posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 10:38 PM
These revelations are a surprise to anyone? Well, I find that odd, given the fact that wages have remained stagnant for 30 years or so for the very
demographic committing these crimes in the inner-city and elsewhere, globalism moving manufacturing jobs to China and third world, public education
is failing, and a weening of the underclass by entitlement programs. Those are just some debilitating characteristics of a society in decline, but
there are others. Moreover, we are experiencing the blow-back of this miserable recession. Mass expanses of people around the country are out of work
and decent jobs are fleeting. Some of these people are the stereotypical sociopath career criminals, but I bet many are everyday people who were once
law abiding and tax paying citizens.
When one has no prospects, and facing hopelessness in the system that says it is fair and has their interests in mind after seeing plastered over the
news, bankers and masters of industry are shown reaping rewards from this catastrophic downturn. It leads to knee-jerk reactions like robberies, home
invasions, and other nefarious crimes. Many of these acts are from people reacting out of frustration at self-conceived notions of impropriety by
their leaders, society, and the American dream as a whole. Poverty is creeping its ugly head into the ranks of the middle class, and as this
continues, crime is likely to grow and get worse.
Detroit is a fine example of a city capitalism has forgotten. In its hey day, it was one of the finest places in the country to live, where jobs were
plentiful, and had an outstanding quality of life. Now, there is a city that has become a decrepit cesspool of abandoned neighborhoods, factories, and
widespread blight. There are numerous factors that led to the downfall of Detroit and rampant crime, but when there are people with their backs
against the wall, broke, and seemingly no prospects or opportunities in the future; they will resort to extreme measures to survive.
Detroit is not the only city facing this, but others as well, like Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and practically every major city around the
country. Some would taut living in rural areas, but most of those areas are held up by one factory or major employment center as was the case with
Detroit. If that major employment center closes, one would expect crime to increase as well.
The issue of crime is a national problem, and Detroit ought to be a wake-up call to those who think it is an isolated problem. Detroit can happen to
any city or locale in this country, and as this Depression deepens which by all wisdom it seems it will; crime is only going to escalate. Crime is
practically the after affect of people with seemingly too much time on their hands, lack of adequate employment, homelessness, hunger, or a poor
education. Are we witnessing the collapse of Rome part two? Sarcastically speaking, "Hail Caesar and call in the National Guard!"
[edit on 27-4-2010 by Jakes51]