There is something going on in Detroit that the media is not getting to the front pages. That is what is missing with the old print media, the sensational headline. You can lay your iPad down and someone sees a headline and blows up about it. But if the print media had a headline about the city that questioned the veracity of the reports from city hall, the city might wake up.
People are asleep or they are drained of strength to fight back. And that is just what the movers and shakers that are trying to remake Detroit are counting on. Every time I say Coleman Young I am called racist, but he was able to excite people and have them do things that kept this kind of “who’s in charge” mess out of the picture.
If Young were alive, the poorest of people left in Detroit would come together and do whatever it took to keep the city in the hands of the elected officials, but today the fire department is asking for the numbers the mayor’s office is using because no one trusts what is being said.
Are Detroiters just being pushed into a corner where they say OK, do anything to us, it is all right? I mean the good people of Detroit that just won’t move to Taylor, Warren or Romulus with their Section 8 certificate or the family with the household income of $75,000 to $100,000 who didn’t move to Southfield and then on to West Bloomfield.