Detroit, Poster Child for Obama’s America

In the midst of the national paroxysm of idiocy that is the Trayvon Martin story, did anyone else happen to notice that the city of Detroit declared bankruptcy today? Yep, that’s right, the progressive model city for dozens of interventions schemed up as part of the War on Poverty over decades, nay, generations, has up and died.

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Actually, technically, it has been dead for awhile. But with today’s filing, the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the United States can no longer be hidden from view. Early indications are that some creditors will be lucky to see ten cents on the dollar, while city pension obligations are looking like they will net out at less than that. Oops. Gee, wonder where all those billions of dollars went…

But wait, I hear you say. Didn’t the great and powerful Obama, just this last October, report that he had saved the city? I can clearly remember him saying “I refused to let Detroit go bankrupt.” What he meant was, “I refuse to let Detroit go bankrupt before my re-election.” What happens next will be a bailout of the city’s pension programs by the Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) (translation: your tax dollars) for breathtakingly large sums of money that Ben Bernanke hasn’t even printed yet.Detroit-Defaults

At some point, one likes to believe, even the cognitively impaired will finally pick their heads up and say, “hey, how did that get so profoundly fucked up, when the federal government has been pouring vast sums of money into an alphabet soup of welfare agencies in that city for generations, and there hasn’t been a conservative political leader within a hundred miles of the place since Kennedy was President?”Detroit

No, that is too much to hope for. America has finally descended to the bottom of the ladder of enlightened self-government, and, like hell, it is hot down here. So cast your gaze upon these last vistas of the city of Detroit, as it will never look better than this in your lifetime, and your hometown is next.

56 comments

  1. 1
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    Yep, and the Resident has already told them to Drop Dead.

    So much for racial solidarity. If that’s what they were counting on, they’re screwed.

  2. 2

    I was in Detroit in 1985 for a wedding, and the Renaissance Center….the so-called crown jewel of Detroit revitalization was practically deserted. The place was a dying city back then.

    but don’t worry, the good citizens of that city and other urban blights will keep electing the democRats……or should I call them their massahs?

    (gosh, was that racist??? :em06: )

  3. 3

    ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  4. 4
    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    …and your hometown is next.

    Non sequitur.

  5. 5
    Erbo growls and barks:

    Let Detroit sink. And let ‘em take the Red Wings with them.
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  6. 6
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    So, when does the construction of Omni City begin?
    :em03:
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  7. 7
    VAconservative growls and barks:

    Erbo @ #:
    This Flyer fan thinks it is too bad they can’t take the Habs with them.

  8. 8
    LC Light29ID - The Imperial Asshole growls and barks:

    There won’t be a fed bailout of Shitroit. The good people of of the South, Midwest and intermountain West (read the producers of wealth) will more shoot more holes in it than the 7th Calvary at the Little Big Horn. The PBGC? When Congress gets handed the bill, and after snoting their martinis through their collective noses, will deny ANY funds for a bailout of union pensions. Boner may be a semen slurping cock socket but he also wants to keep his job. The caucus would scream bloody murder (after looking at their reelection chances go up in smoke) and unceremoniously kick his whoring ass to the curb.

    A possible bailout would turn the Tea Party into an ugly, unstoppable juggernaut that would devour RINOs and Libtards alike.

    and that’s a good thing

    UPDATE: Should have checked ZeroHedge:

    While in the past President Obama has been more that willing to throw good money after bad and “refuse to let Detroit go bankrupt,” it seems when push comes to shove – under the intense scrutiny of a nation awash in scandal, a drastically bifurcated congress – that despite the imploring from local congressmen for “moar” already – that the savior of the city will not this time ride to the rescue on his white horse. In a statement, the White House said they “are monitoring the situation in Detroit closely,” with no hint – just as they have made clear for months – of any sort of Federal bailout. As USA Today notes, the federal government provided federal loans to prevent New York City from declaring bankruptcy during the 1970s. But times have changed; the federal government has debt and financial problems of its own, and a Detroit bailout could run into significant opposition in Congress and cause serious damage in the Muni market.

    While the GM debacle put pensioners ahead of creditors, it would be unprecedentedly bad for the massive Muni bond market should Obama acquiesce and change the law once again to put pensioners ahead of GOs…

    The White House statement on Detroit.

    “The president and members of the president’s senior team continue to closely monitor the situation in Detroit.

    While leaders on the ground in Michigan and the city’s creditors understand that they must find a solution to Detroit’s serious financial challenge, we remain committed to continuing our strong partnership with Detroit as it works to recover and revitalize and maintain its status as one of America’s great cities.”

    Translation: “sorry guys, you’re on your own on this one!”

  9. 9
    bruce growls and barks:

    I was sent to detoilet for the riots of 1967 with the 82nd we ended the riots with a few well placed bursts .50 caliber machine gun fire.at the time I thought this is the end of Motown however it took longer than I expected, thank you coleman young. the only way Detroit can pay it’s bills is sell it’s negroes for $10.00 a head. :em05:

  10. 10
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    IF Obama had a CITY, it would look like DETROIT

  11. 11
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    bruce says:

    the only way Detroit can pay it’s bills is sell it’s negroes for $10.00 a head.

    Why overpay???/

    :em05:

  12. 12
    LC hilljohnny growls and barks:

    I wonder if the bond holders could incorporate and take over the city, kick out the government and sell the city property to recoup their losses ?

  13. 13
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    I’m noticing a recent slide into racism here. Kinda tacky. The hood rats in Detroit are disgusting because they’re hood rats, not because they’re black. We’re better than this…

    Well, -I- am better than this, I don’t know about the rest of you people.

  14. 14
    Library Czar growls and barks:

    The citizens of Detoilet got exactly what they voted for.

    Rogue,
    We’re not racist we just strongly dislike any type of scum and Detoilet is overflowing with it.

  15. 15
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    Library Czar says:

    The citizens of Detoilet got exactly what they voted for.

    Rogue,
    We’re not racist we just strongly dislike any type of scum and Detoilet is overflowing with it.

    I”m sorry, comments about ‘selling negroes for 10$ a head’ isn’t racist? WTF, seriously?

    Not to mention some of the previous shit from previous posts.

    Not.

    Ok.

    Yes, most of the ‘scum’ in question are black. this is true, and I do not deny it. They are scum, because they act like scum. They are -not- scum, because they are black. And to imply that they are, is wrong. Full stop.

  16. 16
    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    I wonder what the going rate for a cop in Detroit is??

  17. 17
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    ’bout tree fiddy.

    sorry, couldn’t resist. (this is not to imply that chicago cops are any more corrupt than any other batch of cops, other than for comedic value. )

  18. 18
    LC_Salgak growls and barks:

    Who says politics doesn’t deliver ??

    They told me that if I voted for Romney, Detroit would go bankrupt.

    I did, and it did. See ?? Politics CAN deliver on promises. . . . :em07:

  19. 19
    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    LC Roguetek says:

    I’m noticing a recent slide into racism here. Kinda tacky. The hood rats in Detroit are disgusting because they’re hood rats, not because they’re black. We’re better than this…

    Well, -I- am better than this, I don’t know about the rest of you people.

    Complete agreement Bro.
    As for Detoilet, torch it and have a cookout in the ashes.

  20. 20
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    LC Roguetek says:

    I”m sorry, comments about ‘selling negroes for 10$ a head’ isn’t racist? WTF, seriously?

    Not to mention some of the previous shit from previous posts.

    Not.

    Ok.

    Yes, most of the ‘scum’ in question are black. this is true, and I do not deny it. They are scum, because they act like scum. They are -not- scum, because they are black. And to imply that they are, is wrong. Full stop.

    Pretty much, yeah. While I know, being a Southerner even if an adopted one, that “nigger” =/= “black people”, just as “white trash” =/= “white people”, it gets kinda tiresome having to explain to casual passers-by that that’s the case, so I don’t use the term myself. So much easier and more precise to simply say something like “black thugs”.
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  21. 21
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    LC Roguetek says:

    I’m noticing a recent slide into racism here. Kinda tacky. The hood rats in Detroit are disgusting because they’re hood rats, not because they’re black. We’re better than this…

    And yes, that exactly hits the nail on the head!
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  22. 22

    LC Roguetek says:

    I”m sorry, comments about ‘selling negroes for 10$ a head’ isn’t racist? WTF, seriously?

    Not to mention some of the previous shit from previous posts.

    Not.

    Ok.

    Yes, most of the ‘scum’ in question are black. this is true, and I do not deny it. They are scum, because they act like scum. They are -not- scum, because they are black. And to imply that they are, is wrong. Full stop.

    given the recent disagreement between us, I gotta say that I back you 100% on this one. and you made me look at my comment#2

    I take back that comment about massah’s and apologize for that.

  23. 23
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    LC_Salgak @ #:

    Who says politics doesn’t deliver ??

    They told me that if I voted for Romney, Detroit would go bankrupt.

    I did, and it did. See ?? Politics CAN deliver on promises. . . .

    What one politician giveth, another taketh away – a Michigan judge just ordered the BK petition to be withdrawn.

    Huzzah!

  24. 24
    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    I hereby and publicly denounce myself as a racist!

    I watch NASCAR, Sprint, Motocross, BMX, etc. etc. If it involves two groups competing over time and distance Im IN!

    The question is….can you forgive me? Can I forgive myself? I’ve struggled with this problem for years…it all started with the 50 yr dash……………….

  25. 25
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    LC Roguetek @ #:

    I”m sorry, comments about ‘selling negroes for 10$ a head’ isn’t racist? WTF, seriously?

    No, it isn’t racist; at most, it’s bigoted. There’s a difference. The PC crowd is trying to change the definition of the word “racist/racism” (a belief that there are inherent differences between racial groups with collective characteristics and that one of those groups is better/worse than the others because of it) to replace more accurate terms like stereotype/ing, prejudice, bigotry, etc.

  26. 26
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    LC TerribleTroy @ #:

    The question is….can you forgive me? Can I forgive myself?

    Good news! You needn’t trouble yourself any more – Chris Matthews has apologized on your behalf.

  27. 27
    Eric Praline growls and barks:

    Thought I’d leave this here, in case anyone hasn’t seen it yet. Steven Crowder’s Pure Detroit. My favorite line: “Where the citizens greet you with a warm hello and toothless meth-grins.”

  28. 28
    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    Fa Cube Itches @ #:

    Oh. Chris took care of it? Well cool. Does this mean we dont have to worry bout those reparations anymore?

  29. 29
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    LC TerribleTroy @ #:

    Does this mean we dont have to worry bout those reparations anymore?

    I don’t know about reparations, I’m just pretty sure that I don’t owe them to anyone. I’m of Irish extraction. Remember, in the Old West documentary Blazing Saddles, according to Olson Johsnon, the good denizens of the Town of Rock Ridge were willing to “take the niggers and the chinks, but we don’t want the Irish!”

  30. 30
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    Fa Cube Itches says:

    LC Roguetek @ #:

    I”m sorry, comments about ‘selling negroes for 10$ a head’ isn’t racist? WTF, seriously?

    No, it isn’t racist; at most, it’s bigoted. There’s a difference. The PC crowd is trying to change the definition of the word “racist/racism” (a belief that there are inherent differences between racial groups with collective characteristics and that one of those groups is better/worse than the others because of it) to replace more accurate terms like stereotype/ing, prejudice, bigotry, etc.

    That’s like trying to argue that you didn’t shoot that man, he was standing in front of the bullet you fired.

    Weak fucking argument.

    How about this. It’s Racist, in that you’re accusing -all- black people of being bad. It’s predjudiced in that you’re judging all black people, without regard to individuals, and It’s Bigoted as well.

    Dont make me open this can of snark…

  31. 31
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery @ #:

    It’s all good. I get hot and heavy in the heat of the debate, but it’s not personal.

  32. 32
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    LC Roguetek @ #:

    That’s like trying to argue that you didn’t shoot that man, he was standing in front of the bullet you fired.

    No, it’s the language. Words have meanings. In the example you gave, “‘selling negroes for 10$ a head’,” the term “racist” flat out does not apply. It’s no more accurate than someone saying “If the Spurs had won the NBA Championship I would of won $100.” They “would have”. Using the right word is important.

    It’s Racist, in that you’re accusing -all- black people of being bad. It’s predjudiced in that you’re judging all black people, without regard to individuals, and It’s Bigoted as well.

    First off, I didn’t say it, so I’m not accusing or judging anyone. Second, “Accusing all black people of being bad” isn’t racist, it’s prejudiced and possibly bigoted, depending on context, but it is – by definition – not racist. Saying that blacks have a genetic predisposition to crime because of their race, and that they are therefore more animal than human – THAT would be racist.

  33. 33

    LC Roguetek says:

    It’s all good. I get hot and heavy in the heat of the debate, but it’s not personal.

    roger that, if you can’t argue with your friends who in the hell can you argue with????

    I see where our white/african-american president went public with his feeeeeewings about the trayvon thing. Here is a mixed race man, who identifies himself as an African American, who has achieved the pinnacle of success and power. But instead of offering a solution to blacks nationwide, instead of telling them “hey, this is how I achieved success and here is how you can do it too”….he fans the flames of racism and victimhood by telling them that he has been stereotyped and victimized too…..

    if ever you needed proof that uhhhhbama and the democRats and professional race baiters like jackson and sharpton want no solution to the problem then this is it……it’s in their best financial interest to keep racism around and growing.

  34. 34

    And here is EXACTLY the mentality that got Detroit where it is:

    Judge ruled the city’s historic bankruptcy filing violates the state’s constitution and must be withdrawn.

    I have some very serious concerns because there was this rush to bankruptcy court that didn’t have to occur and shouldn’t have occurred,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said Friday

    Aquilina said Michigan’s constitution prohibits actions that will lessen the pension benefits of public employees, including those in the city of Detroit.

    I’m not damning the judge here, far from it- she is after all, following the laws as written, although I expect if you drove by this same judge’s house back last November there would have been a “Obama 2012″ Sign in her front yard….. :em05:

    No, the more damning question here is how did it exactly come to a point where now that the prog-nazis and their fucking unions have bled Detroit into a zombie state – now when the City has to resort to such measures as seeking protections from the zombie unions and legions of “public servants, some who have retired as young as 50 ……they can’t ….. because suddenly….that is is “against the states Constitution”

    How is it that the Public Sector unions were allowed to pervert and corrupt the State of MI’s Constitution in such a manner as to insert laws into that protect only their own interest?

    How many other state’s have these sorts of protections in their Constitutions to protect the public servant zombies?
    Unbelievable …..
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  35. 35
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    Fa Cube Itches @ #:

    Split any good hairs lately? I mean, other than the ones you just did.

  36. 36
    Fa Cube Itches growls and barks:

    LC Roguetek @ #:

    Split any good hairs lately? I mean, other than the ones you just did.

    English – do you comprehend it or just not the part about words having distinct meanings? Under the guise of PC, people are trying to change the meaning of “racist/racism” to basically mean at best, any uncomplimentary phrase that touches upon race, and, at worst, any phrase that touches upon race. That’s not what it actually means, though.

    It’s a lot like how the term “celibate” is now primarily used to mean “not having sex,” (i.e., that which is properly termed chastity) when it originally meant “not being married.” Or, by way of another example, the way the term “bad” now has the same meaning as its antonym, “good,” at least in part.

    You could argue that “racist” is so closely related to terms like “stereotyping,” “prejudiced,” and “bigoted” as to be their functional equivalent, but even that would be a lot like ordering “a soda” from a waitress, and then when she asked what kind you wanted, saying “Guinness”. Both beverages may consist mostly of carbonated water, but one is still not the other.

  37. 37
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    Bruce: theres a line, mate. Please stay on the other side of it.

    I’m a conservative and I’d whack you upside the head for that comment.

    Not funny.

  38. 38
    bruce growls and barks:

    that was in bad taste because the price is to high.as for hitting me you would end up like trayvon. :em07:

  39. 39
    The Lone Haranguer growls and barks:

    Somebody is supposed to have “tweeted”:

    If Obama had a city, it would look like Detroit.

    Very apt.

  40. 40
    bruce growls and barks:

    it was negroes who fucked up Detroit starting with coleman young whose racist policies drove out all of the white taxpayers that and the criminal behavior of most of the negroes bankrupted Detroit. but there are plenty of other black run cities going belly up because of negro racism.no all negroes are not bad only about 80% are and they all hate whitey if you think they are your friend you are delusional or have had little contact with negroes.look up the number of white people that they rape and murder which never makes the news only bad whitey or bad white hispanics get news time.the real racists are negroes which is why I stay away from them.negroes make up 6.5% of the population of my state but commit 76% of all murders here and the only non racist negroes I have met come from africa but they are good hard working people un like our home grown bums.

  41. 41
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    bruce @ #:
    Hi, This is the cleaners. Your white sheets and pointed hat are ready for pickup.
    :em07:
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  42. 42
    jack growls and barks:

    Are you so cognitively impaired that you spew your typical right wing un grounded, racist garbage about blaming Obama for anything and everything while still mentioning in the same god damn article it’s taken generations for Detroit to reach this point?

  43. 43
    Eric Praline growls and barks:

    Hey Jackoff

    Weekly Address: One Million Jobs Saved and a Stronger American Auto Industry (White House Youtube page)
    GM Proves Obama Saved Detroit, But Voters Hate Bailouts (The Daily Beast)
    Obama: I “Refused to Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” (CBS News)
    Obama’s Own “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” Destroys Foundation of Campaign (Forbes)
    Suck on that fuckstick. There’s this new thing called “the internets” these days, there is no memory-hole for you leftist swine to erase inconvenient stories anymore.

  44. 44
    LC LOBO growls and barks:

    jack growls and barks:

    Shouldn’t that be mewls and whines ??

    And to the whole “racist/racism” thing popping up on here, :em04:

    google “Dawson Springs Kentucky” and “KKK”. I’ve seen the real face of hate. You are just a bunch of wankers.

  45. 45
    Darth Venomous growls and barks:

    Shouldn’t that be mewls and whines ??

    And the sniveling. Don’t forget the sniveling.

  46. 46
    FrankOK growls and barks:

    Calling “Racist” – disliking a particular group due to their “tint” – is rather simplistic. What we have is a group that, because of the agitators they listen to, act as a cohesive force rather than a herd of cats.

    Sharpton, Jackson, Obama, Moochelle, and a host of other race baiters have fine-tuned their bullshit into an art of controlling their kind, membership being limited by skin color. Anything other than black/dark brown is simply another definition of “useful idiot”.
    No human is predisposed to a particular set of beliefs by virtue of skin color – any more than any group is predisposed by wealth, zip code, personal autos, etc. These are all learned behaviors. That said, groups who identify themselves on that basis form their values and even dialects based upon the actions/deeds of who they believe to be their peers – the blacks haven’t much to model their lives after, do they?

    That society has degenerated to the point it believes its “children” should be able to attack for the wrong look – precisely what got Trayvon Martin killed. Regardless of the damage they cause, these kids are to be given a pass.

    The bottom line is the black community knows full well what they’ve created and are attempting to protect their spawn by making it illegal to protect one’s self from it. Gun control is a large part of the strategy as they believe, being willing to break any law, they can turn the tables and become masters over their “keepers”, their people will have permanent “reparations” and the “Life of Riley” for eternity.

    People don’t look at black people with hatred so much as they look and see what the blacks believe and what they’re attempting to put into place for themselves – a perpetual welfare state where the “Cracka” is their servant.

    That’s not racism – that’s an honest assessment. If one looks at a snake and assumes the snake will attempt to bite if given a chance, is that also racism?

  47. 47
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    jack says:

    Are you so cognitively impaired that you spew your typical right wing un grounded, racist garbage about blaming Obama for anything and everything while still mentioning in the same god damn article it’s taken generations for Detroit to reach this point?

    Jack….who has been in control of Detoilet since 1961?? (52 years) Yep your beloved Demoscum party. Credit where credit is due.

    Consider the following regarding the city of Detroit: 40% of its street lamps don´t work. 210 of its 317 public parks have been closed.It takes an hour for police to respond to a 911 call.Only a third of its ambulances are drivable.One-third of the city has been abandoned.Forty-seven percent of adults are functionally illiterate Evidently 50 years of governance by compassionate Obama community organizer types have driven out the business class and now there is no one left to rail against.

  48. 48
    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    jack @ #42:

    As the writer, I suppose, Mr. lower-case jack, that this tantrum is directed at me. Let me help you with your incomprehension, or failing that, as I anticipate, humiliate you just a bit for arriving here ill-prepared.

    First, let us observe that the state of Detroit today can be laid entirely at the feet of the progressive movement in these United States. This bankruptcy is the result of a complex mix of bad ideas, but each of them was a deliberate political intervention. We are now sitting down to Robert Louis Stevenson’s so-called ‘banquet of consequences’. It is but the first of a wave of similar crises that will wash over our nation. Detroit is not unique; it just arrived earlier than most. Mr. Obama is widely known to have taken credit for rescuing Detroit, particularly through the bailouts and the clearly illegal restructuring of Government Motors, for which it is now widely understood that the taxpayer will never get back all that had been invested on their behalf. Another bad idea that resulted in a politically motivated intervention. Actions have consequences, and his actions are just more of the same that have led us to this place.

    So, Mr. Obama has taken ownership of this outcome through his own words and actions in his haste to do anything required to achieve re-election. Mr. Romney, it turns out, was absolutely correct in his assessment, for which he was widely ridiculed by people like, well, like you. Liberals don’t have much patience for the truth, particularly if it competes with their fantasies.

    Lastly, we can only have one President at a time in this country. A strong argument can be made for the observation that at the present time, we don’t even have that. Mr. Obama’s economic policies are a muddled mess of debunked Keynesianism, party politics, class warfare and radical environmentalism. The phrase ‘free enterprise’ is homeless in his administration. There is no hope for the difficult decisions that must be made to chart a course through these very difficult challenges with this reckless populist leadership.

    As the President elected to lead this nation at this moment in history, he must be the man for the moment, able to rise to the challenge, anticipate the future, make the tough decisions, protect the Constitution and preserve our liberty. He has instead done more to harm our prospects for a free and prosperous future than any President before him. For this, there can be no criticism too harsh, nor disdain too sharply expressed. I have been treating him more kindly than he deserves.

  49. 49
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    A Message to Trayvon Martin Sympathizers
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/romany-malco/a-message-to-trayvon-mart_b_3612231.html

    I haven’t touched on the Trayvon Martin issue because race matters in this country are the paralysis of the American people. To constructively discuss Trayvon would require empathy, introspection and an understanding of America’s social and economic history. This is why the open forums we have seen thus far seem to fuel more ignorance and bias than reasonable debate.

    To be brutally honest, the only reason people are even aware of Trayvon Martin is because it became a topic within mainstream news and pop culture. Meaning: News directors saw it as a profitable, sensational story. Hundreds of blacks die annually in South Side Chicago without even a blurb. Trayvon isn’t in the mainstream news for any reason other than ratings and profit. The news coverage on the Zimmerman case almost implies that the killing of this young black man is somehow an anomaly and I resent that.

    In this country, if it isn’t streamlined through mainstream media and pop culture, it doesn’t seem to warrant national debate. Our “government” continues to wreak havoc on our civil liberties and there is little to no protest from the black community because of media diversion tactics that keep such pertinent issues out of mainstream media. But if Jay-Z or Rihanna were to make mention of it, we’d suddenly be jolted out of our sugar comas and protesting on freeways.

    My point being, people are up in arms about Trayvon based on regurgitated pundits and manipulated facts aired to elicit emotion while fueling America’s anger and division. That’s how you boost ratings. No different from Piers Morgan’s desperate rant over gun control when he knew his ratings were in the dumps. And from where I stand, anyone who still relies on corporate-owned media pundits to support an argument isn’t equipped to offer worthwhile solutions.

    People are using Trayvon Martin’s death as an excuse to project their own deep-seated issues with racism and will not be capable of intelligent, empathetic debate until they’ve cooled down and afforded themselves an education.

    Addressing Trayvon without first addressing the absence of critical thinking in our schools, the lack of introspection, the reasons for our low tolerance and our country’s skewed value system does nothing more than create a sounding board for the ignorant. So rather than facilitate more racism outcry, I’d like to address young black people specifically.

    I believe we lost that trial for Trayvon long before he was killed. Trayvon was doomed the moment ignorance became synonymous with young black America . We lost that case by using media outlets (music, movies, social media, etc.) as vehicles to perpetuate the same negative images and social issues that destroyed the black community in the first place. When we went on record glorifying violent crime and when we voted for a president we never thought to hold accountable. When we signed on to do reality shows that fed into the media’s stereotypes of black men, we ingrained an image of Trayvon Martin so overwhelming that who he actually may have been didn’t matter anymore.

    Don’t you find it peculiar that the same media outlets who have worked so diligently to galvanize the negative stigmas of black men in America are now airing open debates on improving the image of black males in American media? Do you honestly think CNN is using their competitive time slots for philanthropy?

    “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” – Rahm Emanuel

    If we really wanted to ensure Trayvon Martin’s killing was not in vain, we’d stop perpetuating negative images that are now synonymous with black men in America. We’d stop rapping about selling drugs and killing niggas. The next time we saw a man beating a woman, we’d call for help or break it up, but one thing we would not do is stand by with our cellphones out — yelling WORLDSTAR! Instead of rewarding kids for memorization, we’d reward them for independent and critical thinking.

    We’d spend less time subconsciously repeating lyrics about death and murder and more time understanding why we are so willing to twerk to songs that bemean women and boast of having things we cannot afford. We’d set examples of self-love for our youth by honoring our own hair, skin and eye color. We’d stop spending money on designer gear that we should be spending on our physical and psychological health. We’d seek information outside the corporate owned-media that manipulates us. We’d stop letting television babysit our kids and we’d quit regurgitating pundits we haven’t come up with on our own.

    Education, introspection, self-love and excellence are the only ways to overcome the wrath of ignorance. So before going back to popping molly and getting Turnt Up, I urge you to consider the implications of your actions. Your child’s life may depend on it.

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    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Oooo…a new chew toy?

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    OK, Who hurt jacks wittle fweelings and chased him away before the pack could truly knaw on him?

  52. 52
    Darth Venomous growls and barks:

    Don’t look at me. I was gonna let y’all shred ‘im awhile. :em01:

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    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    Once again demonstrating that progressives are the galactic masters of unintended irony, word is now circulating that Helen Thomas will be buried in Detroit.

    This gives the phrase ‘salting the earth’ new meaning.

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    bruce growls and barks:

    ok boys put you life where your big mouth is go take a walk in any black neighbor hood let me know how you make out with your none racist blacks.then we will see if I am a racist for telling the truth.the $10 remark was a joke because no one would give you any thing for a travon or a jeantel.i could give a shit about negroes as long as they don’t bother me but I don’t like giving my tax dollars to these bums.the mother, the father and democratic black run government schools were all responsible for trayvons death because they are all a bunch of racists thugs.

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    bruce growls and barks:

    now who is threating zimmermans life ?


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