Sure, I’ve been called a xenophobe, but the truth is, I’m not. I honestly just feel that America is the best country and the other countries aren’t as good. That used to be called patriotism. – Kenny Powers
Kenny Powers gets it, and I echo his sentiments. I’m an unabashed lover of America, and I’m proud of what it used to be and still can be. So when I see the plight of Detroit, Michigan, I get a little disappointed in our nation.
I don’t know enough about their situation to place blame, but I do know this — Detroit was built on the auto industry, and doesn’t produce as many cars as it once did. Meanwhile, we send billions of dollars out of the country every year to help other nations in need while Detroit wastes away.
This piece has taken on a rather unique tone for Breslanta, so let me pull it all together. Monday afternoon, I was watching a video on Awful Announcing’s website that I wanted to share.
Charlie LeDuff is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and a reporter for Fox 2 in Detroit, who set out to golf through the streets of the beleaguered town. With a tone that could only be described as light-hearted, LeDuff delivers a story with images that are downright depressing. The clash of emotions makes this video a must-watch — worth all 10 minutes of your time.
Four clubs. 2,525 shots. 18 miles. Countless emotions to describe what happened to a once-great city.
Below is the video … please give it a watch and understand what a city inside our own country has become.