Who runs things?
Most paranoids are close to being right when they say ‘the Jews run everything’. If they said ‘the best organized group of people run everything’, they would be right. In most of the world, we Jews are not at the top of the ladder of organized groups.
Probably the best example of this 'best organized' rule is the former Soviet Union. When the communist party fell apart in 1991, we had a short run of political chaos until the second most powerful group after the communist party took over: the KGB and their new incarnation of the secret police.
It happened in China too. After Mao died and his immediate military elite lost control, the second most powerful organization, the communist party took control.
So how did Democrats come to control American cities?
The American hereditary elite fell apart in 1960 after their control of American corporations passed on the the managerial elite of the WWII officers who rose to be the new corporate powers. Until 1960 control of most American cities was in the hands of the hereditary elite.
For a few years after that we had political chaos, until the second most powerful organized group of people in urban areas took over control: the labor unions. They had power in the police, fire departments and teachers that were unionized. They have been in control ever since.
It is worth noting that the unions are beginning to lose control to new groups. In San Diego the unions and Democrats lost the mayor’s race to a coalition of Filipinos and Evangelical Latinos.
We may see similar patterns elsewhere as the second best organized people move up in rank to contest the union dominance in cities.