Sound familiar?<br><br>”At an August 6 press conference at which Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed last weekend’s violence, Emanuel at times appeared emotional, but he also lashed out at the very communities most affected by the violence by implicating them in their own suffering. “Don’t think for a moment people don’t know who in the neighborhood was responsible,” Emanuel told reporters. Emanuel then urged community members to prove that their neighborhoods have a moral center by turning the shooters in. Ironically, as Emanuel insisted the community should solve these crimes on the city’s behalf, the man tasked with seeing those crimes solved stood beside him. Police superintendent Eddie Johnson espoused similar sentiments, and admonished community members, insisting “you all know who these individuals are” — as though there were a vast conspiracy among entire neighborhoods to maintain their own suffering.”<br><br>Democratic talking point, blame the victims who suffer the consequences of neoliberal policies. Obama did this shit. As did the Clintons. When the white establishment Democratic machine isnt’ doing it, they get black misleaders to do it. Given the condition of our communities after decades of Democratic rule, their refusal to take responsibility and blaming us for conditions they created I do not see how any selfrespecting black person could vote or identify as a Democratic. Or prefer trying to change rather than build their own.

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"At an August 6 press conference at which Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed last weekend’s violence, Emanuel at times appeared emotional, but he also lashed out at the very communities most affected by the violence by implicating them in their own suffering. “Don’t think for a moment people don’t know who in the neighborhood was responsible,” Emanuel told reporters. Emanuel then urged community members to prove that their neighborhoods have a moral center by turning the shooters in. Ironically, as Emanuel insisted the community should solve these crimes on the city’s behalf, the man tasked with seeing those crimes solved stood beside him. Police superintendent Eddie Johnson espoused similar sentiments, and admonished community members, insisting “you all know who these individuals are” — as though there were a vast conspiracy among entire neighborhoods to maintain their own suffering."

Democratic talking point, blame the victims who suffer the consequences of neoliberal policies. Obama did this shit. As did the Clintons. When the white establishment Democratic machine isnt' doing it, they get black misleaders to do it. Given the condition of our communities after decades of Democratic rule, their refusal to take responsibility and blaming us for conditions they created I do not see how any selfrespecting black person could vote or identify as a Democratic. Or prefer trying to change rather than build their own.

Chicago’s Violence Is Fueled by Neoliberalism

Rahm Emanuel's neoliberal policies have left Chicago neighborhoods devastated.
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