This is a site for discussing roleplaying games. Have fun doing so, but there is one major rule: do not discuss political issues that aren't directly and uniquely related to the subject of the thread and about gaming. While this site is dedicated to free speech, the following will not be tolerated: devolving a thread into unrelated political discussion, sockpuppeting (using multiple and/or bogus accounts), disrupting topics without contributing to them, and posting images that could get someone fired in the workplace (an external link is OK, but clearly mark it as Not Safe For Work, or NSFW). If you receive a warning, please take it seriously and either move on to another topic or steer the discussion back to its original RPG-related theme.
The message boards have been upgraded. Please log in to your existing account by clicking here. It will ask twice, so that it can properly update your password and login information. If it has trouble recognizing your password, click the 'Forgot your password?' link to reset it with a new password sent to your email address on file.
The RPGPundit's Own Forum Rules
This part of the site is controlled by the RPGPundit. This is where he discusses topics that he finds interesting. You may post here, but understand that there are limits. The RPGPundit can shut down any thread, topic of discussion, or user in a thread at his pleasure. This part of the site is essentially his house, so keep that in mind. Note that this is the only part of the site where political discussion is permitted, but is regulated by the RPGPundit.

Author Topic: Chicago Burns--More Peaceful BLM Riots Coming To Your Neighborhood!  (Read 543 times)

SHARK

  • Great White Hope
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2151
    • View Profile
Greetings!

Salty Cracker discusses crazy riots overwhelming the city of Chicago. Videos showing black BLM rioters driving cars into business windows, mass looting and rioting. Hilarious commentary!

Semper Fidelis,

SHARK

"It is the Marine Corps that will strip away the façade so easily confused with self. It is the Corps that will offer the pain needed to buy the truth. And at last, each will own the privilege of looking inside himself  to discover what truly resides there. Comfort is an illusion. A false security bred from familiar things and familiar ways. It narrows the mind. Weakens the body. And robs the soul of spirit and determination. Comfort is neither welcome nor tolerated here."

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but is doing what you have to, in spite of the fear."
"Let Death and Fire Be Their Portion!"
"Delenda Est Parthia!"

The Spaniard

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 79
    • View Profile
Chicago Burns--More Peaceful BLM Riots Coming To Your Neighborhood!
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2020, 03:25:29 PM »
Shark, I grew up in Chicago. It is definitely not the place it once was.  I have a few friends who still live in the city.  They're street guys and no strangers to violence.  They say they've never seen anything like this before.  My parents live a few blocks from where a lot of this looting is taking place.  So far, I've been unable to convince them to leave.  My dad's a former Marine, and doesn't want to let anyone push him out of his home.  I miss a lot of things about Chicago, but you couldn't pay me enough to move back to the cold weather, high crime, and ridiculous taxes.  Back in the 80's we thought it was going to end up as Detroit 2.0.  It seems more likely now.

jhkim

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8204
    • View Profile
Chicago Burns--More Peaceful BLM Riots Coming To Your Neighborhood!
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2020, 04:57:29 PM »
Spaniard, when did you grow up there? I lived in Chicago from 1987 to 1991 while doing my undergrad at U of Chicago, then lived in Hyde Park again in 1995-1998 while working on my PhD thesis. Just after graduating in June 1991, I took the wrong bus back from taking my friend to the airport, got off in a bad neighborhood, and I was mugged soon after that. One guy grabbed me from behind, the other shouted "Where's your wallet?" before realizing that I was wearing shorts in June and just took it out of my pocket. That was hardly a rare occurrence -- most people I knew had some sort of crime story while I lived there.  

That's backed up from what I see of crime statistics. In the years that I was there, crime was terrible. It improved in the 2000s but then got worse again in recent years. The high crime rate sucks, but it's not a new thing.

[ATTACH=CONFIG]4770[/ATTACH]

(The graph shows the murder trend, but the broader violent crime trend is similar. I didn't find a graph of that by quick search.) Nationwide, though, Chicago isn't in the top ten most violent cities. The current top ten for violent crime are:

1) St. Louis, Missouri : 2082 / 100K
2) Detroit, Michigan : 2057 / 100K
3) Baltimore, Maryland : 2027 / 100K
4) Memphis, Tennessee : 2003 / 100K
5) Kansas City, Missouri : 1724 / 100K
6) Milwaukee, Wisconsin : 1597 / 100K
7) Cleveland, Ohio : 1557 / 100K
8) Stockton, California : 1415 / 100K
9) Albuquerque, New Mexico : 1369 / 100K
10) Indianapolis, Indiana : 1334 / 100K
...
17) Chicago, Illinois : 1099 / 100K

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_crime_rate

I'd love to see Chicago get better, but we also need to look at the even worse situations in those other cities.

The Spaniard

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 79
    • View Profile
Chicago Burns--More Peaceful BLM Riots Coming To Your Neighborhood!
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2020, 08:31:10 PM »
We lived in the Taylor Street/Little Italy neighborhood on the near West Side.  Generally a safe area, but there were still issues occasionally. The local Outfit guys kept most of the crime in check.  U of Chicago/Hyde Park is a unique area.  Very nice, bordering some of the worst neighborhoods in the city like Woodlawn.  A friend of mine is a coach on their football team.  Sorry to hear you got mugged; not a fun experience.  At least you didn't get assaulted as well.  My wife was also mugged coming from the El station 2 blocks from our place.  She learned a hard lesson.   Thankfully she wasn't hurt too bad.  

There are indeed other cities with worse crime rates, but the sheer numbers of shootings is crazy.  The combo of an inept mayor, a dysfunctional police force, and the change in the drug trade make it a dicey place to reside now. Funny that Milwaukee is on the list.  It was a nice, clean city until Chicago exported some of its gang problem up there in the 90's.  It was a convenient place to hide out.

SHARK

  • Great White Hope
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2151
    • View Profile
Chicago Burns--More Peaceful BLM Riots Coming To Your Neighborhood!
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2020, 12:17:05 AM »
Quote from: The Spaniard;1145415
Shark, I grew up in Chicago. It is definitely not the place it once was.  I have a few friends who still live in the city.  They're street guys and no strangers to violence.  They say they've never seen anything like this before.  My parents live a few blocks from where a lot of this looting is taking place.  So far, I've been unable to convince them to leave.  My dad's a former Marine, and doesn't want to let anyone push him out of his home.  I miss a lot of things about Chicago, but you couldn't pay me enough to move back to the cold weather, high crime, and ridiculous taxes.  Back in the 80's we thought it was going to end up as Detroit 2.0.  It seems more likely now.

Greetings!

Damn, brother. So sad! So tragic! Marxist scum are destroying your home town! Just think...Chicago is one of America's oldest and greatest cities! CHICAGO!!!!

And that worthless, traitor mayor of Chicago siding with BLM and Antifa! Soon, Chicago will be a shit-covered, urban corpse like Detroit--another city run for *decades* by sniveling Liberal Democrats. Tax the shit out of everyone, suck cock and wallow in corruption, and give love, money, and blow-jobs to fucking criminals. Let the criminals run free! Take guns away from hard-working, law-abiding citizens, so they are weak and helpless before the savage, beast criminals. Let the city run down, and go to shit, because all the taxpayer money for repairs has been conveniently sucked away like fat fucking cows from one corrupt Democrat administration after another!

That's the same blueprint the goddamned Democrats use for running every city they control.

I wish it was better for your home town, my friend. Geesus, get your folks OUT, brother!

Semper Fidelis,

SHARK
"It is the Marine Corps that will strip away the façade so easily confused with self. It is the Corps that will offer the pain needed to buy the truth. And at last, each will own the privilege of looking inside himself  to discover what truly resides there. Comfort is an illusion. A false security bred from familiar things and familiar ways. It narrows the mind. Weakens the body. And robs the soul of spirit and determination. Comfort is neither welcome nor tolerated here."

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but is doing what you have to, in spite of the fear."
"Let Death and Fire Be Their Portion!"
"Delenda Est Parthia!"

Ghostmaker

  • Chlorine trifluoride
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 648
    • View Profile
Chicago Burns--More Peaceful BLM Riots Coming To Your Neighborhood!
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2020, 01:46:17 PM »
At this point I'm taking bets on if the Chicago PD deposes Lori Lightfoot in a coup. They hate her with a burning passion.

GeekyBugle

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2415
    • View Profile
Chicago Burns--More Peaceful BLM Riots Coming To Your Neighborhood!
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2020, 03:28:49 PM »
Quote from: Ghostmaker;1146135
At this point I'm taking bets on if the Chicago PD deposes Lori Lightfoot in a coup. They hate her with a burning passion.

Isn't she the one that just banned any peaceful rioting from her block while doing nothing for the citizens of the city that have to withstand the peaceful Burn Loot Murder demonstrations?

If the citizens vote for another democrat for their local and/or federal government they deserve what they fucking get.
“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

― George Orwell

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjC7-w5KDKNiD-k0tVo1DPw?view_as=subscriber

Hawkwing7423

  • Newbie
  • *
  • H
  • Posts: 46
    • View Profile
Chicago Burns--More Peaceful BLM Riots Coming To Your Neighborhood!
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2020, 04:35:52 PM »
Quote from: GeekyBugle;1146152
Isn't she the one that just banned any peaceful rioting from her block while doing nothing for the citizens of the city that have to withstand the peaceful Burn Loot Murder demonstrations?

If the citizens vote for another democrat for their local and/or federal government they deserve what they fucking get.

Chicago last had a Republican mayor in 1931. She is the one who banned protesters from her block (some have been arrested doing that recently). She is also the one who famously got a haircut when all the hair salons in Chicago were closed. She also called the PD Union rep a "FOP Clown" on a hot mic. She is very much rules for thee not for me.

Pat

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • P
  • Posts: 1713
    • View Profile
Chicago Burns--More Peaceful BLM Riots Coming To Your Neighborhood!
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2020, 06:14:47 PM »
Quote from: Hawkwing7423;1146164
She also called the PD Union rep a "FOP Clown" on a hot mic. She is very much rules for thee not for me.

To be fair, the FOP has been talking shit about her as well. That one is mutual.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk83SqmosAg

GeekyBugle

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2415
    • View Profile
Chicago Burns--More Peaceful BLM Riots Coming To Your Neighborhood!
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2020, 02:13:05 PM »
Peaceful riots now coming to your rural area!

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

― George Orwell

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjC7-w5KDKNiD-k0tVo1DPw?view_as=subscriber

Ratman_tf

  • Alt-Reich Shitlord
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5416
    • View Profile
Chicago Burns--More Peaceful BLM Riots Coming To Your Neighborhood!
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2020, 02:59:13 PM »
People are going to accept authoritarian measures to protect from the mobs.



It's like a whole generation has to re-learn how violent protest can lead to dystopia.
The notion of an exclusionary and hostile RPG community is a fever dream of zealots who view all social dynamics through a narrow keyhole of structural oppression.
-Haffrung

GeekyBugle

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2415
    • View Profile
Chicago Burns--More Peaceful BLM Riots Coming To Your Neighborhood!
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2020, 03:06:17 PM »
Quote from: Ratman_tf;1146402
People are going to accept authoritarian measures to protect from the mobs.



It's like a whole generation has to re-learn how violent protest can lead to dystopia.

People are going to demand authoritarian measures to protect them from the mobs.
“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

― George Orwell

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjC7-w5KDKNiD-k0tVo1DPw?view_as=subscriber

Ghostmaker

  • Chlorine trifluoride
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 648
    • View Profile
Chicago Burns--More Peaceful BLM Riots Coming To Your Neighborhood!
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2020, 03:11:07 PM »
Quote from: Ratman_tf;1146402
People are going to accept authoritarian measures to protect from the mobs.



It's like a whole generation has to re-learn how violent protest can lead to dystopia.

You wouldn't even need authoritarian tactics if people would just... y'know.. enforce the law.

But no, these special snowflakes have to be given 'room to riot and burn' instead of shooting them dead.

SHARK

  • Great White Hope
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2151
    • View Profile
Chicago Burns--More Peaceful BLM Riots Coming To Your Neighborhood!
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2020, 03:53:18 PM »
Greetings!

I saw a black BLM woman at a BLM riot scream that "You either listen to us, or get run over!" She went on to talk about they will have their demands met, whether or not we agree or give them our "permission". They want what they want, and fuck you if you disagree.

How nice. That's democracy to these people. That's somehow not being a threat to our country?

I have something else for them.

I hope the government brings down the thunder on every last one of these traitor scum. Whining, crying, gnashing of teeth. Good. Get fucked and crushed. These BLM run their fucking mouth and are great at being savages and threatening to unarmed people, women, kids, and the elderly.

Semper Fidelis,

SHARK
"It is the Marine Corps that will strip away the façade so easily confused with self. It is the Corps that will offer the pain needed to buy the truth. And at last, each will own the privilege of looking inside himself  to discover what truly resides there. Comfort is an illusion. A false security bred from familiar things and familiar ways. It narrows the mind. Weakens the body. And robs the soul of spirit and determination. Comfort is neither welcome nor tolerated here."

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but is doing what you have to, in spite of the fear."
"Let Death and Fire Be Their Portion!"
"Delenda Est Parthia!"

Ratman_tf

  • Alt-Reich Shitlord
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5416
    • View Profile
Chicago Burns--More Peaceful BLM Riots Coming To Your Neighborhood!
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2020, 04:02:55 PM »
Quote from: SHARK;1146410
I hope the government brings down the thunder on every last one of these traitor scum. Whining, crying, gnashing of teeth. Good. Get fucked and crushed. These BLM run their fucking mouth and are great at being savages and threatening to unarmed people, women, kids, and the elderly.

Semper Fidelis,

SHARK

Case in point. 9/11 got us the TSA and security theater. The BLM riots are going to get us soldiers on the street corners and martial law with no expriation date.

Riots or government oppression. What a choice.
The notion of an exclusionary and hostile RPG community is a fever dream of zealots who view all social dynamics through a narrow keyhole of structural oppression.
-Haffrung