The radicalization of the liberal left has seemingly taken a cannibalistic turn in recent months, as President Donald Trump has deflected nearly every argument thrown his way.
You see, the left mobilized and turned ridiculous in the wake of the 2016 election. The fury that they displayed after seeing Hillary Clinton, the heir-apparent to Barack Obama, so soundly rejected by the nation was violent, despondent, and often cruel. They took their frustrations out not only on the country and their fellow Americans, but on the Constitution itself through actions in Berkeley, California and the like.
Now, the left has seemingly turned their sites on themselves in the Windy City as well, targeting democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel specifically and aiming to snarl Chicago’s infrastructure ahead of a busy tourism weekend.
Last week, several groups, including the Coalition for a New Chicago and Violence Interrupters, announced plans for a march set to start on August 2 at 4 pm. The groups say they will shut down the city’s busy Lake Shore Drive, starting out on the Drive near Belmont. Then they plan to head toward Wrigley Field, the stadium where the Chicago Cubs will be playing, according to the Chicago Tribune.
And what has spawned this turn against their own?
The march is ostensibly meant to bring more attention to the growing gang violence and the rising murder rate infesting the city, but one of the main goals announced by march representative Dr. Gregory Livingston is the resignation of Mayor Emanuel, a former Barack Obama chief of staff.
The irony is palpable.
This guns and gangs problem only arose after the bleeding heart left installed an ill-conceived handgun ban for Chicago all the way back in 1982. Suddenly, the law abiding citizens had been disarmed, leaving only the criminals to arm themselves. This predictably spiraled out of control and into the enormous mess that we see today.