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“We’re all sharing in the blame.”

July 22nd, 2013 - 2:14 pm

Peter “Autoextremist” De Lorenzo on the bankruptcy of his Detroit hometown:

For those of us who live in the area, it was no surprise in the least. This city and this region have been teetering on the brink for years now. We saw the seeds of malicious entitlement sowed into the system of corporate bureaucracy put in place by Mayor Coleman Young going on 40 years ago, and the city has been a seething cesspool of contentious rancor ever since. The contemptible concept of “what’s in it for me” – as if big city government was nothing more than a public trough for corruption and extortion – has held sway over Detroit and this region for so long now that we all became numb to it, which is almost as sad as the news itself.

But in fairness, the people who aren’t from around here and who take great pleasure in reporting all the gruesome details of what Detroit has been reduced to have no idea what it has been like. They have no idea what it means to live life with this relentless cacophony of entitlement and blatant stupidity that never, ever stops. They have no idea what it’s like to have such astounding and mind-numbingly shocking ignorance on display by what passes for our so-called city government “leaders” that it’s repulsive to even contemplate.

Oh, I dunno. I’d say we’ve gotten some idea these last few years.

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Some of those who 'have no idea' are the people who used to live in Detroit.
They left.
And, if I really have no idea how dumb and bad it is, it's because I know enough to not live in Detroit.
I drive a Honda.
38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment
Detroit has been terminal for quite some time, it simply hasn't had the decency to shut up and die. Every nickel sent that way is:
1. wasted, or much worse
2. encourages other municipalities to think that someone else might rescue from their own foolishness.

Best Regards,
38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment

Wait, what? Big-city government ISN'T a public trough for corruption and extortion?
38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment
Don't worry, we are all Detroiters now. We not only feel your pain, we are experiencing your pain.
38 weeks ago
38 weeks ago Link To Comment
I would not say that those us of who are remote are enjoying the spectacle of Detroit's demise. It is not over. I am sure that many more billions will be tossed into the maw of Detroit. It will be done for not other reason than pure maliciousness by leftists who are angry that at exposure or angry that the gravy train has ended. And the citizens of Detroit?
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