While conservatives are often accused of wanting to live in a Utopian past, it seems the progressives in the left wing of the Democratic Party are working furiously to bring back the 1970s when the Bronx was literally burning and tourists avoided the Big Apple because of the high crime, drugs and homelessness.
President Trump in his speech at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Chicago on October 28 said it best when he declared that the crime rate in Chicago is a national embarrassment and that Chicago citizens are less safe than the citizens of Afghanistan. It is. Worse, foreigners relying on our mainstream news have no idea just how bad Democratic cesspool cities have become because they refuse to accurately report on the rampant crime, drug abuse and homelessness out of fear of running amok of the racial identity mob.
Trump was also right when he said in his address that the Chicago police superintendent has bad values. Speaking to the Washington Post, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced that he would not attend the conference because he felt “it just doesn’t line up with our city’s core values.” And what exactly are those core values when Chicago, the nation’s third-largest city, clocked in 561 homicides last year? The city is, indeed, an embarrassment to this nation.
Under the values of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and leftist Governor Andrew Cuomo, disrespect for law and order has morphed into broad daylight attacks on city police officers. Several videos went viral this past August showing police officers being drenched in water by a group of street thugs—with absolutely no fear of repercussions—while bystanders laughed.
I have wrote extensively about the levels of crime in cities buckling under decades-long Democratic leadership in The Concrete Jungles of Baltimore, Democrat-Led Cities Are Beginning to Smell Like Day-Old Fish and Trump is Right: Baltimore Is a Cesspool. These cities have reached their boiling point and the pot is beginning to spill over. While political candidates tickle the ears of a forgotten middle class or the desperate poor by promising them free education and health care, they are offering no long-term solution to the crumbling infrastructure, lack of affordable housing and jobs in inner cities and blighted rural areas.
The New York City police union that represents New York City Police Department officers voted “no confidence” in their commissioner, James O’Neill, and the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, this past August. Patrick Lynch, the union’s long-time president said when speaking to NBC, “For years, Mayor de Blasio has demonized police officers and undermined our efforts to protect our city.”
No one doubts that Democratic-run cities have become war zones, with gangs trafficking drugs and perpetuating violence and where inner city youth are running wild in homes with no fathers. If the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors, which convened this past June 28 to July 1 in Honolulu this year, is any indication of what we can expect from Democrats in the years to come, cities will continue to devolve into third-world countries. Much of the organization’s agenda and many of the speakers were not promoting practical, real-world solutions to education, crime, employment and homelessness, but rather on solving such issues as global warming and pushing for universal gun control.
Candace Owens, the leader of Blexit, an organization that encourages black people to leave the Democratic Party, said in her introduction for Trump at its second annual Black Leadership Summit in October, “For decades we have been disrespected by the Democrats. We have empowered their party, lined the pockets of their politicians, and gotten positively nothing in return for our blind allegiance and faithfulness.”
And blacks are paying attention. A September Hill-Harris poll shows Trump, who received 8 percent of the black vote in 2016, has nearly doubled his support among blacks to an astonishing 15 percent. According to National Review, “Most of the increase appears to come from black males, 32 percent of whom prefer him over any Democratic candidate.
The media, in lockstep with the Democratic Party, has been relentless in trying to paint Trump as a racist white supremacist, but thanks to black leaders such as Candace Owens, who are waking up black Americans to the failures of Democrat policies, the tide is turning. No one wants to see the Bronx burning again except the progressive Democrats who use race, crime and black urban communities as pawns in their quest for more power.
With the death of Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the city of Baltimore has a fresh chance to elect a representative that will lead them out of the pitiful corruption, broken policies and cronyism of the Democratic Party. Baltimore needs a representative with the guts of former NYC Mayor Giuliani. As President Trump said to blacks during his 2016 presidential bid, “What have you got to lose?” But I would take it one step further. Democrats can’t even handle trash removal, so why would you trust them with your actual future? #Reignwell