My generation always dreamed of the “country life”. It was simpler than the hectic city version where trees and greenery replaced blacktop. Many of us dreamed of living in the country. When I retired some twenty years ago, I was one of those, but now I kinda regret it.
My regrets are mostly centered around my idea of “Lumpi Trumpies”, that is, those who are Lazy Minded Proudly Ignorant Trump Adorers. Eighty percent of those who recently voted in my county voted for that despicable person. It is also one of the lowest counties in the U.S. for COVID-19 vaccinations. When I now see almost everyone without masks, I am constantly reminded of all the LMPI’s among them.
Yes, the scenery is still pretty much the same as it was, but everything else is very tarnished to me. My Aspie traits demand logic in everything I do, so I just can’t make sense of almost everyone around me now. I feel very much as if I am living behind enemy lines! I think maybe it is time to start looking for another home where there are fewer “Lumpi Trumpies”.
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Many years ago I entertained the idea of moving to rural Georgia, where all my relatives lived. I am so grateful I did not make that mistake. I wish I could give credit to wisdom but suspect it was just luck.
That sounds like the book “Hillbilly Elegy”. Home has a strong pull for some, me not so much. I am writing a post about that now. (ha)
I am surprised you have stayed where you are. You have not liked the people around you in years and years. I hope you find people you like and enjoy being around. Don’t look rural. There are few, even in the mid Atlantic, who are rural and enjoy the ultra progressive POV. Where are the Red Letter guys located?
Janette, you certainly have a way of grating on me, don’t you? I am against abortion on demand, Think Elizabeth Warren’s constant attack on successful business such as Amazon is critically wrong. Also, Biden extravagant spend is out of bounds. If those type of things make me an ultra progressive (I’m surprised you didn’t say liberal) then so be it. But, I will admit that I am very much for equality for all, and government doing the people’s business and that certainly includes things like infrastructure, and healthcare.
I’m not saying everything is bad in “Trumpland”. If I could just ignore the proud ignorance, it would probably be much better. I am staying where I am because I made a promise to my wife that this will be her last home, and I fully intend to fulfill that promise. Unfortunately, that may be sooner rather than later given her poor health.
Gosh, RJ, I did not bring up any of those subjects. You , for years, have railed against the people in your area- calling them all sorts of names. Cannot be pleasant for you. You seem to be having conversations that really upset you- knowing that they are all ignorant.
All I said was I am sure you can find like minded people in cities- Rarely in rural areas. I did not say liberal on purpose. Progressive is more in lines with how you write. I know many prolife progressives.
I am sorry your wife is not doing well, really I am. I am moving to rural Idaho for my husband–a promise I make many years ago. I hear you on that.
Thanks for some clarifications, Janette. I wrote a partial answer to this post on the one today. When I called you my main antagonizer in that post, it was not in a negative way. We all need someone who asks questions and has a different viewpoint. You certainly offer a different view and I welcome that, even if I don’t always appreciate it. 😎
Yeah, I am probably more sensitive right now than is usual because of my wife’s seemingly unending problems. These times are very challenging and stressful for me.