Here are some thought on the subject of population density and what happens when it reaches a certain critical mass….
You move to a rural area; it’s great. Almost never anyone else on the road – especially in the early morning or late at night. It’s wonderful.
Then you begin to encounter other cars at those times of the day – and night. You find it’s harder to pass/avoid them and even if you do, there’s another up ahead.
It won’t be too much longer before they are there all the time – and everywhere. Traffic appears. Your pleasant 35 mile drive into town becomes a conga line – with a Clover at the lead. You can’t pass, because there are Clovers coming at you in the opposite lane, too.
My rural county used to have just a handful of sheriff’s deputies – and they drove beat-up old Crown Vics without radar guns.
Well, Hut! Hut! Hut!
They now drive new Ford Explorer “Interceptors” with all the latest tacticool gear our tax dollars can buy – plus radar guns.
The one upside is that when this happens – when the Clovers invade and turn what was a really nice quiet, out-of-the-way place into another clone of Aspen or Northern Virginia – real estate values go sky high. If you own land, especially, you can milk one of these carpetbagging despoilers for an enormous sum and use it to flee to an even more remote area!
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