Now that the dreaded Democrats have taken control of Virginia, from the viewpoint here in Conservative Southside VA, it’s as if the Yankees had just won the war and now southern values will be replaced by foreign values. As if this were the End of Time, the gate has been breached and the barbarians are flooding in.
Dire predictions are flooding the local Facebook of rising crime and taxes, the removal of guns, and abortion will become birth control. Dead babies will pile up in landfill, discarded life by the ruthless Democrats. The emotional wound of the Civil War seems to be reenacted. This wound has become the collective identity of the South as a people.