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Detroit: A City on the Move! (1965 Video)
Youtube ^ | 7/26/2013 | Youtube

Posted on 07/26/2013 7:06:23 PM PDT by Dallas59



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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; History; Society
KEYWORDS: detroit; history; michigan
This is a video that went with Detroit's 1968 Olympic bid.

Released in 1965.

This Video is Public Domain

1 posted on 07/26/2013 7:06:23 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

Obama’s city....!

Errr - before obama’s time when it was functional.


2 posted on 07/26/2013 7:11:00 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Dallas59
Well, the white population had been moving out (and a new black population moving in) for a decade, so he's technically right.
3 posted on 07/26/2013 7:13:51 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Dallas59
Released in 1965

A mere two years later was the death blow that marked the beginning of the end for Detroit.

4 posted on 07/26/2013 7:14:39 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Dallas59

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.


5 posted on 07/26/2013 7:50:48 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Dallas59
At the time this video was made Detroit was by far the wealthiest city in the entire world. The video gives a small indication of how great a city Detroit was in the 1950’s and early 1960’s.

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.

6 posted on 07/26/2013 7:54:54 PM PDT by detective
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To: Dallas59

I watched the entire film. Were there were no blacks in Detroit in 1965?


7 posted on 07/26/2013 9:14:22 PM PDT by satan (The tree of liberty is dying in the drought.)
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Not sure, but I saw a couple of Tea Partiers in the vid...wearing their tri cornered hats ;)


8 posted on 07/26/2013 9:24:49 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: satan
Not many, compared to later. This film reflects a different world, not just in Detroit but in America. 1965 was a great time to be an American.

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."

9 posted on 07/26/2013 9:26:29 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Dallas59
The 1968 Olympics went to Mexico City instead of Detroit.

Should have hired Sterling Cooper to make their pitch!


10 posted on 07/27/2013 2:23:44 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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