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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Racism is Racism is Racism... Hate is Hate is Hate

Whites Told to "Go Home" at Detroit City Council Meeting

Monica Coyer's Mission Statement

My mission as Detroit City Council President Pro Tempore is to make city government accessible to the citizens of Detroit as we work to deliver quality city services to the people of Detroit. To achieve that goal I will serve you in a manner that will:

  • Make our neighborhoods safer for families and seniors
  • Provide efficient and cost effective neighborhood services
  • Effectively battle crime and violence in Detroit
  • Advocate for jobs, economic development and create incentives to keep our people in Detroit.
  • Open the doors to city government to ensure that Detroiters have a say in
    how our city is run.
  • Ensure that our children have safe passageways to and from school. I will work with parents, law enforcement and educators to help make our schools violence free zones.

When asked what she would do to balance the city budget, Council President Pro Tem Conyers said, "I would not vote for a budget that exceeds realistic revenue projections. You can't spend what you don't have. Deliver for the people of Detroit or hit the door."

And yet this lovely lady shows us all just how RACIST she is with comments like "those workers look like you; they don't look like me" and let others tell whites to "go home" not even standing up for the rights of everyone to be there. Comments like "those people" went unchecked when "those people" seemed to mean "whites".

Racism is racism is racism. It doesn't matter if you're white, black or anything in between. This last election not only brought about the death of journalism and sprung forth the mass media mayhem... it also showed the country and the world that people hate other people who are different than them. What matters most is that we realize there is no racism that is worse than another. If a black man hates a white man, it's just as bad as a white man hating a black man. Tossing out the old "well, black men have a reason to hate white men" is ridiculous. It's only made into a true statement by those who perpetuate it into truth.

Anyone can be racist. There isn't any one person or group of people with a claim to racism; it can be found inside some of the seeminly nicest people.

Detroit News reported

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 yousay his name here."

Juxtapose the place and the faces and imagine a white Livonia City Council treating a black union representative with such overt racial hostility. The Justice Department would swoop down like a hawk, and the Rev. Al Sharpton would clog Five Mile Road with protesters.
HATE IS HATE IS HATE. Those that hate will find any excuse and make it justifiable in order to say they are better than others or that their hate is some how explained and acceptable. I accept no hate based on race. People often do hate other people based on their actions and sometimes those actions deserve the hate of another. Hating someone based on the way he or she looks is ignorant, petty and childish.

GET OVER YOURSELF! You are not better than me because you're lighter or darker skinned. You are not better than me because you have a perfect nose and mouth (I do not). You are not better than me because your hair is longer or shorter; blond or brown. You are not better than me because you're taller or shorter. You are not better than me because you're thinner or larger. You are not better than me because you are older or younger, married or single, beautiful or ugly, or any other number of outwardly noticeable appearances.

GET OVER YOURSELF... all of you racist animals out there who think it's okay for YOU to hate another person based on appearance... but that it's not okay for the one you hate to hate you back. Hypocrisy has no place here. You can not say it's okay for you to hate me but not for me to hate you. Sorry... life doesn't work like that... and that is a message all politicians need to get. The media and the Hollywood elite and their star struck lovers will probably never understand.

Racism is racism is racism... hate is hate is hate. And as horrible as it may sound... every human being has the right to feel what they wish towards another human being. I can not stop you from hating or loving whom you wish to hate or love... not my place and none of my business. When it DOES become my business or the business of others is when the person you hate or love becomes a VICTIM. Not one of these whiny crybaby victims who really aren't hurt other than their wee feelings. I'm talking about real pain... the kind that physically harms or kills.

Other than that... people can feel what they want.

But if you come over to my house and start spouting off your racism? You won't be staying long!


An American Girl said...

Oh Lord, don't get me started!

Right Is Right said...

OY, my least favorite people

karen said...

this is incredible. when i was a child i spent every weekend at my grandparents home in detroit. the tree lined streets, the families out ...it was lovely. then i hit about 14 and the new neighbors moved in ...disregarded anyone. anything. trash. egg-throwing.. when my grandparents simply couldnt afford the damages and insurance and watching their property value plummet, they left in 1980-81. so "those people" all left...,... gave you an entire city...look what you did to it...look.... its like a scene from a horror movie. all the love and hard work emmigrants put into their homes.. and you all just trashed an entire city. its rotten, decayed, and horrid. with the likes of kwames coming up out of there. i say fine. i spent my last dime there. the red wings will be the only thing that would get me into detroit. what a bunch of loosers !

Bug said...

Karen... I'm sure it was very sad for your grandparents to watch something they helped build up be destroyed. It's even sadder to then have those who destroyed it point their fingers back at those who made it great and say "it's their fault".

Taking personal responsibility is one of the biggest things people need to learn how to do. Dividing into these special groups and locking everyone else out is stupid and ignorant.

I think some people who will just never let themselves "like" someone who is different. It's very sad and brings about extinction.

Thanks for your comment!

JMK said...

"You can not say it's okay for you to hate me but not for me to hate you." (Bug)

Oh yes they can!

EVERY bigot says/does exactly THAT!

That's part and parcel of the sickness.

May we each take the moment necessary out of this day and any day we feel the need to remember those who have gone before us in defense of our freedoms. Without them... we would not be "here"... we would be in chains. ~Bug~