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  1. 14 Jun '17 21:27
    http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-ways-big-cities-turn-you-liberal-converts-perspective/

    This is a collection of rather common sense remarks. Why most cities tend to be overall liberal. More tolerant of people different than the "norm"
  2. 14 Jun '17 21:39 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-ways-big-cities-turn-you-liberal-converts-perspective/

    This is a collection of rather common sense remarks. Why most cities tend to be overall liberal. More tolerant of people different than the "norm"
    Socialism demands city dwelling. It is a way to herd people around, which is what socialism is all about, much like slaves who live on a plantation. Those in the city are forced to live close to where they work and are shoved in row houses. Also, those in major cities are far more dependent on public services and the government than those who don't live in the city. Most rely on such things as mass transportation and law enforcement to help them survive high crime rates.

    As for minorities, most minorities are left wing. Immigrants who come from abroad are only familiar with centralized governmental control and have become reliant upon it and have no idea how to survive without it. Add to that the block black vote Dims have enjoyed since LBJ resided over the signing of the Civil Rights movement, never mind about how black have not progressed since that time and how blacks have continued to suffer and languish in the inner cities.

    Those outside the city just want to live their lives and be left alone.
  3. 14 Jun '17 21:42
    #3. Minimum Wage Is A Ticket To Homelessness

    In the country ...

    Cost of living is hard everywhere when you're poor. Even out in the country where space is plentiful, about a quarter of renters spend more than half their income just on rent. But okay, that means the majority of people are still mostly getting by. You might only make $7.25 ringing up groceries but technically you can still afford to put a roof over your head and food on the table. That's because your rent is around $400 a month. The big housing issue in rural areas isn't finding a place you can afford, it's finding a place that isn't a shed-sized pinata that's going to cave in the next time weather happens.

    But in the city ...

    If you earn $7.25 an hour, you either sleep in your mom's house or on the street.

    In December of 2016 the average rent on a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco was $3,357 a month. With a federal minimum wage job, you would have to work 17 hours a day, seven days a week just to cover rent. That's impossible, and even if it wasn't you would still be eating out of garbage cans because your rent would be 100 percent of your income. To live a pretty ordinary, middle class life in this city, you need to be bringing in at least $171,000 a year, and you're probably still living in a neighborhood with a big homeless encampment and jigsaw puzzle sidewalks.

    Yes, the San Francisco Bay Area is the worst case scenario, but things aren't much better elsewhere. Cities across the country are dealing with cost-of-living problems that make it impossible for many gainfully employed people to afford the most basic human needs. So when you find yourself working 40 hours a week and sleeping in your car because you still can't afford rent, the idea of a 'living wage' becomes concrete and specific: it's how much you need to afford rent -- not for a golden penthouse, just something with four walls and roof and a toilet you likely share with roommates.

    A higher minimum wage that keeps pace with the big city cost of living isn't an entitlement precious liberal snowflakes want so they can have American companies foot the bill for their laziness. It's a necessity that keeps people off the streets and gives them enough cash to buy things so the local and national economies can actually function.
  4. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    14 Jun '17 21:48
    Originally posted by whodey

    Those outside the city just want to live their lives and be left alone.
    But don't want to leave other folk alone.
    Typically those outside the city want to dictate to others how to live.
  5. 14 Jun '17 21:50
    this one deals with how it's easier for rural america to prefer small government

    #2. The Impact Of Good Government Is Easier To See

    In the country ...

    We've all heard how mostly rural red states eat up more federal tax money than those liberal-elite blue states, and it's true. But while you might get a government check every month, when you live out in the country local government services are so far away they're not practical to access. Country culture emphasizes self-reliance. Your water comes from a well, so you better know how to fix the pump if it breaks. Hell, if you hurt yourself the drive to the hospital is so long you might be better off just sewing it up in the kitchen. As far as you're concerned, the government may as well be stripped down to just the military because the one thing you don't have in your barn is a tank.

    But in the city ...

    Local government maintains your water supply and sewers, removes your trash, cleans your sidewalks, maintains the roads that an armada of cars will drive on everyday -- basically, stuff an individual can't take care of themselves. The tools required to monitor and maintain the complex systems of a city are beyond the abilities of any one individual. In a city you need government services to be comprehensive and reliable or civilization grinds to a halt and suddenly you're living in the third world.

    That kind of interdependence gives country people what I like to call "fear ebola." But in a city you realize interdependence and cooperation are not only the actual cornerstones of civilization, but also that they work amazingly well when governments are well-run and well-funded. Government becomes not some abstract boogeyman that wants to control every part of your life, but the reason you can take a hot shower every morning with clean water. Paying taxes isn't government theft, it's just doing your part to make sure the wheels of society keep turning. And once you start acknowledging the power of good government, you're in serious danger of becoming a liberal.
  6. 14 Jun '17 21:52
    aaand it covers why rural america loves guns so much and why they can't understand big city panzies who would like stricter gun control:

    #1. People Get Shot. Like A Lot.

    In the country ...

    Around two thirds of rural households have at least one gun in the house, and usually for practical reasons, and blowing someone's head off is pretty low on the list. You probably use it to feed your family, or at least fill up your friends' second freezers with venison, and you might need it to deal with those raccoons going Jeffrey Dahmer on your chicken coop.

    Police? Ha! You can go ahead and dial 911, but no one is going to get there in time to save you from the serial killer in clown face trying to break in your bathroom window. It may be quiet living, but dangers still exist. Having a gun in the house is the rural equivalent of 911. Hell, tons of people in the country use guns as simple entertainment. Getting wasted at a hog-roast and shooting cans in your yard is every American's God-given right. So when people start whining about gun control, it sounds like they want to spit all over the Second Amendment. The only reason the government would want to keep you from having guns is because they have something shady up their sleeve, which is all the more reason to get more guns.


    But in the city ...

    Guns are totally for blowing someone's head off. The first time you hear gunshots you'll think it's firecrackers until you realize, hey, I don't think those drug dealers are celebrating a successful sale with a fireworks display. Depending on the city, you might even get to watch a shootout between a nut job in body armor and a bunch of cops while you crouch on the roof of your building. It's like watching an action movie starring your neighbors.

    In other words, if you see a gun in the city, it means something bad is about to happen.

    So when the topic of gun control comes up, you start thinking maybe guys who've been in prison plotting revenge for the last five years shouldn't be able to buy a semi-automatic online their first day out of the big house. You had to take driver's ed in high school and pass a driving test -- maybe it's not so crazy to make people do the same thing before they can own a gun. If absolutely nothing else, at least they'd learn not to hold it sideways so they'd hit their target instead of innocent bystanders. Once you get on board with any kind of gun control, you're pretty much a card-carrying liberal.
  7. 15 Jun '17 00:56
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    But don't want to leave other folk alone.
    Typically those outside the city want to dictate to others how to live.
    Liar.

    If they kept thei politics to the city and didn't force it on others those outside the cities would not care.
  8. 15 Jun '17 01:20
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Liar.

    If they kept thei politics to the city and didn't force it on others those outside the cities would not care.
    Folks in the country would be more than happy to let those in the city govern themselves so long as they are left alone.

    However, the inverse is not true. Those in the city wish to dictate to those in the country what they should do or even think or say.
  9. 15 Jun '17 08:38
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    But don't want to leave other folk alone.
    Typically those outside the city want to dictate to others how to live.
    let's not exaggerate. the zealots actively campaigning to put prayer in schools are few just like there are few hipsters trying to jam veganism down your throat.

    most people have an opinion on various issues, one way or the other. the issue here is empathy.

    on the subject of gun control i can understand people living in the middle of nowhere in montana or texas. i, as a liberal, can understand they need guns. that's why banning weapons is not the answer.

    they in turn must realize that as a country, you can't have lax gun control laws because they are "responsible". they must realize that as a country, you must have laws preventing a "responsible" gun owner from rural america selling a gun on the internet where a gang member from new york might buy it, or a deranged psycho wife beater.

    they must realize that there is a serious problem with guns in america and a few gun control laws, while being minor inconveniences for them, can save lives.
  10. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    15 Jun '17 08:43
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-ways-big-cities-turn-you-liberal-converts-perspective/

    This is a collection of rather common sense remarks. Why most cities tend to be overall liberal. More tolerant of people different than the "norm"
    Less inbreeding.