The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Why Trust the Politicians?

Sep 27, 2010

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing held a public forum to promote his scheme for “re-shaping” the city. It was promoted as a chance for ordinary citizens to be heard, but it was really just a dog and pony show.

After the meeting, the media acted like people who were skeptical of the mayor’s intentions were paranoid about it being a land grab by corporate interests. What’s paranoid about it when there’s a long history of urban “removal” programs that were just that?

The people of Detroit have every reason to mistrust Bing’s plans.