Skip to comments.America's Coastal Royalty
Posted on 11/28/2013 6:40:05 AM PST by Kaslin
The densely populated coastal corridors from Boston to Washington and from San Diego to Berkeley are where most of America's big decisions are made.
They remind us of two quite different Americas: one country along these coasts and everything else in between. Those in Boston, New York and Washington determine how our government works; what sort of news, books, art and fashion we should consume; and whether our money and investments are worth anything.
The Pacific corridor is just as influential, but in a hipper, cooler fashion. Whether America suffers through another zombie film or one more Lady Gaga video or Kanye West's latest soft-porn rhyme is determined by Hollywood -- mostly by executives who live in the la-la land of the thin Pacific strip from Malibu to Palos Verdes.
The next smart phone or search engine 5.0 will arise from the minds of tech geeks who pay $2,000 a month for studio apartments and drive BMWs in Menlo Park, Palo Alto or Mountain View.
(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...
“And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.” Isaiah 13:11
“And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell securely in the coastlands: and they shall know that I am the LORD.” Ezekiel 39:6
Sorry but swing and a miss. This “flyoverphilia” is misguided. Do the names Harken, Franken, Pryor, McKaskill, Udall, etc., etc., etc., ring a bell? No state is pure, with Oklahoma coming the closest, for conservative ideology. State pass a law, perhaps Arizona, the Feds come in and fight it, the state must buckle.
Perhaps it’s time for the states to work as one, rather than swing alone.
Sadly, those on the coasts who are using their control of the media to destroy civilization -- think that they are the ones who are civilized.
Fortunately, they're edible.
An inane article. Badly written whining. The author makes claims without backing them up, presents no evidence whatsoever except pissing and moaning.. Live where you want, listen to and watch what you want; no is forcing anyone to watch a Kanye video instead of listening the Merle, no one is saying you can’t move to Bismark or Missoula, drive a truck and watch Duck Dynasty if you want.
Every society that has ever existed has had “elites”and these elites have usually been out of touch with the ‘commoners’. Thus it was in Thebes, in Rome and ion London.
For some reason the simple fact that the very function and definition of elite educational institutions is to introduec the next generation of powerful people to each other is presented as some sort of startling revelation, shocking fact or new phenomena. HELLO: that is WHY people go to and send their kids to these places; you don’t get 10 times the education at Harvard than at the local state college, you go there because your roommate or friends will be the SCOTUS justices, Senators and CEOS of your generation- duh!
You are missing the whole point of the article. Sure anybody can move anywhere they want, but the “elite” don’t want to move from their cozy havens of privilege, nor do they want to associate with commoners. If we could just ignore their self indulgent, narcassitic ways I would be fine with a live and let live attitude. But through their control of government, media and pop culture I am not given that opportunity. Whether I or you like it our not these cretins and their inane ideas have an inordinate impact on all our lives. That is the point of the article.
I think most people just want to be left alone to live their lives in peace, without interference from the government or any other busybody type. Whether they are from Bugtussle AR or Getouttahee NY
For those of you not familiar with California, the notion of a corridor from San Diego to Berkley is a bit of a stretch. About a two hundred mile stretch. South of Carmel down to Santa Barbara is sparsely settled.
or Bullsnuts Montana or Gumpville, Alabama....
True, but I wanna know why the writer left out Seattle. :-)
I get the point of the article. VDH is usually a decent writer; but he’s full of it on this one. If you let yourself be controlled by the coastal elites then you deserve what you get. There are a lot more voters in the heartland. I don’t cotton to piteous whining about Hollywood liberals and the like screwing up my life - defeat ‘em at the ballot box and don’t consume or hang out with people who consume their fetid crap and they’ll go away.
As a ‘commoner’ I don’t want to associate with those jerks either; if one wants to watch TV and surf Facebook and text like a zombie on their iPhone then they are as much a part of the problem than some quasi Dilbert who happens to vote Democratic. In short, the problem is helpless attitudes like the author’s, not the fact that elites spew out crap for mindless sheep.
Just a cranky .02 But please don’t assume that someone who disagrees with an article misses the point - that is a stupid and insulting attitude to take; I can perfectly well understand any damned article written in English between Chaucer and now, but I am not obliged to agree with them even if I usually like the author.
I like it. The ‘densely populated’ San Diego to Seattle corridor.
Years ago, John Steinbeck got into a truck and drove across America. What he found....was a nation of “characters”. People may sit on either end of the nation and think they are unique....but they aren’t.
A lot of Americans used to jump into a car and drive three states over...using secondary roads, not the interstate. They’d stop for 90 minutes at some diner that was run for the locals, and everyone chatted up about the great cheesecake. They’d stop at some gas station and get a lecture on bad political figures...which might be Republicans, or Democrats.
We stopped these cross-country trips, and just don’t recognize the vast character and nature of the nation itself.