Bill Monroe discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM


Have done this research on the elements of belonging to belonging when that's really happening and so the first the first element is people are hard to hate close up move in so this soaps again what you're talking about is not the stance of moving through the world being solitary and a righteous selfrighteous now yeah i mean i think one of the things that we've seen and you know i write about this in this chapter call hi lonesome which is like my favorite tradition and bluegrass as high loan summons kind of bill monroe and this kind of weilien and and sorrow captured in music and i talk about this high lonesome culture that were living in right now where we are the most sordid that we've ever been in terms of most of us no longer even hang out with people now that disagree with us politically ideologically north yasser shorting s o s o r t sorting sorted yes sorted out and has opposed assorted exactly i said i d i might be resorted right now too so i just wanted to me yeah no we're we've sorted ourselves into yes we've sort ourselves into kind of ideological bunkers and what so craziest how that kind of social demographic changing of sorting entered these ideological bunkers tracks exactly with increasing rates of loneliness yeah and so i would argue that and this goes back to your paradox um nine times out of ten the only thing i have in common with the people behind those bunkers is that we all hate the same people and having shared hatred of the same people or the same i call it common enemy intimacy out right eye of that a good phrase you know like arc our our connection is just an intimacy created by hating the same people.

Coming up next