Froma Harrop, a cheerleader for the progressive Democrats, chatted up the notion of secession in a recent op-ed column. Likely candidates in Harrop's mind are "the rural South, Appalachia, and Texas." Not all of Texas, apparently. She would like the city of Austin to stick with the union.
Harrop's secession talk is slightly less radical than Dana Milbank's spiel. He would like to see Oklahoma leave the union along with Texas.
This progressive speculation about secession is in harmony with President Biden's derisive description of Republican voters as "semi-fascist."
I hear a lot about fascists these days, but I've actually only met one–my high school principal when I was growing up in Oklahoma. My community allowed him to beat school kids with a board, which is a popular fascist pastime, but he died years ago.
Ms. Harrop thinks the U.S. can get along without the Flyover States. She points out that the states that voted for Joe Biden account for 71 percent of the national economy.
Perhaps she is unaware that Texas is the nation's biggest international exporter and has a majority of the country's natural gas reserves. Not to mention that there are about 30 million friendly people who live in Texas–and some of them are Republicans.
Personally, I agree with Rodney King's observation, which he made in 1992: "Can't we all just get along?"
I believe we can all get along, but it would help if progressive pundits stopped spouting bigotry about the good folks who dwell in Flyover Country.
|Be careful what you wish for.|