I suspect this migration is not so much a cause of the deterioration of the old western way of life, but an effect of it. Lifestyles and cultures are changing all over the
It’s not merely that easterners have gotten bored of the Appalachians and the Midwestern prairies and are just now hearing the siren song of the
But in any event, most of the folks complaining are here because, 150 years or so ago, their ancestors did the same thing they’re complaining about easterners doing – only worse. Most of those people came out here and plunked themselves down without a by-your-leave to the area’s original inhabitants, whom they then forced onto reservations.
So forgive me if I am unashamed that I offered valuable and adequate consideration for the home I bought near
For my part, I was just born too late. My ancestors have been in this country since the 1600’s, and in
I’m just picking up where they left off.