Anyone who knew Detroit when Robocop first hit the silver screen understood how the movie hit a little too close to home for Michiganders. For years, I've referred to the flick as frighteningly prophetic, and was only half-joking. As a satire that glances oh-so-close to the truth, they nailed it -- right down to the 6000 SUX commercial.
Apparently, some people have grown either too sentimental about Detroit's fictional hero or are awesome IRL trolls. The mayor of Detroit has had to quash a proposal to erect a statue of our half-human, half-machine benefactor. Since starting to type this post, I've been invited to rallies and Facebook groups in support of the effort.
Truly, today is a great day for freedom.