An Open Letter to New York City Mayor Warren Wilhelm Jr.

Mayor Warren Wilhelm Jr., TEAR DOWN THIS FENCE!

Mayor Warren Wilhelm Jr., TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!

Recently New York City Mayor Warren Wilhelm Jr., (better known by his stage name of Bill de Blasio) has begun constructing a fence around the perimeter of Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence. The so-called “privacy fence” being constructed behind the existing historic red brick wall constitutes an affront to the citizens of New York City. In these days when our elite leaders oppose reinforcing the fence with Mexico they are building fences at their residences. (President Obama’s residence in Chicago is also being reinforced with a stronger fence.)

I have decided to use today’s post to address this scar across the face of our Republic.

There are many people in the world who really don’t understand, or say they don’t, what is the great issue between the freedom and the socialist elite. Let them come to Gracie Mansion.

There are some who say that Mayor Warren Wilhelm Jr.,’s socialism is the wave of the future. Let them come to Gracie Mansion!

And there are some who say in New York City and elsewhere that we can work with the socialist elite. Let them come to Gracie Mansion!

And there are even a few who say that it is true that socialism is an evil system, but it permits us to make economic progress. Fuggedaboudit! Let them come to Gracie Mansion!

While the wall is the most obvious and vivid demonstration of the failures of the socialist, elitist system, for all the world to see, we take no satisfaction in it for it is an offence not only against history but an offense against humanity, separating the people from those they elected to govern, not rule them.

Every man is a Manhattanite, forced to look upon this scar of a wall.

Behind me stands a wall that cuts off and divides Gracie Mansion from Mayor Wilhelm’s “subjects.”  East, west, north and south barriers cut across Manhattan in a gash of barbed wire, concrete, dog runs, and guard towers. Farther south there remain armed guards and checkpoints all the same–still a restriction on the right to travel, still an instrument to impose upon ordinary men and women the will of a totalitarian, socialist, elitist state. Yet it is here at Gracie Mansion where the wall emerges most clearly; here, cutting across my city, where the news photo and the television screen have imprinted this brutal division of a city upon the mind of the world. Standing before the Gracie Mansion Gate, every man is a New Yorker, separated from his fellow men.

I invite Mayor Wilhelm Jr.: Let us work to bring the east side and the west side of the city closer together, so that all the inhabitants of Manhattan can enjoy the benefits that come with life in one of the great cities of the world.

The totalitarian, socialist, elitist world produces backwardness, poverty and shortages because it does such violence to the spirit, thwarting the human impulse to create, to enjoy, to worship. The totalitarian world finds even symbols of love and of worship an affront.  Is that why you didn’t march in the St. Patrick’s day parade, Mayor Wilhelm Jr.?

This wall will fall. Yes, across New York City, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.

And I would like, before I close, to say one word. I have read about certain demonstrations going on in our city. And I would like to say just one thing, and to those who demonstrate so. I wonder if they have ever asked themselves that if they should have the kind of government they apparently seek, no one would ever be able to do what they’re doing again.

Mayor Warren Wilhelm, Jr., if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for New York City, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mayor Wilhelm Jr., open this gate! Mayor Wilhelm Jr., tear down this wall!

Thank you.

Then again, if Mayor Wilhelm Jr.’s wall keeps us from seeing his ugly wife and children, perhaps we can keep it up.  At least until he is thrown out of office in a landslide in 2017.




This post was written on Friday.  On Saturday afternoon two NYPD officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos

Requiescant in pace

Requiescant in pace

were shot to death by a man who vowed to put “wings on pigs” in retaliation for the deaths of Ferguson’s gentle giant Michael Brown and Eric Garner in Staten Island.

I had scrapped my original post about Mayor Warren Wilhelm’s wall to write about this. I finished the post and decided not to publish it.  In the almost six years of doing this blog I have only written one post in anger.  What Bill Murray said in Groundhog Day, “Don’t drive angry,” applies to writing as well. I try to keep this blog lighthearted and hopefully funny and try as I may the post I wrote wasn’t funny. Just angry.

Poor Al Sharpton.  Seeing as how a person of color killed two people of color (and really I hate that phrase – unless you are albino we are all people of color) Sharpton must be pretty confused.  No clear angle for Al on how to profit from this.

I wonder if there will be marches.  I wonder if people will start carrying signs that say “Asian and Hispanic lives matter“?

Probably not.



3 Responses

  1. Amen! If your words are not the words that the majority of Americans wish they had spoken (yelled from their roof tops), then this country is truly lost.

    {Sometimes the anger must be vented.}

  2. petermc3 says:

    …ditto’s Jim. No understatement needed. Your comment and IDM’s post says it all.

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