by Shelt Garner
Now that Roe has been overturned, the argument could be made that the United States should finally cleave itself into two: the United States of Canada and Trumplandia.
But there are a lot of problems with this. On paper, it makes a lot of sense. Red States can, finally make America great again without fears of the woke cancel culture mob stopping the process in their never-ending quest to make everyone gay. Meanwhile, Blue States can remain a Western democracy.
And, yet, that’s just not how it would work out. Even if you were to have massive amounts of domestic political refugee movements there would remain problematic states like Virginia and Texas that would implode if there was any sort of political division of the country.
And that doesn’t even begin to address the issue how do you convince the U.S. Military to peacefully go along with such an idea. The answer is — they wouldn’t. And if it’s Blue States that leave the Union in any form of national divorce, the probability that even the U.S. Military would collapse increases.
On paper, I’m warming up to the idea of a national divorce. But just in the abstract. I hate violence too much to actually want anything like that in practical terms. The only reason why I even bring it up is the other option is autocracy and it is inevitable that I will cross our new autocrat and find myself in some ICE camp.
Such a concrete concern definitely has a way of focusing the mind on other options.
I don’t think I’m being hysterical to think that’s a very real possibility for me in the future. As a loudmouth crank who often gets drunk, I’ve had the luxury of living in a Western democracy my entire life. Now that that is beginning to fade, I’m going to have to come to grips with my possible potential fate in a few years.
We’ll see, I guess.