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William Z. Foster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-10 12:45 PM
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134. I think it was valuable
I was hoping to draw some suburbanites out so that people here could see the hostility and close-minded attitudes. Understanding the problems in Detroit really requires seeing that aspect of the problem. Perhaps nowhere else in the country is do we hear such an aggressive and relentless effort at burying the subject of racism and making sure that no one challenges the denial about it.

The city of Detroit has been systematically isolated and starved for funds and services, all for the benefit of the suburbs - arbitrary political demarcations around the city set up for the exact purpose of creating segregated enclaves, and allowing the upper 10% to continue to draw wealth from Detroit without taking any responsibility for the well being of the city, without paying their fair share for the maintenance of the public infrastructure. Now they want to clear it out and create investment opportunities there for the well-off and gentrify the place. Liberals and progressives (!!!) are defending and promoting these schemes.

Since what I am saying here is all clearly consistent with what has happened to the country, what is happening everywhere, the very fact that there are people on this thread denying that it could even be remotely possible that this is "ethnic cleansing" and "a land grab" is stunning. The positions that people are taking here on this are 100% the Reagan Republican positions, but for some reason when it comes to Detroit I guess it is supposed to be OK for liberals and progressives to take those positions and no one should challenge them on those.

Your other remarks are pure projection. I see the same people using the same tactics and arguing the same reactionary side to issue after issue. They do not so much argue r debate as they do try to break up and disrupt any intelligent discussion, by bullying and making personal attacks. "Tag team pair" and "spewing nonsense" and "patting each other on the back" are perfect examples of just that.
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