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William Z. Foster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 06:31 PM
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104. didn't say that
I cannot imagine growing up or living in the Detroit suburbs and not being continually bombarded with reactionary, racist and pro-management talking points. It is worse than any other place in the country for that. Ergo, that means that the opinions of suburbanites who are saying "I am from Detroit and therefore know what I am talking about" should be viewed with suspicion if any point of view ever should.

I am not "questioning others because they dared to live in the suburbs" I am responding to their claims to have special knowledge because they live in the Detroit suburbs.

You sound like a chamber of commerce spokesperson with your "the suburbs and city are intertwined, whether you want to admit it or not. One of the keys to Michigan's future is a revitalized Detroit. I hope the city vs. suburbs views that many, including you, have doesn't stop every community in the state from achieving a prosperous future."

It is the suburban governments who have consistently denied that "the suburbs and city are intertwined." That has been a chronic problem for decades. Now you want to turn reality about that upside down - now that there are exploitation and investment opportunities in the city. The political representatives from the suburbs in Lansing have done everything they could to destroy Detroit. They have been the main obstacle to exactly the sort of progress that now - NOW when there is loot to be made - are praising and promoting.

Water. Tell me about water and how the suburbs have cooperated with Detroit. Public transportation. Tell me about public transportation and how the suburbs have cooperated with Detroit.
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