One line in particular really caught my attention.
"The real issue in Maine is a vicious agenda of rural cleansing." ----"They don't like growth or prosperity."Does everybody have your Matt Bracken CW2 cube out?
Good. Upon which two axes are the two prongs of the government's action coming? Wealth and location.
Along the axis of money, they're trying to stifle anyone else from getting more. In this way, those who are currently at the outer edge of the wealth axis will continue to remain so even if the entire axis shrinks.
Along the axis of location, they're trying to federalize (which is a good euphemism for "steal") productive lands that are already well managed and deny them to private citizens. This in essence, compresses the CW2 cube along the location axis, denying the rural and forcing people to the urban. Strange that they don't federalize the center of a city that is just a wasteland, yet will federalize what's already well-managed and maintained.
Do you understand yet?