Yesterday the Bayou Renaissance Man linked to a few articles and briefly pontificated on the end of civilization as we know it in The Death of Suburbia.
Peter links to the Business Insider (follow the links from his blog if you like), then deduces that the magazine people might be on to something. Peter concludes with:
I've also been informed by a friend in law enforcement that in some states, there appears to be a deliberate effort by many people, particularly those close to retirement, to move out of bigger cities, with their crime, pollution and dependency culture, to smaller towns and rural areas, where self-reliance is prized, community spirit is much stronger, and crime is considerably lower.While I tend to agree with him, one somewhat pithy comment struck me as being much more succinct as well as humorous.
The reason why the middle class is abandoning suburbia are the same reasons they've had to abandon shopping malls, Chuck e cheese, red lobster, golden corral, the freaking zoo and the Iowa state fucking fair of all places. Here a hint: It ain't the Amish.Ha!
I love it. Here's a tip of the old fedora and a hoist of the afternoon bourbon glass to Anonymous. Whoever he is, he nailed it. Your health, Sir!