#rsrh The Pre-Lost City of Detroit.

I mean that literally, by the way: some time in the next twenty years we’re going to see the inhabitants of Detroit simply give up and move en masse in a folk-migration; the city will become unincorporated; and then the forces of Nature will swarm in and quickly reduce the whole place to a set of ruins that will make the career of some lucky Fortieth Century archeologist when he or she stumbles across the proof that the mythical Mo-town of First American Republic legend actually existed.  With any luck, the Robocop statue will likewise survive and make ’em think that this was the Mo-towner’s titular god.

If only.

Via AoSHQ.

Moe Lane

PS: Yeah, well, I’m pretty sure that the city fathers of Cahokia weren’t really planning to ever move, either.  Or Ctesiphon.  Or, heck, you can look up “Lost Cities” on Wikipedia as easily as I can.  The point is that cities can die.  Even American ones.


  • Rob(ert) Crawford says:

    The problem is, both Cahokia and Ctesiphon are places people would WANT to look for.
    Detroit? No desire to find it.
    Although I could see “In Search Of: The Ruins of River Rouge” being made.

  • Grim says:

    And much like a bursting pustule, Detroit will release the infection that killed it into the rest of country.

    Yes, I’m talking about Democrat voters.

  • acat says:

    Ever see the History Channel show “After People” ?

    Compare and contrast to the various YouTube videos one can find by searching “Urban Exploring Detroit”…


  • K M Scane says:

    I live in S/E Michigan, adjacent to the N/W corner of Detroit. Just this weekend it was announced that the President of Detroit City Council {i.e.: Charles Pugh} is going to walk away from his housing finance obligation in “Brush Park Condos”
    In the past he has also been late with his condo membership dues and City Taxes, to the point of various legal actions.
    If it is even partially true that voters endorse “those like them”,This seems to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.”Oroburos” (sic?) in action, if you will.
    the linked article is just a snapshot.Google: “Wayne County FBI Investigation” and similar if you care to see Round Two

  • Jeff says:

    I also live in SE Michigan (I was actually in downtown Detroit yesterday for the auto show) and the de-population of Detroit has been happening for a long time. It really has been happening since the 1967 riots. For a google opportunity on the subject, try “Will the last person to leave Detroit please turn out the lights?”.

  • Spegen says:

    Left Detroit in 1986, except for the Lions, I havent looked back.

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