Skip to comments.What can a 15-year-old stripper in Kentucky tell you about China?
Posted on 04/04/2020 6:15:25 AM PDT by Brookhaven
From November 2003 through July 2005, I worked in the prepaid cell phone and phone card industry.
Most of my work was in BFE meth towns and urban ghettoes.
I learned things about the poor in America you wont want to believe
But this story needs to be told.
The situation was horrible in 2005.
The opioid crisis was already in full swing in rural Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio.
Back then, small towns in Western Kentucky had nothing going on.
Commerce amounted to a Super 8 motel, a few gas stations, and fast food.
If you were in one of the better towns, you might have had the option to feast at Applebees.
The social situation matched the commercebroke and destitute.
Hell, Western Kentucky wasnt even rich enough for meth
Everybody was on crank, which is basically the same thing, but with lower quality and produced by someone with fewer teeth.
One day, after delivering phones all over Western Kentucky, I decided to have a drink at a titty bar in Christian County (lol).
Keep in mind that Western Kentucky is basically a live episode of People of Walmart. In other words, not exactly the place to find beautiful women brimming with the energy of life.
But as soon as I entered that titty bar, this lithe angelwearing a white lacey thingfloated over to my table like a moth drawn to flame.
She sat in my lap and soaked up my attention as if it were the only resource left on this Earth.
She was by far the most attractive woman Id seen in weeks of working Western Kentucky.
Young, beautiful, giving me lots of energywhat the hell was she doing in such a desolate, hopeless place?
After half an hour of conversation, she asked to leave the bar with me!
Well, this set off every internal alarm Ive got.
The situation went from pleasant-but-strange to what the hell is going on here?
I was 23 years old at the timeand not exactly the poster child for self-restraint or giving a f*ck.
But I knew something wasnt right.
I grabbed the girls hand and pulled it close to inspect it.
Her skin was perfect. She was young.
Was this a sting?
I began to suspect this girl wasnt 18. And what did she want?
She started begging me to leave with her.
I told her there was no way in hell that was gonna happen, and in fact, I had to GTFO because things seemed shady.
Thats when she told me:
Im only 15.
*I blink twice in a moment of stunned silence*
Please, Ill leave with you right now and we can go get some crank.
And there it was.
She was 15. Stripping. And addicted to drugs made by people with 2-digit IQs who never attended a high school chemistry class.
Equipped with this new perspective, I started feeling worse and worse about the work I was doing.
No wonder everybody looks like People of Walmart.
No wonder theres no commerce.
No wonder theres no energy.
Small town America was rotting from the inside-out.
When people talk about the opioid crisis now, all I can think is
It was REALLY FN BAD 15 years ago.
Its got to be HELL now.
What happened? Where do we go from here?
Well, now we have fentanyl.
Instead of becoming hopelessly addicted and having their lives slip away slowly, addicts can now enjoy deaths sweet embrace at any moment thanks to a tainted supply.
Do you know where fentanyl comes from?
And now we also have the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has got me thinking about Chinas bullsh*t:
Opioids Fentanyl Synthetic viruses All trash.
But one thing is far worse, IMO:
Chinese manufacturing Have you ever thought about this?
For most of her life, America has been a rural nation.
When transportation was worse, Americas population was even more spread out than it is now.
Does that make any damn sense?
Many factors play a role here, obviously, but the most important oneand the one that drove and sustained American cities from 1865 through 1960was manufacturing.
America is where sh*t got made (at least version 1.0).
When that started to change, America changed with it.
As America became more of a regulatory state, pressure to keep prices down (while remaining compliant) became a primary animating force for manufacturing companies.
And as a result, low-skilled labor got outsourced to countries where abuse and exploitation were tolerated.
From the 1970s through the present, China has been more than happy to absorb the manufacturing that floated every small American town through the first half of the 20th century.
Worker abuse? Human rights?
China got what it wanteda foothold for economic growth.
With the western world relying on China for manufacturing, China had an economic insurance policy that would cause short-term chaos for any nation that wished to untether itself from them.
Its fair to blame American companies for moving manufacturing to China.
Im more likely to blame the regulatory climate, but I concede that worldwide imbalances in cost of living will inevitably shift manufacturing centers to wherever is cheapest.
But I look at this whole situation, and I think about:
the way small American towns worked when manufacturing happened here that 15yo girl, stripping and addicted to crank the destitute feeling of small-town America in the 21st century God damn.
In a way, we are all complicit.
We want nice stuff at low prices.
We want to feel like we operate in a humane, high-brow way.
But in reality, weve just moved the really bad sins to places where we dont have to feel like were accountable (like China).
And we are blind.
We mortgaged Americas small towns and her children to achieve these goals.
I cannot look at COVID-19 or iPhones or opioids or anything without thinking about China and how America has hitched her wagon to this rotten death spiral.
In hindsight, what was that 15yo girl supposed to do?
In 2020, theres no social anything in Bumfuck, America.
There are few factories where menher potential suitorscould have stable jobs.
Theres no energy moving into those communities; nothing new is on the horizon.
We cannot continue down this path.
Its time to move manufacturing back to America.
All of it.
Its immoral to do business the way we have, especially since its all in the name of cheaper goods and more socially-acceptable PR.
But nobody talks about the American human cost.
We have paid enough.
Although we can get stuffed animals for $0.86 apiece and iPhones for $1000, we havent done a full accounting of the cost of shifting manufacturing to China.
Whats the cost of dissolving Americas network of small towns, leaving only urban centers?
What about the people?
To me, this is a lot like the mental vs. physical balance we all must strive for to be effective players in life.
America has focused on one thingthe physical, in this caseat the expense of the mental.
We are out of balance.
And we have leaned on China to get here.
and on top of all that, this week it was announced that the Paradise Plant no longer uses coal..
It’s true. Mr. Peabody’s trucks did haul it away
wow. did you write this? it’s superb. and devastating.
Great perspective.....I’m just hoping that when things get semi-normal again, Trump beats the crap out of China.
Very scary but a lot of truth! This needs to be a wakeup call!
There was a time in America when people would not debase their bodies with drugs because they believed that their bodies were the temple of the Holy Spirit. That was long ago when people were not only religious, but patriotic and morally straight. Today America is in a neo pagan era of earth worship, drug fueled decadence and the hedonism of pornography, epicureanism and the myriad expressions of homosexuality. Remember. The vile Democratic Party does not exist in a social, political or cultural vacuum.
The globalists need to deconstruct and transform America before they could remold it into a cog.
At this point the whole world is ready to settle a score with China in a major way.
Not China’s fault we’ve destroyed our morality and family structure.
Democrat scum did that.
The free traitors have been quiet lately. Have they come to the realization that the cheap Chinese labor they defended is now costing us more than keeping manufacturing here would have?
Our very own political leaders did this to us. Why? To make themselves rich of course.....
when I see ‘stripper’ in the title I come for the pics.
Of a 15 year old crank addict? Nope.
True. Some of them, like Gov. Cuomo are now claiming to be astonished that we can't make enough masks and gloves here in the USA now that we need them. Even though Cuomo and his fellow left wing globalists have spent the last 30+ years selling out our nation for a quick profit.
I first read Windsnort......LOL!
You opened the story with her, get us interested in her, and, then poof...she's gone from the story.
They learned their lesson very we as to how go about learning to destroy a country from the inside from the British.
A very synopsis indeed.
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