Thursday, February 17, 2011

A RoboCop Statue in Detroit? Just Build Delta City in its Ruins

A RoboCop statue in Detroit should look like this
“Old Detroit has a cancer. That cancer is crime.” The words of the fictional CEO of Omni Consumer Products (OCP) at the start of 1987’s RoboCop don’t do the real Detroit of 2011 justice. Those who fled the city have created prosperous suburbs where crime rates are diminutive compared to a city that never saw a real-life RoboCop materialize and worse, one that real cops and firefighters live far away from: 
These brave women and men already work in the city of Detroit — and now, Mayor Dave Bing wants police officers to live in the city as well.

Bing has been vocal about his desire to get police officers to move back into the city, and now he’s taking action by announcing a new incentive plan to get them to live where they work.

Currently, 53 percent of Detroit Police officers commute to work from the suburbs, and Bing says the number is even higher for firefighters.

As part of a pilot program called “Project 14″ Detroit cops and firefighters who live in the suburbs will be offered renovated homes in the city for as little as $1,000.

Mayor Bing said this is one step in a plan to revitalize Detroit.

“Project 14 is one approach that my administration is deploying to take two challenges facing Detroit — public safety and vacant homes — and turn them into an opportunity for neighborhood revitalization,” Mayor Bing said.
RoboCop is a fine 1980s film that brought the gritty reality of Detroit to the screen much better than Home Improvement did in the 1990s (though the criminals in the movie were almost all-white).

We have documented Detroit’s collapse on multiple occasions and will continue to point out that a city’s inhabitants are primarily responsible for the state of and quality of life in their city, whether good or bad.Detroit – a town Black people can’t give up on – is collapsing into a condition that matches its citizens' own ennui.

With its 90 percent plus Black citizenry unopposed to the idea of once proud city completely falling apart under their watch, Detroit is in need of salvation. (Picture essays on the cities collapse are a case study in what happens when the population that built and sustained a city evacuate for safer lands.)

Time wrote a heartbreaking cover story on Detroit and wondered if the town would survive. Delta Airline’s in-flight magazine, Sky, recently profiled the city and the two articles seem to profile an entirely different subject
Just two years removed from being Forbes most dangerous city, the town Sky magazine profiles resembles a Detroit of 70 years ago whose citizens have long since sought refuge in the suburbs.

The only way to save Detroit is to replace the population that engendered and then watched over its complete demise with the population that fled and created prosperous suburbs. That Black population that destabilized the city is even fleeing now.

Detroit has a population that exhibits little innovation, creativity, ability to graduate from high school and, well, read.

Or even to erect a statue to the eponymous fictional character from RoboCop:
Philadelphia has its Rocky statue, but do not look for Detroit to celebrate its connection to RoboCop any time soon.

 Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, who has taken to the Internet to solicit ideas for the city's revival, said on Monday there were no plans for a RoboCop statue to honor the 1987 science fiction movie based on Detroit. The question had come in via Twitter.

"There are not any plans to erect a statue to RoboCop," Bing wrote on his Twitter account. "Thank you for your suggestion."

Bing touched off an immediate wave of Twitter messages from fans of the movie who hope he will reconsider, and others amused that he had even responded.

"Some people just don't get it," grumbled one message on Twitter. Another wrote: "If I were mayor of Detroit, my top priority would be a RoboCop statue."
Though the mayor of Detroit publicly stated he is against building a RoboCop statue, citizens created a Web site soliciting donations and utilized crowdsourcing and social network sites to build public support and collect money for the project. It worked. Stuff White People Like (SWPL) white people collected the money, believing that their art project could restore Detroit and turn it overnight into Portland.

These goofy Disingenuous White Liberals (DWLs) mean so well, collecting money to build a statue of a character from a movie they saw as children. It’s so -- artistic! Never will one of these people criticize the dominate population of that city who turned a thriving metropolis into the laughing stock of the world.
Such is stupefying power of Black Run America (BRA).

Building this statute makes these SWPL white people feel special, important:
The surprisingly quick campaign to raise at least $50,000 to build a larger-than-life statue of RoboCop in Detroit shouldn't stop with the crime-fighting cyborg, the fund-raisers said Wednesday.

"If we raised this much money for RoboCop, imagine what others can do for the city," Detroit artist and fund-raiser Jerry Paffendorf said. "We could raise money for other art projects and for schools and neighborhoods."

In just six days, a group of local artists and sci-fi fans exceeded the fund-raising goal Wednesday with more than $53,000 in donations, an amount that could rise substantially by the March 29 deadline. The group received more than 1,500 donations from around the globe, with an average contribution of $17.

Detroit does need RoboCop. In the movie he was embedded with three primary directives:
Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, and uphold the law.
Detroit is the most corrupt city in America, so if a real-life RoboCop were patrolling the streets all of the directives would require the imprisonment of most of the elected officials there. How would RoboCop deal with those citizens who don’t snitch? How would he protect the innocent?

Soon the city of Detroit will become the latest location of Gotham City in the third Christopher Nolan Batman movie. Filming this movie in a third world city will save the production money, but what will it do for Detroit? What will building a RoboCop statute – a project of SWPL white people – do for the city?

Detroit does have a cancer. The entire United States of America has a cancer. It’s called Black Run America (BRA) and this concept derails any legitimate discussion of race. RoboCop couldn’t save Detroit now.

Perhaps actually building Delta City on the ruins of old Detroit is the only positive idea left.

To paraphrase the movie, “Real Detroit has a cancer. That cancer is crime.”

It should be noted that the Rocky franchise made $565 million at the box office, while the three RoboCop films made a combined $109 million (an average of $94 million per Rocky). Perhaps Detroit does deserve a B-movie statue, while Philadelphia rightfully has a statue dedicated to the Italian Stallion.

Hey, people want to come see the Rocky statue. Who would want to go to Detroit, even with a RoboCop statue?

A RoboCop statue only detracts from reality, which is something DWLs do on a daily basis.


Harry White said...

Might as well take those junk properties and use it as an opportunity to rent to low-income blacks while getting paid Section 8. Those "homes" were turds and dumps before fixing them up and they'll be turds and dumps after suburban whites don't move into them.

They tried the same thing in Houston with school teachers and it didn't work. No amenities, no infrastructure, no good schools and substantial crime and poverty? Has never worked and never will work in the way that they do it.

Maybe if they gave free college tuition and property tax breaks to those policemen/firefighters (Mostly white) to move there, there could be a change. However, Black-Run America and it's cherished Blackopolis would "release the hounds" at such an offer.

D J said...

No supermarkets, no mid-class retailers, no entertainment venues beyond hip-hop venues... Who'd move there?

(That picture reminds me of Cryten from "Red Dwarf"!)

Hirsch said...

This post raises many interesting questions, but one looms larger above them all, and that is:

Can you fly, Bobby?

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