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A class war in Southwest Virginia

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Joe Wilson’s Oct. 1 guest editorial about the Crooked Road probably won’t convert the people he’s talking to, but it does shed some light on the class war we have in Southwest Virginia.
Many people who have been on this land for a couple of hundred years were impoverished immigrants at the start. Many of us stayed poor.
I appreciate Joe’s kind words about gentle Christianity, but I don’t see much of it here.
I don’t enjoy that closed mindset, but I understand wanting to hold tight to whatever you have left.


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