It’s the title of a Neil Sedaka song from a long, long time ago; before most of you were even a gleam in someone’s eyes. I’m not a Buchanan fan, but Pat Buchanan has a piece out that bears some attention. It’s titled, “Is America Coming Apart?” You can read it here if you want: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=109478 I submit that America isn’t coming apart; it is apart. We have what, I think, Seward described as an irrepressible conflict in this Country, a conflict every bit as irrepressible as the one that America experienced in 1860. Except that this irrepressible conflict is hardly defined by geography as the previous one more or less was. This conflict is defined in our minds.
I can generally say that I have nothing in common with California or New York and even less with Massachuesetts, but there are people in those states with whom I have much in common. Likewise, the people of those states may well view Alaska as the breeding ground of troglodytes and the home of their bete noir, Sarah Palin, but there are plenty of people here who would fit right in in Berzerkley or The Village.
I don’t know how this plays out. If Comrade Obama called on the governors of the several states to provide for him the troops to suppress the rebellion in the Red States, the question would be clear, though the answers might not be. But he’s not going to do that; we aren’t a nation half slave and half free with those boundaries clearly set by state lines. We are a people who are half willing to be enslaved and half not. We can see geographic patterns but they’re generalizations. Everyone here knows Kowalski; he lives in Taxachusetts! I could very happily not be associated with Taxachusettes any longer, but I like Kowalski. You can repeat that over and over and over.
I’m thinking of this on this solemn day; the day that Comrade Obama obviously thinks was payback for AmeriKKKa’s sins against the World. I don’t want to be associated with that man. All my life I’d have thought that if I ever awakened to find a practicing communist as President of the United States, I’d be standing or lying in the rubble and dying of radiation poisoning. I don’t want to be associated with any person ignorant enough to have supported him. I especially do not want to be associated with people who openly and knowingly accept and support his goals and objectives.
This boils down to people like me are going to suppress people like Comrade Obama and his supporters or they are going to suppress us. A divided house cannot stand.