Walling-Off the Poors

GP For Life's vision of the Mack Avenue Gate Complex.

GP For Life’s vision of the Mack Avenue Gate Complex.

The upscale Detroit community of Palmer Woods is walling themselves of from the poors that are surrounding them. After years of ineffectual policing by their own private militia they have decided to take the fortification approach. Who can blame them? They are like a firebase in the Vietnam highlands, about to be overrun by throngs of fish head-eating communists. Something drastic needed to happen.

Of course, there are some who see this prudent decision through the lens of elitism and racism. Which leads me to the question, why is it that every time an affluent community tries to erect physical barriers between them and their lessers there is some sort of outcry? Can’t we just agree that some of us are more equal than others? Is it not enough that we allow them to vote? Apparently not, because they feel that not only should they have the right to run their city straight into the ground, they should be able to run our communities off a cliff.

GP For Life is a uniter, not a divider. That is why I propose a compromise. We’ll stop barricading ourselves from roving packs of feral dogs and criminals if you take a literacy test in order to vote. Now, a lot of people think (like the Supreme Court) think that literacy tests are unconstitutional, and I would agree, if they were issued with some form of discrimination, but everyone will take them. That’s right, if you’re illiterate, you won’t vote. Of course, you could get some sort of literacy endorsement for your driver’s license so you don’t hold up the line reading “Dick and Jane”.

I think that’s more than a fair compromise.