NOT MY Grandma, Nancy! The following was re-blogged.
I watched one of those tourism videos about the place I live, the quaint shops, the famous people who visit, the history, the beauty all around us, and while all these things are true, my cynicism soon began to kick in and I so wanted to make a video of my own. The other side of the story, the wrong side of the tracks, what life is actually like for 80% of the people struggling to survive here.
Everybody has these videos, right? The one’s that say come visit us, come to paradise……bring your money. We’ve been busy gentrifying the area for some time now, so people see the facade, the fun, the retirement potential, this thin veneer laid over the truth and reality of most people’s lives that I so want to poke big holes in.
I question my own motives sometimes, I wonder why this all matters to…
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