Skip to comments.Detroiters pledge uprising during state takeover: ‘Make sure you are prepared and you will survive’
Posted on 03/15/2013 5:18:24 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
Councilman Kwame Kenyatta and a packed room of Detroiters warned today of an impending revolt against state intervention, urging residents to stock up on canned food and supplies.
Even the Bloods in the hood fight for their territory, Kenyatta said during a 20-minute monologue on the civil rights struggle at todays city council meeting. You are going to have to drag me out of here for me to leave.
Kenyatta cited Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became an intellectual and civil rights icon, because of his position that black people must sacrifice their lives, if necessary, to win freedom and the right to vote. Many in the audience stood up and applauded.
One by one, Detroiters pledged to take to the streets once Gov. Rick Snyder appoints an emergency manager, which is expected Thursday or Friday. Others threatened to block the entrance of city hall.
Save up and purchase food, canned goods and water because you are going to see a new civil rights movement, pledged Marie Thornton, a former Detroit Public Schools Board member. I wont give up my right to vote. We are going to shut down freeways and we are going to disrupt the economic system.
Added Valerie Glenn, a community activist: Make sure you are prepared and you will survive.
Protests so far have been nonviolent. Demonstrators slowed traffic to a few miles per hour on I-75 and I-94 in the past week. But thats mild for whats to come, some warned.
What about black Detroiters who arent prepared to fight?
We have fought for everything we have; how do you sit on the sidelines? Kenyatta asked.
They'll come around in no time.
I have no idea what they are hoping to accomplish.
Always good advice.
Let the audits begin.Pretty soon Kenyatta and friends will be headed to prison.
The only thing that comes to mind is Watts.....that worked out so well the last time it was tried. ;-)
Kwame Kenyatta? Is that the name on his birth certificate? Or did he change his name to make some African pride statement? Kenyatta, he has an affinity for Kenya???
Strong is the graft in Detroit.
Don’t yell at me for this, but I caught the talk on PBS with the Gov. and the new “Emergency Manager” and they came across as intelligent men.
what are they fighting for, the status quo?!? their city is falling apart and bankruot and they want to prop up the people that they’ve vote dfor that have made it this way.
i am sure the governor, if possible, would rather disown detroit from michigan and let these people crumble from themselves, but that just isn’t possible. they have to come in and clean up the mess detroiters have made and are rolling arpund in, b/c they cannot clean themselves up. 50+ years of mismanagement and decay and detroit IS THIRD WORLD RIGHT HERE.
many, many libtard metro areas are following right behind them.
The agitators want to keep the gravy train rolling for as long as possible.
Someone quick take Before and After pics. Bet you won’t be able to tell the difference!
Been no change since that time.
Detroit was so enhanced by the action in ‘67.
It remains unclear exactly what these poor souls are unhappy about.
She won’t give up her right to vote??? What does that have to do with a bankrupt city? And Kwame Kenyatta is getting awful dramatic about being fired from a job he failed at.
No wonder they totally flopped.
Detroit is bankrupt and its racist demagogues talk of a new “civil rights” movement.
Apparently, spending your way into the ground is what qualifies as black empowerment these days. Instead of putting their house in order, Detroiters prefer to rant and blame whitey.
If it was up to me, I’d let the city be razed to the ground. At least something good might grow in the wasteland. And its the toxic waste dump of Michigan.
like everything, blacks believe this is racially motivated, they think their freedoms are somehow being taken away. their black leaders took more away from them the last 50 years and they didn’t complain at all. the governor steps in to finally stp the bleeding and they think the world will end. race baiters have framed this as a race thing.
All sorts of skimmed cash flow from things the City gov’t does (like run the regional Water Dept).