Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Borderer Texans Violent Plain Spoken Honorable Braggadocio

A couple days ago I was commiserating with a fellow former Pacific Northwesterner about how so much of what goes on in Texas is so different from what we'd long experienced whilst living on the west coast.

I wondered if it is just a Southern thing, myriad cultural differences, passed on through the generations from long ago, which seem so alien compared to our experience in a more progressive, liberal, free-spirited, highly educated part of America?

And then my fellow former Pacific Northwesterner said a word that made no sense to me.


Huh? What does that mean?


I Googled "Borderers in America" and soon had some understanding of the Borderer concept and how it applies to Texas.

One of the links that came up from Googling "Borderers in America" was a book titled The Texas Right.

Below is a blurb from that book...

A degree of conformity within the community. With a suspicion of outsiders and a tendency to preserve local control over the behavior and beliefs of the community members.

Yeah, that sounds about right.

Some links about "Borderers in America"-----------

The Borderer Legacy Haunts America

E Pluribus Contentio: The Origins (and Dangers) of the Tea Party Shutdown

Yo, Pundits! Here's What's Up With the Republicans

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