JoAnn Watson, Detroit city council member, said, "Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president, and there ought to be a quid pro quo." In other words, President Obama should send the nearly bankrupted city of Detroit millions in taxpayer bailout money. But there´s a painful lesson to be learned from decades of political hustling and counsel by intellectuals and urban experts. In 1960, Detroit´s population was 1.6 million. Blacks were 29 percent, and whites were 70 percent. Today, Detroit´s population has fallen precipitously to 707,000, of which blacks are 84 percent and whites 8 percent.
Comments: I´m currently reading "Detroit City is the Place to Be", which is both depressing and inspiring. I´m glad I´m not the one trying to fix that town.
Look carefully at Detroit, that is how the USA is going to look in 50 years or less(maybe much less) if we keep electing liberal Democrats. A nation´s most precious possession are those that understand that there is no "free lunch" and vote accordingly. The 2012 election brought us very close the edge.
Six years ago I watched on TV, a meeting in which the city leaders met with some of the concerned citizens of Detroit. When they threw open the floor for discussion/suggestions about how to improve detroit´s situation, the white person who rose to suggest something, was told by the black audience that because he was white, he would not be allowed to speak or suggest anything. They were that blunt. With people like that in the majority, there is no saving that city.
I´m glad he included Newark. Nothing could be more true. Unfortunately, once black people obtain political positions, the community assumes that position will be held by blacks forever. The quality of their work is irrelevant. It becomes a "black" position. Qualified white people need not apply.
Detroit is becoming a breeding ground for terrible things we can not imagine, IMHO. Detroit is a disgrace of the first order. Internet pictures and stories do not do justice to the scope of the devastation in that place. This can be placed at the feet of liberalism and the Democratic Party. They should be so proud.
When I was involved with Hurricane Katrina relief work, I was amazed at how so many of the inner city adults from New Orleans had no noticeable life skills other than an impressive knowledge of how the system of benefits worked. I saw at least one person receive two FEMA letters because she had two different social security numbers - one in her original name and another that her mother applied for when she took her step-father´s last name. I heard a story of a drug addict who offered to sell his young son, along with his social security number, to someone so they could get both the tax credit and the monthly money from the government for him. And then there are the "crazy checks", which are a bonus when you teach your child to go to school and act up so they can be labeled as disabled.
One man when asked when he would be leaving the shelter said, "when you get me a house"! We didn´t really know if he meant FEMA or the church or the Red Cross, but clearly it was not his responsibility to care for himself. The libs have created this enslaved class of people whose only job is to keep them in power and continue to vote for their free stuff.
#4´s comment shows that Black people really are that self delusional. They think that political power will allow them to suspend natural economic law. They are ignorant and foolish and their leaders encourage their insanity for their own enrichment.
People that are willing to work to create products and jobs can leave cities, states, even the Country when they are being abused by myopic politicians. Investment dollars follow the entrepreneurs. It is patently impossible for government to replace the money lost with the loss of a vibrant economy. Business fuels EVERYTHING in the world. Progressive attitudes toward business are moronic. Their attitude toward success, that it is a "community effort", is nuts. Almost every successful venture has one or two people who drives it to succeed. It is the nature of those people, similar to the nature of a great athlete, that allows success. The way to economic success is to encourage such people because their success is enriching for all. Instead, progressives preach envy and resentment of those who succeed. You may as well be jealous of an Olympic athlete. You cannot take their ability from them. All you can, and should do, is celebrate their success.
That is natural law, as much as progressives resent it. They hate it and they cannot change it.
A friend commented that if we divided the country into red and blue zones and moved the populations so that each could go their own way according to political preference that the result would not last. All the people in the blue zone would be trying to move to the red, because the place they created was so spoiled.
I certainly don´t think it will be fifty years before the entire country is like Detroit, unless we take a different course.
In the State of Michigan Detroit is a macro example. There are other examples on a less grand scale that have followed exactly the same course. Benton Harbor, Muskegon, and Flint come to mind. Exactly, the same thing. Blacks took power and it was all downhill from there.
Excellent, excellent, excellent. Sadly, we now have this on a national level...which is exciting to global socialists, IMHO. Remember 4 years ago, there was a book talking about how America would cope with not being a superpower any longer? The globalist money people with a nexus in Chicago are trying to make this happen, IMHO...and succeeding IMHO.
#12, that is the tragic insanity behind liberal positions. They cannot destroy natural law. Their policies don´t work because they try to circumvent it. And when things inevitably collapse it damages the most vulnerable, which is no surprise. But through it all, the natural laws still apply. The most successful nations are those that adhere most to natural laws.
They may as well resent the the sun rising in the morning and decreeing it shall not. It still does.
Mitt Romney immolated himself on the pyre of political truth. But he performed a valuable service in exposing the fact that there IS a 47% subset of Americans who are mere passengers to put it charitably - parasites, moochers, freeloaders are perhaps not politically correct words to use. We now know the greatest adversary to progress and prosperity dwelling right amongst us.
There are some outstanding Replies on this thread. After ploughing through reams of drivebys and lame humor on other threads, this one is a refreshing find.
It is the topic that is saddening because it is so true and spreading elsewhere. When it becomes a "black position" it stays a black position, regardless of consideration of merit. Once positions of power are held by blacks and other liberals, society does not grow better but falls apart.
#21, it would be simpler and less disruptive to exclude every registered democrat or socialist from voting (disenfranchise the lot). They´ve self-identified as failures, mentally-ill or power-seeking. Then we would have to deal with the libtards in the pubbie party.
this will be the fate of europe and the anglosphere, care of liberal multiculturalism. in time, you will have asian nations, arab nations, african nations, hispanic nations, and mixed race nations which were once white nations, with the possible exception of russia. russia may be the last refuge for the small pockets of white people left at that time. the most fortunate people, aside from rich elites, would be living like the common people of china and india live today.
The idea that the President owes them something is flatly wrong. The President is President of the entire country. Detroit supported him for the "good" of the whole country. Any quid pro quo should be for the good of the whole country - not just Detroit. If they want politicians that work only for Detroit then that would be the Congressmen from the Detroit district. Even MI Senators are there only to represent their state.
In order for Detroit to get something from the President it would have to be considered good for the whole country - or from the Senator, good for the whole state. We have a President and a Democrat party that is certainly willing to bend the rules and pretend that what they do for Detroit is for the good of the whole country. But when Detroit blatantly asks for that bending it reveals the scheme.
The fact that Dr. Williams makes so much common sense will be lost on Detroit´s voters. It doesn´t matter that he is right. What matters is hurting Whitey -- at any cost. That Detroit´s blacks are hurt worse in the process will never register with them until they get educated about economics.
Watch calif be bailed out- to get even calif requires $27 billion, that is over 500 million dollars per state. And Illinois and cetain cities. There will be container-loads of cash. No acounting of any of it and the dbt will still exist in a few years. Remember that it wouuld take a human being,countig as in 1..2..3,thirty-two thousand years to count to a trillion. This is economic suicied. and the GOP dopes are completely on board. Boehner-just one time reducet he Natl Deb amt by just 15%. And most of that can be covered by closing D.C. on Thurs after noon and all of Friday.Think! Try! Do!
Good feelings of accomplishment come from work. Too bad the small children have no role models in the family to achieve to. Most people want to do as good as their brother, father, and cousins. When that is a decade of welfare it leaves nothing but the system to know or achieve to. We need to quit paying people to have babies. You should show some responsibility like saving money before you have a child. This would eventually help. Instead having a child is a paycheck not a responsibility. I pity those that have not experienced the good feeling that work and accomplishment brings.
All one has to do is to look at Africa. Pick any country. Blacks have not proven adept at governing. Anything governed by them proves it. Yet, instead of electing someone such as Dr. Williams or Dr. Sowell, or perhaps even better some young black child striving to BE LIKE those two incredibly intelligent, wise, kindly men....those two men are told they are not really black, or other horrid things. (sorry for the run-on sentence). We have been in Africa, and it is very sad. And...thus goes our country
Re#38. I made that observation myself a number of years ago. However, to actually speak it makes you a racist, by today´s standards. Frankly, name ANY country or large city completely controlled for any length of time by the same group of people, and I will show you a government steeped in corruption and the governed to be basket cases.
Even Atlanta, while growing, has a very corrupt local government.
If we suddenly divided the country into black and white sections with a proportionate division of total wealth, who would soon be beating whose doors down to get in?
Just look back to the fifties and earlier when the South had segregation laws. Who was wanting to get into whose neighborhoods, country clubs and restaurants? When blacks learn to produce and build independently, their lot in life will improve.
The north side neighbor in Chicago where my folks were raised was predominately jewish after the war years and into the 1970s. When I drove through the old neighbors last month, I was shocked to see that it is now mostly a muslim enclave and the condition of the area was terrible. All of it is the result of liberal dim policy and thought control.
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