Skip to comments.RL Stine: "I am so glad I live in New York City and not the United States.”
Posted on 11/08/2010 11:41:55 PM PST by roses of sharon
'I am so glad I live in New York City and not the United States, the author RL Stine wrote last week on Twitter. That New Yorkers view the rest of America with contempt is no secret, but the elections last week were a vivid reminder of their alienation from the rest of the country. It feels like 2004 all over again, one friend told me.
The mood on the street was sombre on Tuesday night, with most choosing to watch the results from home, rather than seeing events unfold from a bar, as they did two years ago. One friend implored online: Let sanity prevail! Another staunch East Coast Republican called the Tea Party anger without an agenda. The week before, a magazine writer referred to the Tea Partiers as Second Amendment zealots and s---kickers, and went on to call the prospect of Sarah Palin as president a kind of spook story told around a campfire.
Election or not, New Yorkers still regard the places between the two coasts as the fly-over states: the unglamorous bits full of fat people who go to church. (Ive been to Ohio, and the generalisation isnt far off.)
In fact, for such a cosmopolitan city, its astonishing how parochial people are. If you want to find Middle America, says one friend of mine, just drive an hour outside of any city. The Panhandle states, he says, are thought of as the Redneck Riviera; Wyoming and Montana are Unabomber country.
Four years ago, Eliot Spitzer, the then attorney general, was campaigning for governor and got into trouble for comparing upstate New York to Appalachia. He was accused of city-centric elitism. But hes far from the only one who starts humming the theme from Deliverance as soon as he gets beyond the city limits.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
One day that asshat is going to realize that most of the foreign policy decisions that get America drawn into brouhahas are caused by people in New York and DC. But it's the rest of America whose kids are sent to fight in the wars that result.
Scary people are starting to notice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHNqK4jngcs
They hate us, but love our tax money that supports their system.
I’m from NYC and I have to admit that I am not in tune with the style of the tea party demonstrators. But I am 100% in support of the substance.
Escape from New York before its too late....
The comments are pure NYC. The article snides that NYC’ers are too cool to be impressed with celebrity (actors) but brags it is excited by ‘real people’ (Sully, the pilot who landed the plane on the river, one of the Chilean miners). So someone else commented that Sully and the miner are exactly the type of people (from flyover country) that NYC’ers purport to hate.
I liked this comment:
The sentiment is reciprocated. My Grandfather was billeted with men from NYC during the First World War. He preferred the French, (...and if you knew his opinion of the French!) Well, let’s just say the boys from NYC didn’t impress my grandfather - they were neither men nor soldiers.
lol I was wondering why his name was so familiar. Author of some crappy books that I remembered from elementary school.
Yep, one “Goosebumps” would have been enough.
None of those books were that scary except for the Dummy ones.
Eh, Michael Savage always says New Yorkers don’t know much about America west of the Hudson River. Says he used to think that way back when he lived in NY. That’s why guys like Sean Hannity actually thought Rudy Giuliani (ultimate RINO) would make a good president.
I am from NYC and lived there for 32 years.
After living in Berlin for the last 13 years and knowing what a real city life can be like, I would never move back to NYC.
I tell the couple of people I know who are still living in NYC that they need to get out - and they agree!
Those tax sucking cities would also get mighty hungry, awfully quick if it weren’t for the food grown and raised in those redneck infested places.
I love NYC but I do not care for the Broadway shows and the garment district. I love NYC for all for its religious institutions (eat that, NYC lefties). In my neighborhood alone, we have a choice of several private schools. There are Catholic and Jewish schools and colleges.
Indeed, one thing I don’t quite understand is why do most Christians, who are from Middle America, send their kids to secular public schools instead of creating their own religious schools like the Jews and the Catholics?
It was my understanding the “RL Stine” was not a real person. Different authors contributed to the series, but they were all attributed to “RL Stine”.
It's scarier than that. NY actually pays a boatload of taxes. Probably more than most of us realize.
But a lot of their taxes actually come out of the wealth they get out of getting the rest of the country to send a percentage of its paychecks to NY. Without the donors seeming to notice that that's what we are doing. Every week.
Imagine if 1% of the nation's payroll happened to be sent to your town. Think of the nice crap your town would be able to do for itself if it got a cut of the entire nation's payroll.
All those 401K contributions that you think you're sending to your fund? (which you know you probably won't see again) That's capital going to NY.
And people in flyover country are starting to wake up about it.
So this RL Stine jerk needs to STFU if he knows what's good for him, unless he is actually trying to get more people to notice.
“lol I was wondering why his name was so familiar. Author of some crappy books that I remembered from elementary school.”
I know what you mean. Ah, but for those 2nd grade days of seeing kids’ desks jammed full of Goosebumps books. Usually about ten per desk. There were also a lot of Animorphs and Babysitters’ Club books around.
This really brings home the Abortion Culture to me.
These people are saying Why wasnt that baby aborted?! or How could you have a baby; you idiot?!
The other part of it is they do not even want to see a baby. Like the author pointed out
Except in select hoods like Park Slope and perhaps the Upper West Side, children are viewed as mysterious beings, rarely sighted and only occasionally understood, like pixies or magical small butlers.
I imagine the people at this party a some of the wealthier people who if they havent aborted their children they pay someone else to raise them and only deal with them on a one on one basis only rarely.
Here in flyover country if a woman shows up to a party with a baby in tow she is greeted with OOOs and AAAhhs and the baby is passed around and fawned over.
Typically if children are not wanted at a party here in flyover country it is spelled out in the invitation and it is only rarely done because there would be some inappropriate material for children on scene.
What can I say these people are just plain rude.
That author is getting hammered.
Lots of them do. Most are fairly small and you might not notice them.
Unfortunately a great many Catholic Schools have closed because many Catholics are no longer willing to sacrifice the money necessary to send their children to a Catholic School.
In large part I blame the increased tax burden on the people of this country but I also blame the more materialist culture of America compared to that of 50 or 60 years ago.
I also blame New York for this rise of materialism. NY and California in many ways lead the culture of the US. Where those two states lead (through the popular media) the rest of the country follows.
But perhaps there is hope. Maybe the Tea Party is in a small way a bit of a rebellion against the Cultural Revolution that started in the sixties in NY and California and has devastated this countrys morals and culture.
‘s OK, The feeling is mutual. NY is ok for a short visit but I thank God I don’t have to live there. Wait for the war to start when 0 tells us we taxpayers absolutely must bail out NY and CA.
Imagine the gasp if you reminded these people even they were once..... Children!
Perhaps total birth control would be appropriate in New York City.
“...send their kids to secular public schools instead of creating their own religious schools like the Jews and the Catholics?”
Huh? Harvard, Yale, Princeton, amongs others were established Christian institutions before Commies infiltrated the ranks.
And speaking of religious schools, let’s start with The Master’s College, Patrick Henry College, Dallas Theological Seminary, Bob Jones University, Moody College, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Westminster, Covenant College, LeTourneau, Biola, Azusa Pacific, Liberty University, and this is just a conservative listing.
Read post #29.
Why? For the longest time, Protestant culture was/is the mainstream that was taught in public schools in the first place.
You only need alternate schooling if the mainstream variety doesn't teach what you want it to.
Nowadays, though, it's looking to be more and more necessary for Protestants as well.
What changes would you like to see....honest question if you have time
I don’t think this culture comes from NY. It comes from California, from Hollywood. The other problem comes from universities that are spread out across the country.
Many NY’ers are quite poor. They vote (D) because they want the govt goodies. Many are immigrants and speak many languages. I chuckle when I see complaints from people about government forms in both English and Spanish. Only Spanish? I wish! Here in NYC we have to deal with not just Spanish but also Chinese, Korean, Russian, Arabic and Haitian!
He wrote those crappy books? Sheesh, 95% of FReepers write better.
In my community there are no “adults only” parties. If you are invited to a party the family is expected also.
Which style ARE you in tune with? Got a better idea that works?
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What, New York City has seceded and joined Canada? Oh, I just woke up from the wonderful dream that it had.
What about private elementary and high schools?
I like the style of the Wall Street Journal’s op-ed pages and Senator-elect Pat Toomey.
There are actually a number of private Christian grammar, middle schools, as well as high schools. A simple search in a particular state or city will provide listings.
You’re not aware of it because you’re not a Christian and haven’t been closely acquainted in these circles, but these Christian institutions are not difficult to find.
“Why? For the longest time, Protestant culture was/is the mainstream that was taught in public schools in the first place. “
They were trapped by the government. They should’ve realized that it was a mistake to rely on the government for their children’s education.
Was he maybe trying to scare it away?
Well I thought he was talking about K through 12, but if you want to talk about colleges most of the Catholic Colleges such as Notre Dame have been infiltrated by Commies just as much as the other Ivy League has.
“There are Catholic and Jewish schools and colleges.
Indeed, one thing I dont quite understand is why do most Christians, who are from Middle America, send their kids to secular public schools instead of creating their own religious schools like the Jews and the Catholics?”
Pontiac, as you can see, ari-freedom did not specify the type of grade he was referring to. The oldest Ivy league institutions in this country were Christian establishments. Most of which are now secularized. And yet, there are a number of private Christian schools, including colleges and universities, which are founded on Christian principles and philosophy.
In cities, yes. But many Americans live in small towns or suburbs where the only realistic alternative to public school is homeschool. My main point is that once you leave the big city, the number of private educational choices diminishes and I think that’s a pretty big deal.
Well I did say NY and California.
But remember the trend setters jet between the two. The entertainment and advertising industries are based in the two cities of NYC and Los Angeles (Hollywood). These two cities lead the cultural revolution by way of entertainment and advertising.
This is true and to my regret they have not been immune from secularization virus. Most all of the Catholic colleges are no longer under the direct control of the Church and have all but divorced themselves from Catholic teachings on morals and values.
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