Watch This Cartoon From Taiwan: The World Is Laughing At Detroit


A video created by a Taiwanese animation company illustrates how nations abroad view the current Detroit bankruptcy fiasco.


The company, called NMA Animation, routinely pokes fun at the news of the day in satiric fashion. The video depicting Detroit economic problems was posted a pointed You Tube video with the following description:

Detroit made history on Thursday by becoming the biggest municipality in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

The Motor City used to be the country’s fourth-largest city in the country [sic] during the 1950s with almost 2 million residents, but the numbers have tumbled down to around 700,000 as residents exit en masse due to rising crime and deteriorating basic services.

Near the end of the video, the narrator is translated saying, “Governator Snyder called the filing a last resort to return the city to financial and civic health. If that’s the case, maybe everyone in America should just go bankrupt.”

What do you think of the video?

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  • Buck

    Moved so fast I couldn’t read the English and couldn’t understand the spoken English while trying to read.

    • Elevenarrows

      Watch it again, Buck.

  • WesTexan

    Why can’t Americans understand what is perfectly clear to so many foreigners? I think if you can just get far enough away from Obama’s gas, your head will clear. “I can see clearly now the smog that smells.”

    • CatGman

      Because so many Americans are just plain stupid.
      You can’t fix stupid.

  • guest

    Very good video.
    it must be sent to the bailer out in chief who said Detroit was SAVED! hA! hA! hA!

  • Ted Crawford

    This is not overly complicated, The 57 years of Progressive rule is simply a text book example of Killing the Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs!
    The only question is; With 49.7% of Americans dependant on some form of Government payments, and PPACA, and Amnesty on the horizion, guarenteed to INCREASE that percentage substantially, How far behind are we from following in Detroits footsteps?