Skip to comments.From the Sky, Detroit Looks Like Sarajevo
Posted on 04/19/2010 6:40:22 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
Chris Hansen traveled to Detroit, Michigan for a Dateline special that aired tonight on the state of what is probably America's most desolate city. And in aerial footagedevastation porn at its bestDetroit's grim plight was revealed.
"Today, from the air, parts of Detroit look like a war zone," Hansen said in a voiceover near the beginning of the special, before he listed some of the most shocking facts about the city's current statethe population is less than half of what it was decades ago; there are 400 liquor stores there, but only eight supermarketsall while panning shots of the consequences of its deterioration flashed on the screen.
Describing Detroit as "a city that is virtually on life support," Hansen then introduced the audience to an ambitious plan by Mayor Dave Bing to bulldoze down more than 10,000 buildings and literally shrink the city's borders in order to save money spent on public services. Again, disturbing aerial shots were abound.
As the special's end drew nearer, depressing music played as even more aerial shots revealed Detroit's desolationcombined with shocking information, like the fact that there are 40 square miles of vacant/abandoned property within the city's limitsand Mayor Bing explained in more detail to Hansen his plan to shrink its size (something he claims will take 10 to 20 years, if it's able to be completed at all).
Will Detroit ever return to its glory days of the first half of the 20th Century? Probably not. Will it even be able to avoid going completely bankrupt and return from the brink of total destruction? Nobody really knows. What is clear, thoughespecially after seeing the devastation from the skyis that the Motor City has a long, long way to go to even become a shell of its former self.
We have first-hand evidence of the destruction wrought by the Great Society. If Obamaism is allowed to take root, we will see many more formerly great cities degenerate to this state in our lifetimes.
Liberalism: Exhibit A.
a democrat, union controlled city and state.
from the ground, too, probably.
Well since it looks like a war zone anyway. We need to declare war on Canada, whoever loses is forced to take Detroit.
” 400 liquor stores “?
Understandable, I’d drink lots too if I lived there.
Detroit is the poster child for rat and union dominated government. Detroit is civilization in reverse. It is a warning to what our country is rapidly headed for.
I can see socialism from my house!.................
Great story, the mayor is right, bulldoze the city and make it smaller.
but thankfully the feckless Michigan state legislature beat back a “right to work” bill, ensuring the union status quo will remain
so especially all you black folks in unions, be assured your reps are taking good care of you
It’s a liberal utopia... we ought to rename it Acornia.
No a poster on the thread said it was “racism and classism” and his professor told him that, so it must be true.
It would be extremely interesting to see what would happen if they’d elect a white government.
Detroit now = USA later, under Obamaism.
What is the racial makeup of Detroit?
All whites, conservatives too?
Cause and effect at work.
In the Scary Movie spoof of War of the Worlds, the TV reporter shows the Tom Cruise character photos of Detroit with the Martian leveling it. The she shows him what it looked like before. The only difference is the Martians aren’t in them.
Only a 50-1 ratio? Reminds me of a story my Dad used to tell me about four guys from Detroit out fishing. They pass a little convenience store on the side of the lake and decide to pull in nearby to set up camp for the night.
Two of the guys draw short straws and are sent to buy provisions for the night. They come back with four cases of beer and two loaves of bread. "Idiots!", shouts one of the guys who stayed behind to set up cam, "What are we supposed to do with all that bread?"
The pictures depict an effective Vandalism Prevention Program in action.
Who would attempt to further damage those buildings?
Looks like Warsaw at the end of WWII.