There are few subjects which get Southerners more fired up than the Transplant Question:
“About two months ago I mentioned my disappointment that Raleigh, NC lacked Southern culture, only to be informed in the comment section that true sweet-tea-drinking Southerners don’t even consider the city to be part of the South. The longer I stay in this godforsaken place the better I understand why real Southerners share the sentiment.”
Note: The invaders keep descending upon the South via I-95 in caravans of Toyota Priuses with Obama 2008 stickers just above their New York and New Jersey license plates.
Fortunately, I believe this will be a passing phase. The Sunbelt economy tanked during the 2008 financial crisis when housing prices collapsed and the suburban sprawl economy stalled. Census Bureau data shows the Yankee Invasion has slowed to a trickle since 2008. Florida is actually losing transplants and illegal aliens now.
Seeing as how BRA’s economy will collapse over the next ten years, the South will become far less attractive to illegal aliens and transplants than it was during the Sunbelt decades. Those who are planning to stick around after 2016 or so better start prepping themselves for living in the post-Sunbelt South for the long haul.
That means being around in Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, Tampa, Orlando, Hampton Roads, Houston, and Dallas to witness how the welfare state “unwinds” following The Day The EBT Card Stops Working.