Trust me, I complain about it. Ask my friends. They can tell you that I’m a fairly reliable source for information about everything that’s wrong with Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico. Truth be told, I scoffed about that 100th Anniversary of Statehood bullshit. Bigtime.
Perhaps deservedly there…that was pretty stupid.
But let’s get serious. I, your humble blogger, used to live in “Portlandia.” There’s no other way to describe Olympia, Washington. We were all strident liberals all trying to stridently out-do each other with our liberalness. We compared and critiqued each other on our composting strategies. We sat around the telephone cable spool-as-kitchen table and verbally battled each other on how utterly devoid of race/class/sexism we were.
Every single White, Male, Twenty-something of us. Every single White person who almost never had an interaction with any person-of-color whatsoever.
We were so &%^*#$@ brave.
And now I’m down here in beyond-imperfect Albuquerque, New Mexico, bitching and moaning about this and that, but let me tell you.
I want you to read this story from today’s Seattle Times from beautifully perfect composting-to-a-T Emerald City, Northwest USA, and then I want you to read every single *&%^$#@ comment to the story about illegal immigrants trying to get scholarship money.
Every single one.
And then you’ll know why I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA. *&^%#$@-A right.