and the limousine liberal mindset of the left helped shape high crime areas:<quoted text>Chicago used to have Special Ops. But then the community agitators like O'bama decided to start suing the city-costing the city millions of dollars because the same terrorist thugs who were shooting up everyone were the same terrorist thugs mom's, bros, aunties, cousins and uncles that sat on the jury. Now after PDiddy O'bama made a law before he left the Illinois state senate to have every municipality have 10% poor thug housing, it is out of control. The negroes run the city. Al Sharpton is moving to the city of Chicago to run the next riot. It is plain and simple. The blacks have no jobs and nothing better to than shoot their own-and not a damn thing can be done about it-nor do I believe that the democrats that run the city want to do anything about it. It was evidenced by Booby Rush, former Black Panther.
'…One of the oldest and most dogmatic of the crusades of the left has been disarmament, both of individuals and of nations. Again, the focus of the left has been on the externals -- the weapons in this case.
If weapons were the problem, then gun control laws at home and international disarmament agreements abroad might be the answer.
But if evil people who care no more for laws or treaties than they do for other people's lives are the problem, then disarmament means making decent, law-abiding people more vulnerable to evil people.
Since belief in disarmament has been a major feature of the left since the 18th century, in countries around the world, you might think that by now there would be lots of evidence to substantiate their beliefs.
But evidence on whether gun control laws actually reduce crime rates in general, or murder rates in particular, is seldom mentioned by gun control advocates. It is just assumed in passing that of course tighter gun control laws will reduce murders.
But the hard facts do not back up that assumption. That is why it is the critics of gun control who rely heavily on empirical evidence, as in books like "More Guns, Less Crime" by John Lott and "Guns and Violence" by Joyce Lee Malcolm.
National disarmament has an even worse record. Both Britain and America neglected their military forces between the two World Wars, while Germany and Japan armed to the teeth. Many British and American soldiers paid with their lives for their countries' initially inadequate military equipment in World War II.
But what are mere facts compared to the heady vision of the left?
What if the real problem is the cussedness of human beings?
Rousseau denied this in the 18th century and the left has been denying it ever since. Why? Self preservation.
If the things that the left wants to control -- institutions and government policy -- are not the most important factors in the world's problems, then what role is there for the left?
What if it is things like the family, the culture and the traditions that make a more positive difference than the bright new government "solutions" that the left is constantly coming up with?
What if seeking "the root causes of crime" is not nearly as effective as locking up criminals? The hard facts show that the murder rate was going down for decades under the old traditional practices so disdained by the left intelligentsia, before the bright new ideas of the left went into effect in the 1960s -- after which crime and violence skyrocketed.'