- as Mayor Lightfoot was saying in 2019
before COVID and George Floyd
why? three reasons:
because chicago's digital-age
violence has overwhelmed these
two industrial-age resources.
because chicago's feuding leaders
are at a loss as to how best to
address the recent citywide
explosion of violence.
And most important:
chicago's VIOLENCE since the 1960's
has always centered on young people, not adults: notably the tens of thousands
of chicago children lured or bullied into the
HEAVILY-ARMED, DRUG-DEALING, YOUTH-VICTIMIZING
STREET GANGS whose 100,000+ members have
terrorized chicago since the 1960's.
(also the 1960's saw the rise of
the world-wide GENERATION gap:
"don't trust anyone over 30".)
today spiraling violence rooted in
mistrust and political polarization
has let to a breAKDOWN OF COMMUNICATION
a diminishing government functionality
in every city, state and nation
around the world.