I understand that people from around the world are targeted but American TI's have special reason to gripe as its obvious that America's way of living and existing on planet earth require constand ass-covering and intimidation of citizens to survive..now and into the future.
The only places that are tolerable are places where people are basically honest about thier intent to live as they please. Places like NYC, west TX (east TX is just creepy in some places.) Allright allright: Texas in general, Las Vegas NV.
These are places I felt a strong sense of individuality was expressed or that a persons individual rights were ultimately respected. In the shelter in Dallas people can sit in front of a big screen TV and still smoke inside, its a huge warehouse. No one asks your business or if you want to get into the system. It was the greatest second hand smoke inhalation of recent years. Las Vegas is wonderful pure greed and no one wastes anyone elses time preserving airs (like Boston) or trying to put on airs to appear they actually have class but fail miserably (San Diego). People want to party, they are there to make money so stay the f*ck out of the way and mind your own business and if your full of sh*t you'll probably get mugged. Awesome. Poker players take thier craft so dead seriously, thier obsession ultimately attractive in its single mindedness.
These places are all very open about thier stance on money, greed and freedom of the individual and personal choice. Even NYC being in a very blue northeast has always been a place where you mind your own business and take tending to business and making money very seriously.
California pisses me off, Boston used to be very much more like NYC but has morphed into something unrecognizable as it has incorporated and internalized much of California type ways of doing things. The Kennedy way of being a Democrat doesnt even readily exist there anymore. Its gone the way of the Brahmin. Forget it.
Some of the mid west is tolerable as its honest and overt and has a feeling of going about its business and you can do the same.
Much of the rest of the USA has become intolerable with political correctness and/or YUPPie values. Its like a nightmare cross between the worst NeoCons mixed with the worst bleeding hearts who believe the system of social workers and psychiatry can save the world. Horrid.
Lets not forget the wonders of gangsta culture for producing one of the single most elements to dumb down America and create the largest concentration of wanna be jerk off since the obsession with Italian gangsters from Mean Streets to the Rat Pack to the God Father. Probably worse as this is totally mainstreamed now and commercialized- its not going away.