Skip to comments.Detroit in ruins
Posted on 01/02/2011 9:37:18 AM PST by hcmama
Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre's extraordinary photographs documenting the dramatic decline of a major American city
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Exactly. Look at South Africa or East St. Louis. Yikes!
You are looking at proof of how poorly the dem party is....how many years of dem control in Detriot?
Looks a lot like a diversity riot. Since the Dembulbs were running the city into the ground it’s not surprising to read how corrupt the city was at that time which had a mix of racism and police brutality that Black people there didn’t care for to the point of fighting back en mass.
“The truth is most cities primarily run by black people look like ghettos..
In the U.S, Africa or anywhere...
A Hard saying but it is true..
97+% of black voters voted for Obama...
Merely 3% were smart...”
That makes them the most progress community in the nation! But, of course, that depends on your definition of “progress.”
People pay good money for the stuff - look at “This Old House”.
The city can raise money to bulldoze the blight, and, more importantly, history lives on (via the craftsmanship of handmade American fixtures, etc.)
And America, in total, not far behind.
I'm afraid it may be too late for that. Just over 2 years ago 63 million-plus American adults voted for a "stinking Liberal Progressive" who made very few bones about what he and his fellow "progressives" have planned for the US and it's people. A 1/4-century from now all of the US will look worse and BE worse than Detroit today unless the millions of centrist voters of both major parties get a clue about what these mis-named "progressives" are doing to our nation before 2012 comes around. Worse yet, even a fiscally conservative administration and Congress might not be able to save the U.S. Multiple millions of us are so conditioned to what appear to be the goodies of the Marxist-lite welfare state that a conservative administration and Congress might be thrown out after one term of trying to reverse the 7-decade leftist political tide that has engulfed us in this sad state of political/fiscal affairs.
Neither conservative Repubs nor liberal Dems decide who governs America these days, the mushy-middle voter with no real commitment to either party does. And he/she usually tends to lean to the left, thank you very much Mr. American media. If the majority of mushy-middlers are so far out of touch with reality that they gave us Obama and his Marxist retinue, which they did, IMHO they're as dangerous as the far leftists who know exactly what they're doing. The founding fathers didn't intend for their progeny to live under a dictatorship of the proletariat (one that's actually a dictatorship of the erudite elitists). They must be rolling in their graves 24/7.
Detroit has lost half of it’s population since the 50’s which is why so many buildings stand abandon.
No need to move the books, the other libraries are already full.
Even if the church is paid for... if there are not enough in the collection plate (not enough bodies in the pews) to pay for the minister, the heat and the lights... it gets abandoned.
the theater with the minivan parked inside was used in an episode of Detroit 187 (tv drama)
Mere child’s play to what’s coming. It will end when the Obamulan hordes attempt to riot & pillage in fly-over country.
It is easy to discover why Detroit is like it is.....Progressive/Socialist/Marxist DEMS were in control for how long????
I WAS being serious! That hand crafted woodwork has value and it should be salvaged and sold. Why hasn’t anyone in Detroit thought of this? I am a grandmother in Texas and it was the first thing I thought of when I saw those beautiful old interiors.
Seems to me if I wanted to get great farmland, Detroit would be a good place to look. I bet I could it at a fraction of the price, that I could in Iowa.
I should have included the U.S. education establishment in my thanks. It has probably done more to bring us to this present point of imminent fiscal and social collapse than the media and the rest of the Marxist-lite bloc combined.
Great minds and all that! :)
Scavenger hunt time - just remember to be armed to the teeth.
I love those old interiors too.
I bought some solid wood hand made doors over in Louisiana and had them cut to fit the doorways in my house. They are stripped to bare wood and they look great. I love stuff like that!
Let’s go to Detroit, I’ll stand guard and you can rip that old stuff out. K? ;*}
Liberal black politicians and unions...see what they have brought us.
That hit me too. Isn’t there supposed to be a whole cottage industry devoted to salvaging old woodwork?
Don’t tell me, let me guess. This is Detroit, after all.
Howmuchyoowannabet that for various liberal government property/health/safety/regulatory reasons no legitimate business can cut through the red tape to be allowed to legally go in and salvage that stuff?