The basis of the current snatch the money and run political group is the divide and conquer scam. It has gotten well-worn but is still remarkably effective. First, the civil rights diversity acts were trotted out. They are all allegedly designed to improve the status of the indicated downtrodden group. A new crowd is added periodically so that a climate of disillusioned citizens bemoaning their fates can maintain the curtain disguising the graft. This way funds can easily be squirreled away for the political class.
We had seen a slowdown in the movement until last month when lame-duck Mayor DeBlasio took two more steps to erase Thomas Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt from N.Y.C. memories. The bust of Jefferson was removed from City Hall Chambers, and the statue of Teddy on his horse was taken from the steps on the Library. Instead of focusing on how far we have come as a nation, DeBlasio joined the anti-American cause.