This is so true. And I do feel for these people because they have been wronged, but by everyone. Mining is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world; and they supply power and other essential goods to the planet and yet they cannot get clean water to drink, because all the coal cleaning waste is dumped into their water supply. I’m guessing Republican policy allowed that. But then too, liberal elites are ridiculously dismissive, in just the manner you described above. It’s just not right.