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“U.N. Officials to visit Chicago to address gun violence.” -Funniest Chicago Headline of the Year!

December 16, 2017


Photo Credit: Geoffrey C. Gunn, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6425969

Blog by Mike Keleher

Amazing but true headline. Senior United Nations personnel have been consulted with in New York City and have been invited to come to Chicago to talk about the rampant gun violence.

Who could come up with such a bizarre idea? Oh, it was Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin. He travelled this week to the U.N. and met with the Assistant Secretary General for Peacekeeping Support and invited the U.N. to come to Rahm’s Nightly Shootout by the Lake to meet with victims and maybe “help out” with “peacekeeping efforts.”

“Peacekeeping efforts?” My mind boggled. It was too crazy to be true. I thought the press had it all out of context. Boykin might just be consulting with some of the U.N. programs (they have a huge number of programs worldwide that deal with government and social problems like refugees, World Food Program, Drug Control Program and a new Youth and Violence Study. Nope. It was as silly as the headlines announced. He really was asking the U.N. to come to Chicago and help following local failures to curb the violence.

Mayor Emmanuel must be doing summersaults in his office and straining to do a psychic Darth Vader/Sith Lord throat choke on Boykin. Imagine Boykin, going so far outside the realm to not only criticize the Chicago efforts, he is skipping the traditional and legislated civil peacekeepers the Mayor, the Police, the Governor, Congress, President Trump’s offer of help and even the Constitution of the United States to go international with his personal request for assistance.

Apparently, Boykin is not getting along with the Mayor, and following these headlines he probably won’t be looking for a Christmas card in the mail this year or an invite to the City Hall Christmas party.

Looking closer, I find no quarrel with Boykin’s stated motivation to get absolutely anyone to help and to acknowledge in his words a “Quiet Genocide” is going on along the south side of Chicago. Support/assistance or revamp of efforts is desperately needed. With two weeks to go in December of 2017 the Homicides are piling up at 652 human beings killed and 3,459 shot and wounded.

Some have called the entire U.N. meeting and invitation just a huge political and media grandstand opportunity by Boykin. Which of course it is. He did not do this in secret. He grabbed up big Chicago headlines immediately just from the sheer audacity.

Some have shaken their heads believing it to be just crazy politics, and others have been outraged by the mere notion of suggested U.N. involvement with local city government on American soil.

The conspiracy buffs of course have launched off into the internet with their “Ah-ha!” moment that the New World Order is alive and well and coming to Chicago any moment now. Calm down boys there won’t be foreign troops on American soil and the U.N. has not been waiting to start world conquest beginning in Cook County.

While it might be fanciful to picture blue helmets from Pakistan or Croatia manning check points in Inglewood or Austin to keep the Folks and People based gangs from shooting it out nightly, even the U.N. wouldn’t be able to figure out how to negotiate the Illinois Tollway booths with armored columns. Remember Slim Pickens in Blazing Saddles? “Somebody has got to go back and pick up a load of dimes!”

7 Responses to “U.N. Officials to visit Chicago to address gun violence.” -Funniest Chicago Headline of the Year!

  1. jboch on December 16, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    LMAO.  “Somebody has got to go back and pick up a load of dimes!”  Gonna need a lot of dimes (like a armored car full), because those tolls are pricey as hell anymore.


    • Patrick Peterson on December 17, 2017 at 9:34 am

      The quote wasn't a "pick up a load of dimes".  You are too polite! 🙂

      • Mike Keleher on December 17, 2017 at 9:37 pm

        Oh I know the quote…made ya think didn't it! Funnier that way.


  2. johnjohn on December 17, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Sheer audacity or not….it has often been suggested that if a massive gun grab is to be undertaken in our nation that UN troops(if you want to call them that) would be the ones  called  upon to go door to door as they have no allegence or loyalty to our constitution or our country….as most of our local police and military would stand down on orders to go door to door to  confiscate weapons from US citizens these UN "clowns" would not hesitate even though they would take huge losses from disgruntled gun owners…..this UN involvement in local affairs now seems absurd to most all US citizens at this time, but  it may very well  be something we will see alot of in the near future in an attempt to soften up the American public to the presence of UN personnel in our country…..just a thought

  3. D on December 18, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Just another useless, just plain stupid politician, throwing out pointless ideas that have no basis in reality.  Rather than addressing the real problem, his constituents, the black population who is driving the violent crime in this country.  Black people make up 13% of the population, you figure half are female, subtract the children and the elderly and you have less than 6% responsible for most of the violent crime in this country.  As Been Shapiro said, it's not a race problem it's a culture problem.  Unless the black population stops playing this ridiculous game and admit they have have a serious issue of violent behavior then this cycle of violence will never end.  Less than 6% of the population are responsible for the majority of the murders in this country.  Think about that.  The Democratic party needs to stop using them to stay in power by keeping them poor and dependent.  They need to address the issue otherwise our country will continue to be the victims of this ultra violent segment of society.  Grab a scanner and listen to City Wide 1 for the Chicago police.  Listen for a week and based upon the descriptions of the offenders draw a picture of what the fact of crime looks like.  It's a black male, that isn't racism, it's pure fact.  We need to wake up and stop pandering to them.  Enforce the laws on the books and incarcerate those responsible for the violent crime.  Keep them in prison and see what happens to the crime rate.  Cook county's attempt to decriminalize black crime is only going to increase the body count. 

    • Alpha Co. on December 18, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      You speak with a resemblance of common sense, which to a Chicago liberal progressive, is the same as speaking in tongues. Eventually everything in this nation will finally come to an explosive point. The most important questions are: when will it finally happen, what's it going to take and what will the new America look like after the smoke clears?. 

    • Ken on December 18, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Love that Been Shapiro!


      Least he didn't call him has-been!!!!!!