The Detroit tragedy morphing into the American tragedy
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By Frosty Wooldridge
The piece I wrote on the tragedy of Detroit, Michigan, originally published at www.NewsWithViews.com, on October 5, 2009. It has circulated around the Internet and over to Europe and Australia for the past two years.
At the time, Detroit had dropped from 1.85 million residents to a paltry 912,000 people. In the Denver Post last week, the U.S. Census report showed that Detroit declined further to 712,000 people. Unfortunately, an incredible percentage of them live on welfare. The city has been overrun with legal and illegal immigrants and features 90 percent minorities.
Readers send me letters asking me how we can turn it around. How do we change Detroit and many other cities inside the USA from suffering the same fate?
As I have said for 10 years at NWV and in my book America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans, we must engage a 10 moratorium on all immigration into this country. After the moratorium, 100,000 maximum immigrants annually that are educated, speak English and contribute to our civilization! If not, we will continue importing poverty, illiteracy and cultures of poverty into this country until it becomes as degraded as any third world country. With Detroit’s 76 percent high school dropout rate, it’s already happening! We cannot keep adding 3.1 million immigrants annually from Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Mexico and other third world countries and “think” we can educate them and assimilate them into America. It’s impossible. Additionally, it will add 72 million of immigrants within 24 years, which shows you the enormity of our stupidity. The proof of Detroit remains the benchmark for failure and decline.
Yet, not enough Americans have spoken up. The majority keeps doing nothing. You would think that www.NumberUSA.org would enjoy 10 to 20 million American members trying to save this country. Instead, only 1.1 million!
“Immigration by the numbers—off the chart” by Roy Beck. This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future generations: in a word “Mind boggling!”
If we keep heading down this road, our kids are toast!
“Frosty I just received your piece about Detroit and the rack and ruin the city is in, along with your observations as what has contributed to the city's demise,” said a reader named John. “My question is how do we turn the United States around? Because as you noted Detroit is just a microcosm of what is happening all over this country on a macro scale. As you know by now, I live in one of the liberal capitals of the world, where politicians, prodded by well meaning people wanting to give a hand to people who are born to take advantage of a broken system, have driven this state in to the same mortal abyss as Detroit.
“From hundreds of thousands of illegals [actually, millions use it at $346 billion annually] are using the system. Benefits to public employees outpace the private sector. Where do we start? I'm as fed up and confused as the next person. I am afraid that if we don't get a handle on this situation and draw a line in the sand now; there will be total anarchy. We are both the same age and remember when education was something to aspire to. Several months ago I received an email that showed pictures of Hiroshima and Nagasaki compared to Detroit today. The question is "Who won the war?" We are embroiled in a battle to the death for our Republic and it may already be too late. Gaddafi stated several years ago that Islam will take over America without firing one shot.”
David from California said, “It has been popular for many years to move one negative statistic over from one column and erase another, in a problem column. In math we learn that two negatives make a positive but in real life we are cautioned that two wrongs don't make a right.
“We see on one hand that we may have 10 million illegal non-citizens miraculously gainfully employed as well as drawing benefits. So deportation would quickly fill the void with the 10 million unemployed American citizens. Or, at least, a significant proportion... if those unemployed Americans don't belong to the Bush gang, who are unwilling to mow lawns and butcher beef for $6 per hr.
“California, in particular, has come to the crunch of having too many prisoners for the available housing, without the current budget to provide more housing. Two solutions have been suggested. The easiest, of course, is to release some prisoners, early. Like early retirement to balance the budget in the teaching profession.
“The other, more politically loaded, is to incarcerate the Mexican citizens in their homeland at a reduced, affordable rate. The man credited with developing the renowned London Metropolitan Police, Sir Robert Peel offered some great wisdom. At a time of severe punishments, in spite of the trying economic times, when a starving person had no choice other than to steal food, facing prison or deportation, the severity did not come into play. The significant factor was the likelihood of being caught.
“Nowadays, largely due to the development of the attorney, we may add a grey area... the likelihood of being sentenced. Being sentenced, of course, tends to be a far greater probability for a Black youth than a veteran on Wall Street. Of all people, only Martha Stewart appears to have fallen afoul of the financial and legal systems.
“Also on the credit side of the equation, at least in some states, like Georgia and Texas; there remains the noble intent to obtain a hard day's labor from the inmates, teaching them and training them to become good citizens. There must be some economic return for producing license plates and collecting trash on the Interstates?”
Finally, Martha said, “Seldom have I read an article that says so well what so few wish to state. The corruption within our government is horrendous and they don't even try to cover it up any more. Our population has developed a 'ho-hum' attitude about it as they go back to their favorite TV program, totally oblivious to their futures being stolen right from under their feet. I have forwarded your article "Corrupt Congress Wasting Taxpayer Trillions", and hope it will drag a few heads out of the sand. Thank you.”
These same letters by the thousands have hit my computer daily for the past 10 years, but not enough Americans have taken action. In the next ten years, at current rates of immigration, we will see another 30 million immigrants added. At some point, our educational, medical and welfare systems will collapse either financially or sociologically. Historians will call it the “Tragedy of America.”