I grew up in a farming/mining town of 6000, now about 3000. The black people left these places because they were being lynched. For those more fortunate, they were not allowed to have jobs other than cleaning toilets. They had no path from poverty. The impoverished had no support because , as said, the churches were the support and they are the most segregated institutions in America. Black churches cant afford to help . And the churches of the white people spend their money on pretty windows when brown people are starving. That is the church i grew up in. They got a war hero preacher who tried to change it and they burned crosses in his yard. When he left the church, my father who was a board member gave up on the church. It was clear there would be no changing a hypocritical racist evil institution.
The gay people left these places because they were being beaten and hung on fences to die.
The best women left these places because the only future was barefoot and pregnant.
The men who wanted something more than selling feed for someone else and having a wife who aspired to barefoot and pregnant left for college.
The businesses left or automated because the workforce was ignorant, violent, and unreliable with no interest in learning.
Elite? There is no place where the elite is more prominent. You own land you have Cadillacs, ridiculously large houses, and flout your morality by affairs and changing wived every 3-4 years. If you dont you are nothing. You beg a job from the patron just like it was in 1840 or in Guatemala today. If you want help from the police you better be on the rich side. They are there to bust the teeth out of uppity niggers and make sure the wrong people arent seen with the masters daughter. Its a feudal society.
These place didnt become dying shitholes by accident. They came to be dying shitholes because of an evil religion, segregation, patronage, corrupt police and ZERO desire to change the failed system. They take pride in their backwards ways and then are aghast that their children cant wait to escape for civilization.
I absolutely understand what a crappy life it is. THAT IS WHY LEFT. I understand that a deeply flawed incredibly immoral way of life made it that way. THAT IS WHY I WANT NO PART OF IT EVER AGAIN. They still want it that way. They want to turn the clock back to 1947 - with all that entails, defacto slavery, no real womens rights , the klan and bought police stifling any aberration or dissent - because for the people on top that are left that is the future they WANT. Not education, not technology. Not communication. Not equality. Not equal opportunity. The WANT the Jim Crow south back. I DONT WANT TO SYMPATHIZE WITH WITH THIS FAILED SOCIETY - IT NEEDS TO BE DESTROYED
cue the expected bigoted response
Oh and sorry I cant spend my days focused on posting for entertainment. I know that pawns in the Nazi propaganda business have plenty of time to sit around try to spin their racist hate as some sort of capitalism. As an entrepreneur I have to actually go out and live the life as a hard working businessman. It sucks sometimes. But then unlike you I have self respect.
oh weird, though you left (again) when it was pointed out that the rape victim settling with Polanski had nothing to do with his criminal charges