The Future As Past

Welcome to the New Detroit, same as the Pre Detroit:

Mayor Dave Bing has pledged to knock down 10,000 structures in his first term as part of a nascent plan to “right-size” Detroit, or reconfigure the city to reflect its shrinking population.

When it’s all over, said Karla Henderson, director of the Detroit Building Department, “There’s going to be a lot of empty space.”

Right-sizing? Really? Let’s call this what it really is — decivilization. And let’s also note that Detroit in particular (and Michigan more generally) represents what the Left wants to see more of: More unionization, more taxation, more regulation, more government, more spending.

And eventually, less civilization, as the wilderness reclaims what liberalism destroyed.