Blowing Up The Cities

There’s an old adage that you get what you pay for. That certainly seems to be the case with the urban populations around some of the country currently. And it’s funny when you look at and analyze it. The people that are doing the “blowing up” of some of our nation’s cities are of the same political persuasion as those in charge of those cities.

When you look at what has been going on in places like Chicago, and Seattle, and San Francisco, and Portland, you realize one thing very quickly. These are all cities that have been run for decades by Democrats. These are liberal enclaves. So, why are liberal mayors having such a hard time bringing the looters and rioters under control? It’s simple. They are agreeing with them. Because to bring them under control is to disagree with them, and they can’t be seen going against groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

So what’s the solution?

Well, first off, I would disagree with Donald Trump. I don’t think sending in the troops would be the way to do it. These people would view that as signaling the start of the civil war they really want to kick off. They are trying to agitate the government into fighting them, then they can get the public on their side (as happened in the early days of the BLM protests), and take down the government. That’s totally the opposite thing to do.

No, the thing to do in places like Chicago, and Seattle, and Portland, and yes, even San Francisco is you let them do what they want to do. Let the marketplace decide.

At some point, Donald Trump should step aside and let these cities deal with it on their own. That means no federal troops, no federal money, nothing. If these cities that elected liberals and socialists to run them want to back idiot groups like Antifa, then they get what they deserve. The solution is in the ballot box come the next election. Do you really think that Seattle Mayor, Jenny Durkan, or Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot will be a shoo-in come their next election?

Now, taking that stance, yes, you do run the risk of actually getting someone more liberal. But at some point, even dumbed down liberals will have to understand that their way of life isn’t working and it’s turning their city into a cesspool. And, hopefully, if there are any conservatives left at that point, one of them will resonate with the voters.

But to go ahead and try and force an end to the violence that still permeates our nation’s streets is fruitless. Let the rioters have their way. Because as we saw with CHAZ/CHOP, and as we saw with Occupy Wall Street, these things are basically short-lived. One thing we know about these liberal idiots, they can’t stay out of their parents’ basements long enough to enact real change. To do that would require some real, honest-to-goodness convictions. That’s one thing these people don’t have.

Rather than agitate, ignore. The results may be worse in the short-term, but in the long-term, they will come around. Either that or there won’t be a city for them to ruin!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Job Growth Doesn’t Lie

Bloomberg came out with the latest publication of the top 12 cities in this country and their job growth over the last 12 months. What I found astonishing wasn’t the fact that some places had over 3% job growth. Places like the greater Houston area, which led the league in that category, or Dallas, which like Houston, is in Texas which also led the country state-wise. Or even the Phoenix metro which came in third. No, I had to look to the last four slots on there to find something to laugh about.

Out of the top 12 cities population-wise, in the country, the bottom twelve, along with their job growth were:

San Francisco at 1.8%

New York at 1.5%

Chicago at 1.3%

Los Angeles at 1.1%

Anybody realize something about those cities? They are some of the most liberal cities in America. They are the cities that embrace this “sanctuary city” movement. And yet, it doesn’t seem to help when it comes to job creation because companies don’t want to move there. New York should be a lot higher because the state of New York has spent millions trying to attract new businesses. And it’s worked upstate where the taxes are a lot less. But New York City? Not so much.

I mean, every one of the four cities listed at the bottom have other problems besides the fact people don’t want to move their businesses there. San Francisco has become a sewer and a haven for homeless and drug abuse. New York is a zoo, and I don’t care what you say about the positives of that town (and there are many, admittedly), it’s still a zoo that is over-run by liberalism. Chicago is in the midst of the worst gun crisis in American history with almost a hundred people being shot every single weekend in a city with the most stringent gun control laws in the country (so much for gun control…huh snowflakes?) And then you have Los Angeles. Land of the fruit and nuts. They come in dead last because the state taxes everything that you do, say, and eat. If you fart in California there is a tax involved. And Los Angeleanos don’t seem to care. They love being where TV shows and movies are being made.

Overall, that list isn’t surprising. The cities that are the more conservative and belong to the more conservative states are growing…and the cities that belong to liberal states aren’t. What’s the deal with that? Simple. Liberalism sucks money and jobs out of the economy to the determent of the people. It looks great in the early stages because it looks like you’re getting something for nothing. You don’t have to work because the gigantic government will take care of you. And yet, you find out that they take things too far. And you are soon left with nothing. By then the city becomes another Detroit or Cleveland, or Toledo. Companies move out because it’s more profitable to go somewhere else, and unemployment soars. Welcome to your blue wave!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!