Too many of my Rightwing Nazi Deathbeast confreres forget to include a most important point in their deliberations.
Is society becoming Balkanized? Hell, yes!
That’s the half-right part.
Now, stop playing checkers, and think for five seconds about what happens after that.
How did Balkanization work out in 1776?
How about in 1845 in Texas?
Or 1849 in California?
How about 1861 in the South?
How did it work out for the Balkans themselves in 1939?
South Korea in 1950?
South Vietnam in 1960?
Ukraine since 2000?
Even the stupidest slow learner ought to be able to buy a clue here.
To work (assuming it ever can, which I think is a fool’s errand, but we’ll grant it arguendo for the moment), all parties have to be willing to accept the status quo.
Yep. And, parasitical Lefty shitwits aside for the moment, there’s another party to this discussion sitting at the table, the one my compatriots leave out, the one that has more weight to throw around than the others combined: FederalGovCo.
Yeah, yeah, peaceful partition, secession, whatever you prefer to call it, might indeed be a fine thing, at least in theory. But there are a few things we should all bear closely in mind, whether we’re for it or ag’in it:
- Eglin Air Force Base
- Hurlburt Air Force Base
- MacDill Air Force Base
- NAS Pensacola
- NS Mayport
- Naval Air Warfare Center Training System Division
- Lackland Air Force Base
- Fort Bliss Army Base
- Fort Hood Army Base
- Camp Mabry Army Base
Those are but a small selection of federal military installations in Florida and Texas alone, the ones I could remember off the top of my head. There are many more of them, not a single one of which’s personnel, land area, buildings, machinery and vehicles, and sundry other matériel the federal goobermint is ever going to give up equably, willingly, and non-violently. No matter how passionately one advocates for some form of national divorce, no matter how logical or reasonable the arguments assembled in its favor, it just ain’t happening. It’s preposterous on the very face of it.
Which is not necessarily to say that the secession fantasy can never become reality. There’s one, and only one, way it might, and even then you’ll still have the rage-fueled, hate-driven, batshit-crazy Left to deal with.
You’re still going to have to shoot sumbitches in the face, long past the point you’re sick of it, and they still won’t leave you alone, not ever, until there aren’t any of them left. Look at what happened in Rhodesia. Look at what’s going on in South Africa. Look at Israel. You can’t build the fences high enough to make people who want to kill you stop trying. And there’s no where left to run. You’ll have to hunt them down and exterminate them to bring that happy moment to fruition. Waiting for the knock at the door is planning to fail.
Ayup, that’s about the size of it. Barring some heretofore unlooked-for, near-total FederalGovCo collapse—unimaginable until just recently, but looking more plausible of late—severe enough to force it to retract its claws, relax its stranglehold, and reconsider its consuming lust for total control and limitless power, the only way prospective breakaway states can hope to achieve true independence is through a major conflagration. As things now stand, FederalGovCo will NOT blithely step aside and “allow them to depart in peace.”