Bringing literature to the masses, Mayor de Blasio Style

My conservative cousin from New York has been following New York City mayors since the days of Robert F. Wagner, Jr. I think John Lindsey remains his nominee for the worst of the lot, but the current mayor seems to be closing in fast. My cousin reports:

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is an ardent admirer of Communist Cuba and the Sandinistas. He presides over a town whose economic success is powered by the kind of bare knuckled capitalism that, in the Mayor’s Marxist worldview, is consigned to the dustbin of history.

His city is filled with immigrant strivers, including many who have fled the Communism and Socialism that their Mayor longs to impose. The success of so many of these new Americans confounds the Mayor’s vision of a country bedeviled by racism, sexism, classism and Islamaphobia.

For now, de Blasio must be content with small bore measures to promote his nefarious agenda. His latest is “The One Book – One New York” initiative which urges Gothamites to vote for a work of literature that they will all read together.

The choices include a group of anti-American screeds selected by a panel of show biz celebrities including Larry Wilmore and Danielle Broetz. Among the selection are works by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Chimamamda Ngozi, and Junot Diaz. Bizarrely, the Mayor sees these purveyors of anger and divisiveness as helping the initiative’s goal of bringing New Yorkers together.

No word on how many folks actually voted in the Marxist Book Club contest which was heavily promoted on billboards in New York’s subways and buses. For what it’s worth, and it’s not a whole lot, Chinamamda Ngoze’s “Americanah” was declared the winner.

Apparently, New Yorkers reading habits are not in sync with those of the leftist elites. The top book borrowed from the New York Public Library last year was the thriller “Girl On A Train” by Paula Hawkins.

It seems the Mayor has a long way to go in his effort to raise the class and racial consciousness of his constituents. But you can be sure he’s working hard to achieve a Marxist world.

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