The fact that 17 responses are unseeable is very concerning for the state of censorship in America, and Medium in particular. This subject needs to be discussed, and I suspect it won't be pretty.
The state of our education system is very much a component of what is going on in these "red" bastions that interacts with the lies that our two main political parties promote.
Stupid plus stupid equals double stupid. There you have it in a nut shell.
Then came along the ultimate grifter to sweep the stupid off their feet.
They could have been educated with truth, but were lied to instead, for generations.
They say you can't fix stupid. But I feel it is a profound lack of education that causes it, so logically education could fix it. But it would again take gerations. What we have been taught is that it generally takes massive amounts of bullets to end stupidity. This too is a lie. With bullets it never ends.
The wealthy thought that promoting a stupid population of worker ants was a great way to keep themselves rich, and powerful. It worked for a time, but now it is backfiring.
This is such a terrible mess that I believe the rich will take all the value out of what is left of this country/world, and scurry off to their lavish and secret ultra prepper compounds, and leave the rest of us poor bastards to fight over the table scraps that are left.
I am also a product of this same system of lies promoted as education. Thus I give you my own conspiracy theories.