Polarization … betul lah tu
The USA electoral map of 2012 below shows how Americans are divided.
Blue states were won by the Democrat’s Obama and red states were won by the Republican’s Romney.
Coastal states on either side of the continent are blue. California is on the Pacific coast and New York is on the Atlantic coast. Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Manhattan are big, cosmopolitan cities.
The coasts are cosmopolitan because they have international ports. These ports see a confluence of cultures because immigrants of various ethnicities had sailed and docked here.
In contrast, the Deep South and Midwest are red states. Their population are more homogenously white. Some of these Republican bastions in the hinterland are landlocked — no seaports, and so the exposure to diverse influences (“diversity”) is not as considerable as say, New York.
Aside from Colorado (marked ‘Co’ in the map) and New Mexico (‘NM’), the boundaries between the red and blue states are quite clear.
In some of the blue states, there were protests and even mini riots against Trump. In some of the red states, Trump was greeted like a rock star.
A number of the blues loathe Trump with a vengeance while a number of the reds love Trump to bits. Americans are divided.
BELOW: DAP is Cina pekat lah — group photo of the party leaders; cuba tengok muka-muka dema
Same like Amerika’s blue vs red
It is most disingenuous and deceitful of DAP Firsters to accuse BN supporters of being “divisive” when the urban Chinese are rabidly pro-opposition.
During the tsunami of 2008, the opposition won the west coast states – Kedah, Penang, Perak and Selangor.- in the general election.
Rural Malays remained pro-establishment and this kept the BN in power.
BELOW: The DAP leaders’ group photo from above is fragmented and enlarged … search each frame carefully to spot the Malay faces
‘Great Wall of China’ in Malaysia
If we were to colour the 2012 opposition seats in Parliament yellow and the ruling party seats red, we will get an electoral map of Pakatan controlling the cities and BN holding the fort in the Malay heartland
Just as we are divided in our political allegiance, so too are we polarized as a population.
All the sweet talk about “building bridges” by the DAP evangelistas is bullshit.