Skip to comments.How The South Will Rise To Power Again
Posted on 02/01/2013 6:14:22 AM PST by BO Stinkss
The common media view of the South is as a regressive region, full of overweight, prejudiced, exploited and undereducated numbskulls. This meme was perfectly captured in this Bill Maher-commissioned video from Alexandra Pelosi, the New York-based daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Given the level of imbecility, maybe wed be better off if the former Confederate states exiled themselves into their own redneck empire. Travel writer Chuck Thompson recently suggested this approach in a new book. Right now, however, Northeners can content themselves with the largely total isolation of Southerners from the corridors of executive power.
Yet even as the old Confederacys political banner fades, its long-term economic prospects shine bright. This derives from factors largely outside the control of Washington: demographic trends, economic growth patterns, state business climates, flows of foreign investment and, finally and most surprisingly, a shift of educated workers and immigrants to an archipelago of fast-growing urban centers.
Perhaps the most persuasive evidence is the strong and persistent inflow of Americans to the South. The South still attracts the most domestic migrants of any U.S. region. Last year, it boasted six of the top eight states in terms of net domestic migration Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia. Texas and Florida alone gained 250,000 net migrants. The top four losers were deep blue New York, Illinois, New Jersey and California. These trends suggest that the South will expand its dominance as the nations most populous region. In the 1950s, the South, the Northeast and the Midwest each had about the same number of people. Today the region is almost as populous as the Northeast and the Midwest combined.
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Just stay put Yanks, we don't want you.
You want this guy dating your daughter?
I suspect ‘domestic migrants’ include illegals who’ve slipped into the south via southwestern states first.
Yep, I agree. Turtle Man don't want ya, the alligator hunters don't want ya, the Cajuns don't want ya - all us ignorant crackers don't want ya. It's hot and humid down here. Our Sheriffs just take ya out back and shoot ya instead of jail ya. Yep, you wouldn't like it down here at all. We mostly pray, shoot guns and salute the American flag. You intellegent, career minded, liberal elitists should stay where you are.
Why is it that NO ONE actually wants to live under liberals/progressives and their insane governments?
Hopefully, all these “immigrants” from New York, Illinois, New Jersey and California don’t vote for liberals/progressives (and their policies) and turn their new home into the socialist hell-holes they just left.
And gawd help you if you own a house or business in New York, Illinois, New Jersey and California...
Being from NC I had some friends from other places. They always harp about how much better so many things are back home in Michigan, NY or Ohio or wherever. But move back. Hell no!!!! LOL
If all the liberals from northeastern blue states go south, maybe we can turn our northern states red again. Take’em with our blessings.
ROTFLMAO — That should scare the daylights out of most liberals.
There should be a law in the South, If you migrate here from one of the sinking Socialist states, you are not allowed to vote for 25 years. Perhaps by then, your re-education will be complete.
The South remains a bastion of decency and honor. Can we say the same for the people who vote the politicians in office in places like Chicago, NY, MA, and CA?
Texas is in the southwest, not the south.
All true enough, but the yankee b*stards will bring their liberalism with it. Treat it like the plague. They shat upon their own states, now they want to foul some others.
In Colorado (before it rotted into a blue state), there was a massive influx of Californians - such that a popular bumper sticker was “Don’t Californicate Colorado”. The acid and reefer dorks overwhelmed the state - and it’s now rapidly becoming a typical liberal cesspool.
I've always thought of I-35 as the unofficial east-west boundary, which sort of fits with the old saying that Dallas is where the East ends, and Fort Worth is where the West begins.
“Texas is in the southwest, not the south.”
and SC, GA, and AL are in the southeast, not the south.
We have enough yankees here in Atlanta already thank you very much.
I would rather not see the south rise again, that would not be a good thing for me.
It is ironic that the post-industrial north, now mired in social spending and with police tied up dealing with urban gangs is now slipping behind the south in economic power.
Don't be area-ist. I came from NY, but I brought to GA a net increase in conservative thinking.
Texas isn’t IN a region, it IS a region.
Sure it would. It wouldn’t be like THAT again. You’re not still holding a grudge are you?
I would disagree. If your sentiment has anything to do with your tagline, I believe you would find much more condescending anti-black attitude among northeastern liberals than among conservative Southerners (of which I am one).
True enough. In terms of a “sense of self” that permeates everything, there’s no place else like Texas - at least not on this continent.
I think it also attracts the most international migrants as well. Between them and all the migrants from the blue states I expect that more and more Southern states will become blue themselves in the coming decades.
I’m always sure to tell our left coast family and friends how hot and humid and LONG Texas summers are.
I moved to TX from IL and absolutely love the real freedom out here.
That said, I’ll still retire in my native MI, provided it is still part of the US.
The Southwest starts in Fort Worth.
I agree, and (if I understand your reference and who, with a nom de Internet of Charles Martel, wouldn’t know history) would make an analogy to historic Spain, current-day Russia and Serbia; and to South Africa before they surrendered to the communist ANC.
I know six voters moving to NC from the NY area. Four are conservative and two are liberal. That's a net of +2 against Obama. Perhaps they can help swing NC back to what it once was.
LOL, good one.
Laz the anti area-ist.
Area-ism is the worst ‘ism’ of all.
An open letter to Obama/Clinton voting liberals, please stay in your original state either in IL or the Northeast US. We don’t need you votes and you can stay in the cesspool you created with your liberalism.
When all areas become equally bad, the area-ists will be vanquished. :/
You must live in East Texas- here in Central Texas, the summers are Hot, long and *dry* :)
You must live in East Texas- here in Central Texas, the summers are Hot, long and *dry* :)
No yankee could breed up such a fine working animal, as any of that trio. Besides, if one of bites something or somebuddy in the dark, the tooth pattern will tell the tale of which one of 'em dun it.
No "Hook 'em Horns", "Go Cowboys" or "How 'bout them Niner's?"
In Ft. Worth there was a High school named Dunbar. It was almost 100% black. They had one cheer that went something like "Dunbar, Dunbar, we are Black, Black Power" I'm not kidding..
Late Sixties-mid 70's. Could have gone on longer, I don't know.
Maybe one sort-of had to have been there to better understand.
Area tribalism is ginned up to support sports teams, worldwide. I suppose you have something against soccer hooligans, and Middle Easterner fans killing each other over sports rivalries?
Myself, I used to stay out of Dallas during Texas-OU weekend.
Though I did try to work out an answer to the question; Who you rooting for?
I likely when have still gotten punched out. It's probably not quite as rowdy as it once was, but I'm still not taking any chances.
Hobbe's Law: Bad Money Drives Out The Good
What poor old Hobbes never figured out is that his Law of Economics applies to everything in human affairs. We here in Maine are the quintessential Yankees. We were the fellows who really put down your rebellion in the War Between The States with scant help from Massachusetts, Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York, among the other present-day bastions of commie-think. Yet, we too suffer from the influx of Yankee Massholes in particular, who having driven their state to politically correct madness and insolvency, cannot wait to take their inflated state-employee pensions and socialist ideology (see Howie Carr, "The Kiss in the Mail") to Maine, where they promptly instruct the stupider natives in their profligate ways and the class-warfare politics of envy. The once proud Maine schools have degenerated to the point that, I am ashamed to say, our ignorant classes, the people sprung from former well-educated sturdy yeomen of yore, lap it up as if it were lobster bisque. Forgive us. Had we foreseen this tragic result in 1860, perhaps Maine could have become a Confederate Naval Base, or something else helpful to the cause of states' rights.
There is nothing in the Constitution to prevent the better states from requiring rigorous entry exams for would-be immigrants from LibLaLaLands, failure in which would lead to immediate deportation and heavy fines.
What do you mean by that?
Times have changed. While race relations are not perfect, slavery would not happen again.
You got that right.