Diary

A glimpse of the Progressive vision of America.

Most people hear about homes being sold for less money than it takes to run the TV all year in Detroit.  I wouldn’t recommend traveling there this time of year.  Come to think of it, I would recommend traveling there any time of year, after seeing the photo documentary.   I see this future for the United States in short order, should the progressive movement reign beyond 2012.

http://www.marchandmeffre.com/detroit/index.html

This link was brought to my attention in a rather unusual way, through www.totallycrap.com.   (Yes, I know.  It’s a completely sophomoric website run by a Brit who despises George Bush.  I find it entertaining on occasion.  Believe me, it’s sister sites–which I don’t feel the need to metnion here–aren’t fit for the unprepared viewer.)  I’d go straight to the link above. 

Marchand and Meffre, naturally, get it completely wrong everywhere it counts, in the introduction slide. 

At the beginning of the 20th Century, the city of Detroit
developed rapidly thanks to the automobile industry.

Until the 50’s, its population rose to almost 2 million people.
Detroit was the 4th most important city in the United States.

It was the dazzling symbol of the American Dream City with
its monumental skyscrapers and fancy neighborhoods.

Increasing segregation and deindustrialization caused violent riots in 1967.
The white middle-class exodus from the city accelerated and the suburbs grew.
Firms and factories began to close or move to lower-wage states.
Slowly, but inexorably downtown high-rise buildings emptied.

Since the 50’s, “Motor City” lost more than half of its population.

Nowadays, its splendid decaying monuments are, no less than the Pyramids of Egypt,
the Coliseum of Rome, or the Acropolis in Athens, remnants of the passing of a great civilization.

Emphasis mine.  The violent riots 1967 were part of the CAUSE, not the EFFECT of increasing segregation and de-industrialization.  People and businesses who were the targets of those riots were unwilling to stay in a place where that sort of thing went unanswered.   THAT was the basis of the aformentioned “white middle-class exodus”.   Which wasn’t entirely white, I’ll bet, just honest people.   What also didn’t help was the stranglehold that the UAW and the Democrats had on the tax, workforce, and education policies that continue to persist, even today, in Detroit, and pervades MIchigan in general.   Michiganders stand alone with the highest unemployment rate in the country, even with the described “mass exodus”.  They have only themselves to blame for voting in, and continuing to vote in, the people that helped destroy an entire city, and are destroying the state, for that matter.  Unions choked out their own industry, and socialists, in the guise of Democrats, squeezed the population for an ever larger share of what take-home pay remained.

Witness the result at the link.  Get a glimpse of a socialist America.  (I see a bitter irony in the quote in gold foil on the upper bannister of the East Methodist church, which reads:  “And You Shall Say God Did It”)

Now imagine these filth capturing the entire USA, and forcing the country into a nationally uniform policy that failed so spectacularly in Detroit.  National reach is the only way to cover such failure, by ensuring that there are no so-called “lower-wage states” (aka places with low taxes and competitive markets) to run to, and making things equal–equally bad–everywhere. 

American Civilization hasn’t passed yet.  It’s decline is strictly due to willful neglect and ignorance at this point.    Americans can always turn that around.

Know the enemy.  They currently go by the names of Big Labor, Progressives and the Democratic Party, and they will thrive like parasites at the cost of the host, America, ultimately killing her.  If good people don’t actively stop them at any cost, they will succeed. 

Burn them to the ground in 2010.