What is the
difference between the two Georgias? In 1861 Georgia seceded from
a union and after four years of bloodshed was forcibly pulled back
into the union. It suffered almost 100 years of poverty as punishment.
In 1992 the other Georgia seceded from a union and got away with
it, but 2 little counties (provinces) seceded from Georgia. The
counties were given passports and a militia was armed and trained
by their big friends to the north (2nd amendment anyone?).
After 17 years the governor (President) of Georgia decided to go
and make them come back home. He invaded the breakaway redneck counties
(provinces) with his new highly trained and equipped army uniformed
in US Marine camouflage with desert boots, all of whom were combat
vets (?) from Iraq. His rough and tough army rocketed and mortared
the county seat (Provincial Capital) and killed hundreds of old
people who were unable to run to the safety of their cousins to
the north. His little army met a bunch of 15 to 50 year old militia
men who stopped them cold! Then the big ol' bad guys from the north
came in and kicked him back out of the little redneck county (province).
whined and screamed to the US who whined and screamed to NATO who
whined and screamed to the UN who did nothing. The good old boys
from Georgia ran so fast the hounds couldn't catch 'em and left
their big guns and rockets behind. They then complained that the
bad bullies from the north were too big for them (What about them
picking on the little county militia?). The big bad guys now say
they had an election and the county rednecks voted to join them.
So what is the difference between the two Georgias? Nothing!
When a group
of people who speak a different language, have a different religion
or just hate the other fellow why not just let them leave? Outside
military support usually means the difference between breaking away
or not. There are false (Made up) countries all over the world with
two or more groups who detest each other. Where are they? All countries
in Africa have colonial borders across tribal lines, any wars there
lately? Afghanistan's borders were drawn to split the Pashtun tribe,
any problems there? Belgium was created to give a stupid prince
a kingdom after the Napoleon lost at Waterloo, it has two different
languages and the productive Flemish are tired of paying for the
lazy French speakers, a split is coming soon. Great Britain has
three groups left after the Irish got away, the Scotch, the Welsh,
and the English some of whom really don't care for each other. The
Scotch are close to voting for freedom. Yugoslavia has three revolts
and all three are now independent. The province of Kosovo is not
a different country, Albanian wetbacks slipped in and when Serbia
tried to kick the Albanians and their drug running bosses out, NATO
whined to the US to bomb the Serbians civilians back to the Iron
Age. Did the warplanes even hit a military target besides a train
full of women and children? India was a bunch of little separate
kingdoms until the Brits put them together and when they left in
1947 hell broke loose as all the religions tried to kill each other
so it was split into three countries who still hate each other.
The US has
some big problems; look at the red and blue states and you'll see
where they are and how different the people are. The elected officials
from the red states are detested by the many of the blue states
and I guarantee the many in the red states hate the blue state's
elected. Why not let the US divide like Czechoslovakia, the only
country to divide without a civil war. The Czech Republic and Slovakia
are now friends and trading partners.
Will we see
more rebellions and revolts in the near future, yes and almost all
will be accompanied by war until we let everyone go their own way.
Rutland [send him mail] is a
retired Special Forces Warrant officer who spent 20 years in the
US Army. He was in 11 dirty 3rd-world countries propping
up their dictators. He jumped from airplanes 400 times and feels
it every day. He lives in Tampa with his wife, guns, dogs and sailboats.
He now writes science fiction books. You can visit his
book blog and buy a book; he needs the beer money.