Many elite within the American Empire still despise the South, as illustrated ably by Pat Buchanan in his column on the end of the Voting Rights Act (or the Second Reconstruction as he calls it). He says,
Many liberals not only do not trust the South, some detest it. And many seem to think it deserves to be treated differently than the more progressive precincts of the nation.Consider Wednesday's offering by Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson. The South, he writes, is the home of "so-called right-to-work laws" and hostility to the union shop, undergirded by "the virulent racism of the white Southern establishment," a place where a "right-wing antipathy toward workers' rights" is pandemic.The South is the "the heartland of cheap-labor America. ... When it wants to slum, business still goes to the South." Then there are those "reactionary white Republican state governments."Were a conservative to use the term "black" as a slur the way Meyerson spits out the word "white," he would be finished at the Post. Meyerson's summation:"If the federal government wants to build a fence that keeps the United States safe from the danger of lower wages and poverty and their attendant ills – and the all-round fruitcakery of the right-wing white South – it should build that fence from Norfolk to Dallas. There is nothing wrong with a fence as long as you put it in the right place."Harold looks forward to the day that a surging Latino population forces "epochal political change" on a detestable white South.
Despite the fact that Mr Meyerson is correct in bewailing the low-wage factory culture that the globalist elite have introduced into the South (and other regions of the world that they wish to colonize like China, India, East Europe, etc.), despite this, if Mr Meyerson is so scandalized by the South's alien character within the Empire, then why not make a serious offer, lead a serious effort, to let the South go her own way? Many a Southern State would likely agree to it, all things considered.
But the authoritarians like Mr Meyerson, who worship the salvific empire of AMERICA, would never purposely let that happen. For in their mind, with apologies to the writer of the screenplay for Full Metal Jacket, '[They] are here to help the [South], because inside every [Southron] there is an American trying to get out.'
(Thanks to DR for the quote.)