Bloomberg’s Caste System
The comments came after New York magazine writer Chris Smith suggested that de Blasio “has in some ways been running a class-warfare campaign.”
“Class-warfare and racist,” Bloomberg interjected.
“Racist?” Bloomberg was asked.
“Well, no, no, no. I mean he’s making an appeal using his family to gain support. I think it’s pretty obvious to anyone watching what he’s been doing,” Bloomberg said.
“I do not think he himself is racist. It’s comparable to me pointing out I’m Jewish in attracting the Jewish vote. You tailor messages to your audiences and address issues you think your audience cares about.”
Considering how Bloomberg has treated minorities as mayor of New York City, I can confidently say this man is an atrocity incapable of understanding the world that surrounds his lofty billion dollar pedestal.
He may be a good manager in some people’s eyes, but he is also a terrible manager in more ways than those people will ever acknowledge.
You can build a wealthy city in extremely destructive ways – and that is exactly what Bloomberg has done. Rushing to the top is not sustainable, and New York City is more susceptible to collapse than Bloomberg’s supporters seem to believe.
You cannot build a city on stilts and expect it to stand up on its own without a strong support from the bottom; and that is exactly what Bloomberg has done.
And now we see exactly why he raised the city on stilts: he views the poor, and especially minorities, as an other and a tool. A politician can’t take a picture with his black wife and proudly show it around without being branded as an opportunist, taking advantage of a black woman to show how cool you are with blacks. Apparently Bloomberg is all too aware that he needs to hire black people to stand beside him as a stage prop.