They call it THE RUST BELT for a reason.
That region, also known as the Midwest, has gone to shit and they'd like to blame the rest of the Country and World for them falling so fucking far behind - in EVERYTHING - education - technology - innovation that they want everyone else to feel sorry for them.
Think of the NAME - RUST BELT. It implies that they've fallen so far behind as to DECAY - literally. And, you know what? It's OUR fault, the so-called Eastern Elite, because we had the balls to get educated - to prepare ourselves for a better future for ourselves and our children.
I know, I know. These are simply honesty, hard-working people with a rich history. Well, that's great and no one is trying to take that away from them. But, there is also a saying that goes: fool me once, shame on YOU. Fool me twice, and shame on ME.
Well, shame on YOU. You're Americans. And, Americans STEP UP and do what it takes to get shit done - and accept what's best for ALL Americans - not just those in your little corner of the globe. I know that many will claim that it is easy to say something like that when you don't have hungry children to feed. Well, the solution to feeding your starving kids doesn't lie in COAL. Others will claim that we help inner-city ghettos and ignore the rural poor. And, there is some truth to that. However, white, middle-America will NEVER deal with the institutionalized racism of our urban centers.
In the final analysis, the so-called REST BELTERS would have us reverse our progress to suit their lack of initiative. And, in the final analysis, that's all it is.
So, let's get this straight - let's slow down the REST OF THE WORLD so that these losers might have a chance to catch up.
What happened to you guys?? I was always taught that Midwesterners had the "can do spirit" that made America great. They were always so proud of their independence. These people were supposed to have balls - the balls to change and do what it takes to get better.
So, WTF? Now, we're the bad guys becuase we have the wherewithall to do what's necessary to KEEP America great.