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Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Five Causes of Detroit's Destruction

 

Coleman "M----------r!" Young, early in his reign, with an obscure white politician
 

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
 

The Five Causes of Detroit's Destruction
By anarchyst
July 29, 2015
Taki's Mag

I grew up in Detroit, and personally witnessed the destruction of a once-great city. There are a number of reasons for Detroit's decline that have never been explored or discussed.

1. "Blockbusting" by greedy real estate agents. Real estate agents would send out postcards with the following: "A new family is moving into your neighborhood. If you want to sell your house, please call me at xxx-xxxx". A "new family" was a euphemism for black families, and was used to "encourage" whites to sell their homes.

2. HUD (Housing and Urban Development) speculators and real estate hustlers conspired to "buy up" and raze the best houses on every block, in certain sections of the city. Quite often, "shacks" were left standing while decent housing was purchased by HUD and razed. This was done purposely to depress property values, to make it easier for speculators to purchase properties at "bargain basement" prices.

I realize that items 1 and 2 counteract each other and are at cross purposes, but they were a reality in 1960s Detroit.

3. The 1967 riots did much to push whites out of Detroit. A little-known aspect of the Detroit riots was the application of spray-painted words on the exteriors of black-owned businesses. The words "soul brother" were spray-painted on businesses owned by blacks, so that the "angels of death" (actually rioters) would spare them from destruction. Whole business districts around the city were destroyed, never to regain their former selves.

4. The election of Coleman Alexander Young, Detroit's first black mayor, who was overtly racist to Detroit's white citizens, while "getting along just fine" with the "movers and shakers" (big business people) of the day (as long as the campaign donations kept coming in)....

[N.S.: "King" Coleman Young's signature line was to make a point of shouting, "M----------r!" in every speech he gave. That is the signature line of black America.]

5. The abolition of the STRESS (Stop The Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets). This anti-criminal program was put in by mayor Young's predecessor and was quite successful in "cleaning up the streets" of criminals. In this program, police officers would disguise themselves as vulnerable old people and walk through neighborhoods as "decoys." Predatory criminals would attempt to rob these elderly citizens and quite often, were dispatched to "the great hereafter." One of Young's campaign promises was the abolition of the STRESS program as too many of "his people" were being eliminated. Upon the election of Young, the program was disbanded.

These are five reasons for this once-great city's demise.

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