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Offline Polar Bear

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The Liberals are coming! The Liberals are coming!
« on: July 06, 2020, 06:30:09 AM »
Due to Covid and the ability to work from home, more city folk are moving into the suburbs and small towns outside the big city.

https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/505944-americans-leave-large-cities-for-suburban-areas-and-rural-towns

Along with their families, they bring big city ideals, big city tolerances, and big city changes.

They will join the PTA.
They will get on the committees
They will form liberal coalitions
They will be voted to office.

The times are a changing.

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Re: The Liberals are coming! The Liberals are coming!
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 06:35:18 AM »
With any luck they will incorporate into those small town rural values like work ethic, liberty, help your neighbor, do unto others and live and let live and personal responsibility. 
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Re: The Liberals are coming! The Liberals are coming!
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2020, 04:36:54 PM »
With any luck they will incorporate into those small town rural values like work ethic, liberty, help your neighbor, do unto others and live and let live and personal responsibility. 

we can hope

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Re: The Liberals are coming! The Liberals are coming!
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2020, 09:12:26 PM »
...they bring ... big city tolerances...

...small town rural values like ... live and let live...

I think most people are tolerant, in their own minds.  But it's easy to overlook one's own intolerance, or think of it as "common decency" (and yes, I'll include myself here).

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Re: The Liberals are coming! The Liberals are coming!
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2020, 06:55:24 AM »
Having done both sides of this coin.  I have found throughout the country that tolerance is far higher in rural areas than in compacted cities.   Violence is higher, attitudes are far more angry and intolerant. (Think like I do or else).     I never have to question why people seek to leave the city for rural America.  That's an easily understood move  It's why they seem to want to bring "The Cities issues" with them that I could never understand.     IF the city is so much "better", why do so many want to get away from it?   Pick one, and be happy with it. 

I love rural american, it's pace, it's people, it's friendliness.  The attitudes and just plain wonderful, people are by and far more pleasing to be around.   I've done the city and will never go back given a choice.   

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Re: The Liberals are coming! The Liberals are coming!
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2020, 08:54:43 AM »
I think most people are tolerant, in their own minds.  But it's easy to overlook one's own intolerance, or think of it as "common decency" (and yes, I'll include myself here).

Yes!

It's why they seem to want to bring "The Cities issues" with them that I could never understand.

From what I've seen, most people move for economic reasons (to find a job, cheaper housing).  A few for family reasons if they have the means (better/safer school - but even that is tied to economics because they may not be able to afford a private school in/around the city).  But I've also seen them bring their school board mentality with them.  Our school taxes have gone up quite a bit in the last 10 years.  Plus the family structure that the students come from has changed quite a bit (increasing the level of difficulty for teachers).  Heck, even road repair and snow removal mentality has changed here in southern PA (with the influx from Baltimore metro/suburbia).  To be clear, it's not a black/white/race thing either.  It's that people have expectations formed by prior experience or exposure that they bring with them where ever they go.  We all do it (even Mr. Bill!).  Few look outside of their formed mindset to see the strengths of the culture to which they move once they settle in and experience something negative.  And the way information travels these days, if it can't be explained in 30 words or less, then forget it! 

With the ability to work from home being more common, I expect this trend to continue. 

(On a related note:  I'm reading "Thinking: Fast and Slow" and some of these thought processes are in there.  Highly recommended read.  Plus it has some pretty neat mental game.)