22 Jan 13
Chicago’s violent crime statistics have taken center-stage recently, but Detroit’s are even worse, as everyone who lives in the area knows.
These comments from a friend there:
“Our city-center is being, at least somewhat, ‘kept clean’ for the sake of what scant tourism we still have, but only with massive spending and heavy police presence. Most other areas of the city are squalorous, rotting, and extremely dangerous. Smart people stay away from Detroit altogether!
Curiously, our mayor and police chief dropped most pretenses during a recent news-conference. Compared with other mealy-mouthed politicians, it was refreshing (albeit depressing) indeed!
Both agreed that current rates of violent crime in the city will be unaffected by adding police, nor by additional restrictions on private ownership of guns. Both agreed that Detroiters have lost respect for both property and life, and, until that changes, crime rates will never decrease. And, all the king’s horses and all the king’s men will make no difference!
Such a level of primitive honesty is rare in American politics! When anyone, in or out of politics, says these things (absolutely true as they may be), they are immediately excoriated as ‘insensitive’ and ‘bigoted’ by our vain, bigoted, leftist media.
Our system of welfare, paying people for doing nothing, has utterly destroyed the personal dignity and self-respect of an entire generation, in fact of multiple generations. Actually, they’re being paid to vote for ‘progressive’ Democrats, Democrats who demand that they never be productive, never aspire to any species of personal dignity, and ever stay right where they are.”
“And after this is accomplished, and the Brave New World begins,
When men are paid for existing, and no man must pay for his sins
As surely as water will wet us, as surely as fire will burn
The Gods of the Copybook Headings, with terror and slaughter, return!”