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Eric Adams Claims God Told Him He'd Be (A Terrible) Mayor

By Andrew Sanford | Politics | June 20, 2023 |

By Andrew Sanford | Politics | June 20, 2023 |


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I am not a religious person. I have a particular distaste for organized religion. Ultimately, it all stems from human beings claiming that a god or gods spoke to them, showed them a sign, or talked to them through a bush. Nonsense. It doesn’t help that organized religion is often a short walk away from hatred and bigotry, but you could also blame that on the human element. When a flesh and blood person tells you that a higher power told them something, you stay away from that person, or, in the case of NYC’s awful Mayor Eric Adams, you should primary his ass out of office.

According to New York Times reporter Dana Rubenstein, Adams claimed this past Sunday that, thirty years ago, god told him he would be Mayor on January 1st, 2022. If god exists, this seems like a big waste of her time, but that’s beside the point. Adams, an elected official, thinks he is on a mission from god. This isn’t the first time he’s used his role as mayor to prop up his absurd religious beliefs. He once essentially blamed school shootings on the lack of prayer in schools. As dumb as that sounds, when you look at what he has “accomplished” as mayor, his newest proclamation is patently pathetic.

I do understand the good that religion can do. Some people are, arguably, better people because they have religious beliefs. Unlike the mayor, I don’t think you need faith to be a good person. The thing that is most telling about his whole church-going shtick is that Adams is very openly not a good person. He’s rude and arrogant, for starters. He lies constantly. Not only does he refuse to close the inhumane Rikers Island penitentiary he also cut the prison’s funding, which will eliminate programs meant to help reduce violence and combat recidivism. People are dying in Rikers, and Eric Adams is also making sure that they can’t get help.

Eric Adams is a mayor who actively seeks to criminalize the unhoused and line the pockets of cops. Claiming to be sent by god is incredibly insulting. He also claimed in the same speech that there is a “coordinated effort” to keep him from getting a second term. It does go along with what he’s saying, though. He’s using god to excuse his failures, and yes, that includes him becoming mayor. If god told you to do something, culpability goes out the window. I have spent the last twenty years around performers. I’ve seen many failed entertainers pivot to religion when their dreams don’t come true. What better way to cope than to say, “god didn’t want that for me”? In Adams’s case, he failed upwards, but he’s failing nonetheless.

If Eric Adams had his way, NYC would be overrun by corrupt cops, and crypto casinos. Public schools would be nonexistent. Working-class folks won’t be able to live here, but, to be fair, neither does Eric Adams. This is what Eric Adams wants for NYC, which means that’s what he also thinks god wants. That is terrifying.