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Old 12-11-2019, 12:14 PM
John Bredin is offline
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Originally Posted by Try2B Comprehensive View Post
People call 'em sister-fuckers and yokels and all of that kind of thing, and they're provoked. Reading Mencken's Monkey Trial essays for me anyway lends weight to be his theory- the author is right about evolution, sure, but he excoriates the population of Tennessee so ruthlessly that by the end, I had some sympathy for the Bible-beaters. One Can go too far.
And urbanites are portrayed in some circles as uniformly anti-patriotic and not "Real Americans." Doesn't matter how many city-dwellers have joined the military in all the wars the U.S. has fought, city dwellers are all anti-American, anti-military, etc.

Also, as I've said before, politicians don't campaign and get elected in cities on a platform of separating from the countryside or not spending tax dollars on rural programs, but some politicians do campaign and get elected in the countryside on a platform of separating from the cities and not spending tax dollars on urban programs. Article. Another article.