A Little Help From Our Affluent Friends | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

A Little Help From Our Affluent Friends

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Ken Stiggers

Ike On A Bike: "For many years as owner and chief tour guide of Village Ghetto Land Urban Tours, Incorporated, I've witnessed the steady decline and neglect of the Ghetto Science Community's infrastructure. Despite elected officials' disregard for the least of their constituents' well-being, poor and financially challenged citizens seem to find creative and resourceful ways to cope with the unfortunate fate of living on bad infrastructure and broken promises.

"Inspired by Brother Hustle's Compensatory Investment Request Support Group, associate tour guides Scooter Mac B. and Poppa Wheelie pitched an interesting idea to the Ghetto Science Team Infrastructure Committee and me. They suggested that the infrastructure committee raise money by temporarily making the pothole-ridden Funky Ghetto Mall area into an amusement park.  It's an opportunity to convince and attract rich and upper-middle-class tourists to spend their money in a poor area through curiosity or for charitable purposes.

"Yes, there will be an admission fee.

"The Funky Ghetto Mall Amusement Park, managed by Village Ghetto Land Urban Tours, Incorporated, will create seasonal summer jobs for unemployed citizens from the Ghetto Science Community like the unemployed DJs and emcees. Also, by the end of summer, the Ghetto Science Team Infrastructure Committee should have the funds to repair and improve the Ghetto Science Community's infrastructure problems.

"The implementation of The Funky Ghetto Mall Amusement Park is a great opportunity to improve our infrastructure and community through self-determination, self-sufficiency, creativity, talent, resourcefulness and a little help from our affluent friends."

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