I've also found that this holds true for smaller levels as well. My hometown is fairly rural and in a high poverty county, yet people don't want any better. Since I moved out, I realized that's because it's all they've ever known; they don't really realize there is a difference than living there, doing the same things as adults they did as high schoolers, etc. It's just a vicious cycle, as that mindset gets passed on to their kids as well, and fosters quite a bit of anti-intellectualism in the mix (which I see as a teacher there now, though I don't live there).
"The city became his on-and-off home throughout much of the 1960s." "Life was safer and easier: unlike in the US, he didn’t have to worry about being harassed by the police or being refused service at restaurants. “"
It's doubly strange considering Atlanta has generous film subsidies and tax breaks, making it one of the nation's top filming locations. They might have saved money shooting here. Stranger Things and a host of other Netflix shows are based here.
I don't normally nitpick about something like this, but it frequently took me out of the story.
That said I believe I read an article suggesting that Netflix plans to not film in Atlanta because of a variety of conservative laws passed in the state of Georgia. That was post the 2018 filming of Mindhunter season 2, but it may affect future shows and films.
Georgia courts overthrew the heartbeat bill, as was predicted. The executive branch is shopping around for a district to pass an abortion law, fight it in court, then elevate it to the supreme court. That should terrify everyone. They think they can win at the highest court.
Before covid-19, there were over 30 big ongoing productions. Netflix, Disney, HBO, and Amazon all have major shows filming here:
No, some of us on HN are adamantly against abortion. I'm far left on almost every issue except that one.
It is kind of interesting.
"The dream of safety can reach culmination or climax only in the nightmare orgasm of genocide."
There's a preamble to it, but it's an incredibly powerful idea to me. We live in a radically unsafe universe and our death is inevitable. Safety is a delusion.