Civil War, Great Divorce, Loosened Federalism, The Big Crack Up, Bill of Rights Sanctuary States? I hear so many people talk about the changes that are coming. But nothing I read seems at all specific about what will happen and how it will end up. And there’s nothing surprising about it. It’s because nobody really knows what will happen. So, what do we know?
I think one thing that is crystal clear is that the most progressive 30% of the country despises the most conservative 30% of the country. And at this point, vice versa. We also know that the 40% left over in the squishy middle are hopeless idiots that ricochet back and forth from election to election. Because of this no hope exists that we’ll be able to resolve the differences between the Left and Right through the election process at the federal level. But we do know that the elites control all the institutions that dictate how we live our lives; the schools, the colleges, big business, the media, etc.
The only way forward that I can see that will move things forward is for the states to put together an agenda of changes that they will drive within their boundaries and change the way life is lived by their citizens. This is in line with what Ron DeSantis is doing in Florida. He is working with his legislature to defend his citizens from being forced by the federal government to surrender their freedoms. He has outlawed mask mandates and vaccine mandates and that has been a boon for his state.
But what needs to be done is for the Red States to organize and go after other obnoxious targets. For instance, almost every college in America is a bastion of woke ideology where normal young people are brainwashed and bludgeoned by Leftist professors and administrators. Why? Florida has an enormous number of colleges, about one hundred and thirty of them, and there are millions of students. Why shouldn’t there be a bill of rights for college students? The state could regulate the misbehavior of administrators and professors by bringing fines and even jail time in cases where the civil rights of non-leftists are being attacked. And since these schools are in fact large scale conspiracies of Leftist propaganda, I could see organized crime laws being used to threaten them with a permanent shut down. That would be something to see. And beyond that even their use of affirmative action could be attacked at the state level.
I’m aware that the feds would try to intervene. And that’s where this would have to break new ground. The states would have to resist any attempts by the feds to intervene. Not caving to the Justice Department; this would be the revolution. It’s never been done, except by the Left. Look at sanctuary cities, marijuana laws. These are examples of states saying no to the federal law. This is what the revolution would have to be.
And it’s not just restricted to colleges. The states can take control of the public schools, the welfare programs, corporate policies on affirmative action, tech companies discriminating against conservatives, obscenity laws, even things as controversial as gay marriage and adoption. All these parts of life can be addressed by governors and legislatures. And these things would be wildly popular. They could even use referendums to gauge the relative popularity of different problems and use this information to decide which initiatives to address first.
Controlling the federal government is still something we can attempt to do. But in the meantime, waiting for this to happen is a mistake. The states will have to lead the way and free their people. That is the revolution we are waiting for.