I’ve been reading a great deal about who and what brought down Detroit, but very few have made the case as clearly as they should have. It was the Progressives, but they used racism and communism to do it.
The early Progressives – especially Woodrow Wilson – admired Communism. They believed Communist Russia was the model for the future. So Progressives largely embraced the Communist agenda; so much so that the Communist Party USA stopped running their own candidates. They said they didn’t need to: the Progressive Democrat Party was already doing it for them.
Ahhh, the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). Gotta love these fine folks, huh? Their slogan is “Radical Ideas. Real Politics.” On the home page of the CPUSA site they proudly offer a snippet of their history – the struggle as it were – where they tell us “The Communist Party has an unparalleled history in the progressive movement of the United States . . . .” Huh? American Communists admitting a connection between progressives and Communists? Who knew?
The American Progressive movement has also been racist since its inception, and it continues to be racist to this day:
I’d remind you, this is the same Progressive ideology/agenda Hillary Clinton claimed in the 2008 primary debates. It is the same Progressive ideology/agenda to which Obama and the majority of his supporters and Administration still support.
Now, enter a Communist into the then thriving city of Detroit and the inevitable process of corruption, decay and collapse began:
If one man could be blamed most for the destruction of Detroit, it would be Coleman Young.
Mayor from 1974 to 1993, Young set a city already in decline on the pathway to the disaster area it Coleman
Young had a well-deserved reputation for corruption, but few today understand his communism. is today.
And racism – true racism, where racial discrimination/exploitation is a matter of social and government policy – was used to achieve and solidify Young’s hold on political power in Detroit:
The story of how racism led to the social decay in Detroit City.
[NOTE: while this book focuses on the racial aspect of the decay that has destroyed Detroit, I would argue that it has less to do with the color of Yong’s skin and more to do with his political ideology. However, it would be a mistake to ignore the racial aspects of that agenda because it most certainly does exist, and this book appears to detail the effects. I would urge you to read the readers’ comments and then consider them carefully in making up your own mind.]