On Jan. 1, I wrote these unfortunately prescient words in The Post regarding the forces out to scuttle Amazon’s move to Long Island City: “The goal is to delay things long enough for Amazon to get fed up and go elsewhere.”
The strategy worked.
Getting run out of town is a mere glancing blow to Amazon, which can set up a new “campus” anywhere else. But when Jeff Bezos picked up his bat and ball on Thursday, it marked the onset of a new, dark age for New York City.
The city’s “progressive,” progress-hating forces won a thundering victory. It will only embolden them to take up obstructionist cause after obstructionist cause. It spells trouble for major land-use initiatives requiring the state or the city’s blessing all over town.
And the city’s needs be damned. The wishes of Queens residents, 80 percent of whom backed the Amazon project according to polls, are mere collateral damage to the higher purpose of routing capitalist enterprise.
When has that ever NOT been the case with Progressivists, pray tell?
I care not a whit about this story and have nothing much to say about it, except for this: Bezos is a Lefty. The people who stopped HQ2 are Lefties. Cuomo is. Most of the population of Queens, plus the rest of NYC, are too. This battle was entirely blue-on-blue, and everybody lost. I gotta call that a win, myself. So does Ace:
If this doesn’t send an extra bit of blood surging to your dirty bits, whatever style they come in, then you’re not fully alive.
I want blood on the floor. I want a Democrat Civil War between the Smash the State socialists and Crony Capitalists who want to give government money to corporations to bribe them for their support.
Seconded. Hey, libtards, let’s you and him fight some more!