Detroit vs. Hiroshima: 64 Years Later
This one is making the rounds via e-mail. Being a Detroiter, I thought it depressing but necessary to point this out pictorially.
As we all know, Hiroshima and Nagasaki looked pretty bad following World War II…
Look at it today, 64 years later:
Remarkable what hardworking, determined people can do in 64 years, isn’t it?
Now let’s take a tour of Detroit, 64 years after WWII:
Now ask yourself. Which city looks like it lost a war 64 years ago?
Keep on keeping on, Big D!
UPDATE: A reader complained in the comments section that, “The set of 10 current pictures does not show Hiroshima at all. The pictures were taken in Yokohama, a wealthy port city near Tokyo, some 670 km (420 miles) east of Hiroshima. Specifically, the pictures show the Minato Mirai 21 district, which is a part of Yokohama harbour redeveloped as a tourist attraction.” Wanting to keep my “integrity” in good standing (“As if you ever had any!” — my dog), I point that out. Of course, there is too much on my plate at present to fact check the fact checker, so let’s take him at his word. HOWEVER, the post was more intended as a commentary on Detroit than it was a documentary on Hiroshima and Nagaski. I think that was pretty evident. Detroit’s stagnation — nay, demise — since WWII is the real story, which the pictorial (that I pointed out was an e-mail forward) aptly demonstrates.