Two Americas, Very Divisible

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In the New York Times, Charles Blow has a new column on the growth of regional and cultural polarization within the United States:

“The gap is growing between liberals and conservatives, the rich and the not rich, intergenerational privilege and new-immigrant power, patriarchy and gender equality, the expanders of liberty and the withholders of it. And that gap, which has geographic contours — the densely populated coastal states versus the less densely populated states of the Rocky Mountains, Mississippi Delta and Great Plains — threatens the very concept of a United States and is pushing conservatives, left quaking after this month’s election, to extremes. . .

But even putting secession aside, it is ever more clear that red states are becoming more ideologically strident and creating a regional quasi country within the greater one. They are rushing to enact restrictive laws on everything from voting to women’s health issues …

We are moving toward two Americas with two contrasting — and increasingly codified — concepts of liberty. Can such a nation long endure?”

Probably not.

In the long run, I fully expect there will be more polarizing showdowns over raising the debt ceiling, over federal and corporate bailouts, over taxation and wealth redistribution to favored racial and ethnic minorities, over failed attempts by the states to rein in the inexorable growth of the federal government, etc.

As we move “Forward” with Obama, the Democrats will be forced to stoke class, racial, religious, and gender divisions in each new presidential cycle to retain their electoral majority. Slowly but surely, they will undermine the social fabric of the Union and diminish American patriotism in the South, until one day they will provoke us to the point where one or two states will secede and bring on the inevitable crisis.

Update: Vox has a new post on secession entering the mainstream.

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  1. National Urban League President Marc Morial sent a letter to Obama, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) after the election, urging them to put “a special focus on those communities where unemployment is and remains stubbornly and persistently high.”

    “We who represent the nation’s urban communities will demand a seat at the table in these discussions,” Morial wrote. 

    The gubsnedats have begun their blackmail campaign. Gibsdemhell instead!

  2. How the “international community” views that part of America not fully on board with the leftist project:

    “We want to believe that Obama failed because of the conservatives inside his own country. Indeed, the fanatics that Mitt Romney depends on have jettisoned everything that distinguishes the West: science and logic, reason and moderation, even simple decency. They hate homosexuals, the weak and the state. They oppress women and persecute immigrants. Their moralizing about abortion doesn’t even spare the victims of rape. They are the Taliban of the West.”

  3. “They are the Taliban of the West.”

    True except for the IED’s, stoning adulterous women, beheading people, using gang rape as a weapon/ punishment, raping young boys, etc.

  4. I find it a bit disturbing that Akin’s brain fart is equated with actual Taliban fundamentalism. Liberals live a fevered existence. They treated Akin as if he were a rapist. Which of course is the real character of Obama’s many sons. How single white woman have been stampeded into thinking oddballs like Akin are the equivalent of homicidal maniacs is the wonder of our political age. I’m all for aborting blacks and mulatto children btw. No compunction.

  5. Would it be so bad to have a few more People in office telling young women to carry their children to term? White kids are sought after in the adoption system like pixie dust.

  6. “But even putting secession aside, it is ever more clear that red states are becoming more ideologically strident and creating a regional quasi country within the greater one. ”

    How funny. Liberalism is based in urban areas in geographically much larger conservative areas. If anything they are the quasi country within the greater one.

  7. Unlike previous epochs, in this new era, every new clash between traditionalism and Marxism will lead not to calls to “take the country back”, but to calls to partition the country.

    In other words, we’re almost home!

  8. This is how the commie left works–they tease, gloat, insult your history, culture, ancestors, shit on your religion and curse your descendants, then they wonder why there is so much “hate” from the other side.

    And from a German periodical, I’m not surprised. They are a beaten people, damaged goods, they will die for the Republic, even as the Republic destroys the Fatherland.

    But this is the problem in all Western Europe–their social-democratic “republics”, meant for the benefit of the Fatherlands have become destructive of their own people.

  9. Hunter, I take secession seriously so please take my question in good faith. What would happen to all the pensions of the ex-military guys in the South? Would they be in favor of secession if it meant giving up their hard-earned pensions?

  10. I’m confident that White Southerners will inevitably lose their Medicare, Social Security, and military pensions in the Union anyway as non-White voting power grows and those elements of the federal budget are raided by Obama and his successors and redistributed to the coalition of the colored takers.

  11. The Obamanation is blathering about a Natonal Retirment Fund. Da Gubmint will take care of everything, no worries. Just give them all your money, Jim. Money represents time and energy, for wage -earners. Give them all your time and energy and money, Jim. They’ll take care of everything. They promise.

  12. The government pensions, SS payments, ECG won’t stop, their dollar amount will increase, it’s just that they won’t be worth anything due to inflation.

  13. But the establishment will keep the sheeple stupid, and blame price increases on decreased production, global warming, or even a foreign power. They dare not reveal that it is just our currency losing value.

  14. The military and ex-government pensions are a serious issue. The reasonable solution would be to pay out a lump sum in lieu, as all government pensions are an annuity anyway, and to require each recipient to purchase a new annuity in the new republic denominated in its currency.

    Any White currency will be a better bet than the dollar, with or without metallic backing.

  15. Hunter: until the day of crisis comes, secession is just talk. No guy who worked his ass off for 20+ years in the military is going to give up a bird in the hand for a promise of secession. You sound like a Romantic 19th Century Jew, talking about the Promised Land.

  16. I’ve given up on ‘national’ politics. I’m going to reserve my efforts on State and local politics here at home in the Hoosier State

  17. Quite naturally Jim, when the day comes, military mercenaries such as you describe will need to be summarily executed. Such have the makings of tyrant in them. Any man who would choose his paycheck over his people is most deserving of death.

    Romanticism is expecting the yankee BRA empire to continue indefinitely. The parasites will overwhelm the host. It is only a matter of time.

    The opportunity for freedom will arise as it must. Timidity is only a virtue among the feckless.

    Deo Vindice

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