The Great Divide

Musing over the real fracture lines in America, which are very fundamentally different then the shiny object media generated ones is usually like chasing an imaginary gray cat in the fog. Things are becoming clearer and the imaginary cat is now a probability cat.

The systemic racism, social justice, and fascist anti fascist distractions are fluff. Dangerous fluff but lacking in reality power with a broad audience.

We know America is facing off in divisions of Blue and Red, Global versus National, progressive versus conservative, but these are short term perspectives. The real division is which side of the future are you on?

We are seeing centralized institutions falling apart before our eyes, becoming less effective and more extreme as they undergo death throes.
Cities are dying as a concept whose time has passed. We no longer need geographic proximity to do great things. The cost of density is real in the age of plague awareness. High rises and mass transit seem like death traps.

Cities tend to riot because a large segment of the population is not invested in ownership of the real estate. They may reside there, but they have no reason to avoid burning it down.

Suburbs and country are all about ownership. A larger percentage of people are invested and have need to protect it.

The innovators and skilled are migrating to the small enterprises where they are freer to excel and take risks. The university educated politically correct are now the middle management of large corporations, government bureaucracies and university faculty and are driving those behemoths into extinction. Large corporations tend to survive on sheer inertia, and eventually the perfect storm of a game changing event and competitor coupled with a dense rigid bureaucrat at the top takes them down. I have worked for a few of those and could see the rot at the top up close. It used to just be short sighted greed, but now it is virtue signaling weaklings at the helm.

We are living in the tectonic shift of urban density to decentralization of residence, from large monolithic organizations to networked entrepreneurs , from mass education based on an eighteenth century model to individual learning and a return of apprenticeship.

There will be screaming and blood. No matter, it is already underway. Which side of the future are you on?

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Author: TKC 1101

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  1. From my perspective as a land use practitioner, I hope you’re right. I posted about this back  in January, “The Castle Crumbles”, about the trend toward elimination of single-family residential zoning.

    Density ain’t lookin’ so good now, is it, Lefty?

    Yet,  just 5 months ago, the “tectonic shift” appeared to be from decentralization of residence toward urban density!

    Can we really take a “side” in connection with the future?  We can only dream and prophesy.

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  2. P.S.: Actually I looked up my post; it was New Year’s Eve! And I referred to 2008 as an annus horribilis!
    There I sat, all unaware of the great abyss  of disease and catastrophe about to open beneath our feet in 2020, which has reversed so many “trends”which then seemed unstoppable! From the sublime to the petty:  just look at plastic grocery bags, then universally reviled as environmental poison.  No sooner had we  all  switched to bringing our own sacks to market, than cloth bags became verboten, and the despiséd plastic: not merely acceptable, but de rigeur !  It  makes ya think, don’t it…?

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  3. Democrat-Socialism reveals the evils of society to be the consequences of capitalism, technology, and reason itself. Civilization is alienation from nature creating inequality among all men.  Lose 7.5 billion people and return to subsistence farming fertilized with night soil – North Korea.  There is no social unrest or inequality in North Korea, is there?

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  4. MJBubba:

    Uncle Al:
    Democrat-Socialism reveals the evils of society to be the consequences of capitalism, technology, and reason itself.

    Please elaborate.

    Uncle Al:
    Civilization is alienation from nature creating inequality among all men.

    The natural man, uncivilized and without reason, is an enemy of God. Secular humanism, the religion of the Socialist Democrats, is forced on all by the fascists/communists. Individual liberty does not mean or provide for individual equality of outcomes. It is simple but rational.

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  5. Bob Thompson:

    MJBubba:

    Uncle Al:
    Democrat-Socialism reveals the evils of society to be the consequences of capitalism, technology, and reason itself.

    Please elaborate.

    Uncle Al:
    Civilization is alienation from nature creating inequality among all men.

    The natural man, uncivilized and without reason, is an enemy of God. Secular humanism, the religion of the Socialist Democrats, is forced on all by the fascists/communists. Individual liberty does not mean or provide for individual equality of outcomes. It is simple but rational.

    I agree with your explanation of alienation and inequality.  Supposing that I understand you correctly and that your comment is related to the concept of Original Sin.

    But this does not address at all the prior statement.  I do not see how “evils of society” spring from “capitalism, technology and reason,” nor how, if any of that is anywhere near the truth, how such truth is revealed by “Democrat-Socialism.”

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  6. MJBubba:

    Bob Thompson:

    MJBubba:

    Uncle Al:
    Democrat-Socialism reveals the evils of society to be the consequences of capitalism, technology, and reason itself.

    Please elaborate.

    Uncle Al:
    Civilization is alienation from nature creating inequality among all men.

    The natural man, uncivilized and without reason, is an enemy of God. Secular humanism, the religion of the Socialist Democrats, is forced on all by the fascists/communists. Individual liberty does not mean or provide for individual equality of outcomes. It is simple but rational.

    I agree with your explanation of alienation and inequality.  Supposing that I understand you correctly and that your comment is related to the concept of Original Sin.

    But this does not address at all the prior statement.  I do not see how “evils of society” spring from “capitalism, technology and reason,” nor how, if any of that is anywhere near the truth, how such truth is revealed by “Democrat-Socialism.”

    I was just presenting a counter. I can’t elaborate because the statement is false.

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  7. Look outside your windows, folks.  Look at what is marching!  Uneducated, undegreed, Welfare-sucking fleshpots who have never sweated a mortgage or a spreadsheet.  They aren’t professionals, they aren’t tradesmen…they aren’t self-solvent in any way.  “Liberating pan-gender theses in Batman and Robin” are crap costing a cool $250K in student loans that can never be repaid.  “Defund the Police” is Democrat-Socialist gulags slyly abrogating tens of $billions in pension and retirement healthcare obligations.  If that flies…teachers are next.

    Who pays for the moron hordes’ transportation, food, lodging, restrooms, laundry, posters and signs?  They are sacrificial fools.  Sacrifice them, then get back to work.

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