Balkanized future: midterms deliver victories for both Free State Americans and Security State Americans, by Jordan Schachtel

The midterm elections make the massive division in American clear. There are a lot of Americans that value “security” over everything else. There are a lot of Americans who still value freedom. Unfortunately, the former group insists that it’s “security” trumps the latter group’s freedom. From Jordan Schachtel at dossier.substack.com:

The tyrants of Covid Mania won the day, but so did the freedom fighters.

The expected “red wave” anticipated by many conservative pundits turned out to be nothing but a mirage.

So what the heck happened last night, and where does the country go from here?

I have three major observations that I hope will make some macro sense of the midterm elections:

  1. Many Americans no longer value freedom

This is going to be a hard pill to swallow for all of the flag waving “Top Gun Americans” out there, but it’s a reality that is now too obvious to ignore.

Benjamin Franklin famously once said: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

Many Americans, if not most Americans, no longer value the foundational principle of liberty.

If the last three years of Covid tyranny didn’t showcase this enough, the midterm elections proved beyond a doubt that a significant chunk of Americans prefer statist tyranny over individual sovereignty. Across the nation, voters gave their stamp of approval for the forces of the biomedical security state, re-electing a Safety Regime that promises to protect them from the sniffles in exchange for their fundamental liberties.

Virtually all of the worst tyrants of Covid Mania were reelected with ease. Gavin Newsom won by 18 points. Gretchen Whitmer defeated a fantastic GOP candidate in Tudor Dixon by 10 points. Kathy Hochul handily defeated Lee Zeldin. J.B. Pritzker won by 11 points. And the list goes on.

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