Detroit is bankrupt, barely has basic services and a stratospheric murder rate. You would think that nothing could possibly make it worse. But you can count on liberals to always find ways to make anything worse. What could make Detroit worse?
How about filling it with people from a country tearing itself apart along religious lines in a bloody civil war that led to the rise of ISIS?
If that can’t fix Detroit, nothing short of an atomic bomb can.
The New York Times has a modest proposal. “Let Syrians Settle Detroit”. And just to further blur the lines between trolling and policy proposals, the illustration featured a masked terrorist in a Keffiyah in Detroit [shown above].
Detroit, a once great city, has become an urban vacuum. Its population has fallen to around 700,000 from nearly 1.9 million in 1950. The city is estimated to have more than 70,000 abandoned buildings and 90,000 vacant lots. Meanwhile, desperate Syrians, victims of an unfathomable civil war, are fleeing to neighboring countries, with some 1.8 million in Turkey and 600,000 in Jordan.
Suppose these two social and humanitarian disasters were conjoined to produce something positive.
Isn’t that how it usually works? You combine two disasters to produce something positive…