The New Jerusalem: A Chance of Redemption for Detroit

Posted: August 8, 2013 in General

Good talk.

The Uppity Negro

Downtown Detroit

In short, the sh*t finally hit the fan in Detroit.

It was just as bad as all of us had heard and feared.

For the better part of the last ten years or so, Detroit made national news for all the wrong reasons and uncomfortably, the faces were always black.  Who can forget the antics of the following Detroit politicians:

I think it’s safe to say Detroit has lacked good stewards over the past few years.  But I think to lay this at the feet of city officials in totality misses the whole point and doesn’t play well into the metanarrative that I think dominates this conversation: economies change.

This was a simple agricultural fact that farmers learned quickly in farming in North America and they called it crop rotation.  Eventually different crops needed to be planted in certain fields because those crops would eventually drain certain nutrients from the…

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