09 March 2009

Obama = The new Mohammad

I know that some thin-skinned Muslims got all testy when that Danish cartoonist published the 12 cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammad a couple of years ago. But only a radical, fringe group would be so enamored by an individual that they would prop him up on a pedestal in some twisted form of deification, positively prohibiting any critical or analytical discussion about his character or behavior, right? Right? So what do we call the Detroit city council?
Nowhere is Michigan's brain drain on greater display than in the Detroit City Council chambers.

My hopes for Detroit's future faded as I watched the tape of last Tuesday's council meeting, the one that considered the Cobo Center expansion deal.

It was a tragic circus, a festival of ignorance that confirmed the No. 1 obstacle to Detroit's progress is the bargain basement leaders that city voters elect. The black nationalism that is now the dominant ideology of the council was on proud display, both at the table and in the audience.

Speakers advocating for the deal were taunted by the crowd and cut short by Council President Monica Conyers, who presided over the hearing like an angry bulldog; whites were advised by the citizens to, "Go home."

Opponents were allowed to rant and ramble on uninterrupted about "those people" who want to steal Detroit's assets and profit from the city's labors.

A pitiful Teamster official who practically crawled to the table on his knees expressing profuse respect for this disrespectful body was battered by both the crowd and the council.

When he dared suggest that an improved Cobo Center would create more good-paying jobs for union workers, Conyers reminded him, "Those workers look like you; they don't look like me."

Desperate, he invoked President Barack Obama's message of unity and was angrily warned, "Don't
you say his name here."
How about we call them RACISTS. Where's Al Sharpton when you really need him?


  1. Initially I read that second sentence as "prop him up on a pedestal in some twisted form of defecation,..." I think it makes more sense that way. Oh and how dare you posit the mere idea of racism among the black community? You're the one!

  2. Yes, yes, I'm the one, and Obama's the ONE. But where does that leave Neo?