Thursday, January 2, 2014

NYC's de Blasio Comes Out Swinging

For readers not familiar with American idioms, to "come out swinging" means to immediately start punching - more in the manner of a street fight rather than a boxing match. 

No longer Mayor-elect, but sworn in and in position, Bill de Blasio* reminds all of us that if you chose to stay out of politics, they who desire to gain wealth, power, and control over others will be happy to take the place for which you could have striven:

"For the first time in 20 years, New York welcomed a Democrat as mayor in an inauguration that registered a sea change in the city’s politics"

A pastor speaking at the ceremony for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday called New York a “plantation,” while entertainer Harry Belafonte denounced New York under Michael Bloomberg as “Dickensian,” while the outgoing mayor sat by, BuzzFeed reports.

“Let the plantation called New York City be the city of God, a city set upon the hill, a light shining in darkness,” Brooklyn-based pastor Fred Lucas Jr. said. “Elevate our valleys. Make low our mountains. Make our crooked places straight and our rough places smooth. Oh God, oh God, oh God, break every chain, break every chain, break every chain.
[Call it a ship of fools, or the Gary Larson's The Far Side - style  "car of idiots", if you may, but this is a very real picture of the future for much of the United States]

-Excerpts of de Blasio's speech:

"........It’s that tradition that inspires the work we now begin. A movement that sees the inequality crisis we face today, and resolves that it will not define our future. Now I know there are those who think that what I said during the campaign was just rhetoric, just “political talk” in the interest of getting elected. There are some who think now, as we turn to governing – well, things will just continue pretty much like they always have.

So let me be clear. When I said we would take dead aim at the Tale of Two Cities, I meant it. And we will do it. I will honor the faith and trust you have placed in me. And we will give life to the hope of so many in our city. We will succeed as One City. We know this won’t be easy; It will require all that we can muster. And it won’t be accomplished only by me; It will be accomplished by all of us — those of us here today, and millions of everyday New Yorkers in every corner of our city.

You must continue to make your voices heard. You must be at the center of this debate. And our work begins now.

We will expand the Paid Sick Leave law — because no one should be forced to lose a day’s pay, or even a week’s pay, simply because illness strikes. And by this time next year, fully 300,000 additional New Yorkers will be protected by that law. We won’t wait.

We’ll do it now. We will require big developers to build more affordable housing. We’ll fight to stem the tide of hospital closures. And we’ll expand community health centers into neighborhoods in need, so that New Yorkers see our city not as the exclusive domain of the One Percent, but a place where everyday people can afford to live, work, and raise a family. We won’t wait. We’ll do it now......."

[Note that the Left, from Marx himself to today, detests the Middle Calls and deem them the "Fourth Estate" just another group that resists change. Biden, de Blasio, and their types only pretend to be concerned about that group in order to soothe them while their enslavement is in process]

"We will ask the very wealthy to pay a little more in taxes so that we can offer full-day universal pre-K and after-school programs for every middle school student. And when we say “a little more,” we can rightly emphasize the “little.”...........

Of course, I know that our progressive vision isn’t universally shared. Some on the far right continue to preach the virtue of trickle-down economics. They believe that the way to move forward is to give more to the most fortunate, and that somehow the benefits will work their way down to everyone else. They sell their approach as the path of “rugged individualism.”

But Fiorello La Guardia — the man I consider to be the greatest Mayor this city has ever known — put it best. He said: “I, too, admire the ‘rugged individual,’ but no ‘rugged individual’ can survive in the midst of collective starvation.”

["Collective starvation" - They are no longer couching their lies in diplo-speak]

Please don't be fooled by the correct predictions of many conservatives. Yes, de Blasio will of course fail and the Left has no delusions about this.  The wealthy will move to avoid paying higher taxes, and many real estate developers will opt out of doing business in NYC for the chance of projects that are more lucrative than low-income housing. NYC will be faced with another downturn.

This is their plan.

Then the Left will strike again. The moves to force suburban regions to turn their revenue over to urban areas will be stepped-up. The concept is a simple one for the Leftist who plays the class card. How dare you take your wealth  somewhere where we don't have access to it? If an income-earner dares to live in the suburbs while commuting to the city, the crime is an even worse one in the eyes of the Left.  

When that fails they will, like good Trotskyites (all Western Socialists understand that Marxism in any form can only work if there are no longer any non-Marxist regions, states, or nations left) take their arguments to the next level. They will proclaim to their zombified slaves that all non-Socialist elements in our nation must be eliminated if we are ever going to combat inequality and racism. 

In the end, and we are seeing some of this now, the Left will offers the Devil's bargain with the uber-rich. The deal will be for a Socialist US in which the most wealthy will lose very little of their property and earnings but will be able to remain as a privileged class.As with South Africa*, it will no longer be necessary to soothe the Middle Class. This group will conveniently be liquidated by oppressive taxation, radical Equal opportunity laws, and even more radical environmental regulations on private property (in this case, land for homes).

The only good jobs will be for those who could afford private schools for their children, All the others will be dragged through the Common Core and (except for the precious few who show enough promise and speak the right words about equality and consequently get fed on the Royal Jelly of Socialist privilege) be prepared for nothing more than community colleges and state schools. The best careers will be reserved for those with degrees from more prestigious institutions of indoctrination. 

Make no mistake, South Africa is the paradigm for the Left here in the US:

The above link also has some very good notes about the similarities between Americans and Afrikaners and the attacks on Western Culture by the Left. 

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