Detroit is a great American, and it is in trouble. Rather than the state or federal government coming to its aid, they do nothing – or less than nothing. The governor of Michigan has assigned an emergency manager whose main job is to pay creditors by selling off public assets.
Today, we have a small bit of good news for Detroit. According to Daily Kos, musician Jack White has saved the city’s Masonic Temple, which was completed in 1926. White’s mother worked in the building when he way young. The story also notes that White has donated in the past to save a baseball field in the city.
So what do we have here? One person trying to save the city while others who should be protecting public assets want to tear them down and sell them off. Welcome to America in 2013.