Foolishness since 2007

Foolishness since 2007
Foolishness since 2007

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Here in flyover country, the heartland, the land of the deplorables

Why Flyover Country is Fated to Lead

Geography has blessed the Midwest and Western states with a richness of forests and agricultural lands and a cornucopia of iron, coal, gold and hydrocarbon deposits, not to mention “more miles of navigable inland waterways than the rest of the world combined.” The river network cinches the interior together like laces on a shoe, and the Mississippi River connects America’s heartland to the Atlantic world and to the harbors along the Eastern coastline. Meanwhile, railroads and highways weave Americans into a patchwork quilt, an assemblage more enduring than the multiculturalists’ tapestry of grievance and identity. “Americans are a great people not only because of their democracy and their Protestant creed, but also because of where they happen to live.”

From


EARNING THE ROCKIES

By Robert D. Kaplan

2 comments:

  1. Those who simply fly over have no clue as to what they are missing.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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