Apologies if I’m sucking up the air in the room, but this is a topic that literally hits pretty close to home for me.
Disclosure, I’m a graduate of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, the town where this takes place. I currently live in Grand Rapids, about 15-20 minutes away. I am right in the heart of this sort of bullshit every single day.
I just wish the hardcore Berniebro progressives would actually step outside their Manhattan offices, start learning about stories like these in “Middle America,” and dare to try and tell us that “economic anxiety” drives the people that put monsters like Trump in power.
Newsflash, fauxgressives. Hatred and bigotry drive these people. Trying to reach them on a platform of wealth redistribution will not only fail, but abandoning “identity politics” to try and cater to these assholes will also abandon the people who need to be helped the most.