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.

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.

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?

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.

The article reads like a legal defense of a future executive order by the AOC administration.