the new york times has its uses, and i don't mean for fish wrap and starting fires when it is cold and snowy. on occasion, almost like an editorial mistake, they will print something useful and truthful, .... , it doesn't happen often, but, when it does it can be illuminating.
take for instance this map, we'll call it "red & blue," printed here.--
it's an interactive map, which points out the demographic divide that exists between the snot nosed commies who live in the cities, and we rock ribbed "deplorables" who inhabit the heartland. you have the paper shufflers and money handlers on the coasts and overlooking the water in the high rises, and the rest of us who get up early in the morning (e.g., before day light), work with our hands and till the land, and harvest its bounty: you know, the effete snobs and the people who actually raise families and do stuff.
call it california, new york city, chicago and denver, and the wet side of the communist northwest. (i live on the "dry side" of oregon, in the lee of the cascade mountains. i am not an ignorant boob like the idiots on the wet side: i was watching a dim bulb weather man on k.a.t.u. out of portland who referred to my region as the east side of the cascade mountains, which lie several hundred miles to the west, not knowing that i live in the "blues." ignort twit. if he's ever been out of portland, oregon it is a miracle.)
much to your surprise, if you look at this map, you'll find that we "deplorables" are growing rapidly as a demographic, and our political strength is also growing very rapidly, while the effete snobs are on the demographic wane. and, quickly. their influence and power is shrinking, and we "deplorables" grow stronger every election cycle .... for the last 30 years.
http://nyti.ms/2emOqiA -- this is a permalink, and should get you there easier than the source citation above.
another very interesting new york times map shows that the influence of the left doesn't get out of the cities, and the university towns. this is, of course, where the media (newsprint, especially) thinks it has influence, and where the talking heads of television live off the fat of the land.
but, it shows the isolation of the left as well. and, it illustrates perfectly the reach of its influence. all the power and glitz of the media means very little as against the reality of job, raising a family, paying the bills and mortgage, and trying to make a contribution to community and religious association.
the several maps here show america as a great ocean, w/ the cities as isolated islands .... sophistication and modernity, as it were, adrift in a hostile sea of "deplorable" backwoods types. and, oh yes, i live happily in that great sea, and swim easily amidst the fishes, as mao might say.
this map is simply another way of illustrating what is shown in the first map cited.
but, it shows something else i would like to remind the city slickers among you. and, that is, we "deplorables" move freely in the interior of our country, whereas, well, you slickers don't. you stand out like sore thumbs, and your mobility is limited, and you are separated from your fellow leftists by great & hostile openness. we live in this sea, move about it, and you don't.
http://nyti.ms/2eZDRgW -- permalink to the nyt's map.
the populations between "red" and "blue" are about equal, and the urban centers earn about $9 trillion a year of the domestic product, and the "red" also earn about $9 trillion a year. (didn't know we made so much, did you, you little lefties.)
and, we raise the food, we control the flow of fresh water though our lakes and rivers, and we also are your transportation links and the source of your electric power. we have the roads, and the railroads. you have the airports, and the ports. we are, in short, the infrastructure which keeps you fed and warm. and, supply you with your fresh water.
these maps explain why we will win the next election cycles on the national levels, and why the state houses and state legislatures as well as congress will be ours for a little bit.
we also own the guns, and supply the troops for the nation's armed services. and, it explains that if the differences between us devolve into being irreconcilable, we will handily kick your butts in any civil affray that may rise out of that. simple as this -- we will cut you off from each other, we will control your travel and movement, and we will lay classic siege to you as has always been done. look some day, when you have the time, at the maps of your city services, and where your water and power comes from.
understand your situation. as i understand mine.
john jay @ 12.20.2016
p.s. consider this a not so friendly reminder of what your situation is. you know, in a power politics sort of way. and, lord, how i do hope that michelle obama drags her big butt into elective politics. oh, what fun.