Shloky thought America still had time to turn things around until he read Detroit, An American Autopsy by Charlie Leduff. Now he’s not sure.
What if the land of the free, of prosperity, of two cars and a picket fence succumbed to the corrupt, the incompetent, the immoral?
It presents the viewpoint that we’re not careening into failure. We’re already there. Ours is a state soon to be hollowed out by failed cities. America was murdered. What we live in is fundamentally different from what we had. We’re in the middle of launching what is new. Its time to approach it that way.
Cannonfire echoes the sentiment in a different way, focusing on the plethora of deranged conspiracy theories going around, which includes Newton Truthers and even, God help us, Aurora Truthers.
America is going insane
Folks, this shit has gotten out of hand. This country cannot survive if an increasing number of citizens go bonkers.
He cites a particularly nutty theory linking MK-Ultra to Martin Luther King as a commie plot to despoil our country. When cities like Detroit die (or are murdered), when we long longer have leaders but grasping greedy thugs and mediocrities running the country then the center may not hold.