Americans – at least the noisy ones that take part in politics – don’t like each other very much. Dennis Prager notes that we’re more divided, politically and intellectually, today than we were in 1861; other than slavery and its various side effects and the state and regional social differences that they led to, Americans weren’t that far apart back then.
Today? The hate is palpable. I felt it almost two decades ago, and it’s gotten much, much worse in the five years.
Half the country is using the nation’s government and media institutions and, increasingly, the corporate world to gain control over the other half.
And as the Declaration of Independence notes, people are inclined to suffer from indignities and oppression…
…until they’re not.
So – what if that other half finally says “enough”, and decides we’re better off apart?
Ignore the source – pseudonymous social media trolls are cheaper than Dogecoin derivatives these days. With that said, whoever drew this…:
…must live in Texas (or Florida?), and be one of those Texans / Floridians who doesn’t spend a lot of time paying attention to the rest of the country. The Dakotas will join a mostly-blue Midwest only via a hypothetical conquest, and Minnesotans invading North Dakota would look a little like this, or maybe this.
But sometimes I wonder if it wouldn’t be easier and more productive than the situation we have.