So if you read the previous (and lengthy) post on City America, Country America, you’ll see my second stab at blogging toward a book. The first was a forward to The Book of Unspeakable Truth. This gives me…two forwards! I should quit books and start a basketball team instead.
My problem is that Unspeakable Truth must be harsh and confrontational. It will, at some point, alienate every reader who didn’t write it first. And I don’t want to do that, not right now. Right now I just want to alienate half of the potential audience. What can I say? It’s all marketing these days.
Also, am trying to finally make use of categories. The previous was “City and Country America”, here it’s “CACA notes”. Posts like the previous one for stuff as it might actually appear in the book, though obviously a rough draft. Whereas posts like this one would be commentary or notes or resources for the other sort.
For example, this amazing article by Stanley Kurtz. Obama is really stepping up the war against his country cousins:
The new HUD rule is really about changing the way Americans live. It is part of a broader suite of initiatives designed to block suburban development, press Americans into hyper-dense cities, and force us out of our cars.
(SINGING) “O’er the La-hand of the Free…and the Towns…of the…Slaves.”
And how about our beloved Bay City mice? What are those rodents up to?
Essentially, Plan Bay Area attempts to block the development of any new suburbs, forcing all population growth over the next three decades into the existing “urban footprint” of the region.
Nice, San Francisco. Real tolerant of you. Hey! I’ve got your perfect new motto:
Alternative lifestyle my ass!
But don’t worry, country mice. You can check out any time you like.