The Silenced Minority

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There’s a division in the United States, of which, most people are unaware. It isn’t based upon race,wealth, or religion…it is logistical in nature. Country,or if you prefer, rural vs city. If you have lived your whole life in one or the other place, your priorities and principles are “at odds” with the other. There is only stereotypical evidence by which we judge folks from the opposite location and THIS is a dangerous and divisive truth, indeed.

A “city” friend of mine recently suggested that “Joe and Jane Country” are the primary obstacle to disarming criminals. That clinging to our guns is unhealthy for all. This person is obviously ignorant of rural existence. What I find most disheartening is the weight city dwellers have on public policies and opinion. Their numbers alone indicate to me that country folk will have little to bargain with as the minds and hearts, of the loudest voices, decide our future. Ignorance is one step from tyranny when opposing regards are silenced.

Alarmed would be too strong a word, at this point, but concerned and thoughtful I would say is my “state of mind”. I could make a case in favor of gun ownership, but I fear those who would listen would be the equivalent to the proverbial “preaching to the choir.”

This post is a plea for an adult, thoughtful discussion on the growing divide that may be at the core of the gun debate. Liberals claim to conscientiously speak for minorities. Country life is endangered by city policies on many levels. CAN ANYONE HEAR US?

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8 thoughts on “The Silenced Minority

  1. It’s funny you ask. No one wants to listen. All Politicians want to spend our money and tell us how to protect ourselves and to basically live our lives. Not one of them wants to hear anything. They forget why they are in the jobs they are in. Anyway, before I start to go off….I leave you with this…HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

  2. Well stated Susan. Farmers in rural counties are a minority too as urban folks see the area as a breath of fresh air-at least until they get a scent of manure and various slices of country life . Right to Farm laws must be passed before farm concerns and farmers are outvoted by the increasing numbers of ex urban dwellers who do not have a clue about rural living but whose voices are loud and clear in the papers and town meetings.

  3. I recently found your blog. I am a country girl thrown into the harsh city life. Everything I have read on your blog … I agree with. Please continue.

  4. thanks for stopping by my log. I’m afraid I can’t comment on your issues as I live in the UK but we do have concerns about guns and the latest shooting in yet another school in the US only increases this concern.

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