[Marxism] Racist defacing
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Thu Mar 4 08:24:47 MST 2004
In a message dated 3/4/2004 6:55:35 AM Central Standard Time,
walterlx at earthlink.net writes:
>For two months, he says he had watched Detroit's murder-rate rise. Citizens
here were being slain at the same rate as soldiers in Iraq -- about one per
month, two young police officers were also killed and
politicians scurried to create new antiviolence
Mr. Cashman, a parks commissioner in a Detroit suburb, decided to mount his
own initiative. He and friend John Price, using mops and white paint, defaced a
city landmark known as "The Fist." The two were arrested and charged with
malicious destruction of property.<
The "Big Black Fist" in Detroit is part of the legacy of Coleman Young Jr.
"Da Mayor" did not commission a fist but supported a monument to the "Brown
Bomber" - Joe Louis. The fist was the artist conception of symbolic Joe Louis.
I like the fist and over the years - as a Native Detroiter, have witnessed
the reaction of both blacks and whites to it. Most shake their head in
amusement. The younger folks of all nationality and color tend to grin and smile. The
younger whites in the summer - having gotten a couple of beers under their
belt, tend to laugh their ass off at the fist and like it.
Some folks like to try and write their name on the fist. The fist is out in
the open and under a lot of light and you are going to get caught or seen by
The article from the Wall Street Journal seems balanced, but does not
adequately grasp the economic crisis in the city or the response to police violence.
In Detroit the police come under armed assault when they "fuck around the
wrong way." Everyone already have guns. Various groups of young men - boyz, have
armaments and on occasion defeat squad cars of police.
The last incident I recall is when a couple of police cars decided to stop a
van of young men. The young boyz - that is what they are called, came out of
the van with everything except a bazooka, spitting Teflon bullets. The police
in Detroit will kill you. The young boyz wake up every day with the attitude
"if I am going to be a statistic, may as well get a few of them mutherfuckers."
Or, "I'm not going out like a sucker."
Detroit had a thug gangster mentality decades before blacks became a
majority. Was not the Saint Valentine Day Massacre over on Collingwood and Third? The
turn of the century Jew boyz did more than play ball. The Irish boyz been the
Irish boyz before Negroes was invented down south.
The white boyz today do not play that "white boy shit" and do not use
expressions like "fighting whiteys." They will tell in a matter of fact manner:
"Put some 'Z' on that
or do I have to see about dat.?"
Perhaps, it was inevitable that the blacks in Detroit would go Irish after
1967. Going into the 1980s the homicide rate in Detroit exceeded that of Ireland
and thier civil war in the late 1970s and early 1980s. We use to joke about
this and say, "our survival chances are better in the IRA."
It comes as no surprise that two young officers were slain. There is no
telling what the circumstances were. Detroit has a law that requires all police to
live in the city. Everyone already knows that drugs are run through sections -
elements, of the police department. This allows some of them to retire from
"stress" and move to Florida "with dat stack" - bag of money.
What is clear is that the people of Detroit did not slay the officers.
Defacing the fist on behalf of the slain officers is a cry for more law and
order - fascism, something a section of the police has no desire for. Imagine
taking the subway from the Queens to Manhattan to throw paint on behalf of
police officers, who already think you are stupid for not being home in bed with
Nor do these two idiots represent the white workers and their sentiment.
Michigan has the harshest drug laws in the nation. Metropolitan Detroit and
the surrounding communities are the most segregated in the nation.
Mr. Cashman and his smart friend do not need to be sentenced for defacing a
monument, because the paint can be cleaned off. They do need about 21 days in
jail for being stupid. You should have been home with your wife having sex.
Instead you got limousine drivers chasing your dumb ass through the city calling
911 - the police.
Americans! We be doing some stupid shit.
How does one explain something like this to the grandkids. Now your dumb ass
gonna be on probation and if you are not careful "they" will extend your
probation so you can keep paying the state money.
"Me and uncle Fred did a little jail bit in Detroit. It involved a fist."
"Fighting black people?"
"Yea . . . the fist was black."
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