Detroit: A Portent of America’s Future
Detroit: Founded in 1701 by Antoine de la Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who is no doubt turning over in his grave.
Once called Paris of the West, Motor City because of its thriving industry and production of automobiles for the world, and Motown because it once produced beautiful and classic music…
It was once a cultural, thriving, productive delight of America, home to many people the ilk of Charles Lang Freer. So many Detroiters became wealthy and successful enough to become philanthropic and support music and arts in the city and the country. Now Detroit gives us the Insane Clown Posse and Kwame Kilpatrick.
Detroit was the last American station on the Underground Railroad. Many people of Detroit volunteered to fight and died in the Civil War. President Lincoln said, “Thank God for Michigan!” I wonder what he would say today.
Did you notice the number of empty churches?
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. – Psalm 9:17
The condition of the city has deteriorated so much that Nolan Finley is suggesting sterilants be added to their water supply.
“Society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind” – Theodore Roosevelt
He covertly blames the problem on Black people, but is it Black people’s fault? Finley places the blame on professional welfare recipients, but who are they receiving the welfare from?
% living below the poverty level:
1. Detroit , MI 32.5%
2. Buffalo , NY 29.9%
3. Cincinnati , OH 27.8%
4 Cleveland , OH 27.0%
5. Miami , FL 26.9%
6. St. Louis , MO 26.8%
7. El Paso , TX 26.4%
8. Milwaukee , WI 26.2%
9. Philadelphia , PA 25.1%
10. Newark , NJ 24.2%
What do these top ten cities (pop over 250,000) with the highest poverty rate all have in common…?
Detroit, MI hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961.
Buffalo , NY hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1954.
Cincinnati , OH hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1984.
Cleveland , OH hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1989.
Miami , FL has never had a Republican mayor.
St. Louis , MO hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1949.
El Paso , TX has never had a Republican mayor.
Milwaukee , WI hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1908.
Philadelphia , PA hasn’telected a Republican mayor since 1952.
Newark , NJ hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1907. – The Reaganite Republican
Republican and Democrat are just two sides of the same coin. Generally Republicans support a bit less welfare than democrats.
Thomas Sowell calls it the Detroit Pattern.
“the Detroit pattern”– increasing taxes, harassing businesses, and pandering to unions. In the short run, it got mayors re-elected. In the long-run, it reduced Detroit from a thriving city to an economic disaster area, whose population was cut in half, as its most productive citizens fled. – Townhall.com
Without productive industry; when no productive people remain, and everyone in the government is there because they promised the people free stuff… This is what you get.
How bad is it when you don’t have a single, one, $1, dollar bill to buy a house with?
I clicked the, “more”, link and on the next page there is a mortgage calculator! Of course you can’t get a mortgage at these prices. Why aren’t these people willing or able to get $1, $50, $5000, buy a house, put in some elbow grease and own a house? Those of us who are not in Detroit might say, because those houses are in the ghetto, in Detroit! Well those people in the above videos are already in Detroit, and instead of buying a house for a dollar…
It has been decades since Detroit has had the kind of leadership that espouses the philosophies of men like Milton Friedman or George Washington: Self-Reliance, Thrift, Self-control… Detroit’s and America’s politicians offer the people cradle to grave support in every need and want of the people. The people become unproductive. They can’t afford property; even for a dollar. The productive population has fled. No one is paying property taxes. After the crooks in the government skim and misappropriate the funds; there is nothing left for basic municipal services.
77 parks, 1400 acres, closed. Police stations are keeping banker’s hours. More than forty schools closed. Nearly half the citizens are illiterate.
The city will soon be bailed out by the state. The state will be bailed out by the country. The country will be bailed out by the International Banking Cabal, then who will bail us out of the Chinese-run work and re-education prison camps they’ll surely put us in for being nothing but useless eaters?
Newark, New Jersey, Vallejo,California, Jefferson County,Alabama, Detroit Michigan, Athens,Greece… Let them all be a warning to the world.
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This entry was posted on March 27, 2012 by Jim White. It was filed under 2012 Election, capitalism, conservative, free market, individual sovereignty, News, Politics, socialism and was tagged with austerity, Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick, Michigan, Motor City.