This is a beautiful piece with amazing writing and photos that are gorgeous! I love how you set the tone with your personal experience. I would also agree that we certainly should always keep up the dialogue, rather than flinging insults (even if they’ve been flung by others first) at the downtrodden. However, I would like to point out that many Trump supporters aren’t necessarily these exact downtrodden rural people (and if your experience shows otherwise then please mention it). Krugman has some numbers showing that this isn’t the case. If there are better numbers then Let me know.
I would also say that urban vs rural differences exist, but some poor urban places still have their issues, to say nothing of the evictions that come with gentrification ( where do they go? If anywhere?)
Thanks and I look forward to reading more from you!!