In case you missed it, the unapologetically woke city of Chicago has decided it’s a great idea to elect an ultra-leftist … to replace another ultra-leftist.
Ms. Anti-Police Lori Lightfoot, who served as Mayor of Chicago for far too long, was recently defeated, though it appears voters remain clueless about the correlation between their vote and their corresponding quality of life.
As they decided it would be a great idea to bring in ultra-leftist Brandon Johnson instead, who, much like Lightfoot, has opted for deference to criminals at the expense of public safety.
After violent teenage mobs terrorized Chicago not once, not twice, but four nights in a row, including violent attacks on random individuals and deliberate torching of expensive cars, Johnson decided it would be a great idea to blame the current tax structure for the violence.
That’s right: The new mayor’s response to irredeemably violent teenagers, most of whom will likely never pay tax in their life, places blame for the violence, literally, on corporate tax.
“70 percent of large corporations in the state of Illinois don’t pay a corporate tax,” Mayor “Brandon” proclaimed, “it’s that type of restraint on our budget that has caused the type of disinvestment that has led to poverty, of course that has led to violence.”
Uh, that’s interesting.
Considering Walmart just left Chicago due to the fact its shelves are routinely robbed, in large part due to the basic legalization of theft under $1,000 from any retailer.
But sure, of course, stores already operating at a loss in a crime-filled cesspool apparently don’t pay enough “tax,” most of which is wasted by politicians anyway.
“Brandon” then decided to claim he doesn’t “condone” the violence, though he goeson to make every excuse in the book for violent thugs.
“In no way do I condone the destructive activity we saw in the Loop and lakefront this weekend. It is unacceptable and has no place in our city. However, it is not constructive to demonize youth who have otherwise been starved of opportunities in their own communities,” the woke mayor continued.
“Starved of opportunities.” Right.
More like “starved” of motivation of any kind, not to mention an utterly absent work ethic.
“Our city must work together to create spaces for youth to gather safely and responsibly, under adult guidance and supervision, to ensure that every part of our city remains welcome for both residents and visitors,” Brandon Johnson boomed.
Spaces that will likely be covered in graffiti and set on fire while all the “visitors” steadily avoid a city that doesn’t believe in prosecuting criminals.
“My heart breaks for the families, which should never have to suffer the pain of a child being shot or lost to gun violence in our city. As a father, what I want for my own children is what I want for every child in Chicago. Their safety, and their healing from trauma, will be a priority of my administration from day one and beyond,” the mayor wailed.
Then perhaps prioritize actual justice, rather than kowtowing to unrepentant career criminals.
Perhaps even (gasp!) stress the importance of family life, though that’s one of the most offensive recommendations of all to lefties these days.
One thing is for sure: Conservative media is vastly more on point than woke lefties in this regard.
Just consider the commentary of an opinion piece in The Daily Wire, which underscores the degree to which an
“Mayhem has hit the streets of Chicago yet again after more than 100 teenagers rioted this past weekend throughout the Windy City. In a city where a large number of children – particularly minorities – are born out of wedlock, that disorder is no surprise.
As video evidence shows, young Chicagoans jumped on cars and buses, set fires, and engaged in otherwise unruly conduct over the past few days. The police, by their own admission, were simply too overwhelmed to stop the chaos,” Tim Meads writes.
As time passes, increasing numbers of Chicagoans are likely to become too “overwhelmed” to deal with crime and the city, leaving plenty of “space” for “Brandon” and his violent mobs.
Author: Ofelia Thornton