"There are countless horrible things happening all over the world and horrible people prospering, but we must never allow them to disturb our equanimity or deflect us from our sacred duty to sabotage and annoy them whenever possible." -Auberon Waugh
I had never heard the term Rust Belt until I read it here, RebbecaH mentioned it I think, maybe years ago. I've learned so much about changes for worse that middle Americans have had to endure, now even a high death rate. I sympathise with those who think it can change with a new candidate. Middle Americans are just like the people I grew up with, except more optimistic and dynamic (we're fatalists in comparison)But yeah, "Socialism" is a mirage, especially when student debt is now some massive portion of US Govt assets, just for example.
Well, southern Michigan is definitely the Rust Belt, and Detroit is a third world country now. I'm not surprised that Michigan is loving that ancient communist, because southern Michigan is living on welfare paid for by the more sparsely populated northern part of the state.
The Rust Belt also likes Mr Trump and it's a better explanation for his popularity than "racism". Both sides are remembering the days when a single income was enough to buy a house and support a family, both sides also believe unfair global trade is to blame. Then they differ about lots of other things of course.
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