Thursday, August 6, 2009
I grow tired of Garrison Keillor
I'm tired of Garrison Keillor posing himself as the authoritative voice of Minnesota, or more broadly the midwest. He speaks as if he has the insights into who "we" are, and he's the one with the ability to articulate it to the world (or more problematic, to us). I find a lot of his insights problematic (who is included or excluded from this "we," for example), but I'm particularly exhausted with his tone of wise homespun authority, as if when speaking about "us," he speaks for "us."