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Re:  Dallas -- Heir Apparent to Detroit


Good luck and continued success en route to a city council seat.  If ever this increasingly impoverished city needed the love and assistance of wiser people who care, such as yourself, it is now.  

Just read your most recent piece on "Basics", and I couldn't agree more that things are truly "bassackwards in Dallas.

What in the hell is wrong with people in this city?  Have they been living in their little fantasy worlds so long that they are utterly clueless on what it takes to create, build, MAINTAIN and prosper a great city?

I am becoming ever more convinced that people here just don't give a rat's *X* about anything but themselves and their little piece of turf!  Selfish Dallasites--that's an understatement.  

It's always about deal-making here and social standing whether it be in the rich areas, the poor sections, straight or gay.  Balkanized Dallas--Low voter turnout Dallas.  I don't want to pay taxes Dallas.  And on it goes.

This city IS turning into Detroit before our very eyes.  Nothing works right here anymore.  And for some strange reason that I can't ascertain, very few individuals here out of the entire population seem to give a damn about the city as a whole, let alone their own areas.  

The city is filthy from one end to the other--and apparently no one cares to sweat enough to clean up the litter, trash, etc.  Turning Dallas around will a monumental task because we can't offend anyone here in the land of big business and social superficiality.  

This month, Detroit suburban area voters go to the polls to eliminate ALL mass transit -- indicative of where their cheap-*X* mentality has evolved.  

You say, those in power in Dallas have the "let them eat cake" response as "poor" Marie Antoinette once intoned.  I would suggest its more like "let them eat *#@*!  We've got ours here in the land of the oligarchs--screw em!

So there, now you have some of my feelings on this ever-depresssing topic called Dallas.

Steve Byars





  Ward politics is the Devil's key to the soul of the city council.  It is how some council members got themselves in trouble in the past.  It is the bait that will get others in trouble in the future. 4/6/8