YES, RAHM EMANUEL IS RIGHT BUT HAS BEEN ROUNDLY CRITICIZED BY HIS FELLOW MARXIST/PROGRESSIVES (DEMOCRATS)Read Now
Chicago has become a war zone. Two dozen people were shot in a span of 12 hours to start the weekend in Chicago. In one weekend in Chicago, 66 people were shot, including 12 who died, police say. From Friday afternoon to early Monday, 21 people were wounded, and two people were killed, including a 14-year-old boy who was shot early Saturday while walking in the Washington Park neighborhood, according to police. Weekend toll in Chicago: 6 dead, 22 wounded. At least 72 shot, 13 killed in Chicago over violent summer weekend, police department says. These were all different week-ends in Chicago, a city with some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country.
The black on black crime, which this is, is never discussed in polite leftist conversations. The reasons for this type of activity, not only in Chicago, but also in inner cities across the country including Baltimore, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Oakland is buried in the mainstream media if mentioned at all.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel blamed the city's massive crime problem on a "shortage of values." Mr. Emanuel called on residents to "be a neighbor" and step forward if they knew anything about the perpetrators.
Emanuel is being criticized for saying that a lack of morals in some communities is to blame for the escalating violence rocking the city this summer.
“This may not be politically correct," he said, "but I know the power of what faith and family can do. … Our kids need that structure. … I am asking … that we also don’t shy away from a full discussion about the importance of family and faith helping to develop and nurture character, self-respect, a value system and a moral compass that allows kids to know good from bad and right from wrong.”
He added: “If we’re going to solve this … we’ve got to have a real discussion. … Parts of the conversation cannot be off-limits because it’s not politically comfortable. … We are going to discuss issues that have been taboo in years past because they are part of the solution. … We also have a responsibility to help nurture character. It plays a role. Our kids need that moral structure in their lives. And we cannot be scared to have this conversation.”
Emanuel also raised hackles by tackling the idea of a "moral community."
“Everybody is pointing at somebody. The criminal, the criminal activity, the gang have to be raised, not just ‘what did the police do?’” Emanuel said then. “Legitimate questions, but not in lieu of another set of questions, not in lieu of asking where is the individual or the gang or the culture who condones rather than condemns?”
The mayor continued to say that the “question of what a moral community is” needed to be addressed, along with questioning his decisions and the policies of the Police Department. Mayoral challenger Lori Lightfoot, whom Emanuel appointed to two city policing panels, has criticized the mayor’s remarks as a form of “victim shaming.”
The Chicago Mayor showed a great deal of courage in saying what he did, but he should have continued with his discussion and explained that what he addressed is a direct result of the so called “war on crime” which brought about the permanent welfare system that has made slaves of many inner city inhabitants, to the state. This is exactly what happens when the Marxist mentality of “from each according to his abilities to each according to his needs” is employed.
A permanent welfare system destroys the family, it destroys respect people had for themselves and for others. It brings about fatherless families. It creates a breeding mentality for the purpose of increasing welfare payments. It creates a criminal and gang infested community. A permanent welfare system has been created and endorsed by the Marxist/Progressive (Democrat) Party because it creates a permanent voting block; a group of people who are now slaves to the state.
Emanuel discussed the results of a system for which he has been a strong supporter. He did not discuss the reason for the break down of different communities within his city. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) are dealing with the inevitable results of the society they have purposefully created for the sole purpose of power, so they can fundamentally transform the United States into a Marxist tyrannical state. Their solution to solve the problem will be a bigger welfare state and a bigger and even more dictatorial bureaucratic state. It did not work in the Soviet Union, Cuba, or Venezuela and it will not work here.