This article was originally published by Robert Bridge at Strategic Culture Foundation The Western world would have succumbed over 1, years ago had its leaders and citizens not made a brave stand in the face of foreign invasion. Today, no less dangerous invaders than those from the past have succeeded where their forebears could not, and without the force of arms.
Apalachicola Gabriel Hanway David Gilbert built his oyster boat out of plywood. He never bothered giving her a name. He made his own oystering tongs too, fashioning the ten-foot, scissor-like tool from two logs of pine and attaching metal rakes to the ends.
Every morning at dawn, he stops in at the Petro station, where he pays forty dollars for an oatmeal cake, a Coke, and gas for his boat.
As the sun rises, he motors into Apalachicola Bay. Gilbert is an oysterman, has been for the better part of sixty years. Gilbert arrives at Cat Point, one of the few spots in the bay where you can still find oysters. Porters Bar, where he used to harvest twenty bags a day, is nothing but gravel; you could walk on it barefoot.
But Cat Point still has a few. At sixty-nine, his hair is completely white and his tanned skin speckled by the sun. Five feet below the surface, a few mollusks float up from their beds and land softly inside the rakes. Gilbert closes the tongs and squints his eyes as he pulls his catch out of the water.
Gilbert dumps them onto a board, where they clatter like falling blocks. The rest must be thrown back. Today, there are ten oyster boats in sight. Most are operated by lifers like Gilbert, people who dropped out of high school because the money in oystering was a hell of a lot more alluring than a diploma.
But everything has changed. A few months shy of his seventieth birthday, David Gilbert is starting over. Sweet and unusually large, Apalachicola oysters first showed up in local markets in the s. Half a century later, a resident named Herman Ruge developed a pasteurization method that allowed the mollusks to be packed and shipped.
George Island and Eastpoint—leading the state in oyster production. The town was also home to a thriving timber industry that shipped billions of feet of cypress and pine to naval stores across the world.
Hundreds of transients streamed in to fill positions in the canneries and lumberyards. If you were willing to work, there was a job for you in Apalachicola. But by the s, the local timber industry was in decline.
Forests were stripped, and naval stores were shuttering. When a paper mill opened in nearby Port St. Joe ina large number of laborers relocated there for work.
Over the next forty years, Apalachicola slowly collapsed. The Dixie Theatrewhich opened as a vaudeville house in and later became a movie palace, closed in Tall weeds sprouted from the roads.
The Coombs House became a haven for vagrants, who climbed to the top floor of the Victorian mansion and shot pigeons through holes in the roof.
The building, they declared, was dilapidated to the point of being unsafe.
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Now, in-work poverty is rising faster than employment.