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The New Confession: 'I Am A Suburbanist'

A columnist confesses publicly that he is a heretic and that he 'loves suburbia.'

"...[H]ow can I continue to pretend that I don't have these 'thoughts', these 'feelings'? I am sure there are others out there just like me but I suspect that they too have been bullied into silence.

I am of course talking about the heretics, the miscreants and the deviants who, like me, 'quite like suburbia'. There, it's out there. I am a 'suburbanist'. I confess to being a lover of suburbia and I refuse to be ashamed of how I feel. Yes, I know that I should know better. And, yes, I know that my forbidden and unnatural suburbanist love is unsophisticated and that it can never be consummated. But that's no help. It just makes me ever more curious, ever more devoted.

...I am simply not attracted to medium-density development the way I am to low-density suburban sprawl."

Thanks to Hugh Pavletich

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