It appears that residents of Chicago have finally become fed up with the Democrats who run their city. Recently, thousands of Chicagoans – mostly black – took to the street to protest Mayor Rahm Emanuel, calling on him to resign because of his failure to decrease crime.
So far, 1,600 of Chicago’s residents have been killed this year. Three of these homicide victims were children playing basketball. During Emanuel’s tenure as mayor, thousands more have lost their lives to gang violence and drug trafficking.
Instead of working to decrease crime, Emanuel has made it more difficult for law enforcement officers to do their jobs. He has failed to improve the quality of education in the city as well, which could be contributing to the city’s poverty rate, and, in turn, leads to more criminal activity.
Black Chicagoans Protest Rahm Emanuel’s Leadership
Chicago residents marched in the streets with signs that read “one city, one Chicago,” and “Rahm has to go.” They expressed their anger at the fact that their Democratic leadership has focused on the development of only one area of the city while leaving the others in crime and poverty.
Crime was the primary focal point for the protesters, but the demonstrators also expressed their disappointment in the mayor’s disastrous economic policies. Fox News reports that these individuals were outraged “over the lack of economic development on the South and West Sides of the city, compared to the North Side, as gang violence continues to plague their neighborhoods.”
One of the protesters echoed the sentiments of the rest of the group. “Rahm Emanuel is a con man,” he told Fox News, “His whole job is to keep black folks divided.”
The violence has become so bad in the city of Chicago that parents are keeping children indoors because they are worried about their safety. One woman said that Emanuel “doesn’t care about anybody but the people in his neighborhood and his family.”
Why Are Blacks Turning on Emanuel?
It is no surprise that blacks in Chicago would turn on their mayor. They have seen that Emanuel has neglected their needs in favor of securing “sanctuary city” status. Instead of working for the good of Chicago’s residents, he has decided it is more important to protect illegal immigrants – many of whom are responsible for the violence and drug trafficking that is causing widespread destruction in the communities where many blacks reside.
After President Trump announced that he would allow the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to expire, Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared that Chicago would become a “Trump-free zone.” He turned Chicago into a sanctuary city that focused more on the needs of illegal immigrants than its rightful residents. “To all the Dreamers that are here in this room and the city of Chicago: you are welcome in the city of Chicago,” he said, “This is your home, and you have nothing to worry about.”
Naturally, the black residents of Chicago took issue with the mayor’s willingness to prioritize illegal immigrants over American citizens. One woman said, “African-Americans, we’re citizens, and our ancestors built this country.”
Unfortunately for Emanuel, not all Democrats agree with the notion that Chicago should be a “Trump-free zone.” State Representative LaShawn Ford – a Democrat – called on the president to extend his assistance to the city: “Not everyone believes Chicago is a Trump-free zone,” he said, “If he’s serious about helping the people, I accept his help. We can’t turn any help away.”
Last year, President Trump stated that he was considering sending the National Guard into the city to stop the violence. While the left-wing media excoriated him for making such a suggestion, it appears that a significant number of Chicagoans would welcome this proposal.
Democrats Don’t Care About Black People
When describing the differences between Chicago’s North Side and the South Side, the term “tale of two Chicagos” is often used. This is because the city’s southern and western areas are rife with crime and violence while the northern portion is far safer.
People living in the south and west sides deal with poverty, unemployment, and higher crime rates. They find it more difficult to flourish under excessively high taxes. These conditions are the inevitable result of Democratic policies that are deceptively well-meaning.
Emanuel has done nothing to remedy the situation in which his black citizens find themselves. And why should he? For decades, Democrats have been oppressing the black community by implementing programs that feel wonderful, but are actually destructive, while collecting 90% of black citizens’ votes. They wrap their pernicious ideas in messages of perpetual victimhood with promises of freedom from bigoted oppression – as long as voters allow the government to take care of them.
Unfortunately, when blacks and other minorities accept the Democrats’ offer, they see their communities hurtle into an abyss of crime, poverty, hopelessness, and victimhood. Instead of seeking actual solutions the left explains away their malaise – blaming it on racist whites, thereby reinforcing the notion that the plight of these individuals cannot be alleviated. They have cleverly convinced these Americans that the racist Republicans would be much worse than the Democrats – forcing them to choose the lesser of two evils.
In Chicago’s case, it appears that they have started to see through the lies. They know that their mayor does not have their best interests at heart. The issue has become so devastating that some are willing to trust President Trump – who the media has labeled a racist – over their Democratic leader.
There is a reason why the #WalkAway movement has been so successful. The awful reality behind leftist ideas is being exposed on a daily basis – not just in conservative media, but with what black Americans see in their everyday lives. The protest against Democratic leadership in Chicago is an indicator of what is to come in the future. This isn’t the only city whose left-leaning politicians have failed to address the concerns of the minorities they claim to protect. Whether the left likes it or not, the veil is being removed, and more Americans are seeing leftist policies for what they are: programs that keep people oppressed.Whatfinger.com