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Ed Driscoll

‘Detroit: A City on the Move’…into the Abyss

July 24th, 2013 - 2:19 pm

“In 1965 Detroit produced a 20 minute film designed to sell itself to the Olympic Committee which would choose where to host the games in 1968. Watching it in retrospect it’s amazing how far the city has fallen in 50 years,” John Sexton writes at the Breitbart.com group blog:

In the introduction to the film, Mayor Jerome Cavanagh says his city is experiencing its “finest hour.” That turned out to be true. Just two years later Detroit became the scene of the nation’s worst rioting since the Civil War. Over the next five days, 43 people would be killed and nearly 1200 injured. Police made 7,000 arrests made and the chaos finally stopped after President Lyndon Johnson sent in 8,000 members of the National Guard. Yet in 1965, Mayor Cavanagh seems pleased (see part 2 below) with Detroit’s “progress in good ethnic relations.”

Sexton has the whole twenty-minute film; here’ s a brief sample:

Footage like this is akin to looking at film of Dresden or Berlin shortly before those cities were flattened at the end of World War II. Though as Mark Steyn said a couple of years ago, “Unlike European cities, no bombs fell on this American city,” he said. “This American city did it to themselves.”

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Message to black activists: be careful what you wish for.

The black political Left, or in other words, virtually the entirety of black Americans who vote, are still delusional about where the problem really lies. They see this as a failure of a white cultural value system rather than one of black culture.

The two camps are roughly divided into the proverbial bleeding heart liberal and the tough love GOP, or TANSTAAFL. Like the loving mother who is delusional about the failings of her 30 yr. old burglar son who still lives at home, the Dem Party will never meet this problem head on. Not only will they treat black folks like leprechauns, they'll do the same thing to the Third World.

Almost no matter where you go in the Third World, you'll see well-behaved youths. Egypt, Nepal, Guatemala, Indonesia, etc. And keep in mind, those are failed nations compared to America. I've probably seen more vulgar and even feral behavior in a 3 wk. span from black youth in a certain American city than I've seen in 8 years in the Third World.

The lesson is, a failed culture, no matter its origins and in sufficient numbers, will tear down a society. Obama's silly solution of a United Nations-style food and welfare America plus illegal immigration should be a wake up call that entire swaths of America are destined for the fate of Detroit. We are treating parts of our own country like it's Somalia.

Unless we stop all immigration and the black Left gets on board with ending blame, hate speech and self-segregation in a variety of areas, I don't give this country 50 years before it's compromised beyond any hope of recovery.

And when it is, who's going to help the Third World when we're overwhelmed with our own failures? Who's going to help the loving but ignorant mother who doomed her own son by not making the tough but correct decisions about discipline and self-responsibility.

You can tell me til I'm blue in the face, but I am not responsible for the Third World. Stay home, fix stuff, or suffer the consequences, just as I would. We have our own problems and I am not a global crisis center. Kick 'em out of the nest; fly or fall. This is reality and you can't get away from it by pretending there is no such thing as stupid or failure.
38 weeks ago
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I was born the year Young took office. I left two yrs before he finally retired. He was every bit as racist as described. He wanted whites to keep their "as$es north of 8 mild (one boundary of the city). He didn't want us there & if we stayed, he wanted us to have no voice. It wasn't just white flight, people of all colors left for better pastures. Their policies drove business away & when the jobs are gone, so are the people. Eventually, the whites said fine, you don't want us or our input then it's yours. Have at it, we're out
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Turn Detroit into a condominium community with the rules and regulations that are part of HOA.

The assess everyone the $25,000 necessary to pay the backruptcy.


Or take the 10,000 public service union members that have sucked the city dry and give each one a $190,000 bill to get the city back on track.

Problem solved? What they don't have the money, well we could garnish their welfare dole.
38 weeks ago
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hey dads and moms, control your children, teach them, and let Dr. Carson be the role model, not the tatoo thugs that inhabit the world of basketball, rap music and football.

Because a little secret is that your child will have a better chance to be a brain surgeon than to be a professional athlete. do the numbers. 30 basketball teams in the NBA with 12 players on the active roster. 360 out of 330,000,000, while there are hundred of thousands of doctors.
38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment
Please sign Senator Rand Paul's petition to stop any and all bailouts that the liberal Democrats want for the Unions and greedy politicians of Detroit:

http://www.rand-2016.com/nobailout.aspx?pid=0725p
38 weeks ago
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back in the 1970's visitors to detroit were told not to leave their hotels at night.
38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment
Face it folks, Liberalism is a lot more than just the Democrat Party, its origin can be traced all the way back to the Serpent and Adam and Eve. It is Cultural Decline, it is an appeal to the Lowest Common Denominator lies within all of us, but some of us are stronger, some of us can resist this Siren Call of Liberalism better than others.

The Democrat Party has CBS, NBC, ABC, and all the rest of the Democrat Media. A majority of Americans now have been dumbed down to the extent that they will believe anything they are told by The Democrat Media, and they are but puppets, with not an original thought within their dumbed down indolent heads. The Democrats know that it is a law of nature that 50% of us are below normal, by definition, and the Siren Call of Liberalism tells them it is not their fault, they are victims of "Society" or "Racism" or Fill in the Blank. The Democrats have used this Siren Call to organize basically everyone in the nation who is Not a White Male Who Is Not Gay into a Democrat Victim Group. The Democrat Party is nothing but a hodgepodge collection of Victim Groups, those who have surrendered to that Siren Call of Liberalism, those who have succumbed to that Lowest Common Denominator that lies within all of us.

Detroit was intended to be a Warning to the American People, but it was not sufficient, as the Parasite Outgrew the Host in Detroit. America is over, its people are a Failed American People. America now stands as a Warning to the Rest of the World, as the American People have charged ahead of the French as Mankind's Most Failed People. America is the quintessential First to Last story, Humanity's Most Failed People. It was a remarkably quick decline. Those Stupid People in Those Obama Sticker Cars, everywhere you go, this Decline is In Your Face. Rome took much longer.
38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment
What Coleman Yound did to Detroit, the Big 0 is trying to do that to America.
38 weeks ago
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As Africa and Latin America are governed, so shall America be governed. The (new) people will have representative government.
38 weeks ago
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Sounds like New Orleans during the 80's when the City Council and Bartholemy administration deliberately block busted New Orleans East in order to run white voters out of the city.
38 weeks ago
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Message to black activists: be careful what you wish for.

The black political Left, or in other words, virtually the entirety of black Americans who vote, are still delusional about where the problem really lies. They see this as a failure of a white cultural value system rather than one of black culture.

The two camps are roughly divided into the proverbial bleeding heart liberal and the tough love GOP, or TANSTAAFL. Like the loving mother who is delusional about the failings of her 30 yr. old burglar son who still lives at home, the Dem Party will never meet this problem head on. Not only will they treat black folks like leprechauns, they'll do the same thing to the Third World.

Almost no matter where you go in the Third World, you'll see well-behaved youths. Egypt, Nepal, Guatemala, Indonesia, etc. And keep in mind, those are failed nations compared to America. I've probably seen more vulgar and even feral behavior in a 3 wk. span from black youth in a certain American city than I've seen in 8 years in the Third World.

The lesson is, a failed culture, no matter its origins and in sufficient numbers, will tear down a society. Obama's silly solution of a United Nations-style food and welfare America plus illegal immigration should be a wake up call that entire swaths of America are destined for the fate of Detroit. We are treating parts of our own country like it's Somalia.

Unless we stop all immigration and the black Left gets on board with ending blame, hate speech and self-segregation in a variety of areas, I don't give this country 50 years before it's compromised beyond any hope of recovery.

And when it is, who's going to help the Third World when we're overwhelmed with our own failures? Who's going to help the loving but ignorant mother who doomed her own son by not making the tough but correct decisions about discipline and self-responsibility.

You can tell me til I'm blue in the face, but I am not responsible for the Third World. Stay home, fix stuff, or suffer the consequences, just as I would. We have our own problems and I am not a global crisis center. Kick 'em out of the nest; fly or fall. This is reality and you can't get away from it by pretending there is no such thing as stupid or failure.
38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment
..................Please sign Senator Rand Paul's petition to stop any and all bailouts that the liberal Democrats want for the Unions and greedy politicians of Detroit:

http://www.rand-2016.com/nobailout.aspx?pid=0725p
38 weeks ago
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Yessir! Only one quibble: we've got closer to five yrs than fifty. There's been enough can-kicking, clock-watching and pussy-footing, as you know, and we're close to midnight.

The task ahead really ain't all that hard if you have the right tools for the job.
But you do have to be willing to use them, and soon.
38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment
I was born the year Young took office. I left two yrs before he finally retired. He was every bit as racist as described. He wanted whites to keep their "as$es north of 8 mild (one boundary of the city). He didn't want us there & if we stayed, he wanted us to have no voice. It wasn't just white flight, people of all colors left for better pastures. Their policies drove business away & when the jobs are gone, so are the people. Eventually, the whites said fine, you don't want us or our input then it's yours. Have at it, we're out
38 weeks ago
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This situation describes most of the Black governed sub-sahara countries in africa.
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