The cat’s out of the bag folks: the illiberal right favors secession and the dismemberment of the U.S. That’s as anti-American as things get. https://t.co/rC74ZfoBiV— Thomas J. Main (@ThomasJMain) November 28, 2022
*pounds fist on table*
“All national declines ebb and flow. The street violence and chaos of the summer of 2020 marked the moment the curtain was pulled back, the country’s true psychic state revealed for a single season before the curtain fell once more—President Biden entered office, the pandemic subsided, normalcy seemed to return …
Down South, the former Civil War border states of Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri can collaborate in a new state partnership. Similarly, the 11 states of the former Confederacy join together once more, minus Texas, who we all know—because they remind us incessantly!—has been counting the days until it can declare full independence again.
How much of America’s present dysfunction is the result of Abraham Lincoln’s 1861 choice to forcibly keep together two regional cultures that detest each other? Few comparable civil wars exist in world history where one side vanquishes (and humiliates) the other and then the two sides stay together peacefully—but teeming with unresolved resentment—for more than a century and half.
Like it or not, the United States is poised to Balkanize at some point. If anything, sustained independence movements are overdue …
Should Buckley’s prediction prove true, following a second Trump defeat, it feels inevitable that “stop the steal” morphs into some form of red-state “national divorce”—rhetoric already used frequently by Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and many on the American right. The Libertarian Party has also made #NationalDivorce part of their refrain. …”
This would be the ideal solution.
A Southern Confederacy that reunited Virginia and ceded NOVA and included Kentucky, Oklahoma and Texas would move with lightning speed to address all sorts of problems due to the unanimity of socially conservative Whites in the region.
I’ve been ready to go out for over a decade now. I realize though that the only way it will ever realistically happen is in another spasm of partisan rage like in 1860. In light of this, I am resigned to patiently waiting for the weaker brethren to arrive at the same conclusion on their own time. Hopefully, these people will realize than Donald Trump is not their savior and Ron DeSantis can’t do much either to overcome these regional cultural divides. Unfortunately, the National Divorce isn’t going to happen on my schedule.