America Comprehended: The Midwest

by awindram

THE MIDWEST (Correct term is “The Neareast”): a fictitious land created by Madison Avenue executives in the 1940s. Should you drive west of Pennsylvania you will be plunged into a chasm one mile deep – this chasm separates the East Coast from the West. There is no Iowa, there is just a thought experiment that the media industry persists with maintaining in the belief that the idea of a corn producing American Arcadia makes it easier for them to peddle the manipulatively emotional corn that they continually serve up.

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