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James and Jeremy,

All of my royal forebears are from Cumberland or the little towns that surround it. I was born there. Lived there off and on growing up. Cumberland encapsulates the pure hell that has been waged on working class Americans since at least the 70's.

My father and every one of his siblings pulled up stakes by the mid 80's. My mother and every single one of her sisters and brothers left (mind you this was a family of the large old school Catholic variety). As soon as was possible. My mother and father split when I was young. Mom remarried a good man from "guess where...?" Cumberland (whom she met in Baltimore).

Cumberland at mid century was Maryland's second largest city after Baltimore. There were multiple glass factories, and railroad repair shops. Kelly Tire had a plant there. Celanese employed a few thousand....All of that had shit the bed by the late 70's. Kelly closed down in the mid 80's.

There is no way to accurately portray just how royally screwed that place is these days. The last time I passed through was a few months back. The lady and I were headed out that way to go camping. We decided to stop off downtown to stretch the legs and take a walk around what existed of "downtown". Son of a bitch...We were outta the car for maybe 5 minutes and I felt like I was in that movie 28 Days Later...A roving pack of at least ten junkies wandering about all agitated and pissed off. It spooked me enough that I drew and kept concealed the blade that I was carrying.

I didn't want to frighten the maiden that I was with so didn't say anything...Honest to God, that situation coulda gotten really ugly. That was on the same street that I used to go to the lunch counter with my granddad (Where he'd hit on waitresses...Ha!). Never thought I would see a day where that would happen. A little piece of what is left of my soul died....

I cannot help but wonder and think that this is deliberate on the part of some shit stain in D.C. That town got laid low in the 80's, but it is nothing short of the same shit the Chinese fought the Opium Wars over. All I think of is Whites introducing Indians to liquor. Whatever was left of Cumberland has been hollowed the hell out...

They finally cracked the code on how to break the back of Appalachia.

1. Cut off meaningful employment

2. Get people on welfare.

3. Build prisons. This also ensures that scumbags from bigger cities will come in to live closer to their incarcerated family member.

4. Send in the opiates!!!

5. Open recovery centers!

6. Siphon off all of the young men (and increasingly women, Lindsay England of Abu Gharib fame was from there) into the military or prison industry...

Here's an audiovisual representation of what the hell is happening in Cumberland as told by a mystery meat rapper and some ex Baltimore City resident.

My grandparents would be spinning in their graves faster than a centrifuge if they watched the two clips that I posted.

Here is a melodramatic news clip from WMAR...

They are pimping Narcan...They should just let people OD...I say this as someone who has lost a couple of close friends to this shit.

Take Care gents,


Waking Up in Indian Country: Harm City: 2015

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Nero The PictMay 25, 2017 12:06 PM UTC


I'll never forget Mr. Bud. A WWII vet who lived next door to my grandmother. Guy was one tough SOB. Think Eastwood in Gran Torino. He was at Iwo Jima. I remember him telling me about how happy they were to get a packet of M and Ms after three weeks of eating cold K Rats. Imagine all of the living hell that man most have endured? And for what? Thank Christ (or Odin) that he died 25 years ago....I wouldn't want him to see how things have progressed. Have fun with your D-Day documentaries. I'm gonna go watch Tora! Tora! Tora! again....Thank god Roosevelt goaded and then let the Japs attack Pearl Harbor.
MescFranklinMay 23, 2017 1:59 PM UTC

Alright, this makes me gung ho to watch more D-Day documentaries!!!