One thing that many of my critics on the Left have failed to recognize is that the day will eventually come when the entire spectrum of “right-wing” opinion eventually realizes that there is no hope for using the conventional political system to “reclaim America” for “real Americans,” the working to middle classes, white people, Christians, fiscal conservatives, social conservatives, etc. When that happens, they will start to shed their conventional patriotism and start thinking in revolutionary terms. That could go in different ways. The Right could develop a perspective that favors secession, decentralization, localism, regionalism, and mutual self-separation between contending groups. They could come to favor a full-blown civil war. Or they could come to prefer the seizure of power by a Saddam Hussein-like strongman that ostensibly represents their interests. Which of these scenarios do lefties think would actually be most compatible with their own interests?
President Trump has taken significant criticism for his recent comments on low-income government housing from a speech in Texas late last month:
You know the suburbs, people fight all of their lives to get into the suburbs and have a beautiful home… There will be no more low-income housing forced into the suburbs.… It’s been going on for years. I’ve seen conflict for years. It’s been hell for suburbia.
These comments speak to the current state and local dynamic. Americans, in the past, would move to rural or suburban areas in order to separate from hostile persons, be near those more like themselves, and protect their rights. However, this time-honored American tradition is now threatened by the anti-America forces. For a glimpse into America’s post-2020 future, look no further than the Old Dominion.