Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pat Buchanan

opined recently that the passage of the immigration bill --an Obamacare-like document too large to read-- would unleash a further flood of Hispanic (Mexican) immigration and eventually turn the United States into two countries.

One can only hope.

Teddy Roosevelt wrote: "...then the end of the Roman republic was at hand, and nothing could save it. The laws were the same as they had been, but the people behind the laws had changed, and so the laws counted for nothing."


Although my disdain for the liberal trance is undimmed, it's not only ideology and human folly that make things fall apart. It is also conditions. I have suspected that the US is simply too big to function as a single country. Add to that all the Balkanizing and it seems less likely that this once great Republic will continue in its present form. Just too big.

And, too diverse. As well as antagonistic.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't think you go far enough. I would break up the whole continent into seperate countries, based on Joel Garreau's 1981 book on the subject. Basically, states and provinces divided by political and cultural unities, but the match ups may be different, given political and cultural changes.

I suggest you read the rest of this when you get a lot of free time.

1. The People's Republic of New England: Maine, NH, Vermont, RI, Mass., Conn., with New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, and Newfoundland and Labrador thrown in. A moralizing surveillance state that would put the Puritans to shame, where you can't sneeze without bureaucratic approval. 3/10

2. Anthracitia: NY, NJ, PA, MD, DE, parts of WV and VA, and the Great Lakes region around Milwaukee, Chicago, Cleveland, and Toledo, with Southern Ontario centered on Toronto. Conservative rural areas, moderate suburbia, and stark raving liberal urbania, with the stage set for cons and mods to wrest control and become a fossil fuel producing powerhouse, provided they get power. Fairly tolerant of homosexuality. 6/10

3. Dixie: The Southeast, with KY, east TX and OK, southern MO, IL, and IN, with Florida as south as Fort Myers. Religiously fervent, combining British-style and religious conservatism to potentially create a xenophobic and technophobic country, but extolls self-reliance, with little government welfare. Public condemnation but private bare tolerance of homosexuality, provided it stays out of sight. 5/10

4. Jesusland: IA, KS, MN, NE, the Dakotas, OK, northern MO, western WI, east CO, east NM, central IL, part of IN, north TX, parts of north Ontario, south Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Also very religious, conservative/republican with emphasis on personal responsibility and privacy of affairs, neutral-to-negative view of homosexuality. 7/10

5. New Cuba-Puerto Rico: South FL metro area, the Everglades, and the Keys. Tourism focused with massive Hispanic influence, eventually spirals into drug violence and cartels rule the roost. 2/10

6. The Border: South and Central Valley CA, south AZ, TX along Rio Grande, most of NM, northern Mexico, Baja. Essentially cordoned off from the neighboring states, whites and U.S. latinos struggle against mass migrations, cartel influence, and latino-on-white violence. Not a happy country. 1/10

7. Pacific Republic: Pacific coast from Alaska down to Santa Barbara. Quite liberal, divided between north and south, stage is set for north-south split, with power shifting north as the south decays, potentially becoming white nationalist-controlled, as per the Northwest Republic idea. Homosexuality is practically a religion, but not any form you or I would want to associate with. 5/10

8. The Free States: Everywhere else, power is concentrated at the state or even the local levels due to the vastness of the territory and the remoteness of the cities. Areligious, Lutheran, Methodist, Moromn. A strong "keep to yourself" attitude, good chance of keeping the ideas of the Founders alive. 8/10

9. Quebec: Maybe if we give them their own country, we can forget about them. Quickly loses ethnic identity. 3/10

Thoughts and comments?


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