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(The Onion)   Ron Howard defends Hillbilly Elegy movie: "Their real-life struggle is the same ridiculous thing over and over again. All those holler dimwits are so drunk off their asses and strung out on heroin it's impossible to make a coherent story about them"   ( divider line
    More: Satire, Hillbilly, Ron Howard, Appalachia, Film, Actor, defensive director Ron Howard, Strung Out, Yokel  
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2020-12-03 6:15:13 PM  
Fano:The crazy thing about Jesco White and his family is that if he couldn't clog dance he would have been just like anybody else in West Virginia.

anybody else in West Virginia.

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2020-12-03 7:13:50 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: the problem with JD Vance is that he just repackages old stereotypes about people in poverty like how it's their own fault. And if only they were better people they'd be able to go to an Ivy League school like he did. It completely ignores all the larger context of institutional and systemic issues that keep people in lower socioeconomic classes from having upward mobility. It's a hard right wing argument, packaging in a nice little book. The poor are poor because they're flawed, and not the poor are poor because there are folks out there that profit from keeping them that way. There is better and actual researched books on generational poverty that doesn't just amount to "poor people are idiots" but he came on at the right time with his Appalachian angle after the 2016 election and his shiatty book blew up.

Well...if they always vote republican, it is their own damn fault they are poor. It's like the guy who told the doctor " It hurts when I do " That" and the doc says "Don't do that" but the guy keeps doing "That".
2020-12-03 9:51:07 PM  
The same sjw that cream themselves to call out any thing that is or might be stereotyping of a group, just mindlessly gives the term hillbilly a pass as justified. No other group slapdown would be allowed or funded unless the author changed the name
As someone said in a comment on the book and movie, so many people and farkers believe Deliverance is a documentary.
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