If mom and dad failed at any parental responsibilities it certainly wasn't instilling confidence in this youngster. Obviously suffering the lack of stimuli and grasping onto a cause such as the pollution being released upon the city and shouldering the task to educate the poor, idiots of this mediocre town.
This is like a bad Facebook meme where the Gen-Zers cannot handle obstacles or challenges in life. Believe it or not, people are not going to blindly follow or believe you, just because you claim it to be so. Taking a break from social media can be beneficial, it's not your personal platform, I hate to break it to you, but not everyone is going to listen to or agree with you.
I would bet you are one of these people who try to school us oldsters on climate change, fossil fuels, and that cow farts and eating beef will destroy the world's population and let's also toss in there are no less than 15 genders. You lost your argument the moment you typed the words "disrupt". You can't get anyone to listen, you can't get anyone to agree, you can't get your way, you can't get the reaction you expect....then the tantrum begins, and you "disrupt".
One last point, the neighboring towns you mentioned that don't rely on one industry to be successful, guess what, many of them work at this steel mill, or they did when they were working at full capacity.
Oh, to be young again and have all the answers.