by Shelt Garner
As we approach the 4th of July, I find myself thinking more and more about how Blue States have a growing case for secession. Now, obviously, this ironic given how it’s the far Right who STILL rant about how much they want a national divorce. But, as I have written repeatedly, if there is a National Divorce, it will be Blue States that serve the papers.
Now, in the abstract, I’ve finally decided the United States needs a national divorce. But strictly in the abstract. The reason is — any national divorce would, by definition, be a civil war and I hate violence. Or, put another way, any such divorce would be messy, bloody and extremely destructive. And not just domestically — WW3 (a series of simultaneous regional wars) would probably start if the United States had any sort of national divorce — billions could die.
States like Virginia and Texas would implode in to violent chaos. NATO would be dragged into it all and there are no assurances that WMD would not be used by both sides during the process of divorce.
So, as such, any desire I have for a national divorce is, as I said, strictly abstract. On paper, Blue States should leave the Union as part of the coming 2025 Certification Crisis. But we’re probably going to just slip peacefully into autocracy and it won’t be an issue.