Every so often, the traveling bugs come calling and you just want to hit the road. To a majority of us, traveling for a few days, a week is all we can take before heading back to the regular grind. A traveled person comes back home feeling refreshed and reinvigorated to take on the hassles and bustles of everyday living. But, that’s was not the case with Doug Levitt. Doug hopped on board a Greyhound bus and decided to spend the next decade exploring the mighty nation. He’s said to have traversed a record 120K miles on these buses.
Doug documents all the unique experiences he encounters while on his adventures to share with his huge fan base. In a recent rendition, he narrates an ordeal which had him sitting next to a neo-Nazi follower. It didn’t take long before, Doug noticed the poorly-done ‘prison’ tattoos on the arms of his co-passenger. Mr. Levitt is a Jew was automatically nauseated and offended by the choice of tattoos the man had but he played it cool and struck a conversation with the lad. After all, there was no escaping the 20 hours of travel separating them with their destination. In a remarkably surprising turn of events, the ex-prisoner was as kind as to offer his fellow traveler, Doug a tuna sandwich to help fight back the hunger pangs on the way. What’s more, the neo-Nazi offered the Jewish man his seat so that Doug could rest his head and sleep a while. Doug Levitt on Twitter.
Poverty inside Rural America
In his conversations with the neo-Nazi, Levitt discerned that the guy was on his way home having served time in one of the correctional facilities around. The ex-convict helped the journalist and photographer, Doug, to get a clear picture of the torments the inmates undergo inside the American prisons. The only way to stay alive for these felons is for them to join forces with their races, the man narrated. That’s how white supremacists are born, in this age of Trump. Once they come out prisons, these men and women tend to become more racist and intolerant to other cultures, just as was the case inside.
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Today, 120,000 miles later, Doug is still at it. He’s met countless amazing people in his adventure. The former CNN reporter has also witnessed undocumented poverty and misery in deep America. The mainstream media does very little to detail the situation inside the small American towns. Instead, they concentrate their lenses on the big cities. The web is full of the surreal photos of poor and frustrated Americans, check them out.