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Thread #166522   Message #4145282
Posted By: Donuel
24-Jun-22 - 11:06 AM
Thread Name: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
I love the glass tube highway.

Too bad we are now A PATCHWORK NATION.
In a climate of culture wars and tremendous economic uncertainty, the media have often reduced America to a simplistic schism between red states and blue states. Using on the ground reporting and statistical analysis to get past generalizations and probe American communities in depth. The result of Our Patchwork Nation is that the constitution is not merely divided over abortion states and gun loco states but in multiple diversities that often defies conventional wisdom.

Looking at the data, it looks like the country breaks into twelve distinct types of communities, and old categories like "college towns" and "working class towns" (Town and Gown) don't matter as much as we think. Instead, by examining Boom Towns, Evangelical Epicenters, Military Bastions, Service Worker Centers, Campus and Careers, Immigration Nation, Minority Central, Tractor Community, Mormon Outposts, Emptying Nests, Industrial Metropolises, and Monied Burbs, the subtle distinctions in how Americans vote is more varied than science/antiscience. Every State will have their own confusing laws that cover investment, shopping, reproduction and otherwise the belief of people who may be a minority in some way. What people experience on their local streets and in their daily lives is not going to be about Rights and Freedoms but more about enforced local shared hatreds. imho

UNITED WE STAND - Don't count on it. It could take 3 or 4 generations for the people to realize what a friend they had with
the Constitution. That those who called themselves patriots unwittingly destroyed the dream of America. Thats my story and I'm stickin toit.