America is two almost opposite nations occupying the same geographic space. Red America is a nation that mostly believes in the civic nationalism that was the official narrative of the United States up until the end of World War II.
Blue America is Woke America. It rejects, almost compulsively, everything that defines Red America. This goes so far as to reject normal human biology and common-sense rules of societal survival such as that career criminals must be prevented from continuously harming other citizens.
And in addition to this polar opposite contrast between these two outlooks on life, the two nations are extremely closely balanced in numbers. So much so that neither nation has been able to dominate over the checks and balances of the American constitutional system and impose its will permanently on the other.
This situation has led to extreme animosity against the opposing citizens by each group. It is beginning to border on what some have called a cold civil war. It’s not clear whether a resolution of this struggle for control of the country will happen in the foreseeable future. If it does, it may involve an actual civil war so bloody and destructive as not to be contemplated.
The idea of the country splitting in two parts by one side declaring its independence seems like a recipe for the nightmare civil war scenario that so many people imagine. I have been thinking of a different plan to mediate the problem. Let’s call it a patchwork solution.
Each state has to decide which of the two nations it belongs to. Once the states have formed these two groups each group will sit down and work out the laws that would pertain to the Blue Nation or the Red Nation. The two groups would also sit down and work out what functions both nations agree that they could share under an umbrella of cooperation. Maybe the post office, maybe the military (maybe not), maybe highways and airports, maybe the monetary system (maybe not).
Then the two nations would work to allow citizens to migrate between the two areas for an extended period of time in order to accommodate the separation. And both nations would bend over backwards to minimize the financial impact to the immigrants. I could see real estate transactions being facilitated by the states so that no one would be stranded or made destitute. After the period of immigration, the two countries would be governed by the new laws that each nation had chosen.
And everyone would get what they say they want. Blue America would be a social justice wonderland. There would be no police. There would be no gasoline, heating oil or nuclear power. So mostly people would be like they were before the introduction of electricity and the automobile. Everyone would have their own pronouns and white people would be hounded to their graves for being white.
Red America would be … America. Which, if you think about it, would be basically Heaven.
I’ve been trying to figure out what could be said against this. From the Blue America side, they would have to be tricked into this by convincing them that they would be far better off without all those terrible rednecks that they mock and hate so much. This will be a monumental job. Possibly if things continue to go sideways the way they have for the last two years, it may become an easier sell.
What makes it such a difficult sell is that deep down most of the Left knows that without normal people they could never afford the enormous dysfunction that their unrealistic model of human behavior creates. And if actually forced to pick between the two Americas millions of Leftists would try to sneak into Red America. This would require some sort of evaluation process to try and weed out the Leftists.
Maybe the rules of Red America would dissuade the Leftists from coming but somehow, I doubt it. So, forcing everyone to conform to these basic rules would be a good way to discourage wolves in sheep’s clothing.
What would be important during the formation of Red America is to make the rules irrevocable so that if a particular state changes its mind about certain laws that state would have to leave the group and either go it alone or ask for reintegration with Blue America. In fact, the law allowing secession is an important change from the current American Constitution. Constraining states to follow laws they don’t believe in is what has gotten us into the situation we’re in now.
So, there’s my mad plan. Sure, there are all kinds of objections to making this happen but it’s my vision of what might prevent a war. What do you think?