It is a city that has not experienced as much diversity as other cities, and enjoys low unemployment. Also, with a relatively low crime rate, I feel totally safe even after dark. In fact, the only person I saw jay-walking was that guy in the mirror this morning. It is like the movie “Pleasantville” grows up to become a city!
Still, there is a crushing wholesomeness to it all. The “Stepford Wives” movie was not filmed here but could have been. Fashions are very modern and often racy, but you cannot buy a beer unless you buy some food to accompany it.
Utah is one of the reddest states in America, but the newspapers are reporting a growing anger toward Congress and the Republican Party over both climate change and immigration reform. Change is coming to Pleasantville. Maybe, it will become acceptable some day NOT to be a Stepford Wife?