Much has been made of how New York City offers a sustainable model for “Blue” cities, by stealth ethnic cleansing of Blacks (who have a much higher rate of violence) and Rudy Guiliani era stop-and-frisk policies that caused thousands to be arrested for gun violations. Steve Sailer noted how successful that policy was in reducing Dinkins/Koch era violence to the point where NYC was one of America’s safer big cities (in Manhattan at least). Well, it’s not the 1990s anymore, and Rudy Guiliani is long gone as Mayor. Neither is the stop-and-frisk policy politically or legally sustainable. Given the enhanced rights Blacks have versus other racial groups as part of Supreme Court decisions and acts of Congress. Now comes word that a Federal Trial against Stop-and-Frisk promises to end that tactic. Jessie Jackson (yes him again) is quoted as saying:
”I heard rationalization and justification rather than explanation from the city. They were not denying. They were justifying.”
New York City is simply unsustainable. It is built upon a lower crime rate, only 500 or so murders in 2012 as compared to over 2,000 in the early 1990s. But that requires stopping and frisking lots of young Black men, and imprisoning those found carrying weapons illegally. Which has enormous costs politically, since Blacks form the foundation of the “High-Low” team-up, the wealthy elite like Mayor Bloomberg and a mass of impoverished voters eager to embrace corporate welfare policies for a few free Obamaphones.
Just like Cyprus was unsustainable, a ponzi scheme now come undone (not even Russian Oligarch money could save them) with substantial losses for ordinary Cypriots already hard-pressed, so too is New York City. The voting system is based completely on Black voters first. Then everyone else in the political alliances. Black voters understandable don’t like their young men even or (especially) if they are thugs, being stopped and imprisoned. The urban model of “Blue” states just does not work. Put a lot of poor people, who have hostile racial feelings, and have no real ability to move into the ultra elite, right next to those who work and live as middle-men, amongst a few elite aristocrats, and you have recipe for riot, violence, and failure.
New York City is not Detroit. Not yet. But it is trending there. People don’t like to get mugged, even less to get murdered. The Black problem of street violence requires measures that are politically (and legally under current enhance legal status for Blacks) just unsustainable. So New York City will fall. Times Square? Destined to fall back into squalid 1970’s porn-theater era misery, ala “Taxi Driver.”
Nerdy White guys, “Masters of the Universe” Wall Street Traders, deli owners, businessmen, office workers, these people are about as threatening as a double latte at Starbucks. You don’t need stop and frisk for people who are habitually law abiding and could not for the most part (that’s 99.9999%) even muster up a threat if they wanted to. For the Black community, unfortunately that is exactly what you need, as Black people are addicted to violence in a way that is shocking, particularly street violence where the object is violent domination and humiliation of any target, even more than quick cash and easy money.
After all, for your criminal oriented around money, picking pockets, to installing swipe readers, and even just lurking around to scope out Debit Card PIN numbers, offers far greater rewards in cash with far fewer risks. Heck even low skill thugs can rent themselves out to carders to run up bogus purchases on fraudulently obtained credit cards (that’s about 50% of the merchandise on E-bay right there). Low risk and high reward, compared to sticking a gun into a guy’s face and carting off a few bucks and soon-to-be-canceled credit and debit cards.
NYC just cannot politically, and legally, keep locking up the guys who stick guns into people’s faces, and thus it will die. It might take four or forty years, but die it will. That’s as clear as the value of Cyprus Sovereign Debt.