Friday, December 19, 2008
The economic Civil War
More confirmation, unfriendly though it may be, that the age-old and ongoing conflict between North and South is economic:
If the major U.S. automobile companies go under, it will be partly because timely federal aid for them was blocked by members of Congress like Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, whose states have created their own counter-Detroit in the form of Japanese, Korean, and German transplant factories. The South will have risen by bringing down the North. Jefferson Davis will have had his revenge.
Lind’s solution to the South actually looking after its own interests instead of the North’s? Simple: "It’s time for a Third Reconstruction to put an end to it."
At least he’s more blunt about it than most politicians.