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Jodi Wilgoren, New York Times, Feb. 2

DETROIT — In the decade after he finished law school, Dan Varner watched with mounting exasperation as his black, middle-class peers defected from Detroit, beloved city of his birth.

He was the relentless city booster telling college-bound teenagers to come home after graduation, the one urging far-flung friends to move here, the man always talking about rebuilding the city while others abandoned it.

Then, one day, Mr. Varner said he realized “there was really no one to have dinner with.” He said he “could count on one hand in the four blocks around me the number of men my age who had families.” Enough became enough one spring day when he drove his children home past a band of teenage boys chanting profanity.

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The Varners are emblematic of the exodus that is plunging Detroit’s government and school system into a fiscal nightmare, resulting in not just the slashing of staff and services, but also, for the first time, a fundamental right-sizing for a new, shrunken reality. The 139-square-mile Motor City now has a population of 911,000, less than half its 1950’s peak.

With the city facing a $389 million shortfall over three years and the threat of receivership, Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick announced this month that Detroit would soon lay off 686 people and eliminate 237 vacant jobs, cut employees’ pay 10 percent across the board, end overnight bus service and close the aquarium. That is just a start, as consultants consider cutting departments — like cultural affairs and the zoo, and health, transit and street lighting — and ponder new taxes on everything from alcohol to vacant land.

In the school district, which must submit to the state by Friday a deficit elimination plan in order to borrow the money it needs to operate, the chief executive, Kenneth Burnley, sent pink slips to 372 teachers before Christmas and plans to shutter 40 schools this summer. That sounds like a lot until it is laid against projections of enrollment plummeting to 100,000 by 2008, half what it was in 1999, which would result in the firing of 5,400 of 21,000 employees and closing 110 of 252 schools.

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Flight is even more furious from the public schools, which have lost 33,000 students since 1998-9, enough to fill 65 elementary schools (21 have closed). Competition that was supposed to promote improvement has instead hastened the district’s collapse. Of the 9,300 students who did not return last fall, 3,400 went to charter schools and 1,300 to neighboring suburbs that recruit Detroit residents.

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(Posted on February 4, 2005)

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There are numerous reasons for this and the main one is race.
The end of “forced” segregation (force is “bad”) and the resulting “forced” integration (force is “good”) caused two simple actions:

1) White moved away. Since they could not keep white-only schools and apartments in the city, they had to move out of the city to get away from the black influx into the schools/apartments themselves.

2) Blacks, not “forced” to live with each other got away from their own “lower class” blacks. This took away any redeeming influence the middle and upper class blacks had on their community (same thing happened to Harlem, which during segregation was a real “up-town” vibrant community).

You can add to this the black males ability to now chase and marry white women to put the nails in this coffin. Why should any “normal” black man stay in the hood when he can follow the white girls to the suburbs and leave his own black women behind. You can thank the removal of anti-miscegienation laws for this travesty and destruction of both the white race and the black family.

Thus, you can see that all that’s left is the worst of the worse. Violence, dumbness, meaness, drugs, broken marriages, if any. You can thank the “paved with good intentions” liberal-democrats for this destruction of 139 square miles.

In addition, the out-sourcing of auto jobs finished this off. With the Unions demanding pay way out of line to the job, the government piling on taxes, and the regulations, it was only logical the auto plants would move and close.

There is only one solution, but it will never be put in place. The city of Detroit should let a large area, about 50 sq miles be desinated Honky Town. Here, only whites can own property and can sell and buy property only from whites. This will guarantee property values and would cause this 50 sq. miles to sky-rocket in value thus providing all the tax revenue for Detroit City.

Other races can work there, visit the restaurants, etc, but the underlying stability will come from the achievements and long term actions of white people. But it will never be.

Detroit will collapse. Rather than seeing the few miles of destroyed dumps in all US inner cities, you will have 139 of bombed out, destroyed buildings. One entire city.

And this is the future of all American cities.

Only segregation will save us.

A side note. Remember the TUSKEEGEE (spelling?)AIRMEN? Blacks are so proud of them. But, it was good old segregation that made all of that possible. You don’t hear that told, do you? The blacks had their most advanced civilization and cohesiveness and pride during segregation. They were their own “state”. Compare that to today. Compare Harlem then to now.

Today, when you see a black pilot you think thoughts of affirmative action. HE is not happy, you aren’t and there sure is no black pride it it. Just a thought.

Posted by HomoRacial RICK at 6:20 PM on February 4

Henry Ford, Sr. was a shameless promoter of black causes in his lifetime. (His mindless affinity for black people was strangely coupled with a virulent hatred for Jews.) His sympathy for blacks was one reason why today’s Ford Foundation is the left wing organization it finally became. How ironic that the city made great by this man of such robust civil rights sympathies should now be laid low precisely by the people Ford pandered to all his life. The wealthy in this country are oddly out of touch with reality, and they care not one whit for you and me. Let Detroit fail, and let others see what happens when blacks are allowed to run the affairs of a locality. Go ahead, Ford Foundation…throw your money at this problem.

Posted by Xenophon at 6:27 PM on February 4

One of the unknown tragedies of American history is the ethnic cleansing that happened in the inner cities dring the 1960’s. Of course, since whites are the victims and blacks the racists the NYT deems this “news unfit to print.”

Posted by Bernie at 6:54 PM on February 4


“Causes of the crisis are complex.”

“One in seven Detroit students is in special education.”

Posted by Emerson at 7:17 PM on February 4

“With the city facing a $389 million shortfall over three years and the threat of receivership, Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick announced this month that Detroit would soon lay off 686 people and eliminate 237 vacant jobs, cut employees’ pay 10 percent across the board, end overnight bus service and close the aquarium. That is just a start, as consultants consider cutting departments — like cultural affairs and the zoo, and health, transit and street lighting — and ponder new taxes on everything from alcohol to vacant land.”

But how can this be? Detroit is the glowing example of how blacks can surpass the “wicked white man” if just given the chance! An entire city devoted to black “pride,” “civil rights,” and “culture.” They run the whole show, free of the white man’s “racism” and other wicked influences. A city of black ingenuity and skill; it is an unsurpassed black Marxist utopian Affirmative Afropolis. Comrades, can you dig it?

Detroit, is the city where I was born. Detroit and later its suburbs are where I lived for almost my entire life. I still return to the area to visit family and friends on a regular basis; however, I have never regretted leaving that area and short of a miracle, I will probably never move back there! The city is a vacuous black hole, that is literally sucking the life out of the entire state it sits in. The “white” suburbs that surround it are exponentially being invaded and destroyed by the militantly arrogant and entitlement frenzied blacks that do flee it, along with the Arabs and other Third World parasites that “culturally enrich” them, beyond all recognition of what they once were, when I was growing up.

What were the suburbs when I was growing up? The safe places, the places where whites who had to live within the city limits, wanted to live! They were almost exclusively white then.
Now areas such as: Wayne, Westland, Allen Park, Southgate, Redford, Dearborn, Warren, East Point, and Southfield are becoming or are already almost as bad as the city itself. Yet, we are to believe all is well in Motown? What utter laughable Multi Cult madness and stupidity.

God Help Us!

Posted by John P. M. at 7:53 PM on February 4

Seems like Detroit was okay with White Flight and massive Illegal Alien Immigration until there were not enough Whites left to support all the No-Loads. Now that the house of cards is coming down you can bet they will be looking for Whitey to bail the city out, and the preferred method is tax-payer dollars hi-jacked through feel good liberal government subsidies.
Hell, UNICEF can feed, clothe and educate a Negro half a world away for just $0.17 a day, why the hell does it take Tens of Thousands of dollars per Negro here in America?

Posted by James from N.O.La. at 7:56 PM on February 4

I bet the Detroit population is even lower than the article claims. As I recall, the SEMCOG estimate of Detroit’s population was 907,000 in the summer of 2003. A relative told me recently that he read Detroit’s population was under 900,000.

Blacks are now streaming out of Detroit and into the suburbs. Last week, in the overwhelming white Detroit suburb of Royal Oak, two blacks shot up a bar/restaurant – (Duggan’s Irish Pub), in an alleged robbery attempt. According to a report I heard on the radio, one victim was shot in the back while he was laying face down on the floor. Nice touch. Black criminals always seem to go for the gold.

In another white suburban community (Roseville), a party store employee was shot in the neck twice (ouch) in a robbery attempt over this past weekend. Although the race of the two suspects was not mentioned, one can figure they were blacks. These things just DON”T HAPPEN in all white communities. So white people in suburban Detroit can look forward to declining schools and more crime as Detroit blacks stream into their communities.

One “economic benefit” of all this is that it will help continue the “housing boom” as white people move from the near suburbs out to the new subdivisions in the BF Egypt suburbs in order to escape problems. More white flight helps politicians like George Bush tell everyone how “good” the economy is by pumping up the home building industry by these disgusting means. Keeping everyone in debt up to their eyeballs is also a good way to keep them quiet and non-resisting as this assault on white communities continues. Wouldn’t it be “revolutionary” if one of these bought politicians would stand up and point at white flight as a serious issue and black crime as something that MUST be addressed? You know it won’t happen. Why do you think that is?

Posted by Tim at 8:27 PM on February 4

Black flight from the black ownership society dumpster.

You can’t run a modern western city like a tribal chiefdom.
Check the histories on the african slave trade 1500-1800 to find the roots of the detroit problem, the public school problem in indigenous tribal customs.

Western institutions run on Western values.


All those years since the middle ages and the magna carta

don’t fit the power grid in african tribal culture.

Posted by Hector at 8:41 PM on February 4


“You can’t run a modern western city like a tribal chiefdom.”

Exactly.

Recently on c-span, I watched Barack Obama talk about his trip back to Kenya to see his family after his election victory.

His family was very proud of his win because he was now, in their minds, “the big chief”.

He embarrassingly explained that in Africa, “the big chief” syndrome was at the heart of tribal life. “The big chief” was the one who had absolute power and his family, being Africans believed that since he won an election, he was now “the big chief” and could get and do anything he wanted.

He had to explain to them that that’s not how it works in the United States; that he’s just a part of a larger system.

Really, it doesn’t matter if it’s a nation in Africa or a neighborhood in the United States, Africans everywhere believe in “the big chief” model of government. That’s why they go nuts whenever a black wins as major, Governor, representative, senator, etc. They believe once one of them is in power that they then have the right to run the kingdom.

But they have no western governing skills. They can’t make the system work for them because it is not their system; it’s not in their nature to run things in a White western style.


Posted by sbuffalonative at 10:01 PM on February 4

The multiculturalists keep telling us than blacks are our equals. In the America (and Canada and Europe) today, it is heresy to question this Truth. If this is so true, can ANYONE point to a single black-run city or country, ANYWHERE, that has the high prosperity and low crime found in white-run areas? I know, black failure is the result of evil Whitey’s racism and discrimination.

Posted by Mike at 11:56 PM on February 4

HomoRacialRick, you slay me:

“You can add to this the black males ability to now chase and marry white women to put the nails in this coffin. Why should any “normal” black man stay in the hood when he can follow the white girls to the suburbs and leave his own black women behind. You can thank the removal of anti-miscegienation laws for this travesty and destruction of both the white race and the black family.”

Now, if you’re going to air any dismay over miscegenation, you ought to point out that black men typically only manage to attract the homely, dumb white girls (Tiger Wood’s lovely Hallstadt Nordic wife is a disturbing exception). I’m not too worried about miscegenation myself because the black man’s poaching on the less desirable white females will have the effect of raising white IQ and racial consciousness.

“There is only one solution, but it will never be put in place. The city of Detroit should let a large area, about 50 sq miles be desinated Honky Town.”

Won’t you take me to…Honky Town?
Won’t you take me to…Honky Town?

Posted by T. Nugent at 12:39 AM on February 5

Tim

You make an excellent point…15% of our GDP is in Real Estate…


We are building new communities for whites to flee the savages which is creating this false economy(which btw imports more third worlders to meet the demand-at $4.00 for jobs whites/sorry americans won’t do)

Oh, I forgot we need to service the entrepreneurs with cheap labour to set up a strip mall/burger king/nail outlet/McD/ every mile in our cities..

Are we really this stupid?

Posted by Matt at 1:26 AM on February 5

The condition of DIEtroit the result of the toxic-tribalism of Blacks who slavishly follow the late former mayor, “king” Coleman Young. This racist took over in the early seventies and basically started the deline. The city is thoroughly third-world today because of his “leadership”.

Every cricitism, and I mean every one, Young received regarding his pathetically ignorant planning was loudly denounced as “racism(!)” and ignored. The local media cowered.

The city council has been run by hopelessly tribal blacks who have room temperature IQs’ and maturity levels of adolescents. Scandal after scandal hits, but they just yell “racism” and keep on draining city coffers. They love profiling in their ghetto finery and cruising in city owned limos. This was their pork barrel and they were “making the white man pay”.

Now they have a young “papa doc duvalier” in the form of the Kwamee character who has gained the reputation of a party-boy. As one example of his handiwork, he voted down charter schools in his support for the teachers union, but sends his kids to them. But “da brutha” has that afro first name so he’s “down”.

And this is what the citizens want in a local government. Detroit politicians can consider their positions lifetime tenured because the citizenry votes them into office every year.
The condition of the city reflects the collective unconscious of tribal blacks and said condition is coming to a community near you.

Crime, unemployment, very high taxes and non-existent city services have been the norm of years. Welcome to Detroit, but bring your own gun for protection.

Posted by Proactive at 10:28 AM on February 5

All the effects of the drugs funneled into black communities, all the years of second rate education and misguided attempts to save blacks from their inevitable decline, due to the morbid past we’re emerging from; is beginning to inoculate the rest of the country with the social diseases inflicted upon us, for we are indeed inflicted with disorder & dis-ease! Maybe now the country will seriously attempt to save itself, by saving its most endoring minority.

Posted by evenwhenIlie at 12:03 PM on February 5

One note I recall from Jared Taylors “Paved with Good Intentions” in 1987, the total residential housing permits issued by the city of Detroit? Exactly TWO!!
How can this be, free of the oppressive white man, that blacks cant seem to be as capable of building up as of tearing down?

Posted by James in IL at 12:14 PM on February 5

Dear Patriots,

It has been in the media last week of the personal waste of white tax payer monies involving all the black politicians of Detroit.A modern day version of ” As Nero fiddled — -” .

Posted by Warren O’Leary at 12:18 PM on February 5

A few other comments:

Predators always go where the prey is. Whites are easier targets to minority crooks since we lack racial awareness and our instincts to fight back have been “brain-washed” out. Why try to rob your equal predator in the inner city and have a gun put in YOUR face when the weak anti-gun whites in the suburbs are so much easier.

This is a reason why any pro-white person must also be pro-NRA, understand the reason for guns, the need for guns and must own them. It is all one and the same “big picture”.

I have just read an article stating the Mayor of Detroit wants “stonger gun laws”…….see what I mean? You don’t need “stonger gun laws” in ANY white community. This is all so easy.

This article about Detroit is very powerful. We see what happens when a city goes all black. We will live to see an entire State go black, so if the trends are there for your state, SELL AND GET OUT NOW.

Also, if you have a state with a State Income tax, that is the method they will tax you to pay for these black cities. I am sure the state will take the money from the whites out-side Detroit and “redistribute” it to the cities. SO watch your taxes go up. If you live in a state with an Income Tax AND it is going minorit, GET OUT NOW. At least don’t dump this on your kids.

WE “racist/racialist” have it easy. Once you become like us, all things make sense. We are not confused and we can predict the future with 100% accuracy. So, when it comes to any Real Estate investment/purchase ALWAYS look at the race of the area first.

Posted by HomoRacial RICK at 12:37 PM on February 5

The article refers to THE school district. I would welcome more knowledgable commenters, but I will put out a guess that a lot of Detroit’s problem is that it had just one big school district that went down the tubes (taking it’s whole geographic area with it) due to school desegregation.

I’m postulating that cities that have more school districts tend to do better. The districts that have a large number of blacks go down the tubes quickly, the districts that were whiter in the 60’s were sometimes able to hang on until the courts finally realized that desgregation didn’t work.

Posted by Kansas Mom at 12:56 PM on February 5

Excuse the revelation, but even blacks are prejudiced against blacks. And the ‘better’ ones are only better compared to the ‘N’ word level inner-city type.
Nobody hates blacks more than blacks; you can see it on their faces; if you get more than two blacks in a room, even the blacks begin to look at each othere as ‘being too many’. They are the worst in management; everyone of them is a Idi Amin, given a little power.

Posted by at 1:12 PM on February 5

“I have just read an article stating the Mayor of Detroit wants “stonger gun laws”…….see what I mean? You don’t need “stonger gun laws” in ANY white community. This is all so easy.”

How about mandatory gun ownership for whites?

Posted by at 3:57 PM on February 5

Self-Segregation is the only way White people can guarantee their inalienable Rights to Self-Preservation and Self-Determination.

The Freedom of Association guarantees the Right To Self-Segregation.

We White People must Fight For Our Rights to Self-Segregation, Self-Preservation and Self-Determination.

Let these be our rallying cries.

Posted by ErikD at 4:59 PM on February 5


In my opinion, the Brown v.Board of Education decision was

right up there with the worst events in this country’s history.

Had it not been for forced school integration, cities would

still be livable for middle class white families as they

are in most other western countries.

Posted by Larry at 5:54 PM on February 5

Would you all do me a favor? Copy this URL into your browser and hit “go”:

https://www.white-history.com/herdetsat.htm

The above web page is also part of “The Ruins of Detroit” link from the Amren website. It contains a satellite image showing the “greening” of Detroit that took place roughly during the years the late Coleman Young was mayor of Detroit. You want to talk about “decline”? Vast tracks of the city have literally turned back to nature.

Related to an earlier comment, there are plans to rebuild thousands of homes in now “green” areas that have been razed over the past few decades by the blacks. Again, it will result in more “economic activity”, i.e., debt creation, so that our politicians can tell us the economy is growing and all is well.

Posted by Tim at 6:17 PM on February 5

The above comment by James is so well written and precise that it needs to be re-affirmed:

“Seems like Detroit was okay with White Flight and massive Illegal Alien Immigration until there were not enough Whites left to support all the No-Loads. Now that the house of cards is coming down you can bet they will be looking for Whitey to bail the city out, and the preferred method is tax-payer dollars hi-jacked through feel good liberal government subsidies…”

Sad, BUT TRUE is the reality: Whenever there is a large population of Blacks [and Illegal Immigrants], the neighborhood declines. In comes welfare, gangs, drugs, etc.

Liberals want us to believe that minorities (ie. blacks and hispanics) make up most of the prison population because “the White Man is keeping ‘em down” not because they are commiting most of the crimes.

Posted by J at 9:15 PM on February 5

A few weeks ago I suggested that bond ratings might start to reflect the racial make-up of the region that issues the bond. A little research indicates that this doesn’t apply to Detroit, because bonds related to Detroit draw their backing from the surrounding areas, which provide financial stability. Michigan as a state has a strong financial rating, which means the costs of sustaining Detroit can be bourne by Michigan for the time being. So, it will be possible for this “financial disaster” of a virtually all-black city to be hidden from view. It is up to the Michigan legislature to decide how much money to pour into Detroit.

Posted by Reader1 at 9:31 PM on February 5

HomoRacial has got it right about the NRA. We need to support the NRA — I became a life member last year — and we need to purchase and learn how to safely use powerful firearms right now, not later. We must also teach our children to shoot.
The one thing that the liberal elites absolutely HATE is the fact that there are millions of privately held firearms in this country. They didn’t have that in the Soviet Union or Communist China when they did their own brand of social engineering and murdered millions of their own people.

The one thing we can all do which will be a direct threat to the trators who rule us is to stock up on weapons and ammunition and learn how to use them.

Posted by PJ at 10:26 PM on February 5

A common leftist black recipe for urban disaster has been the norm in DIEtroit for the last thirty years:

Defend defects — rabidly so.

Blame others for failure.

Live off others and expect others to take care of your children.

Demand tax money from higher of government when the coffers go dry.

Ask for a “study” to find out why things are going down the tubes.

Make tax money given to DIEtroit government disappear and then complain loudly when someone points out that it’s gone and not used for its intended purpose.

Posted by proactive at 10:39 AM on February 6

” Related to an earlier comment, there are plans to rebuild thousands of homes in now “green” areas that have been razed over the past few decades by the blacks. Again, it will result in more “economic activity”, i.e., debt creation, so that our politicians can tell us the economy is growing and all is well.”

Posted by Tim at 6:17 PM on February 5


Fred Foldvary’s Editorial



The Broken Window

by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor
If someone throws a stone into a shop window, the owner needs to repair it. This puts people to work and increases total output. Since this creates jobs, would we be better off breaking lots of windows and repairing them?

Most folks would say this would be nonsense, since although it would employ labor, there would be no net benefit to society. Yet many similar schemes are promoted by politicians and supported by the public in the name of jobs, jobs, jobs!

This is the “broken window” fallacy exposed long ago by the French economist Frederic Bastiat in his essay Ce qu’on voit et ce qu’on ne voit pas, or “what is seen and what is not seen.” Bastiat recognized that what economics should teach us is to understand the economic reality beneath the superficial appearance of everyday economic life.

What is seen is the broken window repairing and the workers that get employed, and the money they in turn spend. What is not seen is that these workers and resources would have been employed in something else if not for the broken window. What ultimately benefits society is not jobs but goods.

There is a minor economics classic book entitled Economics in One Lesson, by the late Henry Hazlitt. Much of the book elaborates on Bastiat, uncovering the unseen economic reality behind bad economic policy. Hazlitt points out that the public will never see the new suit that would have been made had it not been for the broken window.

War is a good example. War puts many people to work. It also puts people to death. After mass destruction, there is mass rebuilding, which is “good” for the economy. Does that make war productive? No, since they just rebuild what was there, or shift resources from other goods that would have added to what was there. Hazlitt noted that “the broken-window fallacy, under a hundred disguises, is the most persistent in the history of economics.”

This is the fallacy involved when Congressmen resist closing a military base, because it would cost some jobs. What is not seen is the civilian uses that land could be put to, and the housing and jobs that would replace the useless military work.

Hazlitt noted that “everything we get, outside the free gifts of nature, must in some way be paid for.” Government spending ultimately comes from taxes. What is seen is the benefits of the spending, and often they are truly benefits to some people. But what is not seen is the goods that would have been bought had the workers not been forced to pay the taxes from their wages. The public as a whole loses, because the gain to some is less than the overall cost to the taxpayers and consumers.

Another economist good at uncovering what is not seen was Henry George. George noted that workers superficially get paid in money. But in economic reality, they are exchanging labor for consumer goods. Superficially, a homeowner is paying interest on a mortgage. In economic reality, the rent from that land is being transferred to the lender who deposited money that was loaned out.

Superficially, rent control limits the rental paid to the landlord. In economic reality, the rent is not reduced, but split among the landlord and tenant. Superficially, we pay taxes on money income and on sales. In economic reality, wages are transferred from workers to landowners in the form of higher rents due to government-funded public works, and folks pay twice, once as rent and again as taxes.

Superficially, we are living in a wonderland of jobs, high tech, and a booming stock market. In economic reality, Americans are wasting a couple of trillion dollars a year from regulations and taxes. In economic reality, inflated land values and coming higher interest rates and other higher costs will someday cause a massive downturn and a depression. The volcanic forces are building up beneath the surface, where they are not seen.

That is the key function of economics: to help us see beneath the superficial appearance to the reality that can only be understood when we learn a bit of economics. We would then know how foolish it is to break windows just to make a job.

Posted by Q. P. Dahl at 11:54 AM on February 6

The mass exodus of whites from major cities all around the country should denote the uselessness of multiculturalism.
Why should you pay high insurance rates? Why send your children to schools that pander to the illiterate and troublesome? Why lock yourself into a home that costs more to secure than enjoy? How do you socialize with others who can’t or won’t understand your plight or concerns? While immigration numbers mount…some of these people will find themselves in the shell of some formerly very nice housing. No doubt paid for, through incentive programs, by the people who formerly lived there.

Posted by Surfer Sam at 1:52 PM on February 6

I agree with Larry that the roots of the death of Detroit (and soon Philadelphia) lie in the soil of Brown v. Board. Philly’s mayor has just announced his new budget which, of course, includes less money for libraries, museums and street cleaning. Meanwhile, his friends and relatives (currently under federal investigation) continue to flourish. At least this article deals with the fact of “black flight” from decaying inner cities. The problem used to be all white flight. Remember?

Posted by spartacus at 9:35 AM on February 7

Detroit has been a financial & cultural sinkhole for decades now. It has come to symbolize the devolution of the once-great American city, a scenario repeated throughout the US over the last 35 years. Detroit’s downfall was hastened by its financial dependence on a single industry, i.e., auto manufacturing, to sustain its viability. The same thing with Gary, In. & its symbiosis with Big Steel. Foreign competition in the 70’s & 80’s effectively gutted industries which were still doing business by a 1950’s paradigm here in America. What remains is a ghostly remnant of Euro-American achievement, the husk of which is presided over by 3rd-worlders who possess neither the ability nor intelligence to effectively run their cities.
One of my favorite movies from the 70’s is The Omega Man, starring Charlton Heston. He portrays a lone, white survivor in a city taken over by strange, mutated beings, whom he must constantly be wary of & fight against for his very survival. I wonder where the script writers got their inspiration from for the storyline?

Posted by M. Kalashnikov at 9:40 AM on February 7

Mr. Kalishnikov (also known as “Mr. AK-47 ?)above:

Being dependent on one industry, as you say Detroit is/was does not cause a city to decline. If we leave race out of the question, it becomes clear that what destroyed Detroit’s car industy is the Unions and the Government.

Unions demanded higher and higher pay for a basically entry level job. THe car companies passed this expense on to the buyers in higher prices and lower quality. Add to this the increased taxes, regulations from all government levels (which the industry passed on in higher prices and lower quality) and you have the reason.

You can keep up the above if you do not let any imports into the nation. With such high costs, taxes and regulations, it is simple for any foreign auto builder to beat either your price or quality…and thus the Japanese did so easily.

The solution to the problem would have been to immediately lower all wages, reduce all taxes so that the industry could reduce prices and quality to where it would have been without the union blackmail and government extortion. OR keep out ALL IMPORTS.

WE chose to let in imports, for some reason, but did not lower costs. The industry had to shut down since economics will always win out.

FOr the rest of our economy, the story is the same. All US industry is at risk from China this time. If wages are not lowered and government taxes and regulation eliminated, every manufacturing job will close.

Posted by HomoRacial RICK at 2:02 PM on February 7

great website on detroit:

https://www.white-history.com/hwrdet.htm

It’s called the Ruins of Detroit, so sad!!

Posted by Vito Danelli at 3:15 PM on February 7

If wages are not lowered and government taxes and regulation eliminated, every manufacturing job will close.

About that wage lowering and job closing - in a country where the prices of everything are more or less balanced with this income level this will diminish consumption a lot. The cheap imports will be still affordable for some time, but at the end even these will become out of reach. As they are in the countries who produced them. What then?

For e.g., in Europe, there’s a constant wailing about the high costs of human work and welfare, which are “remedied” by prolonging working hours, lowering of wages (already!), increased additional payments in the healthcare, etc.

However, at the same time, when the unemployment increases, there’s almost no growth of industry and the governments pretend to care, new burdens to manufacturing industry are added with high energy prices, ecological taxing (certificates for CO2 production, more payments for using highways) etc.

Interesting site for those who read in German, with articles about the artificial lowering of goods production with the help of Greens, that serves the interests of banks:

https://www.spatzseite.de/

Posted by EW at 4:08 AM on February 8

Hmmm, the reasons for Detroit’s decline - how about race, race, race, race! And, how about, race?

Funny thing, I saw two very different Detroit Black women on O’Reilly a while back. One was a Black Mafia spokeswoman, explaining why it was OK for Blacks to form their own economic council in Detroit, cancelling others out. One was a Black Christian, who seemed distressed at the suffering pro-Black laws would cause for non-Blacks. She was very sweet, and while she was talking, I noticed the cynical gleam in the eyes of the Black Power woman. The other stuff that gleamed was her jewelry, hair, nails, and fine suit. Whereas the Black Christian was just dressed normally. It sure pays to be in the Black Mafia!

Posted by at 4:33 PM on February 8

HomoRick who wrote at 6:20pm Feb.4,2005 was correct. …segragation made it possible.

The black population had pride and family solitary prior to civil rights, Brown v Board of Ed. and affirmative action.
Madam Walker, a black, made a name for herself in the black Indianapolis community during segregation. Madam walker made cosmetics for blacks and with her income bought propertyin Indianapolis and made a social theater for blacks. Look at the history. The blacks had family, pride and community spirit before the welfare society of the 1960’s. Actually, the elite blacks looked as well dressed and prosperous as the elite whites of that time. The black schools were staffed with educated blacks at that time also. The whole of society has been brought down by liberal social changes. Let’s get out of this “feel good” society and take care of our own. Everyone will advance.

Posted by CircleCity at 8:23 PM on February 12


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