As most of you are aware, I’ve featured numerous times on this blog the catastrophic demise of the greater Detroit Metroplex, accompanied by pitiful pics of today’s city-wide devastation and destruction. All as a result of uninterrupted Democrat/DemoMarxist governance over periods of multiple decades. As a result of LBJs “Great Society” program of 1964-65, the Democrat Party willfully destroyed black families by separating black children from a stable home, pulling them away from church, and inculcating them with envy and hate, generation after generation. Since then, blacks have been systematically dehumanized by white leftists whose understanding of human beings is limited to skillfully manipulating negative emotions. White liberals are the ones who started this cascade of degeneracy, but blacks allowed it to happen and many were complicit in dehumanizing entire populations of their own race. As a for-instance, just take a look at the cities on this list which comes up towards the end of the latest Afterburner report from Bill Whittle:
YEARS OF UNINTERRUPTED DEMOCRAT CONTROL
WASHINGTON D.C. 43
ST. LOUIS 65
Over the past fifty years since 1966 the population of Detroit has dwindled from 1,700,000 to barely 700,000 today, with the rest of those cities listed above having experienced about the same rate of depopulation. Mayor Coleman Young contributed mightily to the decay of Detroit, having intentionally raised taxes, fees and regulations on businesses to drive white people out of Detroit. Young, in addition to disliking white people, was, of course, corrupt. Gold plated pensions, money siphoned off from one federal or city program after another into his own pockets and to those of his buddies; and as a result of which many wealthy white and prosperous black residents fled to the suburbs and other cities. Unfortunately, these people were Detroit’s biggest tax base so obviously, all that money left the city; a city run down to a hell on earth by corrupt Democrats, and yet the people left behind voted in the same corrupt Democrats year after year after year.
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Author John Perazzo has compiled a remarkable booklet called “The New Shame of the Cities,” which contains an exhaustive, amazing and depressing army of statistics that outline The Detroit Pattern that has killed those American cities ruled by unbroken lines of Democrats and Democratic Party policies. So if we want to understand the Detroit Pattern, maybe we should start in Detroit.
Through the 1940’s, 50’s and into the 60’s, Detroit was not the blasted ruin you see today, but the thriving, pulsating center of American business enterprise. By 1960, Detroit… yeah, Detroit..! had the highest per capita income of any city in the United States. Factories were humming, Motown records was spinning out blues and soul and Detroit’s school system – called by New Republic “One of the finest in the world” was turning out world-class students of every race. Up until 1960, Detroit could boast a large and prosperous black middle class, black congressmen, and wages for unskilled were higher than the national average. That was the last year Detroit had a Republican mayor.
So, what happened?
$490 million in Federal money – an enormous sum in the mid sixties – poured in through the Model City program. It went to housing projects and social programs, dispersed by City Hall, and not to help small business and entrepreneurs keep the city economically viable. By 1990, Detroit’s Model City area had lost 63% of it’s population, 45% of its housing units, and were unimaginably violent and dangerous. 34% of Detroit’s citizens were on the welfare rolls by 1987 – four times what it was twenty years earlier.
Sociologist Walter E. Williams looked out over the financial ruin of Detroit and said, “The welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery couldn’t do, what Jim Crow couldn’t do, what the harshest racism couldn’t do. And that is to destroy the black family.”
In 1976 the Democratic mayor cut the police force by 20%; by 1987 the homicide rate was three times higher than it had been twenty years earlier. When locals complained about the skyrocketing crime, the mayor openly stated that calls for law and order were simply code words for white racism.
In 2009 forensic accountants discovered 257 “ghost” employees on the payroll. Another 500 people were illegally drawing millions of dollars in benefits from the public school fund, and after a few months of this seven additional public officials were charged with felony embezzlement, having pulled tens of thousands of dollars from the school system. In 2009, Detroit’s children had math scores lower than any ever recorded in the history of the city and they now read at a level 73% below the national average. One in five fourth graders can write with fourth grade proficiency.
Like Detroit, and Baltimore, Washington DC constantly vies for the title of the nation’s murder capital; when Democrat Marion Barry, videotaped by the FBI and shown smoking crack on national television, was tried for 14 counts of cocaine possession, he called the prosecution “a political lynching;” NAACP executive director Benjamin Hooks said that “overzealous, hostile—if not openly racist—district and U.S. attorneys will bring a black official to trial on the flimsiest of evidence.” Ten blacks and two whites found him guilty of 1 count of possession. A few years later he ran again as Mayor and was handily elected; he ran for a seat on the DC council in 2004, got 95% of the vote, and still serves on the council today.
Eighty-three percent of DC eighth graders cannot read proficiently, but in 2011 – with a deficit of $400 million dollars – DC taxpayers were making lease payments on two luxury automobiles – around two grand per month per car – for council chairman Kwame Brown. Why two cars? Well, Brown had asked for a fully loaded, extended wheelbase Lincoln Navigator with a black interior; when the car came with a grey interior, he ordered the second vehicle at city expense and had DC schoolchildren pay the additional $1,500 for expedited shipping.
I could do this all day but I can’t bear it anymore.
And by continuing to elect these heartless, greedy, Democrat swindlers, the prisoners of these cities are inflicting upon themselves the most shameful injustice to befall Black America since slavery.
H/T FrontPageMagazine: The Most Shameful Injustice