By Steve Hunley

Leftists in America are struggling to explain the surge in crime occurring all across the country, but most especially in Democrat-run cities.  Voters in New York City just went to the polls to elect a mayor to succeed Bill DeBlasio and Eric Adams emerged in the front of the pack.  Adams is actually a former police officer and ex-Republican who was the most vocal advocate of law and order.  Crime and disorder have risen substantially in New York City; the overall crime rate jumped a full 22% just in a year’s time.  Robberies alone increased 46%, while shootings increased 73%.  Many addicts don’t even bother to hide their drug use and during one night of protesting, a 77 year-old cook was hurled through the window of a diner, a woman was assaulted and at least two men were slashed with razors.  The subways have become quite dangerous, which is particularly terrible for residents who have to depend upon them to go back and forth to work.  DeBlasio had inherited a much improved New York City from Rudy Giuliani, a Republican, and Michael Bloomberg, who was a Republican and elected as an Independent before his presidential aspirations caused him to become a Democrat.  Of course the protesters threw objects at police officers, but I am sure other than that, it was “peaceful.”  In the relatively short time Bill DeBlasio has been mayor of New York City, he has worked the usual leftist wonders.  In the Democratic primary, some candidates proposed to continue the DeBlasio policies, while some even proposed to empty the jails.  The fact Eric Adams is a former cop is about as upsetting to many of the leftists in New York as is his having been a Republican.

Congressman Byron Donalds is not being allowed to join the Congressional Black Caucus.  Donalds is a congressman from Florida, representing much of the Southwestern portion of the state, including Naples and Fort Myers. Byron Donalds was born in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York and raised by a single mother.  Donalds served as a member of the Florida State House of Representatives before winning a seat in Congress.  Byron Donalds has all the qualifications for membership in the Congressional Black Caucus.  The problem is, you see, he’s a Republican.  Congressman Burgess Owens of Utah is also a Black Republican, but he has said he has no interest in joining the CBC.  Ostensibly, the Congressional Black Caucus is a nonpartisan group.  Except that it isn’t.  Donalds has made several efforts to engage other members of the CBC about joining, yet the representative’s spokesperson has said “although the Congressman and those in the CBC share the same race, the (R) behind his name disqualifies him from membership” in the organization.  Not only is Donalds a Republican, he is a conservative.  Donalds has such extreme views as saying when people are in danger, they don’t call “activists or politicians, they call police.”  A similar thing happened to Congressman Carlos Curbelo, also a Republican from Florida, who was denied membership in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.  As always, leftists are always the most compassionate and diverse people in the world . . .until you disagree with them.  That’s true here as well, lest we forget the viciousness the left displayed toward Eddie Mannis during his mayoral run against Indya Kincannon.

Donalds appeared on CNN where “New Day” talking head Brianna Keiler got owned by the congressman.  The two, not surprisingly, had very different interests.  Congressman Donalds wanted to talk about being shut out of the Congressional Black Caucus while Bobble Head Keiler could only babble about the Florida representative’s support for former president Donald Trump.  Keiler wondered if support for Trump and opposition to some Democrat-sponsored voting bills might be “incongruent” with the “mission” of the Congressional Black Caucus.  That’s when Byron Donalds roasted Bobble Head on air.  “I am a Black man in America, I’m allowed to have my own thought on who I choose to support and who I choose not to support,” Donalds shot back.  Donalds had scolded Bobble Head for having tried to talk over him and said his opinion about President Trump was “irrelevant” to the conversation about his being refused entry into the CBC.  A standard tactic of the Left; when confronted with facts, talk about Trump.  Following the rowdy interview, Congressman Donalds’ spokesperson, Harrison Fields told Fox News, “There is no doubt White liberals can’t comprehend how Black people could be Republicans, especially Trump supporters. . .”  True that.

The confidence of people in the mainstream media continues to plummet and with good reason.  Remember, once upon a time, you could be banned from social media platforms for even whispering the COVID-19 virus was birthed in a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan.  The mainstream news media labeled that notion a right-wing extremist conspiracy theory.  Turns out not so much.  Now even some leftists are having to admit that was probably quite likely exactly what happened, as the evidence continues to mount.  Democrats and leftists have repeatedly used the tactic the easiest thing to do is label any notion they dislike as a right-wing conspiracy theory and hopefully, kill it.  They’ve been doing the very same thing with the promotion of critical race theory.  Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” has said opposition to critical race theory is “manufactured.”  One of Todd’s guests on his program, Cornell Belcher, who is coincidentally a Democratic Party campaign strategist, said resistance to critical race theory was merely a “tool…in the racial tribal bogeyman’s toolbox” which had been invented for the purpose of winning elections.  Other, smarter Democrats, say the teaching of critical race theory is little more than a trifling school issue, unworthy of interest, much less attention or scrutiny by parents.  These leftists refuse to accept that a great many Americans simply don’t accept their Marxist vision of our country.  Incidentally, white supremacy seems to be a catchall for anything the Left doesn’t like at the time.  For instance, apple pie has been labeled as white supremacy, as has the very air we all breathe into our lungs.  Critical race theory is anything BUT diversity, nor is it some type of sensitivity training.  The best way to describe it that I have seen is, it’s a weird conglomeration of neo-segregation that heaps more racism on top of supposed racism.  People and voters are catching on.  The mayor of Southlake, Texas as well as a ticket of city council and school board candidates, all of whom had embraced critical race theory as a policy, had the stuffing beaten out of them in recent elections.  Local rebellions are occurring around the country in opposing of the imposition of critical race theory.  Parents have organized in Loudon County, Virginia and lest you think it some redneck backwater, it certainly is not in any way, shape, form or fashion.  Quite the contrary.  Well paid consultants promoting “diversity” tried to insert critical race theory into local classrooms and sought to make it mandatory for teachers and school staff to support it as educators, both officially as well as in their private lives.  Xi Van Fleet, a survivor of the Maoist Cultural Revolution, and keep in mind, Mao Zedong killed millions of his own people, spoke before the Loudon County Board of Education and told them their tactics seemed all too familiar to her.  “You are now teaching, training our children to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history,” Mrs. Van Fleet said.

This all illustrates an immutable truth: school choice is imperative for the future of our country.  Nobody has liked the idea of government-run schools better than dictators like Hitler and Stalin.  It’s all too easy to make schools indoctrination camps instead of actual schools.  Let the money – – – your tax dollars – – – follow your children to get an real education.