[FoRK] Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: On the Actual Ideology of the American Press
jbone at place.org
Fri Jun 18 05:51:50 PDT 2010
One side thought that occurs to me as I read this, neatly weaving
together a couple of recent strands... Even within the mainstream
polity, among self-identified "progressives," what is reflected is a
kind of "ignorant" or myopic cosmopolitanism, though perhaps absent
the stasis bias the author mention.
The urbs by and large are laboring under the illusion that they
possess a far greater degree of self-sufficiency than is actually the
case. Everything ex urb is viewed as a kind of economic raw material
rather than an economic ecosystem in its own right. Rather amusingly,
the urb-ex urb dependency is asymmetric and counter to what might seem
de facto intuitive to the urbs.
I note, for example, the lack of understanding of the tool-utility,
even necessity, of gun ownership on the part of ex urbs among chronic
anti-gun urbanites. Nothing like a 12 guage for killing rattlesnakes
at a safe distance.
This also illustrates another point I've made from time to time: law
is often best served locally.
These insights, perhaps, have significant analytical utility...
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