'From Logan Park to Humboldt Square, Rahm Rules...' Rahm's racist regime plays 'Ignore them and they'll go away...' as massive protests rock Chicago Board of Education and City Hall

The day before the Chicago Board of Education voted to destroy more than 50 of the city's remaining African American elementary schools, many of them named after famous African American heroes, the mayor devoted a great deal of time touting sewer work. And on the day his school board pushed through his agenda to continue destroying Chicago's real public schools, the Chicago Tribune gave Rahm Emanuel its editorial page to tout his recent visit to a place in Chicago he called "Logan Park."

One of the many Hollywood themes that have begun cropping up in Chicago protests against the policies of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel's handlers believe that he can upload his pseudo-tough guy persona from Chicago's City Hall to the White House, while his victims are the poorest children in Chicago's African American elementary schools. But for an ever increasing number of Chicagoans, Rahm's Hollywood persona is more out of the horror genres than out of the pseudo-heroes he casts himself as. Substance photo by David Vance.Whether Rahm knows it or not yet, the future of Chicago is not going to be decided by a multi-millionaire spouting worn out talking points and recycling media events that would have been laughed out of town in any prior years. "From Logan Park to Humboldt Square, Rahm Emanuel knows his Chicago..." might have been the headline as the city prepared for one of the greatest traumas to black children since the segregationist days of the 1950s and 1960s. And by May 22, 2013, the mayor who was elected by the vote of black Chicago was unlikely to win one precinct were he to run again for the office he obviously planned -- along with his Hollywood scripters -- as a final stepping stone on the road back to the White House. Only the next time, Rahm believed, it would not be as "Chief of Staff," but as President of the United States.

So what if the city's mayor had finally surrounded himself with sycophants who didn't even know the most basic facts about Chicago's communities? What counts, Rahm believes, is the media image.


May 22, 2013 at 3:29 PM


Straight to the Point

Prize winning photography Dave, and straight to the point, well written George. We all appreciate, needless to say, the coverage Substance has been doing.

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