Author Marianne Williamson speaks during the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Last night at round 1 of the Democrats debate in my hometown of DEEETROIT at the wonderful Fox Theatre on Woodward Ave, we had the opportunity to watch 10 people who are most likely not going to be the Democrats nominee for President in 2020.
That doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth watching.
One of the breakout comments of the night was from self-help author and feelings over facts guru, Marianne Williamson, when she compared the ultra-wealthy Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe located just a couple of miles from the Motor City to the decimated area of Flint 70 miles away.
Here is what the enlightened author said in regards to the Flint water crisis …
“I lived in Grosse Pointe. What happened in Flint would not have happened in Grosse Pointe.”
She then went on to talk about dark psychic forces and some other things that we can discuss in a later post.
She is 100% spot on though that this would never happen in G.P. and it is not because of race. Simply, it is because of competency.
Grosse Pointe and the surrounding cities are represented in District 2 by State Representative Joe Tate who just happens to be a Democrat. Also in the State Senate, this city is represented by State Senator Adam Hollier also, believe it or not, a Democrat. The citizens and the elected representatives would have never allowed the incompetence that occurred in Flint to materialize.
Back in April of 2014 when Flint changed its water delivery system from the Detroit water system to the Flint river it was overseen by…Democrats.
This does not mean that Republicans would have done better necessarily. The Governor at the time was a Republican by the name of Rick Snyder and his Department of Environmental Quality dropped the ball severely when the initial warning signs of issues popped up in Flint. As President Barrack Obama’s E.P.A. did also.
However, the debacle in Flint immediately became an issue of finger-pointing while people suffered and being used as pawns. That would not have happened in Grosse Pointe. Partly because of the value of the property but also there would have been demands for people to have been fired locally. The political class knows this and would have reacted before they had received 4 phone calls on this.
In Flint, there is still to this day almost zero accountability for the very people who put this plan into motion. If you don’t believe me take a look at the actual CITY COUNCIL MEETING from March 25th, 2013 and then google what penalties these people faced.
I’ll wait right here.
So while Williamson was right “technically” about her statement, she had it wrong and for all the wrong reasons. This had nothing to do with racism and more to do with the competence of officials that people just give a pass too when they constantly deliver poor results.
The decent citizens need to start kicking people in the arse in their city just like people in other cities across Michigan would do. I know the results they would see would amaze them.