Thursday, November 04, 2004
That liberal, cultural elitisit rag the New York Times offered up a liberal, cultural elitist account of how we liberal, culltural elitist New Yorkers are feeling in the aftermath of Tuesday's bloodbath by, of course, speaking with liberal, cultural elitist New Yorkers:
The wheels have already been set in motion to annex New York City to the French.
"Everybody seems to hate us these days," said Zito Joseph, a 63-year-old retired psychiatrist. "None of the people who are likely to be hit by a terrorist attack voted for Bush. But the heartland people seemed to be saying, 'We're not affected by it if there would be another terrorist attack.'
"I'm saddened by what I feel is the obtuseness and shortsightedness of a good part of the country - the heartland," Dr. Joseph said. "This kind of redneck, shoot-from-the-hip mentality and a very concrete interpretation of religion is prevalent in Bush country - in the heartland. New Yorkers are more sophisticated and at a level of consciousness where we realize we have to think of globalization, of one mankind, that what's going to injure masses of people is not good for us."
His friend, Ms. Cohn, a native of Wisconsin who deals in art, contended that New Yorkers were not as fooled by Mr. Bush's statements as other Americans might be. "New Yorkers are savvy," she said. "We have street smarts. Whereas people in the Midwest are more influenced by what their friends say. They're very 1950's. When I go back there, I feel I'm in a time warp."
"Do you know how I described New York to my European friends?" said Beverly Camhe, a film producer. "New York is an island off the coast of Europe."Careful Ms. Camhe, in the Bush regime, wrapping your arms around the heartland could get you shipped to Gitmo.
"What's different about New York City is it tends to bring people together and so we can't ignore each others' dreams and values and it creates a much more inclusive consciousness," she said. "When you're in a more isolated environment, you're more susceptible to some ideology that's imposed on you. If the heartland feels so alienated from us, then it behooves us to wrap our arms around the heartland."
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