Fingering the Political Incorrectness of Generalization

The New York Daily News, which has the largest circulation of any newspaper in the United States, printed their response to Ted Cruz’ comments about New York City’s “values:”  the cover was a picture of the Statue of Liberty giving him the finger.

 

The cover was within their First Amendment rights, just as Cruz’ comments were within his rights. Some question Cruz’ wisdom in offending the minority – the very small minority – of Conservative Republicans living in The City.  Wouldn’t you think they’d agree with Cruz?

 

The Daily News’ cover speaks volumes about the morals and values of New York City:  the Statue of Liberty making a decidedly unlady-like gesture.  Why didn’t they illustrate her topless while they were at it?

 

Cruz is being walloped for making a generalization, even among Conservative pundits. Conservative New Yorkers are wailing, “Hey, wait a minute!  We live here, too?  You talkin’ about us?!”

 

What do you think, you geniuses? I live in New Jersey, the state with the greatest number of automobile accident, some of the highest property taxes, the highest corporate taxes, and the most congested highways in the country.

 

Our governor, Chris Christie, is a Moderate Republican (he’s certainly no Conservative) but our legislature is solidly Progressive Democrat. They’re the reason we’re all out of jobs here.  Our legislature raised the corporate taxes so high that businesses are unable to operate here.  In league with local politicians, they’re getting ready to sell our property out from under our feet.

 

With no jobs, we can’t afford our homes, at which point the government will seize them. That’s what Communist governments do.  New Jersey is a blue state.  Anyone out-of-stater who might comment that New Jersey stinks, literally and figuratively, would find ready agreement from the state’s Northwestern, suburban Conservative Republicans.

 

No one here would be miffed to find that other people think New Jersey is a lousy place to live (except recently transplanted, Democrat Long Islanders who have already found themselves priced out of their homes on the Island). Just ask the exodus of Garden Staters living the Carolinas.

 

Cruz was absolutely right: New Yorkers have a heck of an attitude, even those in the Republican/Conservative minority.  ‘How dare you accuse all New Yorkers of being debauched, social communists?!  It’s not our fault that naked women are strutting around Times Square, that Manhattan looks like an armed camp, or that illegal immigrants and drug dealers have basically won the War on Drugs!’

 

The naked women are good for the tourist trade! The armed guards just show how well-protected we are.  We have the finest police department in the world.

 

There’s no arguing that New York’s Police are the Finest, its Firefighters, the Bravest, its Sanitation, the Strongest, etc. New York being the place it is, you need them all.  New York’s Police Department has been hard-pressed to keep the peace in a city that sides with the mobs instead of its law enforcement.

 

New York City is an extremely blue city, let’s face it. Whether its minority Conservatives like it are not, they are represented by communist officials.  The governor is Democrat and the state assembly is Democrat.  At least the state has some balance:  the state senate is Republican (unlike New Jersey).  Both New York’s U.S. senators are Democrat.  Eighteen of the state’s congressional representatives are Democrat.  And of course, the mayor of New York City is not merely a Democrat, but a Communist.

 

That is your face, New York City. That is what the rest of the country sees. Take a good look in the political mirror before you complain about Ted Cruz’ criticism of you.  Conservatives in New Jersey see a blue face when they look in the political mirror.  But we didn’t wallow in a bath of self-pity or turn a wrath on those who painted an accurate political picture of us.

 

When the time came, we organized ourselves into Tea Parties. We did something about it.  Maybe it wasn’t much.  But as the Tea Party wave crossed the nation, more states (if not our own) went from blue to red, congressionally, gubernatorially, and in their statehouses.

 

If you don’t want people like Ted Cruz to call you names like “Socialist” or “Communist” then get down off your pedestal and do something about it. For instance, tear down that statue of Che Guevara in Columbus Circle.  Do something about the drugs gripping the city.

 

Restore the Statue of Liberty to her original status as a beacon of freedom, not free stuff. Get rid of the Emma Lazarus poem that talks about giving us other countries’ tired and poor, yearning for free stuff.

 

She’s supposed to be a beacon of hope to other countries to keep up the march for freedom, not the poster girl for giving the finger to people who challenge the Socialist status quo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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