One of the greatest examples of socialism in this country is our police force. The police are paid by taxpayer dollars and they exist for the benefit of the taxpayer. In theory, it shouldn’t matter if you live in Harlem or on Park Avenue. It shouldn’t matter if you’re unemployed or the mayor of the nation’s largest city. Except that it does matter.
Last night, Billionaire media mogul turned billionaire Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, said something that many of us who have followed Occupy Wall Street, and I assume many that live in Harlem, have suspected for a while:
“I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world. I have my own State Department, much to Foggy Bottom’s annoyance. We have the United Nations in New York, and so we have an entree into the diplomatic world that Washington does not have.”
The speech, at MIT, came amid speculation that Bloomberg may be eyeing a Presidential bid. I can only fear how he might act with the world’s largest army, instead of just the world’s seventh largest army, at his disposal.