It really wasn't intended to be a prophecy. It was just a smart-alecky T-shirt worn for years by local teenagers to annoy their parents and show their perverse pride in the Motor City's tough-town image. It said: DETROIT: WHERE THE WEAK ARE KILLED AND EATEN. But the menacing message seemed all too appropriate in the bleak winter of 2008-2009, when signs of weakness - indeed, desperation - erupted everywhere in Detroit.
- From Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road From Glory to Disaster by Paul Ingrassia