The ties that bind together the Glorious Union are unraveling at a gathering pace. The Reds and Blues are exchanging fire across the political spectrum over their irreconcilable differences. The rhetoric of both sides continues to escalate.
A number of mainstream commentators are throwing the spotlight on the Disunited States of America. Polarization is working its magic. The chasm is widening between the two camps.
1.) In the New York Times, Ross Douthat has a new article called “Islam in Two Americas.” The Ground Zero Mosque has become an ideological battlefield in the clash between Reds and Blues over the American future.
Blue America sees the Ground Zero Mosque as a litmus test of America’s commitment to liberalism and multiculturalism. Red America sees the Ground Zero Mosque as an intolerable reminder of America’s imperiled cultural identity.
Intelligent observers understand that the Ground Zero Mosque is not the real issue here. Like the Compromise of 1850 or the Kansas-Nebraska Act, it is a symbolic marker on the road to some type of national crisis.
After years of passive resistance, Red America is now experiencing a real existential crisis. Millions of White Americans are convinced they are “losing their country.” They are determined to “take our country back.”
For decades, Red America operated on the assumption that the lifestyle and culture they are accustomed to could be preserved in spite of changing demographics. The election of Barack Obama and his determination to advance a radical agenda challenged that fundamental assumption.
Blue America has been pushing the envelope for so long that it cannot understand the sudden collapse of the old consensus. It took for granted the acquiescence of Red America.
Similarly, Red America took for granted that Blue America wasn’t leading the nation to disaster. It bought into the utopian promises of the political class. The best and brightest were given the benefit of the doubt.
The reality of the “transformation” that Blue America had in mind is starting to sink in. The Ground Zero Mosque is a visible sign of transformation. Barack Obama’s presidency is another. The contempt and disrespect shown toward the White majority is another still.
The Reds are starting to see and feel the consequences of their dispossession: taxes are going to be raised, wealth is going to be redistributed, schools are going to deteriorate, the economy is going to collapse, posterity is going to be saddled with unsustainable debt, freedom is going to be transfered to “protected classes,” neighborhoods are going to decline, cultural traditions are going to be extirpated.
The Cassandras of America and their dire warnings of an impending disaster were ignored. The chickens are coming home to roost. The future is now the present.
Red America doesn’t like to think about that future. That’s why there is such an uproar whenever they are reminded of it.
In the long run, Red America, otherwise known as White America, isn’t going to reconcile itself to “change” as defined and envisioned by Blue America, otherwise known as the political class and their racial vassals.
Before that happens, there will either be a revolution (1776), a reformation (1828), or a civil war (1861) in the United States.
2.) In the New York Times, a Blue diatribe against the Reds waves the red flag in front of the bull. It is a truly amazing case study in just how radically out of touch the Blue elite (i.e., the political class) is with Red America (i.e., ordinary White Americans).
Instead of defusing a volatile situation, the Blue elite is throwing gasoline on the fire and browbeating the Reds with accusations of intolerance and bigotry. Barack Obama has gone on record with a full throated defense of the Ground Zero Mosque.
3.) In the Associated Press, Michael Bloomberg (Mayor of New York City) says it will be “a sad day” if his opponents succeed in thwarting construction of the Ground Zero Mosque. It is a losing issue in New York State and New York City, but the sneering Blue contempt for ordinary Americans knows no bounds.
4.) Florida is competing with Virginia to become the next state to defy the Obama administration on immigration. The polarization that followed the Justice Department lawsuit against Arizona succeeded in realigning the political mainstream in that state and many others.
5.) In U.S. News and World Report, Jamie Stiehm advocates the expulsion of South Carolina, Texas, and Arizona from the Union, along with Florida and the Deep South states. Many Blues would happily choose progressive ideology over the preservation of the Union.
6.) In the Washington Post, Dana Milbank pokes fun at the Reds and notes that neo-Confederate concepts like secession, nullification, and state sovereignty have returned to the political mainstream.
7.) In Forbes, Joel Kotkin has a new article called “A New War Between the States,” in which he describes the “new irrepressible conflict” between the states and the federal government.
Red America has a geographical and economic basis. Are fiscally conservative states like North Dakota, Kansas, and Texas willing to be taxed to bail out the free spending, poorly managed states like California, New York, and Illinois?
When California become the Greece of the Pacific and Illinois the Iceland of the Midwest who rides to the rescue? In the long run, will the White Heartland prop up the failing parts of the Union, or will it bail and create an enlarged Confederacy?
We live in interesting times.
It is worth noting though how utterly irrelevant the White Nationalist movement is to the anger and tension that is building in White America. While all this is going on, White Nationalists are discussing the Edgar Steele and Hal Turner cases.
White Nationalists have long predicted that eventually the White majority would wake up and start resisting its dispossession. Similarly, White Nationalists forecasted the collapse of the American economy and the destruction of the middle class.
When it comes to analysis, White Nationalists are usually not far off the mark:
– Yes, it is true the Jews are a bad influence.
– Yes, it is true that race exists.
– Yes, it is true that Whites are being pushed aside and will eventually lose majority status.
– Yes, it is true that political correctness and multiculturalism are calculated to weaken the White majority.
– Yes, it is true that Whites are expected to be individuals and non-Whites are expected to identify with their racial group.
– Yes, it is true that disaster (racial, cultural, financial) is inevitable if present trends continue.
The tragedy of the White Nationalist movement is that its ability to see reality so clearly is frustrated by its complete inability to do anything about it.
When the White Revolution does come, it will invariably be led by opportunists and scoundrels, who will co-opt the movement for their own purposes, not by the saints and prophets who toiled away in obscurity.
It won’t be the first time this has happened.