FLINT – A NEGRO AUSCHWITZ

written by MadMan J Scarlett

On the Road to Flint …

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Flint Water Tower

On my day off, I decided to take a quick ride up to Flint being its close proximity to my own town. In the past, I’ve heard numerous folk tales about Flint being the murder capital behind Detroit or the fact that Flint is rarely spoken about in the media for anything positive, so a road trip was necessary to observe what all the media hype was about .

Arriving in Flint, the first thing that I observed other than the gigantic water tower, is the massive buildings within the downtown area . There are cobblestone streets , two massive rival university campuses and even a Farmer’s Market . There’s two communal structures for the residents (YMCA and YWCA) which express the need for racial eradication and then the aesthetically pleasing Flint River with numerous buttresses and Aqueducts that admonish the beautification of the area . Even as I pull over at the nearest BP gas station , I am the only black guy to be pumping my gas while surrounded by twelve delighted Caucasian men..

Then it hit me…I’m not actually in Flint…I’m in Flint-to-be.

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Cases of Bottled water stand ready for disbursement outside a Flint, MI Church

See as I decided to drive six miles south to the beginning of Flint and the old excavated site where the General Motors plant used to be , off of Lippincourt Boulevard and Atherton Road , there is a very different Flint ; the real Flint . Abandoned homes, liquor-guns-pawn shops all in unison like a church choir . Speaking of churches , they’ve now become the refugee station, where bottled water is simultaneously dropped off and received to gracious inhabitants who seemingly weren’t even in existence of my mind frame until I departed from the shadows of Downtown Flint.

These discarded negroes…many satisfactory in appearance , affably retrieving bottles of Aquafina and Dasani as rations in order to fulfill their daily or weekly quota for survival ; it begins to snow outside. The further deep into Flint that I traveled , the more I observed something so familiarly similar to most desecrated neighborhoods that I’ve visited ; nothingness.

It is blatantly obvious that after Center Road and the beginning of Lippincourt Boulevard , that something of precedence commenced . As a matter of fact , since 1999 , when the layoff of 77,000 workers was initiated by General Motors , this something began to transpire …

Similar to Chicago, Baltimore, Ferguson, and New Orleans, a negro Auschwitz existed . A land mass that not only existed for temporary investment but to be vacated for permanent and historical gentrification along with genetic annihilation. These new negroes… Ultimately were The offspring of proud fathers and mothers who broke their backs aimlessly in order to provide a level of financial sustainability in a city’s whose intent was to provide an interim fix to an indefinite mindset; they never saw it coming . And like often times throughout history , the same12642543_10206750606217740_3688163537971806631_n individuals whom strip humanity from the alleged miscreants, are the same ones to innocently creep back and apply a level of mental salve to ease the traumatic pain…

Seven miles north, I converse with a Caucasian resident who states that “homes must be improved for the sake of Flint’s preservation– this is an investment that I won’t be denied “. He’s right , he won’t be denied . Perhaps this reluctant catastrophic water event was not only planned but awaited upon , because the city was becoming way to dirty; it required an ethnic cleansing …

Speaking of…next week is the anniversary of Slobodan Milosevic’s trial in The Hague for war crimes against humanity . Maybe that’s why there’s limited press in Flint … Because if we were to charge folk with war crimes in this city as well as this country, then The Hague’s jail cells would be overcrowded with the same proprietors who caused overcrowded within Flint’s jail cells during its initial decline…

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