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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #48)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 04:39 PM

68. We aren't allowed to look the other way, are we?

Here in the great American bible belt I'm constantly advised to keep my long damnYankee nose out of the world's business and quit wasting time on things over which I have no control. Which to the locals means anything outside a 50 mile radius of town. They're willfully ignorant about most of what's going on in the world, and I've met so many who are proud they've never been so much as a hundred miles from home. That imbues them with an extra sense of ownership and territory they think they do control, however. And many can tell you the geneologies and crimes and misdemeanors of the various bloodlines HERE going back centuries.

One of the saddest things I remember hearing anyone say here was a mother literally bragging how her daughter had travelled to big bad Chicago for her college freshman year and came running home in weeks because the big city scared her too much. That was proof positive the kid had good sense and was a true scion of her wealthy bank-owning family. They'd set her up in her own lakefront condo, etc. but it just wasn't 'home'. She saw for herself how evil and dangerous the outside world is and came running home to mommy and daddy like a good girl. Made the whole family SO proud!

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