Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Telling Congress to spend trillions to rebuild Detroit, not to destroy Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine:

In today's Detroit Metro Times,
June 27, 2012,

Telling Congress to spend trillions to rebuild Detroit and every inner city-- 

--instead of spending it "on the destruction of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine".

See below:


"Trillions for Detroit!

"Telling a robbed and beaten man to tighten his belt — that's Jack Lessenberry's "common sense" idea, in "Charting a Future" (June 20). 
"Just what Detroit needs, another mugger armed with the "common sense" to steal the pensions from old ladies who are still "healthy."

"Jack had quite a laugh at Detroit's City Council members Kenyatta, Watson, and Jones. He imagines them waiting "for Lyndon Johnson to come back and give them federal billions to spend."

"Actually, federal trillions should be spent on Detroit and all the inner cities, right now. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "... America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic, destructive suction tube." Hubert Harrison said the same thing — in 1918. Harrison condemned America's willingness to send whole armies to Europe, to fight for "democracy," while denying everything, including democracy, to black America. 

"White racist violence & theft has cost black America between $5 trillion and $24 trillion. That multitrillion-dollar bill was documented in the Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal, Vol. 20 (2004). Congress should pay that bill. 

"You must remember that Congress just spent trillions on the destruction of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine.

"You must recall that Bush, Obama, and Congress just handed trillions more to Wall Street.

"Why on earth shouldn't Congress spend the same trillions to rebuild Detroit and every inner city?"

—Blaine Coleman


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