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Saturday, February 19

Poor White Folks

King Of Zembla has posted an essay by Joe Bageant: Down Here in Yemen
Poor, White and Pissed: A Guide to the White Trash Planet for Urban Liberals

It's a looooong essay but worth a read. I don't necessarily agree with all of it, but it's thought provoking. It's interesting to find out what southern poor people think about so called urban liberal elite people. There are lots of misperceptions out there. Maybe I didn't read the article correctly but I got the impression that somehow it's all the liberal's fault for not appealing to them and that is why they vote against their own interests.

I am curious as to whether or not there are any actual wealthy liberals out there who actually give a shit and are willing to put their money where their mouths are and challenge the fascist mainstream media in our country. Without a fair media, I find it pretty impossible for any changes to be enacted. Ted Turner was pissed off about what happened at CNN, but I don't see him doing anything about it. I'm still disheartened that more progressive people weren't willing to march on DC after the stolen elections. Americans are still too comfy to give too much of a damn. Even the progressives.

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