Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Too Dangerous To Enter?
I see the Detroit Police are warning people not to even go into Detroit because it is too violent. It sounds as if this is partly posturing by the police union. But, I think there is some truth to this assertion. So many people repeat the mantra that "Detroit is coming back," without ever thinking it through. I am guessing these people have not been there lately and seen the acres upon miles of abandoned homes. It is stunning to consider the decline of Detroit. Is it a warning of things to come? An aberration born of unique circumstances? I don't know. I am not smart enough to figure these things out. But, before you tell someone that "Detroit is coming back" take a little time to grasp the enormity of the destruction of the place.