At least there's some pushback in CA. @Johncdvorak This is my local Assembly member
@adam Just caught your convo about music licensing and podcasting. I worked on podcasts in their infancy at Pandora. When we started doing Questlove Supreme the solution that was used to get over certain DRM licensing rules was to set a live time and then loop it 24/7. It took a while for the lawyers to get with the labels and rights agencies to get it to where we could make it on demand. (The interface was still janky because of product limitations at the time)
In other words, the idea that someone else can "fix" your problems becomes inherent. Self-reliance becomes an afterthought. But the inherent need to be compassionate is still there--hence woke-ism. People want to be sovereign, caring, compassionate beings. But the suffocation of passage through mis-placed servitude has created a confused state of me vs. you when neither me nor you wishes to actually harm the other while inadvertently doings so at the whims of unseen masters.
I've lived half my life in rural areas and the other half in Urban areas. Here's the thing...urban areas are saturated with rentals and societal institutions. Rural areas require more assistance from neighbors (from each other). So, these "liberal" areas of urbanization are really incubators where folks learn that their problems can be solved by someone else. It's in the living structure. It makes it easier to facilitate "communist" programming. Starve them and they will comply.
For the Gen X-ers. Sit back enjoy a nice little upbeat tune and reminisce a little...
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