Comment 1: "The 18th most populated city who's median income per family is $31,000 and 32% of city resident's are living below the poverty line. We have to be more compassionate to the less fortunate...We must organize our life and affiliate ourselves with common minds, form our own interest groups through social networking and media... Then talk to our representatives. We got to save our schools and educate our selves. Be frugal. # SAVE DETROIT SAVE THE NATION ## WISH YOU ALL A LOT OF BLESSINGS"
The above was one of about half a dozen positive and compassionate comments out of the 79 total. The question was asked: What do you think it will take to save Detroit? by WDIV Local 4 News on their FaceBook wall. I want to share a few other answers.
*Please note that I am not including names because I am not going to violate private issues... but if you are the person who said it and want credit, tell me down below and I'll make the change*
Comment 2: A nuke.
Comment 3: An army of bulldozers and National Guard.
Comment 4: Considering the IQ of it's citizens and the deluded imbeciles they vote into office... Detroit is beyond saving. Even if Gov could save them from themselves with an EM, Detroit is a bombed out 3rd world cesspool
Comment 5: A natural disaster that takes out Detroit and forces us to start over!
Comment 6: Put up a wall around it, emancipate them, let them become their own country and fend for themselves. But get the water supply away from them first
Comment 7: a big fire....oops forgot they already tried that
Now, I thought maybe the darkness I read was based on the question. That it was just the politicians that the majority of people were hating on. I was hoping that people realized that the political field is responsible for a lot, criminals for some, and that good people still try to do good things in the city and deserve someone to stand up with and for them.
Boy was I wrong.
I went to the story that had been linked to the question. I found it Here.
What is the purpose of the comment section here? Instead of talking about the issues, it's all about making racist comments. How is it that people are still this ignorant in 2012? Hiding the issues behind a bunch of small-minded throwbacks to the 1930's is what destroyed the city in the first place. I'll bet you that most of the people here making these comments only do it because they think they are posting anonymously. The people that are doing this are exactly what is wrong with the city. Instead of working together to solve problems, they are polarizing whites and blacks against each other. Our city is about 20% of what it once was.
Comment 2: (again, good points): It's a shame someone didn't step in about 30 years ago when the city of Detroit started to fall apart, how can it be saved. Maybe parts of downtown are nice, but go out into the neighborhoods, it looks a war zone. Someone gets killed an people are so used to it and numb from the killings you don't see them cry anymore. The laws are not strong enough for dope dealers, the little children don"t have a chance at life in Detroit. THEY DO WHAT THEY SEE!!!!!!!
Comment 3: The state needs to build a wall around it not try to fix it. With the population make-up it has it would be the only cure. It can't be fixed. Followed by: right on, we are headed that way including the riots in the street, I wonder when the cops will realize it?
Comment 4: (This had 5 likes when I snagged it.) I would be willing to pay higher taxes to build a wall around the city of detoilet and that is about it. There is no fixing it. No one with the money or power to do so cares. Why would they. We all left that place 40 years ago and we left it to rot.(IT HAS JUST LIKE WE ALL KNEW IT WOULD) I mean geez is there one (even one) predominately black city in the USA that is successful. (the answer is no for you detroiters that may not know this) Yet you all think you can take care of it yourselves. We can only go by the track record of detoilet, after all it speaks for itself. Don't worry whitey will take care of you now. (as we have been for your entire existence)... I really love this. Once again detroiters have turned out just as expected.
Comment 5: (8 likes) If the increasing popularity of disparaging Detroiter comments here don't convince you, the new state government should.....White people have finally had enough.
Comment 6: Dig a big ol' hole and shove it in.
Are we having fun yet? 4 more and then I'll let you dig on your own if you're interested. Carry on...
Comment 7: (11 likes and the worst example so far)
Us normal folk call them n1ggers.
We live as far away from them as we can.
We call the police when we spot them in our neighborhoods.
They are monstrously ugly, stupid, and genetically predisposed to committing crimes.