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  •  They just say that to make themselves feel better (1+ / 0-)
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    greengemini

    Some people cheer their home state the way they cheer a home sports team.  Nevermind that they didn't choose where they were born, they have some weird pride in their place of habitation because THEY inhabit it.  See, because THEY live there, well, it must be a wonderful place!  And don't you point out any shortcomings, especially if they're true.  Southerners don't care if you say they have bad food, or if you complain about them having cold weather, because those things aren't true.  Complain about the racism, and suddenly they whip out the trope about there being racists EVERYWHERE, yes even in San Francisco there are racists so you see SF is the same as the deep south.  Don't paint with that broad brush, you damn yankee!

    I hail from a shithole named MI.  A redneck state packed with rubes who consistently vote against their own interests.  Do I care if anyone points that out?  Of course not.  But it helps that in the civil war era cemetaries here in MI, the gravestones mark those who fought for the free union.  I suppose if my ancestors where a bunch of rapist slavers, I might be overcompensating as well.

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 11:28:30 AM PDT

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