[Editor’s note: Make sure to read Daniel Greenfield’s masterpiece contributions in Jamie Glazov’s new book: Barack Obama’s True Legacy: How He Transformed America.]
“Boston has become a little bit of a target in terms of culture wars and white supremacist action,” Mayor Michelle Wu claimed. “We represent what progress looks like.”
In a municipality where Biden won 82% of the vote and the city council includes an African Muslim woman in a hijab, the first “Afro-Latina” and the first “Haitian-American,” but only a minority of white Irish politicians terrified of being canceled, where is this threat coming from?
Despite that, the Harvard Law grad who is married to a white banker has blamed all her problems on white people.
“I’m getting used to dealing with problems that are expensive, disruptive and white,” Wu had sneered at the Saint Patrick’s Day Breakfast while surrounded by the old Irish guard that used to define Boston. Sitting and smiling next to her was Senator Elizabeth Warren, a fellow “woman of color” and her old Harvard Law professor, who had given Wu her start in politics.
Wu’s racist taunts and feigned victimhood are meant to distract voters from the shift in the ‘town’ and ‘gown’ balance of power that has Maura Healey, a Harvard grad, taking over as governor, Elizabeth Warren, a former Harvard Law prof in the Senate, and now Wu, a Harvard and Harvard Law grad, running the city so far into the ground it’ll take another Big Dig to get it out.
Working-class Bostonians have been ground under the Ivy League stiletto heels of the ambitious, powerful and wealthy graduates of an elite institution. Since taking power, Mayor Wu has battled a lawsuit accusing her of racially discriminating against the Italian-American restaurateurs of the North End and convened the Reparations Task Force even though Massachusetts had abolished slavery as soon as America won its independence.
At its convening, Wu bizarrely claimed that, “for four hundred years, the brutal practice of enslavement and recent policies like redlining” denied black people the ability to “live freely.”
Massachusetts was the first state to ban slavery in its constitution. Massachusetts lawyers filed ‘Freedom Suits’ on behalf of slaves beginning in the 1770s. Boston became the national center of abolitionism and 1% of the state’s population died fighting during the Civil War.
They included many of the Irish immigrants whose descendants Wu now slurs.
Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson, a Muslim immigrant from Cape Verde, blasted the “historical legacies of anti-black racism” and the “systemic white supremacy that are embedded and entrenched within the political and economic status quo.” Cape Verde was founded by Portuguese slave owners as a staging area and supply point for the slave trade. Fernandes is the most common last name there, likely indicating descent from slave owners.
Historical facts are of no interest to Wu, Anderson and other political extremists, many associated with Senator Elizabeth Warren, who distort them to divide us and seize power.
While Mayor Wu claimed to be a civil libertarian, once in office she assembled a list of enemies that was passed on to the police. The list of Wu’s “vocal critics” included opponents of vaccine mandates, a city council candidate, restaurant owners who had accused her of racism and “a woman with the last name of Thuy.” Wu claimed that the list was a “matter of safety”.
Every time Wu has been criticized, she and her political allies have responded by playing the victim. After vaccine mandate protests, leftist allies, including racist extremists like Rep. Ayanna Pressley, claimed that Wu was being targeted because she is a woman and a “person of color” rather than because people who were not vaccinated felt discriminated against.
“I’ve grown up my whole life knowing what it feels like to feel invisible or othered, and this is an experience that far too many Americans share,” the Harvard grad complained, in response to protests from people who genuinely feared being ‘othered’ and barred from public places.
“Unfortunately, it’s nothing that I am experiencing by myself,” Wu claimed. “A lot of women of color, a lot of people of color in leadership positions.”
In reality the protesters were a racially mixed crowd.
After Boston Children’s Hospital was caught promoting “gender affirmation” for kids as young as 2, Wu claimed that the expose, triggered in part by Libs of TikTok, an Orthodox Jewish woman, represented “white supremacist action”.
While Mayor Wu and her allies have claimed that she was targeted as an “Asian American woman” rather over her abusive policies, she’s ignored actual anti-Asian racism from within her administration. Jessicah Pierre, her chief spokeswoman, had allegedly tweeted, “chinky”.
But, Pierre was a former comms director for the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts and this was not the anti-Asian racism that Mayor Wu was looking for.
Mayor Michelle Wu doesn’t actually care about anti-Asian racism. Or about Asian people.
When District Attorney Rachael Rollins (since forced to resign in disgrace from a federal position) announced that she would not prosecute shoplifters, Asian businesses were among the hardest hit. Yet Wu not only supported Rollins then, she supports her now.
Wu sold out Asian parents on admission exams that were meant to reduce the number of white and Asian students at prestigious schools. She sold out Asians facing violence from thugs who were no longer being arrested or locked up. And on every issue that matters she has stood with leftists and pro-crime activists rather than Asian-Americans. And yet every time she’s been criticized, Wu has claimed that it’s only because her critics hate that she’s a Chinese woman.
Michelle Wu’s cynical exploitation of race is as despicable as her political track record. Her racist taunts and racial victimhood are attempts to distract the public from the fact that the city and the state’s political system are dominated by wealthy Harvard leftist elites.
Despite spending more on students than any other large school district, Boston’s test scores have catastrophically declined. Suffolk County saw an exodus of 3.3% of its population and the number of middle class households continues to drop. Despite her majority-minority cabinet, the majority-minority council and all the claims of racism, Wu’s real legacy is failure.
Every leftist policy has been an unmitigated disaster and everything that Wu and her radical allies touched has fallen apart. All the puff pieces on how historic Wu is because of her race can’t change that unhappy fact.
“I would rather be governed by the first 2,000 people in the telephone directory,” William F. Buckley once said, “than by the Harvard University faculty.”
Massachusetts and Boston have been blessed with the opportunity to be governed by Harvard’s best and brightest. Now, record numbers of people are leaving the city and the state.
“White supremacy” didn’t wreck Boston, Mayor Wu and her Warrenite allies did.
Other Parts of the Series:
Part I: Chicago’s Lori Lightfoot.
Part 2: LA’s Eric Garcetti.
Part 3: DC’s Muriel Bowser.
Part 4: KC’s Quinton Lucas.
Part 5: SF’s London Breed.
Part 6: Philly’s Jim Kenney.
Part 7: St. Louis’ Tishaura Jones.
Part 9: Seattle’s Jenny Durkan.
Part 10: Minneapolis’s Jacob Frey.
Part 11: Charlottesville’s Nikuyah Walker.
Part 12: Portland’s Ted Wheeler.
Part 13: Atlanta’s Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Part 14: NYC’s Bill de Blasio.
Part 15: Enfield’s Mondale Robinson