June 26, 2015
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. “My 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.