June 26, 2015

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One of the most admirable things about America is its lack of class. We (come on, I”€™ve been here 16 years) don”€™t have posh accents that dictate who gets to be at what parties. As Paul Fussell discusses in his book Class: A Guide Through the American Status System, the closest we have to a class system is Ivy League bumper stickers. “€œMy son goes to Harvard”€ is about as snobby as we get. We have bootstrap billionaires such as tech nerd Larry Ellison and shampoo mogul John Paul DeJoria. We elect peanut farmers and good ol”€™ boys for president all the time. We always have. The guy in there now is the black son of a single mom. We”€™re a nation of rednecks and that’s something to be proud of. Removing that flag is to say the opposite.


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