Ya have to give the Republican Party full bonus points for having ‘Clarity’. They know EXACTLY the ‘kind of America’ they want our country to be. Too bad it’s 1850 America.
The republican party aspires to live in a White, Christian, Male Dominated World.
Demographics do not line up with that world any more. They never actually lined up back in the day. Maybe that’s why ‘certain people’ were considered only ‘3/5 of a person’.
Literally EVERYTHING the Kochs & the Mercers have paid huge money for would FIX America in a perverse hybrid world that ‘lives’ in 1950 but wishes it were 1850 — complete with slavery. Republicans want the rich to get richer and everyone else to get poorer — approaching a kind of economic slavery where our function is to produce goods we can no longer afford to buy ourselves.
Beyond that however is the CULTURE WAR declared principally by the Anti-Abortionists for whom ‘Life’ is sacred only in the abstract. Their single-minded loathing of women’s vaginas and reproductive organs has reached a state of virtual & perpetual psychosis.
Mitch McConnell’s whole power grab — the denial of Merrick Garland and, now, the rush to fill Justice Kennedy’s ‘sudden’ vacancy (this story is going to get ugly, uglier, ugliest) — was centered on filling as many SCOTUS seats as he could (ditto as many other judgeships.) And the goal of that is to outlaw abortion, birth control, immigration by un-white people and on and on and on.
Where abortion is concerned, the intent is to throw it to the states so that each state would have its own birth control rules & regs (the ultimate, ultimate goal is to turn EVERY state into a replica of Salem, circa 1600 where women know their place and keep to their place). But, before we get to Salem 1600, we’ll go through a long, tortured patch where some states have kept abortion legal while others haven’t. Women NEEDING abortions in the anti-abortion states will head to the nearest state where their HEALTH CARE NEEDS and their decision to be or NOT BE a parent can be answered in the way that best suits THEM.
This cultural division of course will go far, far beyond just abortion and birth control. Repressive, Chritian-ized States will experience an extreme Brain Drain. It’s a ‘no-brainer’.
States on that side of the cultural divide will put creationism in their science classrooms — exactly like they’ve dreamed of doing. Creationism in a science classroom will NOT produce science students who can complete in the Real World. Rather it will produce fools, Magical Thinkers and incompetents. The people who pass through its doors will be set up for failure. And fail they will — as will their states — from top to bottom.
Want a little taste of it? Look at the ‘Kansas Miracle’.
Within a generation, there WILL be Two Distinct Americas — the one that lives up to its promise and produces greatness because that’s what diversity does.
The other country will look a lot like the very shit hole countries a certain president loves to call out — while doing everything in his corrupt power to turn US into THAT.