Skip to comments.Detroit: A City on the Move! (1965 Video)
Posted on 07/26/2013 7:06:23 PM PDT by Dallas59
Released in 1965.
This Video is Public Domain
Errr - before obama’s time when it was functional.
A mere two years later was the death blow that marked the beginning of the end for Detroit.
Mayor Jerome Cavanagh, who narrates the film, may have started Detroit on its downhill slide. A Kennedy liberal elected in 1961, Cavanagh phased in affirmative action and got billions in federal funding for welfare state projects as an active participant in President Johnson’s Great Society.
The narrator, Mayor Cavenaugh, was a liberal Democrat. Since 1960 there has not been a single Republican mayor. About the time of this video the welfare programs of the Great Society and the liberal programs of Detroit's Democrats were being put into place. Over the next several years violent crime in Detroit increased dramatically. In 1967 there would be a major race riot. By the early 1970’s Detroit would have the highest crime rate in the country. By the early 1980’s almost half the households in Detroit would be on welfare.
Liberal Democrat policies and corrupt Democrat politicians destroyed Detroit. Within a few years of this video police would no longer protect middle class homeowners, businesses and honest citizens. The good and productive people left. The criminals and parasites remained.
I watched the entire film. Were there were no blacks in Detroit in 1965?
Not sure, but I saw a couple of Tea Partiers in the vid...wearing their tri cornered hats ;)
It would be interesting to see this film reproduced today, visiting the same sites, the same buildings, parks, fountains, etc. just to see what if anything remains. Or will we find, in the words of Shelley,
"Look on my works ye Mighty, and despair! No thing beside remains. Round the decay Of that Colossal Wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away."
Should have hired Sterling Cooper to make their pitch!
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