They're apparently just looking for more "native culture" to look down on, while telling the rest of us that "all cultures are equal" -- which is why they prefer Marin County to Des Moines, and Manhattan NY to Manhattan Kansas.
I appreciate all your posts, BTW. Much safer here in Arizona, despite any superficial resemblance in temperature.
God Bless, and Stay Safe!
I asked the Iraqis guys just for a lark. It gave everyone a good laugh and it'll generate some good-natured jokes and ribbing over the next couple of days.
So NPR just provided us some positive energy. ;-)