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WTF Georgia #1: Car Propaganda

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The first in many installations, What the F*** Georgia, today I’d like to discuss Southern cars.

People love their cars down here and don’t mind making it known. Noah and I have driven past a truck with tires taller than our Elantra. The owner of the truck would have to use a ladder to get to his door handle and use a ladder to climb down from his truck. (When I get a picture, you will see this monstrosity)

In the Winn Dixie parking lot

Columbus, Ga is not a pedestrian town, partly because of the city’s infrastructure and mostly because of people’s love for OWNING vehicles, the more the better. It’s a capitalist ideology that prevails in the South. I own it. It’s mine– not yours. Don’t tread on my property. There aren’t any sidewalks for people who walk at their own leisure. Biking is not recommended because “truck people” don’t share the road. Public transportation is almost non existent. I thought about following the bus line, but I never saw the buses.

People think their cars are a good place to share their politics. Both sides do it; people with liberal leanings and conservative leanings. Now that I’m in the deep South, where Tea Party mentality reigns king, all of the anti-reason propaganda is starting to wear thin. Sigh. I think this picture describes what I’m talking about. We get it, you don’t want to share your wealth. You don’t mind poverty.

I love the “American” message paired with a foreign car!

Author: charishreid

Writer and Educator.

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