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America’s divorce: Left and Right each get half the country

Left-wing America turns into the ‘People’s Republic of Soyland’, Right-wing America gets the ‘Federalist States’

Has America’s political polarisation reached a point of no return? Jesse Kelly seems to think so. Writing in The Federalist, he proposes to cut the U.S. into two new states: one for the Left, one for the Right.

The middle ground in American politics has been shrinking for decades. Ironically, that’s one of the few things that Left and Right can still agree on. When immigration, gun control or any other major political issue comes up, both sides reflexively retreat to positions that are not just diametrically opposed, but also mutually exclusive. Meaning that the other side is not just wrong, but stupid, dangerous and evil to boot.

“(The American Left and Right) are now the couple screaming at each other all night, every night, as the kids hide in their room”, says Kelly, who identifies firmly with the Right: “The GOP may have the House, Senate, and presidency, but we have completely lost the culture war”, he admits, predicting that his side “will only accept this kind of abuse for so long”.

As with couples, so with countries: divorce may be painful, but it may be the least bad option. Because “(s)ooner or later, the left-wing rage mob will start coming for the careers (and lives) of any normal American who sees things differently (…) This idea of breaking up the country may seem a bit outlandish now, but you won’t think so once real domestic unrest comes to your town”.

Despite the disastrous precedent of the Civil War, Kelly argues that breaking up need not be violent or traumatising – pointing to Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Divorce in 1993 (1) as a model for a breakup of the (formerly) United States. A breakup into what, exactly?

Helpfully, he’s already figured out the shape of things to come – and provides names for both new countries. “We can and will draw the map and argue over it a million different ways for a million different reasons but draw it we must. I’ve got my own map, and I suspect the final draft would look similar”, Kelly says.

Long story short: the Left gets the north, provisionally called the ‘People’s Republic of Soyland’. The Right gets the south, labelled the ‘Federalist States of America’.

The new south (a.k.a. the FSA) includes almost all of the old Confederacy (Virginia has been abandoned to the northerners) but also a lot of extra states, all the way up to Wyoming. The new north (PRS for short) also includes all of the West Coast and is granted overland access to left-leaning territory back east (i.e. a large part of the Midwest, and the Northeast) via a corridor consisting of the (arguably more right- than left-wing) Dakotas and Montana.

Kelly, a Marine Corps combat veteran and former congressional candidate in Arizona, is not the first to sense that America’s ideological differences have a geographic component.

After almost every presidential election, maps pop up showing how the country is divided into places like the United States of Canada and Jesusland (see #3), or Trumpistan and Clintonesia (see #810).

Linking territory to ideology has an even older pedigree. The principle that finally settled the religious wars that had destroyed Germany in the 16th century was called Cuius regio, eius religio: ‘Whose realm, his religion’. Meaning that the dominant religion in each of the many states into which Germany was divided back then was decided by the ruler of each state. If you didn’t like it, you could move.

Is America moving in that direction? Jesse Kelly hopes so – and sees signs others are hopping aboard his train of thought: “Just last week, a group of lawmakers in South Carolina introduced a bill that would allow the state to secede if the federal government starts seizing guns”.

Interesting historical parallel: South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union back in December 1860.
Jesse Kelly’s article and map found here at The Federalist.

15 thoughts on “America’s divorce: Left and Right each get half the country

  1. A very intersting article, it echoes my own idea of a commonwealth between all western white people and thier ethno states. This article is very much a microcosom, as it were, of the above idea. One thing I would hasten to add, for myself at least, I perceive the member states following a sound National Socialist program, ala Germany in the 30’s. Be that as it may, regardless of how I feel, it is an intersting article. Planet Zog is wrong and The Reich Was Right!! Cheers

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    1. @alexanderrados: And others might “perceive” a different form of WN government that is not patterned on Hitler’s Third Reich. What happens then? In my view, most white Americans who would support a white ethnostate do not want “National Socialism”. Even over on Stormfront, those that did not support a Nazi-style government outnumbered those who did by two to one. So are the NS supporters willing to accept a non-NS white nationalist government?

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      1. There can be and almost certainly will be multiple White ethnostates, so the libertarians and democrats can have their place, too…just not with those of us who are NS. Or, if they’re not content with that, we can allow natural selection to decide.

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    1. I read the article you linked, but it seemed like a Civic Nationalist patriotic Murika plea that America isn’t going to break up, kind of what the response from the other Federalist writer said, without a civil war, except this one tried really hard to be CivNat.

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  2. I really don’t know one Nat from the other Nat. I do know the whole movement is fractured and that is the lefts great advantage.

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      1. Now there is some sage words of wisdom. If this article and map is what you would propose as even the beginnings of a plan or even worthy of consideration your bulb isn’t burning to bright.

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  3. Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming belong to the Northwest American Republic. Libtards need not apply for citizenship.

    If white people had a country of their own; this wouldn’t be happening.

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