Red Vs Blue
Model of categorizing US states/counties/citizens
Initially defined as to whether a state voted in majority for George W Bush vs Al Gore in the 2000 election. Blue=Gore (Democratic Party), Red=Bush (Republican Party).
David Brooks on (Dec'2001) the split.
Timothy Noah identifies (Apr'2004) as being a county-level split (with urban-area counties more likely to be Blue). (Urban Secession)
- here's a map of county outcomes from the 2004 Presidential Election. http://images.scripting.com/archiveScriptingCom/2004/11/04/2004countymap3.gif
- Nov11'2004 - the editors of The Stranger wrote the Urban Archipelago to make the same point.
- This page has a nice pair of county maps/cartograms from the 2016 Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton election.
Is this Stasist/Neo Phobe vs Dynamist/Neophilia (Virginia Postrel)? Probably not, given that the Democratic Party is owned by the Labor Union-s.
Tom Wolfe on the anti-democrat resentment. I think support for Bush is about not wanting to be led by East Coast pretensions. It is about not wanting to be led by people who are forever trying to force their twisted sense of morality onto us, which is a non-morality. That is constantly done, and there is real resentment... I cannot stand the lock-step among everyone in my particular world. They all do the same thing, without variation. It gets so boring. There is something in me that particularly wants it registered that I am not one of them.
Scary slave-state map http://thechrisproject.com/images/map_nowvsthen.jpg
(The citizens of) which states pay the most in federal taxes, vs which states receive federal money.
Chip Taylor goes meta about Income Redistribution.
I think that rather than state-level clustering, a better model is the Urban Archipelago.
Also refers to RedPill vs BluePill choice in the Matrix movies.
Do GrayPill and GrayTribe refer to the same category? (and is it Gray or Grey?) (RedTribe/BlueTribe)
Scott Alexander on the OutGroup http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/09/30/i-can-tolerate-anything-except-the-outgroup/
Venkatesh Rao: https://twitter.com/vgr/status/690252711409790976
And what about Purple Pill? https://www.reddit.com/r/PurplePillDebate/
And Black Pill https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incel#Black_pill
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