If Obama had a city, it would look like Detroit. Actually, it already is his—the President has just officially adopted it.
Of Detroit's over 700,000 people, eighty-two percent are black. Obama won the city’s voters by a margin not seen since the fall of Saddam Hussein, taking 98 percent of the votes cast in the 2012 election.
Not coincidentally, the city is also $18.5 billion in long-term debt,forcing the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history.
However, in the post-American age, slavish political support for the powers that be has its benefits. The Obama Administration has just delivered the “bacon” City Council member JoAnn Watson notoriously demanded after the election. [Detroit councilwoman to Obama: We voted for you, now bail us out MyFoxDetroit, December 5, 2012]
America’s failed city is getting $300 million in “freed-up” grants from the government and private foundations. The Obama Administration has also appointed a “point person” who will be “on the ground” during this “recovery” process. It has “vowed to bring ‘a lot of passion’ to an aggressive effort to help Detroit recover from its economic crisis”...
What Detroit needs to “come back” from is the reality of Black Power and the costs of racial socialism. From the Detroit symphony orchestra, to the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum, to the largely white tax base, black rule has systematically destroyed the institutions and constituencies that allow a modern city to function.
What’s more, the startling spike in popularity of works mentioned even briefly by the likes of Rush Limbaugh shows that the historic American nation is ready to hear some truthful answers about what has happened to its once-great cities.
Instead of relying on empty grandstanding over Obamacare or plaintive wails about tax cuts, a single Republican Senator could create a national sensation by standing up against the President’s attempt to put an entire city on welfare.
More importantly, the Beltway Right could change the political momentum overnight by simply allowing truthful discussion about what destroyed the Arsenal of Democracy.
That could create the kind of patriotic political and cultural movement that would allow Detroit to be a real comeback city.
It might even allow America to be a comeback country.Read the rest at VDare.com and be sure to share it far and wide.
But the meme coming out of Washington D.C. is simple: Detroit is simply Too Black to Fail.