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Old 10-29-2020, 08:23 AM
 
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I definitely disagree with your post. Imagine living in a place where people aggressively drive around you because you have a certain political candidate bumper stickers or having your political signs destroyed each election season. Or imagine trying to meet a partner and end up on dates where the other person shouts obscenities at you because you tell them you don’t vote for the current occupant in the WH. The general values of an area can either add or detract from one’s qualify of life.
That would be terrible.
That could occur anywhere and from my experience that does not commonly occur here although, this being the internet, I am sure someone will pull out an obscure one-off incident.
I haven't heard of any of the riots or protests that are occurring in some of the "progressive" urban areas - Portland, Seattle, etc. where people are attacking each other. People tearing down statues and looting. The "cancel culture", etc. Stupid activity occurring by radicals in the name of politics. You don't get that here.

Is this happening in your state you are saying?
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Old 11-09-2020, 02:39 PM
 
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I have lived in a few different parts of MS, and I will say that if you are coming from a more "blue" part of the country, it's best to move to the Coast. It's far more open-minded and diverse. I am a stone-cold, dead-eyed atheist, and I felt more welcome there than I did in Atlanta, Savannah, Charlotte, or the Research Triangle. I have never lived outside of the South.

Now I'm depressed. (Just kidding.)

That said, it's not without problems, but I am a member of the most hated or mis/distrusted minority in America, so I don't go around expecting to be loved or welcomed. I think my demeanor tells people to back off with the religious talk, but if someone starts up, it's easy to politely shut it down or walk away. Aren't we free to make our own choices?

I have met some of the kindest people in Mississippi. There is such awful poverty in some areas, but people who have almost nothing will offer you a share of what little they have just so you don't suffer because they know what it's like to do without. Why they keep voting against their own interests is beyond me, but whatevs.

Yes, you will see monster trucks with Trump stickers on them and will still hear mean things said about "liberals" and all that, but it's like watching a mental deficient coat the walls in his own feces. You just shrug, turn around, and walk away. Leave the mess for someone else to deal with.
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Old 01-05-2021, 03:41 PM
 
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I moved back to Desoto County (NW Mississippi) after about fifteen years away. I have not enjoyed it in large part because of political hostility. Even if people don't know my beliefs, I am often subjected to rants about "liberals" and "socialists" and "communists" and other ignorant drivel expressing violent thoughts towards people that do not align with their beliefs. It feels very threatening, like things could go sideways at any moment if someone knew what I was about. I don't feel I can be myself at all. As a single woman, dating is impossible. It's an isolating and unpleasant experience to know everyone around you thinks you're an idiot at best, and actively wishes you harm at worse. I know most of the commentary is empty threats and bravado, but it only takes one extremist to take it to the next level when you're in the wrong place at the wrong time. Seems like the odds of that happening are higher here than elsewhere.
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Old 01-06-2021, 01:51 PM
 
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I moved back to Desoto County (NW Mississippi) after about fifteen years away. I have not enjoyed it in large part because of political hostility. Even if people don't know my beliefs, I am often subjected to rants about "liberals" and "socialists" and "communists" and other ignorant drivel expressing violent thoughts towards people that do not align with their beliefs. It feels very threatening, like things could go sideways at any moment if someone knew what I was about. I don't feel I can be myself at all. As a single woman, dating is impossible. It's an isolating and unpleasant experience to know everyone around you thinks you're an idiot at best, and actively wishes you harm at worse. I know most of the commentary is empty threats and bravado, but it only takes one extremist to take it to the next level when you're in the wrong place at the wrong time. Seems like the odds of that happening are higher here than elsewhere.
I live in desoto county and experienced none of these things. Actually I have two friend here who I have lunch with that are decidedly liberal. I just smile and shut up when they discuss politics and the conversation usually changes back. Liberal or conservative, I get tired of the discussions and don't contribute.
You are posting in the present tense but all your threads are in the Maine forum indicating you live there? hmmmm (yeah, a simple click can determine that).
New member...yeah. The title of these threads always invite comments from those that don't live here.

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Old 01-06-2021, 02:26 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I live in desoto county and experienced none of these things. Actually I have two friend here who I have lunch with that are decidedly liberal. I just smile and shut up when they discuss politics and the conversation usually changes back. Liberal or conservative, I get tired of the discussions and don't contribute.
You are posting in the present tense but all your threads are in the Maine forum indicating you live there? hmmmm (yeah, a simple click can determine that).
New member...yeah. The title of these threads always invite comments from those that don't live here.
Good eye.
I just glossed over the post and shrugged it off. My best friend is liberal, but we don't argue about it. My BIL and daughter are both teachers, so they are liberal, too.
Outsiders don't understand that ones' choice of politicss no big deal, for the most part.
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Old 01-07-2021, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Chemnitz, Germany previous in AZ, CA, AL, NJ,
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Good eye.
I just glossed over the post and shrugged it off. My best friend is liberal, but we don't argue about it. My BIL and daughter are both teachers, so they are liberal, too.
Outsiders don't understand that ones' choice of politicss no big deal, for the most part.
Agree. I am originally from San Francisco and lived for several years in Auburn, Alabama (late 1990s). Not the same as Mississippi, but in the same vicinity from a social point of view. I did not walk around with a sign saying that I am from San Francisco or advertise my political tendencies (mix of liberal and conservative). I am a "live an let live" person above all, and don't judge or put down others for having a different point of view. I was quite content living in the deep south for several years, and never had any conflict with anyone due to my particular point of view or where I was from.
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Old 01-07-2021, 07:04 AM
 
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Agree. I am originally from San Francisco and lived for several years in Auburn, Alabama (late 1990s). Not the same as Mississippi, but in the same vicinity from a social point of view. I did not walk around with a sign saying that I am from San Francisco or advertise my political tendencies (mix of liberal and conservative). I am a "live an let live" person above all, and don't judge or put down others for having a different point of view. I was quite content living in the deep south for several years, and never had any conflict with anyone due to my particular point of view or where I was from.
You can see the difference in this thread from those few who complained about it. Most of us are saying "live and let live", "don't worry about politics", and a few responses here, only a few fortunately, have a more than a tinge of intolerance - offended at seeing a bumper sticker? Yeah, that was in an earlier post.

Those that complain need to look in a mirror because it seems that they have more than just a small chip on their shoulders, more than just a passing trivial political view, which then contributes to a level of hyperbole. And it's them that is actually judging and putting people down for different points of view. Tolerate different viewpoints and then focus on what we have in common.
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Old 01-07-2021, 09:36 AM
 
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I live in desoto county and experienced none of these things. Actually I have two friend here who I have lunch with that are decidedly liberal.
Oh, what's that? You're not a liberal and have never experienced hostility for being one? SHOCKING.

As for Maine, I joined CD to inquire about some topics regarding moving there. If you read them instead of look at my post count, you'll see I state clearly my purpose for posting there. I've also posted in the Alaska forum, where I lived most of the last 15 years before moving back here.

Trust me, I'd have no reason to lay claim to this spot if I didn't live here, and in fact wasn't born and raised here rather than just passing through. Dropped out of OBHS before moving to Alaska, in fact! LOL. That being said—can't wait to leave again! (But, TBH it's as much to do with the heat, humidity, the topography in general, and the crappy food freedom laws as the politics.)
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Old 01-07-2021, 12:51 PM
 
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Oh, what's that? You're not a liberal and have never experienced hostility for being one? SHOCKING.

As for Maine, I joined CD to inquire about some topics regarding moving there. If you read them instead of look at my post count, you'll see I state clearly my purpose for posting there. I've also posted in the Alaska forum, where I lived most of the last 15 years before moving back here.

Trust me, I'd have no reason to lay claim to this spot if I didn't live here, and in fact wasn't born and raised here rather than just passing through. Dropped out of OBHS before moving to Alaska, in fact! LOL. That being said—can't wait to leave again! (But, TBH it's as much to do with the heat, humidity, the topography in general, and the crappy food freedom laws as the politics.)
You reinforce my point I think, regardless if you live here or not - who would know if I or you was a liberal or conservative unless you are vocal about being a liberal or conservative. I don't associate people with such labels, the two I mention are close friends however so I know what they think. It seems you do focus on label, and thus identify and label people by political affiliations.

But your hostility to the area also betrays your lack of objectivity on any topic dealing with this state. Also, as I mention often in these forums in the states because these threads deal with people moving to another state due to what they perceive as a problem with a town, city, or state - remember a place is just a place. Sometimes the problems one has, that they think they can solve by moving elsewhere, tend to follow a person to wherever you move to, indicating one may need to look elsewhere (i.e self reflection) for the source of one's unhappiness. I hope you find happiness in Maine or wherever.

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Old 01-07-2021, 09:18 PM
 
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You MISSED my point. I specifically said I do not feel comfortable being myself, IE; revealing my political position. The hostility is towards liberals by people that don't know I am one, that often aren't even talking to me. Just hateful BS all around.

My hostility is reactionary, I suppose. I tried for the past year and a half to find things I like and I do have to admit, I love being able to have open air chicken coops and winter gardens, but I struggle beyond that. I've never felt so isolated in my life. (Even before Covid-19, and all it takes is to walk into a place with a mask on in some places around here to get dirty looks, sometimes!) The events of the past few days have made things particularly unpleasant amongst family and acquaintances, even. Can't wait to GTFO. Y'all enjoy the heck out of it.

BTW, remember that I lived elsewhere for a very long time. It DID solve the problems I had that pertained to situational unpleasantness in my environment! I agree with you that if you're an unhappy person for some nebulous reason you can't put your finger on, yeah, moving ain't gonna help. But if you know what you like and know what makes you happy and you KNOW you're not getting it where you are—go where you can find that. I came back of some mistaken obligation towards family, but frankly... they were apparently part of the problem that drove me away in the first place, lol.
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