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Who Killed Detroit City and Why?

Cities don’t die because of happenstance. The city of Detroit has been murdered by the same forces that are slowly killing cities all across the  United States.

Detroit Becomes the Largest US City to Declare Bankruptcy


On July 18, 2013, Detroit declared Chapter 9 bankruptcy to squelch most of their $18 billion in debts. The Chapter 9 filing occurred only four months after the appointment of an emergency financial manager. ‘Let me be blunt: Detroit’s broke,’ says Michigan’s governor, Rick Snyder. Snyder went on to say that Detroit is the heart of Michigan and if Detroit is in trouble, Michigan is in trouble.


Detroit is the largest American city to declare bankruptcy, officially succumbing to job losses in the auto industry, decades of population flight, and the collapse of revenue to cover everything from policing to street lighting.


By the end of this article, the reader will come to see the prophetic wisdom of Governor Snyder’s words as the bankruptcy of Detroit is a portend of what is to come to most American cities.

Detroit Was Once the Pride of America

At the height of Detroit’s success as a city. the city was a representation of the American middle class dominance. It was greatest manufacturing city ever seen on the planet. Detroit made cars that were the envy of the world.


At its peak, Detroit was the America’s fourth-largest city, with more than 1.8 million people. Detroit’s population losses began in the 1960s with migration to the suburbs. Then in the 1990’s Detroit fell victim to global politics and literally, the roof caved in.

How It All Went Wrong

Today, almost 30% of Detroit’s 140 square miles are either vacant or deserted. Detroit used to be the fourth-largest city in the US, with a population of nearly 2 million people. Today, Detroit has less than 700,000 residents. There are more than 33,500 vacant houses and over 90,000 vacant lots in Detroit. The city government is razing entire city blocks of business buildings and residential homes. If you are the only one left on your block, you are forced to move and if you are lucky you will receive $10,000 for your home.

The median price of a home in Detroit is only $9,000! In some areas in Detroit, you can buy a house for just $100. There are approximately 85,000 streetlights in Detroit, but copper thieves have stripped so much wiring out  that many of the lights are not working. The Mayor of Detroit previously announced that he will reduce the number of streetlights to almost half the existing total down to 46,000.


Today, sixty percent of Detroit’s children live in poverty, when less than 45 years ago, Detroit boasted the highest per capita income in the United States. Today, Detroit does not have one chain supermarket left in the city


It has one of the highest murder rates in its country. Its infrastructure has been gutted. Real unemployment may be as high 20% in some parts of the city.  This is a real bad city to not be able to find a cop and with the new cutbacks, it is really hard to find a cop because most police stations in Detroit now only open to the public for 8 hours per day. So, if you have to defend yourself, you better be prepared to get through the night on your own. You can call the police on your Obama phone, however, you better only call between 8am and 5pm. Just how dangerous is it? Justifiable homicide in Detroit rose by an amazing 79% during 2011.

The Globalists Murdered Detroit City


The globalists murdered Detroit through the various free trade agreements. Through NAFTA, GATT, and CAFTA, American auto manufacturing were free to ship their factories overseas in search of near slave labor markets. The passage of these free trade agreements made it possible to hire foreign slave laborers and without the now prohibited tariffs on imports, the globalist controlled corporations could ship slave labor manufactured products back into the United States. Our government failed to protect manufacturers and the net effect is that we are beginning to see third world conditions inside of the United States in cities such as Detroit and it is spreading like wildfire. Since the 1970′s, America has lost 86% of its manufacturing jobs. Actually, the Globalists have been trying to get rid of American tariffs for 100 years in the name of free trade. Look up the Payne-Aldrich Tariff, it is part of our history. A year later, we got the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and then real fun began in earnest.

Tariffs used to pay our national debt. This is no longer, we replaced tariffs with the Income Tax Amendment. If you are reading this historical facts for the first time, you have to be getting angry. And who could blame you for getting angry?  You and I should not be paying income tax, tariffs should be paying for the national debt. We are paying income tax because the globalists wanted free trade and it is our “duty to pay” so they can maximize their profits. The third leg of this scheme was to introduce fiat currency where bankers could invent money out of thin air which caused our money to now be worth less than 4 cents for what used to be a dollar.

Now, back to Detroit which helps us understand where we are headed. You may not live in an area of the country in which the jobs are headed overseas. However, you have been targeted for de-industrialization through Obama’s Cap and Trade policies which he has declared he will initiate through Executive Order as this president continues to carry out his Agenda 21 goals.

If you ever let Agenda 21 get a grip on your city, the result will be like Detroit and will result in abject poverty as a result of green zones, Wildlands,  promises of Smart Growth, saving the planet from global warming and economic growth inhibitors, etc. By the way, the globalists have the guts to build a $25 million dollar light rail in Detroit, right in the middle of this rotting corpse.

What Happens When a City Goes Into Default?

Look for an organization such at the World Bank to loan Detroit the $18 billion dollars it needs in order to regain temporary financial solvency. However, without a viable industry to maintain the economic foundation of the city, the city will predictably default on its future loan obligations. What follows is a glimpse into the future of all American cities as an increasing number of cities default on their “rescue” loans.

When a political entity defaults on its loans, the lending agency takes possession of the collateral which was pledged to cover the loan. Most often, the infrastructure is the collateral most sought after by the banks. When banksters typically take control over a political entity, like they did in Bolivia, they will quadruple the cost of water, astronomically hike the price of utilities and seize control of public transportation in order to jack up the rates to its ridership (i.e. poor people who cannot afford a car and need public transportation to get to work.). This is Detroit’s future and it will soon be all of our futures.







Detroit has failed as a viable entity because of the loss of manufacturing and subsequent population flight out of the city. The rest of our cities will all experience an economic collapse but for different reasons.

When, not if, Obama ushers in his industry killing Cap and Trade Executive orders, every American city will effectively be deindustrialized and we will have nation full of Detroit’s.

Do you know that Obama has stated that his Cap and Trade plan will eliminate the use of of 80% of the energy that we presently use? Can you drive 80% less miles to work? On a sub-freezing day, can you run your thermostat 80% lower? Can you use your lights 80% less with a major impact on your lives? Can you get buy on 20% of the gasoline that you presently use? And what business will survive these draconian caps placed upon our energy use? And then, where will you find work? Who will pay for your mortgage? Oh by the way, does it make sense now to about why the Federal Reserve is buying up $40 billion dollars worth of mortgage backed securities every month? Hmm, and some people wonder how the powers that be will force the rest of us into stack and pack cities. America, you have just seen your collective future.

Does it makes sense to you that DHS has purchased 2.2 billion rounds of ammo and 2700 armored personnel carriers? The globalists forces  know what is coming. It is time that this country wake up and smell the coffee. You have been conquered, America, and many of you will not survive. And if you doubt the words that I have posted here, lets have Obama tell you so in his own words.


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  1. yokel the local July 19, 2013 at 3:58 am

    The flight of capital was predicted by Marx as a mile post along the road to communism. That was back in about 1908. He called it economic fascism. Manufacture creates wealth, not shuffling paper. Because manufacture has been removed off shore, this country is now subject to directives and orders from world govt. under the threat of economic sanctions. That is coming too. But in the meantime, the neo-mercantilism that is now creating a downward spiral in living standard will continue. Soon the cost of goods will include international taxes every time a good is moved between borders. They will call it VAT taxes, or some other term but it is a revival of the “kings cut”. During colonial days the king received a cut of everything that moved and was bought or sold, and did so every time value was added. This tax will be used to fund a global military under the UN in order to bring every country into full subjection. America is now Amerika. We have been sold out by subversion to the highest bidders, and now hell is on the way.

  2. SaulRosenberg July 19, 2013 at 4:43 am

    This article mentions nothing of the role of blacks/minorities. I’ve been thru Detroit many times since 1970. The city was rocked by riots in the 60’s and the whites moved out…since then the city has got worse…MUCH worse (coincidence? I think not). The suburbs of Detroit are still rather nice…that’s where all the whites fled (and fled out of the state too). Sure Detroit lost many many jobs due to the giant sucking sound Ross Perot and others talked about, but frankly it’s for all intents and purposes a minority town (a majority of minorities…LOL). The blacks create a different culture than whites…why don’t people just admit that and move head-on into that? It’s not a stereotype or racism if it’s true. The only positive thing in Detroit now is razing city blocks and replacing them with farms.
    I went to Detroit last summer for the first time in 18 years. Know what I thought? I thought it was an open air prison for the hopeless, helpless and the too-poor-to-move-out. Sad.

  3. Edwin Vieira, Jr. July 19, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Once again, a correct description of the source of the disease, but an incorrect prognosis. To write “You have been conquered, America” presumes that the battle is over. All one need reply to that precious piece of defeatism is, “Speak for yourself, Dave!” The commentator “yokel the local” is more insightful: “America is now Amerika. We have been sold out by subversion to the highest bidders, and now hell is on the way.” One hopes that when “hell” arrives it will result in “one hell of a fight” by some Americans on many fronts, rather than just a display of white flags (verbally or otherwise).

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Mr. Vieria,
    You make it sound like I have quit, I have not. I broadcast and write, much to my own personal risk. However, I have to stand by my statement that we have been conquered. The Banksters have hijacked our government. The Federal Reserve has run our dollar into the ground ($1=4 cents). We are fighting elective wars of occupation which is exacerbating our economic woes, not to mention destroying our military morale and the world view of our country. All the elements for a brutal martial law have been put into place (NDAA, Civilian Inmate Labor Program, Patriot Acts, etc). TSA and DHS have trampled upon the 4th and 5th Amendments to the Constitution. Real unemployment is approaching 20%. Our schools are putting out functional illiterates. NATO and the UN are controlling our military.

    If this were a boxing match, we are the boxer with our backside on the canvas looking up at the ceiling and the banksters are peering down at us. Do we have the intestinal fortitude and resilience to be a Rocky? Can we get off of our backsides, demonstrate the needed level of resilience to fight back and take back what is ours?

    The hope that we can eventually defeat the forces of evil is why I do what I do and I know that is why you do the fine work that you do. We are, however, presently conquered, but are we defeated? The answer to that question is that it is up to people like you, I and the people reading our literature. I think America will fight back. That is the good news. The bad news is that I think we are passed the point of peaceful resolution. I used to talk about such things as term limits, unelecting the incumbents, etc. I no longer talk about these things. The globalists own the voting machines, they bribe the judges, etc. The “otherwise” you reference may be the only option on the table. May God help us all.

  4. Meatdawg July 19, 2013 at 6:20 am

    I’m a great admirer of Dave Hodges. He has one of if not the best talk shows on the internet at http://www.republicbroadcasting.org late Sunday evening. And of course I always try to read his great articles. But I’m going to have to disagree with Dave up to a point. Detroit has been going downhill for sixty years. Fifty-one years of liberal mayors and state legislatures have driven the middle class out of the cities.

    Unions, especially government unions, have put unprecedented strain on the productive sector of the economy. Why should city workers retiere in their forties or fifties with massiave pensions and semi-skilled auto workers make $150,000.00 a year with pay and bennies. THAT’S THE UNIONS’ FAULT! You can’t blame the Evil Bankstersand the IMF for evertything, even though they are part of the problem. But wait-there’s more! There are a dozen or more cities in the hearland who have been ruled by liberals and unions and are ready to fall like dominoes. And with the increase in interest rates on bonds, munincipal and otherwise, severl dozen more cities and states will follow suit.

    For decades politicians have been making unrealistic promises to gov’t workers in the form of benefits and generous retirement pay. In turn the gov’t workers reward the liberal politicians with generous campaing donations. One hand washes the other These promises could never be met. And now the chickens are coming home to roost. Pointing one’s finger at international trade agrrements and the UN only serves as a distraction from the real culprits.

    EDITOR’S NOTE: I could not agree with you more that liberal politics and shoddy accounting practices have contributed to Detroit’s demise. However, the big nail in the coffin of Detroit are the free trade agreements which took hard industry away from Detroit along with jobs.

    Also, many cities will soon look like Detroit, but for different reasons. Cap and trade will deindustrialize American cities, just like free trade agreements deindustrialized Detroit. However, your point about negligent financial management is well taken.

  5. HBeale July 19, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Great article, Dave. As long as the people in this country continue to sleep through this slow motion train wreck and critically analyze who did this, the damage will continue until Detroit is just a memory of the first to fall. But smaller cities (but still large) like Stockton, CA still should have awakened some zombies to what is happening and given the clue that Detroit was not unique and the same factors could be at work elsewhere. As the recent Zimmerman verdict proves, the idiot sheeple are so easily manipulated by the PTB through their useless whore media, using their phony dupes like ex-CIA informant Al Sharpton to stir up the sheeple and distract from what is really happening. By the time they realize what has happened to them while in their sleepy time, and by whom, they will be powerless to change it. The American Republic was never designed or intended for a population of uncaring, amoral, drugged-up, brain dead morons.

  6. thedoctor July 19, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Here is my question on the matter. Cities are corporations, just like ATT or Microsoft. They are beholden to shareholders – not the citizens, to make a profit. Each year the city produces its CAFR, the comprehensive annual financial report – just like ATT. In it, the city lists the assets, which are far greater then the arbitrary budget set by the corporate board members. So, in the bankruptcy proceedings, are we likely to see the TRUE value of the city as a corporate enterprise? Will we see the true listing of assets, or will this wind up being a way to washout all the debt, leaving the city with “free and clear” assets? Think the Dodgers sale here, a team driven into the ground by the owner, forced to declare bankruptcy, only to sell the downtrodden team for 1 billion dollars in profit!!!

  7. DoverPro July 19, 2013 at 8:20 am

    The story of the decline of Detroit must also include greed and corruption of the elected officials. In 1974, Detroiters elected Coleman Young, a civil rights era icon, who immediately filled the city administration with crony groups, handcuffed the police street patrols ( see Detroit Stress ) and began the next two decades of graft, corruption, back room deals, favoritism, outright theft, secret deals and payoffs, and numerous other examples of pocket lining. The prior mayor is in prison and facing federal charges ( Kwame Kilpatrick ), with numerous members of his administration in jail or facing charges. City council members have been imprisoned for bribery or corruption charges.

    Sad days for the Motor City.

  8. Wayne July 19, 2013 at 9:07 am

    The Detroit auto industry was owned and controlled by white Christians, the most notable of which was Henry Ford, who was well known for his oppostion to “international Jewry”, which could be contrued as the “glovalists.” I think the specific destruction of Detroit was allowed because the “Globalists” could not get control of it, much like the Russian Czar was destroyed. The tools employed were the angry blacks that began killing, robbing and burning out the whites in the 1960’s and it continues to this day. 1/3 of the lots are vacant mostly because the homes were burned down by blacks.

    T o finish off the kiling of white Christian Detroit and Ameican manufacturing in general, “free trade” was introduced.

    Rahm Israel Emmanuel, Obama’s former chief of staff and now mayor of Chicago, when asked about the United Auto Workers, said “F*** them”.

  9. Walter Burien July 19, 2013 at 9:22 am

    $18 to $20 billion “projected” liability over 30-years.. So, what is the projected “income” over the same 30-years???

    They only project their income 1-year out. How much would that number be if they projected their income out 30-years?

    By how much in the black would they be if they offset debt with projected income for the same time period??

    Don’t you love selective presentation?

    Walter Burien – CAFR1.com

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Walter, it is an 18 billion dollar declared debt today. Detroit is paying a whopping 38 cents on every dollarto service their debt.

    Walter, there is nothing selective in my presentation. I know the money is there to service all debt in this country. However, those are not the ground rules we are being forced to play by and I also know this is not going to help the people in Detroit who only will get pennies on the dollar for their pensions. I also know where you going with the CAFRs. If you would like to come on my show and discuss this aspect of the problem and expose what can be done, drop me a line.

  10. Emery July 19, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Excellent article but globalist = who exactly? Sir James Goldsmith predicted this destructive outcome in 1995. The following is a brief summary of his address to the Senate on GATT. He also wrote a book called “The Trap” on this as well. He died shortly thereafter from cancer which can be induced by people with malice. He was a lone voice crying out against “global free trade.”
    Someone I know was laughing about Detroit this morning. He likes to blame everything on liberal democrats and black leadership and spends way to much time letting Limbaugh think for him. Neoconservatives have promoted this agenda as well as the liberal left. Job creation? Everything they do destroys jobs. Americans have been betrayed by their quisling leaders. Nobody is this stupid. They know what they are doing. This is handwriting on the wall for all Americans. If all you can do is laugh and blame it on the opposition party then you really don’t understand “The Trap” they laid for us all.

    “Global free trade has become a sacred principle of modern economic theory, a sort of generally accepted moral dogma. That is why it is so difficult to persuade politicians and economists to reassess its effects on a world economy which is changing radically.

    The ultimate objective of global free trade is to create a worldwide market in products, services, capital and labour. Its instrument to achieve this is GATT, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

    I believe that GATT and the theories on which it is based are flawed. If it is implemented, it will impoverish and destabilize the industrialized world while at the same time cruelly ravaging the third world. ”

  11. Anglo Saxon July 19, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Mr. Dave Hodges,

    Since I began visiting your blog, only several months back [hat tip: Jeff Rense!] you have gotten far sharper and much more knowledgeable. You’ve shifted up a gear or two!

    You … Sir … need to read this PDF. You will know what to do with it:


    1871 and 1913 may appear to have been the “beginning”, but 1933 was pure treachery.

  12. Hamlet's Ghost July 19, 2013 at 10:42 am

    This article ignores the elephant in the room. An AFRICAN elephant, if you catch my drift.

    While the city of Detroit is now a zombiescape, the suburbs of that city are still fine and desirable places to live. The people who populate those suburbs were subject to the same global forces that affected the city of Detroit. So what’s different?

    You know enough to answer that question.

  13. Mark of the Wild West... July 19, 2013 at 11:17 am

    One other variable, seldom revealed, is the trillions in government pension funds… This huge pile of money from local, city, state and the federal government has invested in outsourcing. The fake two party system controls this massive global investment… In short, the government doesn’t have much use for it citizens anymore… The most predatory globalist is government. The same game is being played by the EU government as well…

    See CAFR1.com

  14. abinico warez July 19, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Use, it, abuse it, rape it, take it – the American way – Hoo-Rah!

  15. prometheus2020rising July 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    You probably wouldn’t believe me if I was to tell you ETs have been running the show for some time now.

  16. Howard T. Lewis III July 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Instead of improving the product, jealousy and destruction became the strategy. Now, only the Rothschild bank has the cash to refloat and recolonize Detroit. Britannia is coming back to roost after BlackStone and the rest flattened and fluffed Detroit up.

  17. Arizona July 19, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    WELL detroit is broke,who would have ever guessed,BUT I will say this,when they started shutting down all the steel mills in the 1970’s the hand writting was on the wall,you can’t build cars without metal and all of americas metal has been shipped to china and other countries,while all the liberals yelled horey,and along with that metal ,went their jobs,THE WORLD RUNS ON METAL,like it or not,you ain’t building NOTHING WITHOUT METAL,and when your metals gone so are your jobs,,it over for the empires ship of fools……….

  18. Anonymous July 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    prometheus2020rising says “ETs have been running the show for some time now”
    No truer words have ever been spoken. 20 years ago I met a man that told me that the world is run by Nazis and aliens, I thought he was crazy but he was also quite intelligent so he motivated me to do some research and I found that he was absolutely correct. Start with the work of Zecharia Sitchin, keep your mind open and you will be led to the same conclusions as us. The info is out there, one just needs to drop the propaganda that the academics push and view the world logically. Do this and it will open your eyes.


  19. Arizona July 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    prometheus,,IF you brought an alien up on national TV,you’d still be wasting your time,the population is so brainwashed at this point in time, it can’t be saved,america is like an old truck engine with a rod sticking out of the block,telling them what needs to be done to fix it is beyond what america cares to know,AMERICA HAS A NEW DADDY,LUCIFER,and will gladly follow him to hell,DON’T you think they can hear all the bells ringing,and see the signs of danger,yet they pay it no mind,when NIBIRU shows up THE LORD says only 3% will be ready and be saved,the rest of america will parish,the russians ALREADY SAID,all we want is the vehicles and construction equipment,the chinese want the children and land,the government only wants the money,THE LORD says,all any of you are going to get is death,HE’S SICK of what hes seeing and is about to do something about it………………………..

  20. tito July 19, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    And on top of that , the golfer in chief wants to provide a massive amnesty for illegals to compete with Americans who are struggling
    How’s that hope and change is working for ya?

  21. PeteS July 19, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    this explains all;
    Detroit in RUINS

  22. comm97 July 20, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Having been a life long resident of Michigan and having worked in the auto industry, there is one thing I can agree with in your article. Detroit is in ruins. The statement that the suburbs are “nice” is bullshit. These communities were the transmission belt for the auto industry. As a result, they have been taken over by the fascist emergency manager, or under threat. The economic crises brought upon the state of Michigan, by capitalism is being trotted out as a model for the country. The corporations feel that democracy is the problem. They send in a dictator Emergency Manager to : eliminate unions, pensions, sell off public assets and privatize everything. The elimination of work/jobs is a combination of outsourcing to cheap labor countries AND the implementing of robotics. Why pay a human when we can buy a robot?. The problem for the capitalist is that the producer: robot is not consumer.
    Facts are important to presenting a complete picture of what capitalism is doing to the world and Michigan. The struggles in Brazil, Greece etc and soon the US revolve around the elimination of work. The value of labor, per Karl Marx will be driven down to the lowest producer. That is the robot. It will either be a co operative globe, or one run by an Emergency Manager: fascism.
    here is my email: [email protected] if you want to dialogue.

    EDITOR’S NOTE: We are in complete agreement. I have never stated that the suburbs of Detroit are nice. Those statements can be attributed to people who have commented on the article. Detroit is only a symptom. Michigan, as a whole, is in deep trouble for various reasons.

  23. Reader July 20, 2013 at 5:40 am

    Detroit died when the Whites fled because of crime. I know, I grew up there. Blacks, and I say this without animosity, are unable to sustain a civilization. Look at South Africa today.

  24. HateToAgree July 20, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Unfortunately Reader is correct. I live in South Africa and reading the stats of Detroit, it mirrors the stats on unemployment, crime, municipal services in my country. If nothing is done soon, both South Africa and Detroit are doomed…

  25. paschn July 20, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    The same disease that took down the Roman Empire, Russia, Germany and the bulk of Eastern Europe and is in it’s final stages of taking down AmeriKa. The Central Bank boys and their co-conspirators on Wall Street. Fortunately for them, they’re now bleeding out a culture so befuddled by reality, they cannot walk and chew gum at the same time.

  26. PBrown July 20, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    not even one note of the bloated unfunded pension plans for the 40 plus public sector unions? NOT ONE? Yes it hard to blame over promising on pensions funds to the tune of 9 billion dollars when there are greedy capitalist running away rapidly w/ the golden gooses.

    “Surely You Can’t Be Serious”
    “I am serious and don’t call me Shirley”

  27. comm97 July 22, 2013 at 3:49 am

    @John. Your side lost the CivilWar. The dictator EMF law will solve none of the ECONOMIC problems created by the END of work that the ROBOT has created. Facts….they are important. One more salient issue. There are more WHITE people (?) in poverty in the US than Black or Hispanic. That is not from Mars, but the census bureau.

  28. ROMANCENTURION July 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Obama loves the bombed out shell of Detroit. More democrap voters for the future. It’s all “part of the plan” to gut Amerika. You see people, we got too rich too fast. We were too successful and that is “not fair” to the rest of the world. It’s payback time at “whitey’s expense” or so they think. We are getting prepared or leaving the country in droves.

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