One of the most unique things about growing up in America when I was a kid was the belief that Americans could choose to get along with each other peacefully even when they disagree over issues such as politics. Sadly, though, that concept may no longer be something that we can depend on.
I’m not just referring to the Antifa and BLM riots that have plagued our country over the past year or even the partisan hacks masquerading as mainstream media journalists these days. No, the rift has reached down and is showing up in a surprising way (hat tip to here for the lead). The results from a recent survey by Bright Line Watch include:
Distressingly high proportions of respondents say they would be willing to secede from the United States to join a new union of states in their region. Support is higher among Republicans in Republican-dominated regions and among Democrats in Democrat-dominated regions, but the idea’s popularity has risen in some partisan groups and regions of the country since Biden’s inauguration.
Now, pay attention to the details there. Leftists will automatically accuse political conservatives of being the ones who want to secede from the U.S. and will compare that desire to secede to the American Civil War. Those leftists will conveniently skip over the fact that Democrats on the left coast also show a much higher willingness to secede from the U.S. (and conservatives would be happy to let those leftists secede).
In other words, the willingness to secede isn’t a party-specific issue. It’s a sign that political divisions in the U.S. may finally be reaching a point in which the U.S. may not be able to continue as a “more perfect union” or as any kind of union at all.
In other words, this survey may mean that we’re about to see the end of the United States as it dissolves into the Separate States of America, and I think that we can clearly blame the current administration for making that situation worse.