No League of Shadows Destroyed Detroit; It was Black People

Yes, thanks to its Black population

This summer, The Dark Knight Rises will set the box office ablaze.  The third and film in the Director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, we will see the culmination of Bruce Wayne’s efforts to save Gotham City from the criminals and corrupt.
In the imagination of comic book writers, authors of fiction, and those in Hollywood working on the scripts of movies and television shows, magnificent heroes can be created to save the day. Defeat the bad guy, restoring peace and stability to a city where anarchy and chaos would have otherwise ruled without their benevolent sacrifices.
Nolan’s first film in the trilogy – Batman Begins – sees a younger Bruce Wayne seek out the means to fight evil and injustice. The League of Shadows trains him; a group of men who we learn have existed for centuries to fight corruption and decadence (“because no courts will try men entrenched in bureaucracies that exist merely to perpetuate themselves, to paraphrase the leader, Ra’s al Ghul), and, once a society has reached a point of no return, ensure that harmony and balance are ultimately restored by destroying said city. We learn that the League of Shadows sacked Rome when it became too decadent and corrupt. 
It is in this exchange of dialogue between Ra’s and Wayne the true function of the League of Shadows is delineated:

Ra’s al Ghul: Tomorrow the world will watch in horror as its greatest city destroys itself. The movement back to harmony will be unstoppable this time. 

 Bruce Wayne: You attacked Gotham before? 

 Ra’s al Ghul: Of course. Over the ages, our weapons have grown more sophisticated. With Gotham, we tried a new one: Economics. But we underestimated certain of Gotham’s citizens… such as your parents. Gunned down by one of the very people they were trying to help. Create enough hunger and everyone becomes a criminal. Their deaths galvanized the city into saving itself… and Gotham has limped on ever since. We are back to finish the job. And this time no misguided idealists will get in the way.

The real world has no League of Shadows. It has no heroes either, costumed and jumping from one rooftop to another at night to fight criminals and keep the city streets safe.
Ours is a world where no secretive cabal needs to organize in the shadows to see some of our greatest cities (at least in the United States) brought to their knees. Were the fictional League of Shadows smart, to destroy Gotham City they’d simply implement the exact same policies that have been enacted in the United States of America, and the bureaucrats in charge of the metropolis where Bruce Wayne’s parents were gunned down by the white criminal Joe Chill wouldn’t have to worry about criminal offenses such as the murder of its most illustrious citizens.

The ruling of restrictive covenant being unconstitutional meant the death of not just major cities, but every city in America will eventually happen. Were the world of Gotham City in Nolan’s Batman trilogy to operate under the rules of our world, Gotham would have been long ago been destroyed.
The League of Shadows would have unleashed a more destructive force upon a city than a weaponized aerosol hallucinogenic to bring about mass hysteria (as they did in Batman Begins): A majority Black population. 
No, all the League of Shadows would have to do to destroy Gotham City is change the racial complexion from a majority white, economically thriving city into a majority Black city, where the only thing thriving is a high crime rate and blight.
Sure, it might take 20 – 30 years for this plan to mature, but the League of Shadows has been around for over an millennia. Civilizations come and go, but looking at the history of 20th century America, the fate of Birmingham, Memphis, Baltimore, Newark, Camden, Prince George’s County, Atlanta, and, of course, Detroit, is inexorably tied to going from a majority white city or county to a majority Black city or county.
In the case of Detroit, the corruption of the elected Black officials is but a microcosm of the day-to-day corruption and criminality found in its population (82 percent Black now; at the height of the city’s influence, it was more than 75 percent white when it was dubbed “The Arsenal of Democracy” in the 1940s).
Virtually all of the crime that drove white people from Detroit in the 1960s and 1970s was committed by Black people, who never ceased killing and robbing one another.
Even as Detroit has ceased being a functioning city – when it was once of the world’s most revered cities for its daring architecture, culture, arts, and industrious population – the misery found there hasn’t subsided.
Once the center of economic ingenuity based upon being the manufacturing hub behind America’s ascension to superpower status, Detroit is now a city – courtesy of a tax-base of barely literate Black people – that will soon be without a payday:

 The city is fast running out of money, with only $76 million reported on hand last month, and could be headed toward payless paydays this spring unless union concessions and other cuts are implemented soon, new financial numbers show. 

The cash flow numbers; as of Jan. 27 also show the city would be $46.8 million in the hole at the end of the fiscal year on June 30. The city would officially run out of cash in mid-to-late April, the figures posted on the city’s website predict, a fiscal reality that first prompted the governor to consider sending in an emergency manager. 

At the end of November, the city had a cash balance after required distributions of $109.9 million. That fell to $53.7 million in December and jumped back to $76 million last month. The city is forecasting a steady drop in cash this month to $55.9 million, then $42.2 million in March and $2.5 million in early April. It’s unclear why the numbers jumped in December. 

“Things are going down, down, down,” said Edward Rago, the former city budget director under Mayors Coleman A. Young and Dennis Archer. 

“All the evidence points to the fact that things are bad, they are getting worse, they are going to be negative in eight weeks or so.” 

The city also was forecast to receive $97 million in revenue through the end of January but was $21 million short of projections. 

Rago said that cash flow trend soon will signal a payless payday for Detroit.

No Batman protects Detroit; just mercenaries

Unlike the city of Pittsburgh, the majority Black population of Detroit that inherited the city once they chased away white people after the Negro Revolt of 1967 (and subsequent introductions of massive affirmative action policies in the 70s and 80s) they couldn’t restructure the economy to sustain the city – even as its population dwindled away– and completely failed to innovate or find ways to secure new investments from entrepreneurs or corporations. The tax roles dwindled as crime, prostitution and drug dealing made the concept of a “Black” market an oxymoron.


We read about the brutality in Detroit, when a nine-month old Black baby died in a hail of bullets from an AK-47, fired from a Black individual upset from the events at a wedding shower. We read about an 86-year-old Black veteran, beaten and carjacked, who crawled in search of help, but no good Black Samaritan was to be found.
Now, news of two Black teens utilizing an AK-47 in their car-jacking’s has broken.
Life is so little valued in Detroit, that the Black 14-year-old son of a Black mother opened fire on her while she slept, because she denied him the opportunity to hang with his friends:

Family members say a 14-year-old boy shot his mother to death as she was sleeping early today because he was mad she wouldn’t let him hang out with friends. 

Tamiko Robinson, 36, died around 3 a.m., according to her brother, Leshaun Roberts. 

Detroit Police spokeswoman Sgt. Eren Stephens would not release any information about the case. 

“He just wanted to hang with the thugs,” Roberts said, sitting on the front porch of the home on Burns, just off Gratiot Avenue, as he was holding a family picture of them. “The first thing that came to mind was he did it because of what they were going through.” 

Roberts said the boy, who is on the swim team and ROTC at Kettering High School, broke into an office in the home to get a gun owned by his mother’s fiance. 

As she slept in the living room and her fiance slept in an adjacent room with their 5-year-old daughter, Roberts said her son shot her on the couch and when she fell to the floor.

Mayor David Bing has taken to scolding the Black people of Detroit (remember, Detroit is 82 percent Black) for failing to raise their children correctly, though the Black people of Detroit who reared them weren’t exactly paragons of virtue considering they are the ones responsible with creating an environment that is considered the most dangerous in America:

Mayor Dave Bing today called on parents to better raise their children in the wake of a disturbing spate of violence involving young people in Detroit. 

His voice rising at times, Bing said what was especially jarring to him were crimes in which youngsters attack their parents. He said those kinds of incidents hurt him deeply and are simply “unacceptable.” 

“When you’ve got parents afraid of their kids, you know you have not done a good job as a parent,” Bing said in a news conference in his 11th floor conference room at City Hall. “You need to start disciplining those young people when they come out of the womb. Mothers and fathers … you can’t start disciplining a kid at the age of 12 or 14, it’s too late.” 

“What we are living with today is totally unacceptable,” Bing continued. “And we’re going to deal with it, we’re going to solve the problem and we’re going to make our streets and our homes safe again.” 

Police Chief Ralph Godbee said his department will solve the recent crimes. The string of violence in the past few days includes the shooting death of an infant, a carjacking that left a 6-year-old in critical condition and a 14-year-old who is accused of killing his mother. But they can’t do it alone, he said. 

“We’re not standing idly by. What closes the loop for us is community involvement,” Godbee said. “If you don’t have the community closing that loop and turning over criminals that will kill our young people and maim our senior citizens, then we don’t have a true community policing system. To that end, we’re going to do our part.”Godbee said his department has “the resolve to get the job done.” 

“The fact that we’re afraid of our own children is a commentary right there,” Godbee said. “I don’t want to wax philosophical, but when I was growing up I was more afraid of my father than I was the police. That element is missing in our community.” Bing said that a “very small percentage of our population” is committing the crimes, but he stressed citizens “cannot just stand idly by and accept this.” Even though admitting he doesn’t have all the answers, Bingpledged to do “whatever I can to eradicate the kind of thinking and action that is now taking place in our community.”“I was taught to respect my elders, and I was taught to protect the young,” the mayor said. “And for whatever reason, we have a culture that doesn’t accept that anymore.” 

Fitting that he gave this speech at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, named for the first Black mayor of Detroit who denuded the city of its white police force. 


Wait a second. Isn’t another one of America’s formerly great cities seeing the exact same scenario of white people leaving in droves and Black people taking over every public institution in the city? Why yes, Philadelphia is seeing the Detroiting of The City of Brotherly Love take place as we speak.
It was just last summer that Mayor Michael Nutter took the Black people of Philadelphia (responsible for virtually all the violent crime in the city) to task, in a heavily promoted speech:

As violent mobs of young men continued to wreak havoc in Philadelphia for a second summer in a row, Mayor Michael Nutter has taken a hard line against the roving “flash mobs,” tightening weekend curfews, endorsing stiff “stop-and-frisk” polices, and blasting the mostly black teenagers involved in the violence with fiery words from the pulpit this weekend. About 50 teenagers were arrested Friday for violating the newly enforced weekend curfew. It is aimed at cracking down on mobs of young people responsible for random attacks on people and property. 

The mayor’s crackdown has placed him in the center of a simmering debate about how black community leaders should respond to violence within their own community. On one side are those who admire the mayor’s take-no-prisoners rhetorical style and use of police force, while others say this approach lets the mayor off the hook for failing to address the needs of young black Philadelphians. n a combative speech on Sunday at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter said that young black men have to stop acting like “sperm donors” and “human ATMs.” He admonished parents for failing to supervise and expect good behavior from their children. And he directly implicated habits and styles of some young black men in the city. 

“If you walk into somebody’s office with your hair uncombed and a pick in the back, and your shoes untied and your pants half-down, tattoos up and down your arms and on your neck, and you wonder why somebody won’t hire you?” Nutter told the congregation “They don’t hire you ’cause you look like you’re crazy. You have damaged your own race.” 

“I am a proud black man in this country,” Nutter said in a subsequent interview with the Associated Press. “It was a message that needed to be said. It needed to be said at this time . . . People have had enough of this nonsense, black and white.”

Strange that so many of the formerly great cities in America have turned into breeding grounds for criminality, pathetic school systems (which are only a reflection of the students in the schools) and depressed property values.
Gotham City could have been easily destroyed in Batman Begins by the introduction of Black people into positions of power and a slow rise in the overall Black population of the city as a percentage of the whole population. White flight would have happened and the effects would be nearly irreversible.
No Batman could save the city then from the crime, decadence, and corruption found merely in City Hall (does Batman even have a Black guy in his rogues gallery?), let alone the thugs and gangs that roam the streets of Detroit, New Orleans, or Philadelphia.
No Blackman can save them either.
The League of Shadows had it all wrong. Strange they could sack so many other civilizations but fail to understand the racial dynamics of America in the 20th and 21st century to understand why so many of our great cities have collapsed.
Stranger still that the liberalism so many claim to be the cause of Detroit and other majority Black cities’ decline can’t say the same about Burlington, Vermont; Missoula, Montana; Boulder, Colorado; or Portland, Oregon, where liberalism thrives amid a sea of tranquility, courtesy of whitey.
Misguided idealists refuse to look at the ruins of Detroit and blame the current occupants for its condition. The same goes for the declining city of Philadelphia. The same goes for Milwaukee. The same goes for St. Louis. The same goes for Orlando.
The same goes for… well, you get the picture.
Is corruption, crime, misery, decay, and failure the ultimate fate of any city that comes from transitioning from majority white to majority Black population?
Yes. The League of Shadows’ failure in bringing Gotham City to its knees – with or without a Batman to protect it – was in not introducing Black people into the metropolis to facilitate immediate white abandonment.
Once this occurs, the fate of the city is sealed. To understand where Philadelphia is headed, look no further than Detroit.
Our world has no League of Shadows to incapacitate a city through a veil of secrecy and surreptitious, clandestine machinations. The Visible Black Hand of Economics, an action that is available for all to see without any shadows blocking the view, destroyed Detroit. 

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