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04 Sep 2021, 8:15 pm

I hear a lot of people from the Blue States referring to the Red States as "hellholes" lately. But I happen to live in one of these hellholes myself. Can I just say something to these people as one American to all the others?

I know that as Americans our two worlds have always loved violence (rather it is through actual war or in movies/video games), we enjoy blaming each other with snarky zeal for our past mistakes that got us into the mess we are in today, and we always like to rebel against the 'opposite' side in authority just for the hell of it. But I have come to find that there is an even greater joy to be found whenever Americans occasionally come together to help each other out when all hope seems gone...

We are all facing a deadly pandemic right now and an enemy from within and from the outside who both seek nothing more than to have us tearing at each other's throats like rabid dogs in a pit fight. But you know? I see no reason why we can't all just work together to save your planet or ours.

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05 Sep 2021, 2:22 am

King0fSpades wrote:
I hear a lot of people from the Blue States referring to the Red States as "hellholes" lately. But I happen to live in one of these hellholes myself. Can I just say something to these people as one American to all the others?

I know that as Americans our two worlds have always loved violence (rather it is through actual war or in movies/video games), we enjoy blaming each other with snarky zeal for our past mistakes that got us into the mess we are in today, and we always like to rebel against the 'opposite' side in authority just for the hell of it. But I have come to find that there is an even greater joy to be found whenever Americans occasionally come together to help each other out when all hope seems gone...

We are all facing a deadly pandemic right now and an enemy from within and from the outside who both seek nothing more than to have us tearing at each other's throats like rabid dogs in a pit fight. But you know? I see no reason why we can't all just work together to save your planet or ours.

:alien: :heart: :alien:

i agree. on a small scale people can get together and love one another. i watched the movie "minari" today which is a "based on true story" tale about korean immigrants in arkansas in the early 80s who struggle to make a go of farming in america and had helpful non-racist neighbors who were very enlightened. it goes against all stereotypes of such a place. it was an escape from today's contention and divisiveness. if you have netflix i highly recommend watching this movie although it is a 4-hanky weeper. :( sad story with semi-happy ending.



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05 Sep 2021, 2:27 am

There are lots of news stories about people *fleeing* blue states of California, and New York.

-overcrowded
-crushing taxes
-long commutes
-expensive cost of living

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05 Sep 2021, 2:41 am

Good luck.
"Satire" doesn't sell well here. 8O


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05 Sep 2021, 3:37 am

it doesn't sell well in amuuuurica in general, too much nuance required.



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05 Sep 2021, 6:31 am

auntblabby wrote:
King0fSpades wrote:
I hear a lot of people from the Blue States referring to the Red States as "hellholes" lately. But I happen to live in one of these hellholes myself. Can I just say something to these people as one American to all the others?

I know that as Americans our two worlds have always loved violence (rather it is through actual war or in movies/video games), we enjoy blaming each other with snarky zeal for our past mistakes that got us into the mess we are in today, and we always like to rebel against the 'opposite' side in authority just for the hell of it. But I have come to find that there is an even greater joy to be found whenever Americans occasionally come together to help each other out when all hope seems gone...

We are all facing a deadly pandemic right now and an enemy from within and from the outside who both seek nothing more than to have us tearing at each other's throats like rabid dogs in a pit fight. But you know? I see no reason why we can't all just work together to save your planet or ours.

:alien: :heart: :alien:

i agree. on a small scale people can get together and love one another. i watched the movie "minari" today which is a "based on true story" tale about korean immigrants in arkansas in the early 80s who struggle to make a go of farming in america and had helpful non-racist neighbors who were very enlightened. it goes against all stereotypes of such a place. it was an escape from today's contention and divisiveness. if you have netflix i highly recommend watching this movie although it is a 4-hanky weeper. :( sad story with semi-happy ending.



I'll check it out one day. I could definitely use some more positive movies in my life to keep me from going into a downward spiral where I completely lose faith in humanity again. :wtg:


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05 Sep 2021, 9:56 am



The Thing About A Free Country
That Yes We Most Definitely Still Do
Have, Particularly, if One is Able to
Exercise THeir USA Freedoms; Particularly

If One Is able

To Even Figure

Out How to Be Free

As A Human Being As

It is surely An Inside Job
More Than An Outside Job
Now as Our Conscious Reality

Is Directed By Yes Our Conscious
Reality That Sits Squarely Between Our Ears

With Extensions Above, Below, Within, Inside
Outside And All Around; True, Let's Not Limit

FreedomS in Anyway...

There is No Place

'Redder' Than WHere

i Live And There is Practically

No Human As Blue and Free in
Liberal Ways As i am; Clue:

SUPER BLUE Liberal Folks

And in General
Sensation
SeeKinG
Nomads
Still With a
Little ADHD
Perhaps too

Find Work
Arounds Now

Wherever they
live to survive and thrive...

They Don't Let Anyone Or
Anything Hold Them Down,
Except for Their Own Humanity

And Of Course if they have to Work For Pay (YUCK)...

Or if they Don't LiVE iN A Place As Free AS the USA STILL IS...

LISTEN (Not you, the OP as you seem like you have an open mind)

Where i Live is assessed As the Most Difficult Place For Folks Who
Are Different To Thrive in the USA by Social Scientists; Do i Let THAT

Hold me Down;

NO, i FIND ALL THE
POWER-UPS OF THE
GAME AND TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF FREE...

Yet again, Being Financially Independent is helpful first...

And Of Course Staying Totally Sober Away From Any External
Additives Might Help Ya Live to Be MORE THAN 123 And Healthy too;

At Least for me

As i don't
See it not
Being Done
Before As Any
Limit to A 3 Minute LESS mile MORE...

Although i Don't Run; i'm more NoW
like the 'One Punch Line Man', HaHA...

And to the Topic of the Condition at
Hand of the 'Wrong Planet Website';

Yes Some Autistic Folks Do Poorly in
Areas of the Metaphor of Right Brain
Intelligence in Social Empathic Artistic
Spiritual Ways of Existence; However

Others Are Truly Stellar This Way,

To the Point Most Other

Folks Have

Difficulty

Understanding

Their Social Reciprocal

(In Grasping The Stars too)

Communication to the Point

That They Allow Their Special

(to the exclusion of other activities)

Interests Like Carving 'David' Naked

Out of A Stone or Painting the Sistine

Chapel Without Distraction TOTALLY LASER
FOCUSED FOR YEARS AND NO i AM NOT
ARM-CHAIR DIAGNOSING MICHELANGELO

i Don't
Have to,
i've Already
Been Diagnosed
With Asperger's
Syndrome by 4 Professionals
in my 40's And My Sister Has too in her 50's; We are
The True Scotsmen/ScotsWomen; We Just Happen to Be 'Angel
Flavored' Folks on the Autism Spectrum With Creative Wings! FOR REAL.

Don't Forget

THere Are ONLY

Two Letters

Separating

AuTISTIC

From aRtistic

R
U

Or UR...

For me at
Least i make

Use of THE EnTiRE ALPHaBET...

Yes and Obviously i Freak Out
Non-Creative Folk WHO HATE CHANGE; And Obviously

i Thrill Creative Sensation SeeKinG Folks to literally 'The Ends of this Earth'...

(AND YES i Do Have Links And Quotes to Prove All that i am Saying Here

As a

'Little
Professor too')

Not So Much on this Website;
Yet the Nature of my Beast is
Challenge! CHALLENGE! And
This (me) isn't even really A SATiRE, HAha..;)

And Are the Folks in the Little Southern Baptist
Churches Happy Where i Live; Yes Happy Hugging
Each Other Until they Turn Their Backs And the Gossip
Starts As that Is Most all that keeps their Minds Stimulated these days, hehe...

Way

Way

Way

too
Tedious
And BORING,
BORinG, BORING FOR ME...

YET IT WORKS FOR THEM;
AND ME TOO AS LONG AS
THEY STAY OUT OF MY WAY AND THEY DO...

Choo Choo, True They Tend not to Cross my Tracks very often, hehe..;)

IT
All
Works
Out perfectly
Enough for me!

And Yuck for them too...



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05 Sep 2021, 11:37 am

aghogday wrote:
This (me) isn't even really A SATiRE, HAha..;)


I guess my silly attempt at satire was trying to compare our red states and blue states to alien planets. At this point they may as well be lol :alien:


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05 Sep 2021, 3:10 pm

We have lots of conservatives in New York. And there are plenty of liberals in Georgia.

Satire or no, we should encourage people to meet from all corners of the country.



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05 Sep 2021, 3:17 pm

King0fSpades wrote:
aghogday wrote:
This (me) isn't even really A SATiRE, HAha..;)


I guess my silly attempt at satire was trying to compare our red states and blue states to alien planets. At this point they may as well be lol :alien:


I don't think it's the regions, it's the people. Some places might be much more blue or red but overall America is purple.
Americans on the other hand seem to largely be blue or red and often carry a deep distrust of people wearing the other gang's colours.


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05 Sep 2021, 3:25 pm

TheRobotLives wrote:
There are lots of news stories about people *fleeing* blue states of California, and New York.

-overcrowded
-crushing taxes
-long commutes
-expensive cost of living

Image

Something that's interesting about this is this means that people from "blue" states are going to "red" states and taking their ideals with them, which will attract more people from the overcrowded "blue" states. "Red" states are going to just eventually end up with the same issues once there's enough people that move, and vote to implement more "blue" policies that attract even more people. That "fleeing" isn't as good for them as people from "red" states make it out to be.



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05 Sep 2021, 6:40 pm

King0fSpades wrote:
aghogday wrote:
This (me) isn't even really A SATiRE, HAha..;)


I guess my silly attempt at satire was trying to compare our red states and blue states to alien planets. At this point they may as well be lol :alien:




Shortly After i posted 'here', i Visited A Catholic Church As i Do Each
Sunday to The 'Reddest Parts' We Have Locally And The Priest Went on

To Expose

How Some

Folks Still Don't
Believe the Pandemic
Is Real And Just some
Organized Government
Effort to Put Democrats in Control...

Yet of Course in the Most Deadly Part of the
Pandemic Where our Relatively Small Panhandle
County Leads Covid-19 Cases Amongst Unvaccinated
Unmasked Children With 800 of them infected and Over 800
Out Exposed As Well In Schools, the Church is Packed With Children
With No Social Distancing and a Handful of Mask Aware Protected Folks


Which is Really Insane As
The Church Operates Basically
Now Like There is No Pandemic
At All too... There Are Conservatives
And Liberals Wherever Folks Congregate,

Whether Democrat, Republican, Or Whatever...

Yet It's True With Conservation of Children's Health
There is Something Rotten in All Parts of 'Denmark'
When Parents Will Be Talked Into Risking the Health of
Their Children Carelessly This Way in the Name of Politics

And Freedom

Where Love

Escapes the

Room That Truly

Cares for the Neighbor

And Doesn't Set Us Back
to An Eye for an Eye Days
Where Women are 'Stoned-Lite'
By Shaming Those by Reward Bounties Who Help Young
Women Raped to Get Out of their Mental Stress Pregnant
Who Don't Wanna Breed the Spawn of the 'Devil' Who Infected them
With Violence And Hate; The Hell Part Comes in With the Disease of
"Ignoricism" Whether That is So-Called Liberal Actual Defunding of

Law Enforcement
Or Exposing

Young

Children
Unvaccinated
Unmasked to
A Deadly Pandemic
in Church and School Now...

i Get Along Fine With the Folks
Here And There's Instant Love
And Adoration Just By Speaking
The Magic Password That Will Get
Ya into Most Any Club Down Here (Jesus)

And It's True Still Being A White Dude Often
Identified As Law Enforcement And Perhaps
Someone On A Softball Team at a Baptist
Church Capable of Hitting a Home Run
(i Don't Play Team Sports) Does Allow

A Certain Protestant Work Ethic to
Get Away With 15,353 Miles of Public
Dance Now For the Last 8 Years; Very
Unlikely i Would Have Been Able to Pull

It Off As a Black Man or Mexican Carpenter/Roofing
Looking Dude Or if i couldn't Still Leg Press up to 1520
Pounds At the Military Gym Where Word Gets Around too

Still at 61 Years of age...

Like i said

You Do the
Power-Ups

of the Game
to Keep You
Free As Truly

Freedom Takes A Lot

Of Work And Is Always

Worth That Work As Long

As One is Willing to Assert Their True
Will to Fulfillment in Life That Works For Them...

i Love Where i Live, WHERE I LIVE; i couldn't Be
Happy Living The Way Others Do; And That's The
Whole Thing With the Right to Life, Liberty, And the
Pursuit of Individual Happiness; Every Human is A Different
Eye View of the UniVerse And Every Heaven is A Different Flavor

And The
Tween of
Grey SHades
of Purgatory
Through The BLaCKeST
Abyss of Lonely Human
Living Dead Ghosts Wandering (HeLL ON EartH)
The Earth Not Realizing They Are Dead inside Now...

i Know What that's

Like; i Know What

THAT DOESN'T FEEL

LIKE; LIFELESS PIECE OF PAPER EXISTENCE...

There are Much Much Better Places of

Life to

Stay in
Autotelic Flow...

Heaven Home Within...

Blue Skies And Sunshine Enough...

With Some Food, Shelter, And FRiEnDLY Love...

i Have All the Tools For Heaven i Need in this Place Now..:)



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05 Sep 2021, 10:19 pm

HeroOfHyrule wrote:
TheRobotLives wrote:
There are lots of news stories about people *fleeing* blue states of California, and New York.

-overcrowded
-crushing taxes
-long commutes
-expensive cost of living

Image

Something that's interesting about this is this means that people from "blue" states are going to "red" states and taking their ideals with them, which will attract more people from the overcrowded "blue" states. "Red" states are going to just eventually end up with the same issues once there's enough people that move, and vote to implement more "blue" policies that attract even more people. That "fleeing" isn't as good for them as people from "red" states make it out to be.



Yeah, don't count on that happening.

Ever heard the saying "East is East and West is West"?


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06 Sep 2021, 7:12 pm

Lots of people from other regions of the country do just fine in New York.



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06 Sep 2021, 7:34 pm

My point was that just because a lot of people from the blue planet err I mean 'states' :alien: are migrating to the red states does not mean that they're going to be able to change the culture here to make the states more leftist and liberal friendly. Many people in the red states like the deep south and midwest will always be stuck in their ways.

It's like trying to change Confucianism in East Asia.


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06 Sep 2021, 7:53 pm

If I move to a “red” state, I won’t try to change the culture. I’ll just be me. If they don’t like it, tough nuggies :P

There’s lots of scenic places in the Appalachian Mountains where I wouldn’t mind buying me a little house. I wouldn’t mind making friends with my new neighbors, too.



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