RiShawn Biddle’s most recent post on the IndyStar’s Expresso blog leaves me wondering whether he intentionally writes rude and inflammatory posts to elicit comments. In this post, yet another about the toll road which he titles “The Schism”, Biddle shares with us his taxonomy of native Hoosiers:
- “natives who have spent years elsewhere and came back with new ideas and ways of thinking through issues”
- “natives who may have never left the state, but are curious and willing to challenge their own notions”
- natives who “never left both physically or intellectually…people who never left Indiana save for a trip to Chicago, have never read the Economist or Forbes or even the Web edition of the Times of London. Chances are they didn’t even think of attending a college other than Indiana, Ball State or Purdue”
Ouch! The schism is right. Of course, Biddle isn’t in any of those camps. He’s part of the “reformers” crowd. You know, the folks who are well read and know better than the “Democrats and their ilk”. He goes on to make what is basically an argument against the two party political system which he portrays as unique to Indiana.
Is this what the Star has to do to get people to read their blogs?