Not all liberals are stupid; many of them just have bad luck when they try to think.
Well, it’s now official - multi-kulti does not work. There are limits to cultural differences that even progressives have come to understand. It wasn’t that long ago when anyone suggesting our Great Divide is real was castigated by the Left, and accused of being everything from a racist to a traitor. Even the comment streams of these pages are witness to such vitriol from locals of a socialist bent.
However President Trump’s victory has suddenly changed all that. As the former ‘Never Trump!’ crowd recovers from its apoplectic shock (similar to PTSD) and reorganizes into legions of ‘Trump Trashers’, many of their leading lights are rethinking the entire idea of the American republic. And California, of course, is the mother temple of all such advanced collectivist thought.
Former notions of the Great Divide describe a reconfigured 21st century US with new states calved off existing ones to create homes for more like-minded Americans to continue the Great Experiment within a more diverse set of the Framers’ laboratories of liberty and democracy. The current ‘State of Jefferson’ movement to create Northern California is an example of this. (see also RR's Great Divide)
More radical ideas describe the country divided into a confederacy of culturally cohesive states that would still be under one federal government with a revised or redrawn constitution. Nevertheless all of these approaches to more responsive governance have retained a United States of America. We all would still be Americans.
But today the globalist oriented socialists have come to conclude that there really exist irreconcilable cultural differences that reach down into the roots of a peoples’ fundamental ideology of how society should and actually can work. This Trump-induced epiphany is in some sense also a unifying factor, since the Right has held this belief for decades. Both sides now share a fundamental belief that may serve as a stake in the ground from which to search for a less drastic longer term solution than secession.