THIRD WORLD AMERICA: Class War Gets Violent In Chicago…( The Future For The Muppets…)
July 8, 2012
On the Fourth of July, comedian Chris Rock tweeted: “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.” Chris Rock disowns the holiday with tongue-in-cheek.
Well right back at you Mr. Rock. My continental European ancestors weren’t in the USA when colonists won their independence from England. My grandparents didn’t even speak English when they arrived in the U.S., but according to this tweet, their whiteness took ownership of Independence Day from African Americans. Is there nothing those poor European immigrants didn’t ruin for real Americans?
No Laughing Matter
But in Chicago, there are more reasons for tears than laughter. Unemployment is high in many poor African American communities, and crime rates are horrific. One can barely call them communities. For too many, parenting skills are woefully inadequate. Innocent young children out in late night and early morning hours with a parent nearby have been shot. The leading cause of death of young black men is lead poisoning. Jobs are scarce. Decent people are afraid of gangs in their so-called communities. While most of the negative results have fallen on the black community, as I’ve stated in earlier years, it’s not a race war, it’s a class war.
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