Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

St. Louis: The New Dearborn

Nobody Cares

“It worse than I thought.”

I said this to myself, yesterday, as my husband and I were coming home from downtown St. Louis after making a trip to visit the Busch Brewery.

I hate to write about gloomy things, but really, I wonder if anybody else notices stuff like this.

Most every city in the United States has a highway system which passes around the main city: Chicago, Kansas City, L.A. Atlanta, all have highways that circle around the outskirts. If you are traveling East coming into St. Louis and going toward the Arch, you go north once you pass over the Mississippi, and get onto highway 70, heading North than West. Highway 70 will take you right out to Colorado.

If you go South, you won’t see what I just saw.

It’s been quite a while since I went downtown…many years in fact. The last time was before Obama was elected. And sure, the closer you got to downtown, the older the brick buildings were…all built during the 1940’s and up. And on the North side, there were factories.

But, so what? They were just old. Brick buildings can last forever if taken care of.

It’s about a 30 miles stretch of highway, and what I saw was beyond believe. Not one, not two, but hundreds, just hundreds of buildings falling down. It looked as if, a bomb had gone off. Roofs collapsed, whole sides of buildings gone, windows broken…complete devastation everywhere. For over 25 miles. Wow.

Why hadn’t I heard about this on my local stations? East St. Louis never looked this bad. Who owned all this property? This was a whole section of land, once developed with neighborhoods, and businesses and factories, and…I was shocked.

Shocked by two realizations: In ten years St. Louis is worse than most third world countries. And the fact that NOBODY anyway, in any news station, or paper, or pundit…nobody even talks or mentioned it. That to me was the most frightening realization of all.

You turn on the local news and they usually start out with: “And you local weather for today” and then they mentioned how many people were shot dead the night before. But, the state of the city? Not a word. Just who won the baseball game.

I have been living in my little neighborhood cocoon. I ignored the pawn shops, going up all around.

I even told myself that Ferguson, was a staged event…and I didn’t need to go to those stores anymore.

I have forgotten about the nuclear waste dump near my house, and that Zika is going to be making a big debut here this summer.

I have been living in some sort of denial. And trust me, if I could move out of this hell hole, I would.

I had NO idea just how bad it was.

What’s even funnier is that Obama decided to build a National government building to hold our records in North St. Louis. People will have to drive through this horrible landscape if they get a job there.

And if I want to depress myself further, I remember the fact that SOMEONE likes to destroy government buildings that hold FBI, CIA, and other classified records. Oklahoma City, and Building 7 were destroyed, to use two examples. They will build it, and sure enough, some how it will be destroyed.

The once thriving riverfront is now…dead. The city is filled with Muslims now.

Nobody talks about it.

The democratic mayor wants to sell the airport to…anybody really. China wants it, and I bet China will get it. Or the Saudi’s.

What I really am trying to say, that if they can hide how BAD the condition of the city is from you, you have to wonder…

How bad of shape IS the country in that we don’t know about?

For that matter, the world?

What I am trying to say is: what we see on TV every day, is smoke and mirrors. They act as if the country is okay, everything is normal.

The country is in much worse shape than any of us really know…and that’s why…people are leaving the cities.

The only building I saw among the rubble, that was new…looked like this:

St. Louis once had 850,000 people…it now has only about 350,000.

And at least a third of the population are Muslims. And yet,

Nobody Knows, and Nobody Cares…but me.  What HAVE they done to our country?

What..indeed.

 

 

March 27, 2017 Posted by | American Culture, American History, Muslim immigration, Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

   

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