Come See Detroit, America’s Future

Charlie LeDuff, New York Times, July 26, 2013

I know an old woman who hasn’t opened her windows in a decade, afraid that what’s outside will climb inside. Inside, there is the stale odor of dead air.

I know another woman who called me about a corpse lying outside her window for six and a half hours. This was because of cutbacks at the morgue. No dignity in death here. They do it better in Baghdad.

The latest trend? When a person is murdered, he is thrown into an abandoned house, and it is set on fire. There are tens of thousands to choose from.

I know of an 11-year-old boy who was shot, the bullet going clean through his arm. The cops stuffed him in the back of a squad car and rushed him to the hospital. That’s how we do it. There was no ambulance available. About two-thirds of the city’s fleet is broken on an average day.


In our town, the 911 dispatch system recently went down for 15 hours, and no one seemed to give a damn. When the system is running, the average wait is 58 minutes. Firefighters can’t use hydraulic ladders on fire trucks to do their jobs unless there is an “immediate threat to life.” In a fire—imagine that. The ladders haven’t been inspected in years.

If this were New York, these stories would have ricocheted around the world. But this is Detroit and, of course, nobody gives a damn. {snip}


So we went broke, bust, bankrupt. We’ve known that in Detroit for years. Only now it is official with a Chapter 9 filing last week. The biggest municipal default in United States history—at least $18 billion. Suddenly, America gives a rip.

How did it get this way, I’m asked? {snip}

The short answers: municipal mismanagement, race riots, white flight, black flight, dead flight (people routinely disinter their deceased and relocate them to the suburbs). There were the overreaching unions and management that couldn’t balance a ball. Proof? The multibillion-dollar bailout of the auto industry. Thank you, American taxpayers!

Then there is our spectacular civic corruption: A former mayor, Kwame M. Kilpatrick, waits for a bed in federal prison, convicted of extortion, racketeering and bribery. He looted the city of millions of dollars and stole the future of thousands of children. {snip}

So Detroit files for bankruptcy. What does this mean? Pay close attention because it may be coming to you soon, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia. In 2011, Moody’scalculated the unfunded liabilities for Illinois’s three largest state-run pension plans to be $133 billion. (It is expected to be even larger this year.) That’s the size of six Detroit bankruptcies—give or take a few hundred million.


In simple math, do we sacrifice 30,000 former and current workers to save a city of700,000 people and their progeny? Most Detroiters will tell you yes. Don’t judge. We feel bad about it. But we’re simply Americans. We are a gaunt dog. We are desperate. And you are watching and studying us.

Pension checks will be much smaller than planned and health care benefits will get foisted off on Medicaid and Obamacare. Thanks again, taxpayers!

There is hope up here on the Great Lakes. We have fresh water, profitable auto companies, more than $130 billion a year in trade with Canada crossing through our city, a world-class research university and, eventually, a clean balance sheet. Hey, it helps to be first. What do you have, Atlanta?

So come visit Detroit, my fellow Americans. Come take a look at your future. Come give the tires a kick. And if you want your money back, come strip copper pipes and wiring from the abandoned buildings—if you can find any copper. Chances are, someone beat you to it.

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  • NeanderthalDNA

    The Africanization of a once great city. Epic failure.

  • Puggg

    “Welcome to Detroit, America’s future,” in the New York Times.

    A future for America that the New York Times demands.

    It’s also New York City’s future if stop question frisk is ever done away with. It might be its future anyway.

    • EuroAmerican

      If SQ+F is stopped in NYC and the cops stop”tossing” black and Hispanic males then the thugs start carrying guns again. The murder rates go up in the hood, it wont be the white people who are going to die. The cops have a secret radio code for black on black homicide, NHI… No humans involved.

      • Puggg

        “It won’t be the white people who are going to die.”

        Some of that mess always splatters on our heads.

    • evilsandmich

      NYC has been spoiled by decades of ‘velveted glove’ rule and FIRE economy loot. They forget that Escape from New York wasn’t quite fiction when it was made. Once the FIRE money is gone and the super squishy liberals are back, their future will look like Detroit.

  • Ed_NY

    There is nothing in Detroit that I want nor is there anything I want to see. Don’t count on tourism to revitalize Detroit cause it’s not going to happen.

    • IanJMacDonald

      Oh I don’t know, “disaster tourism” might be kinda exciting, kinda like visiting Lion Country Safari or Jurassic Park.

      “Attention patrons, now entering unsecured zone. Remember that the glass on this armoured bus is bullet-proof, but nonetheless we ask that you not taunt the native wildlife. In the unlikely event of a blowout, REMAIN IN THE VEHICLE.”

      • Ed_NY

        You must be in the travel & tourism business.

      • Romulus

        Keeping it pithy? That was pretty !

      • sbuffalonative

        Disaster tourism? You’d get shut down faster than you can say ‘racism’.

        • DiversityIsDeath

          “Some raysiss crackers makin money off n*****s in Detroit. Whatchoo think we is? Some kinda freak show fo white folks’s entertainment? Dey better git dey raysiss white asses out dem buses….”

        • newscomments70

          There is already disaster tourism in Detroit. They have bed and breakfasts for white liberals, and bus tours through the ruins. It’s already there, you can find it on google.

      • Sloppo

        I think that’s a really good idea. For those of us who have friends and family members who just can’t seem to figure out reality, a guided tour like that might be instrumental.

        • sbuffalonative

          I’ve long said that liberalism is a mental illness characterized by an inability to see reality.

          It’s stunning how ‘progressive’ liberals can find and make endless excuses and propose wacky theories to fix problems without ever seeing the problem.

          ‘It’s not them, it’s us’.

      • bob

        The Japanese used to take bus tours through Harlem to see the urban American jungle.

      • me

        It should be mandatory for every brainwashed White person to have a field trip to Detroit….here’s the result of your ‘compassion’ for the Bantu. Now, who’s going to be the first person to get out of the bus and greet your fellow citizens? Who’s not ‘racist’? Who’s going to go and shake that young Bantu’s hand and buy him a beer? Who’s going to put their skewered beliefs to the test? No takers?

  • 48224

    For YEARS I have been saying Detroit represents the future of America. Having lived in the city for 32 years I have seen the destruction of a great city first hand. If blacks can destroy Detroit, East St. Louis, Cleveland….why not the country.

    • exLibtard

      If blacks can destroy Detroit, East St. Louis, Cleveland….why not the country?

      The fine residents of Zimbabwe and South Africa would attest to that.

    • Jack Burton

      Detroit is 84% black, that’s insane, might as well be Nigeria.

      You see, blacks are a net loss, they are extremely dysfunctional, and when their population becomes a majority it’s an unsustainable situation.

      The country will never be 84% black, however it will become more and more like Brazil. There will be more areas of the country like Detroit, no doubt about that.

      • 48224

        The country doesn’t have to be 84% black to fail. When I was a kid, America was 10% black, now it is only 12% black and failing. Drive into any black neighborhood in America and look at all the people just wondering around in the middle of the day with nothing to do. Look at all the people in wheel chairs from being shot, falling down stairs from being drunk, losing legs from diabetes and alcholism. Look at all the money spent on their special ed kids.
        No, America doesn’t have to be 84% black to fail. I think 25% will do the trick and we are half way there. I know this because when my Detroit neighborhoods turned 25% black, they were shot and we had to move. This happened 3 times bfore we gave up and moved to the burbs…..and now they are moving out here. My next move is to Applachia.

        • Violet

          Mexicans are almost as good at destroying cities as blacks. They are
          major contributors to white flight and city bankruptcies in California. And their population percentage is growing rapidly.

          • newscomments70

            They do create families and homes, but they have their own form of destruction. Their “homes” are often several familes living in a single family home. You will see cars several parked in the lawn. In a Mexican neighborhood, many homes will be blasting mariachi music or gangsta rap at deafening levels. They might keep up their homes to some degree, but they often do no pay taxes. Infrastructure, hospitals and schools decay. Violent drug gangs rule the communities. Driving is chaotic and lawless. They are fiercely patriotic to Mexico and hate the US. New immigrants usually do not speak English, but they are not literate in Spanish. Second generation Mexican Americans often speak only English, but education levels are similar to blacks. There are always exceptions, but this is the norm. You can take the train in southern California for a “tour” of the destruction.

          • saxonsun

            We go shopping at the designer outlets in Long Island. They’re loaded with Mexicans. It would never have occurred to me that these illegals would one day infest rich areas of this nation. Sickening. And they walk as if it’s their soil. How is it we allow this outrage? They’ve completely taken over beautiful Sunken Meadow State Park on LI. I mean completely. Most whites don’t go there anymore. One also sees tons of blacks, Asians, Indians and Muslims.

          • Greg Thomas

            There is really no place in this country now to escape the mexican illegal invasion. They are literally everywhere. And yes,they walk around with a sense of arrogance, bravado and entitlement which is truly disturbing. Many parts of California look just as you have described.

          • Greg Thomas

            I do not want their brand of “families and homes” in this country.

          • kenfrombayside

            Yes im pasting but what i have to say is important. Guess what the democrats are obsessed with right now? Giving 11 – 30 million (nobody knows for sure) criminal lawbreakers legalization. Plus, they could sponsor their relatives; that would bring the total up to about 50 million aliens in our midst. Of course, these new citizens will vote for the vile democrats and their socialist giveaways. Most of them will be unskilled, uneducated, low IQ etc. Stop this outrageous bill now. Don’t sit on the sidelines.You are not wasting your time. The American people don’t want this bill. You have to do all you can do to stem the third world assault:
            – Contact your 2 US Senators and rep in congress.
            – after biz hours, leave a message on your DC rep’s voicemail. All US Senators have multiple offices so it would be a good idea to hit all of the. Remember, be civil and don’t threaten
            – go to NUMBERSUSA then go to the take action button. You will be able to send faxes to your 2 US Senators and congressional for free. (I also gave a $50 donation).
            – use Business Reply envelopes to state your opposition to America’s insane immigration policies and the proposed amnesty. Don’t give the parties any money.
            – join an immigration group like FAIR. Strength thru numbers!
            – go to the RNC & DNC sites to email them.
            – Use the media: call a talk radio program; write a letter to your local paper. If the media outlet is liberal, then talk about economic impact of massive third world immigration.
            – text everybody in your cell phone queue now.

        • sbuffalonative

          Yes, blacks take a disproportionate amount of resources, money, capital, and time and effort to maintain a semblance of ‘success’.

          Unlike whites. they can’t sustain themselves.

          • 48224

            There is a section inside Detroit called “Mexican Town” and it is about 85% Mexican, some whites and a few blacks. Anyway, it is FAR more save and nice that the surrounding black areas. Mexicans own stores, restaurants and construction businesses there. Blacks can’t seem to do that in significant numbers…..ANYWHERE.

          • Yale2001

            They are very high maintenance, and constantly complain and need a pat on the back the whole time. Exhausting.

        • fuzzypook

          I live in Kentucky. I can tell you that the Appalachians are beautiful. The people are white and old school values. They are very different however. They won’t trust you right away. It takes a long time to fit in with hill folks. And you might never manage it at all.

          • 48224

            My family is from there, have relatives there, cornbread, soup beans, polk salad…..believe me, I fit in.

        • Greg Thomas

          Right. We cannot give all the credit to blacks. We have millions of illegal invading mexicans, who are just as good at destroying cities as blacks are, when concentrated in large enough numbers.

        • rebelcelt

          I agree, I live in a Memphis suburb. Memphis the Detroit of the south.

  • Jefferson

    It is only a matter of time before Apelanta suffers the same fate as Detoilet.

    • Juan Outtamany

      Atl is lower on the list… but it is indeed, on that list

    • Jack Burton

      Atlanta is 54% black, certainly headed in that directly.

      Detroit is 84% black, a nightmare scenario.

      I’ve driven through parts of Atlanta where you never see a White face, only blacks, Asians and Hispanics. Makes you sick.

      • chewinmule

        I- 285 = “Ring Around the Congo”

  • Nathanwartooth

    It’s insane how much damage 13% of the population can do to a country.

    • bigone4u

      Old saying: “One rotten apple can spoil the barrel.”

      • Sick of it

        13 rotten apples make it spoil faster.

        • bigone4u

          Yes, and in Detroit, it’s not 13 percent that are rotten apples, but 82 percent I believe.

    • CoweringCoward

      Yes, how many turds in your punch bowl makes it unpalatable?

    • Violet

      Hispanics will be the final coffin nail for America, especially if the amnesty passes. What are they now, 15% and growing fast? Add that to the blacks and you have a deadly demographic cocktail.

      • bob

        The majority of the schoolchildren in Texas are Mestizos – fat and stupid.

        • QuinnTheEskimo9

          Also by design. Overweight, stupid and mind-numbed populations are easy to control.

      • QuinnTheEskimo9

        By design, make no mistake. This plan to eliminate and eradicate the white race has been in the works for decades now.
        Don’t like it? Go ahead and risk your livelihood by disagreeing with your own genocide. You’ll be labeled a racist, hater and xenophobe or suffer a worse fate for resisting.
        What happens when all white lands are controlled by non-whites?
        The end game for our face is almost too terrible to think about; and, our demise is not white suicide, this is being done TO US.

        • Luca

          They still need Whites to be the innovators and producers. They only want to take control/power away from Whites and they do this by breeding and importing their voters and useful idiots..

          • Creepy as a cracker!

            You are exactly right. Unfortunately, I think we are turning in the Planet Of The Apes. The scene with Charlton Heston and the ruins of the Statue of Liberty seem prophetic.

      • saxonsun

        And it can’t be coincidence that Obamacare, the destruction of union labor and amnesty are all coming at once. I read on Yahoo that 41% of those living below the poverty level are white! Scary.

    • jane johnson

      I’m beginning to have serious doubts about the accuracy of the 13% black demographic. We’ve been hearing that same number for an awfully long time, and unless there are great swaths of whiteness somewhere that I’m unaware of, they seem to be everywhere; not just the urban centers. Btw, I’m not buying the 11 million number for illegals, either. What do you think?

      • WR_the_realist

        I think the black population is inching towards 15% of the population. The white population has long been declining as a percentage of the population, and in the past year in absolute numbers as well. But most of the slack has been taken up by a vast increase in the Hispanic population, which now exceeds the black population, and various other non-white groups, such as Asians.

        • QuinnTheEskimo9

          The government is also stretching the definition of “white” to include Arabs, Afghanis, etc. from clearly middle Eastern countries. This is done to placate whites and not panic us due to our sharply falling numbers; IOW, they desire to cover up that they’re genociding us.
          They are not Euro-whites by a huge margin and do not share our values.

      • Puggg

        Like I said here a few days ago, because blacks behave in ways that make themselves visible and obvious, you could drive around an area on a summer evening, see all the blacks out on their porches and sidewalks and in the streets, and think the neighborhood is all black. But then you go to that neighborhood’s polling place on election day, and the people that come in to vote are 70% white are more. That’s how you know the neighborhood is 50-50.

        I do think the official numbers miss a few percent of the blacks, because blacks also behave in ways (some naturally, some deliberately) that make them hard to count.

      • Creepy as crackers!

        I really don’t see blacks cooperating with census takers, it is just not in their nature.

  • APaige

    People will visit Detroit to view ‘ruin porn.’ Where else, but where blacks live among whites can you see the ruins of a once great urban area that is still a modern build. You can visit Africa were they never built anything grand, or visit European or Asian nations where they continued to build around the past.(Think Rome) Blacks ‘create’ non-historical ruin-and whites let them.

    • Puggg

      Ruin porn, and also Bantu war porn.

      • CoweringCoward

        It’s Bantu “art”, who are we to judge? Detroilet is thoroughly “enriched”!

    • Jack Burton

      Detroit is the Liberia of America. Watch Vice Guide to Liberia.

      • Sloppo

        I thought the beach scene was particularly impressive with the piles human excrement no more than 3 feet apart in any direction.

        • Jack Burton

          It’s disgusting. Even animals cover up their own feces.

          What’s worse is that they’re not bothered by it, they’re just smiling, laughing and rapping with all of that around them.

        • Whitetrashgang

          THIS IS BASIC math for blacks ,kind of like checking the tire pressure of your car.

        • Luca

          I think the rampant cannibalism is rather interesting, Says a lot about the level of civilization that they have achieved in 200 years. Liberia is proof positive that blacks were far better off being brought to America as slaves than to have been left in Africa and also shows what happens to a black population in the absence of Whites.

      • EuroAmerican

        My God, I’ve never heard of this video but just watched it. I have no words to describe what I saw. These were not human beings, they were apes with the power of speech. You could see there were times when the video journalist was completely overwhelmed by what he was seeing. This is what happens to Africans when there are no Europeans to foster them into civility, a complete breakdown of civilization and the return to a Hobbesian “state of nature”. These people did not even have the intelligence to dig a simple slit trench for waste disposal. Warlords named “General Bin Laden” “General Butt Naked”, “General Mosquito” and his arch enemy “General Mosquito Spray”. It sounds unbelievable but you can Google the names. This was eye opening to say the least. There is a very thin line…

        • They don’t dig latrines, but in Haiti the locals are blaming outsiders for a recent cholera outbreak. They fish out of water full of untreated sewage; you couldn’t cook that fish long enough before I’d eat it!

  • Alex Dihes

    A plane is flying, and suddenly begins to fall. The crew in a panic.

    – Heavenly office, the USA aboard distress.
    – The USA board, what are the problems that you have?
    – The USA is falling apart, unemployment is rising, the debt is over the eye balls… Listen, if I start listing I’d not finish in a week. Please, send instructions.
    – Board the USA, who is the pilot?
    – Barak Hussein Soetoro, aka Obama.
    – Oh, I see. So write it down: “Our Father which art in heaven…

  • bigone4u

    I wanna go, but only if there is an armored vehicle availble to take us “ruins of Detroit tourists” sight seeing. Make that a heavily armored vehicle with firepower enough to hold off the quaint sight of the flash mobs.

    • We call that sort of vehicle an “MRAP”.

      They weigh about 15 tons and are too heavy for lots of bridges, as well as most road shoulders.

  • Spartacus

    “But we’re simply Americans.”


    No you’re not. You’re a disease, nothing else. If I had to choose between my city getting nuked, and getting a bunch of blacks moving in, I’d choose the nuke, as cities can actually survive that one.

    • CoweringCoward

      The wonders of “weaponized blackness”. Oppenheimer said “I am become death, the destroyer of worlds” , I am thinking MLK could have used that ancient quote more accurately.

    • 1proactive2

      That photo should be posted on the front page of every newspaper in the country. Amazing, truly so.

  • Luca

    You can thank the usual suspects for turning one city after another into an economic ghost town.. Liberalism/socialism/communism etc., they are all unsustainable in the long run.

    They reward failure and punish success. Whatever you reward, you will get more of.

    • bob

      Their weapons are blacks, mestizos, and muslims.

      • Luca

        And ignorant, indoctrinated, liberal Whites who lack common sense.

  • Flytrap

    My Grandmama used to say she hoped there would be a “ni99er flu” that would take care of all of ’em. Too bad she wasn’t a molecular biologist.

  • Daniel Schmuhl

    Detroit is not just America’s future but the whole worlds. Demographers estimate that by 2100 African blacks will be 1/3 of the world population.

    • exLibtard

      I wonder what their assumptions are. I doubt black Africans will be able to sustain such a population on their own. Perhaps the demographers are assuming increasing Western support through aid and investment.

      • KingKenton

        Perhaps the demographers are assuming increasing Western support through aid and investment.

        I think the plan is to bring them to the United States and other Western democracies (or what’s left of them).

        • KenelmDigby

          Of course it is.

        • QuinnTheEskimo9

          High-fertility, violence-prone blacks are being imported wholesale into every white country to raise crime rates, terrorize native born whites and hasten economic implosion.
          All of it part of a designed master plan to destroy white civilization anywhere and everywhere its found.

          • Creepy as a cracker!

            And to the blacks, those are all things they do naturally or instinctively. There is no need to teach violence and cruelty to blacks, they are born that way. They can not be civilized.

          • MikeofAges

            When “whitey” disappears, we (or is it they?) will go back to “a world lit only by fire”, with a population to match. The East and South Asians might be able to sustain technological civilization, but the question is, “Will they?”

            My sense is, East and South Asians might be less disturbed by the idea of losing technological civilization that the white West. Without the spur of keeping up with and defending themselves from the West, they might piece by piece let it go.

            The possible survivals would be limited. I think transoceanic travel would continue to exist. Other possible survivals found only in limited places and applications could include steam power and electrical or wireless telegraphy. Many people, even some whites, would prefer to live in such a world even if it meant smaller populations, shorter life spans and very limited opportunities for social mobility.

    • Luca

      Eventually like all bubbles there will be a “burst”. War, famine, disease, crop failure, drought, etc. They are all nature’s way of saying “Enough”.

      Blacks cannot sustain themselves, especially in Africa. the only aid I would be sending to that continent would be birth control. Most sub-Saharan’s don’t have the mental horsepower to feed one kid, let alone 8.

  • exLibtard

    Detroit: Too black to fail. Too black to succeed.

    • CoweringCoward

      Zombie Cities are the norm when a certain demographic is in sufficient numbers.
      I so look forward to a day when there is nothing left to steal from me or mine and reality dominates (when the fed can no longer print it’s magic paper). Everything else is just illusion, expensive “optics” kept up by huge tax theft/wealth transfer.

      • Jack Burton

        Zombies are a metaphor for Negroes. A plague of destruction.

        Only Negroes are worse, they can reproduce and take your jobs.

        • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

          There are many worrisome things about blacks moving into your neighborhood, but having them take your job is rarely one of them.

          • Jack Burton

            Then you’re not paying attention.

            Resources are not infinite. Affirmative action pushes Whites out of jobs and universities.

          • Creepy as a cracker!

            and it depresses wages and the standard of living for Whites to make up for nonproductive blacks.

  • WR_the_realist

    The short answers: municipal mismanagement, race riots, white flight,
    black flight, dead flight (people routinely disinter their deceased and
    relocate them to the suburbs).

    Wow. Even dead people flee Detroit. Remember that clown who wanted to create a zombie theme park in Detroit? Well, even the zombies would have left.

    • CoweringCoward

      That thing about “dead flight”, I had a really good chortle over that one, ha ha ha.

    • QuinnTheEskimo9

      They’ll be sent straight to Chicago and anywhere else dead voters are needed to prop up democrat numbers.

  • Whirlwinder

    Hey, not all American cities have been raped and mismanaged by democrats and blacks. But it looks like Atlanta, Baltimore, Memphis, E. St. Louis, Gary, Oakland and Savannah are following hard on Detroit.

  • Alex Dihes

    Medicine could be free. But not the treatment.

    The same in the Detroit language.

    Government can steal.But not endlessly.

  • IstvanIN
  • NeanderthalDNA

    Although it’s sinking into some Whites’ heads now it will become only more obvious as other cities teeter on the brink and collapse. Even places like Salt Lake City and Indianapolis are under assault as “they” flee the hellholes they create in search of fresh White meat and handouts.

    First come a few Ruckuses and Cosbys, then come their relatives and “worsers”.


    • Jack Burton

      It will never sink in, because our enemies have control of the political system and the media. Red flag after red flag is dismissed and explained away by the propaganda machine of the mainstream media. Until the entire system fails we cannot separate ourselves and rebuild.

      • EuroAmerican

        We do need to separate ourselves.

  • KenelmDigby

    Oh!, how I hate the tone of this article and a million other such articles.
    Right from the beginning, the journalist tries to inculcate the idea that the residents of Detroit are helpless – helpless as new born babes – poor innocent, blameless, helpless as if disabled, victims of nasty elemental demonic forces that are occurring around them.
    Apparently the nasty demonic forces have no proximate cause, they just exist and came out of nowhere, and terrify the people of Detroit for no apparent reason. The eternal victims of the demons apparently too just came out of the ether and have absolutely no connection whatsoever with the monsters who torment their pitiful lives.
    You see, everything ‘just happened’ with no cause or explanation.

    • Sloppo

      That article is about as close as the NY Times will come to telling the truth about what happened to Detroilet.

    • Ed_NY

      My wife was watching one of the MSM network news programs last night and they were calling on the government to bail out Detroit. They said that 700,000+ people should not be penalized because of some corrupt politicians and unions.

      Those poor 700,000+ are the ones who elected and reelected and will continue to reelect those same corrupt politicians. I say, EFF THEM!

  • Don’t blame the blacks. Blame the white people who let it happen. Blame the white people who demanded integration and Affirmative Action.
    Blame YOURSELF if you voted for the Democratic Party who wanted this to happen.
    Blame YOURSELF if you voted for the Republican Party who did nothing to stop it.

  • DiversityIsDeath

    Nah, can’t compare Detroit to NYC. Detroit was bleak, barren. NYC has serious issues, but it is vibrant, prosperous, center of the world. And you-know-who runs the show there.

    • Dave4088

      Yep, liberal Estonians and Swedes.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Didn’t read the full article — who is blamed for Detroit’s failures? Bush? Tea Party? or White Racists? Since it’s the NY Times, I’m guessing it’s all three.

    Why should I give a damn about anything that happens to Detroit?

    You residents that are left voted repeatedly for five decades of racist, corrupt, thug Democrats. You gave them your votes; they gave you what you voted for: government housing, welfare, food stamps and a hopeless future filled with violent crime and endless, grinding poverty and misery.

    Live with the results and get used to it –or go complain to your demon-RAT overlords, the ones you kept voting into office.

    Good Riddance.


  • CoweringCoward

    20-30 years ago, it was predicted that the sub-Saharan population would double (if there were no huge, “DE-populating plaque”). The numbers are right where predicted, make what you will of the “AIDS epidemic”.

    • QuinnTheEskimo9

      The sub-Saharan population doubled due to foolish intervention by white nations supplying them with food and medicine that they could in no way provide for themselves. This is what caused the black population to double, with no end is sight.

      If the food and medical supplies were to be cut off, the black population would fall back to natural levels, most likely dropping by 1/2 or even more. Unfortunately, with this massive overpopulation in Africa, governments who wish to genocide their own native born white race (found in Australia, England and the U.S.) are importing this excess, uneducated, welfare-draining population with their attend crime rates straight into white neighborhoods.

      We need to emulate the Israelis who are kicking out their crime-ridden, welfare-dependent Africans and building walls to keep them out — and not let their hypocritical diaspora tell us it’s OK for Israel to do this but NOT Europe or the U.S.

      • CoweringCoward

        Agreed on the western aid causing the population explosion, Africans do usually rely on the weather as their default form of government. Tis the height of ignorance to interfere with this tried and true system.

        I was more making a statement on the bogus HIV/AIDS hypothesis and the failure of ANY of that model’s predictions.

  • Randall Ward

    The city has simply fallen to the level that can be supported by the citizens of the city. Right now other states are not being forced to support cities like Detroit with massive cash outlays, but it is coming.

  • [Guest]

    “Black flight” is not a problem for Detroit. It’s a problem for any and all places to which the blacks flee.

  • FalkoBaumgartner

    Ironic that the city who did more than any other to bomb German cities into fields of ruins now is a ghost town itself. This is the revenge of history, even more so considering that the Americans were able to beat the best fighting force in the world, but are now even afraid to as much as only speak out openly against a neolithic tribe of people.

    • WR_the_realist

      Peter Brimelow has said that our immigration policy is Hitler’s revenge on America. He is right.

      • FalkoBaumgartner

        Could you point me to his comment? Buchanan also made a case like this in his 2008 book “Churchill, Hitler, and„ The Unnecessary War“: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World”

        • WR_the_realist

          I read that quote from Peter Brimelow many years ago. I don’t have a reference for it. I think it is fair to say that much of the Western world’s current extreme political correctness is a reaction to the extremes of Naziism. Because the Nazis hated Jews, the Western world must now admit the entire third world, including many Muslims whom themselves hate Jews.

          • Creepy as a cracker!

            Political correctness is more a result of communism, the progressive movement, socialism, The Democratic National Committee or whatever label you might wish to call it.

          • dmxinc

            Did the moderator delete a comment concerning Brimelow’s quote on American immigration policy (H1tler’s posthumous revenge on America)?

            That was what you were responding to, wasn’t it?

            If so, talk about PC, that means they’re even doing it here. Sad.

  • Alex Dihes

    Obama and the USA economy vehicle

  • YourMOMA

    This is from a comment on the original article: “I believe if Detroit’s population were 70% white, the rest of the U.S. would care more. It isn’t. They don’t. It’s terribly sad.”

    How is it sad? When Italians came to America they set up shops and businesses for Italians and were able to build strong communities and future for their children. The same thing happened in every European immigrant community in America. Even today, Russians have their own city inside New York. Blacks could have done the same thing after whites took cover in the suburbs.

    This is what I can’t stand about liberals and blacks, they always use racism as a weapon against whites. The reason black cities are failing, no education, fatherless families, and other failures are somehow related to white racism. Where’s the proof? They have no proof and so they use white privilege to attack whites as if affirmative action is not a privilege.

    The reason Detroit and many other major cities with a sizable black population are failing is not only a TAX problem, but also government workers problem. Blacks are not good with money, especially blacks working for the government.

    • Evette Coutier

      If Detroit’s population were 70% white, it would not be in this condition. No one cares when people spend decades destroying everything they touch, and then cry like babies about the bed they have made for themselves. They’ve cried wolf enough. Nobody listens when the wolves cry wolf.

    • MBlanc46

      “Blacks could have done the same thing after whites took cover in the suburbs.”

      This is what was supposed to happen after the election of Coleman Young. It turned out to be pretty much a downhill spiral from that point forward. Black nature asserted itself and contemporary Detroit is the result.

  • Webspin

    Detroiter’s were the beneficiaries of 500,000 well built homes, factories and one of the finest city infrastructures in the world. In 50 years they turned that $$$150 billion estimated jackpot “inheritance” into bankruptcy. That’s not counting the10’s of billions they’ve received from white’s pocket visa vi grants, EIC’s, credits, gifts or the 18 billion that the current crop of do gooder investors are now loosing under this bankruptcy.

  • YourMOMA

    I’ve noticed that most of the comments from the original New York Times article are written by liberals blaming Republicans for Detroit’s failure. I wonder if these people are so high on diversity and we can’t hold blacks accountable for anything attitude that they simply blame whites for Detroit’s bankruptcy.

    • Creepy as a cracker!

      Every black failure is the end result of racism and thus the fault of Whites. It’s the same old broken record that has been around for years and will continue the be the excuse for black failure for the foreseeable future. Like somebody’s moniker here, I’m sick of it!

  • 1proactive2

    Some cultures or races are incapable of learning from its mistakes, and they also lack the courage to make the necessary changes to include controlling their more feral members. Blacks are hideously learning disabled in this regard.

    • Blacks have been insulated from the consequences of their own failures by tax-funded programs. These days, they want to be able to beat people to death without being shot for it.

  • bob

    Do you realize NAFTA was sign in 1993 and GATT in 1996 by Bill Clinton? I’m not saying Bush is good, but get your facts straight. BTW – Detroit was headed into the toilet long before NAFTA and GATT. If you think blacks had nothing to do with Detroit, Newark East St Louis and the rest of the craphole cities then you are a fool.

    • Yes; Detroit was declining by the early 1960s, and entered free-fall by the 1970s. Between 1950 and 2010, the city population declined from 1.85 million to 714,000.

  • Epiminondas

    Detroit is composed mainly of blacks…90%. Forty-seven percent are illiterate. Drugs, violent crime and vandalism are common. The population is dependent on government largesse. The ONLY way to revive Detroit is to get whites to move back in to the city. But why would they? It would be like asking them to move to Liberia. As things stand now, Detroit is simply a zombie city. It will exist at the convenience of taxpayers and philanthropists. Until those who prop it up no longer find it convenient to do so.

  • QuinnTheEskimo9

    Look closer: You will find that most of those big housing developers are not white and, in fact are anti-white.
    They are able to use their power, influence, threats and vast hoard of money to bend the will of city councils, zoning boards and housing authorities; this is one of their specialties, almost like a game to them.
    One of their main goals is to indeed destroy the white race by moving in, as so eloquently stated above by Orewell’s main character, cancer cells, blacks in particular, to terrorize and destroy white America one neighborhood at a time.

  • QuinnTheEskimo9

    You haven’t been to SLC in a while then. It is becoming browner by the day, and, as a result, more crime ridden, dirtier and dumbed down. I was shocked when I was in SLC a few years ago as to how it was becoming a Mexican city, far removed from the clean, beautiful, safe, white city I remembered from my youth. There’ll be no turning back at this point.

    • guest 2

      That is so true, Quinn. I have relatives there and they say the same thing. Loads of mexicans have moved there in the last couple of decades.

  • Creepy as a cracker!

    And those sentiments are shared all over Africa. Many prefer British, French or Portuguese rule over what they have now and long for the return of colonial rule.

  • Luca

    Liberals and their minions come in all colors and …religions. When there is a liberal mayor or city council there are no obstacles, they are willing accomplices. They want to cram as many people (of every color) as possible on an acre of land. They use pretty words to describe their plans like “revitalization”, “rehabilitation” etc. but the goal is overcrowding for the sake of tax revenue

  • Ella

    If only our descendents and relatives can witness what we see currently, they would have never left their country of origin. I can predict a mass exodus of the middle class one day if this continues to be the trend in America. There are cities and States I no longer visit like CA, Miami, New Orleans post Katrina, NYC and so on. I’m sure we’re losing tourist dollars from Americans and Europeans alike.

  • HJ11

    Aware Whites are going to have to shake off the notion that all Whites are the same as us, just because they look like us. We have many weak seeds among us who are enabling the destruction of White America and who are also enabling White genocide.
    We have to identify, isolate, vilify and make fun of these weak seeds–these genetically defective Whites–wherever we find them, and we must not try to conform to their aracial crap. We must also shun them and spit when we hear their names.

    It is these weak seed Whites who have given us Detroit and violent Black crime against Whites and who are trying to force millions of Mestizos on us with their amnesty scam.

  • unadorned

    The last white Detroit mayor was Roman Gribbs, unseated by black Coleman Young in 1974.

  • HJ11

    Further to my earlier comment. I not only accept the notion that some of us Whites have the so-called “racist gene” (the opposite of Williams Syndrome)–I revel in this notion.

    And, with this in mind, I think those of us in this subset–this deme–of Whites need to recognize our uniqueness and learn to love it and others like us and seek to become even more of an insular group.

    I also revel in the fact that we may be hated by others, including weak seed Whites who lack our special gene. Their hate will help us gain more of an ingroup feel so that we may expand from our base as we find more like us and encourage them to stop fighting what their racist gene is telling them: “You are one of us. Stop fighting it. Love it.”

    Then, we can breed even more of us with this wonderful mutation that gives us a survival advantage.

    In time, natural selection will work in our favor as it eliminates the weak seeds–who are low breeders–and as we breed more. Yes, we may be the progenitors of a whole new type of White person.

  • Dave4088

    No doubt sir dittohead will spin this as a failure of liberalism instead of blackness and his flock will fall in to line. Strangely enough, there are still plenty of white people who think a republican mayor could have saved Detroit even with an 87% black population.

  • MikeofAges

    The MSM is trying to spin this into a “coming to a city near you event”, but, no, Detroit is almost a unique case, a perfect storm of negative events. White moved the suburbs, I imagine many of the capable blacks did also. Immigrants arrived and made good in the suburbs. As far as I know, all get along without any huge amount of violence considering the possibilities. Then there was the decline of the auto industry. The impact on the Great Lakes region of environmental regulations supported by the coasts, and anti-industrial policies and attitudes in general. But, still there is a reason why no one wants to live there and a reason why only insolvent and economically marginal people are left there. It will take literal generations for economic forces to move out those left behind and for a new Detroit to be built.

    I grew up on the South Side of Chicago and still follow events there. A grand scheme to build a new South Side has been in place since the 1950s. The signs that it will eventually succeed are there, but it has been literal generations since it was launched and more generation will pass before anyone who lives there can freely walk any street they choose without risking their life.

    • IstvanIN

      Not gonna happen. We are heading towards a Brazil type model with a decreasing white proportion of the population and an increasing non-white population. And since here, where the government demands that whites be discriminated against, the best and brightest get pushed aside for affirmative action types, any improvement is very unlikely. In fact we will eventually be worse off than Brazil, because in Brazil they can still discriminate to a large degree, we will eventually end up like SA and Zimbabwe.

      • MikeofAges

        There will never a white Detroit again. Or a white South Side of Chicago. My points was, if there was ever again going be a Detroit where you could live and freely walk the streets even a minority yourself, that time would be generations away.

        I think it will happen on the South Side of Chicago eventually. Detroit? Maybe. Maybe never. Maybe the land that was Detroit will become a nature preserve while the suburbs blaze on around it.

        My real point is that waiting for these areas to “redevelop” is not something anyone should be persuaded to invest their life in. I could have lived my whole life on the South Side of Chicago, and today the possibility of a “new” South Side still would be only a prognostication, an extrapolation of trends which will not materialize for yet more generations.

      • Creepy as crackers!

        And the crime rate in Brazil, Zimbabwe and South Africa is just horrendous. It is a direct reflection of their large black populations.

  • cloud_buster

    But, hey, they’re going to have a fancy new $450+ million sports arena. That’s clearly a prime goal in a place without working street lights, police, and fire equipment, that can’t afford to pay its employees or retirees. A sports arena. It’s beyond parody.

    • Creepy as crackers!

      Kind of like having your Cadillac parked next to your cardboard box.

    • FourFooted_Messiah

      Oh, are you kidding? This is why sports worship is ridiculous.

      Can’t have money for real things, but, ooo, sports! Oooo, Olympics, let’s kill all the dogs and chase out all the bums.

  • 1XXX

    I’m figuring a reckoning would solve this problem.

    Reckoning equals war in this context.

    • Malgus

      Oh, there’s a reckoning coming all right…
      It’s just a matter of which excuse they will use to start one. Has to be big enough to affect at least half the nation (or an excuse that will affect half the nation). Could be a natural disaster, economic disaster (my money is on that one), a man-made disaster… take your pick, there’s more.

  • Greg Thomas

    Lying and cheating is in their DNA. They come from a culture of corruption. They do not suddenly become law-abiding citizens once they trounce our borders. Putting one over on the government or others is perceived as a notch in their belt. They are proud of their degenerate ways. Look no further than the city of Bell to see what happens when these 3rd worlders get control of a city. Bad things tend to happen.

    Perhaps our in house La Raza disciple, Bossman, will stop by and remind us what a blessing these invaders are.

  • me

    Ahem….Bob is light years ahead of you, sir. You should ‘refocus’ your attention to studying Bantu history, Bantu racism, and progressive/Marxist politics….

  • IanJMacDonald

    NAFTA and GATT applied to the entire country, and yet the entire country did not turn into the hellhole that is Detroit. Only certain pockets of it.

    Detroit, Haiti, Rhodesia, South Africa, etc., etc. Whites build societies that other people want to live in. When whites pull out and the Negroes take over, mark what discord follows. It’s an all too familiar pattern.