Motown was once the city of the future. Destined to advance the charging full bore American Dream but what it has become is a mangled wretched signpost on the avenue of Broken Dreams.
More rational minds recognized the likely reality- Chevrolet & Chrysler needed to get lean and That was not gonna be in a tax morbidly obese city such as Detroit. They were gonna need the flexibility the Union higher ups like to call scabs, in places as close as Virginia and as far off as Outer Mongolia. Talk about Competition! That fact also was not going to prevent a media industry from pumping up the illusion for the Commander in Grift either. The Campaign of 2012 was quite clear "Chevrolet was alive'... and by virtue so was the heart of Detroit. But policy that reflected " Das Capital - a Workers Paradise" mentality made sure that manufacturing had to get out of the land of ever rising wages and benefits. By the 1970's they were eager to head across the oceans to cut those expenses and still maintain a market in the emerging new middle classes of Asia. & even now in the ever darkening pit, the true believers blame capitalism for their misery, completely unaware as they stare at the last vestiges of shimmering light in the skyline through cyclone fencing, barbed wire and concrete barricades.
& yet on the same day that Detroit faces its bitterest pill to date, for ill fitted faith in hustlers and charlatans the POTUS is speaking "off the cuff" to the systematic inequality of & bigotry for the Afro American Male under the ruse of an unjust trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin. Look no further for the empathy in his words Detroit, You are just collateral damage. Your plight needs to be pushed to the back pages of the Corporate media agitprop IE The NY Times & Washington Post. But you are not alone- the residents of Chicago and several California cities are there to commiserate with .