Skip to comments.Hiroshima vs Detroit -- 64 years later
Posted on 09/26/2009 5:38:11 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Wow.............Bumpin’ for later!
I see some similarities in these photos. Hiroshima 1945 is where dictatorships and religious extremism get you. Hiroshima Modern times is what you get when you have capitalistic ideals running the show.
Now if you flip the last paragraph and insert Detroit in place of Hiroshima then you get the idea. Liberal ideas have run the show there in Detroit for far too long.
The people of Hiroshima had already faced total destruction, so they were smart enough not to vote for a socialist. Detroit’s people had never encountered the consequences of bad decisions, so they spent decades pushing for the most “liberal” government their neighbors could afford, with the crowning achievement last November. Karma.
A number of those Detroit Today pics are from the Packard Plant that closed in 1956.
If nothing else, the Japanese are a focused people.
I get your point though.
Do you mind if I link this on my Facebook page ?
BTW - I live only a few hours from both Nagasaki and Hiroshima by car . Never been to Detroit . Bronx and parts of Queens and Brooklyn bad enough .
We beat the foreign enemies, but had no way of dealing with the domestic enemies. We still don’t. Witness the destruction they are causing.
Very good post, nonetheless. Thanks.
Thought experiment ( suggested episode for the Twilight Zone).
1) Imagine everyone in Hiroshima (population : 1.1 Million) today were teleported to Detroit.
2) Now imagine the same -— everyone in Detroit (population : 950,000) are teleported to Hiroshima.
What would happen 25 years later ?
I’d like Rod Serling to write a script and 30 minute show on that.
Moral of the story :
Liberals can nuke cities with more devastating effect than nuclear bombs. All it takes is to vote for them.
Well, Detroit would look quite nice in a whole lot less than 25 years. As for Hiroshima ... Japan forgave us once, more or less, but that was just over a couple of nukes. I doubt they would be so tolerant if we dumped a million kooks on them. It's sad, but it's the people who created that destruction in their own back yards.
Do a Youtube search for “abandoned Detroit”
THAT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST MISTAKES THE CONSERVATIVES/REPUBLICANS HAVE ever MADE.
We have NEVER shown them in pics what they got with the DEMS...especially black people.
I got one link here :
The caption says :
It is an open secret that the downtown of Detroit, Michigan is as empty as the residential districts that surround it.
On a walking tour of the city core one July 2008 Sunday, this is what I found.
From the images and videos I have seen of Tokyo, I would say the Japanese seem to have an aversion to waste like Detroit. Much of Detroit is a wasteland.
You can Youtube “Abandoned Detroit”
Not all Detroit is like that...I stayed there at the Omni two weeks ago....it was all nice and clean..had a fun time.
I have seen that video. It is amazingly eerie.
Downtown is a ghost town..
Interesting article from someone who was originally from Michigan :
Detroit: The Future Face of America
Thanks . Just added the link .
if the soviets or chicoms or moslems had done this,
there’d be hell to pay.
but, fdr, eleanor, lbj, carter, clintons and the democrats did this.
You are correct . Every inch of available space is utilized . There are some very beautiful parks / spaces in Tokyo and still a few sections where you’d think you were in the countryside : quiet , green , peaceful ...But alas , they are getting scarcer as the megalopolis continues to grow .
Detroit = New Fallujah. Similar pictures?
Detroit: The Triumph of Progressive Public Policy
Imagine a city where all the major economic planks of the statist or “progressive” platform have been enacted:
* A “living wage” ordinance, far above the federal minimum wage, for all public employees and private contractors.
* A school system that spends significantly more per pupil than the national average.
* A powerful school employee union that militantly defends the exceptional pay, benefits and job security it has won for its members.
* A powerful government employee union that does the same for its members.
* A tax system that aggressively redistributes income from businesses and the wealthy to the poor and to government bureaucracies.
Would this be a shining city on a hill, exciting the admiration of all? We don’t have to guess, because there is such a city right here in our state: Detroit
For a video tour of Detroit go to:
Their apartments are quite small, when you learn that people will pay to pet a cat for twenty minutes it should say something about those tiny living spaces.
Here’s a chilling thought for Twilight Zone fans.
Aside from avoiding further and massive loss of American lives as our armed forces advanced on Japan, scientists were allegedly interested in nuking Japan for another reason: learning of the impact it would have on the environment.
Satisfied that no permenant damage was done, plans for the Greening of America were drawn up.
Go ahead and tar me !
Rev. James David Manning of Harlem has said that black people - generally speaking - are destroyers . Look around the world and just about everywhere you go you see evidence of this . As long as they keep blaming whitey ( not that we are perfect mind you ) for everything instead of moving on and becoming more patriotic while at the same time creating self-sufficiency in their communities with the help of whites AND putting more emphasis on FAMILY ( versus single mother households ) ...they will continue to be destroyers . They need GOD most of all . Too many have been hoodwinked by charlatan preachers who are no more Christian than Stalin .
gorgeous. doesn’t seem to glow in the dark at all.
The Allied Forces, comprised mainly of the forces of the Soviet Union, the United States, the British Empire, with the assistance of their allied nations, partisans and resistants.
That square park surrounded by water. Is that a shrine? does it sit on reclaimed land?
So the whole thing is about the A-bomb. A-bomb this and A-bomb that, toy A-bombs at the souvenir shop....
That town needs a Six Flags.
I hear it was a grand city once. Now its just sad. The abandoned portion of Detroit is larger in area than San Francisco... so I hear.
Tiny living spaces they are accustomed to living in . A country of 135,000,000 living in a country smaller than the state of California which is mountainous and uses much of it’s countyside’s land for farming is going to have a space problem . I’ve got to laugh at Americans , who , when somebody builds a house 100 yards away complains about it !
Thanks again for posting all the pics . Arigato !
If I win the lotto I am buying me 1000 acres in Wyoming or something. I’ll call it my country.
Anyway when the depot closed to trains and moved to Philly, the place was full of beautiful old wood furniture and the employee's could take anything they wanted from the offices as it was cheaper to buy new stuff after the move...He furnished his condo in Philly with much of the furniture from the offices...Beautiful oak and cherry conference tables and the arm chairs to match, I have a 7 piece (hutch type) set in my basement of a cabinet with all types of drawers for railroad plans and such...Doors, drawers, open shelving the base and the top cornice are separate pieces..He had barrister book cases from the turn of the century.
I googled to try and find out about the furniture maker (with no luck) as the piece I have has a brass medallion on the cornice with the Manufactures name...
The before and after pictures are enough to make you cry...I was there once in 1950 to see my brother off for the Korean war...It was awesome.(the depot not the war)....
People traveled by train most of the time as air flight was just too expensive, no expressways and the only Air Port was a couple of hours from Detroit. The old Willow Run airport...and those that traveled by plane were dressed like they were going to an important meeting....(my sister lived in Maryland and flew home once in the late 40's.)
Times they do change...as do the people, not always for the better...sad to say..
There’s one site
a video from someone driving by...
What started Detroit down was forced busing...There was a principal of a colored school that went on TV greatly offended that whites in Washington thought his children could only learn if they sat next to a white kid...Many that could leave, both black and white left for the suburbs. That left the poor, both black and white and no tax base. With the riots of the 60's, business's moved out...Coleman Young was a racist and ran that town for about 20 years. When he finally was gone, so was Detroit...Everything was the white man's fault...just like today....He told those that committee crimes in the city to go out past 8 Mile(the border for Detroit) and commit crimes on the white folks...
Gee, I wonder why it has become a hell hole...
Good question! We got eaten by termites.
That’s fantastic! Thanks for posting it.