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July 17, 2014

On the edge of the ghetto

All that said, dark travel is the best travel, at least for me.

On the edge of the ghetto, life is more vibrant, even though it is more dangerous. Years back I was doing some business in DC and stopped for a coffee in Chevy Chase. All the women looked and dressed the same. They were all driving high end SUV’s. Standing in line for a five dollar coffee, seeing all the of the women with the same haircut was a bit unnerving. How could they not notice it?

But, they do notice such stuff.
They notice when you don’t drive the same car or wear the same clothes or think the same thoughts. That’s how you get sent to the fringe. The pod-people running this country are a herd animal. Maybe on their home planet they graze like cattle. I don’t know. I do know the action is all out on the fringe these days. Maybe that has always been the case; it is certainly true today. Life amongst the exiles is not remunerative, but it is rewarding.
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Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 17, 2014 9:53 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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He speaks of this fringe like it is a romantic frontier of some sort. what it is, is where folks gather that can't make it downtown with the concrete jungle rules and they can't make it farther out where you need a clean shirt.

Mediocrity is what I call it.

Life amongst the exiles is not remunerative, but it is rewarding. Rewarding? Really, rewarding?

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 18, 2014 4:31 AM

It's sad that the Derb is no longer at National Review. But now that he's no longer chained to it, he's gotten even better.

Posted by: John Farrier [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 18, 2014 6:20 AM

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