Imagine a place scared stiff of society
, and the "poor
." Where no sixteen
year old is a member
of the citizenry
unless he owns a car
. Where everything is divided according to class
, and then divided again into "communities"--each with its own tacky, generic name. See a place where there is no city hall
, no downtown
, or (heaven forbid) a city park
. Imagine a place where kids are raised to be afraid of "different" and adults turn continuous cheap talk into an art form
. A place where any possibility of mass transit
is shot down from the fear of the "poor" of a nearby city flooding the streets.
A place where the parent or parents are working far away during the week (see bedroom communities). Where individualism is forbidden and cliques praised. Where a kid can lose his trust in society, his hopes for humanity, and his dreams of a future.
Now imagine this place actually existing. And imagine having to live in it for three years.
Welcome to Severna Park, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Snobville, USA. Population over 25,000 and growing!