Red America Rising

Red America

In The Wall Street Journal, Joel Kotkin expands on his argument of an emerging divide between an economically ascendant but politically declining Red America and a politically ascendant but economically stagnant Blue America:

“These trends point to a U.S. economic future dominated by four growth corridors that are generally less dense, more affordable, and markedly more conservative and pro-business: the Great Plains, the Intermountain West, the Third Coast (spanning the Gulf states from Texas to Florida), and the Southeastern industrial belt.

Overall, these corridors account for 45% of the nation’s land mass and 30% of its population. Between 2001 and 2011, job growth in the Great Plains, the Intermountain West and the Third Coast was between 7% and 8%—nearly 10 times the job growth rate for the rest of the country. Only the Southeastern industrial belt tracked close to the national average.

Historically, these regions were little more than resource colonies or low-wage labor sites for richer, more technically advanced areas. By promoting policies that encourage enterprise and spark economic growth, they’re catching up. …

Cheap U.S. natural gas has some envisioning the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge as an “American Ruhr.” Much of this growth, notes Eric Smith, associate director of the Tulane Energy Institute, will be financed by German and other European firms that are reeling from electricity costs now three times higher than in places like Louisiana.

Korean and Japanese firms are already swarming into South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. What the Boston Consulting Group calls a “reallocation of global manufacturing” is shifting production away from expensive East Asia and Europe and toward these lower-cost locales. The arrival of auto, steel and petrochemical plants—and, increasingly, the aerospace industry—reflects a critical shift for the Southeast, which historically depended on lower-wage industries such as textiles and furniture. …”

Note: See also How The South Will Rise Again from January. For a darker take on the future “New South” (should the Union continue to exist), check out ‘New South’ failure & the destruction of Southern cities.

As OD and SNN have argued, the existence of the Union with Blue America – the Northeast, Upper Midwest and West Coast – has never been anything but a racial, cultural, political, and economic albatross for Dixie and the Interior West which would better off in every conceivable way in an independent Confederacy governed from somewhere else than Washington.

Robert Barnwell Rhett once said that the only epitaph that he wanted on his grave was that after twenty years of agitation to save the South from impending doom within this Union that he “did all I could to dissolve her connection with the North, and to establish for her a Southern Confederacy.”

If Rhett were alive today and could witness the spectacle of 2013 Detroit or the unveiling of the latest Rosa Parks memorial in Washington, I am sure he would feel vindicated. Just imagine the kind of country that could have been created from the shores of the Gulf of Mexico to the crest of the Rocky Mountains if his vision of a Southern Confederacy had been realized a 150 years ago.

Would we still be debating issues like gay marriage, the “Sequester,” amnesty for illegal aliens, the confiscation of guns, equality for convicted criminals, or a chief executive who can unilaterally order drone strikes on American citizens?

Orthodox
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One benefit of foreign corporations is that they really don’t care about your domestic social policy if it doesn’t affect productivity. Foreigners, even Europeans, will locate their business there whether you have multicultural diversity policies or traditional Christian policies. They’re there to make money. Northern businesses that move in will get involved in local politics. A question I have is that, with total domination in Southern legislatures, where aren’t there more conservative laws? Why aren’t there laws restricting welfare to single mothers or laws that reduce divorce (such as removing women’s advantage in child custody cases)? Why isn’t the flag… Read more »
Kevin
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THE MEDIA IS TRYING TO FIDDLE WITH MINOR PROBLEMS BUT IGNORING THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM–WHITE EXTINCTION BY JUDAISTS. We are the eclipse of civilization, because white population is declining and will be almost 10% by 2050 white 3rd world population is exploding. The white nations are under the choke-hold of Jewish sociopaths who are trying to destroy their white race and flooding it with 3rd world aliens. White must overthrow Judaists and Judaism and have multiple children each or Whites will perish and then the whole world will be Africa–backward, killings, rapes, murder. The Jewish controlled media is trying… Read more »
John
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Industrialization brings discontents too. High growth can simply mean that you have an influx of fuxxation.

Thrasymachus
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This shows the general pattern of withdrawal and disengagement that non-elites have engaged in since 1965. First to the suburbs, then out of liberal states. The elites don’t object to this too much because their power structure is based around the direct linkage of the federal government to city governments. Still liberal state policies in terms of taxes and other regulations have an effect, so getting out of the blue city isn’t enough, you have to get out of the blue state. The Southern nationalist challenge is to keep the elite culture from infiltrating and gaining too much power. The… Read more »
Fr. John+
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Now, this is more like it! Great reportage. Setting the memes and the sights for:

a) a break-up of the USSA (United Socialist States of Abomination)
b) an independent, racially-aware South
c) establishing the vision for same.

Thanks, HW.

Mosin Nagant
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But this passion for “GROWTH” may be even more harmful for you than the original Norman or Cavalier adventurers’ love of money that brought the slaves who “created immense wealth.”

Mosin Nagant
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This kind of growth is almost always harmful to genetic and cultural preservation.

Boo Radley
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Boo Radley says:

A high growth rate is a reflection of a low baseline economy: Bulgaria has a higher growth rate than Germany. Back to the drawing board Hunty.

Anon
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that particular arbitrage opportunity was closed off the better part of a century ago. Now its just wealth fleeing leftism.

RobRoySimmons
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Detroit sinking, when will we see blacks living in hovels or burnt out Escalades with flies around their children’s mouths?

Jackson
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Detroit sinking, when will we see blacks living in hovels or burnt out Escalades with flies around their children’s mouths? It’s cold there now, but you could see that this summer if you wanted to. Perhaps we should have a OD “Tour of Detroit”. I’d be happy to serve as tour guide, I still know my way around. We could visit some of the monumental decrepit factory buildings, the blown out train station, the abandoned Boat Club, the destitute YMCA building, then cruise Woodward Ave. checking out the few remaining second hand stores and pizza shops. We could stay at… Read more »
chelton
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But along with this growth will come continued demographic change, from Mexico, Asia and more Yankees that will likely turn more and more of the South blue, ala North Carolina and Virginia.

FuturaD
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As a native of Louisiana, I can tell you that this kind of growth just means more Yankees will be setting up housekeeping in the neighborhood, and ” chimpionng” their favorite cause.

Rudel
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“The Southern nationalist challenge is to keep the elite culture from infiltrating and gaining too much power. The rule of federal judges is unavoidable, but maintaining local cultural confidence can allow for significant resistance.”

No one is going to be resisting all the new manufacturing jobs.

Jewish Agenda Wins again
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Jewish Agenda Wins again
Did it ever occur to anyone that all this hysteria by obama and his cronies in terms of guns is really about gays? Obama thinks that what happened in Mississippi could happen everywhere so he is trying to round up guns before he over turns the Defense of Marriage Act. Yeah its coming the jews and gays who put him in office are going to see to it. Further more did it ever occur to anyone that half of all these so called gun crimes are set ups??? The whole thing stinks since when would one black kill another gay… Read more »
The Man From Mars
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Red America Rising indeed! You know Red, Commie, Bolshevic, Kike, Satan and the sort. Now whatcha gonna do when the wells are poisoned and the evil do sprout? First Public School or as I like to call them Reeducation Indocrtination Camps. Who did not go to these Camps as youngsters? Second Mass Media or Jewwwww Vision, Third Church or Humanist Preach Tolerance! Love for others not related, nearby or part of your life! Tolerance! We are One We are Borg We are Collective Tolerance for sin! Tolerance for Evil! but condemnation of Good! Tolerate Evil!

Mary
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http://www.therightscoop.com/mrctv-visits-voting-rights-act-protest-at-supreme-court-gets-intimidated-by-thugs/

Alabama is named as the “most racist State” by many of these precious interviewees.

Take a bow!

DixieGirl
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@ “….Historically, these regions were little more than resource colonies or low-wage labor sites for richer, more technically advanced areas….” It’s so degrading for Americans (who used to be in a real country) to hear themselves spoken of this way by foreigners. I can’t find the writer’s home country, background, religion, and time in the u.s. Does anyone know? Definitely, you can see why so many bury that information about themselves. Looks like a Polish man is now supposed to be the “Treasurer.” LOL. The “melting pot” meme was so successful that Americans do not complain when Poles run them,… Read more »
Wayne
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Nothing that comes from the Chamberpots of Commerce will be good for our borders, language and culture. The Chamberpots only loyalty and love is the almighty $$$$$. Same with Liberarians. Why can’t Southerners start their own businesses? Why are we always with the hand out for investment? Why do we, as Rand Paul believes, need to attract STEM majors from the turd world? Should we not instead develop them here? America is no longer a nation, it’s a business district, one big factory floor open for business for the lowest bidder. Sadly, this is the template for the entire West,… Read more »
Wayne
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Democracy and equality are the problem, two abstracts that are totally and faithfully worshipped by Westerners. Little do the blockheads realize that the same abstracts, taken to their fullest form, is Communism.
I mean the sheeple don’t know–academia’s masters know full well.

Wayne
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Notice that every single social cause of the left, including 90 per cent of Republitards, is about breaking down every single aspect of virtue, every single area of tradition, heritage and pride they endeavor to shit on.

Wayne
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While I’ve never seen myself as a nationalist, it is high time we realize it is the ONLY known antidote for Marxism.

Jackson
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Looks like a Polish man is now supposed to be the “Treasurer.” If you are speaking of Jacob Jack Lew, he’s an Orthodox Jew whose family may have squatted in Poland at some point, but I’d hardly call him a Pole. Not a very Polish name. No one asks, who are these people, how long have they been here, who funded their arrival, what is their home country and loyalty? Lew was born in New York City. He attended New York City public schools, graduating from Forest Hills High School.[4] His father was a lawyer and rare-book dealer who came… Read more »
Jackson
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Fr.John One more reason to secede. A long way to go to secession. There was a long article in the Washington Post called “Sotomeyer, Kagan Ready for Battle”. It concerns the debate over the Constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act. Amazingly, the Voting Rights Act was passed 98-0 in the Senate, a fact that the two lesbian justices keep repeating. So no Southern Senator had the balls to vote against a blatently anti-Southern law like the extension of the Voting Rights Act. One suspects that were it held today Rand Paul might vote against it. As has been pointed out… Read more »
Fr. John+
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Jackson-

http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/02/texas-to-block-cops-from-enforcing-federal-gun-laws/

Texas is doing what is necessary. Nullification of the FED GOV, right at their most litigous point.

That’s the first steps toward secession, in my book. Sort of a Legal Ft. Sumpter

You were saying?

Jackson
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That’s a good sign, agreed. And several other states have done the same, as I recall. But I still find the US Senators that Dixie sends to be pretty pathetic little dweebs. The Senate should have raging bulls representing State interests! Where is the legacy of Jessie Helms? The Dixie-crats were a lot stronger than the Dixie-pubes seem to be. Jeff Sessions & Richard Shelby from Alabama — Sessions is one of the better. Bill Nelson & Marco Rubio from Florida — Florida is lost Johnny Isakson & Saxby Chamblisss — Georgia — 0k, they have cool names Mary Landreau… Read more »
313Chris
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Meanwhile, up here in Yankeeland, Rick Snyder this afternoon officially declared Detroit to be in a state of financial emergency, and through a state-appointed financial manager, will be taking over the city in ten days 🙂

RobRoySimmons
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Which will probably mean that the stupid old party will be ever more anti-white to placate the black and their psychopath white liberal handlers.

Denise
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Jewish Agenda Wins For Now – come on. I’m a Yankee female and I learned AGES ago that Nigras are only tough when they feel they are in a superior position. When they get any real pushback they are the biggest cowards on Earth. The Whites that get hurt by them are the Whites that don’t know how to handle them, or don’t know to Avoid the Groid in the first place. If Black Thugs decide to go all Django – come on. You know what to do. The funniest thing about that idiotic Django movie is that he was… Read more »
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