Our New False Flag
In the midst of our present noise and confusion, Ross Douthat mentioned that the Court’s Dobbs decision “won the right to legislate against abortion” for states.
As the fire of leftist reaction and activism leaps up to conflation levels, abortion advocates and activists will eventually reach a peak of rage.
But after some time, the more constructive political leaders among them will moderate their real-world assessment of where they are and where they should go. Then they will get down to brass scalpels and return to strategies and tactics that will enlarge their options in the new birth battleground.
As Dylan sang long ago . . . “he not busy bein’ born is busy dyin’.”
The 21st-century iteration of that could be . . . she not busy havin’ fun is busy birthin’.
But I digress.
In this weird Dobbs fallout, a new right-to-life landscape may compel certain persons and groups among our population to relocate from abortion-forbidding states to abortion-permitting states.
In 2021, our widening amerikan cultural war degenerated from ideological to tactical. The gap between red states and blue states appeared, more clearly defined, in the wake of the Jan6 reichstag fire attack on our US Capitol.
Now, in the aftermath of Dobbs v Mississippi, or whatever the hell it was, our ideological red v blue scizophrekia will actualize, as it did back in 1860.
Then it was blue v gray but the 21st-century manifestation will unfold as blue v red.
When all these sheets hit the fan, I do not foresee that the rebellion will be sufficiently destructive to destroy our democratic republican nation. We’ve got too much at stake on the international conflageration front for such a rapacious rending to take place. Rather, the red v. blue obsessions that have overtaken us will be manifestly destined as represented by our new flag:
The Stars are gone; they’ve been sold to the streaming video providers for stellar roles in all the latest movies that perform a sedation function by converting our gun-toting violent inclinations into harmless video fantasy. Good luck with that.
The one white spot represents the the new state of Guantanamo, to whence we will exile the white supremecists who, in their trumpian frenzy, cannot get along with anybody else. There they will proudly keep their oaths among themselves as boys with their handmade babes. I hope they don’t birther there in sufficient numbers to f*up the freedoms that we all hope to retain in the midst of these riotous times.