In Ed Kilgore’s screed he talks about the undeniable fact that the two Americas are permanently opposed to each other on almost every issue and that we basically despise each other. Of course, he describes it from the point of view of a Leftist and paints our people as the unenlightened, unintelligent and immoral side of the argument but at least he isn’t claiming that we don’t speak for half the country. And he doesn’t pretend that we will come around to his way of thinking. They hate us and we’re learning to hate them right back.
From my point of view the Left saying out loud that we are “not of the body” is a very good thing. And I hope they start talking about getting rid of us by dumping the flyover states and going it alone. That would be the single best thing that could possibly happen to us. I don’t think it’s likely. I think they know we would be phenomenally better off without them and they would be in a really bad place without us. But even if it’s just talk, I think they should be encouraged to talk this way. If enough of the stupider people in their camp started repeating this idea enough maybe we could make them think it’s their idea and stampeded the whole thing through before they have a chance to wise up the idiots.
The way to assist in the process of convincing the Left that we should move apart is to resist every policy that benefits them and make the red states as uncomfortable as possible for their ilk. I think the red state governors should do everything possible to make their cities less appealing to Leftists. Whatever policies the cities have promulgated should be reviewed at the state level and vetoed if they tend to attract Leftists to the red states. The first thing I can think of is wean the population off welfare. Not just temporarily but permanently. The next thing I’d go after is the public schools and colleges. Review their curricula and delete all the woke and LGBTQ stuff. Hungary just enacted a law banning the proselytizing of minors on the homosexual lifestyle. It was hilarious when the gay members of the EU governments started howling about this law. That’s how I know it’s an effective law. The public schools and state colleges are funded with our tax dollars. Pulling that money out of the hands of Leftists is the single largest impact we can have in the Culture War. Imagine if we could effectively end the programming of our children against us. That alone might win the war.
And most importantly the states can nullify the anti-Constitutional federal laws and policies. Banning affirmative action and allowing individuals to sue corporations for curtailing free speech on the social media platforms would put the hurt on those companies who have jumped on the woke bandwagon. These things would be the best way to re-establish the constitutional basis for American freedom. Without freedom of speech and religion and association we are not really Americans, we’re prisoners of war, we’re strangers in our own land.
So, yeah, I agree with Ed Kilgore, strange as that is to say. We are two nations and we should be separated and allowed to go our own ways. It’s no different from Czechoslovakia becoming Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Who knows, after we part ways we might find we can be very good neighbors. They can buy our food products and minerals and we can buy their movies, at least after they’ve been put through a wash cycle to remove the filth. We can even divide up the nuclear arsenal. Although with their strong aversion to all things masculine maybe they better just let us take care of those scary things. Wouldn’t want to upset their troops during their drag queen war maneuvers.
Let’s agree to disagree and get on with the divorce.