The American Dream Gone Bad

Leave it to a Brit to visit America and tell the truth about the decline of America today.  “A Journey Through a Land of Extreme Poverty: Welcome to America

Here are some quotes about West Virginia:

If Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty, then Trump is waging a war on the poor.

People are jailed for years because they cannot afford bail awaiting trial; private detectives are used to snoop on disability benefit claimants; mandatory minimum drug sentences are back in fashion; Jeff Sessions is scrapping federal rehabilitation schemes for those released from prison; tenants in subsidized housing are living in fear that they will be evicted for the slightest infraction – the list goes on and on.

And the result of this relentless drubbing? “People end up fighting each other,” said Eli Baumwell, policy director of the ACLU in West Virginia. “You become so obsessed with what you’ve got and what your neighbor has got that you become resentful. That’s what Trump is doing – turning one against the other.”

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This is about scholarship and ways of knowing, including college research. Share and/or explore scholarship, and perhaps explain findings in terms of issues and values that are important for our future and the common good.

L.M. Sacasas

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College Research Sharing

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