January 16, 2023
We’re All Chicagoans Now
By Jeffrey Folks
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Much has been made about California leading the country: the Golden State is said to be America’s future, and to some extent, that is happening. But in other respects, as a nation, we’re becoming more like Chicago, and Chicago is our future unless we struggle against progressive policies.
Chicago is perhaps the most solidly Democrat city in America. It has not elected a Republican mayor since 1927. And what it has created in the past 95 years is a society that suffers from inequality, corruption, and violence on a scale beyond anything seen elsewhere in America. Chicago ought to be a case study in what not to do, but liberals like Obama and Biden seem to think it is a blueprint for success — and it is, if only for the political elite who rule over a helpless underclass.
That blueprint involves transforming citizens into clients of the State, a process that progressives have begun calling “democracy.” Progressives intend to establish a socialist totalitarian society with a permanent underclass ruled by a small elite — the so-called vanguard of the proletariat that Lenin said must rule indefinitely until workers were prepared to govern themselves, a day that never has arrived in any communist state.
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It would seem that every Gooferment political entity my be reformulated into a bicameral form in which one part is elected by citizens and the other part is elected by taxpayers.
In the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee, property owners pay “property taxes” but don’t get to vote on those that spend it.
Wasn’t “no taxation without representation” one of the catch phrases of the American Revolution.
Seems like a “national divorce” is the only solution.