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Is a Black Revolution Coming to Chicago?

Is a Black Revolution Coming to Chicago?
August 06
16:30 2018

As in most major cities, the black residents of Chicago vote Democrat – sometimes as high as 95 percent. It has always been assumed that the Chicago Democrat political machine had a lock on that vote.

It has also been imponderable why that should be the case. Nothing has oppressed urban blacks more than the longstanding Democrat control of our major cities. With virtual one-party control of the cities, Democrats have maintained racist policies that have kept millions of black Americans segregated, impoverished, uneducated and welfare dependent since Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal of 1930.

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It is the reason that virtually every major civil rights demonstration, protest and riot outside the old Democrat Dixie have happened in Democrat-controlled cities. It is the reason why Martin Luther King chose Chicago as the first northern city to bring his civil rights movement.

I first became involved in minority issues in Chicago more than 50 years ago – and spent a lot of time in the inner city since then. Virtually nothing has changed in the ghetto except for one thing. Those all-black segregated neighborhoods are a lot more dangerous today than they were back then.

Not only were the people of the “hood’ badly disserved by the white power structure, but also by a cadre of black politicians beholden to the white political bosses for their position, power, prestige and profit. In the plantation politics of big city governance, many took on the roles of “House Negros” (to be polite).

Despite the mistreatment by the racists in city hall, blacks would vent their political anger and frustration against non-existent Republicans. Urban Democrats – with Chicago as a prime example — were in charge of those police departments that were killing young black men, or not protecting the community from the deadly gangbangers and drug cartelians; in charge of a separate-but-unequal school systems that were not educating black kids while sending kids from white schools to college; in charge of the prosecutors and courts that were filling up our prisons with black kids, and for longer sentences, than comparable white offenders; in charge of the housing departments that allowed crony slumlords to skirt the law with dangerous overcrowded tenements; and in charge of the streets and parks departments that allowed infrastructure in black neighborhoods to deteriorate. These were all the manifestation of institutional de facto racism.

But times, they are a changin’.

In the past few years, there have been signs that the black community is finally catching on. On my Facebook, I have many black friends, many from Chicago, of course. They are not happy campers. They are talking about supporting challengers to what in Chicago is just referred to as “The Machine.” Not only are they speaking out against the boys in city hall, but against those black alderman, state representatives, state senators and congressmen who have ill-served the community for generations. Many even express disappointments in President Obama – often in very harsh terms. As one community leader put it, “He (Obama) ain’t done shit for us.”

While the black community in Chicago has tolerated more institutional racism and oppression under the rule of Democrats, the thing that appears to have finally triggered a detachment of political loyalty is the high number of people being murdered in the Windy City – especially all those innocent children. It has become statistically more dangerous to live on the westside of Chicago than in Afghanistan. This past weekend alone, 60 people were shot – 10 fatally.

Recently, there was a full-scale protest against Mayor Rahm Emmanuel with demands that he resign. One protester interviewed on the news said that no one should assume that the black community in Chicago is a Trump-free zone. When folks showed up with anti-Trump signs, they were booed by more than a few protestors.

One YouTube video that went viral last year featured two inner-city guys directing their ire at the Democrats. “They tell us the Republicans are the problem, but when I look around, I don’t see no Republicans. I only see Democrats.”
Black loyalty to the Democratic Party has never made sense, but it would appear that – as the saying goes – the chickens are coming to roost.

About Author

Larry Horist

Larry Horist

Larry Horist is a conservative activist with an extensive background in economics, public policy and politics. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman, as well as the White House. He has testified as an expert witness before legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress, and lectured at major colleges and universities. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He can be reached at lph@thomasandjoyce.com.

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  1. Allen
    Allen August 07, 16:08

    I will not be holding my breath. They (the people of Chicago) will get rid of Emmanuel (good riddance), but they will elect some black person (probably a woman) because the person is black. Nothing will change other than the murder rate, which of course is the guns fault.

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    • The truth
      The truth August 08, 22:04

      I thought trump was gping to improve things?

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      • Rochesternative
        Rochesternative August 09, 15:31

        Give him a chance. You will see an improvement before his first term is up.
        Part of the issue not mentioned is the public schools in these areas.
        The schools are understaffed. The schools deal with HUGE issues like students who do not attend regularly (I know, I teach in an urban school), language barriers, and being told by others not to “act white”. (oh, and gang violence, fear of gang violence)

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      • jerryb
        jerryb November 09, 04:58

        He has but the hardcore welfare trash are beyond help.

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        • RandyH
          RandyH July 01, 22:24

          NO–the GOP gave up on them. The GOP needs to fight for their vote by backing school choice and adult re-education programs and Deliver If Elected.

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  2. Don
    Don August 07, 16:19

    What goes around, comes around!
    And GUNS are OUTLAWED, only crooks and killers have guns. Nobody can defend themselves.

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    • Augie
      Augie October 22, 18:41

      As the old saying goes…
      “If you OUTLAW guns, Only OUTLAWS have them”

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    • RandyH
      RandyH August 01, 20:00

      Crooks, killers, and the government will have the only guns to control their subjects–just like the kings and lords with their armored knights and cross bows before America was born by free men.

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  3. Ginger
    Ginger August 07, 17:00

    Excellent article. I love it. Yes, it’s a little hard to blame Republicans when they are not even in office in places like Chicago. Time for more African Americans to wake up and stop just giving their votes to the Democrats. They have done nothing for you, especially folks like Rahm Emanuel. And, it’s funny how Chicago is Obama’s hometown, yet since his presidency, Chicago has become the murder capital of the USA, and African Americans there are doing far worse than almost anywhere in the country. Great job Obama! Time to #walkaway and give the GOP a try.

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    • Zap
      Zap September 21, 20:44

      78% of the 2200 precincts in Cook County are 100% Democrat in registered voters. As many as 11% of those voters are dead or no longer at the address of record. But they continue to vote.

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    • Fred
      Fred October 01, 23:01

      Ginger , yes it was a great article . I hope they do get rid of Rahm he`s nothing but a two faced joow that`s Obummers friend and out for fame and money you made a grate post girl. Hugs from the city with big shoulders !!

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  4. Rjenk
    Rjenk August 07, 17:27

    Maybe blacks are waking up to the demorat control for 59 yrs

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  5. Guest2
    Guest2 August 07, 17:34

    Great article and I couldn’t agree more.

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  6. Guest2
    Guest2 August 07, 17:37

    Great article – couldn’t agree more.

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  7. MAGA
    MAGA August 07, 18:33

    “. . . . were in charge of those police departments that were killing young black men, and . . . separate-but-unequal school systems that were not educating black kids while sending kids from white schools to college”. I do not agree with these two statements. The ratio of black men being killed by police and black men being killed by blacks is very high. With blacks being killed by blacks way more than any blacks being killed by cops. And many ,many blacks ARE being sent to college with diplomas that were GIVEN to them, not earned. Thinking it would help them in life. Same with college diplomas being handed out, not earned, thinking it will help them through life. Same thing with jobs. Not qualified but hired anyway causing low quality service throughout companies. At least tell the truth if you are going to write about them. But I do believe that the Democrats are in control of them and have been for decades. They have them right where they want them. All they want from them is their votes and then they turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to them and their problems. Throw them a few crumbs and they shut up. They are still slaves to the democrats and they vote for them. Unbelievable.

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  8. BillyBob Texas
    BillyBob Texas August 07, 18:36

    Well…..I agree. But we’re gonna’ have to get those people out to actually vote. Think they will do it?

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  9. MAGA
    MAGA August 07, 18:38

    Don’t blame it all on the democrats. They have the blacks where they want them, but the blacks have to stand up for themselves and accept responsibilities for their actions and inaction. Such as blacks killing blacks and blaming it on others. A white or a cop kills a black and they have a hissy fit. A black kills a black and not a word from them. Blacks kill many, many more blacks than any cops do. Wise up people.

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  10. Simo hayha
    Simo hayha August 07, 18:56

    Oh boy, it IS ABOUT TIME that the Blacks begin to acknowledge that the Democrats have ONLY tightened the chains on them and MADE THEM slaves to “government” largess! The sad thing is that the uneducated, unknowing, and Welfare-Dependent “POOR” have been brain-washed to be beholden to the FREE stuff that politicians GIVE them, in EXCHANGE for their VOTES! THAT is the bottom line! Their F’IN VOTES are what count! Sure, why bother getting an EDUCATION when having 6, 8, 10 babies INCREASES your monthly income? WTF?

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  11. ugly
    ugly August 07, 19:06

    hope they all kill each other !

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  12. Dave
    Dave August 07, 19:39

    I agree with most all of this, but why not say “servants” instead of “house negro(e)s”? (yes, with an E).
    But yes, the liberal left is responsible for keeping poor people poor, and more people are waking up to this fact.

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    • DD
      DD October 14, 15:13

      Because “House Negroes” is a much stronger word choice that fits well. A Servant is usually someone paid for their service. The other is one who lives at the largesse of his/her master.

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  13. n/a
    n/a August 07, 19:59

    You are so full of shit, Horist. Do you really think the racist hate mongering that this bolso de mierda president is promoting enhances black, inner city securities? You need to go back to your day job at the fertilizer plant.

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  14. William Scott
    William Scott August 07, 20:59

    Larru. please be advised. The word black is an adjective and not a noun. As a journalist you should know the difference. We are indigenous copper colored of the Americas. We are Americans that are called indians. Do the research and perpetuating this lie. The Europeans and folks like you need to read the true history and not the white history. It wasn’t all Roosevelt’s New Deal as it was LBJ’s Civil Rights Act of 1963. He was quoted to say “I’ll have these nigger’s voting democrat for the next two hundred years. Let’s get the republic back…if we can. By the way the word black is 15th century middle english that means PALE. Webster’s Dictionary 1828 Addition. The truth is in the old books.

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    • stewartinoz
      stewartinoz February 07, 23:45

      I don’t see that you have added anything of value to the article. Citing 15th Century Middle English is only of interest to academics researching the subject. For all the fact that I in many instances deplore current use of English Language, you must bear in mind that language of whatever derivation and historicity, is only the vehicle used to transfer ideas from person to person.
      I would believe that the thoughts expressed in the article adequately convey the current intent of the author. At least I understood what he was saying without having to nit-pick (that’s a nice phrase for you to research) looking for malopropisms and the like.

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  15. Annette
    Annette August 07, 21:02

    Spread the word of truth to the inslaved poor tesidents controlled by corrupt politicians! Wake up !! Way past time!!

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  16. Ginger
    Ginger August 07, 21:03

    Oh my goodness! I so agree with every bit of this article! Mr. Horist has placed my thoughts in writing! Thank you.

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  17. Sue
    Sue August 07, 21:25

    Most excellent! This needs to get out there.

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  18. Bob Gummz
    Bob Gummz August 07, 21:30

    Hmmm… Regarding Obama, whites complained that he was doing too much for black people. But black people complained that he wasn’t doing enough for them. Can’t win. But he was a lot smarter than the person in the WH right now, who is appealing to the white supremacy folks. (Yes, I know… some of your best friends are black. Yadda yadda…)

    Why do Democrats control urban areas? Because urban areas tend to be more liberal, while rural areas tend to be more conservative. No secrets there. But nobody complains about the number of midwestern or southern cities controlled by conservatives.

    Ah well… whatcha gonna do?

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    • Dead Dog
      Dead Dog October 15, 19:41

      “But nobody complains about the number of midwestern or southern cities controlled by conservatives.”

      There is nothing to complain about the number of midwestern or southern cities controlled by conservatives.

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    • Belfast
      Belfast December 03, 15:13

      The worst conservative area is ten times better than Chicago.

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  19. Me
    Me August 08, 00:21

    Im sick and fed up with certain groups crying until they are blue in the face. Some groups just wont do for themsrlves. This IS the land of opportunity. Let people do for themselves. If they wind up incarcerated, dont forget to blame the most responsible, themselves. I am a a 1963 baby oomer, I served 23 years in theAir Forc and then 10 as a Fed – this feat can be acomplished by any green black white purple human being with Red blood. I do not apologise for anything others did in past generation. Nor offer a pass to any socalled underprivledged group – Bull!

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  20. thorlo6
    thorlo6 August 08, 10:35

    I pray to Almighty God the Father, that the blacks of Chicago have truly had their eyes opened to the lies and hate of the racist Democrats.

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  21. Andy
    Andy August 08, 15:05

    The truth finally has been told. Thank you.

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  22. SteveLC
    SteveLC August 08, 18:48

    How many of the black demonstrators are registered voters? Blacks need to form a coalition of all organizations and black churches,etc and vote out ALL Democrats in local and state office.The Democrats have been BS Blacks in Illinois too long. They beg for your vote and give you NOTHING but promises. I am not suggesting that you support the Republicans especially in federal elections. What you are demanding better is schools, better policing, and access to healthcare. Including dental. BUT BLACKS MUST REGISTER TO VOTE

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  23. Laughing atyou
    Laughing atyou February 19, 00:01

    Who cares who is right! Attack Chicago. Wipe out the man. Take out all those ceo’s in those big offices. Attack now! Go for it. Come on do it do it now.

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  24. Concerned
    Concerned August 01, 23:06

    I had a productive salvage shop that recycled rags and paper. In 1964 one of my laborers was paid $140.00 per week. This was a standard wage that was not much less than a city worker. One day two men came in suits and asked how many kids the worker had. He answered seven, and they told him that he could receive $140.00 per week from welfare. He quit and now two generations later his children and grandchildren still receive welfare payments.

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