Imagining A (Peaceful) ‘Conscious Uncoupling’ Of The United States

by Shelt Garner

I’m in a bad mood. The prospect that Republicans will impeach everyone they can think of in the Biden Administration out of spite in 2023 if they have the power is making me take a strong, hard look at a National Divorce — with Blues being the one serving the papers.

But there’s a problem — I’m a man of peace, a man of ideas. And any “National Divorce,” no matter who started it would turn nasty and violent pretty quick. Maybe even WMD would be used before it was all over with. But let’s run the scenario — how might you peacefully break the country into two, one Blue, one Red?

The key issue going into all of this is what state is Blue and what state is Red? There are plenty — PLENTY – of states that are either Blue States with MAGA legislatures or two states fused together that make one Purple state. That’s why any true National Divorce would turn bloody soon enough.

But, I suppose if you wanted to try to split the country into Red and Blue you could have some sort of an attempt at self-determination referendums. But then you get back into the same dynamic of MAGA Republicans believing that, by definition, if they don’t win then Stop The Steal, yadda, yadda, yadda. And then you have states like Virginia that would simply implode into chaos if they had to decide if they were more Red or more Blue in nature.

Then you have the issue of how Red States mooch off the Federal Government, using Federal taxation wealthy Blue State economic production to survive. This is another reason why, in the end, Red States will suddenly decide — if there was a National Divorce — that maybe they like Blue States enough to keep them around, after all.

Also, who gets the military? Who gets the what when it comes to debt? American politics is not known for its subtly as it stands. It’s more of a grunt. So, in the end, if there is any form of National Divorce, we’re fucked. We are so totally fucked that the wealthiest, most powerful nation humanity has ever seen will willfully blow itself up.

Author: Shelton Bumgarner

I am the Editor & Publisher of The Trumplandia Report

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