This article was published by the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, December 28, 2016:
It’s helpful to revisit basic assumptions, one of the primary ones in discussions about local police and violence being offered by Marxists themselves. “Victor,” writing for the Marxist The Internationalists, is very clear: local police must go in order to replace capitalism with communism:
So, if we are to get rid of the tool [local police], we must rid ourselves of the rule [capitalism]. The fight against repression and oppression will only succeed if it is intrinsically linked to the fight against capitalist exploitation.
Behind Chicago’s raging and record-setting gun violence are leftist billionaires funding the Marxist group Black Lives Matter. Even if those three BLM founders receiving millions from George Soros don’t know it, they are part of the effort to create the need for federal intervention and ultimate takeover of local police. To them, their role is clear: encourage “useful idiots” to challenge local police so that the peacekeeping role of the police is lessened. The vacuum created is filled by gang members using violence to settle scores and retaliate against violence perpetrated upon them. In other words, consider Chicago as a test kitchen.
In simple terms, Chicago’s South and West Sides are a war zone, with the police having a decreasing impact on maintaining order. The results have just come in: through Monday night, a total of 61 people were shot in the Windy City, 11 of them dying from their wounds. Seven of the dead were killed on Christmas Day, more than the last three Christmases combined.
This brings the grisly total to more than 4,300 people shot so far this year, 770 of them fatally. Last year, by comparison, there were 2,989 people shot, with 492 of them succumbing to their wounds. That’s an astonishing 56 percent increase in homicides in one year.
Give credit to the BLM for creating the vacuum that gang members are eagerly filling. The Marxist group has been repeatedly telling blacks that America was “built on Indigenous genocide and chattel slavery” and it “continues to thrive on the brutal exploitation of people of color.”
At a rally in New York City in 2014, BLM supporters chanted: “What do we want? Dead Cops! When do we want it? Now!” Six months later, a BLM-sponsored rally incited supporters to chant: “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon!”
A month later, on a BLM-affiliated radio program, hosts laughed at the assassination of a white Texas sheriff’s deputy, boasted that blacks were like lions involved in a “race war” against whites, and happily predicted that “we will witness more executions and killing of white people and cops than we ever have before.”
Using this as an excuse, and taking advantage of the vacuum left by the “de-policing” by the Chicago police, gang members feel free take their revenge without consequence. Ninety percent of those dying by gun violence in the city so far this year were gang members, had criminal histories, or were otherwise already known to the police.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson knows what’s going on, but there’s not much he can do about it:
The violence primarily occurred in areas with historical gang conflicts on the South and West sides of the city. We now know that the majority of these shootings and homicides were targeted attacks by gangs against potential rival gang members and groups who were at holiday gatherings.
These were deliberate and planned shootings by one gang against another. They were targeted, knowing full well that individuals would be at the homes of family and friends celebrating the holiday.
[They] were followed by several acts of retaliation.
Johnson also spoke a truism: gun laws don’t work: “These gun offenders have repeatedly shown us that they’re not going to play by society’s rules.” As the city’s chief law enforcement official, he also knows the solution: “arresting the right people for the right reasons.” Said Johnson:
But we have to focus on what’s really hurting Chicago right now, and that is the gun violence. I’m not a fan of mass incarceration. But [speaking directly to the perps] if you decide to pick up a gun, pull the trigger, and shoot somebody, I don’t care what your rap is, you should go to jail for it.
Johnson, to his credit, also spoke about the forces aligned against him: “anti-police sentiments” stirred up by Black Lives Matter. Those sentiments, said the Superintendent, have encouraged gang members to take matters into their own hands, knowing that the media, and much of the black population in those areas, will support their criminal activities. Added Johnson: “When [gang members] feel the public will speak out for them, and not the police officers, that’s giving them the power to go out and do what they do.”
Johnson didn’t complete the thought, however. He never asked the most important question: when will the mayor, the former chief of staff to President Obama and author of the infamous phrase about “seizing an opportunity” to create mischief, ask for federal intervention? When will he complete the loop and seek the complete emasculation of the CPD that has accelerated under his watch?
The vacuum being filled with violence was created by the “de-policing” of the CPD. Through mid-December there were roughly 50,000 arrests in the city compared to nearly 70,000 last year at the same time. And that number, 50,000 arrests, is less than half the number made in 2010, the year before Rahm Emanuel, the city’s current mayor, took office.
Let’s not forget the role of the ACLU, either. Working closely with friendly pols at the state level, the ACLU has created vast amounts of paperwork that officers need to complete after each “street stop” or arrest to justify their actions. The threat is implied, but taken seriously: your career could be in jeopardy if your actions aren’t “justified” by the miscreant’s conduct.
The final tally for 2016 is not quite complete: there are still a few days before the end of the year. But with 4,300 people shot, and 770 of them succumbing to their wounds, will 2017 be any better?
A better question to ask is this: Will the gun violence in Chicago in 2017 reach such a level that innocent citizens, not knowing the game being played out behind the scenes, demand that Emanuel call in the federal troops to restore order? Will 2017 be that year?
Leftcom.org: Friend or foe? Marxism and the police
Chicago Tribune: A violent Christmas in a violent year for Chicago: 11 killed, 50 wounded
TheBlaze.com: After weekend bloodbath, Chicago police chief makes surprising admission about city’s tough gun laws
Yahoo.com: Chicago Arrests Drop, Homicides Soar