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What will you do Chicago

Last updated on April 13, 2022

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I Martius am!  Once first, and now the third!
  To lead the Year was my appointed place;
A mortal dispossessed me by a word,
  And set there Janus with the double face.
Hence I make war on all the human race;
  I shake the cities with my hurricanes;
I flood the rivers and their banks efface,
  And drown the farms and hamlets with my rains.
 (Poet’s Calendar/Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

March is named for Mars, the Roman God of war. It is the month spring begins.

Military campaigns resumed in March. On March 1st, we witnessed the Ukraine Spring, a nation rising to fight and die for its independence and freedom against Russia.

Russia is making an unprovoked war on Ukraine. Russia is shaking cities with her bombs missiles. Russia is flooding Ukraine with her tanks and artillery. Russia is trying to drown Ukraine by raining unconscionable terror in Ukraine.

The situation in Ukraine is heartbreaking. Civilians are arming themselves and fighting for their freedom. Over 600,000 people fled the country. Children say goodbye to their fathers, not knowing if they will see them again. The Ukrainian people are fighting and dying to stay free.

Watching this horror unfold over the past few days, witnessing the bravery of ordinary citizens willing to die for their freedom, I cannot believe that freedumb lovers in this country fought COVID mandates, masks, and vaccinations for two years. I can’t believe that freedumb loving elected officials fought so hard against common-sense precautions. As WC Fields said, “Common sense, the sense horses have that keeps them from betting on humans.” Freedumb lovers have no common sense. They have no sense at all.

Those same freedumb lovers celebrate the end of the mandates, as COVID abates. They are claiming victory over their senselessness, ignorance, and foolishness.

If these people were in Ukraine, they would be cowering, some weeping while clinging to their firearms like Teddy Bears. Many would be running for their lives to seek freedumb instead of standing tall for freedom.

Less-ons (Lower than morons) fight for freedumb, a ridiculous battle against inconvenience. It is more important for freedumb lovers to be right than intelligent.

In Chicago, people are expressing solidarity with Ukraine. Hundreds showed up at a demonstration on Sunday in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood. People on social media post Ukrainian flags, express dismay, and share news pieces about the conflict.

These same people from all walks of life, races, and ethnicities are silent on Chicago’s bloodshed, violence, and terror. Hundreds do not show up anywhere to demonstrate their anger at our city and county governments endorsing and enabling terror.

Spring is Nigh. Warm weather is on the way. So is the yearly spring offensive by our violent criminals. There will be more bloodshed and terror on our streets. Like the past two years, little will be done to curb the terror or hold violent criminals accountable.

Criminals know there will be no mass resistance against their terrorism. They know they will be released back to the streets to commit more violence and terror. If you deface the Bean, you will be held on a high bond. Violent criminals are caught and released on low or no bail. Many are put on the failing electronic monitoring system.

Today is March 1st, the start of Spring. Will Chicagoans suffer through another season of terror? Or, will they wake up from their apathetic somnolence to demand elected officials do their jobs to keep the public safe?

Or, will they sit back in apathy, fretting, showing outrage, and protesting about issues in other places? The unprovoked terrorism afflicting Ukraine is horrible. All we can do is condemn it. The terrorism in our city is awful. We can do something- act out and act up to curb it.

The choice is yours. Sit on your couch or at your desk kvetch about Ukraine or other issues in the country or world. Or,  get up off your lazy, apathetic asses and do something about the terror here in Chicago.

Ukrainians are fighting for their lives and their freedom. Will Chicago fight for their safety?

What will you do?

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