Well, the Detroit version of Occupy Detroit, opened up this past weekend in a little used place called Grand Circus Park. And damn, it didn't have not one grand circus there! But it did have a tent city, and some hardy souls that had to take on 40 mph wind gusts and a dropping temp. The first night I went down there were maybe a hundred people and a lot of wind blown protest signs. We took the signs to the main street of Woodward, waved them, and tons of people blowed their horns in support as we FROZE OUR ASSES OFF! On Sunday, they were having a security meeting because it appears the many homeless of Detroit were there. But there was not that many people there, except for dazed and confused, Detroit Lions fans after their first loss. The police apparently made them move off the Woodward sidewalk, because there were now parade barricades up to contain, what there was of a crowd. And they found out the four police cars parked and patrolling the area, were there, when two of the homeless guys got into a fight. I swear, it was like they were beamed in with transporters and broke up that fight INSTANTLY! But that fight broke up the cops eating their Five Dollar footlongs and donuts!
It's a start, it's like hearding cats, and it's getting cold, but these guys are trying! I got into some very fun and interesting conversations with the young, the old, and even Congressman John Conyers office assistant. And when one guy asked me to hold his protest sign, as soon as he left, I was part of a photo opt! And except for having another one of these break out at the former home of Tiger Stadium on the 22nd at 5:00 p.m. the word was the Occupy movement was popping up EVERYWHERE in Michigan. We just need to have a more focused attack on the issues, because folks, in Detroit, WE HAVE FAR MORE ISSUES THAN NEW YORK, the WORLD, and the rest of you! Just driving home after looking at all the empty downtown incredible hulk office buildings, still trying to pretend they have somebody in it, most of the street lights on the state run FREEWAYS, were dark! Along with the rest of Detroit, because hardly anybody knew we were there, and this city, this state, our government here, is STUCK ON STUPID!
FIGHT ON BROTHERS AND SISTERS!
Sounds like it's going well, and going peaceful.
(We need a smiling emoticon wearing a woolly coat.)