I admit my article may be a bit of an over-simplification, particularly when it comes to the rural south. And I think I may have failed to make a major point clear:

The coastal elites include both liberals and conservatives. It's basically all college-educated people -- the Washington Establish, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, etc.

I'm not lumping all conservatives to the Taliban.

I will not apologize for comparing the rioters of January 6th and white supremacist groups to the Taliban though. A terrorist of any skin color is still a terrorist.

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