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"
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.
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.