of voters unaccustomed to feeling the touch of violence!
The entire liberal, progressive, Woke enterprise can be understood as an oceans-deep trawl for victims. To the original victim class, black folk, the Linnaeus classification has been enlarged to include every woman — no longer do we hear them roar! Taxpayer-subsidized college students also wear the victim’s sackcloth (designer tho it be).
Father, forgive their debt, for they have borrowed.
We’re old enough to remember singing “We Shall Overcome.” Today’s cadres sing “We Shall BE Overcome.” Victimhood conveys status and 15 minutes on the bullhorn at the street rally. Just ask Jussie Smollett and Madison’s own Althea Bernstein.
So it came to pass that the mayor of America’s third-largest city is (fanfare please!) a victim! Lori Lightfoot is black, female, gay — and DEFEATED! By the cis-gendered white male establishment! The city that overwhelmingly elected the lady four years ago, gave her every precinct, is (it can now be revealed) MAGA country just like Juicy Smo-lee-ay said all along! Lightfoot plays the race card face up to an appreciative Charles Blow in the New York Times:
Lightfoot told me she understood that as a woman and as a person of color, “I’m always going to be viewed through a different lens.”
Paul Vallas, who led a nine-candidate field with 34% of the vote, ran a tough-on-crime campaign and promised to “take back our city.” Lightfoot called the remark “the ultimate dog whistle,” proving again that the lady has fleas.
“You’ve got the only white candidate in the race who’s acting like he’s going to be a great white savior on public safety.”— Charles Blow, New York Times
Only racists fear flying bullets
Stir your cafe au lait over this statement from Lori Light in the Foot: “People who are not used to feeling the touch of violence, particularly people on the North Side [Now THERE is a dog whistle!] of our city, they are buying what [Vallas] is selling.” Get it?! Its their fault that, under her watch, homicides in Chicago rose to their highest numbers in 25 years.
Lori, if you want to play the race card, play it for the victims, 75.3% of whom were black (as were 70.5% of offenders).
Blow asks: “Are black mayors too quickly and easily blamed for rising crime, and if so, why? Because of an unwillingness to crack down on criminals or because of a more insidious, latent belief in ineffectual black leadership in times of crisis?” (Guessing voters who elected Eric Adams mayor of New York City would choose the “crack down on criminals” option.)
→ All 8 of Lightfoot’s challengers vowed to fire the police superintendent. Today, he quit. (Read & Cheer!)
Blaska’s Bottom Line: The progressive, big gummint enterprise needs victims as its feedstock. As Barack Obama lectured, You Did Not Build That. Big Gummint did. Sure enough, John Nichols is flacking for a “savvy” Chicago teachers union organizer who promises to tax the remaining billionaires out of town and further defund police.