This fabulously liberal columnist noted that technological advances has killed social conservatism.
Here's a section I found of particular note.........
the best hope for social conservatives is to retreat to minority enclaves like those of the Amish. On self-created reservations they can raise their children as they see fit, segregated from mainstream culture and visited, perhaps, by morally liberal tourists nostalgic for an older, simpler way of life. And if their fertility is higher than that of the morally liberal majority, they can hope to take over America by strength of numbers — in 500 or a thousand years.
First, we're already doing that. We call it the suburbs. See, we conservatives decided to leave your shitholes of urban decay decades ago. But there was a problem. We're not allowed to prevent liberals from moving into our communities. As a result, wealthy liberals who don't want their kids going to screwed up schools sitting next to strip joints dodging bullets on their way home move to our communities and bring all their demented social mores with them.
Over time, they end up destroying these communities as well. It's like a termite infestation without the charm.
Let's take a reminder course on how well these open minded liberal enclaves operate in the real world.
Below is a county map from the 2000 Bush Gore election. You'll note that the country is basically red except for our urban counties and the coasts.
What do we find in those lovely blue communities? More crime...... that would include sex crimes. But hey what's a few violent rapes in a "free love" sexual environment.
So we folks in "Redville" would like to keep our communities puritanically clean and safe. If we can be assured that you liberals will stay the hell out, that would suit us just fine.