Are conservatives warming up to the ideas of secession?
Over the past year, conservative commentators Kurt Schlichter and Jesse Kelly have written articles flirting with the idea of secession due to divisive U.S. politics. Although both authors resort to the typical finger-pointing about the Left that is commonplace among the mainstream Right, they do raise valid points about the current polarized political climate. Their interpretation of present-day American politics is immaterial. The fact that they’re suggesting a break-up of the U.S. should be commended.
It’s become abundantly clear that with big spending, a bloated welfare state, and overstretched military-industrial complex, those U.S. institutions are heading towards a day of reckoning. Coupled with a major culture war, and we have a recipe for political unrest in the near future. Schlichter acknowledges these ominous macro-trends citing “endless crusades” abroad, the Green New Deal, and the abolition of Electoral College as many wedge issues that are creating unprecedented divisions in the country. For Schlichter, a national break-up isn’t so far-fetched given that he wrote about this concept in some of his novels People’s Republic, Indian Country, and Wildfire in which the country separates into red and blue nations.
But such a split doesn’t have to be so binary. It can be based along regional, ethnic, religious, or economic lines. Nevertheless, the fact that secession is being entertained is a good starting point. In his article for The Federalist, Jesse Kelly raises a good point about the fluid nature of national borders:
Borders move. Countries split and change hands. They do this for a myriad of reasons. Ours would be a major cultural shift toward the left and half the country refusing to go along with tyranny.
Major events — like World War I — effectively broke up traditional empires and created new sovereign nations. However, wars should not be the only catalysts behind the creation of new nations. In fact, political entities that face any kind of internal disputes should enthusiastically embrace self-determination and get the ball rolling on a voluntary and peaceful basis.
Kelly’s framing of secession as an “amicable divorce” is the right mentality to take when discussing this matter. Secession should not be treated as a cataclysmic event that requires a massive state to crack down against the “unruly” subject. We’re dealing with humans here, not automatons that have to be poked and prodded during each election cycle, nor realpolitik chess pieces that must be exploited by politicians and bureaucrats.
Instead, secessionist movements represent the logical response to the unhealthy relationships that individuals and certain populations segments have with central governments. These movements should be allowed to go their natural course. In sum, political conflicts should be treated like any other human relationships. When they fail, both parties divorce and go their separate ways peacefully.
The idea of separatism is no ivory tower theory — it’s something starting to happen in real time. Since the 2016 Brexit vote, separatist movements throughout Europe have been rejuvenated and continue to gain ground as the European Union treads through the waters of socio-economic uncertainty. Even in America, rural counties are revolting against big city interests over the issue of gun control. Some parts of Washington state, have gone as far as to propose creating a separate state in eastern Washington that better represents the interests of rural communities.
The twentieth century was a time of centralization. However, this historical development did not just happen in one fell swoop. It was born in the eighteenth century through the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Rousseau advocated for a mass democracy of sorts bolstered by an activist central government. Cliché concepts such as the “will of the people” have formed the philosophical backbone of gigantic governments worldwide. The problem isn’t democracy itself, but rather its implemented scale. Eventually, states get too big and the cultures within them resort to unproductive political conflicts, thus making every election cycle a high-stakes affair. Not exactly a recipe for peace and tranquility.
Ryan McMaken is correct in asserting that the solution to the mega-state status quo we live in “lies in a peaceful embrace of division, secession, decentralization, and disunity.” Unity sounds warm and fuzzy, but maintaining it at all costs is a disaster waiting to happen. The history of political conflict between factions usually results in civil war, and as a result, the emergent governing structure uses repression to consolidate its power. Respect for individual liberties often becomes an afterthought.
Given the changing demographics and unwieldy tasks the United States government is undertaking, the country needs to take a timeout and actually consider separation. Even if it’s based on a simplistic red vs. blue divide, it’s still a conversation starter for future separatist movements. The depoliticization of society starts with decentralization.
Mass democracy has run its course and new alternatives that value localism should now be considered.
If you read this piece closely, ignore the Jack ass Vs the fat elephant propaganda, you can see how the USA is using their court system to ship illegal criminals into the major cities of the Occupied by the USA, States, against the will of the people of the States.
USA is not trying to stop the illegal criminal invasion run away train, USA/WASHINGTON DC, is running the damn rail road.
John C Carleton
Coming to your block soon!
Thanks to USA/WASHINGTON DC polices encouraging criminals from backwards countries to overrun the native bred and born.
And the dumb fucks at city hall if your city is one with treasonous ass holes declaring “sanctuary cities”, for those criminal scum who are raping, robbing, murdering, eating free off of, getting free medical off of, free housing off of, free education off of, the backs of the Native born of those States, forced by USA to steal from the States people, to give to foreign criminals.
The Land of USA occupation.
And the Home of the American Usury Slave!
John C Carleton
There is no Israhell, only occupied Palestine.
There is no United States of America, only occupied America.
Both are zionist Black magic illusions, which do not in reality exist.
John C Carleton
Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban abortion in the state and charge women who have abortions with homicide, which can carry the death penalty in the state.
Rep. Tony Tinderholt, a Republican, introduced the “Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act,” or House Bill 896, in January to “protect the rights of an unborn child” but it was granted its first committee hearing on Monday and Tuesday.
Nearly 500 people testified, with 54 people testifying against the bill, according to The Washington Post.
“A living human child, from the moment of fertilization on fusion of a human spermatozoon with a human ovum, is entitled to the same rights, powers, and privileges as are secured or granted by the laws of this state to any other human child,” the text of the bill reads.
Republican Rep. Matt Krause, who sits on the Texas House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence, which heard the bill, said in a statement on Facebook before the hearing that it was “the first legislative hearing since 1973 on this topic.”
Tinderholt introduced a similar bill in 2017, but it failed to leave committee. He was placed under state protection because of death threats he received after proposing the bill, according to The Texas Tribune.
Tinderholt did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Democrats on the committee excoriated the bill, calling the provisions hypocritical.
“I’m trying to reconcile in my head the arguments that I heard tonight about how essentially one is OK with subjecting a woman to the death penalty … to do to her the exact same thing that one is alleging she is doing to a child,” Democratic Rep. Victoria Neave said during the hearing, according to The Washington Post.
Tinderholt defended the bill, according to Fox 9, a Texas television station.
“I think it’s important to remember that if a drunk driver kills a pregnant woman, they get charged twice. If you murder a pregnant woman, you get charged twice. So I’m not specifically criminalizing women. What I’m doing is equalizing the law,” Tinderholt said.
The bill would ban abortion at any stage of pregnancy and would criminalize women who have abortions and the physicians who perform them, even in cases of rape, human trafficking or incest. The bill directly conflicts with the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which outlawed criminalizing abortion.
Before the bill goes to the full Texas House for debate, it faces a challenge in committee.
Republican Rep. Jeff Leach, chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence, told The Dallas News that he would not allow the committee to advance the legislation with provisions that penalize women.
“I cannot and will not support nor will I let come out of this committee any bill on [abortion] which targets the woman with either civil or criminal liability,” he told the paper.
Leach did not respond to a request for comment.
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen declared Constitutional Carry legislation dead after he claimed that members of the gun activist group “Texas Gun Rights” showed up at his house when only his wife and children were home.
Chris McNutt, executive director of Texas Gun Rights vehemently denied Bonnen’s charges claiming that the group was just putting flyers on doors that were encouraging the citizens of Texas to contact their representatives to ask why Constitutional Carry legislation has stalled in the House.
“The fear and intimidation used to push this agenda have made it clear this is bad public policy,” Bonnen said in a Facebook post. “These gutless intimidation tactics only embolden me to continue strengthening the rights of law abiding gun owners and keep firearms out of the hands of criminals.”
McNutt responded to Bonnen in his own Facebook post stating: “He is trying to paint the simple act of leaving a flyer on the doors of hundreds of his constituents and donors – asking them to contact their legislators to support a bill– is somehow an act of intimidation.”
“Jewish lobbies have largely succeeded in establishing Jewish Supremacy. In many Western countries it is, or borders on, a hate crime to criticize Jews and Israel. Scholars have even been imprisoned for correcting errors in the Holocaust story. In the US Jewish lobbies have succeeded in having half of the states pass laws denying state government contracts to any business or person who participates or supports in any way boycotts of Israeli goods and services or advocates for disinvestment in Israeli companies. President Trump even cut off US aid to the Palestinians whose country has been stolen by Israel. It is considered anti-semitism to even mention what Israel has done, and is currently doing, to Palestinians. Professors lose their university positions. Journalists get fired. Students are sent to sensitivity training.
This is real supremacy. White gentiles have nothing like it. Yet Jewish lobbies—the very people who constantly complain about hate speech—use hate speech to the full extent as they lead the movement to demonize white gentiles. Here is the latest “media advisory” from the Center for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University.”
Below is the link to the complete article, it is well worth reading.
Real Americans better pull their heads out of rear orifice’s.
America is occupied, and Real Americans, of every shade, are under attack!
John C Carleton
San Antonio, TX – A local man was apprehended today while trying to smuggle a delicious Chick-fil-A classic chicken sandwich into San Antonio International Airport.
The man was reportedly acting suspiciously as he approached a TSA checkpoint, looking around nervously and feeling something in his pocket. When he got to the scanners, he was called aside for a check, and sure enough, agents discovered the warm, moist, tender chicken sandwich. He was tackled to the floor and dragged away by force.
Later on, during questioning, the man reportedly claimed he just wanted something to eat on the plane, but investigators weren’t buying it. “It was obvious he wanted to bring hate and discrimination into this place in an act of terror,” said a member of the San Antonio city council. “It’s not ISIS or other extremist groups we need to worry about—it’s Christian sandwiches.”
The TSA was praised for doing its job heroically.
“We’re just doing our jobs,” said a TSA agent at the scene. “We’re not heroes. Any ordinary American would have done the same for us, to ensure the people at this airport are protected from bigoted, hateful, tasty chicken sandwiches.”
At publishing time, sources had confirmed that a TSA agent had confiscated the sandwich and devoured it slowly to ensure there was nothing illicit in the meat.