It is not an original idea.
I was thinking we should take Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, those parts of Illinois that are not Chicago or Springfield and form a new nation. Heck, we could take the whole of the country between the right and left coasts, minus New England, Michigan and Chicagostan, Wisconsin and Minnesota and form a new country. You know, the Red States. We could call it
Those in the new Progressivestan will have the theaters and cultural centers they love so much. We will have the farms and factories and coal mines and oil wells. They will have the beaches, granted. But we will have the guns. I can live without sand. They will have their Priuses and little bity clown cars. We will have trucks.
The best part of it all is that while Progressivestan becomes a giant Detroit/Gary/Cleveland/Toledo/Newark/Camden we can watch it all implode. After a few decades the blue staters will eat their own and the US of A (revised) can step in and claim our old territory! We likely can pick up the shebang at a Sheriff's sale for pennies on the dollar.