November 9, 2015
Jim Goad on that rising middle aged, working class white suicide rate
Jim Goad writes:
A study published last Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that between the years 1999 and 2014, white Americans aged 45-54 were the only demographic to show a consistently higher mortality rate. (…)
The increased mortality rate was almost exclusively confined to whites aged 45-54 who had only a high-school education or less. (…) According to the Washington Post, the only other large demographic group to experience an increased mortality rate over the past few decades were Russian men after the Soviet Union crumbled. (…)
These middle-aged “rednecks” have become the modern version of the “drunken Injun” stereotype—a vanquished and hopeless caricature that is aggressively numbing itself out of existence. (…)
The endlessly maligned poor cracker class finds it has no voice in modern discourse. If they even make a peep about their plight, they are smeared as racists and xenophobes and retarded inbred hillbilly cretins who deserve every last bit of their accelerating extinction.