It is a small radio station but it is doing some of the best work in talk radio that’s out there. I used to do a lot with WLW radio in Cincinnati, but over time I’ve found WAAM radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan to be much more positioned to do the good work of conservative contemplation. I’d say it is far superior to 55 KRC in Cincinnati largely because WLW and KRC are both Clear Channel stations run by a large corporate board and WAAM is still family owned and managed by good, solid people. Of course I have been complimentary of The Blaze Radio but I have stopped listening to them because of their anti-Trump stance. That has left me guest hosting and serving as a guest on WAAM nearly exclusively, because I like the owners. It’s not so much the initial broadcast that matters these days, it’s the international reach that comes from the podcasts. People are able to listen online months after the original airing, and more people listen that way these days than they do live. So given that as the factor in a changing marketplace, WAAM is a considerable heavy hitter nationally as they carry Glenn Beck in syndication and Alex Jones—but they have legitimate on air talent like Matt Clark and Steve Crowder who are young guns that show great promise for the future. I’ve talked a lot about Matt, but if you’ve never listened to WAAM you should check out a contemporary of his, Steve Crowder. He has a unique comedy conservativism that is very unique and specific to his generation empowering him to do work like he did below in Detroit. Watch this.
Without people like Crowder, and talk radio in general, nobody would really know the truth about what’s really going on. Regarding Detroit—which used to be one of the most successful cities on earth—television used to be a big exporter from that city in the Midwest. Now it looks like the ruins of an ancient Mayan civilization. It is literally a city of an ancient past. Crowder exhibited this fact by driving into the center of the downtown area and driving out into the outer parts of the city to show how quickly things degraded. It truly is a shocking video shown above to see the facts as Steve Crowder presented them. By turning on the camera and just letting it run until they were in the slums and areas so depleted with population that there was already grass growing where there used to be buildings, Steve Crowder proved his point. The modern city of Detroit is already looking like a lost city in need of archaeological discovery. It is truly amazing to see the effects of a bankrupt city and its impact on the world around it.
As vibrant as Chicago looks today—it is headed in the same direction—as is the United States in general. Two decades ago only the most conspiratorial science fiction writers predicted that Detroit would become a bankrupt city hemorrhaging population and selling homes at a price of $100 dollars. Just one mile out of downtown the once great city of Detroit looks like the ruins of Troy or Giza—only a few religious monuments and fortunate homes have survived the vandalism and destruction of a declining population. You can’t operate at a deficit for so many years and expect to hold value for property. The United States at a nearly $19 trillion deficit as of this writing is where Detroit as a city was two decades ago. It wouldn’t take much for the United States at this phase to resemble Detroit within a decade of now. Nobody back in the heyday of Detroit ever believed it would look the way it does today. They assumed that all the prosperity would go on forever—but it didn’t.
I have a fascination with old western towns. At the time of their construction the residents could never imagine that those towns would ever become in decline. Yet most of them did. Residents of Rome and Egypt during the days of their powerful empires felt the same way; they never could imagine that there would ever be a society where their city or country was not the supreme in the world. The same could be said of modern England which only one hundred years ago had an empire across the whole of the world. Now they are a fraction of their former power and teeming with socialism as a changed society with only their roots into history as mere sympathy. Nothing stays the same if bad management is applied to the maintenance of it. In a car, if it is not maintained properly, it will decline in condition rapidly. In a marriage, if care is not given, it will die. Children require love and attention. Companies require good management to maintain their status as job creators. And for cities to survive, they must have good management.
Most of the failing cities around the world are run by liberals, because the demographic circumstances of mass populations make it so through democratic elections. Needy, dependent people tend to migrate toward each other as rugged individualists like elbow room. So cities tend to have people conglomerated into small areas who all share a level of human bonding and collective social services—and they elect people into office who think the way they do. Now that liberalism is a proven intellectual failure regarding proper management of resources and people—there is a track record to identify—whereas a few decades ago, there wasn’t. Detroit is the evidence of that failure—dramatically. But it’s not alone. As Steve Crowder drove the lonely crime ridden streets of Detroit in the above video, where a vast amount of the population was functionally illiterate—in spite of the free education provided to them—liberalism and its effects were on prolific display. Years ago I wrote a screenplay that made several Wilshire Blvd agents very animated with anger called The Lost Cannibals of Cahokia. That script featured a modern horror adventure story about discovering the mysterious reason that the ancient city just outside of St. Louis was suddenly abandoned of its culture and resources. The story was fiction but the premise of the characters was based on my observed opinions. My reason of course was one that certainly went against the Hollywood mentality and just about every academic back then. My proposal was that it was a form of liberalism that destroyed Cahokia and many other ancient cities from Chichen Itza to Ankor Wat. Liberalism centered on self-sacrifice for the greater good in whatever variation of it was presented was my proposal for the destruction of most ancient cities. Detroit is only the modern version of that destruction. Washington D.C. is headed along that path as is all of the state of California. They are on unsustainable paths that are closing in on them rapidly.
Many around the United States however don’t know much about places like Detroit. If they visit, they only see the immediate downtown and not what’s one mile outside the city. So radio guys like Steve Crowder are doing a great service to all of society and their political spectrums. Detroit is a disgrace and people really need to see it, because those problems are coming to a neighborhood near you dear reader. And if you really love something like I think Steve Crowder really loves Detroit—because he was born there—then the best way to save it is to tell the story in a truthful way—not just in tight television shots during a Detroit Lions football game. People need to see what’s just beyond downtown—artificially propped up by federal money and corporate sponsorship to attempt to not make things appear as bad as they really are. That’s the story in Chicago right now. It’s a dead city with only the mask of a living entity on its face. If you want to prevent further casualties from the same fate, it’s time to identify the liberalism that has caused those deaths. And if you want to hear Steve Crowder live on WAAM radio, check him out from 6 am to 9 am on Friday mornings.
I challenge anyone reading this article at any point in the future to give me one example of a liberal society that is successful. And that includes Scandinavia. Give me one example of success. I bet you can’t. They are all future Detroits in the making.
Rich “Cliffhanger” Hoffman
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