Politico bemoans conservative, religious white Southerners whom the magazine accuses of preventing the U.S. from being more like Britain, Canada and other liberal, English speaking democracies.
The article concludes with the hope that the South will be ethnically and culturally cleansed by immigrants from other countries and liberals relocating from other parts of the U.S.
“The United States would be much less exceptional in general, and in particular more like other English-speaking democracies such as Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand were it not for the effects on U.S. politics and culture of the American South.
“I don’t mean this in a good way. A lot of the traits that make the United States exceptional these days are undesirable, like higher violence and less social mobility. Many of these differences can be attributed largely to the South.”
…”Minus the South, the rest of the U.S. probably would be more like Canada or Australia or Britain or New Zealand—more secular, more socially liberal, more moderate in the tone of its politics and somewhat more generous in social policy. And it would not be as centralized as France or as social democratic as Sweden.”
How does anything “exceptional” become undesirable? And how did this reporter’s definition of “exceptional” manage to become so different than yours or mine? I don’t see any form of violence as being “exceptional” and wouldn’t lump in with qualities that make the USA exceptional.
The fact of the matter is this… liberals like this reporter are what make the USA less exceptional. At one time, the USA produced things. We were free to think and say what we desired. We had freedoms those countries he wants to emulate could only dream of. We stood on our own two feet. The USA was exceptional because it wasn’t like any other country on Earth, and people clamored to get here. We strove to be as different from any other country on Earth, from manufacturing and freedom down to the side of the road we drove on. Our Constitution made it so that we were a haven for everyone who wanted to be free.
Now we have half the country striving for either the status quo – which is how we got Hillary – or as few freedoms as we could get as long as we got free stuff – which is where Bernie came from. And the only point of resistance are the people “in the south” who are actually strewn all over the nation, who want to see the USA continue to be different from other countries, exceptional, and as free as humanly possible. And somehow this is a bad thing.
We don’t want to strive to be like other countries. That is the opposite of what the USA was founded on.
The good news is… those other countries exist! Please, take your happy behind to one of them! I hear Great Britain is a wonderful country, as is Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. From what I have experienced, there are some great people in those countries, beautiful sights to see, and all the status quo you could possibly want. For those of us who don’t want to be every other nation on Earth, this is it, the last stop. And we’re not going to let you take it from us.
And yes, I am one of those Northerners who moved South, with the hopes of people like Bloomberg and Cuomo depending on me to spread their filth outside of the confines of a city that smells like a sewer and is always gray in color, with people who don’t look at each other or talk to strangers. I moved down South and saw that people looked each other in the eye and said hello. I saw the sky was actually blue and not white with some gray in it. I could smell well cooked food, flowers, and the perfume of passing people. And yes, I see it being replaced by those Northern “values.” I am proud to say I didn’t contribute to it and am fighting to stop it’s slow crawl. Because I don’t see those Southern ways as being the problem. I see the status quo and mass conformity as being the problem.