Skip to comments.Conservatives Should Point and Laugh as Detroit Dies
Posted on 07/23/2013 3:38:02 AM PDT by Kaslin
The agonizing death of Detroit is cause for celebration. Its the first of the liberal-run big cities and states to fall, and we should welcome its collapse with glee.
Yeah, liberals, eventually you do run out of other peoples money.
The blue state model is a terminal disease, and Detroit is its poster child. Only this is one telethon where we should pledge that we wont pay a single dime to keep the progressive party going a single minute longer.
Detroit represents the epitome of the blue state, Democrat machine liberalism that Barack Obama represents. Well, not one damn cent for Barrys Kids.
Liberal media mouthpieces like the New York Times are all in a tizzy because the consequences conservatives have been warning America about for years are finally arriving. We have to step in and save Detroit, it cries.
We dont have to do any such thing.
Steven Rattner, writing in the Times, says But apart from voting in elections, the 700,000 remaining residents of the Motor City are no more responsible for Detroits problems than were the victims of Hurricane Sandy for theirs, and eventually Congress decided to help them. And apart from the iceberg, the Titanics maiden voyage went swimmingly.
This is a problem created by the people of Detroit. Its their problem to solve without our money.
If you listen to the hand-wringers, youll never hear an honest examination of why Detroit is imploding. Nor do they offer any evidence that the half-wits who elected the quarter-wit Democrats governing them have learned anything at all from this trip to the precipice.
The most hilarious arguments are the ones where liberals whine about the middle class fleeing from the city, taking jobs and the tax base with them. Sure, regular folks took a look at the well-governed, stable, crime-free Utopia that was Detroit and thought, Yeah, we need to get the hell out of here.
Liberalism and the political, economic and social pathologies it spawned drove everyone out of Detroit who wasnt feeding at the municipal trough, whether through some form of government job or some form of government handout.
This isnt a chicken and the egg brainteaser. Its simple cause and effect. Liberalism turned Detroit into a hideous dump that milked those who contribute to society to pay off the Democrat machines constituents who dont. People didnt feel like living in a pig sty while serving as piggy banks for corrupt Democrats. The productive decided that while the non-productive might win by voting at the ballot box, the productive would win by voting with their feet.
Yeah, Detroit had some hard knocks. The auto industry collapsed, which is not surprising since it was the blue state model in corporatist form. But every city takes hits. Dallas and Houston have been slammed again and again by the energy sector, and they keep coming back.
Not Detroit. It keeps milking the GM went bye-bye excuse, with its apologists never mentioning that GM didnt just disappear. GM just went to places that didnt suck.
What did Detroit do about it? Nothing. The auto industry started changing decades ago, but liberals act as if that change somehow excuses Detroits legacy of corruption and incompetence. Detroits most significant export in decades was Eminem. Thats reason enough to want to see a stake driven through its metaphorical heart.
But, of course its all the Republicans fault for some reason. Rattner says, If I thought it could pass Congress, Id happily support a special appropriation, but the politics of any spending are toxic in Washington these days. Yeah, it is toxic to suggest that those of us who didnt vote in a succession of criminals to run our governments give our money to morons who did. And, in any sane universe, no one would ever suggest doing so.
But this is the Times, the voice of Big Liberalism. It opines that, America is just as much about aiding those less fortunate as it is about personal responsibility. Except, America isnt about aiding the less fortunate. Its about the less fortunate working to make themselves more fortunate understanding that liberals think people become financially stable not through hard work but by dumb luck.
Not surprisingly, in a Times article referring to the miserable condition of a city run by a liberal Democrat machine for half a century, there is no mention of either liberalism or Democrats. Thats like writing about obesity and not mentioning food.
The liberal elite, which loves root causes, absolutely refuses to admit that the root cause of Detroits woes is liberalism itself. Liberals are like a drunk who wants the benefits of sobriety while continuing to hoist highballs. Step One is admitting that their ideology has a problem.
Fat chance. For liberalism, the answer is 5, and its the 2 + 2 thats somehow screwed up.
We conservatives should sit back and giggle as liberalism hits bottom. No, Detroits collapse wont teach liberals anything. The big cities and the blue states will fail no matter what. Liberalism is the locust of political ideologies; it will eat everything in sight and then starve.
But Detroit may serve a useful purpose once again as a cautionary example for future generations, so for that reason as well we should welcome its passing. And as it dies, the last words ringing in its ears should be the voices of laughing conservatives saying, We told you so.
” the last words ringing in its ears should be the voices of laughing conservatives saying, We told you so.
I do not think they should be “LAUGHING”. They should be shaking their heads in disgust.
It will next come to a city near you, as Obamunisim consumes more and more of America.
“Conservatives” deserve to lose with that kind of attitude. That’s liberal behavior.
Real conservatives cut democrats out of the equation and build something better.
How could massive federal gov. aid possibly fix Detroit’s problems? The biggest problem is simply that the great majority of Detroit’s citizens are highly incapable of sustaining a large, vibrant city. When half the citizens are functionally illiterate, many are on welfare, and another very large percentage are criminals, how can they possibly constitute the citizenry needed to make a city operate? It can’t be done...no matter how many billions are thrown at it.
Have a good laugh anyways.
Once I may have agreed. But the left changed the rules. Today they have do degraded the common sense of society that it takes Idioctacy level ‘debate’ to reach the American public. So if mockery on a grand scale is needed, and it is, we would be remiss, if not outright suicidal to avoid using it.
Shunning/public scorn is a lost art. When it was in vogue, it worked. It will work again since the ego of the leftist is his weakness.
schadenfreude has it’s place. It is negative validation of conservatism in macrocosm. It solves nothing, but that is up to the voters in the area to fix and they won’t. The best thing that could happen is total abandonment of the city.
Anyone who imagines Liberals will learn from this is wrong. One would have thought they learned from the collapse of communism. But no. Compared to that, Detroit is just a bump in the road.
Liberalism is based on feelings and fantasy, which gets in the way of learning from your mistakes. In the end, they will just blame it on evil reactionary forces and racism.
Not pathetic. For thousands of years including most of Americas, it worked just fine. We were programmed by libs over the last 50 years to think of it as evil...except when they do it. Then it’s good.
Nope. It’s good when done for the right reason. And that reason is to put libs in their place.
Freeze the target. Isolate it. And ridicule it.
Time for Conservatives to shove alinsky method right back in their liberal faces.
When his ilk are gone, there can be improvement. Improvement trumps progress by progressives
Real Conservatives must laugh at stupidity.
How else will stupidity ever understand what it is?
Yup. And we don’t have to lie or make crap up either.
Given current tax law and the build up of federal debt, that option may not be available to any but the ultra-rich.
You know your city is the pits when all it has to show for itself is Eminem (who is actually a pretty good rapper, for a white dude).
I agree completely with you that liberals will not learn from this. As a matter of fact they expect everyone else to make the same mistakes
What a bunch of bullshit.
Conservatives should NEVER be happy any American city is in the shape of Detroit.
If so called “Conservatives” cannot pull their heads out of their asses and offer solutions for all Americans in all cities they deserve neither the respect not the votes of the American electorate..