Economy of Mass Destruction
By David Glenn Cox
Democracy’s corpse lies vanquished across the ruined ramparts of Detroit, Michigan. A pillow placed over her face by bankers, suffocated the life out of her, as citizen patrols now replace police, (headline) Detroit Citizens Protect themselves After Police Force Decimated. A city of two million in the 1950s is now reduced to scant 700,000 stragglers today. Detroit isn’t behind the nation, she is the spear point, the same maladies found in Motown can be found in any city in the United States.
The elected Detroit Mayor and city council were superseded by state edict, appointing Kevyn Orr, as an emergency manager. Emergency is the right word, all right. Detroit’s police force was already down 25% since 2009, and now? So let’s scream and blame Unions or let’s scream and blame big business, but… no bucks, no Buck Rogers. Ford Motor Company, out of the goodness of its little civic heart donated $ 8,000,000 for new police cars and ambulances, after relocating most its domestic production to Mexico.
Very simply — every worker in the United States competes directly with third world production. Quite simply — it can’t be done. If a manufacturer can pay an industrial worker $5.00 per day, without health care or environmental costs and without a dime of penalty, our economy is doomed. Americans find themselves on the road, living as internal refugees, looking for anyplace better than here, but finding it’s the same all over. And our government pursues yet another Free Trade agreement, just to make sure there’s plenty of low wage competition, because when it comes to driving down wages, the more the merrier.