Maybe we could switch places? I'd love to live in the largest city of US. You could have my Finnish city with it's 70 000 or so inhabitants in heartland of Finnish Orthodoxy.
I wish that for you. You might come to appreciate the things you take for granted about your home and your people.
Could you afford living in downtown, midtown Manhattan or the UES? It's hardly worth the trouble in my experience to live in a horrible neighborhood in one of the outer boroughs and having to take an hour train ride one way to get into the city. Could you afford white neighborhoods, or you would have to settle for being an outsider in a heavily black, Orthodox Jew, or latino neighborhood? If you would, how long do you think you could live, especially with a female, having to deny yourself the basic privilege of going and coming whenever you please without having to worry about conflict? Would you be able to afford living near a park, or a museum, or would you have to settle for block upon block of rundown bodegas and crumbling apartments?
Do you enjoy being able to breathe fresh, clean air? Kiss that goodbye.
The novelty of talking with hallucinogenic mentally deranged homeless crackheads wears of very soon once you have to deal with it multiple times a day. Feces, trash, etc. all in the street. Constant loud noises, screaming, gunshots, etc.
My question to the bleeding hearts (especially the ones in the city who push their dogma on anyone they happen to come across): Why not take your White family with your little White children, leave your comfortably White neighborhood of Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, the UES and MOVE to Crown Heights, Brownsville, SpaHa, and join the community board? Why not LIVE with those groups of people if your idea of diversity is working, as opposed to making matters worse as the reality seems to point?
Do you want to be surrounded with men who don't know if they're men or girls or both? Or women who think they're men? Or creatures that are decidedly both and neither at the same time? I wouldn't want my children to be exposed to that nonsense on a constant basis, especially if it is being pushed on them as "normal." There's only so much that a soul can handle.
Though I do admit responses to my ramblings along the lines up "It would make me even MORE faithful" are noble. Maybe you should come see for yourself.
There's good everywhere you look if you want to find it. But I can't find anything generally good about this place. I've met nice people, enjoyed good food, had fun at the museums and in the parks....the novelty of that wears off pretty fast.
Come join the fracas! They'd love to have you!