Thanks for being so thoughtful; but first, I have to say there's a false equivalency (that may well prove true over time, but certainly not now) in terms of dealing blame for the strife. Antifa? Give me a break. That's not actually a movement that has support among the left.Sure we are all anti-fascist, but there are no political candidates supporting that movement.Unlike, the right, which tacitly and openly seems to support some awful white supremacist, among other right wing awfulness.
There is a divide, and it has grown through tribalism, and really, the clever and effective right wing propaganda machine.The left just isn't as "sophisticated" or as motivated (no profit in it) to make such propaganda, though, of course they do, just not in the mobilized, in-sync effort of the right.
Dividing up the country is completely insane.And would dissolve in to war over resources inevitably.Let's not play that out (i.e. the West running out of water/the South running out of minable of resources).
We are at a unique point in history where the populace has access to more information then they have been educated to deal with.This is a failing of our society as it was anticipated.But lest not forget that the right is always the enemy of critical thinking and it is that *inevitability* that will provide our solace.(In other words a bunch of dumb people have access to the internet (information) when they didn't before).Each subsequent generation will learn to be cynical of social media news, and professional media, to the point that they will reject it and hopefully learn for themselves (which I think is an inevitability).
And in our time people are prone to the narrative that they are victims and their fellow Americans are the perpetrators (minorities/liberals); but that narrative will lose steam, as the tax cuts don't make really help out most people, and really, there aren't and new jobs.What growth there is in the GDP reflects the wealthy gaining more and more, not wages which actually impact real people who vote.
I mean it's a bit cool to imagine the country dividing that the coasts would form their own countries with the midwest and the south another one or several.It's neat to think about. But unlike the USSR the states (save Texas and a few others) have had no independence prior to the formation of the USA; there is no cultural ethnicity with each state could rally its independence.
There may come a time that we must take arms to defend what we believe is right, but I believe that will be a world-wide phenomenon.Maybe a necessary one, given the uber-wealthy's unwillingness to cede any power at all. For my part, we've been living in a "let them have cake" scenario and been okay with it, as along as we get ours (as Americans), even at the expense of the people of the world generally.