In the latest case of the New York Times being themselves, we have a story about millennials fleeing the oppressive economic climate of big cities, such as New York, and heading to the flyover country where the cost of living is less and government regulations are not as burdensome.
Only to find out things are different politically where they are now.
Millennials have been fleeing New York for creative hubs in the South, where housing is cheap and there are plenty of good cafes and yoga studios. Then came the new abortion laws. https://t.co/kr23CbmaD0
— NYT Metro (@NYTMetro) May 16, 2019
To learn where you are living is apparently an “awakening”:
“You really forget that you are in the Deep South here,’’ she said. The news was an awakening.
It may be the most "New York Times" article premise ever. https://t.co/JWyg7uXl7s
— Esoteric Jeff (@EsotericCD) May 19, 2019
This, to say the least, seems… forced. https://t.co/Vbf8GzMqCZ
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) May 19, 2019
Siri, show me the most New York Timesy article by the New York Times https://t.co/MjGIHU0L16
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) May 19, 2019
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) May 19, 2019
PEAK Twitter https://t.co/MTCVkxZRP6
— Diesel Cooper (@Simplekindoffan) May 19, 2019
But going with the story’s premise…
Why are millennials fleeing New York and other cities?
And why are things economically better in the states to which they are fleeing?
Millennials have been leaving liberal areas with flailing policies for conservative areas, are stunned by conservative policies https://t.co/TcU7mHD8Gn
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 19, 2019
Where did they think they were going? https://t.co/NXLRjyTiI8
— The Failing NY Times (@FormerNewspaper) May 19, 2019
And so the obvious solution is to “Brooklynize” southern cities so no one will want to live there either:
Over the many decades, it has acquired various layers of nuance, but today it tends to call to mind a string of cities from Charlotte, N.C., to Austin, Tex., that have essentially been Brooklynized by way of a progressive social culture and a tweaked fidelity to some of the South’s more marketable traditions.
This thought process is not a real thing https://t.co/cIhaqYFJLN
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) May 19, 2019
As a native New Yorker, I just want to be clear that we’re not all like this. Only jackass transplants who hated their Midwest hometowns and couldn’t cut it in NYC think the world revolves around them like that. https://t.co/HpI7C7kuWw
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) May 19, 2019
The article reads like a legal defense of a future executive order by the AOC administration.