Saturday, May 14, 2016

Detroit Shanty Town




Do you remember Detroit? It used to be America's motor city, now it's a prospective venue for zombie parks and "sack of corn, take a mule" land grants, as the once great automotive capital reverts to green field site.




Well done, Libs. Detroit was your great experiment and now it's a wreck, some would say a shanty town,

I know I was there.

LSP

8 comments:

LL said...

Detroit is very much a third world city plopped down in a first world country. It's emblematic what progressive politics does to everything that it touches. Nothing good, nothing happy, nothing productive comes from it. Ask Dr. Ben Carson who made it despite being born in the Detroit ghetto to a single mother. He says the same thing that you state.

LSP said...

The last time I was there, a couple of years ago, the highways were empty. Why? Because no one, much, lives there anymore. Good work, commies.

LL said...

They'd feel highly vindicated if they could model the entire US after Detroit. When it happened, they'd simply smile and say, "my work here is done." It's how they work....oh and they'd blame Bush or Trump.

lukeya said...

Detroit certainly is a wreck, although perhaps strangely Windsor, ONT isn't. I must say that the US has a seemingly large number of these large rust belt cities rotting away.

Nothing to do with people not wanting to buy US made cars and other products is it? The Trumper thinks so. That's why he opposes free trade.

Fredd said...

I lived outside Detroit in Oakland County for three years over two decades ago. The place was a wreck then, and it's twice as bad now.

I went to the Superbowl when it was held in Detroit in 2006. Downtown had some money pumped into it, but just a few blocks away, the shanty town springs up.

I wonder what a Republican mayor would do, if elected. Then again, I may as well wonder what Hillary Clinton would be like if she were honest.

LSP said...

What can I say, LL. Thanks a lot, "Bush."

LSP said...

Windsor's certainly not the mess that Detroit is, Lukeya, but it's far smaller and it's not doing so well. And here's a question -- if industry/capital follows cheap labor, gutting places like Detroit, what happens to its market? If followed to its conclusion, no one, for example, would be able to afford cars in the end and you'd get a global industrial collapse.

Looking at the problem from another angle, a system based on infinite growth and finite resource has to, at some point, collapse. ZeroHedge is fond of outlining that...

Just thinking/rambling out loud. In the meanwhile, there's a small zone of renewal in the Motorway City but we have to say, they took the wrong step years ago.

LSP said...

I was in Detroit visiting friends and family a couple of years ago, Fredd, and was amazed at how empty the highways were. The place has depopulated hugely since the late '90s even, when I remember hearing automatic weapons fire on New Year's Eve (I was living in Windsor). Sure enough, the local "talent" had been getting into it off of Cass and Mack or somewhere like that.

Maybe crime's down because there's fewer people to shoot each other. What a mess.