Thanks to Laci the Dog for the inspiration to look at the latest video from the
We had been talking about Martin Luther Day on The manwiththemudrakes blog and we all had a common link that involved a few square miles in the center of Detroit. I spent my eary life there. I still have a lot of psychic baggage that links me very securely in an umbilical sense to Detroit.
There is a touchstone that links the civil rights struggle, socially concious political activism and the present situation in Haiti...Detroit is a disaster, but it is a slow motion econimic and social disaster that has been allowed to occur over a space of many years. It is a study in urban decay that has taken on an almost alternate reality dimension.
In many ways it is the tragedy and failure of deregulation and Randian economics.
I know in my soul that Detroit will rebound again, because it there is more real spirit and hope than in any ten cities any where else on the planet!