quote:please do and also explain how these are specific to "the south". I'm intolerant to new ideas so type slowly. really.
Do you really want me to list examples of what the writer is referring to? Really?
quote:I'd love to see them because frankly, it isn't that the statement is somewhat true it is that it pretends it is fricking unique to any particular region of the country.
good lord Do you really want me to list examples of what the writer is referring to? Really?
quote:The irony is that the only authority for every so-called civil right is moral authority. What justification do progressives rely on when they argue in favor of same sex marriage?
Southern political passions have always been rooted in sometimes extreme ideas of morality, which has meant, in recent years, abortion and school praye
quote:What "perspective" are supposed to gain?
In the end its actually a well written article that will give some people up there some needed perspective.
quote:is easily the most retarded line in the column. The south has nothing even close to a corner on the market for ANY of those things. Moreover, what the left calls "new ideas" are more often than not, not new at fricking all.
The South’s vices—“violence, intolerance, aversion and suspicion toward new ideas
quote:What a dick.
As its political power declines, the South might occupy a place like Scotland’s in the United Kingdom, as a cultural draw for the rest of the country, with a hint of the theme park.
Honestly I was expecting worse. Its obvious that his political views are not the same as the majority of southerners but he at least attempts to understand us. Thats more than you can say for a majority of northern liberals/journalists. In the end its actually a well written article that will give some people up there some needed perspective.
Article in The New Yorker that basically says everyone in the south is antiquated and out of touch with the new modern era because we are generally conservative.
At the same time, the Southern way of life began to be embraced around the country until, in a sense, it came to stand for the “real America”: country music and Lynyrd Skynyrd, barbecue and nascar, political conservatism, God and guns, the code of masculinity, militarization, hostility to unions, and suspicion of government authority, especially in Washington, D.C. (despite its largesse). In 1978, the Dallas Cowboys laid claim to the title of “America’s team”—something the San Francisco 49ers never would have attempted.
Seems like a jealous little prick to me. But, seeing as how liberals are the party of, "I want what he has", i'm not surprised.
I don't get why people are upset. Personally I agree with his assertion that it would be great if the southerners in congress would try to play ball and make some of the legislation more well rounded and fair, instead of throwing a hissy fit over everything obama does
how exactly did you come to that conclusion. I see no jealousy in that statement
In 1978, the Dallas Cowboys laid claim to the title of “America’s team”—something the San Francisco 49ers never would have attempted.