Bankrate.com has a slide presentation which compares life expectancy and crime and poverty rates and gives a top ten worst States for retirement. Nine of the ten are Southern States, with the tenth being next-door New Mexico. From a Southern nationalist perspective, this is certainly welcome news. Hopefully it will make the rounds in the media consumed by outsiders who are considering retirement in the South. The last thing we need is another transplant hostile to our culture and value. We have already greatly exceeded the number of people that we could assimilate into Southern culture anyhow, and most of those moving to the South have no desire to embrace Southern ways.
Of course, the information presented in the slide presentation must be considered in light of US policy and history. The South was the wealthiest region of the US until it was invaded and occupied by the US military in 1861-65. More than a century of exploitation reduced the South to an economic colony of the USA, mined for its natural resources and cheap labour. Crime rates were very low in the South even into the 1960s, when massive demographic and social change was forced upon us by the US Federal Government. Once peaceful and homogeneous neighbourhoods and towns were busted to bring about ‘diversity’ – which in turn brought crime, poverty and other social ills. The South today is to a large extent a product of 150 years of US social manipulation and experimentation.
Also see: Massive Yankee colony in central Florida