I live in the “People’s Republic of Massachusetts,” and I’ll agree with you that it’s easy to turn inward into our own geographic and political echo chambers. I’m fortunate that state law will insulate me against a lot of the autocratic BS Trump has promised to enact. But there are people out there who aren’t fortunate enough to live where we live. There are people whose lives are going to be destroyed by this administration. Would you be able to look at yourself in the mirror if you left them to their fate and abandoned the rest of the continental US? I don’t know that I would.