weak and misery will dominate a once great American city.
But that’s the dynamic. The Democrats have their people and they will keep them in charge regardless of how miserable conditions become. So be it. Democracy says it respects the will of the people no matter how stupid it is. We might as well too. We’ll see how this pattern plays out. All the larger urban centers, especially those in the blue states will probably follow suit.
Now, how does this election impact us? Only as a confirmation that we are beyond thinking that the consequences of the Left’s policies will convince people to throw them out of office in the areas where their natural constituencies predominate. This is the evolution of dependency that began with the Great Society programs of the 1960s; whole cities and even regions made up of nothing but people subsisting on welfare.
The parts of the country we need to consider are the ones where there are enough people left who still want a future. These are the places that may have a chance to head off the same fate. To do this they need to strictly enforce immigration laws and limit welfare benefits to only the truly deserving. Doing this will be an enormous struggle against the full power of the federal government pushing for the opposite of these policies. Florida and some of the other red states are the test cases for this. The struggle will be for them to get their cities under control, even against the will of the “democratic” majorities within them. If they can’t then eventually the functional population will be outnumbered by the non-functional urban dwellers and these states will become blue states. And they will join Chicago and Illinois.
There you have it. Another data point in the evidence of our decay. In the same week we had Donald Trump victimized by the anarcho-tyrannical nincompoop that George Soros installed as Manhattan’s district attorney. And Wisconsin elected a progressive state supreme court justice to tip the balance of that court progressive. Everything moving along nicely toward the hive future we’ve been promised. Let’s hope there are a few good men who plan to put up a fight. But we won’t find them in Chicago.