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A column by Abby Zimet
A column by Abby Zimet

Mayberry Redux: A Reality That Never Was

We assume you're all psyched for this week's Mayberry Days, the annual festival celebrating a 1960s TV show about America's "simpler times" of drinking pop, playing checkers and making the rare black person eat their sandwich outside. Rest assured: Visitors still enjoy escaping "our godless society" to fondly re-visit a place "where everything seems right" - where elections weren't rigged, BLM wasn't daily burning cities, "neighbors were neighbors" (if they were white) and, vitally, the press wasn't "the enemy of the people," meanly portraying Southerners as "a bunch of dumb idiots."

Abby Zimet · Sep 20, 2021

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