By La Resistance Media
The Balkanization of the Union
It is not news that there are irreconcilable political, economic, and cultural divisions in the U.S. What makes these divisions a force of fragmentation, or social cleavages, is that these tend to overlap between each other and a geographical level. Overlapping social cleavages reinforce division and grow in time, gradually eroding the fabric of society. Ultimately, this process of progressive division leads to political fragmentation or Balkanization.
The process of political Balkanization has three ingredients: Economic, Political, and Cultural. All these are present in current American society and, unless a new social contract arises, the secession process will continue to deepen. It could take many decades, but in the long term, the only viable political solution for the United States is to divide into smaller nations.
When people speak of possible secession of U.S. state, southern states immediately come to mind for historical reasons. Yet, these are not the days of the civil war. Due to their economic importance, it is much more likely it will be the wealthiest states that will lead to an alternative political organization.