White Trash Crush My Social Bubble

Three dogs on a beach with the water lapping near them and a white home faintly visible through the trees. One dog, a German wirehaired pointer, sits facing the camera. The other two, a muzzled border collie and a golden retriever mix vie for a stick.
Our three dogs — Ella, Bix, Caliope — were in our “front yard” during the Lockdown.

What was the Lockdown?

The lockdown in Panama was strict and effective. While 1 out of every 500 Americans has lost their life so far to Covid-19, Panama has skirted the worst of it.

After the strict lockdown:

As we came out of that strict lockdown, we began socializing within a small bubble. Of course, none of us were vaccinated because there were no vaccines available.

What we did lose though, was the ability to socialize and connect with others.

Now, we are getting back to normal. A new normal sure, but people are socializing freely. Whether a good idea or not, our friends are up for card games, indoors as well as out. Unfortunately, not all of them are vaccinated and it has become an issue.

White Trash, The 400-Year Untold History of White Trash in America

I understood populists best when I read White Trash, The 400-Year Untold History of White Trash In America. She explains in detail the history of classism in America specifically that has led to this love, even reverence, of ignorance. She summed it up best by pointing out that when someone in the lower class pulls themselves out of the muck, they pull up the ladder behind them.



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Melinda Miles-Lindberg

Melinda Miles-Lindberg

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