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[personal profile] supergee
Here’s an interesting distinction: Somewheres vs. Anywheres. Somewheres are loyal to their place of origin; Anywheres have other identifications.

By ancestry I’m what Steve Bannon might call a rootless cosmopolitan, and when we Jews got our own Somewhere, it didn’t matter much to me, though I’m glad it’s there for them as wants it. Forty years ago, I joined the Anywhere tribe known as Fandom, and since then I’ve had neighbors all over the world.

Rooted is what vegetables are; grounded is what gets you killed when lightning strikes. I’m an Anywhere

Thanx to [personal profile] andrewducker

Date: 2017-04-07 01:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck
I'm a Brit but the ancestry goes something like English, Scottish, Welsh, Breton, Italian, Latvian Jewish and Romani.

I also spent time living in Belgium.

I guess 'mongrel' will do! That or citizen of the world. :o)

Date: 2017-04-07 02:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
hm, interesting. I was told to "go home" as a child, while in Los Angeles and having been born in Los Angeles, and none of the cultures of my recent-ancestral heritage quite believes in me as a person. (Racist treatment while visiting relatives on both sides. Both my parents and some of my grandparents emigrated/immigrated somewhere.) But I suppose I am more Anywhere than Nowhere, since I've learned how to make some space for myself without pushing others. "Somewhere" was never an option.

Date: 2017-04-07 03:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] onyxlynx
Huh. As an armed services brat, I'm an Anywhere by definition, even though I've been in the same place for *gasp* 20+ years; but I have to confess that not even literature got me to "understand" rootedness.

(Yes, I am a believer in stability, and no, I am not tribal.)

Date: 2017-04-08 02:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dewline
Canadian by birth, Canadian by choice. I grew up a civil service brat. Also part of the tribe of Fandom by choice, I suppose.

People who think like Bannon, whatever they see themselves as...humanity as a whole has a problem with them.
Edited Date: 2017-04-08 02:35 am (UTC)


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