posted on Jul, 8 2011 @ 09:47 PM
When I was a boy growing up in rural America I had a fierce loathing and hatred for the cities, even though I'd never been to a big one, and I dreamed
of cutting them loose, seperating rural USA from the influence of all powerful "outsiders" -- business, government, or cultural. I thought we could
escape from a poisonous and evil way of life, not realizing that culture is not geographic. The attitude must have roots in my family and community,
obviously, but I can't point to specifics. Whatever the source, it was strong and engrained young. I no longer feel or believe this, of course, not
the least because it is insane. (I think Pol Pot had similar fantasies).
Youthful extremism aside, mistrust of the city and the government on some kind of moral/viseral level are a part of a certain substratum of rural life
in America. And here we can see that they are not necessarily misplaced, as it looks like yet again "The Beast" is set to squeeze the country for all
its worth. The story of the country is one of continuious and exploitative manipulation by not only the government but all those who do not understand
the American Way of Life, from a rural perspective at least.
edit on 7/8/11 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)