(urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe

brunians at brunians.org brunians at brunians.org
Tue Mar 17 23:51:33 PDT 2009


>> I have no problem believing that some people favor gun
>> control for fear of the "lower orders", or for
>> racial reasons. But I do not buy into this as a general
>> explanation of the entire phenomena; I do not see massive
>> support for gun control in the Deep South, for example.

> Up until recently (within the last 30 - 40 years), the Deep South and the
> South in general would have been considered poor as a region, thanks
> largely to the lingering effects of Reconstruction. We definitely fell
> into the "lower orders" that people would have been happy to disarm.

No doubt. And still: rednecks are subject to more racial stereotypes than

The South shall rise again.
The West has yet to rise.


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