Very amusing phrase
These days, the American dream is more apt to be realized in South America, in places such as Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina, where incomes are actually more equal today than they are in the land of Horatio Alger. Who's the banana republic now?
And, being Big Clive, of course he has to try it out on bare skin (after discovering it won't go through his clothing). The fact it won't go through his clothing makes me wonder how well those things actually work on animals, which tend to be covered in clothing-like materials.
Well, the multi-generational blood feuds do happen among the bedu and the rural folk, and poverty is common.
Anyway, I'm really referring to this:
Hebronites are seen by other Palestinians the way people in America see the Poles or Hillbillies, or the English see the Welsh or something.
This made me realize how much the Arab and Hillbilly stereotypes have in common: Stupid, poor religious fanatics who get into multi-generational blood feuds over entirely inconsequential things. The biggest difference is Hillbillies are also pictured as frequently drunk, which only rich Arabs get pictured as.