Why would a good ol' Southern boy such as yourself, a patriotic citizen of the U.S. of A, want to listen to hippie crap like reggae? Wouldn't your manly Carolina friends lookdown on you for being a sissypants fag lovin fairy boy? Or is your trailer insulated? The next thing you know you'll be growing your hair, smoking dope, joining a cult and caring about the plight of whales. Or, horror of all horrors, voting for John Kerry. You better hope the rest of the trailer park doesn't find out. Or you'll be shunned.-trevorwoulddoit
The above is a perfect example of the common misconseptions that people have of the south. I am not just talking about the stupid sterotypes that have to do with being inbred or living in a tralior park, but I am talking about the south from an ideological stand point.
As yall may have noticed, the southern members on this board tend to be conservative in their political stance, yet they seem to be a little contradicting in what they say outside of political forums (I am talking for myself and the people I know and not nessicarily for the other Southern members on this site). They support Bush and smoke pot, what? I have always gotten a kick out of this, the youth in the south tend to be conservative, but are not restrained by the views outside of the political arena. So, my icon says W'04, I smoke pot, I listen to the Dead, it doesn't make sense, but it does down here. All of the people that I hang out with, smoke with, go to shows with support Bush too, it is nothing out of the ordinary for here as most of the youth is Conservative. I am , by no means saying that there are no liberals, Chapel Hill is one of the most liberal schools in the nation, but the conservatives severely out number them. So that explains the apparent contradiction, but the yankee ignorance continues.
We do have skiing down here, not the best but skiing nevertheless. Sugar Mtn has a double black and Beeche is the highest ski area in the East, but they haven't caught on completely, Sugar still won't let skiers in the park.
The south is the poorest region of the nation, but we can still buy and sell all of the other areas. Charlotte alone is the home to the second and third largest banks in the nation (Bank of America and Wachovia) and the home to Duke Energy. We also have the Panters and the Bobcats. Shallow Hal the movie was also filmed here.
Now, down to the common misconceptions. I, personaly do not know anyone who has anyone inbred in their family but I am sure it happens just as it does everywhere else in the nation. I do indeed drive a 4x4 pickup but I also wear polo, lacoste, and brooks brothers. I personally hate country but a lot of people like it, and a lot hate it (I am partial to bluegrass though.) THe confederate flag, the first national flag, the confedate battle flag, the bonnie blue, the stars and bars, these are all flags or names of flags that are commonly associated with racism due to the War of Northern Aggression (civil war.) Well they are not at all racist, but they are a symbol of the heritage and pride of the south.
I don't know exactly why I am posting this but I just think that a lot of yall yankees really are ignorant to this region and only know some of these misconseptions and I just felt that I should enlighten yall. Again, I speak for only myself and none of the other Southerners on the site.
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