‘YES, California!’ draws more than a smile from some of us longtime prescients who witness the ongoing dissolution of the America our forebears and we have labored to build. In these pages and on some other commentariats this has been labeled as the coming Great Divide. There is no agreement in which of the many possible forms the Great Divide will be realized, only that the American schisms along educational, ideological, and cultural fault lines will bring us to the country’s promised fundamental transformation.
The pre-educated of the Left (especially of the local variety) have screamed their opposition to such a divide for all the reasons that in California they have suddenly embraced a fortiori. Our left coast socialists have upped the ante – no more regional confederacies or ideological bifurcation of existing states – to a complete break to create a new sovereign nation-state distinct from what was the USA. And why? They lost their previously pre-ordained election.
The last time such audacious ideas were put into practice was during the War for Southern Independence which the victorious North misnamed the Civil War. Our Constitution does not prevent secession, but subsequent SCOTUS decisions have concluded that secession is only possible through “revolution or consent of the States”. The country’s political climate has not changed sufficiently to permit either path forward. But that the Left is now on record for fomenting such a solution, should eternally highlight their recorded hypocrisy in opposing other penultimate Great Divide solutions.
The just concluded election was both historical and hysterical in that it castrated the long-running dominance of the Democrats. The Republicans not only dominate governorships and state legislatures, but have also swept the federal government by delivering the trifecta of POTUS, COTUS, and soon SCOTUS. The bankrupt public policies of the Democrats survive only in the densely packed coastal stacks of the terminally dependent comprised of corporatists, academics, and the inner cities' plantation dwellers.
But here in our little (pop ca 98K) mountain county we have not escaped the spread of the socialist acne that continues to reach out into idyllic inland communities and to sprout its boils of politically correct public pus which inevitably destroy the comity and commerce of the communities they come to infest. Progressives spread through the easily understood practice of always fouling the nests they inhabit, and then moving on to more pristine environs to repeat the process. Looking at the election map of California, we see that our Nevada County has now become such a pimple. From the local celebrations of making these hills safe for socialists, we already hear shouts of ‘Today the county, tomorrow the state, and then the world!’ Kinda reminds one of ISIS.
Meanwhile in the real world other western countries are beginning to revisit their populist pasts following today’s examples set by innumerable second and third world countries where unquestioned populism and cultural cohesion has reigned for centuries. Through our diabolical globalist worldview we are taught that what for them continues to be a natural veneration of their historical cultures, for us has suddenly become the practice of the worst kind of xenophobia and racism. They can live happily in the midst of theirs, while we dare not attempt the same joys in the midst of ours. And yet, they now want ‘YES, California!’