it's starting to occur to me that this whole thing isn't about lebron at all. it's about cleveland's persecution complex. you wanted lebron to leave cleveland. deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you needed lebron to leave cleveland. you need the scorn. you need the agony. you need a scapegoat: earnest byner, john elway, art modell, jordan over ehlo, jose mesa, manny ramirez, the yankees and their money, and now lebron. anything to continue the narrative of how hard life is for cleveland, how you take your beatings and come back for more. it's your culture. it's your personality. you need it to survive. you're the mistake by the lake. you're a river on fire.
I'll "agree" that there's a possibly unhealthy level of negativity/gallows humor/pessimism, also understand the circumstances. All the shit you listed (and more) actually fucking happened
-- no need for a scapegoat (and really, scapegoat for what
These are people who's parents/grandparents built this fucking country
(and fuck yeah, Detroit+Pittsburgh ) The only thing they ("we", but I haven't lived in CLE for 20 yrs) have left is fucking pride in the ability to persevere.
you take your beatings and come back for more. it's your culture.
Yeah... You'd rather they be a bunch of pussies?
Actually this whole thing has caused a lot of introspection for me personally. I mean, am I
selling out Cleveland by not living (and trying
to work) there? Am I being a pussy for trying to live somewhere where I can earn a living in my "field(s)" ?
I don't blame the motivation for wanting to leave, I blame the callous, shallow way it was done.
Not to mention: who pays for the fucking stadiums/arenas for these assholes?