Monday, March 21, 2016

Birmingham's saddest day

Via Nancy

Saddest Day

I've never seen anything like this.

I've covered hurricanes and tornadoes that took whole families and neighborhoods. I've covered murders and bombings and South American soccer games. But nothing really like this.

I've seen a mayor walk the street in shackles. I've watched mayors and governors hauled to jail. I've covered peaceful protests and riots. I've seen families mourn the deaths of their innocents, and guilty men die in the electric chair.

But I've seen nothing quite like the events in Birmingham City Hall this week. Nothing that reached into my heart to snatch the shreds of hope that hide there. Nothing that took my words, and left me with only sadness.

For my city. For my species.

I barely know what to say. Or how to say it.

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  1. Birmingham, like many once great cities across our land, has fallen into decay, mayhem, and complete disarray. Parts of the city resemble a war torn third world country where sporadic gunfire can be heard both day and night. There are shootings and stabbings every day and at least one homicide every other day. Sadly, with the type of mindset seen on this video, I do not see things getting better. If I were a business looking to locate in a Southern state, I'd go ahead and scratch Birmingham from my list of prospects. If I owned a business was able, I'd pack up my inventory and valuables and re-locate ASAP before this keg of powder explodes Baltimore-Ferguson style. It took less than thirty years after the election of Birmingham's first black mayor and black majority council before the city was bankrupt, a mayor was sent to prison for corruption, along with several members of the Birmingham Water Board in a completely separate corruption case. Had it not been for the federal government throwing good money and a bad problem, the city's insolvency would have occurred much sooner. One of the belligerent speakers refers to blacks of today as still be being slaves. I will have to partially agree. Many are enslaved by a failed welfare system which has made a vast majority of urban (along with rural whites) so complacent that they have no intention of running away and no desire to throw off the chains of Lyndon B. Johnson's great society which perpetuates thier bondage.

    1. You win the Blue Ribbon. Thanks.

  2. This is nothing new for Birmingham. Surely John Archibald remembers the comments about the negro league museum and barber motorsports. Maybe he realized hes nothing more than a useful idiot. But I doubt it. He is a liberal. Somehow this is our fault in his mind.