|Ferris Bueller would be attacked by a Flash Mob in 2011 Chicago|
Now you spent a number of years as a community organizer in Chicago, a city your former Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel represents as mayor, and in that vocation you failed. The reality of Cook County is that members of your greatest constituency make parts of the city of Chicago more violent then Mogadishu, Afghanistan or Iraq.
Because the American public has been conditioned by television to believe what they see on sitcoms, most people believe the city of Chicago to be home to lovable Black people like Steve Urkel and The Winslow's (creations of script writers from Family Matters).
Reality doesn't offer the same rosy picture of Chicago, as
Acting Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has vowed to hunt down the thugs who engage in these flash mob attacks on white people and on bus pedestrians, even though it was members of his police force that tried to censor the closing of the North Avenue Beach over Memorial Day. It wasn't due to heat exhaustion; it was due to Black thuggery.
Flash Mob attacks by Black people, that community you were paid to organize, already plague the South side of Chicago. Krzysztof Wilkowski makes his home in Chicago, and he was the victim of a Black Flash Mob attack. Here is what the Chicago Tribune wrote of that incident and the fear spreading in the community you organized:
No one was seriously hurt in the flurry of five random attacks by a mob of young men on Chicago's lakefront over the weekend.That same paper published this article on why the race of the attackers isn't important:
But the feeling among many visitors and residents that the popular Near North Side stretch where the attacks occurred is safe for strolling on a summer night may have taken a hit.
"I think it reflects badly on Chicago," said Dr. Jack Singer, 68, a Seattle oncologist who was one of two victims in town for a convention of cancer specialists at McCormick Place. "I've been coming to the convention every year, and this is the first time I've felt threatened downtown."
The outbreak of random violence along a busy stretch of Chicago Avenue and the lakefront creates a sensitive issue for city officials eager to boost tourism and convention business.
"No matter what, we have to remember this isn't just about downtown residents, but our tourism economy," said Ald. Brendan Reilly, whose 42nd Ward encompasses most of the downtown business district. "Perception is reality in tourism world. There are economic consequences if people think downtown isn't safe."
Reilly said Monday that police need more resources to deal with the influx of "hundreds of thousands" of people flooding downtown and the beaches on weekends.
If you've followed the story — and who hasn't? — there's another fact that you also know, but it's one you haven't read in the Tribune or seen explicitly stated by most of the official media: The young men were black.
"Shame on you and the Chicago Tribune for your politically correct crap when doing these type of stories," one reader emailed several Tribune writers. "This is a diverse city and when you don't physically describe them, we don't know who to protect ourselves from."
I've omitted the portion of his note that referred to "them" in ugly language.
Another reader wrote: "I can't imagine that if a gang of white teenagers went to the South Side of Chicago and began attacking African-Americans including a 68-year-old that the race card would be left out of your coverage. ... I see a media double standard here."
So why would a news organization avoid a fact? This fact?
It's a reasonable question, even if many of the people asking it on Internet comment boards have wrapped it up in irrational, irresponsible venom.
I'm ambivalent about the omission of the attackers' race in the news accounts, but I think I would have decided to leave it out too.
As an editor pointed out when I asked about it, the crimes don't appear to be racially motivated. There's no sign the criminals picked victims because they were of a certain race. They picked them because they had certain stuff.
"People see it as a media conspiracy," he said of the decision to leave out their race. "It's a media quandary."
Here's the quandary, for editors, for cops, for all of us:
Race alone doesn't predict or explain behavior. Just because this mob was young and black hardly means that all young, black people in groups are a violent mob. Knowing the race of these attackers is no form of protection.
This column quoted above represents what Black Privilege means in Black-Run America (BRA); any negative action of Black people isn't representative of their entire race, while conversely, any negative action by a white person is representative of their entire race and the guilt is equally shared and distributed among all white people.
That is what white privilege means in 2011 BRA.
A great blog - Second City Cop - run by anonymous Chicago police officers documents the perfidious nature of elected officials in that former city where you organized the masses for what purposes one is hard to understand.
We already know that members of your greatest constituency are set to receive free computers and other accessories they routinely steal in Flash Mobs that target law abiding citizens, but we also know that one individual is vowing to do what you were unable to do. And that is organize the Black community in Chicago.
Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has vowed to organize the community you failed, and he will be using force to bring
While he is pleased with the quick arrest of suspects in a series of mob attacks over the weekend, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday made no secret that he wants everybody involved “brought to justice.”
“I want all the young men that were involved in this,” Emanuel said. “Because I want to be very clear up front that as it relates to this crime, the full force of the law enforcement community and justice system will deal with it.”In cities across the country including Philadelphia, Miami, Charlotte, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Boston, Newark and Kansas City (basically any major city that has a sizable
Jim Goad, a writer for Takimag.com, told me Chicago could be the city where riots begin. I always assumed it would be Atlanta, but the city has canceled events such as Screen on the Green where youths Black people could have congregated and engaged in acts of flash mobbery.
If you cancel EBT/ Food Stamps (which allow Black people to buy lobster and steak) all bets are off on where riots begin.
Isn't it funny, Mr. President, that the community you were charged with organizing (compensated nicely to do in the process) could be responsible for bringing the city of Chicago to a grinding halt? Desperate people are turning to the Guardian Angels to protect them from
Nobody wants to see this happen, but the actions of a community you failed to organize now requires that Rahm Emmanuel carry out extreme measures to bring some semblance of civility to an obvious falsity in your resume.
James Carville said that 2012 could be a year of unrest. He is wrong. It will be the summer of 2011, and its already started in the city, among the very people you failed to organize.
The Chicago of John Hughes is gone. The Chicago of Barack Obama is here.
Congrats on that community organizing. Since you've become president,
The ranks of Those Who Can See grow larger by the day; to think it all started because you said a cop "acted stupidly" in arresting your friend Skip Gates.