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Posted on 06/08/2011 11:49:06 AM PDT by blam
Third World America 2011: Forget "Fast Tracking to Anarchy" We've Arrived
Janet Tavakoli, Tavakoli Structured Finance
Jun. 8, 2011, 2:15 PM
Last summer I wrote about Arianna Huffington's latest book, Third World America: How Our Politicians are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream and talked about the Great Recession, the Great Bailout, and the Great Cover-Up of financial crimes.
I also wrote that municipal financial problems spelled a lower quality of life. Downtown Chicago crime escalated, along with attacks on officers in the Chicago Police Department. An officer who spoke up about the low morale of the undermanned and rudderless police force endured official retaliation. ("Third World America: 'Fast Tracking to Anarchy")
This year, all hell has broken loose in downtown Chicago. Years of under-hiring have resulted in a police force that is unprepared for wildings and gang violence. Moreover, concealed carry in Chicago is illegal, unless one follows the Constitution.
Tourists and residents have been attacked by mobs of youths on buses, on beaches, on bicycle paths, near the shops of the Magnificent Mile, and outside their homes. Mobs of shoplifters plagued "Mug Mile" stores. The irony is that these disenfranchised youths are turning to crime -- and if justice is done, prison sentences --a gainst innocent targets. Their focus is misdirected. Participating in a peaceful five million man march -- a true show of force and power -- against elected culprits in Washington would get them better results for lasting change.
The Spring of Anarchy: "A City At War With Itself"
It is still technically spring in Chicago, and wildings have made Chicago and its beaches unsafe. Poorer neighborhoods have long been war zones. The murder rate and gang violence in Chicago has been unacceptable for years.
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I’m reminded of a song from my childhood, “The Night Chicago Died.”
Different reasons for riots then - blacks were being oppressed.
The reason for the riots these days is that they are seeking to oppress.
The gangs are almost entirely made up of black kids from the south side.
In Chicago, it's perfectly acceptable for even middle-class blacks to express virulent hatred of whites - think Rev. Wright, and his star pupil in the WH.
If this is the example set by the “respectable” members of an ethnic group, imagine what goes for those less responsible.
Chicago is reaping what it has sown.
Sounds like Oprah is getting out of town right on time.
I’m told taking your vacation in Mogadishu is marginally more safe than going to a White Sox game
“”Im reminded of a song from my childhood, The Night Chicago Died.””
Paper Lace, 1974.
Hopefully latinos move in and clean up the mess.
In my own visits from Oklahoma to the Hyde Park area of Chicago in the past, I was struck by how the blacks I encountered didn’t seem to walk around with a chip on their shoulder. They just seemed comfortable as who they were, and we could interact without excessive carefulness on either side as just normal human beings. —I don’t doubt that there are serious racial problems in the city though, and Hyde Park is not the South Side. But there exists in Chicago, a city of extremes in everything from weather to income, both causes for hope and for despair, living side by side.
Fixed. Join the Tea Party.
“The murder rate and gang violence in Chicago has been unacceptable for years.”
Define “unacceptable”, please, Tavakoli. I have no problem accepting Chicago’s murder rare, in Chicago. Ayers, Obama, and other elite Chicagoans share my view as well, I’d say.