Radical right joins in secession frenzy 4

White nationalists, neo-Nazis and Klan sympathizers are now casting their lot with disgruntled conservatives

By Mark Potok, Southern Poverty Law Center

Salon

Radical right joins in secession frenzy

Hundreds of thousands of disgruntled conservatives, still smarting from the re-election of President Obama last week, are signing petitions to allow more than 30 states to secede from the United States — and they are being joined by a motley collection of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Klan sympathizers.

As of midday today, eight of the petitions, which are being posted on a government website set up to encourage citizen participation, have crossed the threshold of 25,000 signatures required to prompt a guaranteed official reply from the White House. (The states are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, the state with the most signers.) But the petitions carry no legal weight at all, and almost no one anywhere on the political spectrum expects them to result in anything more than a collective blowing off of right-wing steam.

Still, that hasn’t stopped the denizens of Stormfront, a huge white nationalist Web forum run by a former Alabama Klan leader, from enthusiastically embracing the cause. Starting last Saturday, a large number of comment threads began appearing on the site that encouraged the radical right to join in on the fun.

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4 comments

  1. Wow, STOP THE PRESSES!!!

    This just in!

    An anti-white jew from the anti-white criminal organization with the Orwellian name of “Southern Poverty Law Center” writes another piece of vitriolic garbage article demonizing and attacking white people.

    Gasp! Awe! Amazement!

    Turning to other current events, we can report the Pope is still catholic, and bears still shit in the woods.

    Stay tuned for more shocking news announcements reporting the remarkably usual and completely expected.

  2. “It would be chaos,” William Peace University political science professor David McLennan said of the prospect. “It would potentially disrupt business, legal contracts, transportation, et cetera.” McLennan added, “You have a host of problems, from the structure of government — North Carolina has no army, navy, air force or marines, for example. It would need a currency and start establishing legal treaties with other countries and, presumably, the United States.” Should the state secede, McLennan says North Carolina would be stripped of its military bases and federal aid — such as money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which could serve as a bargaining tool for the federal government. … “The U.S. would decommission [military bases]. They cannot have bases in foreign countries, generally, unless invited in or in times of war,” McLennan explained. … But the military isn’t the only big industry that would leave North Carolina. “Most banks in Charlotte would leave; most researchers in RTP would leave. Companies would close,” University of North Carolina professor Joseph Glatthaar said. “With horribly depleted resources, North Carolina would have to defend its borders and police the population. Property values would collapse. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid would disappear, so elderly and poor would all have to leave North Carolina. In fact, anyone in their 50s would probably feel as though they should move soon. And that is just the beginning.”

    “The U.S. would decommission [military bases]. They cannot have bases in foreign countries, generally, unless invited in or in times of war,”

    Lol. I mean is that meant to be a joke?

    • ““With horribly depleted resources, North Carolina would have to defend its borders…”

      I thought defending borders was racist and that’s why USG stopped doing it.

  3. They ran an opinion piece in the Boston Globe on this today, mentioned then dismissed Thomas Naylor and the SVR. The Yankee left takes all dissent personally, I wonder how come?

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