Can you imagine the incessant liberal freak-out if a Republican mayor issued a ‘call to arms’ over the Democrats’ attack on Second Amendment rights?
Not only would that mayor be shunned from polite liberal society, but he/she would also probably be convicted as a domestic terrorist and thrown in jail.
But since we’re discussing a far-left mayor, one that looks like Beetlejuice and has a similar leadership style (not to mention she’s a black lesbian), we can proceed under the assumption that nothing will happen after she called on abortion activists to take up arms against the Supreme Court.
Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has issued a “call to arms” over the Supreme Court possibly overturning Roe v. Wade. Perhaps she should spend less time LARPing as a revolutionary and more time getting Chicago’s homicide problem under control.
In response to the leaked draft opinion from the court, Lightfoot warned the gay and transgender community:
We will not surrender our rights without a fight—a fight to victory!
— Lori Lightfoot (@LoriLightfoot) May 10, 2022
Set aside the fact that the draft abortion decision has nothing to do with homosexual rights. This kind of irresponsible, violent-sounding rhetoric is unacceptable, and it would be roundly condemned had it come from, say, a Republican complaining about the 2020 election results. But, far more importantly, Lightfoot is trying to throw herself into the national political discussion while the city she is supposed to serve has spent the last two and a half years failing to deal with a surge in murders adequately.
Lightfoot took office in 2019. In 2020, Chicago saw 772 homicides and more than 3,200 shootings. In 2021, the Windy City had 797 homicides (the most since 1996) and more than 3,500 shootings. So far this year, the city has had 197 homicides. That includes 18 children, the youngest of whom was 8 years old. The oldest victim was 81.
This past weekend alone, six were killed and 18 others wounded. The weekend before that, eight were killed and 25 wounded.
For all the liberal consciousness about race and “black lives matter,” the fact that homicides disproportionately affect black people is an uncomfortable truth. Just 29% of Chicago residents are black, but black victims made up 81% of homicides in 2021 and 77% of homicides this year. Yet Lightfoot, who tries to present herself as a warrior for racial justice, can’t be bothered to take up this problem. Instead, she wants to fearmonger about abortion, even though nothing will change in the liberal state of Illinois.
Any mention of crime statistics and how they relate to race relations in America is a sure-fire way to get you banned, excommunicated, and shunned from the neoliberal society in which we’re all forced to live.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth