Massacres in America; Great Moments; and Symbols of Racism S1 Ep18


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Massacres in America; Great Moments; and Symbols of Racism

August 6, 2019 Season 1, Episode 18

Back from vacation Ray Hanania takes on three important topics.

The first is how the mainstream news media ignores the massacres that take place every week in Chicago. This past weekend, though, the media focused on massacres on Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, pretty much ignoring the ongoing massacres in Chicago. Why? It's politics. The news media doesn't want to make the Chicago massacres politics -- they take place every week and you would have to blame it on the failure of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a leftist (Gay, Black, Woman) and they won't do anything to criticize her. But the massacres Dayton, El Paso are perfect fore their political agenda, blaming it all on President Trump.

Second issue is the issue of why American isn't Great any more. Not in the Trump rhetoric, but in the context of a lifetime of great vivid memories. I remember the JFK assassination as if it happened yesterday. The day we got our first Color TV ... the Challenger explosion, and the death of Princess Di. And there was 50 years ago Neil Armstrong the first man to walk on the Moon. I remember all that vividly. But in recent years, it's been boredom. We haven't achieved anything. We had a greater spirit of achievement when I was growing up, one we no longer have. And I ask why? Why is One World Trade Center, the spectacular building we built in the place of the rumble of the terrorism attack not he World Trade Center, only the 7th Tallest building in the World behind the Burk Khalifa, which I visited personally last month?

The third issue is the issue of race and symbols of racial conflict and topics. We're tearing down Civil War statues now that stood as historical markers not as foundations for continued racism -- the slavery era. And yet in 1986 when I was at City Hall, no one wanted to tear down a symbol of racism that was portrayed by the Chicago City Seal.

I talk about it all.

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