The saddest shit to me is the counter signaling of Middle America. In the signing of NAFTA there was an explicit decision to favor the consumers over the producers in the US, outsourcing jobs and destroying the Rural economy.
On top of the economic warfare there was an immediate proliferation in media demonizing the, now economically displaced, population. Hicks, Rednecks, mocked as human biowaste that just couldn’t evolve. The death of the Rural Masculine Outlaw Archetype.
This bleeds into politics at large but an easy example is the Caricatures of Sarah Palin and George W Bush communally mocked as “stupid” subhumans for their accents and willingness to interact with Rural cultures. This isn’t to forgive their sins but an example of the dynamic.
Rural youth w/o aesthetic representation identify with “counter culture” of exalted consumers. Deciphering music & movie representations of youth in Cali for a crude imitation. They slap on a pair of black jeans and tell the old farmer to fuck himself. What choice do they have?
This process then leaves generations confused & bound. Unable to articulate their own interests in democracy bc they do not see themselves, as themselves. So they sell out their own livelihood as a sacrifice to maintain appearances that they aren’t being transgressed against.
This is all is compounded exponentially by the lack of upward mobility within the system. Your God is a myth? Your racial demographic racist? Your culture is dead? Your dad was sexist? Can’t get a job? Can’t get married? No kids? Nihilism. Drugs. The Opioids Crisis emerges.
Coastal Elites sold out their fellow American, rural relatives, for a cheap refrigerator. On purpose. They’re mocking you on all mediums as you voice your interests or parody them, transplants. The Civil War Never Ended, the territory just shifted. Crush the Urbanite Scum.
Oh shit once last thing. 2016 wasn’t supposed to happen obviously. There’s dialogue now to remove the Electoral College for a Direct Democracy (1 person = 1 vote). EC is all that stands, outside of violence, between Rural Americans and permanent slaves to the will cities.
“These ratings successes prompted Silverman and the network to cancel Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, Mayberry R.F.D., Hee Haw, and The Jim Nabors Hour at the end of the 1970–71 season, as well as cut short The New Andy Griffith Show” en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rural_pur…
And now they wonder why Hollywood is failing, why the institutions of media have become demonized by the prole. Theyre a product of their urban environments: soft, detatched, weak, dull. It'll be a hell of a reckoning.