I’ve been seeing the “Jesusland” meme on the internet for some time now. If you are not familiar with it, it goes something like this:
Let the swath of the US that is utterly and unabashedly Christian (before American) secede, and become a country known as “Jesusland”.
According to Wikipedia, the idea comes from a map created shortly after the 2004 United States Presidential election, which satirizes the red/blue states scheme.
So…I have been thinking about it, and be it unpatriotic or not, I think I agree with the idea.
An article posted in the Wall Street Journal quotes Russian academic Igor Panarin predicting that the United States will shortly break into six states.
In the article, it says “Mr. Panarin posits, in brief, that mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation will trigger a civil war next fall and the collapse of the dollar. Around the end of June 2010, or early July, he says, the U.S. will break into six pieces…”
So, here’s Panarin’s Map:
As a lifelong American citizen, I have to tell you, that map is scary.
Not only do I not like the idea of these several portions being under the influence of foreign powers like the EU and China, I do not like the idea of a “Balkanized” North American continent.
Given my druthers, I would rather see an America that is split into two pieces. Jesusland would look something like this:
A “North” America, holding onto the Constitution set down so many long years ago, and a “South” that still respects those Constitutional ideas, secondary to an allegiance to the Christian Bible.
The Constitution of the US, with all of its faults, is still (in your author’s opinion) the best blueprint for the creation and operation of a nation that has ever been created. I would much rather see a “Jesusland” on my Southern border that holds a deep respect and affiliation to that document, than to see six states “under the influencce” of powers that have no respect (or even a disdain) for that Constitution.
I personally would not want to live in Jesusland.
The events occurring in the Middle East during all the days of my life (and the three thousand or so years previous) have given me strong opinions regarding the separation of church and state.
Still, being a spiritual person from a deeply religious background, I can respect those who do not trust the lofty goals of mankind over the edicts of a supernatural God.
At the end of the day, I accept that the United States can not go forward into the future as it has been in the past.
The most logical, mutually beneficial solution for the populace that shares this land is for the “Jeezlanders” to get their own country, and for those of us who cling to the tattered remnants of that ancient document known as “the Constitution of the Unites States of America” to get a county separtate from them.
It beats all hell out f the alternative.
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