This meme came as part of a Friday meme collection from a Substack account I subscribe to.
This is quite a common narrative from the sort of people that read Breitbart for news, also showing up places like Fox News and other normiecon sites frequented by Boomers and younger conservatives that have yet to break the programming. It goes something like this: the explosion of violence in our large cities is the result of mismanagement by Democrat mayors.
There is more than a sliver of truth in this. Certainly the regime of mayors like Lori Lightfoot and various Soros funded DAs that let criminals out of prison as fast as cops can arrest them have encouraged thugs to be even more wanton than they naturally would be. But the important part to remember is this:
Democrat rule is downstream from demographic change.
If Detroit was still 84% White like it was in 1950, there wouldn’t be a Democrat mayor and there also wouldn’t be even a fraction of the violent crime. We know this for a fact. Exhibit A, the most infamous killing grounds in America: Chicago, Illinois. Chicago doesn’t have the most murders per capita because it is such a large city but it does have a shit-load of murders every year. Last year there were well over 700 murders in Chicago, the year before that over 850 and in 2020 just a couple shy of 800.
Those murders were not even distributed across the population as we can see from this chart courtesy of Hey Jackass!.
Out of the over 730 homicides in 2022, only 35 were “White/Other”. That means that less than 5% of murders in Chicago were “White/Other” and since we know two other things, that most murders are intraracial and that interracial violent crime is 90% black on White, that means that likely far less than 5% of murderers in Chicago were White and whatever the hell “Other” is, I assume some of those were Asians or Middle Easterners, perhaps mixed race.
Chicago is 31% White and with a population of around 2.7 million that works out to around 837,000 White people in Chicago. With 35 Whites/Others murdered in 2022, that means a murder rate of well under 5 per 100,000 people. That is approaching the point of being statistically irrelevant. The overall murder rate in Chicago was 18.26 in 2019 according to CBS news. By way of contrast, St. Louis had a murder rate of 64.54, Baltimore 58.27 and Birmingham, AL 50.62 while at the bottom of the CBS news list, Hampton, VA came in with a murder rate of 11.26.
The point? While Chicago has a Democrat mayor and hasn’t had a Republican mayor since William H. Thompson left office in 1931, it is a very safe city from a murder standpoint…as long as you are White or “Other”. If Chicago was 100% White, it would be a very safe city indeed. It is not and the reason it is not safe is not because the mayor is a Democrat but rather because 2/3 of the city is made up of non-Whites. This is true for every large city with a crime problem in America, regardless of the political affiliation of the mayor.
Normiecons cope using the “Democrat-run city” narrative because it provides them with one of the few remaining mechanisms to ignore the obvious: We don’t have a violent crime problem in America, we have a violent minority problem in America.
The question yet to be answered, although we can guess: what happens when the violent minorities become the majority?
When that happens in the very near future, blaming their violence on the mayor having a D behind their name won’t be enough to hide the truth.