At this point; I don’t care if all American bigots and wingnuts move to the South and secede…ONLY AS LONG AS THEY LET ME AND SOUTHERN-DWELLING NON-WHITES, NON-HETEROS, NON-CIS-GENDERS, NON-FRUMS, NON-CHRISTIANS, ATHEISTS & AGNOSTICS, PROGRESSIVES, ETC. GET THE HELL OUTTA DODGE FIRST (with help from the Federal Government in a relocation program that will also help future non-conformers who are subsequently born in the Neo-C.S.A).
Also; Florida from just below Ocala downwards (and the ‘Space Coast’ area, which is N.A.S.A.) will still be part of the U.S.A. because there’s ton of non-Southerners, Cubans, Orlando and Disney World, Key West (and it’s thriving LGBTQ population) and other cool stuff. Central Florida and below can’t really qualify as “THE DEEP SOUTH”. Northern Florida, however…
Better yet; Keep the 50 States as they are but have each State have an Oasis District where extreme political and social minorities can live as they please. Blue States can have their Red Oasis Districts while Red States can have Blue Oasis Districts.
…or combine both ideas…
Perhaps the best way to preserve The Union is to cut off the part that has the cancer. The “Jefferson Davis” set has been trying to undermine the rest since they lost the Civil War. What a bunch of petty sore losers! If differences are utterly irreconcilable despite efforts to reconcile, a two-state solution may…sadly…be the only way to restore peace.
Of course; The above is a fantasy and likely never happen and it’s best to just have the Democratic Party win all branches of Government and find a way to educate people in not being bigots while dealing with the issues that made the bigots feel the need to be bigots in the first place (like feeling rejected, forgotten, poor, economic anxiety, constantly being compared to the townsfolk in Deliverance, etc.).
When Germany got beaten in WWII, they admitted they were wrong and vowed not to be Nazis again. Why couldn’t the American South do that? What is it about Deep-South culture that made them refuse to admit wrong and insist on seeing Black People as livestock or Eldritch Abominations? Why such sore losers? Why the ongoing, many-decades/over a 150+ year long vendetta (Destroying Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Segregation, Southern Strategy, Destroying “Black Wall Street” and Rosewood, Chain Gangs, The Drug Wars, ‘The Prison/Industrial Complex’, ‘Stop & Frisk’)?
Maybe it’s some ancient, macho, Scots-Irish cultural thing. Germanics probably see repentance as a virtue while Ulsters are headstrong hard-asses who see admitting wrong as a weakness. Maybe it’s religion; Bigot theology has blacks as a God-commanded slave race (with many ways to twist scripture to ‘prove’ it) whereas Jews are “God’s Chosen People” (as said explicitly in the Bible), “Christian Identity” wasn’t a thing yet, WWII took place in modern-ish (I count anything from 20th Century to now as ‘Modern’) times and there’s plenty of footage of the camps themselves so the horrors are seen first hand).
Anyone think I’m on to something with the theories concerning the sore-loser Confederates vs. repentant post WWII Germans?