I was amused by this headline from the UK guardian about Chicago:
Chicago’s Democratic socialists on brink of transforming city’s politics
Six Democratic socialists may join city council this year, reflecting the progressive momentum in national politics
The body of the story I found equally puzzling
But the Chicago educator and community activist may be poised to do just that after forcing a runoff in her 33rd ward aldermanic race against incumbent Deb Mell last month, making her one of six democratic socialists who could potentially join city council this year.
That shock number of openly declared socialists set to join Chicago politics comes at a time when socialism is increasingly visible in national US politics, led by the socialist senator Bernie Sanders running for president and socialist New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becoming one the most high-profile politicians in the House of Representatives.
Unless I’m very much mistaken Chicago has been a corrupt Democrat run machine city with skyrocketing taxes where the violence in black neighborhoods, perpetuated by gangs fighting over drugs preying on ordinary citizens is starting to spill out toward the city proper for decades.
Or put simply Chicago is already heading toward Venezuelan status how is electing a bunch of avowed socialists going to make it any different?