Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Re: How one man reminded me what I love about the South

From: cscitizen@windstream.net
To: jarchibald@al.com


Tell your friend Justin that to totally & truly love the South one must personally come to terms with the fact that it is not perfect. We have our flaws like every other section of America but, we borrowed them from the rest of the country when America was young. So, do not make the South the sole scapegoat for them as the rest of the country does in an attempt to relieve its conscience & itself of its part of the responsibility for those events.
While we do have good food, weather etc., we are also a distinct region unto ourselves with our own history, heritage, culture & symbols unlike places I have lived or visited in the rest of this country. All foreign & distant compared to what I knew at home.
In short, do not be a South hater because we have no more or no less the number of faults as the rest of this country, we just get singled out more for them. I for one will be glad when the rest of America shoulders their share of the responsibility for America`s shortcomings instead of piling them all on us. It has gotten old, worn-out & is no longer believable to most thinking people.

Billy E. Price
Ashville Alabama