The “Big Apple” is Now the “Red Apple”

de blasioThere is a new Politboro in New York City. reports that

During the election season, Bill de Blasio was often painted by conservatives as a leftist radical. But at his inauguration today, it was not Mr. de Blasio who dropped the most aggressive lines, but the first two speakers at the event.

In particular, Rev. Fred Lucas Jr., who was among several chaplains representing the city’s uniformed workers, surprised many observers by comparing the five boroughs to a “plantation.”

“Let the plantation called New York City be the city of God, a city set upon the hill, a light shining in darkness,” he declared. “Elevate our valleys. Make low our mountains. Make our crooked places straight and our rough places smooth. Oh God, oh God, oh God, break every chain, break every chain, break every chain.”

Mr. Lucas had several additional references to slavery in his short address, citing shackles, bondage, auction blocks, the Emancipation Proclamation, Civil War and Reconstruction Era.

“Oh God, on this first day of January–the anniversary of the first Emancipation Proclamation–sound forth the trumpets of heaven proclaiming a new Emancipation Proclamation in New York City,” he invoked. “From your divine leadership, emancipate every New Yorker from the shackles of fear, futility and frustration …. Oh God, end the civil wars and usher in a new Reconstruction Era that builds upon the many successes and achievements of yesterday while proclaiming the beginning of a new beginning.”

The speaker before Mr. Lucas, civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, was also blunt as he discussed racial tensions and injustices cemented by government policies. (Mr. Belafonte, of course, is not known to be a bashful speaker; during the campaign, he caused controversy after comparing the billionaire Koch brothers to the KKK.)

“New York, alarmingly, plays a tragic role in the fact that our nation has the largest prison population in the world. Much of that problem stems from issues of race perpetuated by the depth of human indifference to poverty. Changing the stop-and-frisk law is … only the tip of the iceberg in fixing our deeply Dickensian justice system,” he argued, referencing the controversial police tactic Mr. de Blasio has vowed to overhaul.

But Mr. Belafonte, one of Mr. de Blasio’s endorsers in the campaign, said the new mayor was the right man to help undo these systemic injustices.

“We have seen America wrestle with her conscience. We have seen her struggle to become her better self. I think the solution to what most people want America to become resides here in New York. We can become America’s DNA for the future,” he said. ”Bill de Blasio gives New York another opportunity to open the door of possibilities.”

Mr. Belafonte concluded, “We New Yorkers must not let him fail.”

At the same time, the new “Hizzoner” was being portrayed as a “Populist” and “Man of the People”…

Mr. de Blasio, looking confident between indecipherable small talk and endless photos–chugging a can of Limoncello to keep fresh in his dark suit and red tie–was feted as the sudden hero of progressives and good-government advocates across the city.

But the inauguration, which was touted before-hand as “one of the most open and accessible swearing-in events in New York City history,” also provided a window into how the new administration will handle the new crush of attention, with Mr. de Blasio–a former political operative known to be image-conscious–keping certain aspects of the event tightly controlled.

Along with Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, Andrew Cuomo and the other stars who graced the inauguration stage, various non-political New Yorkers were asked to join them, lending the event an even more populist tinge. Hours before the speeches began, those New Yorkers sat quietly on folding chairs in the City Hall rotunda. But when Politicker approached a man to ask him about how it felt to take part in the inauguration, security quickly circled and demanded the interview end.

Later, when reporters tried to approach volunteers at the event, staffers quickly swooped in, saying the volunteers were barred from talking to the press.

And after Mr. de Blasio’s speech, reporters gathered inside on a carpet awaiting the Clintons were ordered by security guards off the carpet and behind columns where several refused to go. When asked who was inside, a de Blasio aide guarding the entrance was terse.

“Keep wondering,” he offered.

Okay, so we have a leader who is building his power through preaching class and race war, while restricting press coverage of his opulent lifestyle and the inner workings of his Political Machine. Sound familiar?

To say that de Blasio is a Radical Leftist, is an understatement.

Rush Limbaugh explains…

…in 1983, when he was still at NYU, De Blasio “toured parts of the communist Soviet Union and at one time served as an organizer with the anti-nuclear, anti-American organization called physicians for social responsibility, was hired to work as a political organizer bay Maryland-based Catholic social justice organization.” That was Marxist. “In ’88 he was an ardent supporter of the Marxist Sandinistas in Nicaragua, and he joined a number of his Maryland-based Catholic social justice organization colleagues on a 10-day trip to Nicaragua to help distribute food and medicine.”

No wonder Obama called him up! Obama’s saying, “I had to support this chump McAuliffe, but this de Blasio? Now, there’s my guy! There’s my guy.” When de Blasio got home from Nicaragua, he joined the Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater New York, which was an organization that held meetings and fundraisers on behalf of the Sandinista communists. He subscribed to the Sandinista party newspaper, Barricada, and he speaks admirably of the Sandinistas to this day.

He’s a communist.

Additionally, he and his wife honeymooned in Cuba in 1991.

De Blasio has big plans for the Big Apple. 

He has already said that he is going to do away with horse-drawn carriages, calling them “inhumane”.

He is against “income inequality”.

In other words,

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.

Wherever Marxism has been tried, it has failed. New York City will be no different.

Until He Comes,



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9 Responses to “The “Big Apple” is Now the “Red Apple””

  1. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    I say, two years. He will replace Bratton with a Communist. The City will go back to a post-apocalyptic panorama seeking bankruptcy protection and trying to screw over the municipal employees and retirees. Stuff works great in a Communist college setting, but fails miserably on the streets.

  2. sappi60 Says:

    I would be watching carefully for a quiet exodus of some of the monied and Hollywood elite to “warmer” climes. They won’t come out and say De Blasio drove them out with his Marxist policies, but it when they start losing more and more of their money, crime begins to rise, and life in the Big Apple becomes more oppressive, they’ll be making a hasty retreat for their own personal comfort.

  3. genomega1 Says:

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    The “Big Apple” is Now the “Red Apple”

  4. backwoods conservative Says:

    They call it the Big Apple because it’s full of worms.

  5. AKA John Galt Says:

    Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

  6. Gohawgs Says:

    Seattle and now NYC…Fitting that BillyJeff and Hillary were there to shake the new communist Mayor’s hand in gratulations…

  7. white531 Says:

    While New York may be “Mecca,” to rest of the world, it does not hold that significance to those of us who grew up in, “Flyover Country.” For those of you from Rio Linda, that means the rest of America. Frankly, New York has become a cesspool. Socially, Financially, Politically. Its only rival to that claim is Washington, itself. I don’t really care what happens to either of them. They could fall off the planet tomorrow, for all I care. I would not weep a single tear.

  8. white531 Says:

    All that being said KJ, a great post, as usual. Keep it going, my friend. Let’s make this the “go to” site for Conservative Christians.

    Should be a walk in the park. Here are the key components. Christian belief. Belief in our Founders, belief in the History of this nation. Belief in what Freedom really means. Not just the words, but the actuality of what it really means. To live in Freedom, to do what you want to do with your life, without the constant presence of an oppressive government, watching everything you do, everything you say, and telling you how to live your life. Sort of like the way things are right now.

    Sorry, I’m getting off on one of my Rick Santelli rants here. Make no mistake, those things are good, so long as you don’t overdo it. So far, I know when to stop. That may change in time. You just never know. I make no promises. God Bless this country and it’s Founders.

  9. white531 Says:

    Isn’t this what I have said all along? Black Americans never really left the plantation. They just simply moved to a new one. The Federal government. With all the complaining and whining that goes with it. “I can’t take care of myself! Someone needs to hep me with it!”

    Imagine, for a moment, if we went back in History and replaced all the black slaves with Asians. Two hundred years later, Asians would own this country. Make no mistake, they would own this country. And not a single one of them would be on welfare. Because Asians don’t even understand what welfare means.

    Yes, we do have a race problem in this country. It is based on absolute stupidity. That, and the average American’s willingness to accept it.

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