That liberal dream of ‘diversity’? Means making other people share their values. Look at what Leftists think should happen with the South!
Every year the Fourth of July is marked by ringing affirmations of American exceptionalism. We are a special nation, uniquely founded on high ideals like freedom and equality. In practice, however, much of what sets the United States apart from other countries today is actually Southern exceptionalism. The United States would be much less exceptional in general, and in particular more like other English-speaking democracies such as Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand were it not for the effects on U.S. politics and culture of the American South.
Woo-hoo! Yeah! ‘Merica! USA! USA! USA!
I don’t mean this in a good way. A lot of the traits that make the United States exceptional these days are undesirable, like higher violence and less social mobility. Many of these differences can be attributed largely to the South.
Wait a second, what?
Minus the South, the rest of the U.S. probably would be more like Canada or Australia or Britain or New Zealand—more secular, more socially liberal, more moderate in the tone of its politics and somewhat more generous in social policy. And it would not be as centralized as France or as social democratic as Sweden.
Yes, like those world-powers Sweden and Canada.
Their new ‘Progressive’ Liberal Prime Minister, the ever-photogenic Justin Trudeau, thinks it’s a compliment to be called a ‘little potato’ by China. Yes, this is the moron Canadians elected. A LOT of them elected him. Maybe they’re all just a bunch of potatoes.
Do you want the greatest nation on Earth, the USA to go that route?
The American South, with the lowest rates of intergenerational social mobility in the U.S., clearly skews the national statistics, creating an embarrassing and depressing version of American exceptionalism.
Economic inequality? Apart from California and New York, where statistics reflect the wealth of Wall Street, Hollywood and Silicon Valley, the South is the region with the greatest income inequality. Southern exceptionalism has helped to ensure that the American Dream is more likely to be realized in the Old World than in the New.
Read more: Politico