The latest entry in the very crowded “Texas Dystopia Contest” is the mayor of Colorado City, Texas who, when pressed about how the local government might help residents who are freezing to death, wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post:
"I’m sick and tired of people looking for a damn handout!”
“The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING!" he said while urging residents to “step up and come up with a game plan” for acquiring power or heat.
“Only the strong will survive and the weak will [perish],” he added.
He has since resigned. While not denying that he wrote those words, he did claim that much of what he wrote was “taken out of context.”