Culture / January 22, 2020

What Happened to Rural America?

Written by @OkieGroyper

I Will Not Live in a Pod. I Will Not Eat Bugs. I Will Not Take Antidepressants.

These words have been repeated all over social media in an attempt to resist the cultural homicide occurring in the U.S. The problem is that the evil in our world is advancing a lot quicker than most of us anticipated. The birthplace of the traditional family, the countryside, is dying, and our government is watching it happen, even condoning this destruction in many cases. If we want to keep this movement alive, we need to protect the heart of the country.

How the Mighty Have Fallen.

Rural America was, at one point, the strongest class of people, both economically and culturally. Unfortunately, this is no longer the truth. Most of these rural areas are doing much better economically, but if you dig into the raw numbers, you see something that is alarming. When you take a magnifying glass to rural communities, you see the pain and suffering that has been inflicted upon them. We see ghost towns all across the country, and the decline of our agricultural industry. Worst of all, the children are being psychologically tortured and isolated from their parents.

Where are the Mothers?

Babies being born to unmarried mothers certainly is not a new phenomenon, but it is something that has had a sharp uptick throughout rural areas. In states such as New Mexico, Mississippi, and Louisiana, the majority of births are to unmarried mothers. This snowballs into even bigger problems: Separation and divorce. Unmarried mothers have to work in order to support their children and that can often lead to the child being put in daycare. There have been several studies on the effects of daycare on the child and we all have heard the stories of childcare workers sexually abusing young children. As more mothers put their children in daycare in order to work, more children will be subject to the adverse effects it has on their mental development.

Where Are the Wheat Fields?

Farming is one of the oldest and most well-known traditions in the United States. Young families would cross thousands of miles of land to build a home and establish a farm that their family would cultivate for generations. Corporations are now erasing this tradition and removing centuries of history from our lands. How? By buying up family-owned properties and either adding it to their corporate farm empire or converting it into a suburb and selling it as real estate. The reality is that it isn’t worth it to own a small farm anymore. Previous administrations have removed the tax deductions and other benefits that allowed small farms to exist. Once what was a large wheat field is now the newest addition to suburbia and the only people who are profiting are the elite. 

Where Did the Towns Go?

Corporations have been a key part of American success for the better part of two centuries. However, America is no longer a key part of corporate success. Corporations have been pulling out of small towns left and right in order to either outsource or to cut costs. To them, it is never about what is beneficial to the American people, but rather what is best for their stockholders. Whole towns have been decimated because one company employs most of the town. In Oklahoma, there is a small town called Barnsdall which only has a population of 1,200 people. The vast majority of this town is employed by an oil company that, if it were to leave, would force the majority of the town to leave. The rest of the town works some sort of service position, which would also disappear if that one oil company were to leave. Do you see where I am going with this? Industry is the backbone of rural America and these industrial employers are quickly realizing that there are much cheaper alternatives.

Bringing Back Our Culture.

All of these problems can and will be addressed by breaking ground on new policy designed to help the working class. First, we launch state investigations into daycare facilities to initiate a crackdown on the abuse of young children. These children should be nurtured, if they have to be in daycare, and establishing background checks within these institutions will help. Second, we must establish extreme tax cuts for small farms, to allow for breathing room and expansion. This will take much of the pressure off of small farms and make farming profitable again for the common man. Lastly, we need to increase sanctions against countries that have very relaxed labor laws. Countries such as Bangladesh and Vietnam, nations that have been exploited by many American corporations for decades, should be outright embargoed until they improve labor conditions. This increases the wage of the worker and makes the benefit of outsourcing minimal. These policies and many others can bring prosperity to our land once again, but we need to raise awareness and act now.

Written by @OkieGroyper

Edited by @VeryBigKot