The 1967 riot not only changed the political landscape of Detroit, but it also served to waken business communities to acknowledge the extent of alienation among black Detroiters. Blacks were burning their own communities. Local authorities were unable to put down the rebellion, and federal troops had to be brought in. The nation saw Detroit as a city out of control. The business community acted quickly to what they regarded as threatening anarchy. First, it seemed clear to the so-called economic elite that they had been misled by black leaders into believing that black elected and labor officials could quell any race rebellion. The collapse of black superintendency was an important lesson for the business community, reminding it in the harshest of ways that cooperation with grassroots leaders is essential. (p. 138)Yes, the "negro rebellion" (the words of Life magazine in 1967) in Detroit changed the political landscape of the city of Detroit -- today, it is an entirely black-run city. Most people are too charitable to admit the city's sorrowful condition is merely a reflection of the poor economic conditions individual black people are capable of creating, with social capital noticeably absent in a city blacks took via force in 1967.
|Blacks won the battle of Detroit in 1967. Though the conditions of Detroit in 2013 resemble that of Mogadishu, it is still their city, one that is 85-90% black|
There is no real 'community' in 85-90% black Detroit, save a community united in keeping black-rule permanently ensconced in positions of power in City Hall. No matter the deficit, no matter the murder rate, no matter the property value, no matter the conditions of the almost entirely black public school system, no matter undeniable drop in quality of life for the citizens of 85-90% black Detroit -- it is still there city, and they control it.
And they control it because of the victory they won in 1967, when blacks set fire to their own communities, their own neighborhoods, and their own businesses.
History is nothing more than the accumulation of facts (or deliberate obfuscation by those in control of the history books) from the past, a guided for those interested in seeing how the future will play out.
For this reason, the impending takeover of a morally, spiritually, and financially 'politically' black-run and majority black Detroit is reason for revolution. Again. [Detroiters Pledge Uprising During State Takeover: ‘Make Sure You Are Prepared and You Will Survive’Motor City Muckraker, 3-15-13]
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 today’s 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 won’t 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 that’s mild for what’s to come, some warned.
What about black Detroiters who aren’t prepared to fight?
“We have fought for everything we have; how do you sit on the sidelines?” Kenyatta asked.Modern Detroit, that which elected the bombastic and black-first Coleman Young mayor of the city in 1973 (the first black mayor ever elected to a city that was 85 percent white just 23 years prior), was birthed in racial violence.
Forged by it.
|Detroit, an 85-90% black city today, might be a tragedy, but it's their tragedy that they don't think is a problem. The problem is white people in Lansing dare to try and fix it.|
The carnage that was the black insurrection of 1967 in Detroit must never be brought up in polite conversation in 2013, despite the fact that members of the all-black Detroit City Council now resurrect the language of revolution with their city's freedom - liberation won through black violence - at stake.
Civil Rights has nothing to do with liberty, equality, or the equal protection of the law -- it merely was always about giving black people the freedom to forever be free from accepting any responsibility for their actions.
Detroit has been a "black city" since the fires subsided in 1967, and the federal troops withdrew in defeat.
Detroit is their city, and any attempt by the state government of Michigan to try and restore order in the city is a direct assault on the freedom blacks earned through force and violence in 1967 -- it is a declaration of war.
There is no real 'community' in 85-90% black Detroit, save a community united in keeping black-rule permanently ensconced in positions of power in City Hall. This is the lesson of democracy and universal suffrage that few people wish to learn, for Detroit is where "equality"was birthed through a black rebellion -- and black people will fight to protect what they earned in a military victory back in 1967.