Now We Know… Closet Communists Destroyed Detroit

“If there is any wonder why Detroit often resembles an Eastern Bloc municipality, consider that for 19 years the mayor who ran the city economically and socially was a closet Marxist.”

Abandoned and caved in building in Detroit’s Brush Park neighborhood, once filled with business tycoons now it is left untouched and falling apart. (Flickr)

We should have known. Closet Communists destroyed Detroit and brought the once great American city to its knees.
Forbes reported:

Sometimes it’s better to tell a story backwards, from end to beginning. This story ends on December 10, 2012, when President Obama traveled to Michigan—a state with unemployment over 9 percent. He made a stop in Detroit, Michigan’s largest city, which is bankrupt. There, Obama made the ironic boast: “You only have to look to Michigan where workers were instrumental in reviving the auto industry to see how unions have helped build not just a stronger middle class but a stronger America.”

Of course, the auto industry, like much of the rest of Detroit, is in ruins. This is the state of the city and its main industry … at the end of the story.

Flashback some 20-plus years, to 1988, when Howard Johnson—who had been one of the leading communists in Harlem during the Great Depression—told interviewer Kay Takora about his return home from World War II: “I came back into activity in the Communist Party…. I at first became county educational director. New York county was the biggest county organization. From ’46 to ’49. And during that same period, I was assigned to help build a national Negro veterans organization which was called the United Negro and Allied Veterans of America [UNAVA]. And that had the backing of the party and I was assigned by the party to work in that along with my duties as educational director of the county organization.”

Howard Johnson continued, eventually bringing the conversation to Detroit, and to Detroit’s mayor, Coleman Young: “When UNAVA was formed, I was elected national vice-commander in charge of education, which fit my training, and the other national vice-commander was Coleman Young, who was national vice-commander in charge of labor.

Because at that time he was a steward in the auto workers union and [a] very prominent trade unionist in Detroit. Coleman and I were very good friends…. I never anticipated he would be a bourgeois mayor of Detroit. But Coleman’s a great guy, nevertheless. But I think that it was his party training that (helped) him to move forward as he did.” (Emphasis added.)

Coleman Young, the mayor of Detroit from 1974 to 1993…

…If there is any wonder why Detroit often resembles an Eastern Bloc municipality, consider that for 19 years the mayor who ran the city economically and socially was a closet Marxist…

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  • cavt

    Figures–

  • Skandia Recluse

    I don’t care anymore. We’re finding out more and more. It becomes increasingly obvious.

    I just don’t think anyone is going to do anything about it.

    Let…it….burn.

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  • ALL_IS_LOST

    Closet Communists – Democrats and all who would vote Obama in for a second term

  • YES WE CON!

    Communist Goals for USA from 1963 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJEnrzJGu6E

  • srdem65

    That must have been one beautiful home. Left to rot and beseiged by vandals.
    Just like America, rotting from the inside and vandalized until it is worthless.

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  • Wake-up,America:Democrats aren’t Democrats anymore,They;re Communists………..http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/22806

  • Economan

    Liberals will purposefully ignore this destruction and vote for the same mind set that destroyed this city over and over again.

    There is no reason a once promising city has to be driven into the ground, it’s so bad that I have many friends from Detroit that settled in L.A. so even this city run by idiots is better than what they left.

  • shadow

    So, a mayor that left office 20 years ago is responsible for the current condition of Detroit, but a president who left office four years ago has no responsibility for the condition of the country. Nice double standard.

  • Time

    Walmart has now joined the other side. Will not order or stock any more ammo until after the bill is passed on the second amendment. Well this tells you what every God fearing, second amendment, American must do if they hold a Walmart card, SAMs card in their possession. It’s time to dump them. They should not play with their customers and think they will win. This administration is pulling them in. They are being set up by them. They could not get them to bow down on other matters and turnover their will but, now they have done so here. Shows you just how weak Walmart really is. This is a ploy to bring Walmart down, reduce sales, and get shoppers to boycott them, rip up their charges and shop else where. Walmart has been had once again.. These people are sooooo ignorant..

  • FurryGuy

    #10 January 14, 2013 at 11:23 am
    shadow commented:

    Yet you are constantly saying the current president is blameless for anything bad while he’s in office. Nice NO standard there, you schnook.

  • shadow

    These people are sooooo ignorant..

    Right! If they were truly smart they would be here ranting about the perceived outrages of the day, instead of becoming the world’s largest retailer.

  • Hey Shadow! So it is o.k. to put someone else in charge who is doing the same only 10 times worst and faster? I lived near Detroit all my life and saw the results of Mr. Young! The city was a mess and he took anything good that was left and made it worse! Not to mention the fact that he and his buddies stole millions of dollars to line their pockets!! He has to go down in history as the most corrupt politician in U.S, history! So dont stick up for these fools!!

  • shadow

    Yet you are constantly saying the current president is blameless for anything bad while he’s in office. Nice NO standard there, you schnook.

    And where have I ever said the Obama is blameless, much less constantly? That’s right. I didn’t. That’s just your knee-jerk reaction on display.

  • FurryGuy

    #14 January 14, 2013 at 11:40 am
    jeff commented:

    Hey Shadow! So it is o.k. to put someone else in charge who is doing the same only 10 times worst and faster? I lived near Detroit all my life and saw the results of Mr. Young!

    Young’s successors as Mayor haven’t been much of an improvement, if any. Typical Lib thinking of doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

  • shadow

    He has to go down in history as the most corrupt politician in U.S, history! So dont stick up for these fools!!

    That very well could be. And I wasn’t sticking up for him. I just can’t see how the mayor from 20 years ago could be held solely responsible for the current condition of a city.

  • P. Aaron

    Detroit has/had many fine neighborhoods like Brush Park built on early 20th century industry. Many homes still exist but the extent of neglect & blight has been significant.

    Can there be any doubt that Coleman Young was determined to root out Detroit’s greatness and replace it with this ugliness of stagnation? Shrinking the pie economics that Obama also embraces. Thus, what you get is the pursuit of ‘loot’ rather than earning or prosperity.

    Many like to blame republicans but there hasn’t been a republican elected in Detroit since the Pleistocene. Sad indeed.

  • FurryGuy

    #15 January 14, 2013 at 11:43 am
    shadow commented:

    So you say. You’d deny any contrary proof offered anyway. Up is Down, In is Out.

  • jtb012u340

    It always involves North African Egyptian Hamites (Babylon). Some of you people never learn.

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  • G.Wood

    How can a mayor from 20 years ago impact present day Detroit? I live here so let me tell you. He polarized race and drove any diversity (resident and business alike) out of the city. He made every issue an issue of race. He was corrupt and milked the city for all he could get. He refused to work with regional politicians for the good of the area – especially if they were white and Republican.

    Coleman Young laid the ground work for the devastation that Detroit is seeing now. Read the news and see that from the City Council, School Board, up to the Mayor’s Office, Detroit has become one of the most corrupt city governments in the country.

    Detroit is now one of the most racially polarized cities in the US and this is EXACTLY what Coleman Young wanted.

  • FurryGuy

    #22 January 14, 2013 at 12:22 pm
    G.Wood commented:

    How can a mayor from 20 years ago impact present day Detroit?

    And as the quoted Forbes article so succinctly points out (no nuance so Libs can’t understand), Coleman Young was just the beginning of the destruction of Detroit. His Mayoral successors just continued the work he began. Dem mayors, all.

  • jintheD

    Are you serious???
    “Of course, the auto industry, like much of the rest of Detroit, is in ruins. This is the state of the city and its main industry … ”

    Auto industry is in ruins??? Someone should tell GM, Ford and Chrysler. Every one of the Detroit 3 is profitable with billions of dollars in profits and hiring 1000’s of employees this year.

    Detroit has it’s problems, but this city is not bankrupt…yet. Close to it, but not yet. Does this article have any useful information in it, or is it just spouting the same old anti-Detroit propaganda?

  • Hamburger_Hurter

    The lesson regarding liberalism and its resulting destruction is lost on these pinheads. That’s why it’s better to shoot first and explain later.

  • TrickyDick

    And now we have a closet marxist in the whitehouse. Take a good look at what this country will look like in 4 years.

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  • BigWilly

    Yes, Detroit is bankrupt because of the closet communist.. I guess Jim Hoft can’t hurt his credibility anymore.

  • Winston Wolfe

    Every one of the Detroit 3 is profitable with billions of dollars in profits and hiring 1000′s of employees this year.

    Back it up with a link, or else I’m calling BS.

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  • burt

    Since Senator McCarthy everyone is afraid of the word Communist.
    Thank to their media allies.

  • sassy lou

    Uh…the marxist “communist” regime was basically a false government using a label of “communisim” but was really a dictatorship under Lenin.

    And this pointing fingers and blaming a group called “communists” is an old tactic propaganda that got us into the Vietnam war.

    This result, as you see here, is from a party digging away at public funding. This is what happens.

    So people….Know your history.
    And when in doubt..Look up! It’s ALWAYS the ones in power that destroyed all that was good!

    And how long was Michigan voting republican.

    Case closed!

  • sassy lou

    Uh…the marxist “communist” regime was basically a false government using a label of “communisim” but was really a dictatorship under Stalin.

    And this pointing fingers and blaming a group called “communists” is an old tactic propaganda that got us into the Vietnam war.

    This result, as you see here, is from a party digging away at public funding. This is what happens.

    So people….Know your history.
    And when in doubt..Look up! It’s ALWAYS the ones in power that destroyed all that was good!

    And how long was Michigan voting republican.

    Case closed!

  • this is what happens when you punish people that work and reward people that don’t.

  • myohmy

    Chrsyler is moving production in China. Ohio idiots keeps voting demi-rats.

  • Lim Lynn

    It’s way too well known and super obvious that Closet Socialist Democrat Commie destroy Detroit by closing down the metal manufacturing factory ending up all the members of the Union Workers lost their jobs and jobs are transferred to China with cheaper labor.

  • MM no longer stuck in L.A.

    Just look at the overall makeup of “da ‘hood”………….go figure.

  • gastorgrab

    Coleman Young was a Communist?

    This isn’t news.

  • every city that is a one-party political state has these problems.

    also when in a non-communist country it is the job of the communist to destroy the existing order. do you think coleman young was a successful communist?

  • fake Christians

    Scarey stuff. Is this true? I don’t know==I just read that all new born children under obamacare will receive an IMPLANT (chip) and all who end up on his insurance MUST have this implant: great. We are under a dictatorship and these dumbos don’t even see it coming. He is going to track us ALL. I do not trust this FLU shot either. All the media promoting these FLU shots. I am scared really scared whats going on–he took over our health care, land, oil now they are taking over our guns to defend ourselves. He has muslim brotherhood islamists making policies and valerie garrett is Iranian communist– speaks the language and travels back and forth. Next just like stalin its our farms and food, then he’ll shut down the internet. All the right will be identified singled out–just like Hitler did and he’ll convince the left to attack us like they are doing with the movies and media now. If your not muslim, atheists, pedphiles, or zoophile, gay-you are a target. He hates the military. This is a set up. Disarm america. He thinks he is a KING.He just by passes CONGRESS– and no one does nothing! No one! They just sit there! You’ll see how many so called Christians will deny GOD when they get this implant.CONGRESS does nothing to help us–nothing and they know this is in the BILL.

    The Obama Health care bill includes (under Class II, Paragraph 1, Section B) “(ii) a class II device that is implantable”. Then on page 1004 it describes what the term “data” means in paragraph 1, section B:
    14 (B) In this paragraph, the term ‘data’ refers to
    15 information respecting a device described in paragraph (1),
    16 including claims data, patient survey data, standardized
    17 analytic files that allow for the pooling and analysis of
    18 data from disparate data environments, electronic health
    19 records, and any other data deemed appropriate by the
    20 Secretary

    As approved by the FDA, a class II implantable device is an “implantable radio frequency transponder system for patient identification and health information

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  • JOHN STRONG

    THE OBAMA TOUCH.