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94. Most social ideas can be set in a few decades.
By things like TV, and they do have different TV, and less exposure to other viewpoints if more spread out. Travel through the midwest, there are not many people there, I would guess the Census is cooked a bit there, really not many people at all compared to states with many cities.

They also have some views that keep them from seeing other views.

If you think many things are evil, then you can't learn from a flawed person that may know other things.

So if you think swearing is evil, then you would never learn anything from George Carlan, because as soon as he swore you would tune it all out.

So you can only learn from people with your own set of thoughts, and thoughts get more ingrain.
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  -Why is the South, and the Midwest, so conservative? raccoon  Aug-25-10 08:17 AM   #0 
  - The Midwest is a big region......  marmar   Aug-25-10 08:18 AM   #1 
  - I am aware there are areas such as the Twin Cities which are progressive.  raccoon   Aug-25-10 08:25 AM   #7 
     - Dude, you posted the broad-brush OP, not me.  marmar   Aug-25-10 08:26 AM   #8 
     - Have a nice day. nt  raccoon   Aug-25-10 08:34 AM   #14 
        - Arrogant for pointing out a generalization? Umm, okay.  marmar   Aug-25-10 08:35 AM   #16 
     - You're the one being judgmental  blue_onyx   Aug-25-10 10:35 AM   #44 
  - Do you mean the deep south and the mountain west?  mmonk   Aug-25-10 08:22 AM   #2 
  - Being religious does not, in itself, require one to be conservative  Orrex   Aug-25-10 08:23 AM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-25-10 08:23 AM   #4 
  - Look Up the Term "Borderers"  Demeter   Aug-25-10 08:24 AM   #5 
  - Wow! Great article! I'm here in East Tennessee, amon "The Borderers".  SharonAnn   Aug-25-10 08:34 AM   #13 
  - It Surely Does  Demeter   Aug-25-10 08:36 AM   #17 
  - Thanks for the link. nt  raccoon   Aug-25-10 08:35 AM   #15 
  - Very interesting.  ipfilter   Aug-25-10 09:17 AM   #29 
  - So is it cultural or genetic?  AngryAmish   Aug-25-10 09:20 AM   #30 
  - Cultural  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-25-10 06:10 PM   #76 
  - Awesome article  CanonRay   Aug-25-10 09:36 AM   #32 
  - That may be dumbest thing I ever wasted a few minutes reading..  Mudoria   Aug-25-10 10:24 AM   #43 
  - Deserves its own OP  supernova   Aug-25-10 10:49 AM   #46 
  - These are "my people"  XemaSab   Aug-25-10 11:09 AM   #52 
  - Oh yes, the famed Celtic Thesis: A Great Crock o'Crap.  The Midway Rebel   Aug-25-10 12:40 PM   #63 
  - At least part of that doesn't match up with history as I know it, the mountain areas of  Uncle Joe   Aug-25-10 12:55 PM   #66 
  - I recommend his book too  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-25-10 06:09 PM   #74 
  - That's remarkable  Canuckistanian   Aug-27-10 08:01 PM   #92 
  - Religion has a lot to do with it. Fundamentalism is a denial of change as is conservatism.  sinkingfeeling   Aug-25-10 08:25 AM   #6 
  - Define 'Midwest'. You can't compare the upper Midwest to the Deep South  mike r   Aug-25-10 08:28 AM   #9 
  - Wisconsin has always been progressive  Greybnk48   Aug-25-10 10:17 AM   #41 
  - Yes. Thank you. nt  emmadoggy   Aug-27-10 10:22 PM   #97 
  - The death of populism  depakid   Aug-25-10 08:28 AM   #10 
  - Isolation  blogslut   Aug-25-10 08:30 AM   #11 
  - I think religion does play into it and it has a historical context. In the Northeast there was a  Erose999   Aug-25-10 08:41 AM   #18 
  - Yes  blogslut   Aug-25-10 09:02 AM   #23 
  - I agree...  KansDem   Aug-25-10 09:01 AM   #22 
  - That's a pretty good description of any small town in rural America.  ipfilter   Aug-25-10 09:06 AM   #24 
  - Really? I think he's being stereotypical because of personal experiences.  proteus_lives   Aug-25-10 12:26 PM   #59 
     - "I've live in many small towns."  KansDem   Aug-25-10 04:47 PM   #69 
        - Walking is key.  proteus_lives   Aug-25-10 05:55 PM   #71 
  - If that old fuck tried that tweaking shit in Detroit, he'd get shot  MrScorpio   Aug-25-10 10:59 AM   #48 
  - Oooh, a gangsta would bust a cap in his ass.  proteus_lives   Aug-25-10 12:28 PM   #60 
  - Amen!  Demeter   Aug-25-10 07:12 PM   #78 
  - "Folks who live in large metropolitan areas need to embrace tolerance of others"  proteus_lives   Aug-25-10 12:22 PM   #57 
  - I didn't say anything about "love," did I?  KansDem   Aug-25-10 04:46 PM   #68 
     - Not really.  proteus_lives   Aug-25-10 05:58 PM   #72 
     - You get empathy in small towns in church on Sunday...  KansDem   Aug-25-10 06:07 PM   #73 
        - And you know this how?  proteus_lives   Aug-25-10 06:10 PM   #75 
           - "You consider moving past stereotypes."  KansDem   Aug-25-10 07:18 PM   #79 
              - Your long wait is over.  proteus_lives   Aug-25-10 09:01 PM   #80 
                 - You don't put your fingers in someone else's beard to be "friendly"  KansDem   Aug-26-10 10:26 AM   #83 
                    - FYI.  proteus_lives   Aug-26-10 05:36 PM   #86 
                    - Dude you should really stop  npk   Aug-27-10 09:59 PM   #95 
     - What a load of hogwash.  LTX   Aug-27-10 03:56 PM   #89 
     - This post makes me laugh  npk   Aug-27-10 09:12 PM   #93 
  - Ding!Ding!Ding! We Have a Winner!!  PJPhreak   Aug-25-10 09:56 PM   #82 
     - Hi, Virgil Kansas!  KansDem   Aug-27-10 08:45 AM   #87 
        - Actually its 103,lol  PJPhreak   Aug-27-10 02:53 PM   #88 
  - Populists have always been racists and isolationists  depakid   Aug-25-10 09:13 AM   #28 
  - and clannish behavior that is common in communities that are isolated  SoCalDem   Aug-25-10 09:32 PM   #81 
  - I live in the South and they are very RepubliCON  fasttense   Aug-25-10 08:32 AM   #12 
  - "They aren't stupid, they just don't get anything else."  beam me up scottie   Aug-25-10 10:06 AM   #39 
  - Al Franken. Don't be so quick to categorize the Midwest.  MineralMan   Aug-25-10 08:44 AM   #19 
  - Don't forget Feingold n/t  Goblinmonger   Aug-25-10 09:11 AM   #26 
  - Or Durbin or Levin......  marmar   Aug-25-10 09:12 AM   #27 
     - or Harkin  The Revolution   Aug-25-10 12:04 PM   #55 
  - and the Minnesota FarmerLabor Party  mike r   Aug-25-10 09:40 AM   #36 
     - I wouldn't count the whole DFL  dflprincess   Aug-27-10 10:30 PM   #98 
  - The tension in agrarian cultures to keep daughters and  saltpoint   Aug-25-10 08:49 AM   #20 
  - the overwhelming presence of a witchcraft endorsing cult? nt  msongs   Aug-25-10 08:55 AM   #21 
  - Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota?  Goblinmonger   Aug-25-10 09:11 AM   #25 
  - I was going to point out the same thing.  EOTE   Aug-25-10 09:36 AM   #33 
  - I agree, those states are Progressive and proud of it.  harun   Aug-25-10 11:19 AM   #53 
  - Extremist Conservative Religion PLUS  get the red out   Aug-25-10 09:25 AM   #31 
  - Part of it is the populations take pride in being different from "the Coasts",  no_hypocrisy   Aug-25-10 09:40 AM   #34 
  - Speaking of my state ...  LiberalAndProud   Aug-25-10 09:40 AM   #35 
  - The further you go into the hinterland...  izquierdista   Aug-25-10 10:05 AM   #37 
  - I was educated with said bumpkins.  LiberalAndProud   Aug-25-10 10:13 AM   #40 
  - I think the entire country has moved to the Far Right since St. Ronnie Raygun...  lib2DaBone   Aug-25-10 10:05 AM   #38 
  - The "Midwest" is a lot less conservative than your OP would indicate.  Mayberry Machiavelli   Aug-25-10 10:22 AM   #42 
  - Forgetting Michigan and Illinois?  marmar   Aug-25-10 12:17 PM   #56 
  - Education and Isolation  One_Life_To_Give   Aug-25-10 10:41 AM   #45 
  - The South and the Plains is closer to the truth than the South and the Midwest..  Thirtieschild   Aug-25-10 10:53 AM   #47 
  - It's more of an urban vs. rural issue.  Hosnon   Aug-25-10 11:00 AM   #49 
  - older and white. their kids grow up and move to the coasts for  okieinpain   Aug-25-10 11:01 AM   #50 
  - I've thought about it quite a lot...  GSLevel9   Aug-25-10 11:04 AM   #51 
  - Education has alot to do with it.  End Of The Road   Aug-25-10 11:38 AM   #54 
  - Sadly, all the broad-brushes and bigotry on this thread are unsurprising.  proteus_lives   Aug-25-10 12:25 PM   #58 
  - The irony on this thread does seem to have gone unrecognized, doesn't it.  LTX   Aug-27-10 06:55 PM   #90 
  - But notice how the thread is still open  npk   Aug-27-10 10:06 PM   #96 
  - Incredibly insulting thread filled with stereotypes. Very offensive.  emmadoggy   Aug-27-10 10:46 PM   #100 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-25-10 12:34 PM   #61 
  - racism is regressive  pitohui   Aug-25-10 12:38 PM   #62 
  - Oklahoma is a farming society...  a la izquierda   Aug-25-10 12:47 PM   #64 
  - You're right -- religion.  Arugula Latte   Aug-25-10 12:50 PM   #65 
  - Broadly, it is a more rural versus urban deal and I think you are thinking the plains  TheKentuckian   Aug-25-10 12:58 PM   #67 
  - Its the Bible Belt and if it lets it pants fall down then  Ichingcarpenter   Aug-25-10 05:02 PM   #70 
  - I became an atheist in Missouri.  Touchdown   Aug-25-10 06:18 PM   #77 
  - Born and reared in Upstate New York  Tsiyu   Aug-26-10 11:54 AM   #84 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-26-10 12:28 PM   #85 
  - It's an urban-rural thing. the smart, educated people leave small towns while...  Odin2005   Aug-27-10 07:33 PM   #91 
  - BINGO ! ... This thread is over !  RagAss   Aug-27-10 10:42 PM   #99 
  - Most social ideas can be set in a few decades.  RandomThoughts   Aug-27-10 09:18 PM   #94 

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