- An economic last resort
- A socially hierarchy still exists (snowbirds)
- Obvious anti institution sentiments
- “Yes there are people who had a choice”
- substance abuse
- “There were people who thought it was a shithole and would have given anything to be anywhere else”
- “There is a definite counterpoint that is being ignored”
- “Contradiction”: the hierarchy does exist, and much of how the media portrays it is true. But snowbirds are necessary to keep the Slab functioning
- “To some people, this is freedom”
“People don’t want the structure . . .” – Molly
What is happening?
- The number of people who live in Slab is decreasing, especially the population who brings the wealth and necessary economic circulation for Slabs functioning.
- As noted by both THE NEWS and ANTHROPOLOGICAL study, we see that age is a determinant factor on the success and future of SLAB. While the youth use alternative media to portray this new world, middle age Americans seek a way out.
The smallest news sources envisioned a movement . . . .
“Movement is tricky, I saw art happening.””People are very suspicious of organized anything.””Music is there” —-> “If there was a movement, it was to embrace spontaneity over all else.”