Time to take a good look at our Lower East Side culture, the basis of it's violent rebellion, and how a typically-dialectical deception by the left converted it into new version of what we already have: unending economic racism
The Black Hand was spread across the Mediterranean, esp. in Serbia where WWI was started by it. It came the US with an unmistakable mafia flavor, and has been described as a mafia offshoot, but this is wrong. It was anarchist --albeit a money-loving anarchy of self-styled Robin hoods. Historians have difficulty describing it accurately without using "re-creation" because of this mafia-misconception, and also criminal "tightlip-ed-ness" and a dearth of data. The Black Hand may have also killed a US president, and, quite uniquely, extorted a US immigrant bank. It's has a pretty endless and international "rap sheet" whose homicidal extent we will never know. Please read on...
Previous article shows deception in the very roots of American anti-authoritarianism with such leftists as Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin apparently attempting a dialectic metacognition to supplant existing US governance with their own! (Rubin eventually went to a Wall Street career where he was run down by a car.)
Culture cannot be ignored there, nor here: an attempt to explore the Lower East Side's and East Village's political resistance: it was anarchist from the "get go," and this inquiry suggests why we were the way we were. But, we were ignorant of our past and allowed ourselves to be manipulated into thinking there is (or was) some benign force that could be trusted over the existing oligarchy. The particular immigrant oligarchy we were told to entrust was the very oligarchy that the US branch of the black hand attacked: legal theft by the merchant rich, parents and grandparents of the 60s Left.
A bit of reality has been included: "core dump" of a Toronto youth who lived similar experiences showing the universality of the phenomena.
There is the unmistakable irony of criminal rebellion (esp. influenced by drugs): The oligarchs are the real criminals, yet crime is often our only friend.