Black People Are Safer in Chicago Than Florida?

The author of this American Greatness post makes the point that the NAACP is as shamelessly absurd as it possilby can be when it selects Florida as the place where black people are most at risk in America.

Obviously if you look at Chicago (or Detroit, Baltimore, New York, Atlanta, St Louis or Kansas City) more black people are being murdered, assaulted, raped, robbed or condemned to hopeless poverty than in Florida where law and order and  economic opportunity still exist.  The only thing that’s missing in Florida is the leftist propaganda that blames all of that blue city dysfunction on Republicans and white people.

The NAACP is a racket that blames black misery on everyone but who deserves it; the Democrat Party and the enablers in the black community that benefit from it.

Target Took a Billion Dollar Hit Because of Shoplifting and Other Crime

In the post George Floyd environment retailers are suffering enormous shoplifting losses in blue run cities.  Not surprisingly, these companies are closing down their stores in the worst hit areas including San Francisco, Portland and Chicago.

Hopefully Target and the others aren’t going to complain that they aren’t getting what they asked for when they backed the Democrats and the BLM movement.  After all law and order is just a dog whistle for racism.  Those brave shoplifters and stickup men are helping to strike a blow for black reparations one felony at a time.

The George Floyd Metastasis

I was doing a thought experiment on what the future of the blue states and in particular the blue cities would look like.  Until recently I assumed that once the Democrats were securely in charge of Washington DC that they’d finally rein in the mayhem and begin to reassert law and order in the cities like New York and Chicago that they rule over.

But I was completely wrong about that.  The recent mayoral election in Chicago and the prosecution for manslaughter of the Marine who attempted to stop an unhinged homeless man from assaulting old women on a New York City subway car illustrate the stabilization of the new normal in these places.  Soros funded prosecutors in both cities allow black criminals to escape without indictment for charges that have included murder.  While self-defense has now been criminalized in the case where the defendant is white.

If we extrapolate these practices going on indefinitely and try to predict the outcome for these places, I feel we can make some assumptions.

First off, it doesn’t take much imagination to figure out that relatively soon anyone with a family will decide to leave these cities.  And this won’t just include upper- and middle-class white families.  Basically, anyone who has the wherewithal will be trying to find a refuge away from the multitude of problems that these cities pose for children.  After all violence is only the worst of the problems.  Other major issues are the abysmal school systems, crumbling infrastructure, disappearing retail stores, endemic crime, skyrocketing taxes, fear of real estate price collapse and disappearing job market.

So, the cities will lose the majority of their middle-class residents.  And with the recent flight to remote workers, many of the biggest corporations are moving their headquarters and other locations out of the cities.  I think the template for what this will create is Detroit.  This was a major American city that allowed crime to destroy the wealth and importance it once had.

Detroit had an entrenched monopoly on one of the largest industrial sectors of the United States economy, the automobile manufacturing industry.  But by allowing crime to destabilize the environment it imploded.  It went from a population in 1950 of 1,850,000 to less than 650,000 today.  That’s a loss of 65% of its population.  And currently the city is a shambles with crumbling infrastructure and wide areas abandoned to such an extent that woods have grown up swallowing streets and houses in their path.  More than half the residents do not pay their real estate taxes and the city’s finances and politics are reminiscent of a third world country.  And horrendous crime rates have never been brought under control.

Now imagine this situation spreading to most of the large American cities.  Just think if every large metropolitan area from Washington DC to Boston becomes like Detroit.  It’s really not so hard to imagine.  DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Camden, Newark and a few other major population centers are already halfway along to Detroit status.  It won’t take much more ruin to finish them off.  And when New York city really hits the skids that will be one hell of a corpse.

And that is basically what the George Floyd revolution has brought.  In the same way that the civil rights riots of the 1960s killed Detroit so will the 2020 riots finish off the rest of these cities.  The next question is what happens to the areas outside of the cities?  Currently the Biden administration is continuing the Obama policy of moving the inner city poor out into the suburbs.  In effect they’re attempting to metastasize the inner-city cancer to the rest of the country.  And now with the immigrant invasion they’d like to supercharge the problem.

But I think there is a limit to this process and possibly the red state governments will take some steps to limit the damage.  I’ll take an optimistic stance on how this will play out.  I will speculate that as the decay of the cities proceeds the red states will take charge of these failed cities and strip them of self-governance and attempt to rehabilitate them.  How I see that happening is the idea that these corrupt failed city governments will be guilty of civil rights violations by not providing competent criminal justice services such as impartial police and courts.  In addition, by forcing the inhabitants to work for their relief checks they can limit their free time and the amount of criminal activity they get into.

Basically, these cities will be turned into detention centers to quarantine them from rest of the state.  School and work opportunities could be organized by the state government with the prospect of weaning the inhabitants from this dysfunctional existence and hopefully one day restoring these areas to a more normal existence.  But it will probably take a century to make that happen.

In the meantime, these areas will continue under competent law enforcement and the chaotic and violent existence that we are now seeing played out in the various blue cities won’t become the rule in the red states.

Now I don’t kid myself that this will happen easily.  Red state cities like St Louis and Houston will need to be tamed and brought back to law and order.  That will only happen when these states decide that lawlessness won’t be allowed to destroy the urban centers inside their boundaries.

And I don’t doubt that this will be complicated when the federal government attempts to stop this process of fixing these cities.  They have intentionally exacerbated these problems.  They won’t easily allow their sabotage to be undone.

But as I said I’m choosing the optimistic path for this essay.  It’s also possible that the red states will fail to solve this problem.  Then that leads to a different model, Brazil.

This Says it All for NYC and the Other Dem Cities

The people (and especially the women) of New York City have voted themselves into a suicide pact.

The Perfect Example


Jordan Neely was the embodiment of Black Lives Matter’s method for destroying America’s cities.  Here is a serial criminal who shook down subway passengers for money by screaming in their faces and threatening violence if they didn’t pay.  And these weren’t idle threats.  He had been arrested previously for four assaults and there is a video of him slamming a woman against the outside of a subway car.  At the time of his death, he had forty-two prior arrests.

The young man, a former Marine, who tried to hold him until the police came was doing what countless people probably wished they had the guts to do.  But now he’s facing the prospect of being prosecuted for murder.  So, this is the essence of what Barack Obama, BLM, Soros prosecutors and the Justice Department have created.  Black criminals are given free rein to harass, humiliate, terrorize and even assault innocent bystanders.  And if anyone tries to resist then this resistance will be criminalized to the full extent of the law.  Even the police are now the victims of lawfare whenever they try to do their jobs.  And in consequence of which they now seldom bother to prevent crime.  They take their job to be just collecting statements and calling for the ambulances to transport the victims to the hospital.

Essentially the private citizen realizes that he’s on his own whenever he walks down the street or descends into the subway.  The police are no longer a deterrent and won’t arrive in time to prevent his assault or murder depending on circumstances.  So, the young man who killed Jordan Neely decided that instead of allowing the people in the subway car to be victimized and harassed by Neely he would use his combat training to incapacitate Neely until the police could take him into custody.

Neely’s advocates say that the Marine should have just ignored Neely and in fact many of these people say the commuters he was harassing on the train should have just handed over money to him.  And that’s the whole thing right there in a nutshell.  According to the Left and the people they’ve put in charge of criminal justice in these cities, you must endure harassment, humiliation, intimidation, even physical assault because the people assaulting you are victims and therefore deserve to make your life miserable.

So, this case is the encapsulation of the whole BLM reign of terror.  Places like Chicago and New York have been transformed from safe, clean centers of commerce and culture to dirty, dangerous hellscapes filled with homeless encampments, drug addicts, criminals, fear and misery.

But now if this young man is prosecuted for defending the people who the police no longer protect, then the City of New York has officially sanctioned the targeting of innocent people by criminals.  The criminals like Jordan Neely aren’t jailed for these crimes.  Even if they are arrested, they will not be detained but instead let go the same day to continue in their criminal pursuits.  Whereas if their victims fight back, they will be jailed and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  And the chance of federal charges being added based on the race of the perpetrator is a real possibility.

So far, the usual suspects have been screaming for the Marine’s blood.  But interestingly, neither the mayor nor the wretched district attorney has rushed to declare the young man a criminal.  Maybe it’s possible that the Democrats have told them how bad the optics would be if this man was prosecuted for trying to help his fellow New Yorkers against a deranged felon.  But in the long run I don’t think the odds are with him.

I guess if things turn out badly at least it will be a bellwether to warn the rest of the normal city residents that the only way they can avoid being part of a permanent victim class is by getting the hell out of these cities permanently.

The School Bus Beating

I won’t hazard a guess that most people have seen the clip of the nine year old girl on the school bus being mercilessly beaten by a fifteen year old boy.  But a lot have.

The boy is black.  The girl is light skinned and I’ve heard her described as white or Hispanic in various articles.

So this is video will be a touchstone that will reveal the underlying point of view of the viewer.  For many middle classed people, white or black, watching a skinny little 9 year old girl being pummeled by a powerful teenage boy is shocking and horrifying.  Add into it the current effort by states to redistribute the largely black urban poor into the suburbs and this video would seem to confirm the worst fears of suburban parents.

I’ve seen online videos made by black Americans denouncing those who point to this video as proof of the overtly violent culture of the black underclass.  I think they’re wasting their time.  You won’t convince most parents that what is seen in this video is normal behavior in a school bus.  I’m guessing this video is producing a groundswell of applications to local private and religious schools around the country.

Now here is a black law enforcement officer who isn’t playing the race card.  He’s being honest about violence in the “black community.”  Probably because he knows about it up close and personal.  More black people will have to learn to speak honestly about the realities of the dysfunctional behaviors that are only getting worse in their community.  How that happens I don’t know.  But if it doesn’t get addressed white flight from blue states will be the only solution for people who don’t want their families victimized by the behavior seen in this video.