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All Nations Party: Interview with Ryan Faulk

Attack the System
All Nations Party: Interview with Ryan Faulk

May 5, 2013

Keith Preston interviews returning guest Ryan Faulk.

Topics include:

  • Ryan’s latest project, the All Nations Party, a proposed political meta-party devoted to pan-secessionism.
  • How such a party might be composed of sub-parties devoted to specific regional, ideological, or identitarian interests and how these might break down into constituent sub-interests of their own.
  • How cultural conflict prevents the growth of effective opposition to the political class.
  • Practical questions concerning the proposed decentralization of the United States into a collection of micronations.
  • The likely geographical breakdown of pan-secessionism.
  • The need to move past the cult of “America” and realize that the historic American nation no longer exists and that the present regime is an enemy occupational force.
  • The probable media response to the emergence of a pan-secessionist movement.
  • Ryan’s success at promoting ideas through online video channels.

Run time: 96:10

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  1. I would love to see the study he cited as showing that young people and brown people are more open to the idea of secession. Anyone have a link?

    On deportation…. yikes! I guess my tribe and allied AK Native and Canadian First Nation tribes will be digging in; unless we go the truly autonomous, decentralized route and allow for a checker board of enclaves. Or unless we get in even tighter with the Cascadians for extra muscle.

  2. A Zogby poll done in 2008 showed that support for secession was higher among minorities and young people. I’m not sure what poll Ryan was referring to:

    “unless we go the truly autonomous, decentralized route and allow for a checker board of enclaves.”

    The checker board is the only way to go if secession is going to be peaceful, humane, and libertarian. That’s why I brought in the idea of sovereign counties during the discussion in response to the deportation idea which is a non-starter. Although I do see his point in the sense of a possible need for some kind of meta-standard for the secession process to prevent possible excesses at the local and regional level, e.g. ethnic cleansing, seizure of property of emigres, localized civil wars, etc.

    One thing that prevents some people from embracing the secession idea is a fear of things like the New Black Panthers, neo-nazis, or MECHA going door to door expelling people of other ethnicities or religions or whatever from neighborhoods or towns or localized skirmishes between the KKK and the Crips or whatever. I think some of these kinds of objections are often rooted in fantasy but such things have occurred during political unraveling in other societies so it’s certainly something that should be prepared for and guarded against.

    I think what Ryan is saying with the deportation idea is that if particular localities or regions during a pan-secession wish to expel people they find objectionable there has to be at least some bare minimum standard of how compulsory emigration can be imposed like his suggestion that everyone retains the right to their property and so forth. At the very least, there would have to be agreements worked out among the constituent parties to pan-secession that there can’t be violent expulsion of rival ethnic, religious, or political factions, summary executions and random murders, expropriation of property without compensation, etc. We wouldn’t want to have the intercommunal violence that occurred during the India/Pakistan partition or after the collapse communism in Yugoslavia.

  3. Here’s another interesting way to look at America: economic regions. I guess I’m just not convinced that the proposed cultural/ethnic borders are the only way to do things. The map in the link below tracks the regions in which dollar bills tend to live out their useful lives. You see a pattern here of economic regions that orbit around certain cities and regions.

    The city state model seems to be just as relevant of a way to divide regions as racial or ethnic boundaries. I am familiar with the southwest, for instance, and it’s far from a unified political or ethnic block.

    So rather than making some generalizations about racial and cultural factions and drawing a map, maybe we should be stressing pan secession with as wide a net as possible and allow people to define their own territories, regions, city states, etc. Maybe that’s too much to ask of a wider audience. Still, anyone of us could break down our own home regions and identify where there are clear cultural borders. Still, those cultural borders are often blurred by economic ties; as they should be.

  4. The economic angle is just as important as political ideology or race/ethnicity/culture. In fact, a lot of futurists, trends researchers, and others whom I read who predict the emergence of a city-state system in the future often emphasize economic arguments and suggest the independent metropolises will be organized around heavily interdependent economic units rather than cultural or political affiliation. Plus, the economic angle could be pursued from multiple directions. Not only interdependence on a regional or metropolitan level, but also division along class lines, taxpayers vs tax consumers, or functional differences like agricultural vs industrial, industrial vs post industrial, etc.

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