The Midwest is a “s–thole” full of “stupid people,” a place where “no educated person wants to live,” according to Melinda Byerley, a Democrat who lives in San Francisco. In a Facebook post and a series of Twitter messages Saturday, Ms. Byerley described residents of the Midwest as “violent, racist, and/or misogynistic” people whose “towns have nothing going for them.” The reason”the best and brightest” don’t want to live in the Midwest is because they would have to “sacrifice tolerance and diversity to do so,” Ms. Byerley said.
The full text of Ms. Byerley’s anti-Midwest rant:
One thing middle america could do is to realize that no educated person wants to live in a s–thole with stupid people. Especially violent, racist, and/or misogynistic ones. When big corporations think about where to put call centers, factors [sic], development centers, etc, they also have to deal with the fact that those towns have nothing going for them. No infrastructure, just a few bars and a terrible school system.
So if you want jobs, clean up your act and make your town a place that people like us want to live in. Add fiber internet. Make it a point to elect a progressive city council and commit to not being bigots.
I guarantee many of us would like to live a more rural lifestyle, or at least a less urban one, but we won’t sacrifice tolerance or diversity to do so. We especially don’t want to live in states where the majority of residents are still voting for things that are against their own interests just because they don’t want brown people to thrive.
the midwestern towns that fix this first, will attract investment in droves. It’s not just tax breaks and fiber. Corporations have to deal with the fact that the best and brightest would rather scrape by in SF than life in a huge house somewhere if it meant dealing with bigots and backwards ideologies every day.
@PatriarchTree She's a fruitcake, honestly.— DeadMessenger (@TotesDeplorable) January 8, 2017
If it were up to me, farmers and oil workers in the Midwest would be allowed to withhold food and energy from such people.