Posts Tagged ‘chicago’

Debt Bomb Continues Its Inexorable Creep Over The Horizon

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

As liberal democracy fades in the West, it is perhaps the oldest of troubles — money — which will put it in the grave. This will most likely happen just as all of its other ill-considered policies come crashing down upon it, including environmental crises, warfare, diversity race wars, terrorism, infrastructure collapse and a paucity of competence.

We can see this beginning in the tragicomedy of the Chicago pension meltdown:

“We are probably approaching that point of impaired ability to function at basic level,” said John Humphrey, the Chicago-based head of credit research for Gurtin Municipal Bond Management, which oversees about $10.1 billion of state and local debt and has steered clear of Illinois. “We’ve already probably passed that point. We haven’t seen this in a modern state before.

The self-inflicted crisis has left the fifth most-populous state with a record $14.5 billion of unpaid bills, ravaged entities like universities and social service providers that rely on state aid and undermined Illinois’s standing in the bond market. Without a deal by midnight, it’s increasingly likely that Illinois enters its third fiscal year on July 1 without a budget.

As if designed as an exercise for a textbook labeled Why Democracy Sucks, this scenario is comically simple at its core but buried under layers of complex law, politics and economics. (Emphasis on “We haven’t seen this in a modern state before” is mine).

Starting with Chicago, famous for its institutionalized corruption, Illinois has been spending itself into a void by promising more in social services than it could reasonably pay for. Its politicians, naturally selected by voters who elect anyone who promises the right benefits, decided this could be handled through a complex series of funds and loans.

Illinois is not alone. All across the West governments have chosen to enact expensive social services based on the promise of future revenue. As populations have decreased, it has become clear that these debts can never be paid, and now the bloated voters and canny politicians are importing vast numbers of third world people to make up a larger tax base.

However, as Chicago shows us, this has not worked. Let us inspect the ethnic data for Chicago, Illinois:

Look, another highly diverse city like other debt bomb superstars such as Houston, Dallas and California. It seems that the plan of importing third world labor to pay taxes for the retirees and impoverished has not worked out so well, and now instead of subtracting from the debt bomb, the politicians have only introduced more people they have to pay for, as well as other problems.

Chicago has always been highly diverse. Back when “diversity” meant importing Southern/Irish and Eastern Europeans to America in order to dilute the WASP population, Chicago was at the forefront of diversity politics, with institutionalized corruption leading the way because these new populations always voted Leftist, or for benefits rather than responsibilities.

The pension tsunami is just the first edge of the debt bomb. As governments across the West reach into their coffers and come up with nothing, cities and states will collapse in a domino effect. This will happen just as everything else is simultaneously failing because democracy fought imaginary problems and neglected real ones for two centuries.

Remember the prophetic words: We haven’t seen this in a modern state before. But soon, we will find it all too familiar.

Politics Under Diversity

Friday, May 19th, 2017

America had several early diversity experiences, but most of them such as Amerinds and Africans were kept under wrap by both de facto and legally mandated segregation. The 1960s took care of the latter, and affirmative action shattered the former.

A more fundamental American diversity experience occurred when Southern/Eastern Europeans joined the previously wholly Western European population. This manifested in a number of changes, including the rise of diversity politics where these groups settled in large numbers.

In particular, cities like Chicago, which had high Irish and Polish populations, showed how groups from outside the West tended toward different systems of self-governance, specifically the strongman model that is common in the third world.

Generally, Southern and Eastern European countries do better with strong leaders and less rule of law or insistence on the lack of corruption that Western Europeans prefer. Consider Italy, Russia and Ireland as contrasted to England during the same time period.

In Chicago and New York, these new immigrant populations created the rise of machine politics:

City government experts point to a political culture that’s been in place for more than 100 years. This culture dates back to the late 19th century, when a gambling-house owner named Michael Cassius McDonald created the city’s first political machine. Under machine-style rule, those in power would hand out contracts, jobs, and social services in exchange for political support.

Chicago’s large immigrant population made it easier for political machines to grow in power. Poor ethnic communities could be played off against one another and manipulated with petty gifts. In exchange for political support, ethnicities would be given virtual fiefdoms within city government; the Irish, for example, were given police work, and the Italians jobs at the transit authority.

Of course, none of this was unique to Chicago. New York City had large immigrant populations and the notorious political machine at Tammany Hall. But machine politics faded away in New York, due in part to external pressure from former New Yorker Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was elected president in 1932.

Did machine politics fade away, or were they simply transformed into the Leftist agenda upon which FDR embarked?

It definitely appears that the Left has assimilated the lessons from machine politics:

Chicago moved towards a one-party system that made it even more vulnerable to corruption: The city’s last Republican mayor left office in 1931. Today, not even the Democratic primaries are competitive—for the most part, once you’re in office, you stay there. The weak campaign finance laws in Illinois probably helped to stave off competition in recent years.

Diversity means that no social standards in common exist, and each ethnic group becomes a special interest group, which means they can be bought off like other special interest groups (minorities, religions, unions, LGBT+, industries, mothers against drunk driving, environmentalists) by giving them monopolies on certain roles.

At that point, the only sin is to violate the rules of the machine itself, which exists solely to further control, a system of power based on uniformity and power as a means-to-an-end of itself. Control necessarily arises from democracy as Plato detailed 2400 years ago.

Notice how similar that is to both the contemporary Leftists in the West and the Soviet Communists.

Apparently, the practice of machine politics is alive and well in Chicago today:

The Chicago Machine relies on unwritten rules to recruit new members and control existing ones. The machine’s unwritten rules are very similar to those of organized crime families and street gangs. Machine recruiters don’t hand new members a manual containing the rules. New machine members learn the organization’s customs and norms through their elders or by trial and error.

The machine relies on peer and social pressure to enforce its rules. The machine does not physically beat or murder those who violate the rules. Nonetheless, the machine metes out punishment including excommunication, loss of jobs, loss of contracts, public humiliation, or inspections that lead to hefty fines and loss of income. People who live in Chicago know why you “don’t fight City Hall.” If you dare challenge City Hall, the machine will apply its unlimited city resources to make you pay.

Machine members will tell you the machine doesn’t exist. It’s in the best interest of the machine to make you believe there is no such thing as a political machine. The machine doesn’t want voters like you to know there is a political organization manipulating your vote. The machine relies on votes from the unsuspecting public to manufacture patronage jobs, political power, campaign contributions, and income for members who make the machine’s candidates invincible at the polls.

When people join the Chicago political machine, they aren’t photographed and issued an identification card. The machine doesn’t require its members to periodically receive an updated identification card that says, “Chicago Machine Member since 2003.” The machine has no official dues, no official articles of incorporation, and no official meetings. The closest the machine gets to anything official is the Cook County and State of Illinois Democratic Party. The machine camouflages itself under the false pretense of a political party that exists to serve the public good.

The machine is strictly business. The machine doesn’t sell drugs or weapons. Its stock and trade is political influence and power. The machine has control of city, county, and state taxes and often uses the money it collects as its own. At the very least, the machine’s elected officials trade government services for campaign contributions, which is why Jay Stone has sought a ban on political contributions from companies and people who do business with the city.

Everything the machine does is designed to get its members reelected so the machine can hold on to its political power and control government jobs and the taxes it collects. The machine is easy to get along with provided you play the machine’s game. If you ask members of the machine for help with problems concerning city, county, or state government, you can have it provided you help enough influential political machine members get what they want.

In other words, independent of the groups involved, the practice of diversity itself leads to thirdworlding, or the transfer of first world states to third world levels of order.

Diversity causes a wide range of negative impacts, but most fundamentally it destroys the identity and shared culture of a society leading to loss of social order and vanishing social trust, leading to civilization collapse.

Our future under diversity is more of the same, except that thanks to FDR, the Chicago/Tammany Hall model has gone nationwide through the proto-Communist Left wing of the United States.

Formalism Will Rain Fire Upon ChiCongo And The Cuck Lügenpresse

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

I think #PresidentTrump was entirely too gentle with Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of ChiCongo, Killinois. You see, he recently had the right idea cutting off Federal funding, but he leaves too much of it in place. According to The ChiCongo Tribune,

Trump ordered Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to work with incoming Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ensure sanctuary cities “are not eligible to receive federal grants, except as deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes.”

Like most bastions of unabashed SJW Cultural Marxism, ChiCongo couldn’t make both ends meet because one end is too busy screwing around in the till.

…Chicago received a little more than $1 billion in federal grant funding for myriad programs, including early childhood education, transportation, policing, health initiatives, public assistance programs and disaster management. It’s unknown how much of that $1 billion could be deemed necessary for law enforcement, as laid out by Trump’s order.

ChiCongo won’t take that lying down. Their leadership responds with the speeches of Capone-era Outfit Capo Regimes getting ready to hit the mattresses.

“You mess with one in Chicago, you mess with all of us,” said Northwest Side Ald. John Arena, 45th. “We are a sanctuary city. We’ll stand by that. We will stand by every single citizen, every single resident of this city, regardless of your status. This is your home. That is our declaration.”

So what does The Donald do? He formalizes. The name and shame part of the order requires DHS to name the names of every illegal alien criminal who commits a crime will be named and associated with the locality that has failed to deport that illegal. Let that happen and let #PresidentTrump’s growing fan club start performing the requisite descriptive and inferential statistics regarding the respect for rule of law in sanctuary cities vs law abiding communities.

Why is such formalism needed. Why do we have to go there and start naming people. Well let’s examine what the #Lügenpresse has to say on leaders of the political alliance in favor of immigration control.

One of the leaders of the “Alt Right,” which is the successor to the White Nationalist movement, which was the successor to the American Nazi movement, is National Policy Institute chairman Richard Spencer, based in Arlington, just like American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell. Spencer (who totally isn’t a skinhead, as he only shaves the sidesof his head), is hosting some speakers to promote his ideology, including VDARE founder Peter Brimelow, and VDARE contributor Kevin MacDonald. This is the pseudo-intellectual forefront of the alt-right, white-nationalist movement in America.

This is not The Revolutionary Daily. #CuckState is a “Conservative” media outlet. These are the people supposedly sworn to fight off the Leftist Locust horde. Here’s what #CuckState does instead.

Anyway, you see all the cons used by social justice warriors in that post. There’s guilt by association, the use of the transitive property to link the targeted enemy to some imagined evil and, of course, the demand that the target abandon their position or face being branded a heretic. In this case, it means the very sensible and respectable Mark Krikorian must denounce people he does not know or he and his issues are ruled out of bounds for decent people.

So how do you fight this evil. How do you drown out the corporatist sellout propaganda and make people who come here illegally go pursue their livelihoods back where they were born? We need to put a human face on the tragedy. Like the parent of a young man killed by a drunk driver illegally residing in Austin, TX and working in an undocumented status; we need to tell these people who lead the “sanctuary cities” they have blood on their hands.

We then need to tell the #Luegenpresse that they are accessories to every one of these fatalities. They are parties to all of the Welfare Fraud. They are complicit in the job destruction unleashed by illegal immigration. They are no different from the anti-American scum that cranks out hate speech over at The Democratic Underground. By chucking ad hominem slime at the leaders of the fight against the “sanctuary cities,” these people are catamite Baghdad Bobs to Rahm Emanuel’s Saddam Hussein.

The time has come to take a page from #PresidentTrump’s book. He will shame the mayors and the pols in these various localities that disregard the rule of law. We can handle the Cuck Lügenpresse as disgusting as it is to have their bilious spew all over our hands. Slam a Cuck today. This is how we formalize and reveal them for what they are. It will help in our shared quixotic quest to #MAGA.

Kidnapping And Torture Of Disabled White Man Raises Diversity Questions

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

On January 4, 2016, America was subjected to the sight of four African-American youths abducting, torturing and most importantly humiliating a disabled white youth:

A day after Chicago police said they were questioning four people about a “sickening” video showing the torture of a mentally disabled teen, a second video has surfaced showing the suspects forcing the young man to drink out of a toilet.

Police have said the 18-year-old victimized in the videos is a northwest suburban resident with special needs who had been reported missing.

…Several people can be seen laughing and eating during the attack, in addition to making disparaging remarks about President-elect Donald Trump and using racially charged language. At one point, while the victim is backed into a corner, someone is heard shouting “F*** Donald Trump. F*** white people.”

The fascinating with Donald Trump was also seen in another attack in Chicago two months before in which a white motorist was hit by a black driver, and when he asked for insurance information, was attacked by people shouting anti-Trump and anti-white slogans.

Our media has carefully obscured this point: for minorities, the Donald Trump election is a clear victory for white people. White people, who are still mostly acting under the assumption that we can make diversity work somehow, have not yet figured this out, and so to them it seems more of a political disagreement than a racial one.

The kidnapping in Chicago put an end to all of this. It became clear that “Trump” and “white” were synonymous in the minds of the attackers, who clearly resented this re-assertion of white identity and self-interest, mainly because they perceived that it meant an end to America viewing itself as a custodial arrangement for minorities to be financed by whites. Ethnic self-interest is a zero-sum game.

What made this case interesting was that at first, the police refused to consider it a hate crime. Some in the Lügenpresse then tried to spin it as a hate crime, but against the mentally disabled, not white people. This was made difficult by the words of the perpetrators, as reported by a traditionally Left-leaning segment of the media:

His captors yelled “F*** Donald Trump, nigga! F**** white people, boy!”

This meant that it was hard to obscure the fact that this was a crime of racial resentment, motivated by a desire to act against whites/Trump. As the earlier Chicago attack showed, to African-Americans, the two are often equated. This means that screaming “F*** Trump” at a white person is roughly the same as howling “F*** MLK!” at a black person.

Outrage in response came from more corners than expected, in greater strength, and instead of hiding this on the back pages of media like the Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian in Knoxville, TN that happened a decade prior, this time the police and attorneys were motivated to consider this case a hate crime, mainly because legally it fit the profile:

Goff said that the casting of racism as an evil worthy of condemnation made all the ways white people expressed their bigotry taboo. Those taboos are, in part, what people are referring to when they rail against political correctness. And while those new constraints certainly didn’t end racism, they suppressed behaviors that created space for people of color to live more fully in America.

…In calling the kidnapping and assault racism, we’re staking claim to moral language — and uniquely powerful moral language — to which white people can’t easily lay claim, even in cases like the one in Chicago, which seems to qualify for the most vehement reproach available.

… One way to argue that the evil of racism is not uniquely wedded to whiteness is to argue that it is a moral failing that lives equally in blackness.

In other words, hate crimes laws were intended to protect blacks from whites, so using them in the other direction upsets the social assumptions under which they were created. And yet, if racism against one group is wrong, racism against another is also wrong, no matter who the perpetrators were. In other words, whites no longer perceive themselves as the group in power responsible for all racial wrongs; diversity means that any group can be racist.

The shocking lying media should have seen this one coming because the warning signs were evident a year earlier when it was revealed that most whites thought that unjust treatment of blacks was mostly resolved, but racism against whites was rising:

A new poll shows a large number of Americans believe discrimination against whites has become as much of a problem as against blacks and other minorities.

According to the poll released Wednesday by Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), 43 percent of Americans think discrimination is just as big a problem for White people.

“Half (50%) of white Americans agree that discrimination against whites has become as big a problem today as discrimination against blacks and other minorities, while fewer than three in ten Hispanic (29%) and black Americans (25%) agree,” reads the report.

In addition, white people thought that the many laws and billions of dollars designed to ensure equitable treatment for blacks were working, and as a result, few of them believed that blacks faced unfair treatment in the workplace and law:

64% of black adults say blacks are treated less fairly than whites in the workplace, compared with 22% of whites who say the same – a 42-percentage-point gap. Blacks are also considerably more likely than whites – by margins of at least 20 points – to say that blacks are treated less fairly than whites in dealing with the police, in the courts, when applying for a loan or mortgage, in stores and restaurants and when voting in elections.

In the white mind, racism was over: it was no longer acceptable to publicly express or act out racist ideas by white people, as enforced by white people. If any gaps in outcome remained, that was the fault of something else, which meant that the success of non-whites was no longer contingent upon what white people did. “We fixed our problems, and the rest is up to you,” white America was saying.

This meant that when the tables turned, and we had a highly visible case of non-white racial sadism, white people were ready to call it a hate crime — even if the media, who leans heavily Left, was not. But in this case, public opinion beat back the controlled and lying press, and race relations were redefined as different ethnic groups in competition, rather than evil whites hurting angelic others.

Racial Attack And Carjacking Against White Man In Chicago

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Let us wander down memory lane, since this event will be crucial in future understanding of how anti-diversity politics — as distinct from anti-white or anti-black politics — rose in America. On November 10, 2016, a racial attack and carjacking in Chicago changed how Americans viewed our post-Obama future:

David Wilcox, 49, said he was about to turn left from Kedzie Avenue to Roosevelt Road around 1 p.m. Wednesday when a black sedan pulled up and scraped the right side of his Pontiac Bonneville.

“I stopped and parked. And I asked if they had insurance, and the next thing that I knew they were beating the s— out of me,” Wilcox said Thursday.

…As the fight picks up, people on the sidewalk away from the struggle yell taunts that include “You voted Trump,” “Beat his ass” and “Don’t vote Trump.”

The Lügenpresse immediately seized on this event and gave it a spin: This was not an anti-Trump attack, but a car accident and theft. But that sidesteps the real story, which is that this was a racial attack, and that Trump was only significant as a symbol of white self-interest awakening, which threatens other racial groups because it means they are not given a de facto position of angelic victim who is always right and deserving of subsidies from the white population in order to be made equal.

Certain factless fact-checkers like Snopes made a big deal of the fact that this began with a car accident and therefore was not a “political” event, if we limit our understanding of “political” to the question of voting for Trump. They deny that this was fundamentally an incident of racial violence:

Wilcox said he did vote for Trump on Tuesday, but no one in the crowd would have known that. He said the taunts appeared to come from people watching the beating, including one person at the bus stop who he heard say, “Yeah, it’s one of them white boy Trump guys.”

…Wilcox said he voted for Trump because “he’s gonna bring back the economy. I believe he’s gonna be the one to protect the (nation). I know he doesn’t speak politically correct sometimes, but 95 percent of the country doesn’t.”

What makes this interesting is that the newspaper noted the races of the perpetrators and victims in the first news story about it, something that was until recently taboo. The outrage at this incident also took more of a general anti-diversity sentiment, migrating from “Our multicultural society would be great except for these violent Africans” to “I don’t think this diversity thing is going to work out.”

To give these events historical context, Americans elected Barack Obama twice for the same reason they elected Bill Clinton: to end the racial fracture of this country. In their dimwitted view, Americans thought that the country was a proposition nation, or solely a creation of politics and economics, as expressed in this speech by former President George W. Bush:

America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens. Every child must be taught these principles. Every citizen must uphold them; and every immigrant, by embracing these ideals, makes our country more, not less, American.

The proposition nation is a creation of equality. With equality, we believe that inner traits such as intelligence and character are not important, and external traits such as willingness to slave through two decades or schooling or “work” twelve hours a day at a cubicle job are what distinguish people. This is entirely an outpouring the worker’s philosophy of the peasant revolts, French Revolution and Marxism: people are equal, so those that serve the people as a whole are worth more, and nothing else is important.

As the grip of Leftism fades, people are seeing that inner traits are more important than external ones. Good moral character and intelligence are more important than working hard on pretend work and time-fillers, and natural ability is more determinative of success than willingness to memorize facts, rules and laws. Arising from that, we can reject the idea that there is a universal brotherhood of workers independent of race.

Along with that realization comes the similar recognition that each racial group acts in its self-interest. Blacks suffer from the loss of Obama because he fought for their interests. Under diversity, we share a society, which means that self-interest is a zero-sum game, a concept from game theory about what happens when resources are shared:

A zero-sum game is one in which no wealth is created or destroyed. So, in a two-player zero-sum game, whatever one player wins, the other loses. Therefore, the player share no common interests.

Astute readers will note the implicit comparison to the tragedy of the commons:

Adding together the component partial utilities, the rational herdsman concludes that the only sensible course for him to pursue is to add another animal to his herd. And another; and another…. But this is the conclusion reached by each and every rational herdsman sharing a commons. Therein is the tragedy. Each man is locked into a system that compels him to increase his herd without limit–in a world that is limited. Ruin is the destination toward which all men rush, each pursuing his own best interest in a society that believes in the freedom of the commons. Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all.

The only relief from the tragedy of the commons comes when everyone in a society is working toward the same purpose and has agreed on the same principles, but these naturally vary between ethnic groups, mainly because each group must differentiate itself by having distinct values, language and culture in addition to distinct genetics.

Since this is true, ethnic groups do not share self-interest, but have conflicting self-interests, which is why diversity can never work. The Chicago beating of November 10, 2016 is just one of the steps along the path to that realization as modern citizens awaken from the utter stupor of addictive ideology and begin to rediscover reality again.

#BlackLivesMatter has a point: Chicago deserves to burn

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015


Chicago deserves to be fired. No, not just Mayor Emanuel, not the rather pathetic and psychedelically impaired Laquan McDonald*, the whole place. The voters, the wire-pullers, the Bureaucrats, all of it. Fired! Kaput. Trumpinated. Game over. All your base are belong to us! Hasta la vista y chuple el horno, Estupidos.

So #BlackLivesMatter shut down the Mag Mile on Black Friday. I usually tend to be unimpressed by limpid and flaccid half-measures. It’s a step in the right direction I suppose. I’m encouraged that they’ve figured out which end zone the offense needs to drive towards. Now hitting a midget ballet dancer with a sniper rifle is said to be famously hard, but perhaps these hordes of unemployed youth have the time and illegal firepower on their hands to do civic society a big favor here.

“The horror!” you declare. We can’t just shoot people. I mean, it may have worked nicely with the Kennedys, but Rahm Emmanuel is the practical one. Who knows what Chicago will elect if the municipal voter base practices uninhibited Democracy. Who cares? Seriously. Why should people of good will and intelligence care what Capone Town deigns to inflict upon itself?

Maybe #BlackLivesMatter could make itself halfway useful and relevant by torching the entire chicken shack by the lake and then driving a bulldozer over the smoldering ruins. Chicago is a vile, impacted Bolshevik colon desperately in need of a Darwinian flush. But beautiful people like Michelle Obama come from Chicago. And don’t forget the glittering intelligentsia that includes Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dorn.

Ah, but that’s the glittering 1%. The dastardly evil suck-weasels that Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders promise to save us from. Most of Chicago is lucky to have a pot to urinate in. They are the usually laughable Cubs to Barak Obama’s juggernaut Cardinals. Robert Tracinski describes what it is like for most people in Chicago.

The ultimate government service, the one for which government actually exists in the first place, is the suppression of crime—which is also segregated by neighborhood. The Loop, the North Side, the near West Side, and northwest enjoy a placid suburban level of safety, while the South Side largely remains a free-for-all.

Honestly, #BlackLivesMatter should burn Chicago. Like most Northern Progressive Centers of Higher Enlightenment, its housing projects are essentially concentration camps for their kind. Our enlightened progressive despots will send an utterly useless brigade of federal attorneys to roll up their sleeves, dig deeper and stay longer if African-American kids in Huntsville, AL don’t get enough AP credits to satisfy some drunk affirmative action hire of a Federal Judge. But if the blacks get all uppity in Chicago? They get the Laquan McDonald Cross-Ventilation Combo.

Why the double standard? Can’t we all just get along?

President Bill Clinton’s Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders was typically the intellectual inferior to a meth-abusing Pvt. 1st Class. However, she did have one shining moment of lucidity. She remarked that the Medicare Program was designed by White Male Slaveholders. Rush Limbaugh kindly reminded her that the entire Great Society was the brainchild of Lyndon Baines Johnson. Neither Rush-mouth nor Slug-brain herself knew how cutting a commentary Dear Jocelyn had just offered. Blacks still remain on the plantation in areas where liberals dominate on Election Day. IF Black lives will ever truly matter, they need to harken to the example Nat Turner and burn the pretentious manor houses like Chicago, Illinois to the ground.

*-They really didn’t handle his termination with very much class or dignity now did they?

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