- 23 Feb 2018 11:09
Oh, I got you beat. (as if this were a competition). Look up Sanilac county Michigan. 97% white, 70% Republican, 100% Christian, and a per capita income of only $19,671 with a mere 16% under the poverty line.
Very poor, very conservative, very rural, and very Christian. Oh, the stories I can tell you of things that happened while growing up there. One farmer adopted a slave. Some of the girls I grew up with were basically taught that they had no value beyond wife/mother (by their own parents). The FBI busted a judge, a PO and a couple of cops for getting all kinds of free labor, money, and stuff from parolees. Southern baptists arranging marriages between their kids. Farmers drove the EPA agent out of the area with threats and violence. Wife and child beating, rape, and incest. And these were just in the time I was there. I moved out when I was 18 and never looked back.
All Governments, regardless of ideology, consistently do two things: The systematic plundering of their captive population, and the arbitrary enrichment of a few.