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Police: “Enter Detroit At Your Own Risk”

If you plan on visiting Detroit any time soon, the police have a message for you: "Enter Detroit at your own risk".  That ominous message was actually emblazoned across the top of a flyer that the Detroit Police Officer Association was passing out prior to a rally on Saturday.  The flyer pointed out that Detroit is the most violent city in the nation and that more homicides are committed in Detroit than anywhere else.  Meanwhile, the number of police officers in Detroit has been steadily decreasing.  There are more murders in Detroit today than there were a decade ago, but the number of police officers in the city has decreased by about 1,000 over that time period.  The remaining police officers are overworked and incredibly frustrated.  But Detroit is far from alone.  All over the nation there are major cities that are reporting a spike in crime even as police budgets are being slashed.  Sadly, this is just the beginning.  As the economy gets even worse, budget cuts will become even more severe and crime will become an even bigger problem.

In many areas of the country, police have become little more than report takers.  If you report a crime that is not considered "high priority", you will be lucky to get an officer to come out a few hours later to fill out a report.

In cities such as Detroit, criminals are becoming much bolder and are openly mocking the police.  For example, according to a recent WND article, one gang has literally taken over a convenience store in Detroit and the police literally seem powerless to do anything about it....

Even the old-timers in Detroit never have seen anything like this: A mob of 40 black people moved into a convenience store and will not leave.

They say they now own it. They eat. Smoke. Cuss. Threaten. Spit. Rob. Sell drugs. All on video.

Police, ministers, neighbors, the store owner and just about everyone else seems powerless to stop them.

“It’s a Bad Crew gas station,” said one of the mob to the local Fox affiliate. “If you don’t know what that is, I can’t even tell you.”

The owner calls police, but nothing happens. The police “come here and then they leave. Two minutes later they (the mob) are back.”

What in the world has happened to Detroit?

Once upon a time it was one of the greatest cities in the entire world.

Now it has become a war zone.

As I wrote about a while back, justifiable homicide in the city of Detroit rose by 79 percent in 2011, and the rate of self-defense killings in Detroit is now about 2200 percent above the national average.

But like I said, Detroit is far from alone.

In some ways, what is happening in Chicago is even more frightening.

Many areas of Chicago have essentially been completely taken over by the gangs.  Violent crime has dramatically increased in Chicago so far this year, and nobody seems to know what to do about it.

A USA Today article from last week entitled "Murders in Chicago: What can stop the bloodbath?" painted a very grim picture about what is going on in the city right now....

Driven by gangs, drugs and guns, the bloodshed in President Obama's adopted hometown has resulted in a body count that exceeds the 312 murders this year in New York and 212 in Los Angeles, cities with populations dwarfing that of the Windy City. The toll here is up 25% from 2011: 391 through Sept. 23.

CBS News reporter Walter Jacobson recently sat down with some young gang members in Chicago and asked them some direct questions.  Many of the answers that he got to those questions were quite frightening....

“There’s no solution to the violence,” one gang member tells him. “Killing, killing is the solution.”

When Jacobson asked them how they survive, the following was one of the responses that he received....

"Rob, steal and kill. That’s the only way. We didn’t grow up in Beverly Hills. We don’t get it handed to us"

But what are the police supposed to do about it?

As I noted in another article, there are approximately 200 police officers assigned to Chicago's Gang Enforcement Unit to deal with an estimated 100,000 gang members.

How would you like to be outnumbered 500 to 1?

And the number of gang members in Chicago grows with each passing day.

The violence in Chicago has gotten so bad that it is making headlines all over the globe.  For example, the following is a brief excerpt from an article about the violence in Chicago that appeared in the Telegraph....

"This is a block-to-block war here, a different dynasty on every street," said a dreadlocked young man heavily inked in gang tattoos who calls himself "Killer".

"All the black brothers just want to get rich, but we got no jobs and no hope. We want the violence to stop but you ain't safe if you ain't got your pistol with you. Too many friends, too many men are being killed. We don't even cry at funerals no -more. Nobody expects to live past 21 here."

When young people lose all hope for a better future they become very desperate.

And very desperate people are capable of just about anything.

Sadly, this is just the beginning.

The other day we learned that the number of Americans on food stamps has hit another brand new record high.

Nearly 47 million Americans are on food stamps at this point, and overall more than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government.

But what happens someday if the federal government is forced to cut back significantly on those programs or if food prices increase so much that people can't buy nearly enough food to eat with their food stamps?

When people get really hungry they will do some crazy things.

But the mayor of Costa Mesa, California says that he has an answer to this problem.  He has proposed reducing the homeless population of Costa Mesa by putting all soup kitchens in the city out of business....

The mayor of Costa Mesa proposed to get rid of soup kitchens to deal with the area’s homeless problem at a city council meeting on Tuesday.

“My belief is that if we manage to put the soup kitchen out of business that will go a long way to addressing the attractiveness in our city that’s creating a huge negative impact,” Eric Bever said.

Unfortunately, we are going to see a lot more of this kind of thing in the years ahead.  The number of people that are really hurting is going to continue to increase, and the efforts to remove them from "respectable" areas is going to become more forceful.

Already we have seen feeding the homeless being banned in major cities all over the country.

But no rules, regulations or laws are going to be able to prevent what is coming in the years ahead.  I believe that eventually we are going to see "flash mobs" of poor Americans storm into wealthy neighborhoods and take whatever they want.

Those doing the looting will justify it by saying that they are just taking from the rich and giving to the poor like "'Robin Hood" did, but most other Americans will see it as more evidence that society is breaking down.

And without a doubt our society is starting to break down.  What we are seeing in Detroit and Chicago right now is just the tip of the iceberg.

Things are going to become much, much worse.

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  • Rodster

    I take it you got my email. :)

  • Bob

    Detroit is very bad. I remember going through the city on my way to Windsor, Ontario and windows were busted out, homeless were wondering the streets, and thugs selling drugs on every corner. I was lucky I got out of there alive.

  • stevef

    The NRA should do a major PR campaign linking to this essay. Put “flash mobs” in caps.

  • http://www.palmettoprotectionproducts.com prepguy

    Detroit has been through hard times but they are a tough, resilient city. They will survive this.

    • nowwthen

      Detroit WAS a tough resilient city. But — just like the rest of the country only to a larger degree — Detroit is full of people who bear little resemblance to those truly tough people who made us the most proud and prosperous country the world had ever known. Unfortunately, tough these days is better defined by the ability to defend your gang turf than the ability to keep your nose to the grindstone in order to better your family, your situation and society as a whole. Of course, there are exceptions. Policing some of those neighborhoods is proof that there are still plenty of tough people in places like Detroit.

      • Bonus Gift

        Quoting a brief yet insightful statement that gets to the root of the politically incorrect matter:

        “90%+ white = ‘Paris of the West’
        90%+ black = Mogadishu of the West”.

        Why can’t we be adults and discuss that this has little to do with the political affiliation of the major of Detroit or the amount of money thrown at the parasites now living there? It is not coincidental that Los Angeles looks more and more like Mexico, or Chicago more and more like Mogadishu (I meant the new Detroit).

    • Mondobeyondo

      Perhaps you’ve been listening to too many of those Eminem TV commercials for Chrysler. Or maybe it was Clint “Empty Chair” Eastwood.

  • AngryWhiteGoy

    One solution is to start a state bank like North Dakota. They’re the only state in the union that is running a surplus because they’re not under the thumb of the Federal Reserve system.

    But they won’t do it.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      “They’re the only state in the union that is running a surplus because they’re not under the thumb of the Federal Reserve system. ”

      Huh? They somehow dont use the US Federal Reserve Note dollar?

    • http://- folloangry

      angrywhite is right

  • K

    As I have said before, find a way to get out of the cities. Those of you who have jobs, that keep you there. You better have plan A,B,C,and D for getting out fast. The feds did not turn several thousand Marines into military cops for no reason. They are not giving local cops, armored vehicles for no reason. Finally, they did not buy 1,500,000,000 rounds of ammo, for no reason.

    • GiantM

      Can I buy you a megaphone!

  • Barn cat

    Detroit has been a Democrat run city for decades. Democrats always drive out businesses with high taxes and overpay the unions. Detroit can’t afford to pay police what they’re paying them. Michigan should call out the state National Guard to establish order in Detroit.

    • 007

      Sound like Detroit is getting exactly what they voted for. I have no pity for them. The idiots are going to vote for the same corrupt democrats that created this he’ll hole. Detroit you made your bed, now lie in it.

    • Deborah

      Barn Cat that is ridiculous. It has nothing to do with political party. Furthermore, the National Guard has to be paid too. Don’t the Detroit Police deserve every dime they earn?? I cannot believe someone is actually thinking this way. Scary.

      • Gary2

        barn cat is the typical low information conservative. What did you expect, some critical thinking?

    • Paul

      You really think this is all as simplistic as partisan-politics-as-usual? Open your eyes you clown. This is way bigger than which blow-wave stands in front of the teleprompter.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      007, Deborah, Paul = Larry, Moe and Curly.

      It’s always astounding to me when Democrats deny involvement when they reap the effects of their policies. It’s simlpe cause and effect. Look at ALLLLL of the cities and states that have been run by democrats for decades. All sewers and or broke – each and every one.

  • linda

    Yeah well, what did everyone think was gonna happen? When the voters of Detroit fell for the idea that taxes are evil, and decided to ok the cuts in their police so they could save a few bucks a year, a reasonably articulate 8-year old could have told them what was coming next.
    Unfortunately, the people who end up suffering most are the ones who had the least to do with it, and can do the least about it.

    You can’t fix ‘stupid’.

    • nowwthen

      Linda,
      I know you mean well but how many taxpayers do you think are left in that burned out war zone called Detroit? Who is left to tax? Where are the taxpayers who used to reside there? Why did they leave? How much property tax can be levied on empty residences? Protecting your family and self preservation are powerful motivators for fleeing an environment that idolizes the culture expressed here:

      http://instagram.com/p/QYGWYpP9Pd/

      • linda

        No, not too many left in Detroit to tax. And a perfect example of the successful application of ‘divide and conquer’. They don’t have to destroy the poor and middle class…they’ve found a way to get them to kill each other off.
        I’ll betcha all those big investors and bond holders made out ok though.

      • Gary2

        Detroit is like it is due to scum like mittens bain crapatal and their loading business up with debt and closing the business down.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        No, she doesn’t mean well. Liberals are liars first. Her whole thought process of the detroit mess stopped at what her lieberal masters told her – ‘taxes are evil’. She’d NEVER allow her mind to wander into the territory that cops deserve 80-100% salaries in retirement after contributing a few percent or that cops SHOULD be making in excess of 100K a year.

        Nah. Her limited thought processes told her that an entitlement minded, gang infested ghetto with SKY high murder rate is the fault of some schmuck that wanted to be taxed less and not have to bow to the damned govt when they wanna replace a water heater.

        Like they say, Conservative believe Govt is the problem and lieberals believe America is the problem.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          that should’ve read ‘SHOULD cops be making’

    • GiantM

      Detroit is a just microcosmic example of what will happen to the entire nation[and FAST] if Obama is re-elected.

      That’s why they are getting the military ready and tanks in place.

      Somehow I think Obama knows he’s going to win regardless of the election results.

  • Sean

    If the owner wants the baby bonobos to leave his store why does’nt he play classical music?
    If he piped out classical music it would send them away. He may have to replace some speakers due to the occasional “chimp out”, however they would eventaully stay away.
    Culture or anything near it is like kryptonite to them….nawm sayin dawg?

    • Kalvin Jefferson

      What a disgraceful,racist piece of ish you are.Got straight to hell in a hand basket!

      • JimmieD

        Truth hurts, doesn’t it?

    • Wondering

      I hate to say this, but “people” of this kind of ilk, i.e. “baby bonobos” and the low-class city scum of the sort, should probably disappear. It would to the rest of the world a great service if they were to to just never exist, period.

      This is the time when I start wondering about all the anti-abortion people. See, I also believe that all life should be valued, but I’m not sure if I view thugs of this caliber as worthy of even being called human, and this is when I wonder if such beings would have been better off never being born. Perhaps this sounds callous, but these are the same sociopathic kids who would do something terrible to any of us, especially if we are not of their ethnicity — for no reason at all other than we are not like them.

      It is a fact that they would kill any of us, just because they hate everyone who isn’t the same as they as they are. I wonder what a pro-lifers viewpoint would be on this if, say, their own child was murdered by one of these thugs.

      Just doing some free-thinking. I am not in favour of abortion, but, having worked with subhuman sociopaths in my past, I know what kind of monsters these are.

      You can’t be a bleeding heart all the time in the real world.

      • uncle bill

        So it escapes your attention that while they are supposedly waiting for someone white to show up to be killed for being white according to you, IN FACT they are killing each other and you hear the same that they dont bother crying at funerals, they rarely make it past 21, because they mostly shoot each other.
        Should they get a degree and take on a huge debt and still no job aftrward?
        Should they get any job they can as they often do, but still be shot in a driveby at mcdonalds or walking home? That happens too.

    • jfm

      Sean, whens your next klan rally?

      • uncle bill

        haha, made me laugh!

  • DaytoDay

    Yes, except, unlike Robin Hood, they are stealing for themselves… And better yet, stealing from the poor…

    The country is in the toilet… How many counties have went bankrupt in two years?

    We lead the world in all things bad… Obesity, prison population, drug use, depression, laziness, gang violence, on and on…

    Civil unrest is but another nail in the coffin…

    Who is honestly shocked or surprised by any of this?

    Poor people, with no future, no money and no parenting, driven by peer-pressure and social programming, while living in a corrupt, godless country, is bound to make one heck of a story…

    Good article Michael

  • paul

    Here is the obvious solution: give everyone in Detroit a gun with ammunition, and introduce the death penalty.
    What? You already have the death penalty and everybody already has more guns than books?

    Neither seems to work then, or does it?

    • Nick

      That’s because they aren’t reading the good book that reads, “Thou shalt not murder” and “Love thy neighbor.”

  • Timo45

    People better start working together to remove these politicians or they better start moving out of the country because its only going to get much much worst. Are these the last days the bible is talking about.

    • Tim

      “Are these the last days the bible is talking about.”

      I believe so. Are you prepared?

      “Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” (Acts 2:37-39)

      • Tyler

        The united nations will soon make a move to get rid of all religion….and the majority of people the world over will comply……shortly after that they will announce that there is “peace and security” the world over…but they will be wrong….watch and see.

    • Rodster

      I’m not a Bible thumper and i’d have to say yes.

      • Nick

        I am a Bible believer and I would have to say yes, too. Eternity in the wrong place is not an option for those who repent for their iniquities.

    • annie

      Yes, the very end of the last days….

    • Ian

      You know….this whole end of the days thing seems to be just an American phenomenon. Do yourself a favor and travel the rest of the world and ask someone about the last days and they will look at you like you are nuts. A large portion of the world is doing just fine. The world is not ending soon and we are not all going to die.
      Mark my words, in a couple of year, this website will be obsolete and the world economy will be moving at full steam.

      It happens. It is called an economic cycle. Study history. Education helps tremendously.

      i am really suspecting that the whole economic collapse thing is nothing more than a manufactured crisis to discredit the current administration brought to you by the same criminals that started an illegal war in Iraq and the same criminals who toppled the world trade center.

      Please stop believing the lies of scarcity and collapse. They are false, and you are being lead into a false belief system that tells you that there is not enough for us all. The spirit of the Antichrist is the spirit that tells you there is not enough and to stockpile things for yourselves and to load up on guns and ammunition and to have no regard for your fellow human beings..

      If you do these things, then you have already fallen for the system of the beast.

      • DaytoDay

        “A large portion of the world is doing just fine.”

        Yes, that’s why 3 BILLION people (Half the world population) is living in dire poverty…

        • Ian

          3 billion people are living in poverty because of the illusion of scarcity and the fact that everything is for profit. Take away profit and replace with need, and the world has more than enough.

      • GSOB

        Ian

        I wonder if you know how to add?
        America is the world power but
        America is 16T in debt.

        Earth to Ian… earth to Ian…
        Woes in Syira, Afghanistan, Greece, Italy and Spain, Vietnam, Korea Germany, and Iran. Nato may attack Syria. Sharia law taking hold in the US, upheld over our constitution
        We are a nation still at war.

        We have taxmageddon around the corner in 2013.
        The amount of federal employees will continue to increase to
        implement the full orbed OBAMA care in 2014.

        Your forcast of the future is more like sticking your head in the sand.
        And we kill over a million babies a year through a medical procedure called abortion, where a human being is actually murdered.

        The real tragedy here with you is that good men don’t do anything baout it. What do you stand if not willful ignorance?

        You hear and see and know all these things and just gaff it off as it it doesn’t add up to anything, for you or anyone else. You either are so scared and are in denial of what’s coming or you really are a Godless person.

        • uncle bill

          but but but but, the recovery is just a little slowere than expected, the good news is the US has finally found bottom (again) and the jobless figure is down under 8% LMAO

        • Ian

          Again, everything you just mentioned can be traced to the illusion of scarcity.

    • Earl

      I believe we are getting close. This country has watched violence, thievery and murder happen all over the world and just stood by and/or aided, profiting with our army on all continents and many countries. Sending jobs overseas and now it is rotting our country from the inside out. As Cornel West brilliantly put it, “Has not every major empire pursued quixotic dreams of global domination-of shaping the world in its image and for its interest-that resulted in internal decay and doom?”

  • http://lnx-bsp.net/ Tel

    They can very easily solve this problem, by just re-prioritizing the resources that they do have.

    When some family are behind on their mortgage and the police are sent around to evict that family and throw them out on the street… well that can go to the bottom of the pile after we get through all the homicide investigations.

    Where normally they would send a SWAT team over to beat the living daylights out of someone seen smoking a joint, now they can say, “We are a bit busy right now, let the guy enjoy a smoke, he doesn’t have much else to look forward to, we are focussing our attention on grand theft auto, and more serious crimes.”

    When they get called out to a school so they can arrest a 6 year old having a tantrum, they say to the teacher, “It’s your job to deal with kids, we are patrolling the streets to keep them safe.”

    Amazing what you can achieve with sensible priorities.

    • jfm

      Excellent Comment.

  • JR

    “Rob, steal and kill. That’s the only way. We didn’t grow up in Beverly Hills. We don’t get it handed to us”

    You mean, the LEFTIST home of all the Hollywierders? Here’s an idea: Why don’t all those Learjet leftists open up just ONE room in their zillion room mansions to kids like this?

    Wait! I forgot. They are all leftist HYPOCRITES

    • http://www.urbandictionary.com Viral Meme

      U mad bro?

  • RainyDay

    Sounds like multiculturalism has reared it’s ugly head. And in all honesty it’s also due to the thug guns-and-drugs culture that is thrust upon minorities through tv and music. They are products of their environment. Rap music is some of the most self-destructing music around. It’s very sad what’s happening. These thugs say they weren’t born in beverly hills and nothing is handed to them? Well uh yeah, that’s why you do what you can working at a job or 2 jobs, even if it’s at McDonalds to make your living. They must think theyre too good for a a job like that. Jay-z wouldnt think it was cool to work at McDonalds so why would they? These minorities in inner cities sure have massive entitlement attitudes. They want everyone else’s stuffed for free and they will take a human life to get it. How sickening!

    • Rhynn

      I thought this sort of BS went out with blaming Dungeons and Dragons for devil worship. Please feel free to shut up at any time about things you just don’t get.

      Rap music. Yes. Telling the stories of the world around one that people like yourself stuff your heads in the ground to avoid hearing is definitely more destructive than a bunch of long haired emo fruit loops screaming about drug fueled romps in the back of tour buses with girls who are only 18 if you’re on peyote, closing your eyes and rounding up. Or are we still calling that sort of music “classic” and “as American as apple pie and the Corvette”?

      Congrats though on your craftsmanship. A finer straw man I may never see.

    • Nick

      Hollywood glorifies this evil thug elevating culture of brutality and smut.

    • Wondering

      They blame the “whites” for everything. When I worked with people who had drug and mental issues, they used to accuse everyone of being racist, even people who were of their own ethnicity. It’s absolutely ridiculous and white people shouldn’t tolerate it. The people who usually target others for “racism” are either black or hispanic. They target both whites and Asians for the most part. I am part hispanic and speak Spanish and one of the hispanics even tried targeting me until I confronted her and said “I guess you did not know I am hispanic,” That shut her up quick.

      Honestly, these kids are taught from day one how to manipulate everyone just because they have a drop of black or hispanic blood. Even the kids who were not even hispanic but mostly Greek or something else use the excuse of being 1/16 hispanic to target employees and accuse them of racism.

      I’m SO very tired of this whole race card thing in the USA and I do not think Obama has helped at all, in fact, he’s probably escalated the entire issue.

      As for Jay-Z, his videos, along with others, are full of demonic and Illuminati symbolism, and they are working to indoctrinate these kids into the New World Order.

      • Wondering

        Oh, and by the way, since when did “hispanic” become a race? It’s not a race. And being Mexican or Puerto Rican isn’t a race either.

    • S. Wiseman

      Part of the blame goes to government “schooling” where children are taught how NOT to provide for yourself, how not to work for yourself because the gubmint will arrest you), how NOT to think for yourself, how to vote to pass laws so you can get whatever you want, how to deny yourself the right to use basic common sense (like going to the bathroom when needed and eating when hungry), how to rat each other out, and how to love yourself because you are just SO important. Just sit back, shut up and let your leaders and teachers in “authority” make all the decisions.

      Everyone is pissed but no one wants to address the source of the problem, the big 6 trillion dollar elephant in the room… governments of men is the root cause. Don’t matter who is in office. Even if every man and woman of voting age actually voted, even if every working adult gave their entire paycheck in taxes, the same problems would exist – wars, murder, drug abuse, poverty, gang violence, hunger, disease, greed. History is rife with examples proving this to be true. Centralization does not work. If it did the Roman Empire would still stand. Nope. The former USSR, the Weimar Republic, Argentina, Babylon, Egypt, ancient Israel, all fallen. The only solution that has ever benefited humankind is PERSONAL SACRIFICE.

  • T-Bone

    Let’s make a state where all the people that are uncivilized can go kill each other and live like animals. I can see why they have set up fema camps like jails.

  • Kevin2

    The cause is, “It’s the economy stupid”. The root cause is industrial evisceration complements of two decades of Free Trade agreements with slave labor nations.

    “Detroit has been through hard times but they are a tough, resilient city. They will survive this.”

    Camden NJ an arm pit of a city if there ever was one experienced the industrial decline 50 years ago. Resilient or not without gainful employment down you go. These places are stage sets for the series, “Life After People”.

  • Chestertonian

    Detroit, and, I believe, all the most dangerous cities in America, are heavily black. It may not be politically expedient to point this out, but it is the truth, and black people themselves know this. They often try to move to a more white-dominant area to benefit from the relative orderliness and peace of those areas. I wish a black leader would arise who would frankly and honestly recognize this reality, and try to grapple with the spiritual roots of this characteristic of black people–to produce lawlessness and violence when they concentrate in large numbers. Rather than deny the reality, as liberals and black politicians do, or to ascribe it to an unchangeable evil essence of blacks as racists do, let us try to understand this weakness of black populations in order to find a long-term cure. My theory is that there was no long-lasting Christian civilization among black people, unlike the long ages of Christendom in Europe. The conversion of black people to Christ was recent and incomplete, and constantly disrupted by anti-Christ forces, including the profiteering of some white people.
    But there is undoubtedly a major flaw in the character of black people as a whole today which causes their societies to become grossly dysfunctional. Yet, the Christian must acknowledge that they are men created “in the image and likeness of God.” There must be a spiritual solution, but it will involve suffering, Faith, self-sacrifice, intense devotion, martyrdom, and who knows what else. It will never be achieved by demanding that non-black people subscribe to the myth that there is currently no difference in criminality between blacks and non-blacks.

    • RainyDay

      My grandma said that in the 1950′s the black neighborhoods were not like what we see now. There has been an agenda by the elite for minorities to behave this way. I’m not so ignorant to think every person belonging to a minority is like this. I have very kind, considerate and caring friends who are minorities. They realize this too.

    • Gary2

      one simply needs to look at Africa to see how messed up and an utter failure it is. Maybe excepting South Africa

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        RACIST!

    • paul

      It was the whites that brought the blacks to your country in the first place.
      It is the whites that do not think before their actions.

      Would you give a job to a black if he asked for it?

    • Rhynn

      Hey Chestertonian? Here’s all I want to know from you.

      Why is it that you can make statements like that all day long, and others of your ilk like that GOP clown in Arkansas can write a book claiming slavery is the best thing that ever happened to Blacks but they just don’t know it yet, and anyone who wants to kick your teeth in as a result is “playing a race card” according to White America. Yet if anything even remotely similar to your statements is said about the Jews and the Holocaust, those same Americans want to launch missiles at the speakers?

      What a bunch of frauds. You’ll have supporters crawl out any minute talking about defending to the death your right to dribble the tripe you just dribbled because you have a right to free speech. Yet they want to bomb some other country because that country’s leader made statements about another country that Americans seem to feel they owe. How exactly does that work?

      Oh that’s right. The same yokels claiming they want their country back from foreign interlopers are so duped by their leaders that they’re falling over each other to go die for foreigners in far away wars while finding ways to alienate and belittle their own countrymen in their own neighborhoods over skin color. How exactly does it feel to sell out your own principles in public like that with so little goading from headquarters? With naught but a few lies and some racial baiting? It must really suck to have found out that White is the new Black to the people who only give a damn about green. And to be 12th on the team last to know that you were assed out? Wow.

      Pathetic. And to claim the reason one becomes warlike is because of the absence of exposure to “pacifists” like Christians? LOL.

      And, sorry to have to break this to you, but attempting to talk about people as if you are talking about brainless amoeba makes you sound weak and fearful. Unable to deal without a manufactured reality that you can examine from the safety of your faux microscope. Nothing about it smacks of true superiority. Return that Dummies book. Get your money back.

      • Chestertonian

        Facts are facts. There’s much more crime in neighborhoods and in countries that are black-dominated.

    • http://www.urbandictionary.com Viral Meme

      It’s really pretty simple. As Adam Carolla has pointed out time and time again, it’s the disintegration of the black family unit, specifically the absence of fathers. An entire generation of black men has grown up with no father, and no idea of what it means to truly be a man. They are a generation of “Lost Boys”.

    • Gay Veteran

      where’s your hood?

      “It will never be achieved by demanding that non-black people subscribe to the myth that there is currently no difference in criminality between blacks and non-blacks.”

      really? drug use is the same yet more Blacks go to jail for committing the same crime

    • Mimi

      He has a very valid argument. Just saying.

  • JR

    What in the world has happened to Detroit?

    I’ll tell you what. It’s called the “Model Cities Program,” and Detroit was the first city to adopt this socialist snake oil under corrupt Mayor Coleman Young. And the rest, as they say, is “socialist” history

    • jfm

      Um actually it was Mayor Jerome Cavanaugh who had the Model Cities program. You need to read a history book and stop spending so much time at klan, i mean tea party rallies.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        Yea, talk about needing to read a book or something. Other than the Klan being a wholely owned subsidiary of the Democrat Party, find me the evidence of tea party racism.

        Not the idiot congressman marching thru a T.P. crowd claiming they were all spitting on him and calling him a n*****, with no actual video evidence despite the leftists with him having cameras.

        No, the actual racism. And for every 1 you find, I’ll post you a dozen from YOUR Occupy Wall Street. I wont hold my breath because you have no evidence.

  • Europe1

    Hi, I’m from Europe. I want buy a house in Detroit. Possible?

    • Chris

      Good luck. My friend and I thought about buying a few of those Detroit $200 houses for the lulz. Only two problems: You have to bring them up to code within like 2 months (Thousands of dollars) and the property taxes in Detroit are outlandish (Thousands more dollars). Not to mention you would never get to see it. Well, at least you wouldn’t try if you valued your life X-D

    • GSOB

      Europe1

      If you come to America illegally, the Fed will probably assit you in getting one.

  • McKinley Morganfield

    What is happening in Detroit and elsewhere is the consequences of the cradle to grave welfare state that started with LBJ’s Great Society. The welfare state has destroyed the family by making marriage and fatherhood obsolete. It has created 3-4 generations of unmarried teenage mothers lacking education and motivation. It has destroyed a sense of self-reliance and created a sub-culture that views education and hard work as something for suckers. We are reaping what we have sowed.

    • Gay Veteran

      more like the result of shipping MILLIONS of American jobs overseas

    • Randome-11

      Nope, it is not because of a lack of family. Plenty of two-parent families actually encourages their childrens to comitte crime and becomes aggressive, even violent themselves at teachers and police if, IF their disgusting spawns are punished for their misdeeds.

      Beside, perhapse too many believed in caring, looking after for their families but not for their compatriots, communities and nations at large and that was enough to be good.
      Well, that doesn´t work so well when the hungry butchers comes for them and their loved ones.

    • http://endzone.weebly.com Craig

      Well, the blacks have reaped what they have sowed. But they are going to keep blaming whitey as long as they possibly can

  • Tatiana Covington

    Let them have all the free food and drink they want, but spiked with sterilizing agents derived from the new GMOs. Then their birth rates will promptly fall to nil. That will finally solve the problem!

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      You sound like a Margaret Sanger Eugenicist you dope.

    • uncle bill

      Ridiculous, you yourself are already eating all the GM poison if u r in USA. Gain much weight over there?

  • eric taylor

    I can tell none of you are from detroit, the city has problems that are systemic and complicated, democrat or republican is not a real useful way of looking at it. The most useful way of looking at detroit’s problems is a racial one, what happened is that white flight meant that people took their toys and left the city, so while bloomfield hills (where Mitt was raised) is just a few miles from downtown detroit and is one of the whitest and richest places in the nation, detroit is poor and black. This is not to say that black people caused poverty that’s ridiculous, what happened is that as whites (and economically well off blacks) fled the city, they took economic prosperity with them and all that is left are people deep enough in poverty that it is difficult to escape.

    It’s a combination of racial and economic problems, and of course a story of the fall of american automobile dominance.

    Now go blame the democrats again. Or blame taxes. I’m not sure how anyone can fix detroit because you can’t defy the sorts of structural changes that happened there, any more than you can wave a magic wand and make Venice the economic capital or the world like it was 500 years ago.

    It would be nice if someday the city was safe enough for tourism, I’d like that.

    • Kevin2

      eric taylor

      “they took economic prosperity with them”

      They fled because there are no jobs that pay enough in sufficient volume for them to stay. They follow relative prosperity to whatever it goes. They don’t create it. Fleeing the city was an effect not a cause.

    • Rocky Bleier

      Eric, Why did the whites leave Detroit? You say the problem is a racial one. Could it have been the 1967 riot? The people who left were smart to do so. They saw the ugly future.

    • DiscouragedOne

      Nice leftist spin there, since when is 35 miles “a few miles”? Bloomfield Hills is NOT a few miles from Detroit, add 30 plus to that and try looking at a map.

      You forget about the extremely violent race riots in the 40s (or maybe you just don’t know anything about Detroit except what you see now and hear from bitter people). The riots were the start of “white flight”, maybe because they didn’t want to be pulled out of their car in the middle of Woodward Ave., beaten within an inch of their life, and hung from a lamp post to finish the job (yes, that actually happened)?

      Then there was 1967 riot (not really a race riot, but enough to motivate more to move regardless of race if they had the money). You pushed anybody who could afford to leave out, and now you are angry because you got what you asked for.

      You wanted the place to yourself, you have it, and it has become partly what you made it, and partly what Socialism made it. Socialism has not turned out to be so great, has it?

      I sincerely wish you luck, you will need it.

  • Rikki

    Detroit is just like New Orleans after Katrina…there were NO marches for JOBS….Sharptom Jackson Waters were all AWOL…so who fixed up NO??

    Why Illegals of course they estimated 15-20,0000 and why did they advertise here in NYC for all types of fast food and retail help…Must speak Spanish??? They were paying $12 hr to start…and some even offered low cost Fema trailer housing too..

    Might as well admit it the local blacks refuse to work…..so the best idea is to put Americans back to work bulldozing tens if not hundreds of thousands of dilapidated buildings…and turn it over to park lands or give it away cheap to business who bring in jobs.

    What condition do you think all the foreclosed abandoned housing in FL will look like if the AC hasn’t been on for 2-3-4years? Even section 8 wont be allowed to move in. And the cost to fix is not worth the expense…unless you want to create make work jobs

    Sometimes they say a business is worth more dead then alive….well that goes for housing too.

  • mark

    That fellow in Chicago sounds like a kid I talked to 15 years ago when the kid was in the 5th grade. I tried to talk to this young man about trying to stay and do well in school. He should do well so that he could get a good job to support himself. I said to him that he would want to buy a house someday and his reply was that he did not need to buy or rent a house as the government would supply him one as they have always supplied his family with a house. Next he said that their food would come from food stamps. I then talked about a nice car and he did not need one. Ok, I thought about how I could reason with this kid as he must want something that he would need to earn money for. I then brought up computer games. I asked him where he would get the money too buy the games and his reply was that he could just shoot a bum. I then said that bums do not have any money and he said that they always have some change in their pocket. Just think about it as this kid values human life as being worth a few cents. This took place in the bankrupt city of Vallejo, Ca. I left there a long time ago as the writing was on the wall and the country was where I needed to take my family.

    • Rikki

      Mark:

      This brings up an interesting point Blacks have been allowed to steal download and copy music for the last 15 years without any threat from the RIAA or law enforcement…no kidding Black people would openly sell stolen music in Ebay or CL, and not a word was said.

      The most famous case Jammie Thomas her home town is 96% WHITE! No body gets sued in Detroit Camden Gary, Far Rockaway, South Central, no school who got money from the United Negro College fund ever got sued…..but

      In November, 2002, as the “war on terror” was gearing up in Afghanistan and elsewhere, the organization goaded the US Naval Academy into raiding 100 of its own midshipmen, confiscating their computers in the middle of class and threatening to court martial those found guilty of infringing copyright.[15]

      —-
      I then brought up computer games. I asked him where he would get the money too buy the games

    • Randome-11

      Not all human life is equally valuable, there are far too many that are worth zero or even less.

    • John W.

      Well into the late eighties early nineties Vallejo was semi country. Then all the building started which as we know ended up in foreclosures. The closure of Mare Island Shipyard sealed the deal on the city going by-by.

  • Louise in MO

    Yes, these are the BEGINNING of the last days spoken of in the Bible.

    Unfortunately for Americans, the Bible has been “out of style” for the last two generations. Any mention of God is considered politically incorrect.

    Everything predicted on this site has been predicted in the Bible. However, just because you don’t believe in God does not make Him irrelevant. He will have the last word and, it isn’t pretty!

    In his own way, Michael is a modern day prophet.

    • GSOB

      Louise in MO

      I just would like to suggest to your think about the last days.

      The last days have been going on since the advent, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They will come to and end when He returns.
      SO, you and I and everyone since then have been in the last days for awhile now.

  • Timothy

    Detroit definitely is a hell hole, Flint and Saginaw are right up there if not worse per capita. I live in Michigan, have done contract work in all three cities and can tell you first hand there are areas you do NOT go to. Benton Harbor is another scary place, so sad because you can see how beautiful these places once were. I still love Michigan and always will regardless of how bad they are.

  • Tappedops

    Quite down class…

    What is Detroit known for?…

    Making stuff?

    Yes very good…

    Now does any one know what de-industrialization means…

    Anyone?…

  • Mondobeyondo

    Detroit… a beautiful city for a summer vacation, if you’re from Somalia.

  • Mondobeyondo

    I’m sure a lot of people are going to say “this is all because of the riots in 1967″. Okay, fine.

    So what caused the riots in 1967? There has to be an underlying cause that started it, it wasn’t just some police raid at a local bar. That happens a lot in Phoenix, where the cops come in and break up a fight at a local watering hole, and there’s been no riots here (knock on wood!). So what was the underlying cause? Racism? Economic instability? Political mismanagement? All three?

    Okay, itchy-scratchy time here! I do think racism had something, perhaps a lot, to do with it, but that’s not the whole story. Even before the ’67 riots, white people were fleeing to the suburbs. The whole “white flight” phenomenon was beginning to happen there before the mid-1960′s – it didn’t just take place after the upheaval in ’67. And not only Anglos, but African Americans who had the means to do so, began to flee. By the early 70′s, Motown, that great Detroit institution, ran away to Los Angeles.

    So what caused it? Why? Lack of jobs? Back then, you could have graduated high school and gotten a job at Ford or GM in a week or two, that paid well enough to feed you and your family – and even enough left over to buy a car (Ford or GM model, of course!) – and a vacation or two in the summer.

    What happened to Detroit? One of the biggest industrial cities in the nation, the automaking hub of the country? Surely could not have been for a lack of jobs, right? Why run away from a place where there are (WERE!) good paying industrial jobs? I’ll leave it to you to figure that one out.

    Perhaps it was political. Has the city leadership of the past 40-50 years (almost entirely Democratic) proof of the failure of the Democratic party in that city? I would argue no. It’s proof of the failure of SOCIALISM in that city. Detroit’s leaders tried to provide all things to all people. The end result is that everyone has nothing. As Margaret Thatcher said, “Socialism is what happens when you run out of other peoples’ money”.

    If it can happen in Detroit, it can happen in your town or city too. Detroit used to be a model American city. Now, it’s a model train wreck. (Apologies to Lionel.)

    (p.s. No, I’ve never been to Detroit in my life. Only seen it in photos. And my goodness, some of those buildings are ugly.)

  • Traffix

    Don’t worry about more police, just give them the authority to call in airstrikes.

  • Mondobeyondo

    “This is a block-to-block war here, a different dynasty on every street,” said a dreadlocked young man heavily inked in gang tattoos who calls himself “Killer”.

    “All the black brothers just want to get rich, but we got no jobs and no hope. We want the violence to stop but you ain’t safe if you ain’t got your pistol with you. Too many friends, too many men are being killed. We don’t even cry at funerals no -more. Nobody expects to live past 21 here.”

    Errr. This quote from the Telegraph refers to:

    A) Mogadishu, Somalia
    B) Detroit, Michigan, USA
    C) Sydney, Australia
    D) Mombai, India

    It’s truly sad when you think about it.

    • uncle bill

      Sydney, Australia???

      Sorry you have never been there obviously. If anyone ever gets killed it is major news. It almost never happens, there would be about 1 gang related death a year here It is nothing like you think.

  • Beowulf

    time for the locals to grow a pair, strap on their guns, and take back their town. Anyone remember their constitutional rights?

  • Eisenkreutz

    This is why socialist idiocy doesnt work and all gun laws need to be repealed. The pigs are absolutely worthless. You have to grow up and take care of yourself. If the coppers are too lazy to move the vermin out of a store than a 12 gauge sure as hell will.

  • Mondobeyondo

    This is from the motion picture “On The Town” (1949, starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra, among others) – um, okay. I made it up. You won’t get the full effect of this parody (attempt) unless you’ve seen the film, or a clip of it on YouTube. Anyway, here goes:

    CHORUS:
    Detroit, Detroit
    What a wonderful town
    My battery’s dead and the merchants are down
    The rats all crawl through the holes underground
    Detroit, Detroit, what a wonderful town!

    VERSE #1:
    What a beautiful place, but now a disgrace
    Or so, or so they say
    Wonderful people and a lovely church steeple
    They say, that’s where they pray.
    I was robbed, raped, stabbed, beaten, jumped by thugs and got mugged
    In just one day!

    (Repeat chorus)

    Hey, it’s not great – but it’s a work in progress. What can I say? I’m not good on doing 1940′s musical parodies. Or any others, for that matter.

  • Sando

    Don’t worry. OCP will buy up all the land and Delta City will rise from the ashes of Old Detroit.

    Ok enough satire. If you ask me, we Americans are not in America anymore. Instead we are in Cambodia and the year is 1975.

  • Gary2

    When wealth and income become this unequal then these things are going to happen. I am not excusing them, however, I am explaining why they happen.

    The solution is simple—Tax the rich and spread the wealth.

  • 007

    Oh, this sounds a lot like Bieden’s “Recovery Summer”.

  • 007

    Well gee, if the police officers unions did not insist on receiving $150,000 a year, Detroid could afford three times the number of cops.the Public unions have contributed equally with the corrupt politicians along with the gangs to destroy Detroit.

    Enjoy the hell you have created. I hope you never get a bail out.

  • paul

    You think too materialistic. House, car, computer games. That is so lame.

    Kids need dreams, vision, hope. Creativity.

    Making computer games, going to the moon, living on a tropical island. Making houses that don’t need heating or cooling and are always comfortable. Doing exciting things, going places, meeting new friends, going out day or night without fear of being mugged or the best friend being shot.

  • WarriorClass III

    Read “The Perils of Diversity: Immigration and Human Nature” by Byron M. Roth, and “Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster” by Peter Brimelow, and then look at the population of Detroit. It will all make sense.

  • shypuffadder

    We need to give priority to educating the citizenry about government and the cause of these problems. Only then can we begin working to find solutions to make this a better country. Judging by many of the comments, we suffer from “shoot off at the mouth syndrome.” A lot of braying and personal smugness driven by an empty head. This country won’t be able to “get itself together” until the citizens learn how to “get themselves together.” That too, will be met by blind resistance.

  • Michael Garland

    Just call OBAMA”; he’ll fix it! He has all the answers!

  • uh-huh

    I will say what everyone seems to skip around: The black community is currently morally corrupt (I say currently because everyone can change if they so choose).

    So in summation, it is no different here than in Africa. Here, they participate in mob rule, and in Africa, they participate in mob rule. There are cultures that tend to do that. Genetics?

    We identify people through the color of their skin, which is a genetic trait, and we also know that different cultures can lay claim to different personality traits as a collective group, which beg the questions: 1) Is laziness genetic? 2) Is self-absorption genetic? 3) Is determining that someone owes you something for nothing genetic? 4) Are cruelty and violence genetic?

    Although we may be genetically predisposed to personality traits, no matter how much we would like to find excuses, our behavior is our own personal choice and if we choose to participate in morally corrupt behavior, there is no one to blame but ourselves.

    So stop blaming ancestors being slaves (whose weren’t at some point), stop blaming “whitey,” and stop blaming the fact that there are kids “who have it given to them,” and man up and make the world a better place.

  • Nick

    This is the inevitable collapse and consequence of socialism.

  • Grumpy

    Close the gas stations. End all public transportation into and out of the city. Them make sure the inhabitants are well armed with plenty of ammo. Then just sit back, and let whatever will happen happen. Its called containment, and culling out the herd. Ugly times call for ugly solutions.

  • JustanOguy

    Ironic that a city such as Chicago where the gang violence is out of control also has some of the toughest handgun laws in the country, isn’t it?

    Flash mobs hit our neighborhood, we all have guns with plenty of ammo and will be happy to use them on the scumbags.

    Bring it!

  • http://www.survive2balive.com GA

    Coming soon to a city near you! Prepare expeditiously.

  • jerry Tinklin

    Look at the pictures of Los Angeles after the riots. They looted and burned to the point that everything around the area was damaged or destroyed. The people who had owned the stores some for over 30 some years saw their lifes work gone. The Los Angeles Mayor went up to a group of the former store owners demanding they restore this area. Open up the burnt out buildings and sell goods at sale prices to jump start this disaster so the Mayor and his political hacks would look good next election. The majority of the burn out store owners told Los Angeles that they were going to salvage what they could from the rubble and then load up their famalies and move them to another area. That area is still a disaster even today all these years later.

    • Mondobeyondo

      Umm, which L.A. riots?
      The Watts riots in 1965, or the Rodney King verdict riots in 1992?

      (Oh boy, struck a nerve here. Here comes a fly ball to left field. Get ready!!)

      No, I am NOT being racist!
      Whenever ANY group of people, be they Anglo, African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Martian, etc. – are denied basic civil rights, they are going to revolt against their oppressors. It’s just simple human (or Martian) nature to do so.

      What group has historically been the most oppressed? African-Americans.
      What group is NOW being oppressed? Hispanic-Americans.
      Both groups are highly prevalent in Los Angeles.

      But of course, this isn’t nearly good enough!
      Need some extra “picante”, um, spice!
      Not only the Crips and the Bloods, but MS-13 to add into the mix.
      Woo-hoo! You’ve just turned L.A. from a playground into a battleground.

      Solutions? They exist, but most L.A. city leaders won’t pursue them.
      1) Find the cause of this problem
      2) Fix the problem

      Why are there gangs? #1… Because gang members have no real families they can trust, other than their “homies”. So, they stick by/die for their “homies”. Mom (egg donor), Dad (sperm donor), brothers and sisters are irrelevant. Solve this dilemma, and you’re halfway to solving the problem.

      Why are there gangs? #2…The drug trade. Selling cocaine on the street pays far more than selling Big Mac’s at the McDonald’s down the street.

      This is getting deeper than I intended it to be… but you get the idea.

      • Mondobeyondo

        Yes, I do sort of have an affiliation with Los Angeles. It’s 371 miles due west of my house. Wouldn’t mind if it were an extra 100 miles due west. LOL!

        (Typical Arizona attitude, of course!)

  • MizHenrietta

    Detroit population 2010 82.7% black

    In 2010, Detroit, Milwaukee, Las Vegas, and Minneapolis all had black unemployment rates of 20 percent or higher, comparable to the peak national unemployment rates during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

    For black men in the prime of their working lives (ages 25-54), Milwaukee fell to a record low employment level of 52.7% in 2010, dropping to the bottom of the 40 major cities in the report – lower than Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Pittsburgh and St. Louis.

    So, this is a nationwide problem, not just Detroit.

    • Mondobeyondo

      Any suggestions or ideas as to why the black unemployment rates in these cities are so high?

      • Mondobeyondo

        Okay, once again, not trying to be racist (which is the automatic accusation). Just looking for honest answers.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        Probably has something to do with the incredible drop out rate of blacks in the cities. You cant really hire someone beyond, “would you like fries with that”, if they dont have a decent education.

  • Captain Nemo

    No Police No Peace.

    That specific phrase is somewhat telling, isn’t it?

  • Cpt. Obvious

    40+ years of democRAT rule didn’t produce a golden socialist utopia? I am shocked!

  • markthetruth

    With all our years of progress and innovation guess what !!! Physics has brought us back to “Cowboys and Indians”.

    Who let the Dogs Out? Woof, woof, woof.

    the end.

  • Paul M

    The link below is an excellent article that illustrates how our country is in a state of decay.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-10-08/guest-post-decline-decay-denial-delusion-and-despair

  • http://www.surviving12-21-2012.blogspot.com doctor blue

    Detroit, been their done that.
    NOT a nice place to find yourself in, and NO easy answers.
    Jobs and education would be a start.
    Putting people back to work with good paying jobs will do wonders to a persons confidence. But right now the only confidence a young person has in Detroit is: “Ifin I bust a cap in that mo-fos face over their, I can get his cash and drugs for my self”. It’s hard to compete with that mentality. I guess you could wall it off and seal it from the outside world, nuke it, pave it over and offer super cheap parking?
    (But that’s just me).

  • Witness the End

    Detroit…

    They spread the wealth for 40 years, until they ran dry.

  • Wally Gator

    Is it any wonder why the SSA is ordering 100s of thousands of rounds of hollow point ammunition or why the military is running operations in many large cities including Chicago. The economic collapse and the unraveling of society is upon us. As the article states this is just the tip and when things go south it will go south in a big hurry. The government will have no choice but to declare Marshall Law. Police will be replaced by the military. Curfews will be instituted and on and on. I also believe internment camps will be setup and anyone that is tagged as a potential threat will be arrested. Make plans now. Protect your family. Get a gun. I wouldn’t join the NRA or other club though as I think their members will be on the immediate arrest list. Greece and Spain and other Euro sector countries are nothing compared to what an economic collapse means here. We are the big dogs and when we go all hell breaks loose.

  • http://theeconomiccollapse Dave of OK

    Hey, you know what Hollywood should do is have a Cop Show series on TV about a police department in a city like Detroit, in which the department’s budget and police numbers have been slashed in half or worse and the city in on the verge of total breakdown — near apocalyptic conditions.

    • Mondobeyondo

      CSI: Detroit. Coming soon to a TV network near you…
      (what took Fox so long?!?)

  • Cleo

    It will take years for the entire world to return to normalcy. But it won’t start returning until the Fed, ECB, Japan, and others stop printing fiat dollars and the economic reset button is pressed.

  • Gary2

    The conservative funnel the wealth to the top has ruined another city…nothing new here…

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      What conservatives are those smart guy? That’s right, the ones running every facet of Detroit?

  • liberranter

    Meanwhile, the number of police officers in Detroit has been steadily decreasing.

    That SHOULD mean that the overall crime rate should be heading downward.

  • Alvin

    Why all the doom and gloom you bunch of racists. This is a democrat run city in a democrat run state, once heavily unionized, why Detroit is paradise.

  • Old Man

    Prompted by this piece, I interviewed Michigan political science Prof. M:

    OM: Michael published a sad piece on Detroit. What’s your take?

    Prof. M: Indeed, in the golden age of the car, Detroit was king. Today, the car is still king but Detroit exposes its glory as when one sits on the toilet.

    OM: Who are responsible for such a failure?

    Prof. M: The right-wing blames the left; the left-wing blames the right. The workers blame Big 3 greed; Big 3 blames D.C. for letting in foreign competition and socialist unions. The poor blames corrupt state & city politicians. These politicians blame D.C. politics and Canadian interference. The Blacks blames the Whites.

    OM: What about the Whites. Who do they blame?

    Prof. M: The Whites blame the natives and colonial French.

    OM: What? Colonial French?

    Prof. M: Yup. Those freaking French exploitors named this freaking place Detroit didn’t they? Had they called it Windsor, everything will be swell. If only Canada will come over and take over Michigan again, which once belonged to Canada until the imperialists in D.C. declared war and took it.

    OM: Never take anything from the French by war. Just buy it. They sold Louisiana for a song.

    Prof. M: For sure. They can have MI for $500M. Oops, they did. They just paid $500M to build a new bridge into Detroit to take over the state.

  • Mustard Seeds

    This huge mess will all collapse soon enough.

    Prepare.

    THE BEGINNING IS NEAR.

  • John

    I just spent the whole day watching a friends house in a suburb just north of Detroit in Southfield, MI. When my friends leave for work… The next door neighbor and a group of his friends just break in and rob the house. Here’s the kicker: The people who are robbing the house called the police on me for writing down there license plate when they showed up today. “They felt they were being harassed and it was a form of discrimination for me to write down their plate number.” Of course, 2 police cars showed up for me… They can’t do anything about the house getting robbed, though.

    • Michael

      That is a chilling story John. What is happening to our country?

      Michael

    • S. Wiseman

      What?? People actually believe the police are in place to protect persons and property from criminal violence? Well… not the working class.
      “The Gem County Sheriff’s Office wasn’t at all interested in helping us when we were victims of a crime,” Marcella summarizes. “But they were ready and eager to attack our home when they were given an excuse.” freedomInOurTime dot blogspot dot com.

  • Randome-11

    At least, with police forces demoralized and shrinking + weakening support, respect and trust in the system, establishing a police state becomes more difficult.

    Yes, politicall correctness would still prioritize the police forces into fighting to protect the criminals against popular anger than protect the public against them….
    but here would still be more room of action for vigilant groups, the only solution in the longer therm to defend productive communities from criminals. More room for people to get organized amid the decaying ruines to resist the shameless pillage and trashing of what was once their countries.

    The looters and moochers, be they street-thugs or suite wearing ones, will just keep on making things worst, unless something or someone stop them.
    For now they are lazy monkeys because the feeding tubes send the gravie directly into their stomaches, when that stop they´ll become machete and machine-gun wielding apes screaming for others blood.

  • Robert

    Walk lightly & carry a big stick. Bible in one hand, Jesus and your firearm in the other.

    • GSOB

      Robert

      And if you have to shoot anyone, shoot to stop them but try not to kill them. The preach the gospel to them.

      They’ll get the message.

  • concerned person

    Boy am I ever glad I saw the writing on the wall and got the hell out of there. I lived in the suburbs but everyone there is silly to think that the crime isn’t going to spread to their backyard. Hell, it already has. I’m from the Jewish community there and sometimes the crime isn’t even for monetary gain. It’s just for the thrill of hurting another human being. Until the Jewish Federation (kind of like a City Council for Jewish communities) hired Guardian Patrol to patrol the streets, Jewish religious men were having the crap beaten out of them every Friday night as they walked back home from Sabbath evening prayers. FYI Orthodox Jews never carry money on the Sabbath and they knew that as they only attacked on the Sabbath.

  • GSOB

    Folks,

    Thism is very serious and something to be concerned about if you live near a big city. I live in Denver.
    It’s scary to read this stuff Michael.

    “without a doubt our society is starting to break down. What we are seeing in Detroit and Chicago right now is just the tip of the iceberg.

    Things are going to become much, much worse.”

    Gangs out numbering the police. That’s always been the case. But the gangs are becoming more powerful and in your face, intimidating anyone wanting to become a police officer because it’s really not worth your life and , there is the inside element of corruption in the police force.

    ncrease justified homicide! Make my day….. everyday now..

    Yikes. All it would take is more inflation, hyper inflation and you’ll have this spread across the big cities in our country like wild fire.
    Time to get better armed for protection as well as increasing food storage.

    I think we will have a snappy cold Winter this year and so I went and bought another source of heat, in case of a cold snap causing a power outage. A DuraHeat portable Kerosene-Heater 2300 BTU, extra wick, 10 gallons of K-1 fuel, pair of battery operated carbon monoxide detectors, an ABC kiddie fire extinguisher, a smoke detertor alarm and two year prtection on the heater. Bought this from the Home Depot on this wonderful Columbus day – Monday Oct. 8 2012. (Actually discovered on Oct 12 though and, may not be politically correct to say that Christopher Columbus discovered America, but settled in, took it from the Natives)

    But now, after reading your article Micheal, I wonder if I should have spent the 300.00 on a pump shotgun and some ammo from BIG 5 instead.

    ************, I hope there is time to get even better armed.

    • GSOB

      Thats 23000 BTUs and Michael not Micheal… man I hate spelling errors

  • Not a Racist, Really

    Why don’t we just admit the truth? I am not what you could call “100% white” and depending on what I look like at the moment I can be mistaken for Greek or even something as exotic as Asian due to my heritage.

    So as someone of ethnic background, I’m going to tell the truth that nobody wants to say here — there is just something wrong with a lot of black men in the inner cities. Now I’ve met a few who weren’t from the bad parts who were educated and nice people, but these seem far and few between. Personally I’ve never had problems with black people, but that’s because I’ve always been careful to avoid most of them on the streets, and I’ve learned to read people to be able to discern what kind of people they might be.

    Then again I’ve also met some “white trash” who were just as nasty and mean and horrid as the inner city thugs. Still, the white trash trying to emulate this “culture” got to be that way by trying to be like them. Ghetto, urban trash lifestyle is the most destructive, sociopathic, and horrible way of life ever.

    **********************

  • Sarah

    ” I survived 48205″ is a t-shirt business my dad and I started. We started this because it is where we grew up. I am 27 years old. I lived in one of the worst neighbors in this country but when I was younger , it was bad but I was still able to run around the block with my friends. I was still able to walk home from school. My local church was still able to have fairs and festivals on their property. But now you cant even drive down one of those streets without trouble. I love Detroit but as a mother now, I could never go back to that. Detroit is a major problem. There has to be a way to fix it, but nobody cares enough to do it. They need to stop closing down the schools, stop laying off the police officers, open up these abandon houses (that are used to kill and rape people) to give shelter to the homeless. The city was once a beautiful city and still can be. Somethings have to change. Where do we start?

    • Alasha

      ” I survived 48205″ … lol. gulp. Somethings have to change. Where do we start? Good question – i am CLUESS other than relying on God’s Kingdom to come – (Matthew 6:9, 10) …..Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. 10 Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth.

    • Alasha

      what happened if the whole town just left…. maybe we can start a drive to vacate DETROIT…. mmmmm.

  • J.J.C.

    This sounds like union levering tactics to me….not that I doubt much of it is true.

  • Maxx

    Question;

    Wasn’t “Black Hawk Down,” filmed in Detroit?

    • Alasha

      now, now :)

  • DMyers

    Detroit was a once in an eternity phenomenon. Detroit itself, i.e., the industry it symbolized, squandered the resources and energy which were its own source of existence. Detroit existed and thought of itself as indispensable. Turned out, it wasn’t.

  • Omni Consumer Products

    OCP will police Detroilet for a fee and we have these shiny robocobs.

  • citezens

    People its not just Detroit. Coming to a city, town, or municipality near you is all of the above!! Chaces are most of you only know of Charleston WV because you had to memorize all the states and their capital’s in grade school. However, last month alone there were 8 different stabbings and 9 shootings. Please don’t become jaded and think it won’t happen near you. Even in my little neighborhood which I’m pretty sure we didn’t even get our own black dot :-D , the number of thefts are starting to pick up. Good luck in the times to come because I got a feelin its gonn be a bumpy ride!

  • TJ

    Hey Michael,
    It is sad to see what happened to hometown. I was born & raised here in the city. The cause of what happened to Detroit, MI is the “Model Cities Program”. The Model Cities Program is an failed expiriment at centralized urban planning that was implemented in the 1960′s by the federal government & city government to increase the size of municipal government & to start wealth redistribution (Socialism). It was started by Lyndon Johnson to combat poverty in major cities. According to Wikipedia, the program was implemented in cities like Newark, Detroit, Camden & Oakland. Is it a coincidence that the for cities mentioned above have been strongly Democrat & the most dangerous cities in the country since the program has been implemented ?

    Here are some Detroit Model City Program facts, according to Eagle Eyed Patriot (link below to the article):

    - The Detroit Riots of 1967 was started in the Model City Program Area

    -Jerome Cavanagh greatly expanded Detroit’s city government under the Model Cities Program

    -the Detroit Model City Area is a 9.0 sq mile area (with 134,000 people living there at the time in the 1960′s) near the famous Hitsville USA museum on the West Side of Detroit

    -the program help implement the famous “commuter tax” on city workers

    -The Model City area lost 63% of its population and 45% of its housing units from the inception of the program through 1990

    A bonus fact from me
    - Since 1950, Detroit has lost over 1.1 million residents (the number being almost the equivalent of the population of Dallas, Texas)

    Here are some articles about the Model Cities Program:

    http://eagleeyedpatriot.blogspot.com/2011/04/detriots-model-cities-program.html?m=1

    http://whiskeyandgunpowder.com/detroits-socialist-nightmare-is-americas-future/#hl-model%20cities%20program

    http://www.theblogmocracy.com/2010/12/15/model-cities-program/

    Michael,
    Socialism is what happened to Detroit. All of the people with money has left the city in droves. Even people around my age (18-26) are leaving the city & never coming back. My friend once told me that she will never return back to Detroit. The tax base is completely gone & there is hardly any money to fund city services. That is why Mayor Bing is slashing services left & right. At city council meetings, all he ever do is just leave without hardly answering any questions from the citizens. All of the citizens, just yell at him for cutting down city services. He never comes up with any plans to attract small businesses, get rid of stupid regulations, cut the size of city government nor attract young people to move to the city. Detroit is the perfect example of where France is going now & where the USA is on a direct course to.

    By the way, you should do an article on the “Model City Program” & how it helped destroyed formerly middle class cities like Oakland, Newark & Camden! Our country is dying, Michael !

    Keep up with great work. I would to also send you information about what’s going on here in Detroit & how bad the city is getting. :)

    • Michael

      Great comment TJ.

      And please feel free to send me information. You can find my contact email on my Contact page….

      http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/contact

      Michael

      • TJ

        Thank you, Michael! I will send you information as things comes up here with the decline of Detroit.

        Also, As a Detroit Area resident, I did not know that the Detroit Police Association (DPA)had passed flyers out saying “Enter Detroit at Your Own Risk” until I read your article the day it came out. This should be breaking news/ headlines here in the region and the city.

        You will be in shock about the fact that none of the major news channels ( FOX 2 Detroit, WDIV Detroit,etc….) here in Detroit has not covered the fact the DPA has passed out flyers saying “Enter Detroit at Your Own Risk”. Instead of covering breaking news like that, all of the news channels here have been more focused on the Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee’s Sex Scandal, Mayor Dave Bing’s response to the Sex Scandal and Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s Corruption Trial.

        The only people that are covering the “Enter Detroit at Your Own Risk” flyers are the alternative media and out of state news papers. Its a shame that this not really getting coverage here in the Detroit region.

  • bobcat

    Detroit is beyond redemption. Once enough people are acting like this, it’s time to leave and let ‘em have it.

  • murphy

    robocop is coming

    • Rodster

      LOL, so true and don’t forget the SUX 6000 :)

  • Rhynn

    I’d like to apologize to the readers here for the outburst of mine the other day which was in response to what I felt was a very patronizing and insincere post, that did nothing but frustrate and demoralize me. The latter of which I am not very accustomed to when I know that I have something important to do and that if even possible it was guaranteed to be as difficult as anything I ever was involved in.

    Frankly, I am so tired of being generalized by posts about Blacks that I literally feel the physical weight of my head increase with the pressure. I’m tired of having the burden of trying to convince the whole White race one thread and person at a time that there are Blacks out here like myself who know who the enemy really is, and know they are not it. I’m tired of Whites around me refusing to accept that when it is time to face the real enemy, I will put down anybody who would try to prevent us standing together.

    I’m tired of not being able to feel the hate, repulsion, anger, and suspicion towards Whites that would make their feelings towards me easier to deal with, because I don’t feel any of that towards Whites. I’m tired of the feeling I get when Whites act like there is something wrong with me for being compelled to smile at them when we don’t know each other. I’m tired of the fact that of all the people in this country I could spend a week getting to know, the ones I wish I could spend time with most are the White Supremacists who I feel the worst for if they never hear this from someone like me.

    I’m tired of being adrift. I wish sometimes that I could fit the mold Whites put Blacks in. At least then I’d be oblivious to it all, and indestructible in my own self assurance rather than knowing I’m different and continuing to believe that that would be enough to change someone’s mind about this.

    I’m a person who has the curse of being able to find something to love about anybody. Anybody. It has brought me nothing but pain, ridicule and disappointment in a world in which mistrust and the poison of stereotypes and generalization are behind every pair of eyes. I make everyone uncomfortable because I don’t fit in their boxes and at the same time I am putting more effort and weight than is wise into trying to find fellowship with everyone because deep down I just don’t believe anyone I meet would rather not be liked.

    What I said above I believe. I understand people. I know confusion and fear when I see it, and I know people’s reaction to it. I know what people look like when they’ve been lied to, duped, and led on. And Whites in this country today have been. I feel worse for them than I do my own people, because we were never taught that this country was ours, or that our citizenship made us valuable. When you’re never taught that you never have to wake up one day and accept that none of that is true.

    I would wish that Whites take an honest look at what has really happened to Blacks in this country in the past, realizing that it costs them nothing, threatens nothing of theirs to be real about it. Then I would want for Whites in this country to realize and accept that there is literally nothing preventing the same thing from happening to them because to the people driving this clown car of a country, we’re simply different shades of the same “useless eater”. You’re either a captain of industry, or you’re a consumer. There is no in between and there never was.

    But then, most important to me, is that when Whites in this country have come to grips with what has befallen it, and them, and have seen their real enemies for who they are, they will admit to themselves the truth which is that they can’t take this country back alone, and it is worth it to come knock on my door for help. Because it is help they will get.

    Sorry for the book. But sometimes when people refuse to believe I could exist and tell them that, I find my even keel tipping sideways.

    • DaytoDay

      I agree Rhynn.

      But this is deep seeded hatred and racism, we’re talking about.

      Take a look at Blacks as a majority in the 50′s, compared to today and tell me there’s not an agenda at work. But not just against blacks, but all ethnicity’s.

      There’s two main reasons for this:

      1. People are afraid of what they don’t know or understand

      2. People like feeling “superior” over another person

      This is why I find so much comfort in the Bible, because God loves us for our heart.

      And so, “white” people are having their turn on the world civilization stage, just how the Egyptians had their turn 3-5 thousand years ago… Next, it will be the Chinese turn…

      So, all of the talk about racial superiority, is nonsense, because every race and culture has been superior at one stage in human civilization… And guess what? They’re all GONE… Why? Because they ALL went after false gods, forsook the one true God.

      Didn’t Jesus say, “The world will hate you, because it hated me” Well, there you go, as a Christian, I know this world is full of evil, you don’t even have to be Christian to see it, but, I don’t live my life for this world, or it’s people, but for God and the promise of everlasting life in Heaven.

      Good Luck to You and Stay Strong!

    • Paul

      Rhynn,
      Excellent post! Part of the problem is that those black folks who have made it, like my neighbors (I live in a S. California area with 8% blacks) look upon those who did not “make it” as trash! They are all hard working, great neighbors. The successful ones want nothing to do with those problem areas and in fact really do not want to discuss it!
      You are coming to grips with a lot of white people who want to feel superior to you. They are not! Simple as that. I call them jerks! They also want to call all latinos, illegals, when they are mostly not!

    • uncle bill

      Rhynn,
      Please look at the fact that a majority of white people have voted in a HALF black president and are about to do the same again. They did not vote in Fifty Cent )Fiddy Cent?) Overall they know the difference, do you know what I mean?. You need to let people take YOU for who YOU are.
      You also need to face two things, Images of people like Jay-Z, SNOOP DOGG, Fifty Cent, etc etc etc, paint a picture that glorifies drug dealing, shooting, and being rich while not giving anything to charity, that being white chumps business. Until and unless that changes young black people will follow that path and attract fear and resentment for it.
      Another thing is if you ever go to Africa you being an obviously soft hearted person would be blown away by the treatment of the wealthy africans to the poor africans, It is unbeleivable. I have No time for those on top walking over the often good and decent poor hardworking africans.

      So what Im getting at is no race has a monopoly on good or bad or lazy or greedy, and everyone is entitled to their opinions based on ther prejudices OR their experiences. You just go ahead and let other peoples experience with YOU be a good one.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      “It has brought me nothing but pain, ridicule and disappointment in a world in which mistrust and the poison of stereotypes and generalization are behind every pair of eyes.”

      And yet here you are blaming whites in almost every sentence of your post.

      Ya know, I grew up in Fayetteville, NC in the 70s (Dad stationed at Ft Bragg) and I thought my name was cracker and/or honkey for well over a decade. I was in fear of getting beat by the black kids on my street daily. My sisters and I were LITERALLY forced to sit in the back of the school bus because the black family 3 or 4 houses down the street (The older sister drove the bus) did NOT like my family. I dont remember why, it was just always seemed that way. And yet, I still manage to judge everyone by the content of their character and I married a fine Mexican woman from Tijuana.

      No, I’m not familiar with walking down the street carrying a sign that reads “I AM A MAN” but racism sure as hell goes both ways. Stop blaming whites and stop being paranoid. We really dont give a damn about your skin color. We care about what’s in your heart and your head.

      And you’re right, ALOT of people in this country need to look at history, including the black people that run around blaming conservatives/republicans for racism and putting them in chains.

      There are NO civil rights bills passed in this country for blacks that 1. werent fought by democrats – including the 1964 civil rights bill that they get sole credit for 2. werent outright Republican in origin and passage or 3. would have passed without Republicans. And that ONLY applies to the 1964 civil rights act.

      Blacks have been fought every second of the way in their struggle for equality by the democrat party and it was democrats that put blacks back on the plantation in the 60s with the poison of the socialist welfare state. I too ‘know what people look like when they’ve been lied to, duped, and led on’. They are the black people that ‘have a slavish devotion the democrat party’.

      http://christiannews.net/2012/10/01/black-bishop-blasts-blacks-for-slavish-devotion-to-the-democrat-party/

    • http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com Di

      Rhynn; I have a similar problem. I’m a white middle-aged female. Most times, when I refer to someone’s behavior, it’s assumed racial. I have huge issues with the race card – it’s another divide and conquer ploy. -Di

    • Marcus Garvowitcz

      Rhynn,

      How about being real about the role Blacks play WORLDWIDE?

      It’s not just about America, you choose to concentrate on that because your story is easy to tell: White man + Blacks + Slavery = White man’s fault. But let’s add some other relevant factors into the equation such as Blacks + Arab Muslims = Enslavement. There are plenty of places where Blacks are a majority- why not go live there? You know damn well why you don’t want to live there, ALL those countries are far worse than the worse ghetto you can possibly imagine in the US(eg. Liberia). So, we would have to conclude that perhaps there are ingrained features to the Black character that put him in the position he is in? That perhaps we can’t just point fingers at DA WHITE MAN every time Superfly McSpade sees the white man is livin’ betta then he(sorry not fluent in ebonics, but I thought I’d a give it a try).

      Thing about it is that there are some black people who are intelligent(they are a SMALL minority), and they are in the worst spot of all, because they are stuck in a group of relatively low intelligence, predisposed to violence and poverty, illegitimacy and the rest, and they simply can’t divorce themselves from it. You can’t change your skin color. You sound intelligent, and in the black community that’s actually an impairment. Most likely other blacks are suspicious of you because you are smart. It’s been proven that no level of educational investment improves black people as a whole. You’re in a tough spot, but you know what- It’s not my problem and it’s not white people’s problem. Why should everyone else engineer their perceptions(much of which are accurate and even corroborated by the black community), simply for your sake because you feel left out?

      What is the first thing a black man does when he gains success and recognition in the world? He leaves his sorry race behind him. See: Lionel Ritchie.

      Look at biology my friend… how do you think the Black African genotype was generated in the first place? Africa is abundant(BLACK Africans are NOT native to the Sahara- those were mostly whitish Arabs), there was no need to plan for food and generally the way it worked was they would just eat and hunt from the wild, when the food was scarce, the strong would kill off the weak- that’s why they are generally physically strong with violent temperaments. Black Africans never developed a sophisticated civilization, they never excelled in the sciences, philosophy, arts, etc. This is GETTING REAL, not the PC shit they tell you in our universities. There is not a single country on earth that wants Blacks in their population- in EVERY case they cost more than they bring in. They are good at two things- eating and multiplying. As someone noted in another response, successful blacks don’t even want to discuss the state of the other 98%.

      Blacks had been slaves long before America began. Why do you think that is? As a matter of fact, the living standards for Blacks was relatively high during slavery. The more ‘freedom’ they get the worse things seem to get for them. Did you know there were significant numbers of White slaves in America? http://www.revisionisthistory.org/forgottenslaves.html

      There might be exceptions to the rule, and you might be one of them, but I’m sure you know better than I how most black people REALLY are. You know all these things are true, that’s why these points are thought to be so incredibly offensive. When a black man is elected to a leadership position, this is a reflection of breakdown, not of equality. It’s a sure sign that populism has overtaken principles. Any time black people are left to govern themselves, all hell breaks loose- they invariably victimize the smart ones, and very soon you have rule of tooth and claw, and then complete breakdown, starvation, etc. The truth speaks volumes- and you’ll hear more here than you ever will in public school.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        “White man + Blacks + Slavery = White man’s fault.”

        That does seem to be the attitude and in reality, the first person in America to enslave another was a black man that enslaved another and he did it thru the court system.

      • Rondo

        You are insulting beyond words. Go to Senegal, Ghana, Ethiopia or Uganda or Nigeria. There are millions with superior intellects, education and moral character. You are a pygmy.

    • Chestertonian

      Rhynn, in justice and fairness I have to say that your reply was welcome and made me feel sympathy for you. Now, in this reply, you sound like an INDIVIDUAL, a human being with a soul and a mind, trying to evaluate yourself and others with an honest and objective intelligence. Of course black people have been treated unjustly. So has everybody else! I’ve been attacked on the street by black strangers more often than I’ve been by whites. That’s a fact; that’s not fantasy or some tea-party slogan that I’m parroting. I’ll bet that you have been made miserable more than once by the actions of white people…but if you honestly admit this, you’ve been in serious danger from black people a number of times, also.
      Although several replies to my original post, including yours, had the tone of defending oneself in a war, I am NOT trying to provoke or participate in a race war. Note that the people who you sometimes lump together as being “white racist conservatives” devote most of their comments on this blog to criticizing people who are almost entirely white: “banksters,” the Federal Reserve, politicians, and the like. When sometimes black people’s failings are also criticised, some very sensitive black people or other left-oriented people leap up and start denouncing the person who voiced the criticism as racist.
      If you recall, I specifically stated that I did not attribute the crime rate among blacks to something unchangeable. The violence level and savagery of my own ancestors, Celts, Angles, and Saxons, was extreme and brutal, before they were Christianized between 300 and 1200 A.D. I repeat that although today black communities show a high level of violence and dysfunction, a long process of religious conversion for the people as a whole, taking seriously and fully the message and Person of Jesus Christ, is all that can possibly change a people toward goodness. And the change among white people has been only partial and subject to frequent reversions to degraded savagery… which is true of all sinful people. However, it is the partial and precarious conversion of Europe that led to its being the originator of the only alternative to brute tyranny that has ever existed in 2000 years. I believe that only through making Christ the King in everything can people be good and kind to each other, in large numbers. Without Christ crucified and risen, all of us are barbarians. In my eyes, you are a person, not just a race statistic.

    • http://www.mama-doc.com Sylvia Maria Valls

      You ARE a truly good soul and I LOVE YOU FOR IT!

    • Daemon

      Amazing words brother. You are welcome in Britain anytime. We need good people like you.

    • JoeShmoe

      I’m just passing through but wanted to say, not only do I have good friends who happen to be black, I was also a realtor who worked on the edge of urban blight. I met PLENTY of black folks who wanted the exact same thing white folks do.

      So keep fighting the good fight ;) Even if I possibly disagree :eek:

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