The Truth About Detroit

theCL  2010-07-13  Economic, Progressive

I've lived in Michigan my whole life. When out of state folks ask me where I'm from, I tell them I'm from Detroit. I like Detroit. My mom grew up in downtown Detroit. But it's frustrating (and sad) to see what the city has become.

Make no mistake about it either, the destruction of Detroit is the direct result of progressive policy and Democratic machine politics. Even more unfortunate, is the fact that if our country continues going down the track we're on, the rest of America will look like Detroit does now and relatively soon. After all, it's the only result progressive policy can bring.

Please read the following excellent posts about Detroit, written by my fellow Motor City Madman Steve, at motorcitytimes. They're eye opening indeed.

  1. The Liberal Art Community is Fascinated
  2. Video: Requiem For Detroit
  3. People Leaving Detroit
  4. After 50 Years of Democrat Leadership Detroit Needs a Task Force to Construct a Grocery Store
  5. Detroit is Murder City...Again
  6. Video: Detroit from the Air Looks Like A War Zone
  7. The Liberal Economy in Detroit
  8. Silver Bullet Solutions Rather Than Focus On Fundamentals
  9. Silver Bullet Solutions Rather Than Focus On Fundamentals part 2
  10. Life After People in Detroit

Please, don't let America become the next Detroit.

  • steve

    Thanks for the links!

  • WadeHM

    Even though almost all my life has been spent living and working in the greater Flint area and in Flint itself, I too like Detroit. Tigers games, Redwing games, the annual North American Auto Show, the boat races on the river, the Detroit Zoo, etc. I even got to go to the last Detroit Grand Prix and watched the Indy cars and the American LeMans race the day before (sad that those are gone).

    Only those who keep that faith going can make a difference. I hope things turn around for Detroit, but I also fear the rest of the USA will follow suit.

    • theCL

      I hope nothing but the best for Detroit too, but it'll only get worse until the politics change.