Once upon a time,
the largest U.S. cities were the envy of the entire world.
that is no longer the case.
there are areas of New York City, Boston, Washington and Los Angeles that are still absolutely beautiful
but for the most part our major cities are rapidly rotting and decaying.
[ A former Detroit suburb – as seen from above – being gradually reclaimed by the Earth ]
Cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore, Memphis, New Orleans, St. Louis and Oakland
were all once places where middle class American workers thrived and raised their families.
all of those cities are rapidly being transformed into cesspools of filth, decay and wretchedness.
Millions of good jobs have left our major cities in recent decades and poverty has absolutely exploded.
Basically, you can turn out the lights because the party is over.
In fact, some major U.S. cities are literally turning out the lights.
about 40 percent of the streetlights are already broken
and the city cannot afford to repair them.
So Mayor Bing has come up with a plan
to cut the number of operating streetlights almost in half
and leave vast sections of the city totally in the dark at night.
I wonder what that will do to the crime rate in the city.
But don’t look down on Detroit too much,
because what is happening in Detroit
will be happening where you live soon enough.
[ … and the reasons why this will be happening
are knowable …
and it may have more than a little to do with your tax dollars servicing foreign,
– debt – ]
A recent Bloomberg article described Mayor Bing’s plan to eliminate nearly half of Detroit’s streetlights …