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Old 06-23-2015, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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When I think of Southerners I think of grits, rednecks, trailer parks, Guns and the Confederate flag.
This is one of the most ignorant things I have ever read. I guess the Dade County Schools are as bad as their reputation.
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Can a liberal be happy in life in general should be the question. MOST LIBERALS I know are angry not tolerate at all of others views ( Fascist come to mind ) and yet they will call that progressive. But iam sure one would say the same of Conservatives minus the progressive part. But then again i dont see socialism and big goverment as progressive but recessive.
Um, liberals might can be angry and intolerant, and they might even be controlling, I'll give ya that. But they wouldn't be fascists. Fascism sit on the opposite end of the political spectrum; you know that, right?

One cannot be communist and fascist at the same time.
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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This is one of the most ignorant things I have ever read. I guess the Dade County Schools are as bad as their reputation.
Extremely ignorant. He also doesn't realize that every one of those things are down in South Florida including Dade. I think his job here is to say ignorant things about the South and to troll different cities. Oh and to separate Miami from the South as much as possible.
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I think its more of a Rural vs City thing. I lived in Vermont for a while, a state that somehow has gotten the label of "liberal" (it def was not!!) and was among some of the scariest, most racist rednecks I have ever lived around. The same with NE-PA. I guess it depends what your priorities are. I will take the slower pace and overall general "niceness" of the south over the supposedly free-thinking, but hyper-fast pace of the north any day. 15 years ago I wouldn't have, but getting older, I see the futility of politics and making that a priority. There is only one conservative state that scares me, and that is Tennessee. And that is only because road trips through there have yielded a few "Easy Rider" moments with scary locals in Johnson City and Jelico for instance . . . . Other than those episodes, Ive had no trouble anywhere in the south.
Good post; totally agree. You see those kind of rednecks in Michigan, too, and to a lesser degree, even in true blue liberal Canada. Definitions of "liberal" and "progressive" are subjective, anyway. I notice some people on this thread who consider themselves liberal live in places that aren't particularly progressive at all, in comparison to what I'm used to.

I only take exception with your comment about Tennessee.
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I do not care what some posters say. No! A liberal cannot be happy in the South. Been there and though tolerated, was always on the outside looking in. Worst yet, when at cookouts after people had been drinking and their inhibitions lowered, I have been subject to ridicule and unwanted blame.

My experience with the south is that they are more polite one on one, but when when someone riles them up in a crowd then they are down right nasty. Even the apologist when defending you for your views will in turn tell you that they are sorry that everyone was so rude to you but that they would not be that way if you were not so wrong.

I believe that this country would be a lot happier if the South left the union and became it's own country...... I know a lot of people in the South that would like to see that happen too.
So where do you live?
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I think the atheist part may be one of the harder things about moving to the south. In many areas of the south, a lot of social activities are through the churches. People commonly ask what church you attend, or if you're looking for a new church home (if you say you don't attend church). This was common in parts of the midwest too, so it may not be uncomfortable for you, but I've known a few non-religious folks who had trouble connecting socially because so many activities in their new locations were through churches.
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church is overstated.

I work in the engineering profession in Greenville SC. Never had anybody invite me to church or hear them talking about religion in the workplace.

you can on a site like Meetup.com and see numerous liberal groups or non-religious oriented groups in SC to join.

SC is like 45 percent Democrat. It is not as conservative / Republican as people say, sadly.
I live in what is commonly referred to as the "buckle of the bible belt," and I've never had anyone invite me to church or ask me what church I attended. And as cristina says, being strongly connected to church and church activities is common is the Midwest. Heck, I couldn't get over the number of people I met like that when I lived in Metro Detroit, of all places.

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Old 06-23-2015, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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What is it you like about southern culture? Have you spent much time down here? Because having moved here from the Twin Cities 3 years ago, the biggest adjustment I've had to face is cultural, not political. I feel like I moved to a different country (and maybe a different century) rather than a different state.
Funny, that's exactly how I felt when my ex-husband and I moved from Toronto, Ontario to Detroit, Michigan (a "liberal"state). Talk about a culture shock! I couldn't get over how conservative it was socially and culturally. I used to joke with my ex that when we moved across the border, we must inadvertently entered a time machine and gone back in time, circa 1962. That was in 1997.

See how what is considered "liberal" or "progressive" is all relative?
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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I'm conservative, born and raised the South. Now, I'm living happily in California. That said, where I live currently, San Diego County, which is quasi-conservative because of its strong military influence, is just okay (I've gone from hating the place to just being okay with it) and I haven't loved it as I have some of the other locales I've lived in in California.

At least San Diego has some killer tacos, a good microbrew scene, and easy access to the desert. I can't complain about those.
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Extremely ignorant. He also doesn't realize that every one of those things are down in South Florida including Dade. I think his job here is to say ignorant things about the South and to troll different cities. Oh and to separate Miami from the South as much as possible.
Thank you! And it's not just here, it's across several forums.

This thought process needs to stay in the Dade/Broward/Palm Beach bubble. This is the definition of beyond clueless, with geographical & total social ignorance thrown in for good measure.
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Extremely ignorant. He also doesn't realize that every one of those things are down in South Florida including Dade. I think his job here is to say ignorant things about the South and to troll different cities. Oh and to separate Miami from the South as much as possible.
Ignorance is bliss!
Try as you might the one thing most of Miami isn't? is Southern in culture.
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