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Have empathy for rural white people?

A lot of my friends of color are bristling under the idea that we should break out of our bubbles and have empathy for rural white people who are poor and have a lot of problems. This is easier said than done since by and large, until something hits THEM PERSONALLY, most rural white people have no empathy for ANYONE ELSE!

That guy who is on Disability for something not readily seen is a "moocher" until a rural white guy's family member has a similar issue

That single mother on food stamps is a "welfare queen" until a white woman from the trailer park needs food stamps

The disabled kid in school is "stealing from the gifted students" until the rural white guy has a disabled kid

Hell even our drug policy has been shaped by their wants. They were all for stringing up drug addicts by the scrotum

And they hated, hated, HATED the idea of treating drug addicts with anything other jail. Until the heroin crisis happened. Now that it was white kids going to jail for drug addiction rural Republicans were falling all over themselves to get science based addiction treatments liberals called for 20 YEARS AGO and got ridiculed.

So I can see why there are those who aren't inclined to empathize with them.

Can't think of a town more deserving of an apocalypse of some sort

While righties are decrying the lack of protesting over the quartet of dumbshits in Chicago, even though said dumbshits were hunted down enthusiastically and are being charged appropriately, they ignore THIS hate crime.

"A white Idaho high school football player who was charged with sexually assaulting a black, mentally disabled teammate in October 2015, pleaded guilty Friday to a lesser felony charge, and the sex crime charges have been dropped.

John R.K. Howard, 19, of Keller, Tex., pleaded guilty to a felony count of injury to a child and will be sentenced to two to three years of probation and up to 300 hours of community service, according to the Twin Falls Times-News. A judge will decide the final sentence in February.

The Alford plea Howard submitted allows him to maintain his innocence while acknowledging that prosecutors probably would have won a conviction against him if the case had gone to trial.

In May, the Idaho attorney general’s office filed sexual assault charges against Howard and two of his teammates at Dietrich High School, alleging that they held the victim down, shoved a coat hanger into his rectum and then kicked the hanger several times. The two other students have been charged in juvenile court."


What the story fails to mention is that the "people" of this town drove out the victim and his family with threats for daring to inconvenience a football season.

Clearly if this town were wiped the fuck out down to the last in a disaster or attack of some sort, nobody of value would be lost.

They didn't believe him


“I don’t know what we’ll do if it does go away,” Mills said. “I guess I thought that, you know, [Trump] would not do this. That they would not do this, would not take the insurance away. Knowing that it’s affecting so many people’s lives. I mean, what are you to do then if you cannot . . . purchase, cannot pay for the insurance?”

Mills, who supported Trump for other reasons, figured Obamacare repeal was just talk. “I guess we really didn’t think about that, that he was going to cancel that or change that or take it away,” she said. “I guess I always just thought that it would be there. I was thinking that once it was made into a law that it could not be changed.”

I sincerely have no sympathy at this point and not for lack of trying.

A lot of people will call me a cold-hearted bastard and I'm sure I'll get an earful from my extended family as well as my more kind hearted lefty friends. But I encourage everyone to look at this from my perspective before judging and leaving angry comments.

People in the disability rights community, myself included bent over backwards to try to tell these people that anyone can get a preexisting condition. White, black, gay, straight, urban, rural, liberal or conservative, it doesn't matter.

We were called snowflakes, SJWs, cucks, and ethnic slurs of every kind. Some of them were even doxxed and sent death and rape threats. I was not one of them.

My impression of these people was, charitably, that they sincerely believed that the bad parts of what Trump and the GOP is proposing wouldn't affect THEM. It'd only affect the people they didn't like. Minorities, anyone under 60, or pretty much anyone who lives in a city with a population greater than 5,000

But now they're realizing that all that stuff being proposed, like bringing back preexisting conditions ,cuts across political lines.

And now they're afraid and they're going to show up to townhalls begging their Congresscritter not to take away their healthcare or bring back preexisting conditions. Despite them running on doing exactly that.

Granted this is nothing new. More than a few parents with disabled kids thought educating the disabled was a waste of money that took away from the "smart" kids. Then THEY had a kid with autism or something and started singing a different tune.

Honestly, when they start setting up GoFundMe's and the like, they won't get a dime from me. Don't care who. If they voted Trump, my wallet is closed.

A handy guide

For those who want to do more than sign petitions that don't do much.

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