Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wisdom from Detroit

WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell
WWJ Phote by Mike Campbell

You’re going to get screwed no matter what, because after we vote and whoever wins, Obama or Romney, it’s still going to look like this,” General Holiefield, Jr. told WWJ’s Mike Campbell.
It would seem this General Holiefield, a random interviewee,  is a prophet, for he also says that the middle class is just poor people with jobs. This is so true.

This is the sign that used to read, "This city is infested with crackheads."

Thanks to a DPer.


  1. born an raised near detroit- family had a small bushiness in the city-
    father warned that giving people welfare and paying women to have babies out of wed lock -would be the end of the city-he was right- was he not!
    Detroit-once a beautiful city- now a dump!

    1. The welfare did what it was intended to do: dehumanize people and drive away business. We love to look at the old detroit buildings, there is such an amazing collection of architecture styles there. It's amazing to see them all in ruins, kind of like some sort of zombie movie.

  2. Welfare and food stamps did what it was supposed to do, keep kids and babies from having distended bellies from malnutrition like they had before there was welfare. The problem with welfare is that it didn't send the mom to school to better her life and it didn't help get her good daycare to keep her kids safe while she was in school. Detroit is in ruins because of the outsourcing of the auto industry which has been going on for the last 2 to 3 decades. It has nothing to do with the poor people. Blaming the poor is not Christ like. My God, and you call yourselves Christian?


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