August 4, 2012 24 Comments
Detroit is a classic left-wing city. A once great American city, it has become an absolute nightmare thanks to liberal policies. It’s lost more than half of its population in the last 60 years. Large portions of the city are abandoned. So much is abandoned that neighborhoods have become a dumping ground for the dead. Half of the streetlights in the city don’t work. A large portion of the lights date to the 1920′s. Beautiful buildings in downtown Detroit are completely abandoned and have been for decades. The people of the city just don’t seem to care anymore.
What happened to Detroit? It would be very easy to blame the racist administration of former Mayor Coleman Young. But white flight from the city began before he became mayor. His administration though can be thanked for whites not coming back to the city like they did in places like Cleveland in the 90′s. In fact, Coleman Young can be blamed for implementing any number of failed liberal policies. Make no mistake Coleman Young laid the groundwork for the racist extremists who occupy Detroit’s city council today. But Young wasn’t alone in his racism and liberal extremism.
Under Coleman Young Detroit decided it was going to be a liberal black city, to the exclusion of all other races. By kicking out everyone with money, they kicked out all of their tax revenue. By making excuses for crime, they turned Detroit into a crime ridden dump. When they wanted whites to return under Dennis Archer in the 90′s, few were willing to come back because of the previous couple decades and a city council that remained racist. The problem though wasn’t Young or the city council. They’re the focal point, the headline makers. The real problem though is the people who keep electing these racist liberals.
The issue in Detroit isn’t that it’s overwhelmingly majority black. The problem is that the church in Detroit has failed. Most of the men have nothing to do with church in Detroit, which is its own problem. The church itself is dominated by racist churches such as Obama’s church in Chicago pastored by Jeremiah Wright. Beyond that, Detroit has a church that will not discuss sin in any meaningful way. The combination is toxic. The result is that Detroit is crime ridden, people don’t care about each other and the government quite openly hates white people.
As such we can see what socialism does to a city just by looking at Detroit. People have lost the will to do things on their own. They expect government to do everything for them. They don’t care about their fellow man, they expect government to do that for them. When government doesn’t do a good job, its white people’s fault or the state government’s fault. It’s always someone else, it’s never the leftist policies or race politics that have dominated Detroit for half a century. Look at the pictures on Forgotten Detroit, read about the city government failures and read about the frozen man whose legs stuck out of the ice for weeks and no one cared.
There is hope for Detroit but it does not lie in the racist socialism that has dominated the city for years. It starts with the church returning to Biblical Christianity. It begins with a repudiation of the racism that has dominated Detroit both under black and white governments. It requires self reliance rather than reliance on government. If the people of Detroit stop relying on government, it won’t matter as much that the city fails at providing even basic government services. Detroit is a stark warning about the future if we adopt socialism, drive business out and embrace liberal racism. We must pray that the nation looks at Detroit and chooses a different path.