America’s Cycles of Change

New Map of America

Something very fundamental and strange has happened to the geography of American politics. It is so enormous, so obvious and so counter to the accepted wisdom of the past half century that the entire print and broadcast media have missed it completely.

Trump Resurgent, Cruz Crunched

Thu, 21 April 2016

Donald Trump could indeed go down to a major defeat for the Republicans as their presidential candidate in November, though he could also do a far better among the core white, working class patriotic core than the GOP has managed since its ludicrously fraudulent portrayal of George W. Bush as a victorious war hero in 2004.

Bernie Sanders has reason to feel good heading into Tuesday’s primary elections. Not only did he stay alive and survive his anticipated stream of southern defeats by Hillary Clinton, he picked up a useful number of states of his own along the way and now he is poised to show his real strength in the big industrial states with collapsed economies that he knows should be his real source of strength.

In the coming cyclical crisis about to sweep the United States, the Southwest can expect to face one of the worst upheavals of any part of the nation.

No region of America has fallen further in the past half century than the Industrial Northeast, memorably dubbed by author Joel Garreau as “The Foundry.”

The Rise of the Rocky Mountain West

Wed, 18 November 2015

Clinton’s environmental politics were hated by most people who actually lived in the Rocky Mountain West and the Sunbelt. They felt the growing pressure of property prices and soaring utility costs.

California has also been paralyzed by what Garreau called the two conflicting “nations” that eternally war within the state. They are the Ecotopia environmental utopians of the coastal strip and the north, against the free market, “Tex-Mex” culture of Los Angeles and California’s south.