And it's a good one. [A Tale Of Two Cities: A Great Reversal For de Blasio’s New York And Post-Katrina New Orleans?, VDare.com, 11-15-13]:
It is the best of times and the worst of times in the Big Apple and the Big Easy. New Orleans is losing its black population, and New York City has chosen to cater to the non-white underclass. The diverging future of these two iconic cities may show the real truth behind success and failure in urban America.
Escape from New York is upon us again
In New York, Mayoral Elect Bill de Blasio, his black, former lesbian, wife, and their mulatto children engaged in an almost tribal celebration after his victory, with something called a “smackdown” dance. [De Blasios celebrate with ‘Smackdown’ dance, by Yoav Gonen, Tara Palmeri and Beth DeFalco, New York Post, November 5, 2013]
The spectacle of the nominally white leader of the world’s greatest city cavorting like an African autocrat on election night was an ominous sign for a city that has only recently emerged from ruin. New York City has turned its back on the policies that saved it. Its people apparently would rather destroy their city than be thought politically incorrect.
In a scene that resembled the Third World rave from the Matrix: Reloaded, de Blasio told his ecstatic supporters that “make no mistake—the people of this city have chosen a progressive path.” However, the real cinematic metaphor is John Carpenter’s apocalyptic Escape from New York, which portrayed the Big Apple as a maximum security prison for violent criminals.
This isn’t far from what happened the last time the city chose a “progressive path.” In 1990, New York City endured a nightmarish 2,245 murders. Although the Washington Post celebrated the return of “liberal governance,” [Bill de Blasio wins mayor’s race in New York, ushering in new era of liberal governance, by Phillip Rucker, November 5, 2013], the truth is we’ve seen this movie before–when New York City inspired such dark visions of urban life as Taxi Driver, Death Wish, and The Warriors.Read the rest at VDare.com.
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