The Mob vs Gangs

This morning after mass I stepped into our parish hall for hospitality. I sat and had coffee with another “old guy” who is just a year younger than me. Bill lives in a community outside of Frankfort named Gateway. It is an over 55 community. He started discussing how he loves it there, and how he has suddenly become allergic to mowing the lawn. Age triggers many allergies you know. He took to hiring a sixteen year old grandson of a resident. The kid cuts a hundred lawns a month at $20 a cut. That is amazing money for a teen ager 20 x 100 = $2000. Our conversation drifted to where we grew up. Bill in the Bridgeport neighborhood, and me in Burnside. We both attended Catholic high schools, Gordon Tech and Mendel. Our sports teams competed against each other.

Our conversation drifted to how the mafia dominated his neighborhood. He told of being in a neighborhood restaurant with his parents when two men dressed in long black overcoats and black fedoras came in. One stood at the door to prevent anyone from coming or going. The other walked through into the kitchen looked at everyone there then moved into the lady’s room to do the same. Finally the guy went into the men’s room to search it. Evidently he didn’t find who he was looking for so the two of them left. “There is no doubt in my mind that the guy they were looking for would have died on the spot,” said Bill. I couldn’t top that story, but it brought to mind that even though we don’t hear about mob killings anymore like when we were kids, we hear about gang killings daily. They are so common we don’t even get upset about them anymore. Then the idea that killing people on the streets is a long time Chicago tradition came to mind. Shooting people on the street has been part of our culture, and has been for almost a hundred years.

The next time I read the shooting count, like this morning, six wounded, one dead, it will just pass like the mob killings of my youth. It isn’t about gun control it is about eliminating bad people within the community. I have to admit, however, that the mob limited killing to their enemies while the gangs will kill anyone in the way. Therefore, they are not the same and I shouldn’t compare the mob to gangs. Gang killing is not just the result of rivalries, it is often a rite of passage. In some cases killing is necessary to prove you are man enough to join a gang.

I also remember that if I had any ideas of joining a street gang to cause trouble, the trouble would have been mine. My Dad would have punished me in a way that hurt long and hard, killing would have been too easy on me.  I truly believe that the current gang problem is the result of kids being raised in fatherless families. There is one thing fathers are good at like dispensing punishment, deprivation, banishment, or some other form of misery to their kids who err. The problem is that mother’s never wait for the father to come home, and they dispense justice immediately. If the job was too big for Mom she relied on the famous standby  “wait until your father gets home.” That wait was enough to make me change my ways.

“Ah, the good old days!”

No ICE Please

Listening to the Liberals cry and accuse Trump and his administration reminds me of me, except I cried and accused Obama. The latest cry is to cut I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).  Libs don’t want laws, they rail against police, they yearn for open borders, and they refuse to obey existing laws. what do they want? It appears to me they want to return to the ancient days before kingdoms. Kingdoms were the first move toward needing borders to define what was under the king’s jurisdiction. Kingdoms are ruled by a of course, a king. The king was the executive, legislator, and adjudicator for all within his borders. Kings ruled with an iron fist, and all of his subjects were equal in stature, except of course the royal court, knights, jesters, shamans, etc. Those special people were special to cater to the kings needs.

The era before kings was a wild and wooly one. People were afraid of their own shadow, and if a stranger walked across your property, and you did not recognize him you killed him; “Better be safe than sorry” is the mantra people lived by. If the stranger wanted what you had he killed you and took it. Of course you had supreme liberty to do what you wanted to do. If you wanted to smoke pot, go smoke, if you wanted sex drop the first woman, girl, child you see and rape her on the spot. If you needed to eat you killed something. Sometimes it might have been your neighbor. Eventually people began to see value in living in groups, or tribes. Soon there was one among them who was strongest and he ruled the tribe. Eventually, he became king and ruled many tribes within a defined territory. Gee, they spoiled everything by making rules, and keeping order. The modern-day example of a liberal king right this moment is Nicolás Maduro, dictator of Venezuela. How can I tell he is king? He is getting fatter while his people are starving, it is the liberal way.

Here is more of what I see the liberals wanting:

  1. Open borders to allow the free movement of people, animals, and goods. People can roam freely like the native Indians did, how else will they be able to avoid punishment for a crime committed.
  2. No laws. What use are laws, they interfere with your imagined right to live as you please. It smacks to obey the ten commandments, and what fun would it be if “thou shalt not kill” was formally accepted as the norm. Killing seems to be an act that incites anger, and a need for revenge even in the most primitive people, therefore the need for open borders to allow escape from the avengers.
  3. Drugs, what drugs?  Free and open borders will allow men from strange countries to freely expand their trading enterprises without impairment. A nation on drugs would be a Utopian society. Everyone happy, and no one hurting you, unless of course you are coming down and can’t afford a fix immediately.
  4. I seem to recall that originally, the “C” in ICE stood for citizenship, but my memory isn’t what it was. No citizenship runs parallel with no borders, and no laws, What is citizenship anyway? I thought is was something that made you responsible for your country. Citizenship implies that you make laws, enforce laws, and obey laws.
  5. Liberals do not like order. Meaning populations that keep laws and civilly debate differences. Order-less societies can dispense their own brand of justice when some little thing ticks them off. If you don’t like the way your neighbor mows his law, shoot the bastard. Oh, excuse me, liberals don’t like guns. Choke him to death instead, but dispense your punishment for having committed an act that upset you.
  6. Liberals don’t like the four letter word spelling “work.” They seem to enjoy living off the land, except the land is a made up of a mass of people in congested cities, and not in the wild where you have to use your body’s energy to seek sustenance. They would sooner stand on the corner with a hand printed cardboard sign begging for something to eat like, “Work for Food.” I have never seen one of these people jump into a car by invitation to go work for a sandwich.
  7. Liberals riot against the separation of children from families, i.e. somebody else’s family, yet they demonstrate to have free, paid by you, abortions. In my mind that is the greatest separation of your child from your family. Isn’t divorce a form of family separation? When the parents decide to split from each other by abandoning their marriage vows until “death do us part” the kids they abandon the kids they made. I see too many screwed up kids today resulting from broken homes. Granted, single women do a great job of raising their kids, but it isn’t the same as when two parents (one man one woman) do the job.

Getting back to the protest to cut I.C.E. I want to rail against some other bureaucracies that are more important to drop before we move to I.C.E. For starters, let’s eliminate the Department of Education. Oh no! We can’t do that we have to educate our kids. Well before there was a huge educational complex in Washington to oversee what we learn we had schools, and they did an outstanding job of teaching us. We learned more before the Department of Education than we do now. The difference is now, the Dept of Ed has a huge say in what our kids learn. For instance; before we learned reading, math, history, geography, penmanship, English, and art. Today we have new math, (the long way to learn how to do basic additions and subtraction. It saves all the brain power kids needed to spend memorizing their tables.), sociology (instead of geography), political correctness (let’s not upset anyone), gun control, what history should have been instead of what it was, how bad white people enslaved black people for their gain, how bad white people stole North America from the native Indians (oh, just to keep things streamlined let’s leave out how bad white people from Spain and France) committed genocide in Central America to find gold. Let us also leave out the fact that for thousands of years one of the rewards of winning a war was to enslave the losers (not all wars were against black people). Let’s make sure that we teach our majority white population that they have special privilege over all other races because of what transpired in history. Then there is the omission of how one European country decided to eliminate people with specific genetic make-ups that they thought were undesirable. How was this science conducted? By starvation, shooting, gassing, etc. The latest is to teach Islam, and to justify doing so under the realm of teaching world religions, except there isn’t enough time in the year to get to the other world religions, and the final exam just happens to be the same test given to converts to Islam (Then make a big argument for separation church and state).  Let’s make sure we feed these kids a good breakfast, and lunch to make them less dependent on their parents, and more dependent of the Department of Education..

Another area the government meddles with is money for teachers. The idea is that all fifty states should have the same level of education. Some states are more poor than others, so let’s make them all the same so every kid is equally smart. If you look at the level of smarts that the kids have against the money spent by Uncle over the past forty years the picture is nothing short of dismal failure. Remember the adage “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result?” Well for the past forty years we have done nothing but throw money at the educational system without improving a single leaning level. Where does the money go? Good question. I don’t think the educational complex wants anyone to know. Why? Because we would realize that the money goes into education-administration, and not into education of kids. There are more PhD level workers in our schools today than ever before. Why? Because teacher’s get paid by their level of education, the more you know the more you make. Another problem is that their fringe benefits are all tied to the same education. A PhD retires with a larger pension than a B.S degree. I am still not convinced that this is the problem, because the teachers should be state of the art in their skills. What about the unseen administration: like physical plants, i.e. school buildings etc. Chicago maintains a special corporation for handling their school buildings and properties. Every large school district in the country does the same. These agencies spend money on new schools, and upgrades to the old ones, but if Chicago is an example, they have tons of 100-year-old schools and very few new ones. What the hell are they spending money on?  I can almost tell when the teachers union will strike by what month it is. August is prime time just before the schools open. Where does that money go? Certainly not to the teachers they are alway complaining about how poor they are. Meanwhile the State government is always crying about the under funded pensions they have for public sector workers like teachers, police, and firemen. That one blows my mind. Where does it all go?

It is time to hit the reset button on education and get rid of the Department of Education from Washington. Starting from scratch would be a hell of a lot smarter than throwing more money at a losing proposition.

I could go on further with other bureaucracies that are equally useless, but I’m getting tired of bitching about things because the only voice I have is my vote and election time isn’t for another few months.

Forget I.C.E. and go for the Department of Education, the EPA, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, or the Department of Agriculture. I can write an equal to or better rant on each of these crappy bureaucracies, but I won’t because I ruined my Sunday writing this one.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement would be last on my list.

 

 

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