Detroit's Death Rattle

The Muslim call to prayer can be heard all over Detroit -- the baleful sound of the adhan -- what President Obama called "the most beautiful sound on earth." Here is a YouTube link to Obama reciting the Islamic call to prayer.  Recite it and you are a Muslim according to Islamic doctrine -- but I digress.   Writing in 2009, Wooldridge's account of the decline of Detroit is frightening. Wooldridge was a long time resident of Detroit and watched it decay before his eyes.   For 15 years, from the mid 1970s to 1990, I worked in Detroit, Michigan. I watched it descend into the abyss of crime, debauchery, gun play, drugs, school truancy, car-jacking, gangs and human depravity. I watched entire city blocks burned out. I watched graffiti explode on buildings, cars, trucks, buses and school yards. Trash everywhere! Detroiters walked through it, tossed more into it and ignored it. Citing a report by NBC's Brian Williams,  Wooldridge further wrote  that  high...(Read Full Post)