In fact, I waited a month after receiving the inflammatory e-mail below before publishing it.
I didn’t want to promote the writer or his book. But since links have been posted on Comeback.com, I thought it best to confront it head on.
Our objective is a better Birmingham, but I think it’s important to hear the good and the bad.
WARNING: Stop now if you don’t want to read the words of a virulent racist who has dragged Birmingham into the middle of his twisted mind.
I received the following e-mail on the afternoon I posted a blog titled, “Article on Birmingham will make you vomit,” about a piece authored by John Bennett. Mr. Bennett was brutally critical of Birmingham, and in my opinion, blamed Birmingham’s problems on African-Americans. (He claims it was cultural—not racial).
If you “vomited” reading Mr. Bennett’s truthful – albeit tame – article about Birmingham at the American Thinker, you better get a large bag to prepare your stomach for the upcoming book “The Tragic City: Birmingham 1963- 2013”
Just as black people DESTROYED Detroit, the story of Birmingham is no different.
Birmingham escaped much financial ruin in the 2009 bankruptcy of Jefferson County, though the 98 percent black Birmingham City Schools continue to put up test scores rivaling those of a third world nation.
Birmingham will “come back” when blacks are forced out of all government positions and whites ‘come back’ from over the mountain, leaving the thriving communities THEY created behind to clean up the mess of black Birmingham.
Then, businesses and commerce will return to downtown Birmingham by the dozen, Legion Field will be cleaned up, the wall separating the black community from Birmingham Southern College will be torn down, and UAB will stop being in the business of a jobs-program for otherwise unemployable black people and get into the business of medical advancement/innovation.
“The First 48” will have to stop filming in Birmingham too, once the black community (and the crime they create — remember Larry Langford’s ashes and burlap sack incident to stop black crime?) is out of Birmingham and whites create thriving neighborhoods/communities where vice, squalor and depressed property values existed since the black takeover of the city.
No — John Bennett didn’t go far enough.
But his piece was a f***ing great start to show what a disgrace the civil rights has been when you consider the metrics usually used to determine whether a city is thriving or dying…
The author’s name is Paul Kersey. He included a link to his website. If you want to read more of his writings (Stuff black people don’t like), please feel free to Google him—I’m not going to make it easy for you.
His book is now available on Amazon, but I’m also not posting a link.
Birmingham doesn’t own racism, but we feel obligated to allow the negative voices to prevail–both white and black.
Let’s hear from those of you who love Birmingham and are tired of racist rants.
Remember the quote by Martin Niemöller (1892-1984), a prominent Protestant pastor, who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.
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David Sher is a co-founder of Buzz12 Advertising and co-CEO of AmSher Receivables Management. He’s past Chairman of the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce (BBA), Operation New Birmingham (REV Birmingham)), and the City Action Partnership (CAP).