The liberal poison that is degenerating our culture emanates from the metropolitan ant heaps. This is where you will find the greatest concentrations of it. It is worth noting that it only began around 1700 in London and Amsterdam which became the first big modern cities.
This IS NOT to say that it doesn’t pour out into rural areas which are equally immersed in popular culture thanks to the media. Everyone has a smartphone and a television even in the remotest parts of Alaska. Rural America has vast problems. It is downstream of the source though. The dominant culture is being created and propagated from the metropolitan areas.
Social conservatives live in rural areas. Social liberals pool in the big cities. The suburbs are a mix of social conservatives and social liberals. This dynamic is true of all regions of the United States. It is true in Britain and Norway where Morgoth and Bjørn Andreas Bull-Hansen live. There is obviously a connection between population density and liberalism. The people who live in these spaces tend to be uprooted, lack personal space, unattached to place and immersed in the features of urban life like bars and restaurants while more rural people and suburbanites go to church.
It recently occurred to me that one of the most positive developments of the 21st century is the death of retail. Southerners moved from rural areas to the cities and suburbs in part to live close to the new big box stores. The ideal of the postwar generations used to be living in a suburb that was in close proximity to the mall. Now, anyone who lives a rural area though can shop online and order anything in the world and have it delivered to their doorstep. It is also possible to live in a rural area and work online now like Bjørn is doing with his channel.
A generation ago, there were a handful of network television and cable news channels which delivered their programming vertically down to the Boomers from a handful of metropolitan areas. The national news magazines and newspapers all echoed the same liberal narrative which was similarly set in these large metropolitan areas and was vertically delivered down to the masses. Until very recently, those of us who live in the countryside didn’t have a means to talk back to these urban liberal elites and articulate and share our perspective with the masses unless it was through approved channels under the control of Conservatism, Inc.
Technology is gradually making us less reliant on the metropolitan areas for information, entertainment, employment and shopping. In the future, no one will have to work anymore because of automation and hopefully we will be able to abolish the cities and suburbs.
Note: Bjørn’s maxim that a man shouldn’t live where he can’t piss is very true. It is not good for your mental health to live in those places.