Obama Just Called This "Rotting, Decaying Hellhole" A Symbol Of "Promise For The Nation"

Tyler Durden's picture

Speaking in Camden, New Jersey, President Obama just uttered the following Detroit-esque words of doom:

  • *OBAMA SAYS CAMDEN IS SYMBOL OF PROMISE FOR NATION

We discussed Camden in 2012, 2013, and 2014... and had a different opinion.

There's this...

 

And this...

All over America, formerly prosperous communities are being transformed into crime-infested wastelands of poverty and despair.  Of course the most famous example of this is Detroit.  At one time, Detroit was the greatest manufacturing city that the world had ever seen and it had the highest per capita income in the entire country.  But now it has become a rotting, decaying hellhole that the rest of the planet laughs at.  And of course Detroit is far from alone.  There are hundreds of other U.S. cities that are suffering a similar fate.  In this article, the focus is going to be on Camden, New Jersey, but the truth is that there are lots of other "Detroits" and "Camdens" all over the nation.  Jobs and businesses are leaving our cities at a staggering rate, and what is being left behind is poverty, crime and extreme desperation.

Earlier this month, Rolling Stone published an article that took a hard look at the nightmare conditions that exist in Camden.  A city that once made Campbell's soup and some of this nation's most famous warships is now a national disgrace.  The following are six of the best quotes out of that article...

-"In September, its last supermarket closed, and the city has been declared a "food desert" by the USDA. The place is literally dying, its population having plummeted from above 120,000 in the Fifties to less than 80,000 today."

 

-"Their home is a city with thousands of abandoned houses but no money to demolish them, leaving whole blocks full of Ninth Ward-style wreckage to gather waste and rats."

 

-"With legal business mostly gone, illegal business took hold. Those hundreds of industries have been replaced by about 175 open-air drug markets, through which some quarter of a billion dollars in dope moves every year."

 

-"On January 18th, 2011, the city laid off 168 of its 368 police officers, kicking off a dramatic, years-long, cops-versus-locals, house-to-house battle over a few square miles of North American territory that should have been national news, but has not been, likely because it took place in an isolated black and Hispanic ghost town."

 

-"After the 2011 layoffs, police went into almost total retreat. Drug dealers cheerfully gave interviews to local reporters while slinging in broad daylight."

 

-"The carnage left Camden's crime rate on par with places like Haiti after its 2010 earthquake, and with other infamous Third World hot spots, as police officials later noticed to their dismay when they studied U.N. statistics."

You can read the rest of the article right here.

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And finally this...

America's Deadliest And Poorest City Set To Disband Its Entire Police Force Over Budget Crisis

While the stock market in the US continues to surge (if not so much in China where the composite is back to 2009 lows) as the relentless liquidity tsunami makes its way into stocks, and other Fed frontrunning instruments, and only there, reality for everyone else refuses to wait. Last week we saw reality striking in Greece, where a section of Athens literally shut down after it ran out of all cash. Today, reality comes to the US, and specifically its poorest city, Camden, which is a twofer, doubling down also as America's deadliest city. It turns out Camden is about to become even deadliest-er, as its police force is set to be disbanded following a budget crisis in this effectively insolvent city.

And here are some pictures of just what Dante would see in his modern descent into America.

Shocking crimes: A Camden police officer stands in the doorway of a home on August 22 in New Jersey's most impoverished city, where authorities say a 2-year-old boy was decapitated, apparently by his mother

Shocking crimes: A Camden police officer stands in the doorway of a home on August 22 in New Jersey's most impoverished city, where authorities say a 2-year-old boy was decapitated, apparently by his mother

Fight: A supporter of the Camden Police Department speaks during a hearing before the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee, in Trenton

Fight: A supporter of the Camden Police Department speaks during a hearing before the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee, in Trenton

Forces dwindling: There are now 270 police officers in Camden, down from 450 in 2005 and 368 the day before the layoffs

Forces dwindling: There are now 270 police officers in Camden, down from 450 in 2005 and 368 the day before the layoffs

Run down: Crack houses have sprung up amid the boarded-up factories and burned out houses in Camden

Run down: Crack houses have sprung up amid the boarded-up factories and burned out houses in Camden

 

Abject poverty: The unemployment rate in Camden skyrocketed from less than 9 per cent to more than 20 per cent during the recession

Abject poverty: The unemployment rate in Camden skyrocketed from less than 9 per cent to more than 20 per cent during the recession

Gone: Camden police officers will lose their jobs at the end of the year when the department is disbanded

Gone: Camden police officers will lose their jobs at the end of the year when the department is disbanded

 

Decay: The Camden police have struggled to keep up with the soaring murder rate, amid layoffs and budget cuts

Decay: The Camden police have struggled to keep up with the soaring murder rate, amid layoffs and budget cuts

Decay: Soaring unemployment and the flight of thousands of city residents has resulted in urban blight spreading across the city

Decay: Soaring unemployment and the flight of thousands of city residents has resulted in urban blight spreading across the city

Run-down: Residents look out over the gutter city where almost half of people are unemployed

Run-down: Residents look out over the gutter city where almost half of people are unemployed

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Haus-Targaryen's picture

That place needs some serious gentrification, and quick. 

InjectTheVenom's picture

Camden.  Baltimore.  Detroit.  Oakland.  Philly.  Chiraq .... do these cities have anything in common ? ?

czarangelus's picture

They're all communities destroyed by the war on drugs and Judenfetzen

knukles's picture

The Promise of Progressivism, right from the Puppet's Mouth

InjectTheVenom's picture

most USSA cities will be lucky to look like Camden by the time this socialistic-shit-show (try saying that 3 times fast) is over....

ZerOhead's picture

Unless you have a death wish get out of the inner cities.

NOW!

Pool Shark's picture

 

 

Get out of the outer cities too.

BoredRoom's picture
BoredRoom (not verified) Pool Shark May 18, 2015 2:20 PM

Obama is doing for America, what other racist black democrats have done to Camden

kaiserhoff's picture

It would make one hell of a reality show,

  until they boil and eat the camera crew for dinner.

smlbizman's picture

a few new mini blinds...a couple discretly placed plants.....

strannick's picture

Progressivm preaches immorality, drug use, the breakdown of the family, then offers to hire social workers to fix it.

Socialsm is great/horrifying until  you run out of other people's money.

weburke's picture

One fine day, and probably already, the elites who provide the drugs will poison the whole lot of it, with slow acting "bird flu" or some such nonsense. The drug folks are being FED by those who plan to kill them WITH those drugs. But, first, they must be ZOMBIES

J S Bach's picture

To a Kenyan-born native, I'm sure Camden DOES look promising.

Manthong's picture

The plan is working as intended by the <1% to extract the assets and keep 30% hired to suppress 69% and everybody’s eyes off the ball.

Keyser's picture

Get out of the outer cities too.

Taking it one step further, get the hell out of the US altogether... The entire country has been targeted for destruction in a multi-decade effort that is coming to fruition... 

If you value your life, your liberty and retaining whatever wealth you have created, GTFO... 

 

FEDbuster's picture

That Camden crack house should be the Obama Presidential Library, but I am quite sure that a similar property can be found in Chicago, too.

Oh regional Indian's picture

The Garden state, where I got my first ticket for doing 95 in a 65 zone. Gentle black cop, gave me a minimum ticket and a friendly warning.

Curious, in a civil unrest scenario, do the powers that are think that such cities will implode inwards or explode outwards?

If I were to put on a really tangentail hat, I'd say the black population of America, especially city based, are beingcleaned up/out or killed off.

The next great enemy is the illegal immigrant and THEY are a whole different breed.

Unlike black gangs, all th elatino gangs have crazy honor codes and MUCH greater tolerance for pain.

La Razza, MS 13....deadly. Cripps an dbloods are self-cullers, soon to be exterminated.

LaRazza is meanwhile ready to claim BACK what they say is theirs in the forst place.

Massive misdirection going on. Massive change is underfoot...

https://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/of-tipping-points-and-shape-...

 

 

Stuck on Zero's picture

It all started with a broken window.

New_Meat's picture

"If I were to put on a really tangentail hat, I'd say the black population of America, especially city based, are beingcleaned up/out or killed off."

Yep, and from the other end of the age spectrum we have Planned Parenthood.  Edwin Black's "war against the weak" is long, detailed, and chilling.

- Ned

Kobe Beef's picture

The White Folk of Texas used to have a problem with Commanches. They were bad motherfuckers. but...

Ain't no Commanche anymore. 

Should it come to another Race War, won't be such a thing as a La Raza either. 

Boondocker's picture

Having been on 6 other continents,  where do suggest someone goes?  don't go all Simon black on us.

Ballin D's picture

I dont know why we're saying Camden looks so bad.  Sure, its a little rough around the edges, but those guys spend their days drinking and hanging out in basically an adult playground. EBT for food, no work.  Doesnt seem so bad to me if you got rid of the minorities.

New_Meat's picture

After all, those are actual buildings, rather than cardboard boxes.

The pneumatic Suzanne Summers never did an appeal for Camden--and for a good reason, yo!

Divine Wind's picture

 

 

 

Of what population remains, I am certain the vast majority vote democrat.

FreeMoney's picture

You are correct sir!

 

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 43,893 registered voters in Camden, of which 17,403 (39.6%) were registered as Democrats, 885 (2.0%) were registered as Republicans and 25,601 (58.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 4 voters registered to other parties.[136]

In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 96.8% of the vote (22,254 cast), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 3.0% (683 votes), and other candidates with 0.2% (57 votes), among the 23,230 ballots cast by the city's 47,624 registered voters (236 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 48.8%.[137][138] In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 91.1% of the vote (22,197 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain, who received around 5.0% (1,213 votes), with 24,374 ballots cast among the city's 46,654 registered voters, for a turnout of 52.2%.[139] In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 84.4% of the vote (15,914 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush, who received around 12.6% (2,368 votes), with 18,858 ballots cast among the city's 37,765 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 49.9.[140]

In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Democrat Barbara Buono received 79.9% of the vote (6,680 cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 18.8% (1,569 votes), and other candidates with 1.4% (116 votes), among the 9,796 ballots cast by the city's 48,241 registered voters (1,431 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 20.3%.[141][142] In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 85.6% of the vote (8,700 ballots cast), ahead of both RepublicanChris Christie with 5.9% (604 votes) and Independent Chris Daggett with 0.8% (81 votes), with 10,166 ballots cast among the city's 43,165 registered voters, yielding a 23.6% turnout.[143]

Ms. Erable's picture

And they're shuttering the entire police force? Butbutbut... who's going to hang yellow tape and draw chalk lines?

All the serfs who thought the police were ever there to protect them will soon learn - the hard way - that they were never among the protected class.

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LianaKaulitz (not verified) Ms. Erable May 18, 2015 6:36 PM

The Fed creates the money as debt so it has to default somewhere. Case in point.
What world is this website talking about?
The government runs the Fed and the government is interfering in the market?
The Fed is 100% owned and controlled by the banks.
The Fed is the reason the government has to tax you.
The market is 100% manipulated by the banks. It creates shit the market doesn't need. It breaks the market. The market fails to punish the banker parasites. The market fully subsidizes the banks but that's not enough, the government subsidizes the banks and they get to commit dozens of crimes with impunity.
So WTF is Tyler talking about with this government "central planning" shit?
https://youtu.be/Y1ZxPxSD2Yo

pods's picture

It is a marriage. Equal partners.
Don't believe me?

Who renews the FED's charter? Why do we use FRNs?

Legal Tender.

pods 

IronShield's picture

Ain't that special, you actually think voting matters.

booboo's picture

Which begs this question, where are all the dogs?

strannick's picture

Progressivm preaches immorality, drug use, the breakdown of the family, then offers to hire social workers to fix it.

Socialsm is great/horrifying until  you run out of other people's money.

dontgoforit's picture

Love what they've done with the place.  Campbell's Soup made a good decision to leave some years ago.

0b1knob's picture

Based on photos of the residents the problem is obvious.   The place is over run by CANADIANS.   Canadians ruin everything.

Damn Canadians.

847328_3527's picture

 

 

A few "Fixer Uppers" there as my realtor might say.

 

"Don't be priced out of the market!"

 

"These won't last forever at this price!"

 

"There's never been a better time then now ...."

 

... and so on.

cheech_wizard's picture

http://www.clevermag.com/postcards/comicimages/calif.jpg

Actually, when I first moved out to CA many years ago, there was an old wooden house that looked like it had stood there since the dawn of Silicon Valley. Someone had spray painted the following on the front door: "Fixer-Upper $250K"

 

FEDbuster's picture

A little "sweat equity" is all they need.....

PT's picture

Oh, good. Now the police are gone they can revert to anarchy. Now they just need to get hungry and then suddenly they will innovate and acquire capital and become ENTREPRENEURS!!!

Oh, I know what you're thinking - they'll never get hungry enough becoz they got EBT - but don't forget, I hear the local supermarket left town!

Anarcho-Capitalism for all!

P.S. I don't know if I'm being sarcastic or not. Check back in ten years. We'll say my opinion was the opposite. I'm often wrong ...

froze25's picture

No way man, the EBT cards are still working.

dontgoforit's picture

I would gladly pay you Tuesday for 2 grams of meth today.  See my nice teeth?  All the better to gum you to death with.

InjectTheVenom's picture

yep...USSA is slowly but surely being Camdenized...

mkkby's picture

It would make a great reality TV show.  Walk thru camden and try to get out with your life.  All captured on film.  I imagine it would be like swimming with piranhas or sharks.

Survivor Camden, then Baltimore, Fergusun and South Central.

Kobe Beef's picture

Ignorance is Strength, Winston. So is Diversity. The telescreen will never expose the Party Lies.

surf0766's picture

They are communist... the democrats don't exist

Paveway IV's picture

"...OBAMA SAYS CAMDEN IS SYMBOL OF PROMISE FOR NATION..."

Both Moodys and S&P bond rating agencies immediately downgraded Camden's debt to below junk status upon learning of Obama's statement.

FreeMoney's picture

Yeah, and if I were Rahm I'd be looking to Camdens mayor to show me the way to success!

IronForge's picture

Looks like the City of Camden is relying upon "Camden County" Bonds and Notes to get by.

401K of Dooom's picture

No, at the time that the Obama made this declaration, Moodys and S&P changed Camden's debt to the status of Raccoon Scat!