Skip to comments.The Death and Decay of Detroit, As Seen From The Streets
Posted on 06/09/2014 7:05:00 PM PDT by House Atreides
Detroit, has been bankrupt for nearly a year. But out of mind doesn't mean out of sight, especially now that Google has launched its street view Time Machine, which provides for 7 years worth of street images, showing the time shift of the tumultuous period period starting in 2007. One blogger who decided to take this time lapse data and apply it to the city of Detroit is GooBing Detroit who, as the following time-lapse photos demonstrate, has captured Detoit's unprecedented slow-motion collapse into death and decay in what is the closest we have to "real time."
Perhaps what is most stunning about the following series of photos is not the ultimate fate of the bankrupt city, but how quickly a once vibrant metropolis has succumbed to blight and sheer desperation.
Hopefully not coming to a street near you.
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The people in Haiti are even more civilized than democrats.
Chicago, especially the south and west sides are next.
3rd world America.
Part of it is a change in firefighting policy. The Detroit Fire Department was losing people fighting fires in vacant homes.
The current policy is to allow vacant homes without squatters to burn to the ground so they don’t have to fight another fire in that building. They do work to save lives, just not abandoned property.
If you can, watch the movie Burn, which documents the lives of Detroit firefighters.
Soon to be called “New China”.
The lesson is clear - don’t let BING take pictures in your neighborhood.
Pick any one of those streets in Detroit, put a couple Chinese restaurants and stores on it, and invite Chinese in. Within a few years it will be bustling with business and people. Where ever they go, the business climate gets crazy.
Looks like Detroit is quickly becoming a carbon sink, a rising star in the obama green movement.
This is physical evidence that Progressivism is an EPIC failure.
But if you show this urban decay to a Progressive their response will be
“But George Bush! He’s a War Criminal!”
We are dealing with psychotics.
Hasn’t the Chinese Peoples Republic been buying up Northern Michigan for the past few years?
I seem to remember an article here a few weeks back on that at fire sale prices.
Nature could not destroy as fast as some of these pics. That’s feral folks feasting on the remnants of civilization.
“But if you show this urban decay to a Progressive their response will be ”
In all seriousness a Progressive would tell you this blight has been caused by Republicans depriving Detroit of needed funds. If the Federal Government had just dumped a little more money into the city it would still be thriving and prosperous.
Incidentally this Republican-caused lack of funds also explains why the war on Poverty has destroyed the black family structure.
Libnukes were dropped on Detroit!
This is so muck like Starnesville in Atlas Shrugged it is spooky.
And if you say anything, anything at all, you’re a racist.
You are right. If you look closely you will see many of the homes in intermediate stages of ruin have had their aluminum siding stripped off to be sold for scrap, leaving the buildings open to the elements and vulnerable to decay.
Note the systematic removal of doors and windows. I bet that that’s not the Chinese stealing them to resell. I wonder who is stealing that stuff?
worms and spice to you. wow my neighborhood was saved in the 60’s and 70’s by the local german, ukranian, spanish that bought up the abandoned houses and keep them from deteriorating. they all made a lot of money. some houses were sold for $1. At one point every house around mine was vacant. I couldn’t afford to buy them but now everything here is getting overbuilt. some kind of bubble bursting is next.
The Democrat Bus and the Labor Union Bus have made Detroit what it is today - - - let THEM pay for it!
I grew up on the East Side of Detroit, near City Airport.
So, I’ve seen this my whole life, unfortunately.
It was a great city, at one time.
Why only 7 years?? I guess street view didn’t exist before that.
Yep, we are quickly becoming a third world country, but its okay to many as long as free stuff and legal pot and crap is there.
Benjamin Franklin. American Oracle.
“For my own part, I am not so well satisfied of the goodness of this thing. I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. There is no country in the world where so many provisions are established for them; so many hospitals to receive them when they are sick or lame, founded and maintained by voluntary charities; so many alms-houses for the aged of both sexes, together with a solemn general law made by the rich to subject their estates to a heavy tax for the support of the poor. Under all these obligations, are our poor modest, humble, and thankful; and do they use their best endeavors to maintain themselves, and lighten our shoulders of this burthen? On the contrary, I affirm that there is no country in the world in which the poor are more idle, dissolute, drunken, and insolent. The day you passed that act, you took away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, by giving them a dependence on somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health, for support in age or sickness. In short, you offered a premium for the encouragement of idleness, and you should not now wonder that it has had its effect in the increase of poverty. Repeal that law, and you will soon see a change in their manners.”
Everyone should read the whole part. To shorten this is an injustice. It precisely describes what happens when you make a welfare state overly generous.
Oops. Forgot the link.
It’s a shame the modern educational system has made a student unable to read a more complex English than that found today. Old Ben lays it out so complete, that had he existed today, he’d be called a “Teatard” or a Koch shill by our media and dismissed as a fool.
Thank you Central Planners!!
I hate to say this but there is a good chance that much like the Carly Simon song,
THESE ARE THE GOOD OLD DAYS.
Note the time frame from 2009 onward. I thought the messiah was here to save everyone.
Urban renewal- Obama style.
Chernobyl looks better
I’m speechless. The only thing that could make this worse would be if the the first photo was from 50 years ago.
Good job, Bridgeport neighborhood..keep it up. Don't allow the left to make another Detroit out of Chicago.
“Within a few years it will be bustling with business and people. Where ever they go, the business climate gets crazy”.
In a very Third World way; it is cash businesses, and the work is kept in the family. They benefit themselves; they wouldn’t be paying the city’s bills...
“Now it’s our turn.” - Coleman Young
Fanatical loyalty to melanin uber alles, racialist vengence, and liberalism killed the city. Coleman young is smiling and Obama is inspired.
here is a film that is pretty good, which is of the same
Welfare is a way to destruction and dissolution to those who make it a way of life and eventually to those who give it thinking it will "solve" the poverty of others. In the end, it destroys both.
Yes and no. My wife is Chinese-American. Grew up poor in a family with six kids. Her Chinese dad, despite limited english served in the U.S. Army during WWII (born here but raised in China), then brought his wife from China after the war. Struggled as a cook, saved money and opened a grocery store. Yes, the work was kept in the family. All the kids worked from an early age at the store. My wife tagged and stocked goods, made signs, and ran the cash register, all while under the age of 12.
But they generated income and paid taxes from the receipts. Her dad was able to buy property and generated more income and taxes from apartment buildings, again with the kids helping run things. The kids learned to work at an early age and carried it into adulthood, prospering, paying lots of taxes, unlike some other types of people in Detroit. It's a culture thing, not a third world thing.
The 10+ pages of debate at the original link is worth perusing.
We have Chinese in our area (NYC metro); they are an insulated community who really keep to themselves. I guess they are a positive overall just by paying property taxes on homes/businesses; I don’t know how much else is taxed. Lots of undocumented ones...
Watch your dog if you have one.
“Watch your dog if you have one.”
I have no problem with them eating dogs (as long as they own them); we live in a beef and pork rich area, and they don’t. I don’t have a dog (too lazy to care for one properly), but if I did it would be with the understanding that it was emergency rations...