Fully recognising that there are human cells in Red States where there are strong Blue tendencies and vice-versa, you Red folk live among us, the Blue folk. Thus, it is less a geographical division, than existential. I understand, then, that we all will still have some sort of post-divorce relationship.
I'm trying to be a gentleman about this and look past recent events to the far side when we, the Blue-State-of-Mind, will be happily divorced from your Weltanschauung of struggle, as you see it, between good and evil, with the U.S.A. and its military always on the side of good; your belief that Genesis is holy writ and should be taught as Truth; that sexual orientation somehow matters to God; that dictates of economic triage force you to consign the poor to an unattended gurney on a dark side corridor; that trickle-down economics is a law of the Universe; that government never helps solve social problems and all blame is on government and none on corporations; and, perhaps most importantly to your Weltanschauung, your long-practiced cynical politics of division, always labeling an Other--immigrants, minorities, non-Christians, Liberals--who does not love America, but you, of course, do.
Divorce is in order. But, you shall have the harder time, as the country is changing and you cannot keep up with those changes which will severely challenge your Weltanschauung. Hopefully we can reach some kind of rapprochement. In any case, Truth is not on your side. But, sadly for us all, you have too much power to ignore. It's the Blue-State-of-Mind inclusive truth to your Red-State-of-Mind exclusive, irrational power.
My Weltanschauung tells me that Truth will likely win in the end.
November 8, 2008 9:56 AM Note: The following was penned post-election by me as a follow-up.
Let's make up and reengage. The problems outside us are too severe to go it alone. We need each other. I will even listen to what you have to say, so that some sort of modus vivendi can be worked out. At the moment, even our relatives (the rest of the world) are on our side.So, what say you? A deal? If we form a more perfect union, we have everything to gain; if we don't, we have a great deal to lose. Let's get to work. After all, the territory as a whole is looking a bit purplish.