Rush Limbaugh: Conservative States Are ‘Trending Toward Secession’

Rush Limbaugh: Conservative States Are ‘Trending Toward Secession’.

Jeffrey Rodack:

Rush Limbaugh, noting conservatives have very little in common with people in certain states, is raising the issue of secession. …

“I actually think that we’re trending toward secession,” he said. “I see more and more people asking what in the world do we have in common with the people who live in, say, New York? What is there that makes us believe that there is enough of us there to even have a chance at winning New York, especially if you’re talking about votes.

“A lot of bloggers have written extensively about how distant and separated and how much more separated our culture is becoming politically and that it can’t go on this way. There cannot be a peaceful coexistence of two completely different theories of life, theories of government, theories of how we manage our affairs. We can’t be in this dire a conflict without something giving somewhere along the way.

Tyler O’Neil:

This led feminist author Amy Siskind to propose a division: blue states join Canada to become “The United States of Canada” while red states form an independent country, “Jesusland.” “Civil War” started trending on Twitter as leftists suggested Limbaugh was trying to spark a civil war. …

Rush Limbaugh was not suggesting conservatives should secede from the Union and spark a civil war. Quite the opposite. However, he did acknowledge a growing cultural gulf between left-leaning elites and Americans who refuse to go along with the latest race/class/gender trends in the increasingly stifling leftist orthodoxy. …

Americans who think the United States is fundamentally good, not fundamentally and systematically racist, feel betrayed by a growing segment of elites. In this context, Americans who know the truth about biology — that maleness and femaleness goes all the way down to the level of DNA and that differences between men and women begin in the womb — feel demonized and silenced. …

Cultural secession is already happening:

When it comes to “trending toward secession,” Limbaugh’s words had less to do with states seceding from the Union and more to do with conservatives withdrawing from the dominant hostile culture. Rod Dreher’s book The Benedict Option struck a chord because many conservatives are choosing to focus on their communities rather than on directly engaging the culture.

More and more conservatives are choosing to homeschool their children or to put them in private schools, in order to preserve their way of life from increasingly radical trends in public schools. Conservatives are turning to alternative news sources because they cannot trust the increasingly leftist slant of legacy media outlets like The New York Times. This kind of secession is very real, and likely to intensify.

Woke versus western civilization. You have to choose, because they are not compatible.

hat-tip Kat H.