I don't believe I've linked to "Stuff Black People Don't Like" before. The title is, of course a parody of "Stuff White People Like." At any rate, it's a blog devoted to posts about what actually goes on in Black America, as opposed to the Potemkin villages we're regularly shown by the MAG (Media, Academia, Government). It seems to be run by Paul Kersey, who also writes for Alternative Right. At any rate, several of his books are advertised on the site. There's also a "Stuff Black People Don't Like 2.0," which confuses me. In a recent post, SBPDL compares the Gotham City of the 1989 Batman film to the reality of Birmingham, Alabama today. It starts:
Remember Tim Burton’s 1989 ‘Batman’ film? There’s a great scene earlier in the movie that establishes two important components to the films plot: 1. Gotham City is bankrupt, and 2. Crime keeps decent people away from the city. Here’s the line from the movie:
|Coming soon: The History of Birmingham conveniently left out...|
EXT: CITY HALL: DAY A "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" banner hangs over City Hall. Mayor Borg, Police Commissioner Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent exit from the building.
"I don't care how deeply in debt this festival is, I want a parade. I want hot dogs, balloons, the whole schemer.
We are going to celebrate this 200 year anniversary, proudly and publicly," says the Mayor.
"We may be celebrating this anniversary in bankruptcy court. This festival is already $250,000 in debt and we haven't seen one balloon," replies Dent.
"You fill this square with people, the businesses will come back here," says the Mayor.
"A lot of people might stay away. They are scared," answers Police Commissioner Gordon.
"They won't be scared when you get Grissom in that Court House, I promise you that," says Mayor Borg.
[This establishes that the community is terrorized by Grissom and his crime syndicate. They are so afraid that they won't even come out for a parade. Grissom's activities are the cause for businesses leaving the city, and thereby destroying the economy. The tax base is so small that the city government cannot even afford to hold a parade. The scene is designed to turn the audience against the criminals.)
A quarter of million dollars doesn’t sound like an insurmountable amount of money to appropriated from a budget, but what if a city in the real-world – our world – just allocated the exact same amount of money that the fictional town of Gotham City was in debt in ‘Batman’?
What if this same city has a “criminal problem” just like Gotham City, though no syndicate or mafia is behind the epidemic of crime keeping businesses and ‘decent people’ away?
Unlike in Gotham City, it is merely this city’s residents who keep away businesses and ensure the tax-base will be insufficient in providing the proper revenues necessary to run a city.
And though people get murdered, mugged, and fall victim to wanton criminality everyday in this city, unlike in Gotham City, no hero rises to the occasion to battle the evil-doers. Instead, a culture of ‘no-snitching’ protects the criminals.
Only in pages of comic books and on the big-screen does a hero rise up to protect a city; for in 2013 Birmingham, Alabama (a 75% black city), it has been a hilarious run of elected black officials attempting to protect not the city, but the cherished legacy of 1963 that serves as a reminder that the villain some times is victorious.
2013 Birmingham is a city with conditions far worse then that depicted in the dystopian urban environment of Tim Burton’s 1989 “Batman” film; after all, a guy dressed up as a bat was able to turn the city’s fortunes around by standing up to organized crime.