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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Finding Utopia

NEWS FLASH!
FOUND UTOPIA  STOP  IT'S IN PORTLAND ORE  STOP  ITS NOT WHAT WE THOUGHT IT WAS LIKE  STOP  PEOPLE HERE CALL IT WEIRD  STOP  

Excerpt from Willamette Week article, February 9, 2016 - 28 Reasons to Love Portland Right Now, by Martin Cizmar:

"What follows is a list of 28 things that make us feel lucky to live in this city right now."

"That starts with our excitement about finally getting to put a group of seditionists representing the values shared by much of the middle part of this country on trial, right here in Portland. Don't let the countryfolk drawn to town for the Bundy trial hear you trashing our liberal utopia. When you complain about Portland, the terrorists win."

Remember Martin Cizmar?   He remembers us.   His job title at WW is "Culture editor".  I thought this paragraph was absurd and wanted to share it.  Is this the way Portlanders think now?  Oh dear!  (Note: USC does not condone the Bundy group's activities in Oregon.). The humor is in the way Cizmar elevates Portland to a kind of Nirvana that can't tolerate the values of those "in the middle part of this country."  He assumes his attitudes are universal within the city.  They are not.  





Culture editor Martin Cizmar writes about food, beer, jam bands, country music, gangsta rap, bikes, cannabis and the outdoors. He’s originally from a smallish city in the part of Ohio that was once part of Connecticut and has worked as a reporter at dailies in Michigan, Virginia and Arizona and as music editor at the alt-weekly in Phoenix. He’s a passionate advocate for unfettered access to public lands, the repatriation of Oregon wolves, increased urban density and good machaca burritos. He is unwelcome in the cities of Salem and Lake Oswego.




Actually, I did find Utopia and it's in Arizona - and a lot of other places, but that's another story.  

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