What was it about the Dodge' commercial, "God Made a Farmer," that stirred the souls of so many Americans during the Superbowl? Maybe it was the imagery of the dirt and grit of real America, not the white-washed concrete meccas many of us call home. Maybe for just a moment we were unplugged from our instant and superficial world and taken back to a time when we were captivated by God's creation, not what our friends were doing on Facebook. Or maybe it was just the quintessential sound of American icon, the late Paul Harvey, whose voice wraps around you like...
What irritates me is that farmers are somehow painted as some special breed, above the rest of us. It's like if you're not a farmer or a teacher, you're either evil or invisible. Know who else works hard, that we couldn't live without? Truck drivers. Plumbers. Coal miners, butchers, auto mechanics, electricians, road-pavers, oil-workers, and thousands of other jobs. It's plain and simply elitist to single out farmers as some romanticized ideal.
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