The Zimmerman case gave the whole country, as well as the rest of the world, a window into the ignorance and deeducation of our children. The bankruptcy of Detroit is another window for the oblivious of what’s happening to our country and the politicians who made it possible. Let’s look backward so we can put the decline of our country in perspective.
My husband and I left the Atlanta area in 2000, after the Clinton’s Empowerment Zone initiative gave more than $200,000,000 to poor city areas. Since I was an appointed member of a county Human Relations Commission I was invited to a huge gala announcement. These funds were supposed to be used by different organizations to fix urban neighborhoods. A few years later the Atlanta Journal did a story asking where all the money went. So, I was not surprised to see that fraud and corruption marked the initiative by Democrat and very white-black Mayor Bill Campbell, ending up in federal prison. Not surprisingly, Detroit was another recipient of taxpayer largesse, and the lawlessness that apparently goes hand in hand with government programs. Think Kwame Kilpatrick, the thug Democrat mayor of Detroit convicted of fraud and corruption.
Many people were shocked by Rachel Jentel admitting that she had a 3.0 GPA. I wasn’t. I worked in the school system and know that no matter how bad a student is, or how disrespectful and disruptive, a teacher is forced through bureaucratic rules and its enforcers, the administration, to pass all students no matter that the only thing they know are the latest rap lyrics. Middle class parents pay private schools or home school as well as pay taxes that keep the education bureaucracy alive. They left cities like Detroit and Atlanta so they could live in peace and not watch everything around them be destroyed. We are now paying for a deeducated population with a white-black president who managed to transfer to Harvard after a self proclaimed average performance at Occidental College. His adopted home of Chicago boasts black murders daily, but those guys must not look like him. Personally, I hear my grandmother as she watched her neighborhood change. “How do they burn brick?” she asked. I’m still wondering.