Saturday, October 21, 2006

Balkanization of America? Nah!

I have been hearing the term "Balkanization" increasingly being applied to the US. Basically, what is meant by this phrase is that the US will fall apart along the ethnic lines, just like Yugoslavia has. I think it will not happen. Here is why:

An Albanian family living in Serbia for 200 years are not Serbs, and never will be. A Croatian community in Bosnia are not Bosniaks even if they had been there for 500 years. They are Croats. Hence, if things get bad, they are told to go back to their country. But in the US, even the most virulent bigots will never say that a person whose family was born in the US are not Americans. This "US birth + You are an American “factor is what has kept the melting pot melting for so long, even if not perfectly so. No such luck in the Balkans. Hence, you had deportaions and massacres of all these groups beyond the borders of the newly revived, monolithic, ethno-religious states.

What will happen in the US is that you will have visible ethnic minorities joining their hyphenated sub-streams, and these sub- streams will be fighting the white mainstream for jobs, money, acceptance, etc. But that has been going on for centuries already. Nothing new about that. That is not Balkanization. That is Americanization. And this policy was started by the English settlers. They were simply very intolerant of anyone who was not one of them. And all this continues until today.

However, no matter what happens in the US, the groups will not exist in territorial, political states. Plus, you also need armies to create mass genocides and deportations of ethnic groups from one area to another. Any chance of that happening in the US?

Here is what would happen if a real Balkanization occurred in the US in its US equivalent: in the South, all blacks are deported from the states where their communities are smaller than those of the whites. If they are equal in numbers, the states break up and separate, and new, one-black and one- white, states are born in their place. They call themselves Black Alabama and White Alabama, respectively. In the East, all gentiles are deported from NY, and all Protestants are kicked out of Massachusetts. The state of New Israel is established in New York, and New Catholic Italo-Ireland in Mass. In California, all the whites are kicked out to Colorado, and all the Hispanics are sent out of Co. to California. It is done militarily, accompanied by civilian massacres and pogroms.

Each of such new states acquires its own army, and then, declares independence. The Spanish language becomes the medium of instruction in all Californian schools, and anyone who is not Gomez, Lopez or Rodriguez are sent out militarily across the state borders. Asians are all sent to Hawaii, and the state of New Amero-Asia is established there. All non-Asians are kicked out of it. The ones that try to stay are shot and buried in mass graves. The New Amero-Asian army roams the countryside shooting anyone on site whose eyes are round.

After all is said and done, the US has fallen apart, and all these new countries finally patch up their differences, establish diplomatic relations with each other, and then, life just goes on after that. That is the Balkan scenario. Is it applicable to the US? Nah! Those who even remotely compare the current ethnic situation in the US to the Balkans have never been to the Balkans. Yes, people are teed off about the illegals, but the kids of illegals are Americans. End of the story. In the Balkans, the kids and the great-great-great-grand kids of illegals or legals are still not locals. That is the difference.

America will never become balkanized in the real Balkan sense of the matter. It will just be doing what it has been doing- slowly but surely melting people into either the mainstream or any of the dominant sub-streams- Hispanic, Black, Asian, etc. Kind of looks like the Balkans, but it's not quiet the same.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of the best sociological and cultural observations of this fake plastic corporate anal cess pool ever-
They call themselves Black Alabama and White Alabama, respectively. In the East, all gentiles are deported from NY, and all Protestants are kicked out of Massachusetts. The state of New Israel is established in New York, and New Catholic Italo-Ireland in Mass. In California, all the whites are kicked out to Colorado, and all the Hispanics are sent out of Co. to California. It is done militarily, accompanied by civilian massacres and pogroms.

Incredible and clear thinking! Ill buy you many rounds in Bangkok for that! The above paragraphs of yours are art!