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20 Things We Can Learn About The Future Of America From The Death Of Detroit

Do you want to know what the future of America is going to look like?  Just check out what is happening to Detroit.  The city of Detroit was once one of the greatest industrial cities in the history of the world, but today it is a rotting, decaying, post-apocalyptic hellhole.  Nearly half the men are unemployed, nearly half the population is functionally illiterate, more than half of the children are living in poverty and the city government is drowning in debt.  As economic conditions have gotten worse, crime has absolutely exploded.  Every single night in Detroit there are frightening confrontations between desperate criminals and exasperated homeowners.  Unfortunately, the police force in Detroit has been dramatically reduced in size.  When the police in Detroit are called, they often show up very late if they even show up at all. Detroit has become a lawless hellhole where violence is the currency of the streets.  If you want to survive in Detroit, you better be ready to fight because there are hordes of desperate criminals that are quite eager to take literally everything that you have got.  But don’t look down on Detroit too much, because what is happening in Detroit will soon be happening all over America.

The following are 20 things we can learn about the future of America from the death of Detroit….

#1 People don’t want to live where the stench of failure and decay is constantly in the air.  Back in the 1950s, Detroit was a teeming metropolis of approximately 2 million people.  According to the 2010 census, only 713,000 people live in Detroit today.  The U.S. Census Bureau says that Detroit lost a resident every 22 minutes during the first decade of this century.

#2 When the economy falls apart, desperate people will do desperate things and many homeowners will fight back.  Justifiable homicide in Detroit rose by a staggering 79 percent during 2011.

#3 In major cities where people are scrambling just to survive, any confrontation can quickly escalate into a life or death affair.  The rate of self-defense killings in Detroit is currently 2200% above the national average.

#4 When there is not enough money to go around, a lot of local governments will choose to cut back on police protection.  Ten years ago, there were approximately 5,000 police for the city of Detroit.  Today, there are less than 3,000.

#5 The essential social services that you are enjoying today will not always be there in the future.  Officials in Detroit recently announced that due to budget constraints, all police stations will be closed to the public for 16 hours a day.

#6 Economic decay is a breeding ground for chaos and violence.  Last Friday and Saturday, a total of nine shootings were reported in the city of Detroit.

#7 More Americans than ever are realizing the benefits of self-defense.  The following is what 73-year-old Julia Brown recently told the Daily….

The last time Brown, 73, called the Detroit police, they didn’t show up until the next day. So she applied for a permit to carry a handgun and says she’s prepared to use it against the young thugs who have taken over her neighborhood, burglarizing entire blocks, opening fire at will and terrorizing the elderly with impunity.

#8 When crime gets go bad that the police are powerless to stop it, vigilante groups begin to form….

In fact, crime has gotten so bad and the citizens are so frustrated by the lack of police assistance that they have resorted to forming their own organizations to fight back.  One group, known as “Detroit 300″, was formed after a 90-year-old woman on Detroit’s northwest side was brutally raped in August.

#9 When criminals become desperate, they will steal literally anything that is not bolted down.  In Detroit today, thieves have stripped so much copper wiring out of the street lights that half of all the lights in some neighborhoods no longer work.

#10 As things fall apart, eventually a time comes when it is not even safe to drive down the road in the middle of the day.  100 bus drivers in Detroit recently refused to drive their routes out of fear of being attacked on the streets.  The head of the bus drivers union, Henry Gaffney, said that the drivers were literally “scared for their lives“….

“Our drivers are scared, they’re scared for their lives. This has been an ongoing situation about security. I think yesterday kind of just topped it off, when one of my drivers was beat up by some teenagers down in the middle of Rosa Parks and it took the police almost 30 minutes to get there, in downtown Detroit,” said Gaffney.

#11 One of the clearest signs of decline in America is the state of our education system.  Only 25 percent of all students in Detroit end up graduating from high school.  Many other major cities will soon have graduation rates similar to Detroit.

#12 When local governments run out of money they are forced to make tough choices.  After already shutting down dozens of schools, officials in Detroit have announced plans to close down 16 more schools.

#13 A growing percentage of Americans cannot even read or write.  This is a very frightening indication of what the future of America could look like.  According to one stunning report, 47 percent of all people living in the city of Detroit are functionally illiterate.

#14 Sadly, child poverty is absolutely exploding all over the United States.  Today, 53.6 percent of all children that live in Detroit are living below the poverty line.

#15 The employment situation in America is a lot worse than the government is telling us.  An analysis of census figures found that 48.5% of all men living in Detroit from age 20 to age 64 did not have a job in 2008.

#16 When a major city becomes a hellhole, home prices fall like a rock.  The median price of a home in Detroit is now just $6000.

#17 When crime and looting become commonplace, homes in an area can become absolutely worthless.  Some homes in Detroit have been sold for a single dollar.

#18 When depression-like conditions exist in an area for a number of years, large numbers of people will move on to greener pastures.  As of a few years ago, there were more than 40,000 vacant properties in the city of Detroit.

#19 Just because we have a high standard of living today does not mean that will always be the case.  Detroit is just a rotting shell of what it once was, and what is happening to Detroit will happen to much of the rest of America very soon.  The following is what one British reporter found during his visit to Detroit….

Much of Detroit is horribly dangerous for its own residents, who in many cases only stay because they have nowhere else to go. Property crime is double the American average, violent crime triple. The isolated, peeling homes, the flooded roads, the clunky, rusted old cars and the neglected front yards amid trees and groin-high grassland make you think you are in rural Alabama, not in one of the greatest industrial cities that ever existed.

#20 When government finances collapse, politicians look for things to sell off and “privatize”.  Unfortunately, the Detroit city government is so broke that it is now considering selling off some of its most famous assets….

Now, the city of Detroit’s most venerable assets — from Belle Isle to the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel — could end up on the auction block as the city fights for its financial life.

Facing mounting debt and the prospect of a state-appointed emergency manager, the city is looking at all options to shed expenses and raise revenue. If city officials can’t come up with a viable budget plan, an emergency manager would have the power to sell assets as part of a financial takeover of Detroit.

But Detroit is not alone.

Lots of other cities all over America are flat broke and out of options.

For example, just check out what is happening in Scranton, Pennsylvania….

Mayor Christopher Doherty is blunt when asked about a court order forcing his Pennsylvania city to pay about $30 million in wages withheld from police and firefighters under a state-approved fiscal recovery plan.

“I don’t have the money,” said Doherty, 53. As for the chance of borrowing the cash, more than half of the city’s projected general-fund revenue, he added, “there’s no financial institution that’s going to give me $30 million to pay it.”

The U.S. economy never recovered from the last major financial crisis, and now another one is on the way.

As the economy crumbles, so will the fabric of our society.

The American people are terribly spoiled and they do not possess the character to handle depression-like conditions with grace and dignity.

In the years ahead, we are going to see rampant rioting and looting in our major cities.  The crime sprees that we will witness in future years will be absolutely unprecedented.

Things did not have to turn out this way, but unfortunately the consequences of decades of really bad decisions are starting to catch up with us.

So what do you think the future of America will look like?  Feel free to leave a comment with your opinion below….

  • Rodster
  • Bill

    The transformation from ‘however it is in whatever city you are in’ to ‘how it is now in the city of Detroit’ will probably occur very, very quickly.

    The destruction of Detroit fortunately happened in slow-motion, over a period of fifty years, or so. Plenty of time for most to flee, and most did.

    Senseless wars, peak oil, overconsumption, sovereign, state, local and private debt, high unemployment and self-serving, cannibalistic leaders will bring it quick. Like, boy howdy quick.

    If you live in any American city, be ready … in whatever way you see fit.

  • Haalen

    America is pretty much equally divided liberal and conservative. You can go anywhere in America, speak to someone for a short time and determine if they are liberal or conservative. Liberals talk the same, act the same, want the same vote the same. Likewise with conservatives; they talk the same, act the same, want the same and vote the same.

    We can notice that liberals are led by a spirit of liberalism and conservatives are led by a spirit of conservatism. This vast population of liberals make up the body of liberalism whose head is the Democratic Party; same with this vast population of conservatives are the body of conservatism whose head is the Republican Party.

    Liberals put their faith in liberalism and conservatives put their faith in conservatism.

    Those who are of the Democratic party are led by the spirit of liberalism and those of the Republican Party are led by the spirit of conservatism.

    My bible tells me, those who are of God are led by the Spirit of God and make up the body of Christ. We can’t be led by two spirits. We have to make a choice. This liberal/conservative world view has destroyed this country. Show me how either party has the greater moral standing.

    The truth is, this country is under a curse. The God of the bible says, If you keep my commandments, I will open the floodgates of wealth on you. If you turn your back on me, I will curse you. We have been propagandized into worshipping wall street for our blessings; wall street trickles down on us.

    • http://Theeconomiccollapseblog Leonard

      Amen! Guess what? It’s not so much an issue of conservatives and liberals. We, the people, sinned and keep sinning. Is everybody guilty? Of course not.
      At the same time we keep blaming others. The Mexicans, the Muslims, blacks, Indians, Democrats, Republicans, etc…
      All of them are guilty for our problems except ourselves. We do nothing wrong, so nobody sinned.
      The results and consequences are different.

  • Kenuck

    The Lord works in mysterious ways..maybe Iraqi refugees could be relocated here…they’re used to living in a war zone.

  • HenryD

    They voted for the a-holes. This is a self inflicted wound. I see the same thing happening in Philadelphia. The state tried to help but the money was used build an opera house and ball parks. meanwhile 50% of the 20-29 year olds are unemployed in the whole region. When the school day is over at my old school it looks like a SWAT team is present to make sure that there are no problems. Wow.

    If Ron Paul does not get in the white house I’ll be looking for a life raft.

  • Tim

    You’ve got to see this. The Obama administrationn predicts that the statutory debt limit, which is currently $16.394 trillion, will be reached shortly before the election in November.

    This has to be the definition of insanity.

    • Rodster

      It’s almost as if our elected officials are purposely trying their damnedest to bankrupt the country.

  • Peekcrackers

    El Pollo de Oro
    is right..
    I live right next door to the Dertoit whole life. I can tell you 1st hand that as a Canadian you feel like you are in the movie “Mad Max”.. threw most parts of Detroit.

    Gerald Celente also said ..” when people lose everything they lose it”
    Not that I would take Gerald Celente advice on buying gold … but his social philosophy is good.

    • Kathy Smith

      Don’t listen to Celente on buying gold that way you can use your paper money to keep warm starting a fire, Peek

      • Rodster

        LOL good one ! :lol:

  • Kathy Smith

    ” The American people are terribly spoiled & they do not possess the character to handle depression like conditions with grace & dignity.” So sad but so true,the all about me mentality in this country is unbelievable. People pull out in front of you while driving park where it is convenient for them the list goes on & on. It is all a perfect example of this country turning its back on GOD. He is the only one who can help us now.

  • Patriot Alice

    10 years ago 5,000 police, 2 million people, today 713,000 people 3,000 police? The population dropped by 2/3 rds, the police dropped by less than half. Sound like they should be able to handle it….What is really going on? 5,000 police could handle 2 million 10 yrs ago, 3,000 police now can’t handle 713,000 population? Getting lazy?

    • Kevin2


      It’s quite possible that the law abiding left Detroit thereby leaving the amount of criminals the same or practically so. If there is no work it stands to reason that many of those remaining are not working. I can infer that those that left were seeking employment elsewhere.

      The ratio or Bad/Good has probably been altered.

  • Christopher Bowen

    The MEDIA. . .the mainstream MEDIA is completely owned and operated by the globalist banking cartel that created this piss-hole situation in the first place. This same MEDIA is in the business of telling the SHEEPLE where to put their cabbage heads. They instruct the sheelple on what diversions they need to be thinking about so that the banking elite can then wrest the rest of America’s wealth from them. This MEDIA is NOT going to honestly report on anything. They will never tell you the true nature of the disasters that their bosses are creating

  • I am Tyler Durden’s contempt for the system

    Welcome to the end of civilization as we knew it. The Omega phase has been set in motion. Once Greece deteriorates further and the government is overthrown, watch greater Europe erupt into flames. Then the backlash to our economy will be felt full force; while Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz and threatens our allies in the region. The polarizing of the world toward the last world war has begun. We haven’t learned…after millenia of evolution, we are still merely neanderthals fighting over the waterhole… It was a pleasure knowing all of you. God have mercy on us all…

  • Mike

    Simply the end result of the diversity the insane liberals shove down our throat,

  • Archie1954

    My question actually arises from a comparison of two cities that have the same basic industry, Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Why has Detroit become a hellhole and Windsor hasn’t? What if anything can be learned from such a comparison? In other words what did Windsor do that Detroit didn’t or vice-versa?

    • Joseph Parker

      You cannot make a comparison between the two in that way. Windsor is one tenth the size of Detroit. It does not have the history of fraught race relations. And in fact it too has had an issue with de-industrialization. Some of that slack has been taken up by the casino complex.

  • ken

    Mad Max coming soon to a citi to you

  • olde reb

    The problem is systemic; the economic system established in 1913 is a polished scheme of mediavial era that economically devastated nations of Europe. It confiscates money from productive society and transfers it to “financiers.”

    The Federal Reserve BOG and FRBNY have concealed $7 trillion in profit from the government over the past six years. The Treasury auction accounts handled by the FRBNY conceal the transfer. RIP OFF BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE posted at has been filed as an exhibit in a whistleblower suit.

  • S.liced P.rocessed A.lien

    Here is my prediction:

    Hotlanta, Georgia: SEE YA!
    Lost Angeles, CA: BUH-BYE!
    Windy **********, IL: UP IN FLAMES!
    Houston, TX: IT’S ALL OVER, LET’S GO!

    The destruction of the TWIN TOWERS was the end
    of America, as I knew it. It has nowhere to go
    now, except into the sewer. It’s sad, it’s
    scary. All of the ‘ladders’ have been pulled
    up, if you’re not in the boat now, life is
    gonna get real rough, real soon!

  • DB200

    To Michael,
    Twenty good points. Compliments.

    To the rest,
    That nearly half the population is functionally illiterate is very convenient for those in power. You get the idea that all this is happening on purpose, not coincidence.

    To Mr. Obama,
    If this was my responsibility (in the end), I would be very ashamed and would not have such a big mouth on television.

  • Roscoe Bonifitucci

    This is what we can expect if we let the Dems continue on with their Tax & Spend ways. They have no fiscal sense or sense of right & wrong. They do not understand Capitalism and are determined to turn America into a Socialist Crap hole called Amerika. Give them money and they give it away like the dolts they are.

  • Gay Veteran

    The fundamental problem is a lack of JOBS!!!

    Both parties have allowed American jobs to be shipped to countries like China and India. So NO, it is not just liberals to blame.

    • WoodPecker

      They were not “American” jobs. And nobody “shipped” them. Stop the redistribution machine and there will be jobs.

      • Gay Veteran

        well it was American companies that shipped the jobs to China, India,Vietnam, etc.

    • Eisenkreutz

      Free trade has been the final nail in the coffin of this country. It must be stopped.

  • Nightgaunt

    Wow, how lucky I’ve been! Walking around Detroit at all times of day and night and not a scratch on me. It’s not a beautiful place, but it’s nowhere near as bad as this article makes it out to be.

    • Death of America


      There are always a couple of happy pigs in a sty, a smiling devil in hell who likes the heat, someone laughing in a bloody battlefield…

      …and someone who somehow manages to survive in the sewer that is Detroit.

      • Formica

        Downtown is actually pretty nice and very safe, and since there are 700k people in a city built for 2 million, you can walk/drive for blocks and blocks without even seeing another person. There are plenty of bad parts, but most of the place is like a ghost town.

  • Been There

    A higher percentage of police cannot cope with an even higher crime rate. Half the people there can’t read. What are they going to do to eat? They’re going to rob, steal and murder.

  • JamesAt17

    None of the things that have been seen going on in this country has been by mistakes. If those devils in DC can come out and tell you that they are going to pass a certain new law and the very next day have a 10,000 page document describing just what it is that you will have to submit to, then for sure they knew all about using Detroit as the experiment city to see just what would happen when they cause this kind of destruction to go nationwide. Now you can understand why they opened the FEMA camps and started hiring X-military to staff those camps with. If those fools in DC think that they will be albe to handle the situation when the SHTF, think again. They are human and make mistakes and thinking they can control out of control people is one of those big mistakes. Let them run to their unground caves. Just maybe when they are all sitting inside watching the hell unleashed on the surface, we, that 99% hopfully can come together and seal them in and get on with the right to life and live according to real human beings.

  • WoodPecker

    Anything to do with the kind of people that inhabit the city? I mean, people who cannot tend for themselves. They have reached a critical mass there. There are other places that subscribe to liberal ideologies and public unions controls (not that I am advocating those), such as New York, but flourish nonetheless. What it means that there are multiple factors, affecting society’s successes or failures, and biological and cultural component plays an important role there. I do not believe that any city in the civilized world can reach such a state as Detroit’s in peaceful times, regardless of the government’s policy.

  • blueridgeviews

    Where will the illiterate parasites go when they are done pillaging Detroit?

  • golfguy

    Look at what happens when men put their faith in other men and not yourself and God.
    Our politicians have sold us out by passing laws to allow companies to move without disregard for our future. Those laws were put in place in the 60’s and 70’s and were sped up with NAFTA and GATT.
    We went along with an education system that does not and has not taught us any useful skills for 25 years, we have failed our children by not teaching them self sufficiency and a meaningful way to make their way in the world. We were duped by listening to other people instead of taking our lives into our hands and doing the hard work.
    We allowed our government to set up a system whereby just the use of our money puts us in debt and our whole nations soveriegnty in the hands of international bankers who charge us for the use of our money and then move on when we become to uppity and demand a better piece of the pie.
    we better start using some critical thinking if we are to survive and not degenerate into what detroit has become, an illiterate hell-hole that is controlled by psychopathetic leaders that have convinced these poor souls that if they keep doing the same thing and allow the elected elite to do the same thing than all will be well.
    Things to think about: Is it in our interest to not drill for oil. Is it in our best interest to give our kids to an education system that tells them to be a philosopher or a womens studies pro, charge them 100k and then meet them on the OWS sites like they aren’t the problem. Is it in our best interest to keep spending what we don’t have be debt slaves to someone down the line. America wake up and do the heavy lifting now or we are done. I live 45 miles south of detroit and it’s like a cancer coming our way.
    I’ve made my decision and have educated my kids and un-taught them what they learned. I am prepared and will move out and defend myself on the way. And in the future I will figuratively put a bullet through any politicians head who says they are there to help the little guy. Look at detroit and you will see 50 years of politicians with that attitude. they made themselves rich,moved on and left the corpse. Depend on youself and God and you might make it through!

  • Death of America

    Check out this image of Detroit vs. Shanghai over a similar historical time-span.

  • bill

    obama says america is in recovery and jobs are back unemployment is here so this article isnt right detroit is an upscale place with no crime ask obama he will tell you,crime is down you dont need guns the police will protect you,now you people listen to our goverment they dont lie

  • Steve Mawson

    So that’s it is it, Kathy Smith ? Resign yourself to the inevitable. Renounce your own ability to get out and do something and make a change to the society you’re so quick to criticize. Only GOD can get you out of the whole eh ? Discount the fact that during these centuries, GOD’s been omnipresent and assisted you to get yourself into this mess then, cause of course that wouldn’t work with your theory would it. HA !

  • R F Davio

    Its liberalism stupid! It doesn’t work.

  • Eve

    Detroit has its problems, for sure, but it is still a vibrant place. There are still talented people doing positive things. Detroitblogger John Carlisle has been chronicling it for years here:

  • Country Thinker

    I grew up in Toledo, which became an economic satellite to Detroit, much like Flint. Detroit’s economic implosion isn’t limited to Detroit.

    To be fair, though, there are some beautiful suburbs surrounding Detroit.

  • marxbites

    ALL of America’s redound to one single enabler of Leviathan, the unconst’l fiat debt money of the Federal Reserve private for profit monopoly cartel of economy ruining and currrency debasing vultures.

    They did this same thing in 1907 as cause celeb for a Weimar style central bank designed by that designer Paul M Warburg, a Rothschild agent like Hamilton was, and almost every TreasSect since has been a henchman of the biggest banks. Who BTW also own the FEDs shares and just bailed themselves out by threatening martial law.

    Ron Paul is the ONLY man in my lifetime that not only understands the history of money and banking, but BECAME a legislator for the very reason he saw this coming when Nixon severed our last link between dollars and gold reserves.

    And its the FED who NOW OWN’s American’s gold, just as all the world’s central banksters do.

    IMO, our revolution was planned by the Rothschilds to take from their debt servant KGIII our vast nation of natural resources. Hamilton’s 1st Bank the means to make whole again the elites who bought the bonds.

    When Jefferson nixed it’s recharter, Rothschild called for war, 1812, to indebt us back into the 2nd BankUS, which Jackson then killed, paying off the debt our first and last time.

    Then the Rothschilds financed/fomented both sides of the the CW to Nationalize (centralize) Banking. The wedges thin end.

    They created 1907 as the impetus for the FED which the banksters themselves colluded to foist upon us.

    As Morgan and Rockefeller are BOTH creatures of Rothschild, and they run the BIS which runs the central banks, it will be no surprise that the Rothschild dynasty’s purported wealth is estimated to be in the triple digit trillions.

    And my gut says NO ONE in the whole world sits on a larger hoard of gold bullion than they do. Their bankster minions are who traded their fiat at interest paper for the entire worlds’s gold reserves that is mere fractional collateral for the debts nations owe to these private banksters.

    Ron Paul 2012!!!

    End the FED, our founders KNEW 100% why only specie allows economic freedom. The King was in hock to shylock up to his eyeballs.

  • The Grey Gonad

    My Dear Americans, I believe you and the rest of the world are experiencing the equivalent of the fall of The Roman Empire. Like The Romans, you have spent too much on your armies and spread your armies too far, (and that is not a criticism), thereby becoming weak at home. The last one to fall was the British Empire, due to the expense of 2 world wars and the cost of trying to hold an empire together. If we keep doing the same things, we won’t get different results. Which Empire will be next? China? India? Wheels turn that is what is happening in the U.S.

  • http://EconomicCollapse Teressa

    I came across this website by accident and I started reading and weeping at the same time. I feel we can take back Detroit with hard work. Why not and start production again and can be done. People have to want it. I thought about it and can work and yes, I have a beginning of plan.

    • mondobeyondo

      Maybe Detroit is unsalvegeable. I hope not. It appears to be a beautiful city, in spite of its difficulties. A few mop-up jobs here and there,clean a few brick and carports, and it may even become the new Motown!

      L.A. may be toast though.
      The same for my hometown of Phoenix, Arizona.

  • http://EconomicCollapse Teressa

    I came across this website by accident and I started reading and weeping at the same time. I feel we can take back Detroit with hard work. Why not and start production again and can be done. People have to want it. I thought about it and can work and yes, I have a beginning of plan. How about having the corporation give back to cities and so people can start building and what about the deficit they can pay a nice check to the Federal government every year. We would not even have to print money for while. This country can be booming in a couple of years and jobs for everyone. I am believe we can do anything we want and we are all true survives…

  • http://EconomicCollapse Teressa

    We need to go back to less government and people need to be responsible for themselves. Our jobs need to stop going over seas or maybe we can go overseas as well. We need to stop making Europe into the crony capitalism that they hate and we do not want socialism. Our system was not build on that. Remember we are the people of US not We the Corporations of USA. We are the people to perform a more perfect union to establish justices insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United State of America. People need to know America History and take back but we have to be responsible as well. We cannot break the law neither and we have to go about situation in adult productive manner.

  • NaftaVictim

    It just does not matter anymore. Republican or Democrat. They are all bought off by Corporate America. Citizens United will only add to the misery.

  • Miss Surely

    Put down the drugs and alcohol, take up the Bible. Put God back into the schools and government. Look to the ways of our parents and grandparents who made this country strong. Repent, ask for forgiveness and blessings. Work out differences, stick together. Turn the burnt out buildings of Detroit into greenhouses, chicken coops and stables. At least that would keep everyone from starving. Then, get together and plan a new Detroit. Do not stoop to giving up your humanity or your soul.

    • bluelove

      Miss Surely, you are so right! Our God, and Father is the answer.

  • ENough

    ANYONE on here that still blames the LIBERALS, or the DEMS or the GOP, is really being simple minded.
    It is our whole system of govt that is off the mark now. it doesnt matter what party, and NO PARTY ALONE CAN BE BLAMED FOR THIS!


    Enough with the party *****************.

  • Learn Liberty

    the biggest thing you can do is educate yourself. One of the best places I have found is

  • DB200

    Here a movie from febr. 2010 about Detroit shown on Dutch television. Almost 95% in english, so give it a try: it visualizes all the things that Michael has been telling to us.

  • DB200

    Here a movie from febr. 2010 about Detroit shown on Dutch television. Almost 95% in english, so give it a try: it visualizes all the things that Michael has been telling to us.

  • DB200

    Here pictures from the ruins of Detroit:

  • Kyle

    Your articles always freak me out :) real I opener. I love bringing these points in class

    Teacher: What is going on in Greece?

    Me: what about here? Justifiable homicide in Detroit rose by a staggering 79 percent during 2011.

    Silenced and A for the day. Haha

    • Michael

      I wish I could have seen that exchange. :)


  • Swift

    The partisan arguments here are juvenile. Can we address this as a systemic failure of profit-absorbed greedy capitalism?

    • LvM

      Partisan? Hmmm, I think Michael is very objective in this article.

      Anyway, capitalism is what made the city great in the first place. It was a teeming industrial metropolis, but the city (and federal) government ruined that amazing potential with their endless regulations and taxation, and drove out the capitalists. Not capitalism’s fault. Recognize corporatism and socialism when you see it. The government poisons everything. See how:

    • Walter Lonsdale

      Don’t blame this on capitalism. This is strictly greedy unions

  • Bill Bowen

    Seeing what is happening to Detroit makes me want to cry AND scream.

    I’m a native Detroiter myself – born in Harper Hospital on the east side & was one of those 2 million plus counted in the 1950 Census. I left Detroit in the early 70s for work reasons and had not gone back there since 1984.

    When I drove through there on my way to Port Huron last September I “made a lap” around the city – got off I-75 downtown, made a loop around the downtown area (the 2 new stadiums look nice as does the RenCen) then went out Michigan Avenue to 12th and up through the 1967 Riot area to Grand River and out to the northwestern part of town where I grew up and went to school.

    What a depressing trip. All my old haunts are gone, boarded up or burnt to the ground. The car dealer where I bought my first car (the old “Redford Rambler” on Grand River just west of Evergreen) is nothing but a slab. All the car dealers along the Grand River strip from Evergreen to McNicoles (6 Mile Rd.) are gone, the 16th Precinct Police Station at GR & Mc Nicholes is abandoned and the high school where my cousin graduated is all boarded up (Redford High School, across Grand River from the old police station). My old house on Lasher just north of Grand River is there but the stores in the area are all gone. One would think space aliens had come and taken all the life out of the area.

    I could go on for about 10 pages with my observations, but I’ll spare you all from that. What was once a great city has turned into an urban wasteland, and the shame is that it didn’t have to be that way. The present Mayor is a decent fellow and I know he’s doing what he can to try and right things, but I fear it is a task that cannot be done. If I was about 20 years younger I might even think about going back and trying to assist in reviving Detroit, but then a dose of sanity hits me and I put that crazy idea out of my mind.

    All I can say to everyone is: Let Detroit be a warning to the rest of you – DO NOT BE COMPLACENT and think the same thing cannot happen where you live. Many Detroiters thought that too decades ago, and we now can see the result up front and damn ugly.

    Say a prayer for those that are still there, especially the old folks that, mostly due to economic circumstances, are stuck there. And pray as well that Mayor Bing can at least “stop the bleeding” so that, maybe one day, Detroit can be a city America can be proud of instead of it being the poster boy for decay & defeat.

  • Haalen

    This will give you an idea what is happening to us. We’re being set up.

  • Haalen

    I am not one of those who hates our government. Unfortunately we elect bad people to run it. Why do we need a Mitt Romney as president, because he has business experience? Who says that is the best criteria or even a good attribute to start from? Aren’t these the geniuses who have screwed things up continually?

    These guys wouldn’t p*** in your a** if your guts were on fire. They don’t represent us!

    If you were standing on a corner with a cardboard sign “unemployed, need money for beer” would one of these guys give it to you? NO. But, another unemployed beer drinker would.

    The truth is, anyone good family person with a good moral foundation, and some common sense who can balance a checkbook could do the job. I am a high school dropout; I left home at age 17 with the shirt on my back and I retired at age 49.

    Of course that is before the Reagans, Bushes, Clintons, Obamas and the Romneys sold us out. I don’t think that is going to be possible in the future.

    Our money masters want us to hate our government—they want us to throw it away—so they can give us theirs!

    Ask yourself, who are the ones telling us “this form of capitalism” made America great? Wall street good, people bad. Of course the money masters who own and control the media and all the major multi-national corporations do. The high priests of wall street.

    I know of ordinary people who became wealthy in small business. These are the real American business. Wall street is owned and controlled, they manipulate the markets, the money, the business cycle and—jobs for their benefit, not ours.

    • bluelove

      Capitalism is a good thing. It creates jobs. No president is perfect, but Reagan was a good one. Carter was stupid. He even GAVE AWAY the Panama canal!!! The few rich can not hold up the many poor. Capitalism is the way. Also, stop giving money to people!

  • Mean Granny

    Take a good look at Detroit if you want to see obama’s vision for America’s future. We HAVE to vote him out of office this fall if we want our nation to survive.

    • Lauren

      Mean Granny,
      Obama rescued General Motors and GM has already paid back its loan to the government – not bail out welfare that Wall Street bankers line their greedy pockets with. Obama made the correct decision and now the city is turning around. I understand that this is not what Republicans like to hear. Obama is a good president because he makes good decisions that yield good results!

      I cannot imagine your grandchildren are going to respect you too much.

      • carlcasino

        I cannot imagine which rock you have been living under for the past 50 years. GM has not fully paid back the bailout money. The city is turning around and around and around , that is called standing still. Just for grins Google Hirishoma 1945 and then 2012. Do the same for Detroit. If you have any functioning brain cells the picture will tell the truth.

        • Luke

          Patrick’s Rock?

      • Luke

        Not to mention how terrible GM is doing at the moment…
        Obama is a terrible President, and you are just plain ignorant if you can call him a good President considering the many deaths he has caused domestically and to our soldiers overseas (Mr. President, Hillary Clinton/aka “Killary”, Joe Biden, and communist allies), how he has added more financial issues to America than every single other President in American history combined, how he is turning America into the next secular Soviet Republic, making us even further dependent on China, even further devaluing the Dollar, decreasing our military strength, demoralizing our country (the destruction of DOMA and other terrible acts), and overall sabotaging every single thing almost every American (Oh, Mr. President also made so many people dependent on government handouts that not enough people pay taxes anymore, so no matter what the government does it will continue to sink in constantly increasing debt) works so hard to sustain.
        Obama is a TERRIBLE President, and how dare you say otherwise.

        • bluelove

          yes, and now obozo has given free rein to Iran to keep making their nuke power! Plus, he even gave them MONEY!!! Stupid, stupid, stupid.

      • bluelove

        You have got to be kidding! obozo is the worst president this country has ever had. He has broken constitutional laws. And no one can do anything about it, because the dems have control of the senate. You really need to open the horizon of your mind. obozo, is RUINING our country. obozocare is the last straw. grow up. obozo lies!! He is a LIAR!!!!!!

    • bluelove

      You are very right! And we must take back the senate, as well.

  • Irishfb18

    This article greatly offends me. I live in the city of detroit and not once have i come across “lawlesness.” nor would i ever describe this great city as a “hellhole.” i agree that Detroit has seen better times, but it is filled with people who want to make this city as great as it once was. Sure there are criminals within the city limits, but there are just as much as there are in Chicago or New York. The reason everyone thinks Detoroit is such a scary place is people like you, spreading this idea that detroit is a destroyed city fille with crime at every corner. Writing this article will neither stop our current economic situation in detroit nor the united states. Encourage the growth and development of our cities, not tear them down.

    P.S. Please visit the city for yourself and do more research before you trash it like you just did.

    • klaos

      So you’re offended by the article, but you aren’t offended about living in a city where half the people are functionally illiterate? Where half the men are unemployed? Where half of children are below the poverty line?

      • Frannie Fargo

        Klaos, so you believe the myth? Bet you have never even set one foot inside of the Detroit City Limits.

        Irishfb18 is right-on with the synopsis of the City of Detroit. If you have not been to Detroit in the last 2-3 years you will be stunned at the amount of GOOD CHANGE that has taken place. It used to be after business hours in Downtown Detroit the place was like a ghost town, now on any given day you can go downtown and start to see the new beginnings of a bustling city after traditional business hours.

        We are lucky because Detroit is an international port and border town. The automobile is not our only way of bringing in big money here. Detroit is doing a mega-turnaround, all for the better.

  • http://html Bonnie

    It is heartbreaking to see. I was born and raised in Detroit. It is devastating to see my old house(I was born in the back bedroom). Windows all broken, plumbing removed so run down it is. Barely recognizable. God help what was once a super great city.

  • Betterhave

    Greed prevailed, and still does, in Detroit___ on all sides. From the greed of the unions and their mafia buddies, to the greed of the corrupt public officials who sold out everyone but themselves, to the greed of the corporation heads who maneuvered constantly to protect their perks and benefits while clamoring about unreasonable union demands and all but executing the white collar workers who stood between them and the rank and file. Follow that path right on down to the gangs and drug lords who support a rich lifestyle with the proceeds gained from selling death and destruction to anyone willing to trade a few minutes of “feel good” for the harder work of facing reality, dealing with problems and working on solutions. Greedy people will follow and support anyone who claims to be able to deliver what they want, when they want it. Greedy people live in the here and now of instant gratification. They do not want to hear about ‘consequences”, they do not want to hear about “personal responsibility”, they just want what they want and they want it now. You can not point a finger in any direction,in Detroit or anywhere else today, without targeting a part of the problem. “We have met the enemy and he is us”. No truer words were ever written.

  • Biggy J

    This article is a GREAT example of propaganda. *****, I am born and raised in the Detroit area and I cannot believe something like this article can really exist until I read it. PLEAS DO NOT BELIEVE all of what is written in this article. If you would like the “whole” truth about the city, please read further. I grew up in the mid 80’s and there was the city government building, the county building, the ren center, and a juvenile justice building, and with the exception of Greektown, that IS IT for what was in the downtown area. Now there are ballparks, condos, high rises, lofts, a re-done eastern market area, an area created from downtown to Wayne Stat University called Midtown, and Three GORGEOUS and vibrant Casinos. The population has actually increased in downtown and midtown area from 30% – 40%. There is a vibrant riverwalk area as well. Several businesses have moved their headquarters to downtown- Compuware, Quiken Loans, Little Caesars / Olympia Entertainment. The crime statistics in the article are COMPLETELY FALSE. The City has actually had declines in violent crime over the past 5 years. There are neighborhoods like Palmer Woods that have million dollar homes, Sherwood Forrest, Indian Village, Boston / Edison district, Woodbridge, and Corktown (which has the #5 rated BBQ joint in the Country according to Food Network). This article begins with a picture of a broken up old house. See the cyclone fence up around it? If you were outside of that house you would see a sign on that fence that states it’s about to be renovated. A number of houses like that have been renovated in that particular area and sell for $450,000 once complete. We have our problems, don’t get me wrong. My piece is to balance out the absolutely REDICULOUS picture painted by the piece of propaganda posted here.
    So, please feel free to come to our city and see things for yourself. Or at least do more research on the web to get the truth.

  • Economics Teacher

    This page makes Detroit look & sound more akin to Beverly Hills CA than a ransacked dump.

    • Biggy J

      That’s because it is NOT a ransacked dump.

    • Frannie Fargo

      The article you mention is more realistic of Detroit that what the smut-mongers have been touting.

  • phillip

    The things is this is going to be happening to a lot of cities in the developed world. This is what we get when we allow banksters and their corrupt governments to implement a system of debt on us. I believe that this is being deliberately done so that these arseholes can control the masses. The war being fought at the moment is not terrorism, it is the war for control over people using money and resources. As Henry Kissinger said, you want to control continents, then control oil, if you want to control people, control food. A former U.S. President James Garfield said, whoever controls the supply of money is the master of all industry and commerce. Hope that gets more of us thinking!!!

  • Jeffrey of Troy

    How do you have an article on the 20 things destroying Detroit, and never mention RACE? Every city and every country that is majority Black, civilization is ruined. There are no exceptions.

    The temperate zone selected for qualities the tropics didn’t: intelligence, self-discipline, and long-term planning. There is no such thing as lying in the service of the Good.

    • Ookmon

      shut up you stupid cracker

      • Luke

        You sound like the stupid one here…
        People can’t be crackers. Crackers are food obtained from wheat/other grains.

        • Ookmon


      • bluelove

        We want peace. Can’t we ever get along? And cracker is a racist term.

        • Ookmon

          that was my point

    • Daniel

      I don’t think racism is the answer

  • DavidV

    WWII Vet Says Nobody Helped After He Was Carjacked

    “I was trying to go in … and see if somebody could call the police and an ambulance because I couldn’t stand. I had to crawl — I tried two or three times to get up,” Brantley said Saturday. He said he was on way home from Bible study when he stopped to put gas in his 2010 Chrysler 200, which he recently bought to replace another car that had been stolen.

    “People were passing me just like I wasn’t there. … I was crawling and they just walk by me like I’m not there,” he said.

  • Tomasz

    I lived in Detroit until 2007. I moved out in June 2007 after my high school graduation. I couldn’t stand the atmosphere there. Either it was leftist suburban flower-power-children who had “racist” on their lips or blacks, for who it was tolerant to call you “ass-licken’ crakka”..
    It was bad then then what is it now.

    I know plenty of young Polish-Americans who have moved out of Detroit. Though not only Detroit, New York and Chicago have also lost Polish-American populations to emigration back to Poland or to the UK.

    Somehow we have to make endspeace in this
    country where nothing is as it seems. Yeah, the majority of poor Poles today move to the UK as migrant workers, though no one understands why someone would move from the USA here, yet there’s so many of us in Poland.

    I sometimes dream of Detroit yet I look at photos of the neighbourhoods I lived in after my departure and see that the city has become even poorer.

    I wish all you disenfranchised people move out to Europe. Europeans have a more deregulated market than the USA yet economic free-enterprise is weak. By Europe I mean Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, England, Scotland, Scandinavia and eventually Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary. The Greeks and Italians have gone psycho but the rest of Europe is okay. Europe needs more white Christians. There is no “racism” here and the governments of Europe are closing the borders to Africans and Asians because as current Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated “Multiculturalism is a failed plan”.
    Chancellor is what the Germans call their chief executive. The President of Germany is more-or-less the House Chair.

  • roninfreedom

    And the people keep saying”The Soldiers are defending our Freedoms”.


    Watch Ike’s Military Industrial Complex Speech on Youtube.
    Smedley Darlington Butler’s Book”War is a Racket” you’ll find out the 2nd reason why Detroit is America’s.
    1#reason is Bailout of the ***************** Banksters.


    American’s are still declaring that”The Soldiers preserve our Freedoms”by fighting in Wars that we have no business being in.

    That’s why America is becoming exactly like Detroit!!!

  • asd

    look at the demographics.

  • AIK

    Don’t blame unions. The bonus, salary,severance and retirement packages for the executives account for why pensions cannot be funded for workers. why should one exec make 43 mil a year and pay workers $10 an hour. Also we need to bring back manufacturing jobs so a high school graduate can lead an honorable life. Everyone can’t get a Doctorate degree to function in life. The business leaders gutted the manufacturing base to chase quick profits. What a bunch of greedy B……!!!!

  • TAJ

    Thanks FDR!

  • JustJessie

    What some dont realize either is that the City of Detroit grew very quickly thanks Manufacturing jobs. The city is 143 square miles. By no means was it planned well.Most people that have never been to Detroit seem to think Detroit is only the Downtown area.Many of the houses in Detroit are up to 60-70 years old. Of course they will be crumbling and falling down. The People of Detroit have been fighting with the Mayor’s Office and the City Council for many many years to get the city to start tearing down the buildings,to no avail. Each new Mayor promises to clean up the blight but in the end its all talk.
    I was born and raised in Detroit. Graduated from Chadsey High School in 91. Same school my mother and all my Aunts and Uncles graduated from. Thanks to mismanagement Chadsey is now closed and to my knowledge, the city did not hesitate to demolish that building. Even then the streets were safe. Would I drive down there now for a burger at Telaways?? To stand inline behind some prostitute that just did her business out back in the alley?? NO!
    I found it disgusting that when the Super Bowl was here, they went all out to clean up the surrounding streets around Ford Field, covered up blight with banners and shuffled off all the homeless to temp shelters so they would not be seen on the streets by tourists.
    People began moving out of the Downtown area when they could no longer get the things they needed down there. Residents had to drive 10-20 miles to get groceries. There were no local grocery retailers downtown for decades until just recently. A few small grocers have opened stores Downtown, but have found it difficult to get some suppliers to deliver fresh goods to them.
    The first step in getting the City of Detroit back on track is to demolish every single abandoned residential home and business. Yes, its thousands, but it has to be done. Rezoning new commercial and residential areas. Build new parks and recreational areas. this will start bringing in business and create jobs. Who wants to come here and open business surrounded by blight? No one.
    Granholm brought the Film Industry to Michigan. Gave them a nice tax incentive and told citizens to go back to school and get re trained in the film industry. Some did. Only to have Snyder come along and nix everything and ran the film industry out of the state. Leaving many with new student loans and no future job in site.
    While Detroits City Council sits around on the butts all day everyday b@#ching and complaining about a possible Emergency Manager being appointed, they have done nothing to really come up with any plans on getting the city out of trouble.
    It really saddens me to see the city in the state its in from what it once used to be. The city where we stayed out late during the summer riding bikes and talking with neighbors.
    When it was actually safe to be out after dark.The city where you could walk to Stan’s Whip and Whirl for Ice Cream at 8 pm and u were safe. Where you could go down to Belle Isle all day and swim, picnic and go to the zoo. The city that hosted the Grand Prix. How the old Wonder Bread Factory off McGraw and Martin filled the neighborhood with the smell of fresh bread every morning. Where Michigan and Trumbell represented the American Dream. That is the Detroit I used to know.

    • Gary

      As I remember, Lyndon Johnson, in the wake of the death of JFK, had a time window in which he could get almost anything he wanted. He WANTED a restart of where FDR left off and he got it. Mega-billion dollar programs including “The Great Society”, “Model Cities Program” and “ending poverty in our time” (a number of smaller “programs lumped together).

      I also remember Detroit was selected as one of the key “Model Cities”. The ONLY cities selected (each receiving almost unlimited funds for years) were cities that were already socialist left leaning ALL Democratic cities.

      The “Model Cities” speech of the Detroit mayor at the time is on YouTube and should be heard by everyone who believes in the goodness of Big Government and Central Planning as well as the evil of true free enterprise.

      I read so much money flowed into Detroit over the years if the total sum had been divided up and given to each resident below the poverty line EVERY SINGLE PERSON could have afforded a nice middle class house, a nice car and, well, nice everything!

      BUT the money, as expected, lined the pockets of corrupt politicians and union construction bosses.

      Detroit is just the “canary in the coal mine”. EVERY major city that has dropped into decay and despair have been lead by far left liberal Democrats since WW2! EVERY SINGLE ONE!

      The few major cities that prospered somehow “dodged the bullet” following pro-growth small government free enterprise leaders.

      The only thing LBJ (a.k.a. FDR act II) “accomplished” for Detroit was to drive out more than half of the population and make it a ward of the federal government. Detroit is just the “poster child”. You’ll find this planned decay in hundreds of formerly vibrant US cities. Each is now dying at its own speed.

      Yes, there are “bright spots” in Detroit. Dig into the funding of each one and you’ll find “Obama Money” flowing in at the rate of at least $2 for every $1 of “new activity” that would quickly fall apart if dollars from DC were to stop.

      I do agree that people should stop picking on Detroit as if the citizens wanted their city to decay and that they are not as hard working (given the chance) as any other American.

      The old saying of “when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging” should have been followed 30 years ago when it became obvious LBJ had placed Detroit and many other cities on the proverbial “Highway to Hell”. But, no, the “answer” of Big Government/Central Planning/For the Greater Good types is always “if X billions didn’t work then we just didn’t spend enough!”.

      It’s now too late – not just for Detroit but for most of America. Liberalism with no restraint for generations has brought our country to the edge of a bottomless abyss that we will soon fall into. At least those of us past middle-age did enjoy the most prosperous time period the world has ever known.

      All good things come to an end. This includes the Great American Dream. Pessimistic? I wish. I’m just being realistic accepting what 60 years of continual mammoth mistakes have brought us.

      “The Road to Hell is Paved With Good Intentions”.

  • Mike Hurley

    30 plus years of liberal democratic leadership was a large part of this issue. Never can spend enough, or tax enough! This is the mindset that we have heading the country now! Pay attention America! As the liberals make government grow there is not enough of us taxpayers to pay their salaries.

  • HopeAndChange

    The sad truth is that America is a land of greed brought on by massive materialism. Noone dares mention it but I will. It’s also a land that has turned it’s back on the concept of God. I’m no Rick Santorum, but it doesn’t take a genius to see that the decline in the country seems to be lock-stepped with the decline in respect for God.

    Belief in God hurts noone (except victims of those zealous fools who choose to falsely interpret religion and act irrationally on their false pretenses). However, the disbelief in God and even worse, the criminalization of God, has in my opinion, brought on a world of immoral behavior, lust, greed and social disconnect that is resulting in horrible crimes against children, women and even men coast to coast.

    Another huge problem is that in it’s lust for power, politicians have created a society that is dependent on it’s handout, and thereby loyal to it. Problem is, we are nearing a precipice where the ability to give to the poor by taking from the hardworking will cause our demise.

    The ability to support a nation of takers at the expense of the few remaining creators is nearing it’s end.

    If anyone sees a path out of this downward spiral, please come forward. I can’t see how there’s any way. Politicians will continue to deceive….Takers will continue to demand their entitlements and government will continue to punish hard work and creativity and reward entitlement mentality.

    At this point, it appears that critical mass has been reached and there are not enough hardworking, responsible Americans left to out vote the damaging part of American society to bring about political salvation…so the decline into hell seems inevitable.


    • littlerascal

      we spend millions on space travel, but we have made no progress in 40 years on curing some cancers. We spent millions on foreign wars, then paid to restore their countries, yet our own bridges and interstates are a mess. We flooded American markets with cheap products from Asian countries, but never made them buy American. Our tv broadcasts do not teach morals. Our movies glorify the opposite. We make idols out of music stars, yet our elderly live in want. The called greenpeace a terrorist organization, in it’s beginning. Right now our grey whales and red wolves are in danger of going extinct. Yet there is a Mc Donalds on every corner. Can you even imagine what the government has spent on spying on average citizens? Chem trails, pollute our skies, and water quality, not to mention pesticides in our food, making sure cancer is at an all time high.
      This world is not the garden it was supposed to be. It could have been, but like you said sad. It is sad, and any thinking person, with an ounce of morality, knows it.

    • bluelove

      Yep, you hit the nail on the head! God, the one true God of the bible, is our only hope.

  • Rex

    AGENDA 21. AGENDA 21, ICLEI and the U.N. (GLOBAL GOVERNMENT)and also the CLUB of Rome (Rockefellers) wants there to be only 2 classes of people, the super-rich GLOBAL ELITES and everyone else will be microchipped slaves in a Global, Cashless monetary system.

    The GLOBAL ELITES and Global Government also wants massive DEPOPULATION. For example, there is an American Stonehenge, (GEORGIA GUIDESTONES, ELBERTON, GEORGIA, USA). One of those stones says (“Humanity must be maintained under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature”).

    The movie, the HUNGER GAMES seems to follow the AGENDA 21 scheme pretty closely.

  • Cal

    Detroit is dead because of blacks (most not all) and unions (you look up who runs unions). After several years of my own research, including interviews with the 40’s generation, this is my conclusion.

    • SSGWiLL

      You might have to go back further than that, and by that I mean the late 1800 during reconstruction. During the reconstruction period whites didn’t want blacks to have the same rights as them and for the most part sabotaged the process. This in turn set African Americans back decades and again at the turn of the century. So for you to blame blacks demonstrates your lack of education; additionally, going back to school post grade school that is and educating one’s self makes for a better informed citizen. You’re welcome anytime you need a history lesson I’m here.

      • bluelove

        Why do blacks hate whites so much? And not all the whites,didnt want blacks to have the same rights as whites.

  • Tien Nhan

    The government plans to keep cities deteriorating, keeping our children uneducated, and keeping our marines overseas. These factors will lead to them destroying our social life, until we beg the government who caused us all our trouble, to step in and decide what will be done and what should be done with our lives. A people without control of their currency has little control over their futures.

  • Lorraine CyrLongmire

    I live in Canada and reading this is scary. I believe capitalism has brought this all on, people are greedy and ignorant. The money system obviously isn`t working. Its not just in the U.S, this can happen anywhere. We need to get back to the simple ways of living and retrain our minds to believe that we don`t need all that material junk. Just a roof over your head, a garden and your family.

  • Luke

    Nobody would riot and do such terrible things if God was taught, if the Bible was taught. People would know not to steal, not to murder, not to rape, not to do these terrible things… If we teach our kids God now, if we teach them Christianity now, the collapse of America will not be as chaotic as this article predicts, if we just teach God, the Bible, and the good morals that come from the Bible.

  • TJ

    Detroit is a reminder of our inability as Americans to take personal accountability for our actions. As a Naval Officer and combat veteran, I was always trained to maintain the highest ethics and live by a code. We were taught that serving our great country with honor, courage and commitment was a privilege. I’m ashamed to see what we have become as our infrastructure is destroyed from within by our own.

  • bluelove

    I believe that as soon as the conservatives get back in power, things will turn around.obozo, and his demented cronies have broken the law more than once. They want to do away with the constitution.And of course we need prayer. Lots of prayer! I fear for my granddaughter. God help us.

  • American Patriot

    The American people have gotten too fat, lazy, soft, weak, ignorant, and complacent. We’re a civilization with only one purpose…money. If Americans spent as much time educating ourselves and helping each other as we do trying to get rich the overall quality of life would improve for both us and future generations. All we do now is eat fast food made of who knows what they put in food nowadays, complain about our government on Facebook, and hope someone else will fix the problems while we watch American idol or whatever other mindless garbage that’s being forced down our throats. Im just saying that if we want change, it’ll have to start with changing ourselves…that’s the real issue.

  • American Patriot

    Well said sir.

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