Hi Michael, I didn’t know how to write you, so I’m appending a comment here. Did you see this in the NYT? Made me think of you.
“John saw condescension and mockery at the hands of the cultural elite:
Let’s call the federal government’s treatment of Appalachian culture exactly what it is: Genocide. Our governments, particularly federal, have been very deliberately and systematically destroying the society, shipping jobs overseas, using schools to assault cultural values, deliberately creating a culture dependent on welfare, destroying industry with environmental legislation and such. Hollywood has been 100% on board with mocking at every turn Appalachian culture, mores and people.”