Living in Plantation America
July 2, 2012 1:49 PM Subscribe
Southern Values Revived: How Our Elites Have Become Worse
posted by bookman117 (131 comments total)
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"It’s been said that the rich are different than you and me. What most Americans don’t know is that they’re also quite different from each other, and that which faction is currently running the show ultimately makes a vast difference in the kind of country we are. Right now, a lot of our problems stem directly from the fact that the wrong sort has finally gotten the upper hand; a particularly brutal and anti-democratic strain of American aristocrat that the other elites have mostly managed to keep away from the levers of power since the Revolution. Worse: this bunch has set a very ugly tone that’s corrupted how people with power and money behave in every corner of our culture. Here’s what happened, and how it happened, and what it means for America now."
A little over exaggerated and historically deterministic; Jimmy Carter was pretty clearly Southern and the neocons pretty clearly weren't, but a very interesting take with a lot of truth to it. I couldn't help but think of Highland Park here in Dallas the whole time I was reading it.