Friday, February 25, 2011

Just as the World is Rejecting Despots Chicago Elects One

A Political Strongman: A political leader who controls by force;
Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Mubarak, Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi and King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz are Despots. Mubarak and Gaddafi are in the process of being disposed. King Abdullah has promised first $10.7 then $22 and now $37 billion dollars in benefits to the Saudi people attempting to ward off the uprisings that his fellow Strongmen or dictators Mubarak faced in Egypt and Gaddafi faces in Libya.

John Kass of the Chicago describes the Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel as a Strongman in this article, “The city wanted a strongman — and it got one” But quite frankly reading the article one could hardly tell if Kass was praising Emanuel and the City of Chicago or condemning them both. (see story)

What Tuesday's victory prevents is outside examination of the City Hall books. That lack of scrutiny is what Mayor Richard Daley wanted, after two decades of spending Chicago into near-bankruptcy with all that cronyism and favoritism. —John Kass

Kass seemed to be condemning Chicago for being the cesspool of political corruption that it is known to be and equally reproachful of Rahm Emanuel for being just the strongman who can fill Mayor Richard Daley’s corrupt shoes.

Emanuel's victory completes an interesting switcheroo, with Rich Daley announcing his retirement, Rahm stepping down as White House chief of staff, and mayoral brother Billy Daley stepping into Rahm's old job.—John Kass

Nevertheless, Chicago’s election of Emanuel is proof of two things. À la Bill Maher, Americans are stupid and second the election of Emanuel was a foregone conclusion. As the Venezuela dictator, Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías was “elected”4 times in Venezuela’s sham elections so too Chicago’s elections are corrupt as any of the other fake Democracies around the world.

What is true is since the 2008 presidential elections American elections are as corrupt as any sham government in the world. That is how a Rahm Emanuel is Mayor-elect of the city of Chicago and that his how a constitutional ineligible Chicagoan is president of the United States of America.

[Once, when a pollster made him angry, Emanuel sent him a dead fish.] All of Washington knows the tale of the dead fish: how he delivered one, Corleone style, to a polltaker he didn't like—Howard Fineman

Chicago has just elected its own dictator. When the rest of the world is revolting against their Strongmen, Chicago has gotten the Despot it wanted. Dead fish and all.