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Response to rrneck (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 10:42 AM

27. I can't demand people vote a certain way

You still have pockets stuck in a 1960 mentality. You also have the residue of the Public Shaming of an entire group of people (aka Jim Crow). It's effects reach beyond the South though - as those of that are products of the Great Migration can attest to. There is not equality in basic public education. You have Red Legislatures and Governors who'd rather anally rend and torture themselves than admit they have a problem.

And well - it doesn't resonate in the North East.

I live in the 6th wealthiest county in America. Somehow - it feels MORE tragic to me when there is such abundance and it's right down the street . . . The single mom trying to get by on 22K a year in a place where you can't rent a one bedroom apartment for less than $1200 a month. And I can see first hand what Good Guv'nah Doughboy's policies are doing to the weakest economically in NJ. It's real to me.

So the problem the South has is . . . it's not just the South. I CAN impact in that very bright blue swath in NJ. I can continue my 'triage' efforts through my volunteer work with two food banks. And I can harass, harangue, and abuse my State Legislators and Fed Reps until they do the right thing.

If you think the North East 'Oligarchs' are grinding Southerners under their heel - you oughta see what the Wall Street Plutocrats have done to NJ. . .

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