Before getting started, I must emphasize that this post is in no way racially or politically motivated. I don't care who you voted for and I don't
care what race (or sex) you identify as. It's not for quarrels. It's simply something I noticed...
Things that made me go Hmmmmm
is "An Extremely Detailed
Map of the 2016 Election".
It shows no side taking, no bias, and no opinions. It's simply a map of who voted for who and where.
I wanted to mention a few things that caught my eye. Maybe you'll notice too and also think "Hmmmm".
- Obviously the whole of the map appears to be majority RED. A MASS majority. A sea of red with small specs of blue, if you will.
- If one looks closer, it appears that nearly all cities in the US are BLUE. I looked at large and very small cities and I seem to notice the
How odd. It's like only cities cared about voting majority democrat. Too many possibilities go through my mind so I can't really have a solid
opinion as to why or how. Hacked Voting? Education? Something in the water? Race?
Looking at the fine, zoomed in details of areas that I am very familiar with, places I've lived for long periods of time, places I know lots of
people, places I visit and grew up, I did notice a few things that stuck out.
Currently living in Austin, I can say without a doubt that this cities majority most likely voted Democrat. I can see that in the "Hipster Hippy -
Overly Liberal" attitude around Austin. It's VERY laxed here. It's almost like an air of "Laws? Who cares about laws?" Why do I get this
feeling? Pretty much everything slides by. Though, if you get caught for J-walking, you will be tackled by police and beaten down. Pass the joint?
No problem. That's ok. Hell, there is even a bar here on 6th where people conjoin upstairs to hang out, BS and smoke pot as you would in any other
bar while drinking a beer. That blew my mind.
However, Austin is also a melting pot of many races. Asian, Latin, White, 'some' Black. Considering that many focused on race issues for this
race, I can see how Austin went majority blue. I pretty much figured that from the start. No guessing there.
The same is true for places like Dallas, Ft Worth, San An, and so forth.
Then I went to my home state, Louisiana and even though it's pretty much a sea of red, I did notice something pretty odd. All of LA's cities (I can
say almost every one) had majority blue. Now, this blows my mind because I've lived in a few of those cities and I didn't see that at all.
Let's take Lake Charles, for example. It's a city in the way that the Beverly Hillbillies made it big and invited their entire lineage to move next
door. So much so that what was once a small block of farmers ended up being a city of redneck, big wheeled truck driving, rebel flag toting, country
music blaring, gun toting, beer drinking bowed up countryfied city folk. Nothing wrong with that. My X-wife was from...... errrr wait. Doh!!
So, seeing Lake Charles, filled with it's oil refineries and massive oil based businesses painted blue really surprised me. This city was made
because of oil.
Looking over at Lafayette, another oil boom made city, the same thing. Now granted, I feel Lafayette is a little more civilized, I'm still surprised
that it was as blue as it was.
Then, I looked over at a few really small cities around my home town and seen the same. Wow... Blue. Seriously? That just can't be right. All
these tiny blue specs in this sea of red.
However, I did notice one thing which got me to wondering. In the areas I've mentioned in Louisiana, in which I grew up in at various stages of my
life, I did recognize something that made sense, though even though it did, I'm still a little perplexed.
First, let me say that In Louisiana, the predominant race is white (if you consider it a race..) and black. In Texas, from what I've seen, it's
mostly Latin and White.
So first I looked at my home 'town'. It only has around 1-2k people at most. It's VERY Cajun and countrified but technology caught up to some
. We have people who still live on the lake on their house boat till this very day. (Half of my family originated just that way all those
years ago) I noticed the town was split red and blue which again blew my mind. But, I noticed also that the line was divided in a certain area.
Back home, as many places, white and black neighborhoods are divided. When they say south of the tracks, that's seriously a real thing. South of
the old tracks is where the black neighborhood is and north is majority white. Now... Before anyone says anything racist, we have a black projects
and also a white projects so we have poor on both sides all the same. It's just the way things were done way back then where whites and blacks had
to live apart. Today, this is still the same in every city and town I've been in. So I see, based on the map, blacks tended to vote democrat and
whites tended to vote republican. This was also the same in the closes little cities. The division was the same. Also in Lake Charles and
Lafayette. The worn down parts of the city seemed to vote democrat.
I guess it was a race of the haves and the have-nots? No, that can't be it because in the places I've mentioned and some I didn't, you have well
off and not well off in the same general areas and those areas as a whole were red and blue divided. So perhaps that isn't the issue. Maybe it
really is based on racial identity? I can only guess.
Still... As much as that notion pops out at me... I still can't believe that this is exactly what it is. That would mean that a majority of all
races other than white live in the city. Meaning, there are more minorities in all cities than majorities or... Almost all minorities went dem and
some white as well, while majority white voted republican.
It's all very confusing. Though... I'm almost on the bandwagon that it's really a conspiracy and someone said "Hey, lets jack all the votes and
make it majority Dem in all the cities. That will allow us to win because there will be no turnout outside of cities and there are too few people in
them anyways because it's countries and towns". If that's the case, someone didn't do their homework.
Whatever the case may be... It's interesting to think about. What is that major divide between American people? Is it Racial? Is it
Wealth/Poverty? Is it hacking? Is it Russia? Who knows and honestly, I really don't know why I even care.
But... In other News
Conservatives call for constitutional intervention last seen 230 years ago.
Oh man... I can't wait!