DocYou've got to be kidding me. Have you MET any native Texans?
It's like a RELIGION.
To be fair apparently one in four of us think the Sun revolves around the Earth.A
Sadly, it’s been stated/published time and time again, that over half of our country doesn’t know squat about history and would likely fail a U.S. citizenship test. All accross the country and political spectrum.
Comedians. I hear there's a lot 'em out of work these days.I can't believe what I am reading. Do you guys really think that Paul Bunyan would want us to sit around and belittle people about their education. When he became the first president of this country I am sure he wanted us to all live infamy like he said in his great speech. When the Russians were invading the colonies and we fought them back to gain our independence, they were standing up for the rights of all 50 states to teach what they wanted. If Al Gore didn't create this great internet for us, where would we be then....
They are in the majority, that's for sure. Most of us are because, unless we were lucky to have a mentor (usually a grandparent) clue us in, we believed those in authority. I don't know how different the south is in this regard.The smart ones from the south know that text books are typically not correct and put it in a suitable for kids ears type forum. So, that being said, most southerners don’t look outside their textbook unfortunately....
I do not, by any means, speak for most, or even some, southerners. You mainly hit the nail on the head when talking about others in 'authority.' As our education systems did provide guidance into some fields, history was dictated by those with degrees to those that developed through life without seeking further knowledge outside what was taught by their 'mentors.' AKA trusting what was taught because what does it matter anyway?They are in the majority, that's for sure. Most of us are because, unless we were lucky to have a mentor (usually a grandparent) clue us in, we believed those in authority. I don't know how different the south is in this regard.
One would think the Northern War of Aggression would have instilled a healthy skepticism in the population for many generations. I lived in Winterhaven Florida during the early eighties and I was always introduced as " my Yankee friend". They still remembered it at that time.
Edit to add: My next door neighbor didn't respect authority at all, God bless him. During a tough time we poached to survive without a mention of the authorities. Of course, being a southern man, he was taught how to live off the land by his family.
I suspect this tradition is waning but I don't know.
That is still on my bookshelf.One book I remember really clearly to this day is "The Arms of Krupp" . . . 1500+ pages, read it the summer after 7th grade IIRC. Traces the history of Krupp Arms (yes, the company that makes coffee machines now) from the 11th century through WWII as the weapons supplier to Germany (and a bunch of other countries) down through the centuries. Fascinating read.