Originally Posted by VictorLy
Hello, I hope you are doing well. Please, let me explain the topic of this thread before I get attacked.
As a person living in California, it seems as if many people (not all, of course) who are raised and live in the Southern states of the US are still ignorant when it comes to a variety of issues, even though it is approximately a century and a half since the American Civil War. I am looking for an unbiased answer to this, because I really do not know much about the south and am really interested in finding out. This will be a starting point for much more research that I will conduct on my own.
I'm not sure what you would like to know exactly. You bring up the reference to the Civil War but following this question with further explanation on your part, I'm still a little unclear but would like to help. If I can...
I live in the heart of self entitlement, pretentious, private school, lacrosse playing, over bearing, arrogant, flaming liberals, with no real clue as to what anybody but them thinks, nor do they care.
Are there many that do not think that and care what others think, enough to want to hear their voice heard? Absolutely, their called transplanted-Bostonians, kidding..kidding.
Seriously there are many caring people. However, do you take notice in the way I started those remarks? Everybody knows how people in the East are. I grew up in the Midwest and there is a huge difference. When I first moved here I would fill up my gas, go to pay and ask the guy behind the counter how they were doing today. You know what that got me? An angry glare, that's what I got. One of those, 'get the hell out of here, what do you want, you over the top, way too happy and friendly, lady? But I still do it, and now they have just begun to realize, I ask it, because I mean it.
In the Midwest they are extremely friendly but they are also behind the times, slow and appreciate that type of lifestyle very much. So I can appreciate the differences but also respect them. Nobody has to picks sides here. We are all on the same team, living in this great country. A country that allows us the freedom we take advantage of typing our thoughts and opinions, right here and right now on AMHD.
I think you have to be careful as to what are truly the differences between the Western States from those in the South. Make sure its history that divides us, and not propaganda, or general realizations.