Sunday, March 01, 2009

It's Up to You Detroit!

Elect a crazy council, get crazy results
Nolan Finley - Detroit News

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....

This is the perhaps the harshest criticism of the Detroit City Council that I have read so far. However, even if you only watched a few minutes of last Tuesdays Council meeting, you know how true it rings.

Read the rest of the column here.


Matt Church said...

I was pretty shocked by this article as I did not catch the Council meeting. Sad, sad, sad!

Sandy said...

Sad, indeed. It will be like everything else. A select few voters will re-elect the same old names.