bad habit, i guess.
Despite how I may or may not feel about the entire situation and circumstances that are brought on by it, let me make myself clear: NO ONE has the right to judge ANYONE based on their opinions. I don’t care if you think it’s wrong, unconstitutional, or against the entire human race. Regardless of if I’m a woman or gay or a horse, I have my opinions and my family has theirs. And when people say that people are backwards and wrong you are talking about a lifestyle that you do not understand. It is their own damn business what they believe and how they vote and if they sleep well at night good for fucking them.
North Carolina is a southern state. It has old-fashioned, conservative values. Jim Crow laws were extremely prevalent here. People of different races could not even be married. However, as many people became more progressive, so did the laws. It takes GENERATIONS to change the way things are. Parents teach their children, and if the children are fortunate enough to form their own opinions, they can pass those on to their children. Amendment 1, if it is passed, is a setback for rights of many different induviduals. But by calling people wrong and judging them for their opinions, or calling North Carolina a terrible place via social media is not going to get anything done. Write letters to representatives, host a fundraiser, do something other than sitting on your ass and complaining about what people believe.
It makes me want to delete people that say that they will delete anyone who voted for Amendment 1 off of their social media. It’s their freedom to have their opinion and to express it, just as it is yours.
Quit being stupid, people. If you hate NC so much, leave it, or make change in a positive way. Until supporters start expressing themselves tastefully and smartly, no one will ever take you seriously.
That’s just my two cents.
Honestly, after the break it’s me being a whiny bitch. Keep scrollin’.
- ESQUIRE MAGAZINE: You guys are from North Carolina — can you describe what it’s like to people who’ve never visited?
- SCOTT AVETT: I can. North Carolina is divided into three parts: the coast, with the outer banks and the beaches; then you have the Piedmont, rolling hills and a lot of green; and then the mountains. You get a lot of variety in North Carolina, and you get a lot of progressive rural living, as well as conservative rural living, but it’s a terrific state and it’s a good example of America working I think. It has its pitfalls and its problems, but don’t we all.