The statue continues its journey.
That is just undeniably neat, I think.
A review team assigned by the state of Michigan declared Tuesday that the city of Detroit is in a state of “Final Emergency.”
This once booming city that thrived on the American automobile industry is on the verge of bankruptcy after a long and tumultuous economic decline. Gov. Rick Snyder will now have the green light to go ahead with Michigan’s emergency manager law, which calls to appoint a manager to financially struggling local governments of the state. Based on the law’s unsuccessful history, Gov. Snyder may have some difficult days ahead in hopes of saving Detroit.
I still say that what Detroit needs is a zombie plan.
The councilwoman in question is one JoAnn Wilson, who wants Barack Obama to bailout the city of Detroit. The quote in question?
“After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C. and came home with some bacon,” said Watson. “That’s what you do.”
…For those unfamiliar with Mr. Young; he was mayor of Detroit from 1974 to 1993. In the beginning of his tenure Detroit was a mildly struggling Rust Belt city trying to deal with an economic slump; by its end Detroit was deemed to be the perfect setting for Robocop. It is a measure of just how bad things have gotten since that Mr. Young’s administration is seen as a Golden Age, but not as much as the one that Robocop now looks quaint.
I mean that literally, by the way: some time in the next twenty years we’re going to see the inhabitants of Detroit simply give up and move en masse in a folk-migration; the city will become unincorporated; and then the forces of Nature will swarm in and quickly reduce the whole place to a set of ruins that will make the career of some lucky Fortieth Century archeologist when he or she stumbles across the proof that the mythical Mo-town of First American Republic legend actually existed. With any luck, the Robocop statue will likewise survive and make ‘em think that this was the Mo-towner’s titular god.