Friday, March 13, 2009

I Choose Texas

From the Telegraph, UK

By Tom Leonard in New York
Last Updated: 10:58PM GMT 25 Nov 2008

Igor Panarin, a professor at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian foreign affairs ministry, said the economic turmoil in the US had confirmed his long-held belief that the country was heading for extinction in its present form.

In an interview with the Russian newspaper Izvestia, he outlined how the US would divide along ethnic and cultural lines.

They are: the Pacific coast with its growing Chinese population; the increasingly Hispanic South; independence-minded Texas; the Atlantic Coast; a central state with a large Native American population; and the northern states where – he maintains – Canadian influence is strong.

Hmm, if forced to choose, I'd go to Texas in a heartbeat. There may be something too this when you start to analyze the cultural divide in this country, it is more divided than ever. There used to be core sets of beliefs that Americans believed in, call it brain washing, if you will.

That has all gone away. People make up their own minds, follow who they want to follow. Things like the internet are actually serving to break down society not unify it in anyway. And this may not be a bad thing in the end. Why be subjugated to people who do not share your beliefs? Why get used when you can pack your bags and move?

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