Last week a humanitarian delegation from the United Nations (you heard me right) marched into Detroit and demanded that water service be restored for some 20,000 Detroiters who had their water service cut off for not paying their water bill.
It seems the UN intervention was prompted by several "call to action" groups, including the NAACP, who have formed in Detroit demanding the right to get something else for nothing. Here's the problem. Once, long ago, when Detroit's Black municipal leadership deemed the once private water service too greedy they more or less "nationalized" it....seized it and began running the water service themselves. Well, like everything else in Detroit, they didn't do a very good job. They paid their meter readers $50 dollars an hour and granted full retirement at 20 years, and if the water was a bit stinky, and if the water pipe maintenance wasn't quite up to snuff, well at least the city workers were happy.
Well today, Detroit's municipal water service is $6 billion dollars in debt. And because bankruptcy rules will no longer let its Black citizens "run a tab", they were forced to cut off service to over 20,000 residents who were more than 60 days behind in paying their water bill...and this after federal subsidies were already affording lower water rates than anywhere else in the state!
You see, there's not much left from the welfare check after paying for your drugs and your booze and the gas you need to drive around the city killing White people and burglarizing abandoned homes! It's tragic! So the water bill becomes the last thing you worry about, right?
Well the city tried their best. Even as they were cutting off water service to deadbeat homes, they were still running water trucks throughout the city and staging water bottle distribution as well.
But that wasn't good enough for the National Association for The Advancement of Colored People...no, water is a right! And who better to enforce those rights than the United Nations!
So the UN negotiators met with the City of Detroit negotiators and they came up with a temporary halt to the water shut-offs...until August 25th. The city is even holding a "Water Fair" on the 23rd of August where folks can come in, enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs and, yes, bottle water, as they sit down with city accountants and settle up their past due water bills.
You know, when I think of Detroit these days, I think of one of those National Geographic films, where a pack of hyenas bring down a gazelle and begin ripping at the carcass and feeding off of it. For more than 70 years Detroit's Blacks and Detroit's unions fed off the most vibrant industry this nation ever had; the auto industry. At one time Detroit was selling 90% of all the cars in the world.
Then the unions got lazy and bogged down in union worker restrictions and they got greedy and line workers wanted to be paid like business executives, and the city both supported that greed and demanded a huge chunk of that industrial prosperity until, finally, the last "gazelle" was hunted down and killed.
So the auto companies moved to Mexico and Spain and Canada and Tennessee and South Carolina and Alabama and China and Detroit is the biggest urban ghetto on the face of the earth.
And this week the NAACP and the liberal/communist groups in Detroit proved they haven't learned a thing...from bankruptcy, from urban decay, from massively failing schools, from rampant crime, from ethnic hate (yeah, Whitey hate.) Instead of standing up with pride and paying what they rightly owe, they turn to the god-awful United Nations who can certainly teach them a thing or two about communism and socialism.
You know, if you look at the map, Detroit is right up there, not far from our northern border. Perhaps we can cede that hell hole to the UN and let them set up some kind of "communist protectorate" like Cuba or Venezuela. I don't think I'd mind that one bit. And could they please take Chicago with them?