Early this morning, downtown Chicago became the scene of looting. Shots were fired both at and by the police. As of this writing, the draw bridges over the Chicago River have been raised, and the Illinois State Police have closed ramps to and from the Dan Ryan Expressway in order to seal off the downtown area. The Chicago Transit Authority has suspended bus and train service in the area.
Chicago used to be an interesting place to visit and do business, but it is now a failing city in a failing state. Margaret Thatcher once observed that the problem with socialist governments is that they eventually run out of other peoples’ money, and Chicago and Illinois are on the edge of bankruptcy. I’ll add that the morality of marxism always seem to lead to a form of corruption that sucks the moral capital out of any society it infects.
Which city will be next this summer?