Today, while scrolling through a news feed, I happened upon this article:
…and frankly, it’s amazing that people still wonder how Trump was elected. This person is a typical “progressive,” sneering down her nose at we who live in the “shithole” that is Midwestern America. This is what America voted against–everyone thinks we voted for Trump, but this is what we were really looking to eliminate:
Incredible stuff—not as in amazing, but totally without credibility. Another off-the-cuff tweet from a clueless Liberal who doesn’t remember where she came from. Ms. Byerley, you have no idea what it’s like to try to make a living there these days, do you? It goes a little something like this, sweetheart: political affiliation or nationality doesn’t matter when the industries that have been barely keeping small towns afloat for decades close down or pack up and move to another country. No one says, “In nameless small-town Midwestern America today, 300 Liberals, 250 Conservatives, and 300 Independents lost their jobs when they suddenly found out the company is leaving the country. Tomorrow they’re all going to apply at the local Wal-Mart, which is the only other employer in town.” What they say is, “In nameless small-town Midwestern America today, 850 jobs left the country.” Period.
Remember the 80’s Farm Crisis? Thirty years ago it was their parents and grandparents who lost their family farms–smallholdings that were in their families for decades–which were obliterated, leaving the families to pick themselves up and try to make it work at the (now defunct) local factory, if they were lucky. The same has played out in the steel towns of Pennsylvania and the coal towns of Virginia and Kentucky, and dozens of other places. Sure, these industries were likely replaced by better technology or due to environmental concerns, but that doesn’t help these people who lose their livelihoods because some Silicon Valley yuppie figured out how to do it all electronically and hires a few dozen city dwellers to do it all remotely behind computer screens or some industry bigwig moves everything to another country for pennies on the dollar.
It’s these Americans—of every race, color, creed, political affiliation, and orientation—who are angry because they have no jobs, no hope for new industry, no hope for education, and no place else to go but the unemployment line or nothing else to do but scrape together a living through part-time or minimum-wage work and then have people like you look down their noses at them and admonish them to “check their privilege” and “improve their circumstances.” There is no “privilege” from where they’re standing, and the collateral for improving their circumstances is nonexistent. All they want is to be left alone to work to support themselves–they don’t want to have to depend on some clueless city Liberal for a handout.
All you know is that in your city, there’s industry, education, and assistance on every corner. It’s simply not the same here in flyover country. I’d encourage you to try living here again sometime, but frankly, we don’t want to deal with your attitude and we don’t have the time or the inclination to educate you and others like you simply because we’re having enough of a time supporting ourselves. We’d rather you all stayed in SF to “scrape by.” Good luck to you, madam, and enjoy your Liberalbubble—I hope for your sake it doesn’t burst and reality doesn’t creep its way into your delicate progressive psyche. Talk about “backwards ideologies.”
By the way Ms. Byerley, you just proved that big cities can be shitholes full of violent, racist, misogynistic, stupid people as well. This educated person is telling you that you might want to apologize to the citizens of San Francisco and the tourism board, honey.