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You Couldn't Pay Me

by Lasthorseman Fri Sep 28th, 2007 at 08:43:11 AM EST

You couldn't pay me to live in L.A., my daughter said.
The morals of the father did indeed pass to his children, and this father is proud once again.  Another highlight of my life came when my first daughter kicked the Army recruiters out of her store citing the store's no solicitations policy.

Her trip consisted of a pep rally for one of the big box retail chains, hence the choice LA the mecca of our shallow entertainment industry.  She said, people were rude(and we are from Boston), the food sucked, and it was "all city".  Mind you this very same family completely enjoyed our aufenhalt in Berlin.  Deep down inside this means she is now equipped with the intelligence to know the difference.

This father is so relieved she is home.  I had that Sept 21 Wall Street put options rumor in the back of my head when she told me the store was sending her to California.  I had visions of the false flag operation and the loss of a daughter.

The best part is just seeing how the child I raised held onto her morals and was not much impressed with the promotional hype of DVDs, video games and the entertainment industry and even DisneyLand.

I'm seeing young people in the 911 truth movement.  Maybe there is hope.

hope is, what dies last!


May our children be the continual source of joy, independence and differance (sic) and a steady reminder that with all unconditionality they are their own.

by PeWi on Fri Sep 28th, 2007 at 09:03:48 AM EST
Well, as someone who grew up and lives in LA, I can't let this pass :) Sounds like your daughter inherited some prejudices from her father which didn't allow her to come here with an open mind. I find the people here are quite courteous, especially the drivers (popular mythology notwithstanding, I've lived here for over 50 years and have never once experienced any so-called "road rage"). The food is bad? There are tens of thousands of restaurants here. Like in any big city, some are good, some are bad. Like in any city you have to do some work to find the good ones. It was "all city"? What does that mean? It's a big city, with all of the problems, traffic and otherwise, of all big cities. I find it pretty livable, with plenty of open spaces, beaches and such if you want to get out. Shallow entertainment? There's plenty of high quality entertainment of all kinds here, tons of clubs, music of every conceivable type from all over the world, and a film festival of some sort every single weekend.

I've visited the east coast several times. Nice place to visit, but you couldn't pay me to live there. :)

by mikep on Fri Sep 28th, 2007 at 01:23:17 PM EST
I do have to admit picking on LA only because it was the store's chosen destination.  We are suburbanites yet we have always identified with rural country living so it's not just LA, we hate all American cities.  If I were to put a finger on it American cities identify only with rampant capitalism while a city in Europe at least has some enduring history.
American media?  Not much of that impresses us.
by Lasthorseman on Fri Sep 28th, 2007 at 05:07:59 PM EST
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heh.  American suburbs only identify with rampant Capitalism.  

Hell, American rural areas seem to dig it too.  Looking for socialists?  You're probably only going to find them in our cities.  Ya know, were they also have things like museums and public transportation and people of every color and creed living in close proximity to one another without social tension.  

btw, you have a lot of hate.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Fri Sep 28th, 2007 at 05:14:56 PM EST
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