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These 12 Hellholes Are Examples Of What The Rest Of America Will Look Like Soon

Do you want to see where this country is headed?  If so, don’t focus on the few areas that are still very prosperous.  New York City has Wall Street, Washington D.C. has the federal government and Silicon Valley has Google and Facebook.  Those are the exceptions.  The reality is that most of the country has been experiencing a slow decline for a very long time and once thriving cities such as Gary, Indiana and Flint, Michigan have become absolute hellholes.  They are examples of what the rest of America will look like soon.  60 years ago, most Americans were decent, hard working people and there were always good jobs available for anyone that was willing to roll up his or her sleeves and put in an honest day of work.  But now all of that has changed.  Over the past decade, tens of thousands of manufacturing facilities have shut down and millions of jobs have left the country.  Cities such as Cleveland, Baltimore and Detroit were once shining examples of everything that was right about America, but now they stand out like festering sores.  The “blue collar cities” have been hit the hardest by the gutting of our economic infrastructure.  There are many communities in America today where it seems like all of the hope and all of the life have been sucked right out of them.  You can see it in the eyes of the people.  The good times are gone permanently and they know it.  Unfortunately, the remainder of the country will soon be experiencing the despair that those communities are feeling.

The following are 12 hellholes that are examples of what the rest of America will look like soon….

#1 Gary, Indiana

Gary, Indiana was once a great industrial city.

Today, it is one of the ten most dangerous cities in America, and the population has fallen by about 50 percent.

The following is from a recent Daily Mail article….

Frequently rated one of the ten most dangerous cities in the United States, Gary once boomed with jobs and opportunities but now faces the acute difficulties of America’s growing rust belt, with 22 percent of families in the once-great city now lying below the poverty line.

This modern American ghost town began life as home for workers at the United States Steel Corporation plant until economic competition from abroad forced a 90 percent job cut.

It is hard to describe what is happening to Gary without using the word “depressing”.  You can watch a great video that shows what Gary, Indiana looks like these days right here.

This is what happens when industry leaves and there are no jobs.  Gary has become a wasteland and there is essentially no hope for a turnaround.

The following is how James Kunstler described what he experienced when he traveled through Gary, Indiana recently….

Between the ghostly remnants of factories stood a score of small cities and neighborhoods where the immigrants settled five generations ago. A lot of it was foreclosed and shuttered. They were places of such stunning, relentless dreariness that you felt depressed just imagining how depressed the remaining denizens of these endless blocks of run-down shoebox houses must feel. Judging from the frequency of taquerias in the 1950s-vintage strip-malls, one inferred that the old Eastern European population had been lately supplanted by a new wave of Mexicans. They had inherited an infrastructure for daily life that was utterly devoid of conscious artistry when it was new, and now had the special patina of supernatural rot over it that only comes from materials not found in nature disintegrating in surprising and unexpected ways, sometimes even sublimely, like the sheen of an oil slick on water at a certain angle to the sun. There was a Chernobyl-like grandeur to it, as of the longed-for end of something enormous that hadn’t worked out well.

Sadly, Gary is far from alone.  There are a whole host of other formerly great U.S. cities that are degenerating into hellholes as well.

#2 Chicago, Illinois

There is something truly special about Chicago.  Most of America loved the Bears of the Walter Payton era, the Bulls of the Michael Jordan era and the Cubs of the Ernie Banks era.  Chicago is also known for great architecture and great pizza.

But these days “the windy city” is becoming known for other things.

The murder rate in Chicago is up 38 percent so far this year, and the recent spike in violence in the city has made national headlines.

As I noted the other day, there are only about 200 police officers in Chicago’s Gang Enforcement Unit to deal with an estimated 100,000 gang members.

That means that those officers are outnumbered 500 to 1, and more gang members pour into the city every single day.

The escalating violence in Chicago was detailed in a recent article 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.”

The victims and killers are mainly black males aged between 15 and 35, often with gang affiliations – but not exclusively. A seven-year-old girl, Heaven Sutton, was buried this month after being gunned down at her mother’s street sweet store. And last week, two girls aged 12 and 13 were shot and badly-wounded as they walked home from a newly-opened community centre.

If you are thinking of moving to Chicago, you might want to think again.

#3 Detroit, Michigan

I have written repeatedly about Detroit because it is a perfect example of what the rest of America is going to look like soon.

Once upon a time it was regarded as one of the top manufacturing cities the world had ever seen, but today it has become a total hellhole.

There are very few decent jobs available, poverty has exploded and crime is everywhere.

If you can believe it, 53.6% of all children in Detroit are living in poverty, and only 25 percent of all students in Detroit graduate from high school at this point.

And as I wrote about recently, justifiable homicide in Detroit increased by a whopping 79 percent during 2011, and the rate of self-defense killings in Detroit is now approximately 2200% above the national average.

Is it any wonder that you can still buy a house for $100 in some areas of Detroit?

The truth is that many areas of Detroit now resemble a post-apocalyptic wasteland.  Perhaps that is why one team of investors actually wants to turn some of the worst areas of Detroit into a zombie theme park….

Derelict areas of Detroit face being taken over by hordes of ‘flesh and brain-eating zombies’ if an ambitious business plan takes off.

Entrepreneur Mark Siwak wants to create live-action terror theme park ‘Z World’ on Motor City’s run-down and abandoned streets.

Customers would pay to be chased by professional actors and try to seek shelter in ghostly homes, factories and businesses.

You can see some great video of the “ruins of Detroit” right here.

#4 Stockton, California

Stockton is one of the ten most dangerous cities in America and it recently made national headlines when it declared bankruptcy.

Unfortunately, as spending on law enforcement has declined it has given the criminals a lot more room to operate in Stockton.  The following is from a recent Business Insider article….

The city has cut more than $90 million in spending over the past few years, specifically in its police department. The city has cut over one quarter of its police jobs, which has led to a “surge in murders,” and has created an “emboldened criminal element” in the city. According to police spokesman Joe Silva, the city has had 87 murders since the start of 2011, 29 of which have already occurred this year. In contrast, there were 35 murders in 2009 and 48 in 2010. With six months left in the year, there have already been more murders in the city since the start of 2011 than the two-year stretch of 2009-2010.

A while back in Stockton a billboard was put up with the following message: “Welcome to the 2nd most dangerous city in California. Stop laying off cops.”

#5 Flint, Michigan

Flint, Michigan is a city that Michael Moore has made famous.  Flint once supported hordes of middle class workers thanks to a thriving auto industry, but today it is a just a rotting shell.  It looks like a war went through it and nobody bothered to clean up the mess.

At this point, the murder rate in Flint, Michigan is worse than the murder rate in Baghdad.  That is how nightmarish things have become in Flint.

The following is from an article in the New York Times….

It’s not that the cops here are scared; it’s just that they’re outmanned, outgunned and flat broke.

Flint is the birthplace of General Motors and the home of the U.A.W.’s first big strike. In case you didn’t know this, the words “Vehicle City” are spelled out on the archway spanning the Flint River.

But the name is a lie. Flint isn’t Vehicle City anymore. The Buick City complex is gone. The spark-plug plant is gone. Fisher Body is gone.

What Flint is now is one of America’s murder capitals. Last year in Flint, population 102,000, there were 66 documented murders. The murder rate here is worse than those in Newark and St. Louis and New Orleans. It’s even worse than Baghdad’s.

Politicians love to go to Flint and make speeches, but things never get any better.  The following are comments that Joe Biden made about Flint, Michigan during a recent speech he gave to promote a jobs bill….

“In 2008, when Flint had 265 sworn officers on their police force, there were 35 murders and 91 rapes in this city. In 2010, when Flint had only 144 police officers, the murder rate climbed to 65 and rapes–just to pick two categories–climbed to 229. In 2011, you now only have 125 shields. God only knows what the numbers will be this year for Flint if we don’t rectify it.”

But don’t look down on Flint – these kinds of conditions are coming to where you live soon enough.

#6 West Philly

Did you know that 36.4% of all children that live in Philadelphia are living in poverty?

There are some sections of Philadelphia that are actually very nice, but there are others that look like society has forgotten about them for decades.

A recent article by Jim Quinn entitled “More Than 30 Blocks Of Grey And Decay” described the depressing conditions in West Philadelphia.  Quinn refers to his drive through this area as “the 30 Blocks of Squalor”….

The real unemployment rate exceeds 50%, murder is the number one industry, with drugs a close second.

But it was not always this way.  Once upon a time, West Philly was actually a thriving area and was full of middle class families.

So what happened?

That is a very good question.

According to Quinn, the physical decay in West Philly is matched by the social decay….

The once proud homes are in shambles. Bags of garbage dot the landscape. Most of the people who live here are parasites on society. Personal responsibility, work ethic, education and marriage are unknown concepts in this community. Even though more than 50% of the students in West Philly drop out of high school and the SAT scores of West Philly High students are lower than whale ****, the bankrupt school district spent $70 million to build a new high school/prison to babysit derelicts and future prison inmates. The windows do not have steel bars yet, as the architect was smart to put all windows at least eight feet above street level.

These days there is a lot of despair in “the city of brotherly love”.  It is so sad to see what is happening to what once was such a proud city.

#7 Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland has always had a love/hate relationship with itself.  Many who live there call it “the mistake by the lake”, but the truth is that it was once a truly great city.

Sadly, today it is symbol of what has gone wrong with America.

There has been a steady stream of businesses that have left Cleveland and today 52.6% of all children that live in Cleveland are living in poverty.

There are not enough good jobs in Cleveland anymore, and so there are not enough workers to buy the tens of thousands of homes that have been foreclosed or abandoned.

So what is being done with all of those empty homes?

Unfortunately, they are being torn down.

The following comes from a recent CBS News report by Scott Pelley….

Across America, recession-fueled foreclosures and plummeting home values have left countless properties abandoned and vulnerable to looting. As Scott Pelley reports, the problem has gotten so bad in Cleveland, Ohio, that county officials have demolished more than 1,000 homes this year – and plan to demolish 20,000 more – rather than let the blight spread and render nearby homes worthless.

Does that seem right to you?

Should Cleveland be destroying tens of thousands of homes that families could be using?

Something has gone very, very wrong in this country.

#8 Camden, New Jersey

If you want to see what a hellhole looks like just visit Camden, New Jersey.

Although you will probably want to take an armed escort with you.

As industry has abandoned Camden, the gangs have basically taken over.  The “growth industries” in Camden these days are drug dealing and prostitution.

In an article entitled “City of Ruins“, reporter Chris Hedges described what life is like in Camden at this point….

There are perhaps a hundred open-air drug markets, most run by gangs like the Bloods, the Latin Kings, Los Nietos and MS-13. Knots of young men in black leather jackets and baggy sweatshirts sell weed and crack to clients, many of whom drive in from the suburbs. The drug trade is one of the city’s few thriving businesses. A weapon, police say, is never more than a few feet away, usually stashed behind a trash can, in the grass or on a porch.

Not that other cities in New Jersey are shining examples for the rest of the world either.

For example, if you want to get really depressed just drive through the bad parts of Newark some time.

#9 St. Louis

According to U.S. News and World Report, the most dangerous city in the United States is St. Louis.

If you have a death wish, just wander around the streets of East St. Louis at night.

There is a decent chance that someone will shoot you.

Things were not always this way in St. Louis.  But today things have gotten so bad that you can find packs of wild dogs roaming the city digging through trash and threatening children.

The following is from a report by the local CBS affiliate in St. Louis….

…Lewis Reed is sounding the alarm. “I’ve witnessed packs of dogs, 10 and 15 dogs running together, and I’ve seen all these dogs I’m talking about they don’t have collars, they don’t have tags, these are truly wild dogs,” he said.

Reed says stray dogs are terrorizing the north side. “It’s obscene that parents have to walk their kids to school, in some parts of the city, with a golf club to fend off wild dogs.”

This kind of thing is actually happening in America?

#10 New Orleans, Louisiana

The problems that New Orleans has experienced have been well documented.

But unlike most of the cities listed above, at least New Orleans has an excuse.  New Orleans permanently lost 29% of its population after Hurricane Katrina, and large sections of the city were essentially destroyed by that storm.

Even today, there are still some areas of New Orleans that look as if they have just been bombed.

It has been estimated that about 20 percent of the homes in New Orleans are still standing vacant, and poverty is rampant.  New Orleans will probably never fully recover to the level it was at before Hurricane Katrina hit.

#11 Oakland, California

Oakland has always been in the shadow of San Francisco, and the contrast between the two cities continues to grow.

Oakland has always been considered one of the more dangerous cities in America, and this year crime rates in Oakland are rising rapidly.  The following is from a recent article in the New York Times….

At the beginning of April, murders in Oakland were up 26 percent over a year ago, rapes were up 41 percent, and robberies were up 35 percent.

When Chief Batts arrived as a “change agent” in 2009, the police department employed 837 officers. It now has 635. The department no longer responds to burglaries that are not still in progress, and frequently does not respond to other calls for help.

So if your house has been robbed and the burglars are gone what are you supposed to do?

Due to a crippling lack of resources, the previous police chief decided that his department would no longer be able to respond to all crimes.

The following is a partial list of the crimes that police in Oakland are no longer likely to respond to….

  • burglary
  • theft
  • embezzlement
  • grand theft
  • grand theft: dog
  • identity theft
  • false information to peace officer
  • required to register as sex or arson offender
  • dump waste or offensive matter
  • loud music
  • possess forged notes
  • pass fictitious check
  • obtain money by false voucher
  • fraudulent use of access cards
  • stolen license plate
  • embezzlement by an employee
  • extortion
  • attempted extortion
  • false personification of other
  • injure telephone/power line
  • interfere with power line
  • unauthorized cable tv connection
  • vandalism

So what do you do if you are a victim of one of those crimes in Oakland?

That is a very good question.

#12 Baltimore, Maryland

If you can believe it, Baltimore was actually once a great city.

But today it has become a crime-ridden, drug-infested hellhole.

I used to drive up to Baltimore all the time.  It truly is a “blue collar” city.  There are a lot of really hard working people there.

Unfortunately, there are not nearly enough jobs for everyone and a lot of people have turned to drugs and crime.

There are some areas of Baltimore that you really should never enter by yourself.  If you do go into them, you might not make it back out.

There was one incident in Baltimore earlier this year that was particularly disturbing.

One poor young man had gotten drunk and was apparently wandering around all by himself.  Some thugs approached him and they clearly sensed that he was vulnerable.  So they knocked him to the ground, stripped him of his car keys, his watch, his money, his cell phone and his clothes.

A crowd gathered around to watch, and instead of helping the man, several of them got out their cell phones and laughed hysterically while they recorded the incident with their cell phone cameras for YouTube.

What made all of this even sadder is that this happened right in front of a Baltimore courthouse.

What in the world has happened to this nation?

All of us that still love this country should be deeply saddened by everything above.

America is rotting from the inside out, and if we are ever going to find any solutions we need to start admitting how bad things have really become.

The truth is that our problems are not limited to one political party, one special interest group or to one region of the country.  The social decay that is plaguing America can literally be found everywhere.

For much more on this, please see the following four articles….

1) “25 Signs The Collapse Of America Is Speeding Up As Society Rots From The Inside Out

2) “70 Reasons To Mourn For America

3) “20 Signs That Society Is Breaking Down And That America Has Been Overrun By Psychos

4) “12 Factors That Are Turning The Streets Of America Into A Living Hell

So don’t laugh at Detroit or Cleveland or St. Louis.

The rest of the country is declining too.

If the city where you live is not a hellhole already, it will be soon enough.

  • Andrew Bulles

    As the “great epistler” that you are, Micheal, you should consider moving this blog underground and off the internet for the REAL Atlas Shrugged types like me who wish to start society over on OUR terms — the terms intended by the founding fathers in their “incorporating documents” and the espousing Federalist Papers. You could call it the MAYFLOWER SOCIETY and start a printed newsletter with secret meetings to create a quasi-adjutant corps formed of those who wish to actuate a reformation of “Our America” when the Progressive/Socialist system of Obama’s backers finally fails.

    • Michael

      Actually my instinct is to push this material in front of as many eyes as possible.

      I believe the more people that wake up the better.

      In fact, I am thinking of writing a book.

      What do you all think?

      Good idea?


  • Susan

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  • Guy Gold

    I am not going to suggest what I am about to say justifies, or is even the only or primary cause of what happened in Colorado-but I am going to be surprised if it is not a contributory factor.

    While I have seen live interviews show in replay today over and over again, I saw one live interview with the Asian next door neighbor to the Colorado killer. When asked if he had any insight he told the reporter “he got a BS in neuroscience and was unable to get a job. So then he got a Masters Degree in neuroscience and could not get a job. So he was working on getting his PhD.” You could tell by the way his neighbor told the story-the Colorado killer’s inability to get a job in one of those science fields that the government says we have a shortage of workers in-was frustrating him. His dropping out of the PhD program showed it was either too difficult for him or he concluded he wouldn’t get a job even if he had a PhD.

    Hosts on all the news shows today were in shock that someone so educated could commit crime like that-there is a false assumption that college can teach people to reason. College is almost exclusively simply memorizing something someone else has figured out-most of it useless to life and career. What we are seeing in America now is a new demographic of the college educated whose job prospects aren’t a lot better than the lowly educated-but the lowly educated aren’t stressed with huge student loan debt based on a government lie (that college is a good investment anymore).

    I’m afraid we are going to see a lot more crime by disgruntled college graduates. One thing that could make things better would be to revoke every degree requirement government has put on occupations the last sixty years so people don’t have to bankrupt themselves trying to get a job.

  • Ezekiel 123

    All of you are missing the big picture..that is this..these are black neighborhoods..with black residents…incapable of decent, normal behavior.
    Everything else you see as the culprit is crap.
    Quit being stupid..blacks for the most part are unfit for civilization.

    • jsmith0552

      Yeah, like when I think of old Chicago, I generally think of Al Capone, I don’t think of Black people.

      • Katt

        I believe Al died more then a few decades ago! Doubtful that he is the problem!

        • nickatnoon

          And WHO put Al outta BIZ??? The IRS….OWNED BY JEWS!

    • clancymc

      I agree with you Ezekiel. They piss and moan about how the white man is responsible for all of their woes. They drove the whites out of Detroit with all of their rioting and looting. They don’t come together as a community and work together to rebuild and fix problems. They come together to protest and destroy. If they could learn to use a hammer and tools they could fix up these houses. I heard a black woman from Detroit on TV the other day complaining about how someone should come and mow her lawn because the grass was getting so high. Why can’t she mow her own lawn like the rest of us do? The blacks burned down over 2,000 buildings, killed about 80 people, wounded almost 2,000 in the 1967 riots in Detroit. The whites moved out because it was no longer safe to live there. And now we see what happens when blacks are put in charge of a city. Now we have one in charge of the country and look what’s happened to us. They just don’t know how to work and maintain things like the whites do. Most all of the are very unproductive and that’s been the drain on our nation.

      • daqu

        What drove many people out of Detroit and many other cities is the loss of manufacturing jobs, as these moved overseas thanks to cheap labor especially in parts of Asia.

        So the people who could afford to move did so, and those who couldn’t remained behind: poor and jobless.

      • weareallequal

        CLANCYMC….Back in the day Detroit was owned by white people with a Bigot of a Mayor who developed what we now call a FREEWAY to separate black people from the whites, who were TRYING to bee seen as equals with everyone else…but of course the MAYOR at the time wasn’t seeing that and saw black people as unwanted infestation…doing what he could to drive them out (lynching, burning crosses, spreading hate) leaving them no choice but to fight back. so what did the Fat SLOB/Raciest of a Mayor do…took all the jobs, all the white people, built a free way and promoted suburbs with white picket fences and left Detroit with no money, no jobs and no hope. The hate that was planted by fearful white supremacists and created what we have today and has the nerve to sit back and say ” see! see! I told you so!” really people…open your minds, educate yourself on the truth and stop spreading the hate!!

        • Evie_L

          So basically, you’re saying black people need white people so they can have jobs and money? They aren’t capable of starting businesses?
          I’m glad I’m not black, because I’d find that pretty insulting if I were.

    • budda budda

      well said retard

    • Displaced American

      The really sad thing is they’ve all had an opportunity to share in the American dream. Instead they’ve opted for the tribalism that has caused so much death and destruction in African countries.
      Unfortunately with “The Won” in the white house, they’re dragging us all down with them.

      • nickatnoon

        OBumfuk is just an MK’d puppet, CONtrolled by JEWs! Parasite JEWs have subverted and DESTROYED civilizations since the beginning of recorded history. ALL ghettos were created by them, and NOTHING will get better until they are EXTERMINATED. You dumb Yanks, coerced by JEW-led UK, ANNIHILATED Germany, the one country who tried to do something about the International PARASITIC JEWS! NOW they own EVERYTHING, including YOU! Merka is the most ST000PIFIED nation there is! You should be proud!!! :P

  • AncientChief

    I don’t know about the rest of it, but you sure got the ‘arrogant’ part right.

  • Joe Mama

    USA has become a nation of spiritually dead amoral vicious self-absorbed criminals and you get what you deserve

  • Mary

    Politics, corporate rhetoric and religion aside, just look at the demographics. Go to Very telling.

  • Rodster
    • Michael

      Very nice – it had been a little while since I was on Business Insider. :)


  • Melanika Hawatu

    “Chicago Nick”, thanks for making the point of my rant IF they are bold enough to publish it. Your dig at Trayvon is no different than the klan who joked about Emmett Till in the 50’s. Only a couple of years separated Till from Trayvon. Trayvon, unlike your mass murderer Holmes with the vast artillery Trayvon would never have been allowed to have, Trayvon was unarmed. His only weapon was his fists. His only crime, “walking while black” through a white neighborhood. Something we all thought in 20–freaking 12!–we were supposed to be past! Amazing that you can sob rightfully so over white kids killed by one of their own in a theater but lynch the character of kid who was shot point black in the head by a man who decided he was the enemy before he had any reason to. The same as white racists have always done. The sad thing is I thought I was past feeling this way. I grew up in 50’s hating whites who were literal monsters. I saw a black man lynched at 5 years old. It burned into my mind. I turned to God to get past the hate. Now here we are, decades later, and the hatred that killed this kid and hung him is in a new generation. While pointing the finger at others, you want to see the monster? Watch today’s news. The man of the hour doesn’t look like Trayvon Martin.

    • J Madison

      Ask that lady’s family about this trayon — MOBILE, Alabama — A Mobile County judge this morning denied bail for a teenager accused of killing Wendy Fisher on the street outside her home on Racine Avenue in west Mobile.

      That means that Trayon Washington, 17, will be jailed pending trial on a murder charge

    • trav

      **************. The neighborhood St. Trayvawn was walking through was not a “white” neighborhood. It was integrated. Whose fault was it that St. Trayvawn matched the description of every robber that had been victimizing that same neighborhood? If I had a home invader, he’d look like St. Trayvawn.

      It is not everyone else’s fault that blacks account for over half of the violent crime nationally and more than 90% in some cities. We get east indians who have darker skin from slums in delhi where they lived in corrugated aluminum shacks who come here and they prosper despite being colored, poor, and experiencing gigantic wealth disparities. Asians get off of a boat and integrate into society. Even in brazil where they (japanese) were indentured servants after the cessation of slavery, you see an asian minority prospering.

      If you don’t like “walking while black,” try focusing your ire at ROBBING while black, RAPING while black, and MURDERING while black, all things that blacks are rightfully known for because this small minority commits over half of the violent crime in this country. It isn’t everyone else’s fault that they’ve NOTICED this tendency in black people! Even 1st generation africans who drive cabs in cities advise each other not to take blacks as fares because it is too dangerous.

  • Aaron

    You forgot Buffalo, NY. Sure its a functioning city but its a hell hole of a place that only still exists because the government is the top employer. Industry left years ago and its only getting worse year by year. Corruption and shrinking tax base along with unfunded mandates from the state and fed.



  • Lennica J

    All Illinois residents can reduce and eliminate
    utility bills easily and make a fantastic income by sharing this with others. Start with electricity. You can’t beat this. There is always opportunity amidst chaos. Teach this to your degenerate neighbors.

  • UnionLeague

    If things are as bad as you say they are, then maybe we should stop waging useless wars, over-funding the War Department and start investing in America’s social and physical infrastructure.

    • disillusioned

      Yep, and the above comment is with the current POTUS in the office, not bush. I don’t hear any outrage over the wars with the POTUS. What happened to bring em all home?

  • Val

    “there are over 300 million people in this country and 535 are politician: 100 senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country….Don’t re-elect any of them.” – by Charlie Reese

  • Jerry from Cambodia

    It is interesting that some folks want to blame Christians for the increase in crime and the decrease in morals in the country. Seems a bit counter-intuitive to me. It is easy to call someone a hypocrite. But even if true about an individual, what does that have to do with the issue of increased crime. Most real Christians (and there are many who claim to be but do not live the life) know that they are indeed hypocrites, because we all commit sins during our life. A person is a hypocrite when he acts in a manner NOT consistent with his belief system. So a true Christian is a hypocrite when he/she lives a life not consistent with the teachings of Christ. Thankfully, we have the grace and mercy of God to be forgiven when we repent-turn and walk in the opposite manner.

  • J Madison

    Pls all republicans, vote in Nov.if not registered, you can go to to register to vote.Pls call your friends to confirm that they will be at the voting booths also in Nov. or ask them if they need a ride. thank-you

  • J Madison

    Birmingham,Al.-has over 50% of its residence living below the poverty line.
    There use to be hundreds of metal, fab,and foundry shops supporting the steel industry in Bhm, now, you can count on your hand fab shops. the newspaper have
    ads for house sitters,pizza hut jobs,and administration assistant from a temporay agency. Oh yea, “the city is bankrupted”!

  • my opinion

    Hi there, just wanted to say, I liked this post. It was inspiring.
    Keep on posting!

  • trav

    Uh…all but one of the cities listed as “the future” are heavily BLACK.

    And this same thing happens to EVERY city that “Goes black.” It doesn’t come back.

    On the flipside, Pittsburgh is 90% white and a rust belt city that is now rated as one of the top places to live in the USA.

    If where you live is controlled by africans, your environment will resemble africa. If it is run by latinos, it will resemble latin america. If it’s run by asians, it will resemble asia. Ethnicity and genetics matter.

  • Obee

    Greedy politicians/Repukes and Demoncrates create poverty for our country which drives up the crime. Now the we have them dumb down we will take their guns away!@! Yeph that’s what we will do. Hee hee.

  • Chi Town Joey

    I think we are just about on par with what the Demorats want our Country to be.

    • chicago man

      LOL, the Republicans ************ on the middle class and would love to kill the poor if they could.

      • disillusioned

        Democrats started the KKK and support the Nationalists Socialists movement.. errr Nazis?

  • Opining1

    Check the demographics for these dozen cities; notice anything interesting?

    Until all of America “looks like” those demographics, this is NOT what the rest of USA will look like. And please stop declining to post my comments, which are no more “racist” than anyone else’s here!

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  • Denise

    I live 8 miles from Detroit. Contrary to the writer, Detroit is coming back. Yes, we have high crime rates, but they are on the outskirts of Detroit. Detroit proper is doing. Like any big City, we are coming back neighborhood, by neighborhood. Corktown, where the old Tiger Stadium was, is thriving. It has become the haven for Artists. Our Downtown is beautiful. There is urban farming everywhere. Just yesterday a Corporation wants to take large vacant lots, and start forests. Which is a great idea. Yes, we are a financially strapped City. With a Mayor who is doing what needs to be done. All of Michigan is hurting. It has gotten better now that the Auto Industry has come back.

    For most of these Cities, the problem is there jobs were sent overseas. So, no one has a job, they can only buy what is necessary. They can’t take vacations. In the end, no one is making money. What did these companies and the Government think was going to happen? The Government has to stop giving tax credits for taking jobs overseas, and give a credit for bringing jobs back to the U.S.

    As far as are Government goes they are all a bunch of crooks. And that includes the Banking system too. I was a Realtor for 33 years, with my own Company. Of course the Business is doing terrible. Banks won’t lend money.

    They are going to spend money in Washington anyway, so do it where it is productive for Americans. We need to rebuild our infrastructure. This way, we can put people to work, who then will be paying taxes. As bad as the roads and bridges are in this country there would be years of work. We need to build roads for Farmers too, so they can get there product out.

    It’s time we take care of America, and Americans.We need to stop getting involved in what other Countries want. We need to be United.

  • Tina

    PLEASE STOP COMPARING EAST ST. LOUIS, IL with St. Louis Missouri! East St. Louis is in IL not in Missouri. I live in St. Louis city and this is a beautiful city!
    Come and take a look for yourself before saying it’s a hellhole!

    • Robert

      Just as the post says below, St. Louis is coming back in many neighborhoods, north and south, neighborhood by neighborhood. Maybe the author should visit some of these cities before calling them hellholes. St. Louis and Detroit residents have amazing pride for their city and only does this pride allow them to bounce back the way that they are. Most people in this country would be surprised to see how great these cities are if they only visit, instead they listen to the media about how dangerous they are. Just like any city, there are good areas and not so good areas.

  • Brent Emery Pieczynski

    This is just a symptom of America being an Empire.

  • Chimper

    Give you one guess as to the cause of all this.


    • Justin Case

      Don’t forget the border hoppers.

      • orange

        I love you both! Glad to see some people get it!

      • BetterSafeThanSorry

        “AVOID THE GROID!”

        Or preferably: Avoid non-WASPs.

  • AgreeToDisagree

    Nonsense. USA could simply distribute all unused land , and tell the people to grow their own crops and build their own houses, raise their own livestock, make their own leather or fur goods, compost their own sewage, collect their own rainwater or dig their own wells. End of problem, everyone gets a few acres and high-density living ‘hellholes’, will be quite empty without people who have their own land.

    BTW there is no such thing as money. There is no such thing as economy or collapse. Too bad for the plutocracy or corporatocracy though! Even if education was free now, citizens will return to 1400s settler-era America! Citizens please elect ONLY a President or Governor with the above intent. Executive Order 0 (Zero) for land distribution will be that reset button America needs.

    People have lived since man learnt to walk upright without electricity or petrol. BTW there is no such thing as poor people, jobs, concept of money much less a petro-dollar or a Global Financial System or a recession or depression.

  • Juan

    When the gatekeepers and guards abandon their posts because of political/corporate raping of the American people, the immoral ignorant Godless humans that remain are no more than animals. You can take the bushbaby out of the bush but without human oversite the bushbaby acts like, well, a bushbaby.

  • sam

    Look at the demographics of the cr#pholes. it is very similar to a nation associated with cape horn… This is how they chose to live

  • Bucky Goldstein

    Haha! At the end of your story there is an add for electing Debbie Wasserman Schultz to congress.She’s part of the problem, the woman is an idiot.

  • an observer

    collapse is necessary for real organic development so take heart, weather the storm, don’t believe the liars who are everywhere in every form, rise above vile racism , let the dead deal with the dead, this is the opportunity America needs to truly come of age and let go of it’s evil overlords, primitives of the feral extremes, idiots and cretins
    let the creative heart of your country become
    i love the idea of inner city forests in Detroit
    throw off the devils negative shackles
    get out of a perpetual war footing
    sort out your own backyard
    from an interested Australian
    hard work
    be stringent honest with yourselves
    the TRUTH is important for healing process
    it is fundamental
    this is a great article
    but use it as a turning point

    • orange

      Easy for you to preach about “vile racism” when you don’t have a clue what it’s like to live among the “vibrant diversity”. Why not take a trip to the US and go to any of these places? You won’t see many white faces (I doubt you’ll see more than 100 in all these places combined), but we’re supposed to ignore that fact and keep pretending that they’re “just like us”? Obviously they aren’t, and it’s becoming apparent that they won’t ever start acting like human beings and pull their own weight, so why do we continue to listen to know nothings like you lecture us about racism from your safe, homogenous little country? I watched my hometown turn into a nasty cesspool thanks to do-gooder bleeding heart sanctimonious liberals like you, and you wouldn’t last one day in the hell I had to endure before I finally escaped.

      Don’t you dare preach about racism when the most vile racism I’ve ever heard has come from the mouths of those minorities that you love so much. Would you like to sit around and listen to them describe the perverted sexual stuff they’d do to a 13 year old girl? Or your wife? Oh I heard it all because they thought I didn’t speak their language (I do but I never bothered to tell them!) and I actually went out and bought a gun and got concealed carry because I was so frightened after listening to it (and hearing about the constant rapes from my cop friend). How about being the victim of a machete attack by gang members? I could go on and on but why should I, I’m just a vile racist…BECAUSE I LIVED IT EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR YEARS. I NEVER once heard a white person say anything racist but I couldn’t even count the many times I’ve been called “white b*tch”, “cracker” or some other slur regarding my skin color, but that’s not important to people like you because you don’t give a d*mn about anything other than scoring liberal cred with your friends who also don’t know a d*mn thing about the real world.

      I won’t even mention the sexual harassment and molestation I dealt with in school at their hands…I started carrying a knife and would’ve used it but thankfully I never had to. Not because I would’ve had a problem with stabbing one, but because when you mess with one, you mess with them all (they have racial solidarity, unlike us). I would’ve been dead by the end of the week or at least in the hospital! So you can sit right there and spew your sanctimonious BS from the safety of your keyboard but I’ll fervently hope and pray you one day get to experience what TRUE “vile racism” looks like and people dismiss you with one word, “RACIST”. You deserve it, and don’t think that telling them “B-but I defended you on the INTERNET!” will do one bit of good. They don’t care, they hate you because of your white skin and NOTHING you do will ever change that. Period.

      • DiamondDave

        @ Orange….you are absolutely right on all counts. It’s a hopeless situation as the black race, as a whole, is never going to change. Is very sad for the thousands of intelligent, articulate black individuals that represent– at most 10% of blacks– that, none the less, are viewed suspiciously due to the animalistic behavior of the other 90%.

  • BlogMagog

    If the government stopped being the “stepdad” for generations of families, if Uncle Sam closed his checkbook, we could end a good portion of this over the course of 2 generations. People would either not have kids, or they would get jobs to support the ones they have. The government has created a dependant class of Leaches. 50% of the population not working? We are doomed. The poor used to not mind being poor, if they could raise their kids up to a better way of life. This has been turned on its head. Poor not raising, or caring how their kids turn out. To them, the more kids, means more free money from the government. Stop the handouts!!!!!

    • trree

      NlGGERS aren’t going to stop having kids just because the handouts stop. They’ll just steal even more SHlT from working white people by other means.

      The only soluton is… NO NlGGERS.

  • Mike

    all run by democrats , go figure

    • Bubba Joe Smith

      Dam yankys and thare fancy book lernin

    • The TROOF

      And the grass is green in all of them – what’s your point?

      Nearly ALL large cities — safe or otherwise — are run by Democrats, because Rednecklicans only represent rural white trash.

      • Harry

        Clueless ^^^^

      • disillusioned

        So some of the northern states which changed political colors are now offical redneck states?

      • nickatnoon

        There is NO DIFFERENCE between any of the ‘parties’. They ALL come from the same SATANIC SECRET SOCIETIES CONtrolled by JEWs!

  • Bart Stempson

    I think there is great success ahead for this country and the cities will come back as a result of apple stock building wealth in for people in the inner cities. Most of them have an ipod or ipad now, so they have started to build their future. Smart people know US made cars will dominate the environment. Ford is built tough! and these products will start to get exciting to the chinease, who soon look to start spending money on all the us products like tv’s and sneakers and power bars, like cliff bars, which are surging in popularity. Now with real estate starting to really take off and women getting eqaulity again so they can invest and buy there is somebody to pick up the slack, so the Mexicans don’t have to hold this economy on their backs. Just buy us savings bonds, you will be rich in a few years!

    • Handy Graph

      Some people don’t like satire. Fortunately I make up for them
      Well done.

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  • Granny

    it is NOT a black/white/Asian thing — it is a LEAVING GOD thing! THAT is the MAIN PROBLEM people! REPENT & Return to GOD and PRAY & SEEK HIM! He WILL HEAL OUR LAND! – Color doesNOT matter!

  • Briana Lee

    The big picture is America will finally get a taste of its own medicine. America is a big facade, building a “dream” from stolen values.

    From the beginning, they stole land, even took people from their native countries to create this “dream”. But instead the plan has backfired and turned into America’s worst nightmare.

    But of course, America blames everyone but themselves. Trying to forget the dream that’s turned into a nightmare, but it’s too late.

    Keep ignoring the truth. Keep putting your burdens on others. Keep disguising the problems of education, healthcare and poverty with petty racism, ignorance and hatred. Keep thinking that America will become what it originally was.

    But then again what was it?

  • Briana Lee

    What I said must’ve been true because I look now and it’s deleted.

  • Briana Lee

    You’re not fooling one but yourself trying to hide the truth. But it will come to light just like everything else.

  • Briana Lee

    Like I said before, the big picture is that America is a facade. A facade based on a “dream” that turned out to be a nightmare. Keep lying and hiding the truth. Sweeping things under the rug doesn’t clean something. It’s an illusion for you to believe something is fixed but it’s not. The problem still remains.

  • Briana Lee

    But don’t worry America will be what it was originally. A land that was stolen from its original people and built on the slavery and disempowerment of others.

    • Shel

      Every land in world history has been stolen, bought, or war to attain it. That’s human history. Blacks, whites and hispanics have all been slaves, or human sacrifice victims of their own race or other races. Look at what China is doing to Tibet.

  • Briana Lee

    And only a fool would blame it on race. Every civilization regardless goes through a period of rise and fall. Sadly, America is coming close to it’s downfall. All because of things simply being “swept under the rug.”

  • Briana Lee

    Oh but I get it now. The 40 acres and a mule ended up being welfare and food stamps. Government assistance is only a small portion of the reparations this country owes to it’s people.

  • Briana Lee

    You can delete my post all you want, but the truth remains.

  • Briana Lee

    If America was as passionate about education, healthcare, and fighting poverty as much as this racist, ignorant, foolishness it wouldn’t be in this predicament.

    • Clifford Carlson

      How much money is enough? Our government has written billions in checks to them. Where do you draw the line?

  • Briana Lee

    I see the fools get together on this page and say things they’re to scared to say in public. Hiding behind an Internet post is weak, just like America.

  • Briana Lee

    The Romans, Aztecs, Mayans, Egyptians etc. were all different civilizations but they all have something in common. They were all amazing and influential empires that eventually experienced a downfall. So the racism and ignorance doesn’t make any sense at all.

  • Briana Lee

    All the weak people gather on this post and spew hatred because they’re scared. You wish you could fight, but unfortunately you’re outnumbered. The minority has become the majority and there’s nothing you can do about it. But blame yourself because you made it that way.

    • Clifford Carlson

      So you’re proud because you’re taking part in a mass suicide?

  • Briana Lee

    Have fun deleting my posts :)

  • bigot joe

    ezekiel does not know what s/he is talking about and to the person who wrote 80 died in the riot- The number is 42. The woman who was commenting on the yards being mowed was referring to the empty houses and open lots around the city. It’s a know fact– if an area appears to be being taken care of i.e. the removal of graffiti, mowing of lawns and so fourth, the less likely it is to be vandalized.

  • Displaced American

    Blacks are a drop in the bucket when it comes to population, but they deplete more than their fair share of public services. It’s not the numbers, it’s the cost.
    police, emergency services, public assistance; the 13% use 60% of it.
    Reality is HARD, huh Delilah?

  • ILuvEquines

    Affirmative action, BRA and COMMIES.

  • Who cares

    Not all blacks and Hispanics are bad but they do make up for the majority of criminals. They are just gang infested, violent, drug addicted apes, sorry. But ofcourse no race is perfect. I’m not blaming them for everything but I am blaming for the high crime rates.

  • disillusioned

    Mmmm… supperiority… must be an awesome meal!

    • nickatnoon

      That’s a KFC Family Bucket d00d!

  • Brokenhearted

    Ezekiel123 must be a clan member….if “WE” as a society do not provide equal opportunity for education and jobs, then you have robbed someone of their hope and faith. do that and you have what you have…it sad. if feel it is done on purpose in order to suppress the great potential that may reside in poverty filled areas….seems to me the ones who put them at a disadvantage are the weak and full of fear….:(

  • chip

    Yea just look at every country that is a majority black= ‘ failure”’
    When you combine a lower overall IQ, Laziness and being prone to violence also having a bad attitude and always feeling you are the victim for your own failures you end up with a ghetto”’ The truth is the truth”’ but we are not supposed to talk about it

  • Tracy

    Gary: 100% Dem mayors since 1943
    Chicago: 100% Dem mayors since 1931
    Detroit: 100% Dem mayors since 1962
    Philly: 100% Dem mayors since 1952
    St. Louis: 100% Dem mayors since 1949
    New Orleans: 100% Dem mayors since 1872
    Baltimore: 100% Dem mayors since 1947

    I couldn’t find mayor parties listed on Stockton, Flint, Camden, or Oakland.

    These are all ‘Democrat Plantations / Reservations’ burgeoning with illegitimate children and relationship deviancy with no fathers to be found. When you give people everything, you kill their spirits and they lose hope. Simple. Sad.

  • yuyuk

    What’s the common theme here? Can anyone say BLACK MAN! Average IQ around 85. Average Asian IQ: 108 Average White IQ: 103 America really needs to get control of it’s “black” problem. And the whole world knows it!

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