The red/blue divide has gotten worse and worse over the last 50 years and the NYT is puzzled by this. I am not puzzled at all. I have been at the bow wave of this business, I lived in integrated neighborhoods from 1967 all the way until 1990 and then gave up on it all. Each time I had to move, I worked very hard to bring down crime including running my own de facto police forces we created ourselves in self defense, etc. Each time I was finally defeated by out of control schools when too many black children coming from increasingly broken homes, made learning impossible or even deadly. I finally ended up in super-white Berlin, NY which has safe schools. The restructuring of the US with the vast, vast majority of the country’s land being ‘Republican’ and mostly ‘white’ is directly and even totally connected to two key Democratic things: schools that are being systematically destroyed by utterly fractured (16% marriage rate!) black families and the flood of illegal alien labor.
The super rich vote Democrat because they love cheap labor. The right to import as many cheap foreign labor staff is highly desired by the super rich who hate paying high wages to US citizens. This is how they get rich. The map above illustrates the other issue here: free trade. Look at pre-free trade US voting: the blue places are mostly working class cities that didn’t have race riots. New York had Republicans run things more than Democrats because of crime and race riots such as the 1977 blackout when my lovely neighbors decided to put the entire hood to the torch and loot all the remaining businesses.
I, in turn, helped take down much of the Democratic Party machine in Brooklyn and Queens working with Giuliani, who as the Federal Mob Prosecutor back then. The Democratic machine ran on corruption and crime and was passive about criminals who were running riot (birds of a feather fly together).
From 1992-1996, note how many of the cities in the graphs above, voted for the Clinton gang. They figured, they would be saved from the tsunami if illegal and legal aliens destroying jobs for them and depressing wages. They were betrayed, totally, and reacted by voting for the fake GOP clown, Bush Jr. who was in secret meetings with the Clintons via the Bilderberg gang system so they were all in collusion with each other which is why the Bushes are now openly supporting the Democratic candidate, the now obvious criminal, Hillary Clinton.
Note, please, that Obama only carried a handful of counties in each win he got in the last two elections. This is why he didn’t have a Democratic Congress. I fail to see how Hillary can do better than Obama since the places he carried were cities filled with black residents who turned out in huge numbers for him each time.
And Obama was an utter failure. He made things much worse. More cities saw race riots and crime and black crime shot upwards, a liberal mayor took over NYC which is now seeing a huge rise in black crime again and Chicago is being ground to death by black crime and winning the World Series won’t fix that. Schools are worse than ever and many communities are doing ‘choice’ schools to keep people from fleeing far, far from cities.
I live very far from any cities, for example. We were ravaged by free trade which killed off many rural businesses including my sheep business, for example and there is a lot of rage in the hinterlands over this betrayal. Everyone out here in the boonies know that Hillary will continue working to destroy us all and I see zero signs in people’s yard for her but see lots and lots of signs, often self-made, for Trump.
As of 2012, the divide was pretty wide. Half of all voters were living in a county that President Obama or Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee that year, won in a landslide, which is defined here as a county won by 20 percentage points or more.
The proportion of voters living in landslide counties has steadily increased since 1992, a trend that reflects the growing tendency of like-minded people to live near one another, according to Bill Bishop, a co-author of “The Big Sort,” a 2008 book that identified this phenomenon.
Americans have been self-segregating by lifestyle, though not necessarily politics, for several decades, Mr. Bishop said, but lifestyle has grown to reflect politics. “We’re sorting by the way we live, think and — it turns out — every four years or every two years, how we vote.”
The NYT, being in New York City and owned by the super rich and losing money so it is a ‘love’ operation they run to pass out propaganda, can’t understand the armed rage of the hinterlands and lie about what is causing it since the NYT staff and owners and their friends in Manhattan and Park Slope (which became habitable thanks to my group, the Park Slope Improvement Committee way back in 1978) all send their kiddies to private schools and have foreign maids and caretakers of their darling children so they can ignore the cries of pain as the lower working class has to send kids to ‘integrated’ schools that are notoriously dangerous and they pay high taxes for this and are increasingly enraged.
During the primaries, NY went to Hillary but the map was identical in nature to the above maps: the entire countryside of NY state voted for Sanders, only NYC, Syracuse and a few other former manufacturing cities that are now welfare pits, voted for Hillary. And of these, when the map traced the precinct votes, only Manhattan, parts of the Bronx, Park Slope in Brooklyn and the shoreline where the wealth is, voted for Hillary, the rest went to Sanders and she didn’t win in any landslide, it was extremely divided with the slums in Bed-Stuy and other black neighborhoods voting for Hillary.
The rich white/poor black vote was obvious to me and I campaigned in Brooklyn heavily years ago and know the streets there very well. I had this wonderful alliance with a number of black churches who were alarmed at the disintegration of families. Well, the children born out of wedlock rate was only 50% or less back then, now it is nearly 90% and climbing. I failed, they all failed and Hillary wants more of this which is why I am so angry with her.
The power base is obvious: Democrats Run America’s Ten Poorest Cities while the Democrats Are Becoming the Party of the Super-Rich …Prospect magazine is a liberal operation and here is an article from 1991 after the Democrats lost to both Reagan and Bush Sr: From Crisis to Working Majority:
The story of the Democratic Party crisis begins in Macomb County, north of the Detroit City line — and in Northeast Philadelphia, Cobb County near Atlanta, California’s San Fernando Valley, and numerous other working- and middle-class neighborhoods across the country. These were the homes of loyal Democrats: people who felt at ease in a diverse, bottom-up, majority coalition that used politics and government to advance the interests of working people. But here we find alienated voters today with little good to say about politics or Democrats.
I heard those disaffected voices in Macomb County in 1985, when “Reagan Democrats” told me that the “middle-class white guy” gets a “raw deal” today When journalists Peter Brown of the Scripps-Howard newspapers and Thomas Edsall of The Washington Post visited Macomb and other areas last year, they found people even more articulate about busing, taxes and welfare, liberals and flag-burning — and even more remote from the national Democrats…
By Minority Party, Brown means a Democratic Party so closely identified with have-nots and ethnic minorities that it ceased to represent the working middle class. Brown’s Democrats are “beholden” to a minority group with minority views. Blacks want activist government to guarantee a basic standard of living; whites would leave the responsibility to individuals and cut welfare spending. Whites are upset about soaring crime rates and the breakdown of the family, a subject Brown says Democrats ignore lest they seem insensitive to blacks. Whites believe the “statute of limitations” has expired for their “past crimes against blacks,” but blacks experience discrimination and demand affirmative action.
All this was fixed in an easy way: allow millions and millions more illegal aliens into the country. These people diluted the ‘white working class stiff’ population and exploitation of labor shot through the roof going all the way up the scale, for example, professors are now part time workers with zero healthcare/bonuses/pay raises/security/retirement funds:
Confessions of a College Professor is an amazing blog run for several astounding years by an anonymous math department professor. He passionately takes apart the schemes from the super rich to turn all professors into part time labor with zero protection and easily removed if they so much as sneeze at the looters at the top of the economic ladder. These super rich creeps who earn half a million a year running our universities into the ground and these clowns have this alliance with the students to undermine the professors and pass everyone so students stay in school no matter what, paying the top staff ruinous levels of debt money to gain increasingly debased diplomas.
Student Debt Past Death! Dr. Doom writes. Yes, parents are asked to co-sign loans which then are collected even if the kids die of suicide or accidents or whatever. The parents cannot escape this debt for you can’t go bankrupt. This killer system is…literally killing people. It gets worse and worse every year as college tuition shoots upwards while degrading the degrees.
This situation is ripe for revolt. The college campuses are filled to the brim with liberal ideological lunatics working part time jobs for the elites as they sell this story of liberalism saving everyone yet haven’t the faintest idea, they are toys of the rich who manipulate them and coddle them while enslaving them cruelly. The super rich elites think this is all very funny but I can see where it ends up blowing up in their faces.
It doesn’t take much to finally move the very oppressed or poor or degraded people to suddenly shift directions and hit the very rich right where they all live. The urban foreign aliens and blacks can’t form an alliance with white workers for the simple reason, they prey on the white workers who are punished if they show any sign of irritation about this and are accused of being ‘racist’ so the future firestorm will be workers in the hinterlands destroying the city alliances and history shows us how that works pretty clearly, it isn’t the first time rulers surrounded themselves with urban welfare cases to protect them from their own people on the outside (ROME!).
Ah, Rome! The people who fixed that alliance good were all barbarians who invaded the Roman empire which was feeble and weak due to this rich/poor alliance killing the middle. Everyone had to learn how to speak French or German or…shudder…ENGLISH. HAHAHA. Oops.
People think once a dynamic is started, it can’t be stopped. Reagan legalized illegal aliens and promised to stop it from continuing and…the elites continued letting in millions and millions of illegal aliens. No one believes their promises anymore which is why there is so much rage today. Trump is tapping into this but he is one of them, ultimately, that is, rich and in Manhattan. We shall see if he can figure out this business that irritates the rest of us to the point of distraction.
I almost forgot this story: Judge Berates Obama Admin for So Few Christian Refugees. Yes, he is bringing in everyone but the most oppressed group from the Middle East: the Christians. Muslims come first even though they are the ones doing the terrorism there.
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