It’s the end of the world as we know it…
We don’t really
need a formal national divorce. It is already happening.
It’s a natural and predictable process.
Beyond dollars and cents, politics also appears to have a role in inter-state migration. The 15 bluest states, for instance, lost roughly 1% of their population from 2020 to 2022, according to the Cook Partisan Voter Index, while the 15 reddest states gained 1.1% at the same time.
People flee crappy government. Can Lefties really be so dense as to not understand that? No, this is not mere ignorance, at least at the top, it is will.
And what we are seeing is the movement of the most conservative–they realize that the old Leftism stinks and they tend to be more conservative (on average) than the populations to which they flee. And that makes sense–it is hard to move and you have to be pretty motivated to do so. There are a zillion details to deal with, both great and small.
So Florida and Texas get more “red,” while California, New York, and Illinois get more “blue” (by default). And non-Portland Oregonians don’t flee, but accomplish the same thing by trying to change the state borders and create a “Greater Idaho.”
Tale as old as time–when the ruling class becomes intolerable, there is a very natural division of the people. One group flees–the two groups can no longer live together.
That’s why Federalism is so important–it allows people of different beliefs to nevertheless stay united, without force. And the Left has desperately tried to tear down Federalism, relying instead on force and coercion.
It’s just scary for those of us who live in sane parts of the country to get an influx of Californians. But much of the data show that Leftugees tend to be even more conservative than the population to which they are escaping. See Florida, for example.
Moving is a HUGE deal! That bar is extremely high–this is not something you do on a whim. This is something you do because where you are has become intolerable.
In other words, once these Leftugees have drunk from the bitter cup of Leftism, they are not often eager to once again stain their lips…
isn’t it? These are Leftugees.
Far from contaminating Florida with Leftism, they are making Florida no longer a swing state, but solidly Republican.
And I gotta tell you, Leftism is old, tired, and not at all defensible. It is the mania of last century, the “pet rock” of political philosophy.
People are motivated. And mainly the highly motivated will flee the rotting carcass of their Lefty Hellholes. They generally want things to be different from where they came from…
We need to
understand that there are long-term repercussions to what is going on, here.
I’ve been telling you, there is a great division of the people in progress. States are trying to escape by dividing, while individuals are becoming Leftugees.
And it is inevitable. UNLESS one hews back to Federalism. Unfortunately for the country, Leftists are adamantly opposed to Federalism. Yet THAT is the answer.
cram your fingers in your ears and pretend this is not happening, Lefties! THIS is the fruit of Leftism–regular people try desperately to flee it!
I don’t know what will come of it, but you would be wise to pay attention to the sentiment regardless of the final outcome.
Think about it: TWELVE Oregon counties have voted to leave that state and join Idaho, now.
This Leftugeeism on a cosmic scale!
not just California that is producing Leftugees.
it’s happening. Oh, and it turns out that on the whole, these Leftugees who are motivated to sell their homes, quit their jobs, and flee Lefty hellholes tend to be much MORE conservative than even the places they are running to!
In other words, the Lefty animus toward freedom has led the people to quite naturally separate. And you can just bet that there will be a resurgence of Federalism!
Already it’s happening. Parts of Oregon want to join Idaho. Inland California wants to escape the Lefty coastal dictators. Upstate New York is sick of being dominated by NYC. Etc.
Did you somehow
NOT think that this would eventually happen? There is always (at some breaking point) a division of the people when belief systems become too disparate. We’ve seen that over and over in history.
THAT was what Federalism was designed to avoid. Weak central gov’t and strong state and local gov’t. So it’s scary that Leftists routinely attack Federalism…
OK, but still:
Even with possible fudging, the Census Bureau’s latest interim report shows that Blue states are losing population while Red states are gaining population.
… As in the old divide between Communist East Germany and the free West Germany created by Konrad Adenauer after World War II, people migrate towards freedom. In the wake of the great Wuhan Pandemic lockdowns, it is no surprise that more people chose to move. Unlike Germany, there is no wall to prevent internal migration within the United States toward freer states.
Now there is indeed a worry that Leftists will move from their Lefty Hellholes and infect the more rational places they move to–I am sure there are examples of exactly that happening. And there is a very significant worry that Lefty drones in the Census Bureau will fudge the actual numbers to give Leftist states more power than they deserve (I mean, it’s pretty dang obvious that fraud is a staple of Leftism!).
But on the whole, those who are motivated to quit their jobs, sell their homes, and face new settings are conservatives, Leftugees who have just had enough of their Lefty Hellholes. There is indeed a great division going on. The actual voter data show that these Leftugees are, in fact, usually even a little more conservative (on average) than the current residents.
Because once they have been forced to drink from the bitter cup of Leftism they are not anxious to once again stain their lips…