I spent a total of seven years between the two, and I assure you I encountered much more violence and gun carrying than I ever did living in Raleigh, NC or Charleston, WV.
At least there are communities in which fanaticism can spring up. Larger cities often lack that feeling of community, in my experience. Trust me - there is fanaticism in other parts of the country.and the occasional fanaticism that crops up in Southern communities.
Because sky scrapers automatically spell peace, prosperity, education and civilization for all? Tell that to working class citizens of 19th and early 20th century New York.Granted, it's not as bad in the cities, especially if they have skyscrapers and airports.
Man, I love the South - this is just so weird to me. Sure there are bad points, but there are just as many ignorant people in other places, trust me. If you're comparing working class Southerners to highly educated upper-class Northerners which you see on television, that isn't a fair comparison.I think my thanksgiving trip might be the source of most of my frustration... I'll vent about that later.