The Balkan States of America

on the way to dismantling.

I’ve been say for several years now that this is the likely future.

As the author says, 

To people who grew up in a country of 150 million that was 90% white with a minority that had been here from the beginning, the thing made sense. [That’s me.] To people trying to survive inside an empire of over 330 million people who are religiously, ethnically, financially, linguistically, racially, politically, and culturally divided–bitterly divided–it makes no sense. About the only thing keeping the it together now is a mix of inertia and economic expediency. [That’s me now, since, unlike my age cohort, I actually pay attention to change in the world. I know it’s not 1968 anymore.]  Political dissolution is an idea whose time has come.