Pee off China so bad they bomb Detroit into the ground and we make them pay 'Reparations' to rebuild it.
The city needs to be rebuilt, no doubt. But the idea of burning the city to the ground is deplorable imagery. The people of the city of Detroit need
compassion, not hatred. These are for the most part good people caught in deplorable levels of poverty, extreme violence, and surrounded by drug wars
and gangs. They are entrapped in a culture of corruption, violence, and hopelessness.
There are strong business leaders that are investing in the city, and many in metro-Detroit that are doing all they can to make the city better. As
fellow Americans, we need to be empathetic and compassionate, and try to help these fellow Americans get through this incredible predicament.
We have - in some parts of Detroit - conditions akin to bombed out, war-torn destruction. I mean this literally. You can visibly see these
commercial buildings from the freeway. Buildings with all the windows broken, utterly destroyed on the inside and outside, and graffiti everywhere.
It's not only unpleasant to view from an aesthetic point of view, but also terrible from other perspectives: economic, psychological, health-wise,
If we can rebuild infrastructure in Baghdad, why can't we rebuild Detroit? Why are we spending billions of dollars rebuilding foreign cities, when
our own cities are in deplorable condition?
I've made mention of this before: Even those institutions that would normally come to the aid of Detroit in similar situations are incredibly
corrupt. I have posted in other threads about the Archdiocese of Detroit, and how a single archbishop siphoned over $34 million dollars from
metro-Detroit parishioners to build the boondoggle John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. which sat vacant for practically a decade and cost
the parishioners $60,000 per month in maintenance costs. These are funds that could have been used for local soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and
keeping our Detroit-area churches and parochial schools open. So, even your most basic philanthropic and charitable institutions are incredibly
corrupt in Detroit.
I had had high hopes for Michigan to become a world leader in 21st cen energy research. Poop and biomass and algae might be laughable to some, but
some thought the automobile was a crazy idea.
There are still a lot of very bright, intelligent people that live in metro-Detroit. The brain power is there, but the city itself is generally poor,
uneducated, and caught up in a terrible cycle of hopelessness. You have to make massive changes in the culture, the infrastructure, and the crime
rate for the city to make a comeback.