MSNBC: “Detroit is America’s Most Libertarian City”

Saturday, July 27, 2013
Posted in category Detroit

Don’t get too excited over that headline on MSNBC, because¬†Ari Melber has not been reading my Detroit blog.

MSNBC’s Ari Melber describes Detroit’s plight with the usual media rinse-and-repeat conventional spin straight from the standard script: debt up the wazoo, decayed this, bombed-out that, no services here or there. Yawn. Seems I’ve read that 1,492 times prior. And this “condition” of decay he describes is what he deems as a condition one could expect to see as the result of libertarianism. According to Ari, a city that has been governed by unions and Marxists, and raped by nepotistic mobs, has presented to the world a visual of what libertarianism would bring us were we to put it into practice. Yet he never explains the connection between a libertarian philosophical framework and Detroit’s 4+ decades of decline.

Ari states that Detroit needs to “look to Washington.” Indeed, he says Detroit should be an outpost of the Potomac, just like the Banksters. Ari thinks that Congress should convene a special session to save Detroit. The Feds, he says, could bring jobs to Detroit, invest in property, and start up a Detroit branch of the Smithsonian to save the art of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).

These media twerps¬†never express one intelligent sentence about Detroit’s political history and sociological challenges as they pertain to the long-term decay and the current crisis. And now, finally, it can all be blamed on libertarianism and a too-small government. Melber is a boob. Cross-posted at my blog Detroit: from Rust to Riches. Follow me on Twitter @karendecoster. Thanks to Allan Caetano for the link.

 

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4 Responses to MSNBC: “Detroit is America’s Most Libertarian City”

  1. jeannie queenie says:

    July 28th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Melber is a boob? Why the hell are you so nice to this mental midget? Don’t know anything about this boob except he is really good at bending..that is, he has his head buried in his ass. You need no more proof of this guy’s rotted brain matter than this here, “The Feds, he says, could bring jobs to Detroit”. Feds can’t even wipe their own arses and they would bring jobs to Detroit…
    only in your dreams el jerko. If someone could pls explain to me how the very entity causing cities to fail, small businesses shuttering in every town in the US now..excessive taxation on mid America…been to the grocery store of late Ari? It is called taxation when items you bought a couple years ago are now triple in price..go back to your cave Ari or at the least stop smoking a few bowls before you flap your gums in the breeze.

  2. Dwatney says:

    July 28th, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    He is probably also one of those people who call Somalia a “libertarian paradise”

  3. Wade says:

    August 6th, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    An article on the “Austrian Detroit”….maybe he’d been reading you, Karen!

    http://www.project-syndicate.org/print/revitalizing-detroit-through-austrian-economic-principles-by-mark-spitznagel

  4. Ron says:

    August 15th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Does Ari Melber think Detroit elected Libertarians since the ’60s? Perhaps someone should tell him that Detroit voters elected another group, and that party was so “progressive” that it turned Detroit into the utopia it is today. MSNBC’s 1,342 viewers can never get enough of such “factual” accounts of social success.
    Where would MSNBC be, and who would hire their ex-employees if bundled cable was not forced upon us all by government?

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