Yeah, that’s the big American con, that there are no poor white people. Since the 2000s, Rural America has taken hits with meth and hop, like the African-American urban culture took in the 80s with crack.
They (not sure who they is, a combination of CIA, FBI and other nefarious forces) completely destroyed both communities, via the drug trade, for profit. And while they demonized black America for it (like we brought those drugs and guns into the communities- we did not), with white rural America they have just kept it real quiet, until now…now we’re hearing about the mass casualties of the heroine epidemic.
I feel so bad for rural America, I mean these people have fed America for at least fifty years. It’s not right. Well I’m glad you got out, hope it’s working out for you.