Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Major Democratic Donor Supports Southern Secession

The reason Congress is deadlocked on so many issues is because there's little national consensus on ANY issue these days. For example, just think how much diversity the rump USA could have if Southern and Western representatives didn't stand in the way of amnesty. So Guy Saperstein, a Democratic Party big shot, has an idea:

A major Democratic donor said he supports Southern secession because the South is “dumbing down” national politics, according to emails from a secret progressive Google group obtained by Media Trackers, a conservative Wisconsin news outlet.

In an email thread on Gamechanger Salon—a closed Google group of progressive organizers, reporters, and campaign apparatchiks—Guy Saperstein, a major Democratic donor and part owner of the Oakland Athletics baseball team, said he would support the South seceding.

“For more than 100 years, the South has been dumbing down national politics, tilting the country in a conservative direction, supporting militarism, all while demanding huge financial subsidies from blue states,” Guy Saperstein wrote in the emails. “It would be 100% fine with me if the South was a separate nation, pursuing its own priorities and destiny.”
But how could we Southerners survive without having San Francisco values imposed on us? And how could we get along without DC's perpetual warfare? Or a $7 trillion (and growing) debt? Or multiculturalism?

So please, Mr. Saperstein, don't do it! Please don't throw us in that briar patch! It would just be awful!

10 comments:

Weaver said...

How many multi-generation welfare mothers do we have?

If we were allowed to separate the bright students from the dim students, we'd be back to competing with China for academic awards.

We'd be better off independent.

We could restore something like America, with a large middle class, and the North could transform itself into the Brazilian hellhole it wants (which only talks about a middle class).

How many of the warmongering "conservatives" are from the South? The South is naturally willing to fight where necessary, but it's not Southerners who whip us into a war-frenzy.

If ever we have a real enemy, I'll appreciate the South's fighting spirit.

An independent South could ban certain foreign billionaires from funding our churches and media, pushing them towards foreign interests.

Such isn't anti-capitalism. It's simply protection from outside aggression.

Weaver said...

A perfect example of why a free South would thrive:

Argentina defaulted on its debt, refuses to pay what's owed.

Southerners would never do that.

We wouldn't borrow much to begin with, but we'd also allow foreign investment in many areas, allow investors to reap their profits without growing envious.

Such a situation would allow the economy to work for the South. Ideally foreign investors don't exploit the South, but the South doesn't exploit foreign investors either. I believe such is much less difficult than it sounds.

If we produce skilled, capable workers, and we provide a rare environment for foreign investors to reap rewards, we would be heavily invested in. We would gain greatly from such, in the long-term.

Weaver said...

Norway, btw, doesn't seem to know where to invest its oil money.

A free South might be one of the most promising targets for investment. If we refused immigration, we'd ensure stability.

We have resources. It'd be an investor's dream.

I am not a "capitalist", but it's basic political science to entice foreign investment.

It's not necessarily difficult to pursue right policies. It's just tempting to do something else with the money.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't this imply that the Yankees have been "smartening up" the USA? Where's the admirable track record to support THAT!?
- Dutchy

Logan Smith said...

Yankees said the same thing the last time too. Most Yankees really don't care if we all go our own separate ways, it's their leaders who want to subjugate us, because they know they'd be no-where without our labour and soldiers.

Let's hope more Yankees start thinking like this Democrat, for all our sakes. We don't need another war.

Anonymous said...

I will happily admit to "dumbing down" this country. I'm just a dumb old redneck. Now let me out of this god forsaken "union"!

BeatFeetToFreedom said...

All I have to say is: "HIS MOUTH TO GOD'S EAR!" I'm here to tell you that, the first State to secede from the beast is where I'll call home just as soon as I can physically sell out here and get myself there. I sure hope it's Alabama, Texas or Montana! Come on fellers, let's get going!

James Owen said...

I bet the Northern public would loose a lot of its enthusiasm for wars for social engineering, if they had to fight them, themselves. Instead of those stupid sodbusters, cowpokes and rednecks in the South and the west doing it for them. Northern policy, Northern wars. Southern blood and treasure.

GR said...

Good news. Let's hope the idea catches on. Then, after the first failure of a Treasury bond auction, the shock won't be so great.

Weaver said...

Apple just declared the tech industry is no longer a meritocracy. It is now a diversitocracy. White and Asian men need not apply, except for white Hispanic men of course.

Now the world no longer merely distrusts NSA meddling in American-made technology. It will now fear American-made iphones are as poorly constructed as American-made cars.