September 21, 2020

Ted Rall: Answering questions no one is asking

I’m just curious. When I read a piece like Ted Rall’s anti-red state, anti-middle of the country, anti-populist, pro-elitist, pro-east coast liberal manifesto, did I , uh….miss something?

Listen to this:

So our guy lost the election. Why shouldn’t those of us on the coasts feel superior? We eat better, travel more, dress better, watch cooler movies, earn better salaries, meet more interesting people, listen to better music and know more about what’s going on in the world. If you voted for Bush, we accept that we have to share the country with you. We’re adjusting to the possibility that there may be more of you than there are of us. But don’t demand our respect. You lost it on November 2.

Did someone out here start a campaign on the superiority of Arkansas to San Francisco, and I missed it?

Who stirred Ted up? What is he responding to? The challenge of red state superiority in cusine? Laundries? Coffee shops? Operas? News networks? Is someone claiming that the ballet in rural Kentucky is the best?

Is someone out here in the heartland saying we’re smarter? Better looking? Better educated? More accepting of various sexual lifestyles? Because…hey…if someone is claiming all that, then I missed it.

I thought we just voted for Bush because we’d rather have him as President. Little did I know every vote was a rejection of the superiority of East Coast music, clothing and food. Forgive us, Ted. I’m sorry we hurt your feelings. We promise not to do it again.

Now, if you don’t mind, I’ll get back to the trailer park and my possum sandwich. What’s that you’re mumbling?

“Must be the victim. Must be the victim. Must be the victim….”