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Old 07-02-2017, 08:21 AM
 
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Then explain why mid sized Midwest cities.... Doesn't the whole "there outsiders" outlook come from places like that. Those that dress different and think different etc..
You sound like a person with very little actual experience of mid-sized Midwestern cities.
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:36 AM
 
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You sound like a person with very little actual experience of mid-sized Midwestern cities.
OK... But still no explanation of why mid sized Midwest cities would embody the least groupthink...
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:46 AM
 
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This entire thread will evolve into very thinly veiled attempts at Midwest bashing...already has.
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Old 07-02-2017, 12:08 PM
 
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Knoxville TN residents have a wide variety of political & social views. Yes, religion is prevalent but it's a wide variety of religions.

The exception is football season when things get overwhelmingly orange. If this bothers you, plan on vacationing out of town during home games.

Nashville has a lot of political/social diversity. You can choose between football and hockey to embrace or avoid.

I don't feel politically diverse cities are all that unusual. You might try hanging out in a different neighborhood of your own metro.
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Old 07-02-2017, 01:04 PM
 
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A place with lots of in-migration, particularly of the international kind, ought to do well. Also a place that's less religious, and has some diversity among the religious people it does have.
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:47 AM
 
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Probably Alaska.
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Old 07-03-2017, 02:39 AM
 
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Then explain why mid sized Midwest cities.... Doesn't the whole "there outsiders" outlook come from places like that. Those that dress different and think different etc..
Middle America outside the major cities is about as "groupthink" as it gets.
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Old 07-03-2017, 11:45 AM
 
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Middle America outside the major cities is about as "groupthink" as it gets.
That's exactly my thought. From my experience (of course including the disclaimer of "not all but alot") seem to have more of a herd mentality than the cities... Everyone in town seems to be at church on Sundays etc.. . The people suggesting otherwise have yet to explain their reasoning...
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Old 07-03-2017, 12:36 PM
 
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Houston has a very iconoclastic mentality.
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:27 PM
 
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That's exactly my thought. From my experience (of course including the disclaimer of "not all but alot") seem to have more of a herd mentality than the cities... Everyone in town seems to be at church on Sundays etc.. . The people suggesting otherwise have yet to explain their reasoning...
Well, you keep trying, but really, all you're doing is buying into a stereotype. I live in a smaller Midwestern city right now, and from my house, going east, I have an Evangelical Christian. To the north of my house, I have an extremely liberal atheist Democrat. On Sunday mornings, I see very few families pile into their cars to go to church (other than to my east). Sunday mornings seem to be a time for early morning runs, coffee at Starbucks, taking out the boat and hitting the lake in the summer, or skiing in the winter. I've lived in Milwaukee before (that's in the Midwest)....the only city in the US that has had three (3) Socialist mayors. Have you ever heard of Father Groppi...he certainly doesn't fit your stereotype. Madison WI will never be a city of groupthink...far from it. There are women and men in smaller cities and towns, who fit the description of groupthink. Not just in the Midwest, though....these people are everywhere. You can pick on the Midwest if you want, but it's just ignorant, if you think that's the only place this exists.
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