I just read “Detroit Will Be Democracy’s Decisive Battle”. You should read it too.
Last year, an ’emergency manager’ appointed by govern Rick Snyder was given total control over the government of Detroit, rendering all elected officials in Detroit powerless. In other words, they ended democracy in Detroit.
Kevin Orr, the ’emergency manager’, is widely hated by the people of Detroit, and would stand no chance in a fair election.
Kevin Orr is working to strip Detroit’s assets and hand them to wealthy (and thus powerful) people while driving the city into bankruptcy.
The citizens of Detroit will have no say in the bankuptcy proceedings, unless protests count.
If they can do it in Detroit, they can do it in any city in the United States. If you care about democracy in the United States, you should care about what is happening in Detroit now.