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I started reading the first link you posted and I can relate. The neighborhood I live in now is full of conservatives and there's nothing they would rather do than gerrymander this area so they can all live together. What's worse is people who aren't Republicans will try to blend in with them so they don't become countercultural. I can't entirely avoid these people because I go outside every day and ride my bike or skateboard. These people are deadly, they don't yield willingly to pedestrians, they're killers. I have discovered the safest routes through my neighborhood to avoid exposure to traffic but I still have to deal with them. My neighbors couldn't leave me alone to save their lives. Neighbors are supposed to do their own thing and leave people alone unless something happens like a disaster that requires collective action but these people want us to tie our legs together and drag each other through the mud.