The Big M informs me that my previous post was off-putting in its jingoism.
That’s tough to hear. Jingoism implies “an extreme and unreasoning partisanship on behalf of a group to which one belongs, especially when the partisanship includes malice and hatred towards a rival group.”
Look, I love Texas, but I get that not everyone does. I’m on a search for Truth, and the Truth is that Texas may not be the best place to live for everyone. We’ve got our problems and we can be braggy and obnoxious. But I still love Texas, and I’m proud of it. And sometimes I’m a bit extreme and unreasonable about it. But trust me, I don’t feel malice or hatred for any other states or their residents. I was hoping to toe the line between self-deprecating humor and my native Texan pride in that last post, but apparently I didn’t.
So I apologize. It was my intent to entertain and inform, not offend.
Y’all come back, now. Ya hear?
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