We need to stop mocking people from the South and Midwest | Opinion

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“If I ever hear another elitist jerk use the term flyover people, I’ll punch him in the mouth.” —John Waters, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America I don’t approve of threats of physical violence. Not even hyperbolic ones. But I absolutely know where John Waters is coming from. And while I don’t intend to punch anyone in the mouth, I completely understand — and share — his anger at this bulls— notion of “flyover country.” I did a speaking tour of the Midwest, promoting my book. This isn’t new for me: I’ve been doing public speaking for years, and I do it a lot in the Midwest and S…

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