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The 'Go Back to Kansas' Argument & Rant

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It seems that one of our comments yesterday led Brooklyn's Lost City blogger to post a rant about what he calls the "Go Back to Kansas Argument" that is sometimes used to shoot back at people that oppose developments in New York City. We've always thought it was actually the "Go Back to Ohio" argument, but no matter, Kansas works. Here's a sample of what he writes:

Well, you may not know it, but there's a certain neo-con, knee-jerk, let-'em-build-the- fucking-crap contingent out there in Commentland who thinks you're all from Kansas. Or should be from there.

Check out this comment on Curbed today by an Anonymous gentleman (yeah, could be a woman, but sounds like a man) who didn't like that some people didn't like the Trump Soho: ooooh... scary! Makes you want to just pack up and flee to Kansas where they don't have any big bad skyscrapers to terrorize you. Gee, what evil new construction project should we demonize next, the Freedom Tower? Get over it - the story of Trump Soho is about as New York as it gets.

You'll see these on a regular basis on the real estate-based blogs, usually coming in defense of some crapitecture Scarano, Fischer, the Toll Brothers, Thor or some like-intentioned develo-raper is throwing up to blot out the noontime sun. Sometimes it's Nebraska, or Iowa or somesuch. But usually it's Kansas, which I guess is the anti-New York or the world. Kansas is apparently the place where skyscrapers aren't built, condos don't exist, ugly architecture is verboten and everything stays the same all the time, with nothing new ever built in anyone's backyard.

The post doesn't end there, of course.
· The "Go Back to Kansas" Argument [Lost City]
· Trump Soho Takedown! [Curbed]