I thought we didn’t have to dog-whistle anymore now that Trump has been elected. Guess some people didn’t get the memo.
The same reasons that students in Japan, Korea, China, the Arab world, India, and Russia do the same thing. At 69, you should know there’s a lot more to the world than what you learned in fourth grade social studies and freshman year in college.
This was always an interesting construct to me, considering how you have to draw that longitude line. I’ve tried to replicate it here, though the Hicksville shading is quite imprecise since I don’t quite know where all the Western Hicksvilles are.