why did nobody tell me that a fucking bartender in west virginia declared himself mayor he could lobby for a bridge to be built (because, like, kids were dropping out of school and all the industry in the area was closing because you couldn't get there, and ... after some of the local owning class decided that only the company got to use their service road)
and he reached out to various parts of the local government, and he got stonewalled, so he reached out to the foreign aid office of the fuckin' SOVIET UNION
and the soviets sent over a goddamn journalist to write about the situation, and the state pretty much immediately went "umm yeah we'll build the bridge" so that this village didn't have to get foreign aid from the Soviets
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