Dear Southerners; Are you trying to rid yourselves of that ‘southern hick’ label? The following story may not help…
A University of Alabama football fan decided to show how much he hated Auburn University. He poisoned two 130-year-old trees that Tiger fans regularly gather around after games. The trees are not expected to survive.
I always try to avoid clichés.
Blondes and the Polish are not dumb.
The Chinese are not smarter than us.
The people of India are not all nicer than the rest of us (though they are pretty nice).
But southerners? What are we to make of them?
This type of story makes them all appear to be the ‘goobers’ that many people think they are.
I know-know-know that there are many intelligent, articulate and cultured natural-born southerners.
It doesn’t matter. These episodes go on in perpetuity. This is but the latest example.
Feel free to share a story of some northerner doing something asinine, but I promise it won’t live up to this. I don’t mean ‘criminal’ behavior, just asinine behavior.
Remember, this is football-fan based hatred, probably the stupidest kind…
The Southeast Conference, home of both Auburn and Alabama, has the best football, and probably the stupidest fans.
Do these two things, football and stupid, necessarily go together? Who knows? Maybe football is just a sport that appeals to a larger percentage of really stupid people.
The southern intelligentsia, and that cannot be an oxymoron, must literally shake every time they hear a story like this.
Southern… Hick…. Moron….
These words do not HAVE to go together…..