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American Hellholes

From The Economic Collapse. Hat tip to Troy Southgate.
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The U.S. economy is dying and we are heading for the next Great Depression. The talking heads in the mainstream media love to spin the economic numbers around and around and they love to make it sound like the economy is improving, but the truth is that it doesn’t take a genius to see what is happening to the U.S. economic system. All over the nation many of our greatest cities are being slowly but surely transformed into post-apocalyptic wastelands. All over the mid-Atlantic, all along the Gulf coast, all throughout the “rust belt” and all over the entire state of California cities that once had incredibly vibrant economies are being turned into rotting, post-industrial hellholes. In many U.S. cities, the “real” rate of unemployment is over 30 percent. There are some communities that will start depressing you almost the moment that you drive into them. It is almost as if all of the hope has been sucked right out of those communities. If you live in one of those American hellholes you know what I am talking about. Sadly, it is not just a few cities that are becoming hellholes. This is happening in the east, in the west, in the north and in the south. America is literally being transformed right in front of our eyes.

If you still live in an area of the United States that is prosperous, do not mock the cities that you are about to read about. The cold, hard reality of the matter is that economic decline and economic despair are spreading rapidly and they will come to your area soon enough. Right now we are still talking about “American hellholes”, but if the long-term economic trends that are destroying this nation are not turned around eventually we will just be talking about one gigantic “American hellhole”. In the end, no area of the country will completely escape the economic hell that is coming.

Let’s take a closer look at what is currently happening in some of the worst areas of the country….

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  1. I’ve been to Camden a number of times, and its always an eye opening experience. By day it’s not so bad. But even then, as a youngish looking man I get gang signs flashed at me wherever I go. The place I work occasionally catches stray rounds. Going to the corner store for a sandwich is downright exciting! Not exciting because its dangerous, but just because of the characters you run into.

    I can’t help but see potential in such places, though. The sheer number of vacant buildings and blank-slate blocks begs for someone to come along and build a new kind of community and economy.

  2. “I can’t help but see potential in such places, though. The sheer number of vacant buildings and blank-slate blocks begs for someone to come along and build a new kind of community and economy.”

    Same. That’s just how the world goes. Entrepreneurs and activists will see potential while the sheep just keep waiting for whats going to happen. Fine by me. Don’t really need a “cool” city to suit what I want to do anyways. Plus, even in the “cool” cities, the Black people are swept under the rug and told to get out the way and stop making the place look so bad. Neoliberal attitudes of desiring a bustling center city with “diversity” (meaning less lumpen Black and working class White people and more “creative class” bullshit) is what messed up our cities in the first place.

    And you know what, I love Jersey club music anyways. Haters hate all they want…

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