TIPNATION.NYC WILL NOT ALLOW ERIC ADAMS TO BECOME BLACK AMERICA'S HITLER
The latest news is currently dominated by the war crimes of Putin’s armed forces in
Ukraine. Harrowing images of gross violations of the rules of war and of human rights
leap out at us from our screens of whatever size. People are disgusted, and rightly so.
Yet closer to home, much closer to home, NYC’s home-grown Putin, Mayor Eric Adams,
is doing his bit to join in the human rights’ violations bandwagon with his assault on the
homeless of the city. Adams has, horrifically, now directed the NYPD to tear down the
encampments of the city’s homeless. Yes, you read that right, the city’s homeless.
This of course begs the question, assuming you actually have a heart and a
conscience, as to how this is even a thing? If you leafed your way through a history
book and found out the same had happened in Hitler’s Germany, or Mussolini’s Italy,
would you be surprised? Undoubtedly you would not. You could also imagine Putin
doing the same or any number power-thirsty autocrats around the world that currently
occupy the corridors of power. So how is that even remotely possible in twenty-first
century NYC? Well, there is a two-word answer to that – Eric Adams.
Adams’ twisted logic is built on the premise that those homeless individuals living in
boxes, or tents or other constructed means of survival, should have what they built torn
down, by the police, as they should instead be in city shelters. At the same time,
Adams professes to “care” about the city’s homeless as, and take a deep breath, it’s
apparently “ok” to be homeless and on the streets, but it’s not “ok” to have any material
surroundings that would provide you with a morsel of protection from the elements and
the predatory outside world.
There are further historical precedents here. The South African apartheid regime took
particular pleasure in violently breaking up Black settlements and townships – all in the
name of “security.” Sounds familiar? It does. That’s because it’s a mirror copy of what
Adams has inflicted on the city’s most vulnerable citizens. And with history in mind,
there’s more to come…
Trump lickspittle and disgraced former Republican NYC mayor Rudi Giuliani also had
his own vendetta against NYC’s homeless. Back in the 1990’s, in his own display of a
tin-pot abuse of power, Giuliani made sleeping on the streets a criminal offense. Just
like with Adams’s latest move, that was a politically expedient display of posturing that
failed to address the root cause of just why people end up on the streets – a failed
system of free market economics that rewards greed and punishes the most vulnerable.
You can be pretty confident that tucked away in Adams’ cell ‘phone contacts, you would
find Giuliani’s number.
his is all “tough on crime” show-boating from Adams as he is devoid of both empathy
and real policies and solutions. “Out of sight, out of mind” just doesn’t cut it when it
comes to the issue of homelessness. Never was there a clearer case of prevention
being better than cure. Then there’s the fact the fact that NYC’s shelter system is not fit
for purpose and down-right dangerous. No wonder those down on their luck on the
streets opt to build their own shelters, only to have Adams have the police and city
workers come in and tear those down, stigmatizing already traumatized human beings
There is an undercurrent of bigotry and wild misunderstanding at play here. And that is
some, and that no doubt includes Adams, believe that homeless people actually choose
to be on the streets. Further, that if only they’d pull themselves up by their boot-straps,
they wouldn’t be in the predicament that they find themselves to be in.
There aren’t enough words in the English language to describe how ridiculous that is. Why would
anyone choose to be exposed to the risk of assault, rape, disease and a whole myriad
of exploitation? It sounds a simple question, because it has such an obvious answer –
they wouldn’t. And sadly, we can now add the additional risk of Adams’s city henchmen
tearing down the home-made shelters of the homeless. Sickening.
If anyone needs to be swiftly removed from where they currently inhabit, it’s Eric Adams
from the office of NYC mayor. Perhaps he could go and move in with Putin in the
Kremlin and leave us to come up with real solutions for the city’s homeless situation?
NYC RECALL ERIC ADAMS, Bon voyage Eric.