BERKELEY INSTRUCTOR: "RURAL AMERICANS" ARE "BAD PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE BAD LIFE DECISIONS" | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

BERKELEY INSTRUCTOR: "RURAL AMERICANS" ARE "BAD PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE BAD LIFE DECISIONS"

In the now-deleted Twitter post published on Nov. 5, Kernion explained why he thought it is plausible to shame rural Americans.

“I unironically embrace the bashing of rural Americans. they, as a group, are bad people who have made bad life decisions,” Kernion wrote.

“Some, I assume, are good people. But this nostalgia for some imagined pastoral way of life is stupid, and we should shame people who aren’t pro-city.”

Before turning to critique the rural American lifestyle, Kernion wrote in another post about affordable healthcare for rural Americans.

He said he believed it would mean they have to be subsidized by “those who choose a more efficient way of life.”

“Rural healthcare should be expensive!” he wrote.

“And that expense should be borne by those who choose rural America!”

“It should be uncomfortable to live in rural America. It should be uncomfortable to not move,” he added.

America’s rural communities, which tend to be older and poorer than urban areas, usually face more challenges than their urban counterparts in accessing health care, internet, and other services.

A survey conducted by Harvard’s School of Public Health, NPR News, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports this May that four in ten rural Americans have encountered problems affording medical bills, housing, or food in the past few years.

Kernion tried to back his points with economic arguments about not making rural life “artificially cheaper.” Still, it didn’t take long for that discussion to escalate into shaming the rural American population.

The next day, Kernion wrote on Twitter in what appears to be an apology that he “made a bad post” and would “reflect on it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I chose to move to Indiana, in a much more rural community, primarily due to the reality that it is off most foreign invasion pathways, unlike Oahu, (known fact) which is a military comm center for much military communications flowing eastward.

If this guy had to grown anything, to later be harvested and eaten, he would most probably die of starvation before that could happen.

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