Two views of the Balkalypse.
by Billy Roper
This morning, CBS News published a relatively lengthy article discussing the coming balkanization and breakup of America. The astounding feature read, in large part, like something I might have written in discussing some of my books on the subject of the U.S.’s impending fracture, such as the fictional ‘Hasten The Day’ trilogy, or the nonfiction demographic study entitled simply ‘The Balk’.
In the very mainstream media commentary, called ‘Is America Still Worth It?‘, CBS News managing editor for politics Will Rahn writes: “Something people will increasingly ask down the road: In a wildly diverse nation of over 300 million people, would it not make more sense to have, say, three countries with a 100 million people each? Or how about 300 countries with a million people?”
The remainder of his article opined, correctly in this author’s view, that America is becoming more and more polarized and divided every day, and that many people-on both the right and the left-see separation into smaller, more homogeneous nations as the best solution. Those who have read my past writings promoting the idea of balkanization for that very reason and thought that they were extreme and fringe would do well to read his piece, written from just left of center.
Also today, Dennis Prager writes on Real Clear Politics about ‘America’s Second Civil War‘ that “…with the obvious and enormous exception of attitudes toward slavery, Americans are more divided morally, ideologically and politically today than they were during the Civil War. For that reason, just as the Great War came to be known as World War I once there was World War II, the Civil War will become known as the First Civil War when more Americans come to regard the current battle as the Second Civil War.”
These two articles, together, represent two rather different views of the potential breakup of the United States. The first, from the moderate left, is not as hopeful as the second, from the moderate right, that real conflict, as opposed to political division, will not result from the ongoing internal migrations as people self-segregate, along with the increasing hostility with which both sides see one another. It’s not atypical for the conservatives, drawn by their instinct to preserve the status quo and stand up for law and order, to hope for stability. This time, however, I side with the left. Read them both, please, and decide for yourselves which side you are on.
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