When it was suggested to Detroit mayor David Bing that the city should build a statue of Robocop to show up the statue of Rocky in Philadelphia, he very politely responded on Twitter that the city had no plans to build a statue of Robocop at this time. Forgive me for getting political on a film site, but it’s idiotic leadership like this that is the reason Detroit’s economy is in the shape that it is. A Robocop statue is the sort of basic human right that every citizen of every city in the world should be able to exercise. To deny it to the citizens of the city in which the film was set is unthinkable.
Not content to stand for Bing’s tyranny, a guerrilla group of young activists have taken to social media and have begun a movement to fund the statue themselves. Revolutionaries have started a Facebook Group, a website, and are using the fundraising site Kickstarter to get money for the production of the statue. A piece of property in Roosevelt Park facing Michigan Central Station has been promised if enough money is raised.
For more information on the project, go to detroitneedsrobocop.com, or to give money to help the cause head over to Kickstarter. In order to get the project off the ground $50,000 must be raised, and so far the total is just under $19,000. We only have until March 26th to make this happen. It’s time to come together people; don’t let the terrorists, the evil corporations, and those Washington fat cats up on Capitol Hill win.