Skip to comments.Obama Gives Trillions for Wall Street, Not a Dime to Stop Murder in Black Chicago Neighborhoods
Posted on 07/21/2014 7:11:18 AM PDT by Kaslin
When president Obama was lifted to the presidency promising hope and change, no community was more hopeful than the black community. And inside the black community, no city was prouder than Chicago.
But not anymore.
Today blacks are disenchanted with an administrationboth Obamas and the current one in Chicagothat has played them.The politicians, who have been so ready to write trillion dollar checks to Wall Street, auto companies and cronies havent spent a dime on addressing issues decimating the black community.
Instead they have fostered more dependence, using money that rightly belongs in black pockets, to keep blacks servile and voting Democrat.
So in poverty, unemployment, mortality and education blacks continue to lag behind the rest of the country.No discussion of reform can begin without taking into account this absolute fact: There are two countries in America today, the black United States and everywhere else.
And the murder rate in Chicago is making that point in a way that even politicians cant ignore.
A recent vigil for an 11 year-old black girl, Shamiya Adams, who was killed by stray bullet while at a friends sleepover has folks in the Windy City angry.
Though well attended by ministers and local residents, reports the Chicago Tribune, some were bothered that few politicians turned out to pay their respects. A speaker at the vigil listed off the names of elected officials who didnt attend, and a woman singled out Mayor Rahm Emanuel before the vigil for not doing more.
So, however much one or two blacks may have thrived, no city demonstrates how disappointed blacks feel in the so-called progress that has not been made for ordinary African-American citizens.
Three decades ago, race issues polarized the city, with some blacks claiming that there was no more segregated northern city than Chicago. The result was a breakup of Chicagos old Daley Machine, replaced by a coalition of blacks and Hispanics under the citys first black Mayor Harold Washington.
Obamas election, first to the United States Senate and then the White House, wasnt just progress, but a promise of more to come, even with another Daley in the White House.
But one need only look at the crime statistics to get an idea why blacks are disaffected after six years of Obama and 30 years of so-called progress.
Chicago is a city gripped by a massive murder wave, affecting mostly black communities. In response the city, now run by former Obama White House Chief of Staff, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has come up with a variety of policing options, the most effective of which has been cooking the books to make it appear that crime is getting under control under new policies.
The citys crime numbers seem too good to be true, reported Chicago Mag in a June series looking at number fixing by the Chicago Police Department. One former lieutenant has a name for the system: the washing machine. They wash and rinse the numbers, the lieutenant says.
As if on cue, the numbers of shootings have suddenly gotten so completely out of control that no amount of laundering can cover the stink.
Over the July 4th weekend, over 80 shootings occurred with 16 deaths. This past weekend 40 shootings occurred including the death of Shamiya Adams.
The woman who criticized the mayor for not attending the vigil, Venice Bickham, said Shamiyas death was a symptom of Chicago leaders prioritizing improvements to Grant Park and Navy Pier over investments in the citys neighborhoods, says the Chicago Tribune.
The fact that the citys union-protected employees get lifetime constitutional guarantees to employment benefits, while Chicago blacks are denied their right under the constitution to not just own a firearm, but to enjoy life, liberty and happiness, would be ironic if it werent so tragic.
And this is the true civil rights issue in America.
If Shamiya Adams were a blonde-haired, blue eyed 6th grader from Lincoln Park the National Guard would be called out to fix the problem. But shes black, so shes disposable.
As a conservative, Im not OK with this. Im not OK standing by while a holocaust grips the black community and the nation does nothing.
Im not OK with a Republican Party that does nothing either.
Conservatives are smarter than that.
Its time we demonstrated that we care about the real problems facing black America.
We just need a touch of imagination-- and leadership.
To me, it seems that the problems of the ghetto are just not related to politics or who is in office.
The ghettoes of our cities have been vast wastelands for decades, through good economic times and bad, through presidencies of both Republicans and Democrats. And now, for almost six years of a black president, the ghetto is still the same disaster area it was the day Obama took office.
Money won’t help one bit.
The very core of the problem is that women aren’t insisting that men marry them before getting sex,
and leftists aren’t going to try to solve that problem, ever.
No, not just banks. Billions for Green Energy boondoggles, billions for illegals, billions for everyone who can donate big bucks or millions of votes. It isn’t rocket science.
Democrats favorite social programs...”offshoots” of THE GREAT SOCIETY insist there be no DAD in the home...for the moms of enumerable kids to get their gubment monies..
no dad ...no AUTHORITY....no workable social order...
Every 8 years there is a new crop of dopey kids who fall for whatever pretentious pap and glittering generalities the ‘Rat candidate spews.
Millions of young minds full of mush — and intentionally rendered so by the cynical and sinister collaboration of the so-called “educational” establishment and the so-called “entertainment” industry.
It’s time to raised the voting age to 25.
Close... replace "women" with "15 and 16 year old girls"
"Trillion dollar checks" - the author doesn't seem to understand math or finance.
He's clearly an Occupy Wall Street kind of class warrior. Bizarrely leftist.
And is he arguing that the President should be directing more handouts to the inner city?
That's also bizarrely leftist.
The President has already showered other people's hard-earned money on the inner city in the form of neverending WIC/EBT/Obamaphone/Obamacare subsidies.
He's been an absolute profligate in transferring wealth from the dos to the do-nots.
Sucking up to the very “fat cats” he railed about during the election. I guess that was before he started getting HIS cut of the bounty!
25 and owners of real property.
Is "John Ransom" a pseudonym for Al Sharpton?
and what would that "investment" look like? More handouts? Maybe the solution begins with people taking more responsibility for their own actions and destructive behaviors.
Why not require a net worth in excess of $100,000 while you’re at it?
The murder rate in Chicago is their justification for more gun control laws. They don’t want it to stop.
I could live with that.
I can bring that back around, too -
15 and 16 yr old girls should be under the protection of a FATHER,
which leads back to the requirement of marriage to the girls’ fathers.
The ghetto will always be the ghetto until the people in the ghetto stop being ghetto.
or something like that
Blacks will vote Dem forever. There is a certain underclass that likes being on the dole (not only Blacks, but a whole lot of them) as long as the benefits are good enough (which they are). Why bother to work? The only way to improve their lot is to withdraw or lower those benefits enough that it becomes more cost effective to work.
As to the broken family, look again to the welfare benefits where you get more money for each kid that you pop out, as long as you aren’t married to a supporting husband. Can’t have that, can we. So cut off the money spigot, don’t increase it, which is the gist of this article.
“To me, it seems that the problems of the ghetto are just not related to politics or who is in office.”
True. The issues are cultural and social. Parents and other adults do not practice or teach children Christian morals, personal responsibility, and respect for others. They do not hold children accountable for civilized behavior or expect them to excel academically in school. The concept of excellence as well as pride in accomplishment.
Unfortunately fourth generation self indulgent, drug addicted, unemployed welfare queens rarely make good role models or parents. The culture of the ghetto is therefore self perpetuating, particularly when community leaders and community organizers benefit economically from the culture of despair.
Thugs don’t make them any money...
In fact, men who impregnate multiple women in the ‘hood are the role models for the young, fatherless boys. And the black women keep spreading their legs for them, too.
If blacks could figure out that self determination, strong traditional families, a solid work ethic, and other manifestations of Christian values were the solution to these problems, they would all become die-hard conservatives and vote accordingly.
This would go a long way toward restoring not only the black subculture in America, but America.
Sheeperals will tell you that the bastardity rate is an “unintended consequence” - they were TRYING to help these people.
I assert that it was a fully INTENTIONAL result of the “liberal” “ruling class”.
The only way Chicago can stop the violence in the Black Community is to get rid of Black Community. Maybe put them on buses and send them to Mexico.
Someone once pointed out: two wrongs don't make a right.
Nathan Bedford could be forgiven for trotting out his first and second Maxim's:
First Maxim: all politics in America is not local but ultimately racial.
Second Maxim: the remedy for failed socialism is invariably more socialism.
No one on government benefit should vote. You want the privilege of voting? Become a productive member of society and earn it. While others support you, you shouldn't be exercising the authority of leadership.
I like that. You need “food stamps” we’ll help you. But you get dropped from the voting roles until you’re back on your feet... etc.
Further proof, Hussein is NOT BLACK!
That’s because Chicago elected a Jewish mayor...Obama hearts the muslims.
Why would the Kenyan help blacks? He already got their votes.
I know the last time Detroiters voted for a repub was in the 60's...not sure about Chicago, but how can the Repub party do anything when no one will vote for them? It is funny...the attempt at moral equivalence...if all the time these people spent making excuses was spent on hard work...there would be no issues, hence, no murders.
I assumed he meant on a national level, if not then he’s dumb.
Keep it up, the truth hurts.
Until the community starts cooperating with the police and expecting their own to be law-abiding, nothing will change.
That, and the fact that it's a function of the drug trade, which they absolutely, definitely want to encourage. After all, how did the Rev. Wright's "church" get so opulently endowed, including state of the art AV equipment, by a community that consists mostly of poor people? Indeed, how do the black Chicago politicians manage to prosper in so poor a community???
How does Obama give anyone money?
And white women are?
“Not a Dime to Stop Murder in Black Chicago Neighborhoods”
Spending money won’t solve the problem. It’s years of liberalism that have to be reversed.
Why would anyone be foolish enough to think Obama, or any Democrat would want to solve the problems of urban blacks? Urban masses of social and political turmoil are the bread and butter of Democrats.
A lot of those people voted for Obama.
Ransom is one the most reliably conservative writers out there, and few understand math or finance better than him.
The “trillion dollar checks” he talks about refer to the “quantitative easing” approach under Obama’s fed - the reserve, for all intents and purposes, with QE1, QE2, QE3 and QE ad inifinitum is essentially printing money electronically, which serves mostly to provide free money to the big banks and prop up the stock market. Far from being an Occupy butthead, Ransom recognizes that Obama’s policy simply steals from *everybody* in the middle class and lower class (for example, through inflation, which officially is disguised by not including food and fuel costs in the official indicators) so that Obama’s (and the DNC’s) high roller donors don’t get upset with his abysmal economic policies.
Whether Ransom thinks throwing money at the inner city is good policy is another question, but I kind of doubt that’s what he’d propose, given what he’s written in the past - although I’m sure he’d concede beefing up police coverage in the ghetto is going to cost some serious bucks.
Obama’s going to pass out free guns and ammo in Chicago?
Absolutely spot-on - there are loads of problems that lead to the disastrous murder rate in Chicago - fatherlessness, gun control that only weakens the law-abiding, poverty and joblessness, abysmal schools, a caustic rap culture and the like - but none of those is the main problem.
The main problem is too many folks in the black community are more worried about the cops disrespecting them and their kids than they are worried about the chances their kids will get ventilated by a stray bullet. And consequently there’s not only a hostility to the police, but with too many of those folks, an unofficial policy of “omerta” (the mafia code of silence) that shields the worst of these thugs. The picture in reply 32 says it all.
Until the community and church leaders in the ghetto convince their followers that even though the cops will inevitably make some mistakes (and yes, some may even be racist), if they’re not given community support, their communities will continue to be killing fields.
Had to go back to my post and look, and I made no chromatographic references...
I am saying it’s more than sex outside of marriage. It is the entire culture.
Unfortunately, that “culture” is “leaking”.
I sincerely believe that that “culture” was created and intended as a “foil”, or as an anti-culture, to destroy Western (Christian based) Civilization.