I have minimal contact with any of the friends I had in South Carolina. There is one simple reason for this: they all seem to have completely lost their motherfucking minds. I’m no huge fan of the weather here in San Diego, but I’m certainly perplexed when people say this city is rather conservative. For me, it’s like I was rescued from an oppressive regime and put in a safe house in Basicdecencyville.
I’ll always love the friends I made during my incarceration in the the Upstate of South Carolina, but I cannot abide the fact they all seem to have succumbed to the Kool-Aid of xtian conservatism, despite once being rational individuals. How can you choose ignorance and intolerance, after knowing there is a better way? Is it the “when in Rome” or “if you can’t beat them, join them” mindsets?
Is that what happened? Were your Wills and capacity to think for yourselves whittled away by the established theocracy that dominates the Bible Belt?
Would I have eventually fallen victim to this madness, had I not escaped?