States are artificial creations. Peoples are real.
Shia Muslims and Sunni Muslims bomb each other’s mosques and kill each other’s children in the name of Allah. It’s proof positive that different peoples living together in one State (Iraq) doesn’t make them one people.
Teachers long ago taught me that America is a Melting Pot where different peoples join together in one Union. They taught me that hundreds of thousands of Northerners gave their lives during the Civil War, dedicated to preserving the Union.
But I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that hundreds of thousands of Southerners gave their lives, dedicated to their yearning to be free of the Union. And to this day, many Southerners remain fond of the Confederate Flag.
When President Abraham Lincoln preserved the Union, did he preserve it forever? Did he succeed in doing the impossible — i.e., did he succeed in turning different peoples into one people?
America is a two-State solution. Former First Lady Hillary Clinton made that perfectly clear when she described Southerners and Midwesterners as “Deplorables”. President Biden made that perfectly clear when he described Texas’ Governor’s opinion about face-mask mandates as “Neanderthal thinking”. (As an aside, it’s poignant to note that Texas’ Governor’s opinion soon proved to be valid, and soon was adopted throughout America.)
When the people who control America truly believe in their heart-of-hearts that Southerners and Midwesterners are Deplorables and Neanderthals, isn’t that proof positive that America is comprised of different peoples — that America is divided against itself?
President Abraham Lincoln said “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Yugoslavia, China, and the Soviet Union were comprised of different peoples, and were unable to stand. What will be the history of America?