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AMAC Magazine Exclusive: Tale of Two Cities

Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2023
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AMAC Exclusive – By Robert B. Charles

In this AMAC Magazine Exclusive article

Robert B. Charles compares the differences between “woke” cities, and those that are not. 

A Tale of Two Cities

In 1859, Charles Dickens wrote a novel entitled A Tale of Two Cities, set during the French Revolution’s slide into darkness. Oddly, the title fits our times. Increasingly, we have become a nation characterized by “a tale of two cities,” one painfully “woke,” the other intentionally not.

With 100,000 cities to choose from, picking for contrast is like picking a floating duck at the fair, hoping to get a match. Cities divide by political, geographic, economic, ethnic, and countless demographic lines, some coastal and “progressive,” some inland and traditional. Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco, California, are paradigms of “woke” culture, followed by…

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phil
phil
10 months ago

Hopes that anything will be changed by an “election” are simply pipe dreams. When during my 80 years was a Communist or other autocratic and repressive government ever ejected as the result of an election? We just saw the Communists steal the ’20 election and then lie about the entire process and results, with the complicity of the corrupt Leftist media and the cowardly Senate and SCOTUS. When were pirates ever ejected from a ship as the result of a petition or referendum? Our only hope – if there is any – is formation of a true Conservative party in which none of the familiar RINOS are welcome. Lacking that, better keep your powder dry.

Doug
Doug
10 months ago

Good afternoon, Mr. Charles: What about Seattle, WA?? I was born in 1949 and grew up near Seattle. My mother frequently took me to downtown Seattle when I was a little boy and even when I was a teenager in the 1960’s Seattle was still a pretty safe (and friendly) city to visit. Fast forward to today and downtown Seattle has empty stores and homeless people. How does this compare to Portland, OR?

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