Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Southern California
People in the USA are always talking about Midwestern values and how important they are. As somebody who was born and raised and still lives in the Los Angeles area by parents who were born and raised in the eastern part of the US, I have apparently not been the beneficiary of these Midwestern values. What are they? Why are they supposedly better than values held by people from other parts of the US?
Two months after 9/11, I visited family in Oklahoma. As my brother drove me to his house from the airport, we saw American flags fluttering EVERYWHERE, something I didn't see to the same degree in the L.A. area. My brother said, "yes, and they MEAN it, too." Did he mean patriotism? There is plenty of patriotism in California. We just don't demonstrate it the same way as they do in Oklahoma.
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