During the reconstruction era, following the Civil war, the term Carpetbagger was coined to describe northerners who moved to the south and were usually seen carrying a bag which looked like it was made from a carpet.
Motives for the “carpetbaggers” include political aspirations and/or economic opportunities. Many carpetbaggers were businessmen who purchased or leased plantations and became wealthy landowners.
Today, carpetbagger refers to anyone coming in from the “outside” for political or economic motives.
WPX and FRANKLIN FORKS
Earlier this week, word was spread among fracktivist groups of the WPX obtaining a court order to allow them to remove water equipment from the home of two families in Franklin Forks. WPX had previously halted water deliveries, and the families relied on themselves and through donations to purchase and deliver clean water.
Local Pennsylvania fracktivist groups rallied and put the word out, asking for donations to purchase and install new equipment to replace the ones WPX