Sunday, June 19, 2016

Social Matter - Driving Through Dying Blue Towns

New essay up at Social Matter. It is on the rot present in dying blue towns across America. They dare not speak why but the signs are all there. If you live in Upstate New York, Massachusetts, Oregon or Michigan, you have seen these places and may even hail from one.

3 comments:

Random Dude on the Internet said...

I grew up in the Midwest in a state that was notorious for meth. With very few exceptions, all of our small towns have been hollowed out with a 1-2-3 punch of meth in the 90s, oxys in the 2000s, and heroin in the 2010s. The destruction to these towns are irreversible thanks to giant farms due to the latest farming equipment, which often comes with GPS and practically does all the work for you. No need to have a town of 5,000 people supporting local farming anymore. Thanks to cheap energy, a farmer's family can just drive 15-20 minutes to a larger town to get what they need like groceries or maybe a prescription refill. Then once a month they can make the hour drive to a nearby city and shop for clothes.

One of the past jobs I had involved going to a lot of these small towns and a lot of the remaining residents there are retirees or their adult children who still live with them. They don't have a job, maybe didn't even graduate high school, and look disheveled any time you see them. The idyllic midwestern family hasn't existed in these small towns for at least one generation. These people might have children but they have no interest in starting a family: they might have 2-3 kids each with a different woman. With these adult children, there are very few women in these towns, most of them get out but only to the next sized largest town. A girl who grew up in a town of 1,000 people will either run off to college and move elsewhere or she will just move to a town of 5,000 people and begin having kids with different fathers, dabbling in various drugs, and moving around from boyfriend to boyfriend taking part time service jobs at best. These women in their mid 20s want to get married not to make an earnest attempt to raise a family but just so she can find someone who makes just enough so she doesn't have to work.

There is also one new twist: our new diverse partners from the south. Most of the remaining few factories and large businesses in these towns cut all of the $20/hr + benefits jobs for white people and replaced them with minimum wage jobs for Hispanics. This has wiped out the middle class save for a few managers in those factories who might make $35k overseeing the factory. These communities of 2,000-3,000 people now have gang signs spray painted on businesses. These communities have newspapers and sometimes radio stations in Spanish. Our cuckservative betters have told us this is a good thing because these people are "natural conservatives" and are Christians so we need to welcome them with open arms. The lumpenproles aren't buying it and are leaving these small towns in droves.

Sorry for the long post but growing up in this area, I've been witnessing the rotting that has taken place since the 1990s. It's going to be extremely tough to turn these communities around if they even can.

Son of Brock Landers said...

Random Dude - Thanks for the comment. I am in the Midwest and have noticed this BIG TIME since I moved out here in the mid-'00s. A devious thing that has happened is the manufacturing plants did exactly as you stated and how they get around this is partnering up with a temp agency that is run by Hispanics who are citizens but they end up scamming the system by sending illegals with stolen or faux SSNs to work at the plant. It is a kickback scheme to the temp agency as they get juiced a nice premium for their services that stream illegals earning min wage to the plant. A few overworked white supervisors end up cleaning up all of the screwed up work.

Our future isn't really Brazil as much as it is a cold Mexico. The brazil part is the social stratification which is much more present in Brazil than in Mexico. This is of course as long as we can contain the rest of the immigration racket. Seriously, nationalists know it, cons might suspect it, but shitlibs are going to wake up in 10 years to a 3rd world muy Mexican America and try to tell us that "It's a utopia!".

Anonymous said...

http://www.hoover.org/research/classicist-cooling-melting-pot

Interested to share this from VDH who I find a considered thinker, somewhat of a traditional con. but I find him ultimately to be a free agent.