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.
LOL. It's too bad the FEDS don't prosecute and Governor Snyder can't appoint an emergency manager for the United States of America. The U.S.A. hasn't bottomed out yet. The socialists/criminals keep crashing through the bottom to find a whole new bottom. Detroit on steroids.
Thanks for the ping/pics/links, 'creek. Great thread. Thanks to all posters.
But it is the kind of humor, as Steinbeck said, that “when you open your mouth to laugh, something like a hand squeezes your heart.”
How they have bloodied the great nation we knew.
"We have fought for everything we have; how do you sit on the sidelines?" Kenyatta askeds/b
"We have had everything handed to us, from free food in our free housing to free food in the free public schools; why not sit on the sidelines, as long as we still get to sit?" Kenyatta asked
Once the S.A.R. agreement is up, they will be free to reapply to the State of Michigan for admission.
Man like to keep his rootine. Mundy sick, Tooday half day, Wezdy represent, Thurz be over and out. Bra.
wouldn’t it be a hoot if the gov called in the national guard to just surround the city....cut it off and just let it die a natural death instead of trying to keep it alive artifically.
I see a new movie in the making. “ Escape from Detroit.”
Snake Plissken had it easy in the first two films.
jes doan bring up moonin over the sucredery at feedin’ time and we be good.
My guess would be that the remaining folks there don’t really want to leave. They just want to be fed govt cheese, watch cable tv, talk on Obamaphones, and live in squalor.
No be’nt whistlin dat ol’ sorro neitha. Word.
People of other races should arm up for a war to protect your life and property if you must stay. But it is best to get out of Detroit. The wilders are racists, killers and theives.
They are still wildin’ in NYC because of the armed thug who was shot by police officers. A self appointed leader of that mob, featured on Russian TV, wants a communist revolution. It sounds like the 70’s.
Maybe this will be a long hot summer in urban liberal land.
This is where idiots get mugged by reality.
There’s not going to be any rioting in Detroit. Last year it was Shabazz threatening to burn the city down. What he ended up doing was collecting volunteers to board up abandoned houses, clean up trash, and mow grass.
SMOKING??? How dare you spread such filth??
This conversation is over.
LOL! OK, I can pack it in for the night with a smile...
I’m rooting for Detroit. In my mind it isn’t DETROIT. It isn’t MICHIGAN. It is Detroit, Michigan, USA. And dagnubbit, I live in the USA.
Whatever happens should be very interesting.
Not to bust the thread any more, but the Idaho legislature is looking at that thing to demote the idea of premarital sex on tv shows. Yeah, I know my cuz is a beeotch. But to make it official????
Wasn’t there a rather large black woman recently who yammered about getting their due, cuz they all got barry in office and all, he owed them. I can’t remember who she was but I do recall the obnoxious rant!
Detroit had more union thugs in control and a history of leftist "social justice" infiltration from $hitcago in the 1960's.
But sadly, Atlanta's corruption will catch up as the public schools crumble, I predict. Just ask anyone from New Orleans pre-Katrina.
And I saw that yesterday the legislature approved acceptance of Obamacare.
I agree. Kevyn Orr is probably the best that they could get for this situation, the governor made a very good pick. He is experienced in turnarounds and making tough choices.
Didnt I read that Brooklyn has people rioting? Now Detroit.
This is beginning to look manufactured.
....think ...ROBOCOP......Detroit - What a prize....LOL!
I would agree on a point the Gov. made in one small degree. Obamacare IS the law of the land and by that we will abide. I agree he can SAY that, but once I gets my hands round his scrawny neck...not that I would know anything about the gov.. .I do know Sen. Mike Crapo’s wife. She tells me sumthin’ about the Gov... and “scrawny”....so WTF...
Now that great.
Soap on a rope. :)
“I have no idea what they are hoping to accomplish.”
Neither do they. They don’t seem to understand that you can’t disrupt the economic system unless you actually are a net producer and not a net anchor. That applies to the people and to the city as a whole. And a hole.
Turn off the EBT cards and they’ll get the message mucho pronto.
No outside help needed.
They have done so well on their own.
Only about 35% of the city left to destroy and now those nosey-bodies from the state want to step in and screw it all up.
Detroit had riots in 1943 and 1967.
I liked what they both said. The Gov. taking leadership of (or towards) a failing community in his state, and the responsibility for a failing community in his state, and (I had forgotten his name thank you for the supply) Kevyn Orr speaking clearly about the status of his immediate assessments and projections.
Steven Crowder visits Detroit.
Don’t forget about the riot in Detroit in 1943!
1967 riot wiki.
There was a riot outside my house just last week. After they tased me for the third time they had me. And all I did was question their authority.
I suppose he was named after Jomo Kenyatta, one of Kenya’s first post- independence leaders.
Glad I don’t live in Detroit. Glad I don’t have to BE in Detroit for awhile. Glad I don’t live in Wayne County period.
I'd congratulate him on the new gig, but it's more like condolences with this mess.
Just use the Streetview feature on Google Maps to see Detroit in all its run down glory!
I have to go with Ed McNamara, but he's smart enough to never get caught.
You should read the comments below the article!
I-96 is East-West. I-94 is SE to NE. I-75 is North to South, then Southwest. The Lodge is NW to SE. The Southfield cuts through the West Side North to South.
Did that movie ever make it to theaters?
You are right. It is east/west. But when driving through Detroit, the actual compass direction is north/south.
I suppose they planned to get the interstate through the city as rapidly as possible and made it pretty much a straight line though!
Because of the Sequester, he couldn’t afford to bring the Magic Unicorn along with him, so he had a bottle of Compressed Unicorn Farts to show the Press.
Obviously, he couldn’t have the Dog and Unicorn Show at the White House because his Wife thinks he’s too messy when he plays with his Slavish Butt Buddies in the Press Corps.