A good portion of the Duck Dynasty kerluffle is simply a clash between urban and rural culture. There isn’t a whole lot of old school “rural” left anymore as everyone is connected to the Information Superhighway and almost everyone gets either cable or satellite television.
Imagine living your whole life in a small town where you literally know everybody. I don’t just mean you know their names, I mean you grow up with them, go to the same schools and churches, date and marry amongst the same group, then watch your kids and their kids and your kids’ kids and their kids’ kids grow up together.
Living in a place like that is very intimate. It’s like a big family, where everybody knows your secrets and you know theirs. Life in places like that doesn’t seem to change much. Some people like that, and some don’t.
Urban areas have more people living closer together and yet they are more anonymous. You can move a dozen blocks to a different neighborhood and it’s a whole new world filled with strangers. Life in the city tends to be more fast-paced.
City people often make the mistake of thinking that rural people are unsophisticated hicks. But they got sex and drugs and books and newfangled technologies out in the sticks too. Pretentious idiots like Josh Barro think that urban culture is superior to rural culture. Country folk disagree.
I would have to say that of the two groups, the rural people have a better understanding of the city than urban people have of the boondocks. They are also more tolerant of the other group. They kinda have to be, they’re outnumbered.
It’s ironic, because urban people are the ones who are into “multiculturalism” and “diversity”.