Wanna Shut Down Chicago? Call a Priest. Like Fr. Michael Pfleger. [VIDEO]

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Wanna Shut Down Chicago? Call a Priest. Like Fr. Michael Pfleger. [VIDEO]

Wanna Shut Down Chicago? Call a Priest. Like Fr. Michael Pfleger. [VIDEO]

If you’ve ever lived in or around Chicago, you know that the traffic is fierce. You also know that the Dan Ryan Expressway is a major north-south artery in a spaghetti-bowl of urban highways that runs through the city.

Now imagine if this road. . .

Credit: flickr.

. . . was totally blocked by over a thousand protestors.

That’s what happened in Chicago on Saturday, when marchers completely shut down five northbound lanes of the Dan Ryan. Why? Because they were protesting Chicago’s high crime rates, especially on the city’s south side.

Reliable rabble-rouser Father Michael Pfleger led the march, along with fellow rabble-rouser, Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Let me show you my shocked face.

At first city officials decided to let the marchers take up two lanes of the Dan Ryan. But that wasn’t good enough for Fr. Pfleger. No, he and his band of merry marchers shut down the entire five lanes of highway, for a stretch of  1.5 miles. 

Credit: wcbv.com

Which also led to a Twitter war between Chicago Mayor Rahm “Rahmfather” Emmanuel and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

The Guv was not amused at Pfleger’s shut down tactics, and especially with Emmanuel giving in to his shenanigans. So he tweeted:

“I am calling on the Mayor to take swift and decisive action to put an end to this kind of chaos. I will work with him in good faith and urge him to do his job so that the people of Chicago feel safe.”

To which Emmanuel replied:

“It was a peaceful protest. Delete your account.”

Ooh, harsh!

Now if the name “Father Pfleger” rings a bell with you, but you just can’t place who he is, perhaps his antics from ten years ago will jog your memory:

Yeah, racist outrage is his modus operandi, isn’t it?

And, ever the huckster, Fr. Pfleger claimed victory for screwing up a Saturday for Chicagoans who just wanted to travel about the city.

In fact, he even claimed that “the people won today.”

Oh really? And tell me, good Father, just how do you propose ending the cultural decay which infests the high crime areas of Chicago? By taking away guns? And who will still have guns? Bingo! the criminals, of course.

Because it’s the collapse of the family structure which leads to gangs and drugs and murder.

Consider this: Just last month, during June, Chicago experienced a total of 57 homicides, with 289 people shot and wounded. And in 2017 the Reaper’s bill came to 681 bodies.

Even more shocking is this: in Chicago, here in July, someone is shot every three minutes, and someone is murdered every 16 1/2 minutes. 

Let that sink in.

So how will Father Pfleger’s band of protestors stop that carnage? Because it wasn’t the gang bangers or the drug lords who marched in that parade on Saturday, was it?

It breaks my heart to see the decline of Chicago. It’s because I grew up near the city, in northwest Indiana.

Now Chicago has always been a cold and gritty place, to be sure, but I have fond childhood memories of Chicago — like the Art Institute, the Museum of Science and Industry, and Marshall Field’s on State Street. The city still has first class attractions and marvelous restaurants. And how about those Cubs?

But all of Father Pfleger’s marches and all the shut-down highways will do nothing to stop the rampant violence in Chicago. Because none of those stunts can cure the rot in Chicago’s soul.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

  • Scott says:

    Why this jackass hasn’t been kicked out of the Priesthood yet is beyond me! And as for Rhambo, typical leftists, “I don’t like what you said, so go away and stop talking”… Dumbass, not at all surprising that he’s a close friend of the JEF

  • GWB says:

    You’d think a priest would have a better handle on how to stop violence.

    Of course, his god is human reason and progressivism, not the God he claims with his alb and collar.

    Any Christian priest or pastor should understand you can’t make Heaven on earth.

  • Skid Marx says:

    Ahh…the big steaming pile of leftist fail known as Illinois. Sadly we sometimes have to pass through this liberal shithole on way out to the mountain west aka Shangri-La. We try to never spend a dime there and gas up in Indiana or Missouri.
    Comrade Plfeger should go to Venezuela to see how glorious socialist utopias always end up.

  • Elaine S. says:

    Skid Marx: Downstate IL resident here. I get what you’re saying but I hate it when people assume that Chicago is ALL there is to Illinois. Outside of Chicago, the burbs and a few university towns, IL is actually a red state. The majority of the 102 counties in IL voted for Trump, some by margins of 70-30 or even 80-20. Of course, the problem is that the counties that voted for Hillary are much more densely populated.

    If you “gas up in Indiana or Missouri” on your way west, I assume you are taking I-70, which passes through some of the redder counties in IL and goes nowhere near Chicago. Those towns could use your business and I personally wouldn’t punish them for the sins of Comrade Pfleger or Rahmbo, which they have nothing to do with.

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