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.
Indeed. The majority of people in Detroit could literally be starving to death on the street and they'd still vote for a "it's whitey's fault!" Democrat candidate. Sadly, voting tends to be generational. These people will never vote logically or reasonably. Not ever. They will vote Democrat till they are in the grave (and in places like Detroit, probably for years afterwards). Unfortunately, this problem is not unique to American urban areas.
Disagree, I think it’s a reminder to not do that stupid sh*t again.
Maybe they should have a gun buyback program. I’m sure the gangs will happily turn them in before the trouble starts.
Great thread. Thanks to all posters. Detroit was in much better shape during the 1967 riots than it is today. Kwame (former mayor of Detroit) Kilpatrick, the greatest criminal in Michigan history, is now in federal prison. Governor Snyder has appointed an emergency manager for Detroit. Detroit has bottomed out. It is a long road back. I’ve waited a lifetime for this. HOORAY federal prosecutors! HOORAY Governor Snyder! Good luck mayor Dave Bing and all of the outstanding individuals and families in Detroit.
Until it crashes through that bottom and finds a whole new bottom.
Well that was we had a Justice Department. Now we have a Justus Department.
You are right in that you and I, sane people, see it that way. They don’t. It’s an example of how whitey o’pressed them.
It helps them play the victim.
So we should do more of it and let them be the victims they pretend to be. Without any white devil tax dollars to ensure their ‘victimhood’.
It would be pretty easy for the Black Liberation
Army to shut down I-94, going north and south through the entire city. That is about the only road sensible people take when passing through the city.
I am on the top of my mountain that is over 3000 miles from that cesspool. I live in a rural county that has about a dozen Blacks, I know half of them and they are good folks.
I am sure that Obama already has his folks figuring out how to take advantage of this crisis..... and how many billions in our tax dollars/credit he needs to send to Detroit.
I am going to stock up on popcorn. ;>)
I thought I94 was east west and I75 was north south
or has it been too many years for me?
So let me get this straight. Detroit si completely bankrupt, and the city and surrounding communities are in dire straights, and the state is coming in to help fix the situation. Now the residents are going to riot? How in God’s name does this make any sense at all?????
And they wonder why law-abiding citizens fight for their Right to own guns.
LOL. Yell all ya want to. It is the SCREAMING...
and seriously i think there’s a lot of people living in detroit that don’t feel this way, they want the city to turn around and don’t see this as a bad thing.