But why spend millions of dollars on big-city marketers to lure people to visit South Dakota when you could get Wisconsin voter and illegal South Dakota House candidate Logan Manhart to tell the world what South Dakota is really about:
Yeah, all you marketers we’re hiring to tell South Dakota’s story, and all you tourists from our main target markets of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, Denver, and Des Moines—you’re not true Americans. And if you dare bring your sissified Soros-ipolitan hides to our great state, don’t dilly-dally in Sioux Falls or Rapid City, ‘cuz they’re getting a little too big (and too brown) to be true America, too. Plan your vacation for Bath, Letcher, Newell, and Batesland.
86% of Americans live in metropolitan areas, counties with or next to cities with 50,000 or more people. Manhart thus contends that only 14% of us are “true” Americans.
Only a minority of American soldiers come from rural areas. Manhart must thus view the majority of our troops as fake Americans.
Can you smell the minoritarianism, the call to apartheid? And can you smell the snowflake fragility of a boy from Brown County who can’t accept the notion that people who have grown up in very different circumstances and live very different lives have just as much claim to the American Dream as he does?
Bath, South Dakota, is true America. So are Sisseton and Pine Ridge. So are Aberdeen and Sioux Falls. So are Minneapolis and Buffalo, Seattle and Miami, Detroit and Dallas, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, San Francisco and New York City. Whether we ride tractors or the subway, whether we work with dirt or data, whether we wear plaid or pinstripes or lip-piercings or all three, we are all Americans. If you can’t grasp that principle, you cannot truly represent America.