Chicago: Where TDS Trumps Citizen Safety

Chicago: Where TDS Trumps Citizen Safety

Chicago: Where TDS Trumps Citizen Safety

Approximately 45 years ago, the group Paper Lace released a song entitled “The Night Chicago Died“. That song very well could be talking about Chicago today. The names of some of the players have changed but the reality is still the same. Politicians refuse to take a stand and violence seems to rule the streets. At a time when all it would take is accepting President Trump’s offer of help, Mayor Lori Lightfoot revels in her Trump Derangement Syndrome. The result? Sixty-three people shot over the weekend, 20 shot on Monday and at least 14 Tuesday night at a funeral. It might not be the night Chicago died, but it’s a good imitation.

Now, there are certainly a number of questions that need to be asked about the events from last night. I won’t get into the Covid-related questions having to do with social distancing, no large groups, etc. While growing frustrations over lock-downs, kids home from school, job insecurity, questionable data about Covid infetion and death numbers does very likely plays a role in the increase in violent crimes across the country, that’s not the issue here.

Nor is gun control the issue. You know it is only a matter of time before the “concerned” folks on on the Left spin the shootings into an argument for tighter gun control. All I can say there is “in your dreams”. What these folks forget is that someone who drives up to a funeral, rolls down the window and opens fire more than likely isn’t concerned with buying a gun legally. But, again, that’s not the issue here.

The issue is how Mayor Lori Lightfoot has embraced her Trump Derangement Syndrome to the harm of her constituents.

Of course, she’s not alone. We’ve seen the same sort of rhetoric from the West Coast. Mayors and governors would rather watch their cities and states burn than accept help from Trump. After all, Orange Man bad.

So, sorry to those 14 people shot last night. You’re just collateral damage in the fight to oust Trump from office.

Fourteen people shot as they left a funeral. Of those, 11 were listed in serious to critical condition. But Lightfoot won’t let “Trump’s troops” come help quell the violence.

The night Chicago died. . . .

Arnita Geder and Kenneth Hughes said they heard gunshots while in their home watching television, adding that they came outside to find bodies that were shot up and “laying everywhere.”

“We thought it was a war out here,” Geder told the Chicago Sun-Times. “It’s ridiculous all the shooting that’s going on out here, it really has to stop.”

I heard my mama cry. I heard her pray her pray the night Chicago died. . . 

But let’s not forget Lightfoot is a politician. More than that, she’s a Chicago pol. So she knows how to spin when she needs to. After threatening to sue Trump if he sent federal agents to town without her permission, now she’s singing a slightly different song. According to reports, she “expects Chicago will receive resources that will plug into existing federal agencies that already work with the city, including the FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.”

In other words, she wants the money but not the manpower necessary to stop the violence.

Trump Derangement Syndrome in full force and on display in Chicago. Too bad, so sad, citizens. We could get help but it is from the bad Orange man. So we will do without and run the risk that it will be your child shot next.

What the media has been very careful not to say is whether or not the shooting was gang related. Considering the funeral was for Donnie Weathersby, who “was shot in the torso and head”, one has to wonder.

An SUV was traveling on 79th Street around 7:30 p.m. when people inside opened fire on funeral attendees, the Chicago Police Department’s First Deputy Supt. Eric Carter said during a news briefing.

The attendees exchanged gunfire with the vehicle, which sped off before crashing a short distance later. The people inside that vehicle ran off, Carter said.

Fourteen injured by gunfire after three days that saw 83 people shot. At least 60 shots fired in last night’s attack. Some of those shots came from funeral goers after the person or persons inside the vehicle open fired. Is it any wonder the neighbors said it sounded like they were in a war zone?

But Lightfood, like her counterparts in Seattle and Portland and elsewhere, doesn’t want help from the Feds. Maybe she’s using this time to perfect her impression of Nero fiddling as Rome burned.

Or perhaps she is trying to live out Paper Lace’s song.

It doesn’t matter why she continues to refuse real help, she is doing a disservice to the people of Chicago.

Federal troops “terrorizing its residents” bad. Residents terrorizing and killing other residents is okay. At least that’s the way it seems.

But, unlike the song, there will be no happy ending. Daddy won’t kick open the door, kiss mama and brush away her tears. Not as long as politicians like Lightfoot continue to hold office.

Our country is standing on the precipice. If we don’t make our voices heard, if we don’t stand up and take control, it will fall. Blood already runs in the streets of major cities like Chicago. The Democratic Party has embraced the values of socialism. Mainstream media is doing its best imitation of Pravda and TASS. And they all cheer as they do all they can to erode what’s left of our freedoms.

Do not go quietly into the night. Do not let this be the night Chicago–and the rest of the country–died.

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13 Comments
  • Scott says:

    “Our country is standing on the precipice. If we don’t make our voices heard, if we don’t stand up and take control, it will fall.”
    You’re not wrong, but here’s the thing, the people of Chicago, or at least those who can be bothered to vote, HAVE been making their voices heard, and have elected nothing but democrats for nearly 100 years. They’ve got the government that they voted for , and that they deserve.
    While Federal cops could help in the short term, the only thing that will truly fix Chiraq and other democrat run hell-holes is for the residents to pull their heads out of their asses, get a clue, and throw the bums out.. Not holding my breath on that, especially in light of the recent post here about the fine example of who’s graduating from Chicago Public Schools…

    • GWB says:

      Well, let’s say that poorer residents of Chicago get what the virtue-signaling, more well-to-do sections of Chicago have been voting for.

      I wonder what would happen if you divided Chicago up into smaller portions and the crime-torn sections could vote for their own destiny? Would the welfare-and-nothing-else folks continue to rule in those poorer areas?

      • Scott says:

        You could be right GWB, though the Free Shit Army is strong, and many believe the lie that the dems have their best interests at heart…
        Or they’re just criminals that enjoy the democrat policies that give them power over the law abiding…

    • Beco says:

      Sadly, the people of Chicago have already proven over many years they are not capable and will remain that way.

  • GWB says:

    she wants the money but not the manpower necessary to stop the violence
    Natch. Money is fungible – she can divert that to all the places she can get a little more grift going. Cops? Not so much.
    Also, she doesn’t want to stop the violence. Why would she? It doesn’t spill over into where the political class lives.

    open fired
    ????

    Federal troops “terrorizing its residents” bad.
    Well, not necessarily. If it would help her continue in power, then it would be just fine.
    So long as they don’t get any uppity ideas about Chicago not being her town.

  • SteveB says:

    People who don’t know much about Chicago assume that the voters have a real choice in the matter. Yes, Chicago and Cook County continue to elect Democrats. What really happened over the years is the Democrats grew so strong here that the Republican Party completely ceded the city and county to the Dems. I am not sure I can even remember the last serious Republican candidate for Mayor. Probably Bernie Epton nearly 40 years ago. And now Chicago Democrats treat any Republican like a foreign invader.

    Of course, when it comes to asking for money Chicago politicians (i.e. Democrats) are not shy. Just don’t try to tell them how to spend it.

    • Scott says:

      That does make total sense, why would anyone waste money in a race they know they can’t win. Between apathetic / dumbass voters, an all the dead people multiple votes, and other fraud that chicago is famous for, they’d just be throwing money away. As I mentioned, the only way this will change is when the residents demand change / a choice in who they vote for. Kinda like when they complain that there’s no grocery stores etc in high crime areas. Why would any company that wants to be successful set up shop in an area where they know they’ll be robbed, looted, and quite possibly burned out? If the people in these neighborhoods get their shit together, and quit raising thugs / tolerating such behavior, and show companies that it’s a safe environment for them to do business in, the stores will come back. Until then, you get what you ask for…

    • GWB says:

      It would be nice if they even went so far as to vote for non-corrupt, non-progressive Democrats. There used to be some.

  • David says:

    Can we please have Federal Agents terrorize Lightfoot??
    Have her arrested for conspiracy to deprive citizens of their rights.

  • Paladin says:

    Fascist Libs cannot face the failure of their policies

  • She should ask Karolina Obrycka who really terrorizes Chicago.

  • Rick Caird says:

    Lightfoot is a fool. She just told us the job of terrorizing the residents of Chicago is a job for the residents of Chicago. Therefore, she does nt need help with terrorizing the city..

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