Just a few thoughts to stimulate discussion as I have seen a number of posts here recently that lead me to believe that there are some on this board who would jump at the chance. Oh, and there’s Alex Jones and his kind…..
Some of you might call me stark raving mad for even raising this subject, but I see no reason for any taboo on discussing it. I was shocked beyond words at how many Tea baggers or TP sympathizers were seriously starting secession petitions after the election. As far as I could tell, most of these gun waving super patriots (based on their own words and admissions) lived in the south or mid west (no surprise there). Ok, these people may be fewer in actual numbers than their presence on the web suggests, and maybe we should just try to ignore them…..but here's how I see it.
There are a number (actual size unknown) of very disgruntled right wingers in this country. There are a number (actual size unknown) of extreme social conservatives in this country, whose views on life, death, abortion, gay rights, minorities, women's rights, the place of religion in society, guns, health care, science, 'defense' spending, and the role of government in society in general, to name but a few, are so far removed from predominant societal attitudes, that there is no chance of ever convincing these people that they are wrong. These people will seek to continue to obstruct what the rest of society likes to call 'progress', consensus, and bi-partisanship, wherever and whenever they can.
The rest of us are not going to be able to happily coexist with these people in the long term, tensions will almost certainly increase. Leaving the practicalities aside for now, and just speaking theoretically, why not turn this worrying and potentially dangerous state of affairs into a win-win for both sides by agreeing an 'amicable' parting of ways, a sort of secession by consensus, and enabling them to all live together in a place where they can live how they want?
Or, are these people only such an insignificant minority that the rest of us should just ignore them?
Just some rough, off the cuff thoughts. Discuss.