Even a year ago there were plenty of people who honestly hoped that the Left and Right could paper over their differences and find a path forward that both sides could live with. Sort of a Missouri Compromise for the 21st century.
I don’t believe that is any longer the case. Sure, there are some people who make believe that everything will work out in the end and really this is all for the best. But all of those people are on the Left. Although some of them think of themselves as being in the middle. But if you see what they are willing to tolerate then not calling them the Left is inaccurate. Anyway, the Left figures that if they just keep doing what they’re doing now, we’ll either see the light of their day or just give up and go along with the inevitability of the right side of history.
But other than people who are completely unaware of what is happening on the ground everyone on the Right knows that we cannot live with the Left any longer. The hatred they have for us is visceral and the tactics they are willing to use to get their way are not tolerable.
So, here we are. We know what we need, separation. What we don’t know is how or when. It seems fairly apparent that it won’t be an easy process. I’ll even say it won’t be bloodless, although, I don’t think we’re talking about a shooting war with tanks and drones and ground divisions. I think it will be something like the Fall of the Soviet Union. Things at the edges will start to unravel and the powers that be will lose control of the narrative and then start to lose control of events. To a small extent it’s already happening. The Red State governors stopped even paying lip service to President “Mask Up!” and just declared the COVID fiasco over. And they made it stick. And even the Blue State governors understood that they couldn’t keep the charade going any longer. What will be the next domino to fall? Will it be illegal aliens? Will Texas start rounding them up on its own or denying them work and forcing them to leave? Maybe. Will the Supreme Court tell Alabama they can’t stop abortions after the heartbeat of the baby and will Alabama ignore them? Maybe.
So, nobody knows how all this will go but we do know what we don’t want. We don’t want BLM destroying our lives. In fact, we don’t want affirmative action anymore. If the Supreme Court thinks affirmative action is constitutional then the Supreme Court has to go. We don’t want to defund the police. Say what you will about the police. Some of them are thugs too. But my odds of avoiding crime are a hell of a lot better if the boys in blue are keeping the Bloods and the Crips on a very short leash. We want color blind justice so that a melting pot like the United States was can come close to treating everyone sort of fairly. We don’t want to be told what we can and cannot say or believe and we don’t want anyone telling us who we have to like or dislike. And we damn sure know we need to be able to protect ourselves with our own weapons. We may even need to protect ourselves from the Federal government. The FBI has become the KGB, an enemy of the free people and we have more to fear from them than from any Russian threat.
We know we’re two different nations. All we need now is a way to make it official.
So that’s what I think. Does anyone disagree and think we’ll be able to meet the Left in the middle? Let me know. I’m always interested in other opinions.