Welcome to Detroit

Posted: November 22, 2009 in Society
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Detroit, USA, once a symbol of American work ethic and production capability, is still a symbol, but now one of what America is fast becoming: a third world disgrace.

Bob Herbert in a NY Times op ed piece, writes, “…What you’ll see are endless acres of urban ruin, block after block and mile after mile of empty and rotting office buildings, storefronts, hotels, apartment buildings and private homes. It’s a scene of devastation and disintegration that stuns the mind, a major American city that still is home to 900,0000 people but which looks at times like a cross between postwar Berlin and the ruin of an ancient civilization…”

Detroit can’t even afford to bury its dead: “The abandoned corpses, in white body bags with number tags tied to each toe, lie one above the other on steel racks inside a giant freezer in Detroit’s central mortuary, like discarded shoes in the back of a wardrobe…”

Perhaps the all-American city will get a new lease on life from Hollywood. Looks like a perfect place to shoot zombie movies.

 

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