MB, I read this article and while I share your revolsion at the thought of NY controlling the Northeast, I simply don’t see that happening. Rural areas will not be dictated to or controlled by urbanites after shtf.

Yesterday perhaps.
Today, I am not so sure.

Having watched the Denver water board completely screw over the CO eastern plains, and nothing happened, I am hesitant to agree.

The independent people of yesterday are just that, history.
The age of the wimp, some 25 years back has brought us here.