If what is seen here is the pinnacle of American life, which it is -regarded by many, then I'm taking a time machine back to the dark ages. These were all taken last week above east Jackson County Missouri, a suburban area of Kansas City Missouri.
To start off, a residential pod with the cliched curvilinear streets, adjacent to a suburban collector road:
Below: It's not just that they all look the same, it's that the greater design context is so low quality:
Compulsory car dependency, as mandated by the structuring and design of the built environment:
Suburban arterial road and accompanying accessories:
This is how commerce and daily business is handled in contemporary America - motoring up and down arterial roads lined with all the revolting accessories of suburbia such as big box emporia, parking lots, and interminable traffic:
This is the idiotic way Kansas City has structured its own sports stadia:
This is what we call "low density."
More arterial road idiocy:
The crudscape surrounding Interstate 70:
Everything that is wrong with America can be evinced from this image:
It looks like the Homeowners Association needs to repave the cul-de-sac:
The end. I am now accepting donations for a lobotomy.