Escape from NewYork. Now. If you can. That seems to be the thinking of hundreds of thousands
of Big Apple denizens as the city, recently one of the safest in the world, devolves
into a dystopian
hell at the hands of demented progressives.
Former New York
City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his former police commissioners such as Bernard
Kerik, who headed up the NYPD force
from 2000-2001 and directed the police response to 9/11, can only watch and
weep as the city they had so successfully cleaned up rapidly descends into
chaos and carnage. This Nightmare in New York is brought to you courtesy of Gov.
Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and a cast of thousands of Black Lives Matter
protesters, anarchists and street thugs. The once vibrant city is turning into
a virtual no-go zone of looted shops, shuttered store windows and skyrocketing
murder rates. The number of shooting victims is up 51% this year so far, and
that tragic trend is accelerating. In June of this year there were 250
shootings, as opposed to 97 in June of 2019.
New York was already reeling from
the highest coronavirus death toll in the (formerly) United States, due in
large part to Gov. Cuomo approving the transfer of thousands of recovering
COVID-19 patients to nursing homes at the height of the pandemic. Then the rioting began, and
Mayor de Blasio’s response was to shame cops and propose cutting his city’s
police department budget by more than one billion dollars. (That’s one
thousand million for those of you who were educated in the city’s public
The Dimwitted Duo have caused a mass
exodus, with 500,000 mostly middle-class New Yorkers fleeing the city thus far
and many more likely to follow. Half a million New Yorkers heading for the
proverbial hills. That’s more than the entire population of Minneapolis, where
all the madness started. Of course, with the Minneapolis City Council
repeatedly voting to disband its police force, the entire population of
the “Minneapple” may head for the hills, as well.
The Big Apple is rotting and
shrinking. Needlessly. Minneapolis is too. As are many other large American
cities. The rioters and the elites are together making these cities uninhabitable
for everyone else, including the police.
And they call it “social justice.”