Since the founding of the Plymouth Colony, it has been apparent that the ethnic group now known as Yankees has always been different not to mention strange. They came as fanatic Puritans that militantly discriminated in other denominations and held other ethnic groups in contempt, whether it be the Dutch just to the west of New England or Southerners to the South. They set out to tame this continent, a noble enough cause at a glance, but it has only led to their subversive and imperialistic behavior throughout the centuries. In Clyde N. Wilson’s book, “The Yankee Problem: An American Dilemma,” this behavior is highlighted.
After the British were kicked out and the new aristocratic American republic was formed, the Yankees began rewriting history. The revolution would no longer be known as a war began by Yankees and won by Southerners and Middle colonists. Slowly, the Yankees began to erode Southern influence and domination (because we were larger than they) so that we would be seen as the backwards hicks we’re stereotyped as today.
The Midwest in its beginning was not settled by “Yankees,” it was settled by Midatlantic and Southern settlers, at least initially. The Yankees soon began swarming New York however and with that conquest came the platform they needed to establish their colonies in the Midwest.
As they settled in New York and overran the native culture they did not just bring contempt for the South though. They also brought their self-righteous do-gooder ways as well as their rampant progressivism we all know and hate. This resulted in a certain area of New York which seemingly took the brunt of the Yankee migration. So much so that most progressive movements began there. It’s known as the Burnt-over district in New York’s western edge. It is the sight of the New Age, free love Oneida community, various other “utopia” experiments, as well as the feminist movement. Zooming out to Yankeedom as a whole, many progressive and heretical movements began or took hold there before sweeping the rest of the country. Mormonism, the Seventh Day adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, all came out of Yankeedom and Unitarians took precedence in America in New England first. The religious Christian fervor of the Puritans had turned into something else entirely. Heretical blasphemies.
Their self-righteousness and thirst to conquer the entire continent showed its ugly head in the form of the War of Northern Aggression as Yankee capitalists pushed for a violent solution. After the war, they took advantage of poor Dixie and moved more of their clowns to regions that proved problematic in the war, overrunning Maryland, Missouri, and the northern bank of the Ohio river. In recent years their conquest started up again and now we have lost just about every major city outside of the Deep South as well as Northern Virginia.
Given all this, it is clear that whatever set of problems America seems to have, the Yankee problem can be tacked onto that list along with that other certain ethnic group. They are not our friends or brothers, nor can they usually be reasoned with. They seek to do one thing now and that is to make their final conquest of the South. They move en masse down here to replace us as Hispanics aid them in this quest. Culturally, they slander us as backwards hicks that need to be advanced. We are to be “fixed” to their liking.
Opening your eyes to this subversie behavior of our northern counterparts is vital to understanding American politics, especially Southern politics as we continually see carpetbaggers acting out and (along with our fallen brethren whom we call scalawags) push the cultural revolution in the South. The Yankee problem highlights the issue with multicultural countries with no border control. Should it go unsolved, the Yankee menace will reconstruct the South forever into just another vestige of Yankeedom. Then the South truly will be gone with the wind.