Despite a city deficit of $327 million and long-term liabilities of more than $14 billion, the first act of the black “turnaround specialist” brought in by desperate white liberal Michigan governor Rick Snyder to try and “save” the Africanized city of Detroit, has been to reinstate in full the salaries of the mayor and city councillors who oversaw the disaster in the first place.
The very first “emergency order” signed by the state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr, dated March 25, gave the mayor, David Bing, back his $176,176 a year salary after it was suspended in terms of the state law which created the emergency control procedures.
According to the order, the “Emergency Manager [Orr] has determined that the Mayor and the City Council will play a vital role in the collaborative process of addressing Detroit’s financial emergency, ensuring continuity of essential services, and restoring financial stability.”
The second order issued by Orr was to formally accept an $8 million donation by a number of companies to lease 23 ambulances and 100 new police cars to the city government. These vehicles will not be owned or counted as assets of the city.
Meanwhile, reaction from the city’s black residents has not been in favor of Orr’s appointment. First objections were raised when it was rumored that Governor Snyder would appoint a white person to run the city. As a result, the Michigan governor was forced to scour the country to find a suitable black man.
Black radicals like Councilman Kwame Kenyatta (whose salary was also restored by Orr’s order) announced earlier at a city council meeting on March 13 that there would be a “revolt against state intervention” and he urged residents to “stock up on canned food and supplies.”
“Even the Bloods in the hood fight for their territory,” Kenyatta said. “You are going to have to drag me out of here for me to leave.”
“Save up and purchase food, canned goods, and water because you are going to see a new civil rights movement,” pledged Marie Thornton, a former Detroit public schools board member. “I won’t give up my right to vote. We are going to shut down freeways and we are going to disrupt the economic system.”
Protests so far have been nonviolent. Demonstrators slowed traffic to a few miles per hour on I-75 and I-94 in the past week. But that’s mild for what’s to come, some warned.
Kenyatta’s protests were supported by veteran anti-white activist ‘Rev.’ Jesse Jackson, who has also publicly called for “mass protest” in the city to fend off what he called an attack on residents’ voting rights.
“As opposed to having a city council that’s democratically elected and a mayor, you’ll have a plantocracy, a plantation-ocracy, replacing a democracy,” Jackson said, implying that Orr was a slave of whites.
A number of court cases have been filed against the imposition of state control over the failed black city, and most are expected to be heard within a month.
Either way, the real problem facing Detroit is that the majority black population has chased away the tax revenue-generating white population, and it is still unclear how Orr or anyone else can “turn the city around.”