“You can vote your way into socialism, but you can only shoot your way out of it.” – Terrence Popp “You will never vote yourself into freedom.” – Jeff Berwick “Ignorance is bliss. Total awareness is bliss. Anything in-between is the hard part.” – Jeff Berwick “Pathetic groveling […]
In recent times, I have seen a dramatic increase in the number of commentaries like this coming from all over the political spectrum. By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative Whenever I hear Americans speculating about a civil war here, I usually roll my eyes and remind them that […]
Trump Supporter Warns Of CIVIL WAR, Senate GOP FEARS Trump 2024 Run Would SABOTAGE Midterm Elections
Team Rising discusses viral video from outside Trump’s weekend rally in Iowa.
By Brendan Morrow The Week Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she believes the United States is still facing a constitutional crisis sparked by former President Donald Trump. During an appearance on The View on Monday, Clinton was asked how close she thinks the U.S. came to […]
Saagar breaks down the statistics that show American men are in a serious crisis and he attempts to explain what the larger causes of the crisis might be.
The backdrop may be “the wealthy have rigged the system” but the impetus for seccession is that the majority of those in red and blue states have different values and do not want those values at the core of how they are governed. The other big challenge is […]
Banned Hipster Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. — H. L. Mencken It’s a fantasy for right-wing white males. It’s a specifically male thing, because males like violence, and violence seems simple. The […]
What a lot of people still don’t realize is that during the past 40 years, the US has gradually moved toward a “Third World” (traditional) model of political economy with traditional levels of disparities between social classes. The period between the 1950s and the 1980s was a historical […]
This author inadvertently explains why conventional “federalism” or “states’ rights” are not sufficient, and why a more radical approach is needed. By Karol Markowicz New York Post Is it time for a national divorce? The idea has understandably gained steam — though it can’t possibly work and shouldn’t. […]
By David Reaboi The National Divorce discussion prepares the ground for crucial thinking about what comes next in America, as the country grows even more divided, bitter, and angry. For the last several years, I’ve been among a handful of commentators (along with good friends Michael Malice, Jesse […]
W. James Antle III, The Week Citing irreconcilable differences, many commentators on both sides of the red-blue divide have begun channeling country singer Tammy Wynette and contemplating a national divorce. The sentiment appears strongest on the right. Claremont Institute fellow David Reaboi warns of a future in which “the […]
Mark Metz is the proprietor of The Emergent at MarkMetz.Substack.com, and Adam Patrick is the host of Yer Talkin Over Me. Adam and Mark join Pete to talk about Mises-style liberalism and whether it opens the door for totalitarianism. They also talk about whether family and culture is […]
An article from 2018 advocating splitting the US into a Red Federation, Blue Federation, and Neutral Federation. By Sasha Issenberg, The Intelligencer The year is 2019. California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, recently elected on a platform that included support for the creation of a single-payer health-care system, now […]
No, We Can’t Get a National Divorce There’s growing sentiment for secession, particularly on the right. It should be rejected.
I’m increasingly seeing articles like this in the mainstream media. The system is getting worried. By Ed Kilgore, Intelligencer Nobody has to convince me the divisions between the “red” and “blue” segments of our country are deep, bitter, and authentic. That and a closely related topic, the radicalization […]
Some years back, I rolled out the idea of a “pan-secessionist meta-party” as a means of implementing the wider ATS “anarcho-populist” strategy that I outlined some years before that. The most recent polling data, involving a poll taken by the University of Virginia Center for Politics, indicates that […]
Approximately 52% of Trump voters (about 38 million of 74 million people) and 40% of Biden (about 32 million of 80 million people) now hold at least casual pan-secessionist sympathies. My guess is that the percentage of non-voters (about another 80 million) with a favorable view of pan-secession […]
Todd Lewis will be joined by Keith Preston, Swithun Dobson and Terminal Philosophy to discuss Robert Kagan’s new article in the Washington Post on his prediction of a Constitutional crisis.
This latest poll indicates the greatest amount of support I have seen to date for macro-level pan-secession. The speaker in the video is correct that simply dividing the nation into a Blue country and a Red country is impractical. We need far more diversity and decentralization than that. […]
Uber-neocon Bob Kagan, a founder of the Kristolite PNAC and husband of Vicki Nuland, pulls an AOCesque “I’m scared” routine and predicts that pan-secessionism, at least on a primitive level, will actually happen in the next few years. I wish I were as optimistic as Bob the Blob’s […]
It is interesting how the media is now promoting the Bushes and Cheneys as the legitimate Republican opposition to Trumpism. The ruling class is getting scared and circling the wagons. Liz Cheney tells Lesley Stahl about running for re-election as an anti-Trump Republican in Wyoming, where her own […]
By La Resistance Media The Balkanization of the Union It is not news that there are irreconcilable political, economic, and cultural divisions in the U.S. What makes these divisions a force of fragmentation, or social cleavages, is that these tend to overlap between each other and a geographical […]
By Leila Hedayatifar, Rachel A. Rigg, Yaneer Bar-Yam and Alfredo J. Morales Despite global connectivity, societies seem to be increasingly polarized and fragmented. This phenomenon is rooted in the underlying complex structure and dynamics of social systems. Far from homogeneously mixing or adopting conforming views, individuals self-organize into […]
Some handwringing from Neocon Review, and this piece is two years old, from before the pandemic. By Fred Bauer, National Review In the latest issue of The Atlantic, James Fallows turns to the fall of the Roman empire and finds that it wasn’t all that bad! “Late antiquity” […]
By Damon Linker, The Week The most talked-about essay of the past week is undoubtedly Robert Kagan’s “Our constitutional crisis is already here” in The Washington Post, a long, gripping examination of the very serious danger that Donald Trump poses to American democracy as the country approaches the […]
Neocon uber-imperialist douchebag Robert Kagan is worried the system is cracking. Based on the recent writing of a range of leading neocons, its seems they really are getting more worried about holding it together. By Robert Kagan Washington Post “Is there no virtue among us? If there be […]
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new poll shows Biden’s approval rating has dropped to a record low during his administration thus far.
David French, a Bill Kristol flunkie, is concerned an American breakup will ruin the neocons’ plans for world domination. He outlines a proposal for “federalism” without an actual breakup, and a leftist writer from Slate points out some of the practical problems associated with pan-secessionism along with common […]
Ken Burns Says Current Times ‘Equal’ to Civil War, Depression and World War II: ‘It’s Really Serious’
By Leia Idliby Mediate Historian and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns said that the present day is one of the worst times in American history. Burns made the remark while on the “SmartLess” podcast, hosted by Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, and Sean Hayes, comparing current events with the Civil War, the […]
Biden’s mental health issue isn’t something to debate about, it’s very transparent old age is screwing him over.
Tom Woods Show Paul Gottfried joins me to discuss the emerging one-party state in America. This isn’t the kind of conversation we might have had in the old days, lamenting the lack of difference between the two parties. This time the emergence of a one-party state is taking […]
Krystal and Saagar are joined by Derek Thompson to better understand why Americans are dying at record rates and what can be done to reverse this troubling trend
We now have a number of test models for the pan-secessionist concept. Many ATS readers are younger people who likely do not recall how intense the “war on drugs” propaganda was in the 1980s and 1990s. At that time, the war on terrorism hadn’t yet begun, and the […]
Class Reductionists, Red/Brown Alliancers, and Maximal Culture Warriors are All Strengthening Pan-Secessionism
It’s like ATS now has a de facto mass army of inadvertent troops, comprised almost entirely of folks who have never heard of us and wouldn’t like us if they had. As most readers know, I have long been an advocate of a political realignment along decentralist vs. […]
Talk about missing the forest for the trees, or perhaps seeing the forest in spite of the trees.
The Economist Failure in Afghanistan shows it has not learned the lessons of Vietnam. ONCE AMERICA announced that it would not save its client state, things unravelled quickly. As the enemy seized province after province, government soldiers shed their uniforms and ran. On paper the army had hundreds […]
National security reporter Spencer Ackerman on 9/11, mass surveillance at home, and failed wars abroad. In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States invaded and occupied two countries, bombed four others, helped create 21 million refugees and cause over 800,000 deaths, and spent over $6 trillion […]
Krystal and Saagar react to the speech given by former President George W. Bush on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks
Using the best available information possible, the number of people who have been killed as a direct result of US imperialism in the Middle East alone over the past 20 years amounts to the equivalent of a 9/11 every three weeks. If we add up all the body […]
An investment of $6 trillion that produces an ROI of exactly zero is quite an…accomplishment. By Tariq Ali, The Nation From the beginning, the War on Terror merged red-hot vengeance with calculated opportunism. Millions are still paying the price. The Taliban observed the 20th anniversary of 9/11 in […]
By Matt Taibbi GOP pols in the Bush years set the constitution afire and cheered America’s march toward authoritarianism, but now want you to know Joe Biden has them Petrified For Democracy. Are you laughing yet? Well, that didn’t take long. Within a day after Joe Biden announced […]
By Damon Linker, The Week What does a day mean? We’ve been struggling to answer that question about Sept. 11, 2001 — to assimilate it into American and world history in a convincing way — for 20 years now. Looking back from the standpoint of 2021, most of […]
By Micah Uetricht In These Times In an interview, Reign of Terror author Spencer Ackerman explains how the brutal legacy of America’s post-9/11 wars has reshaped U.S. society and led to our era of authoritarian demagoguery. The September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, carried out 20 years […]
When I founded Attack the System over 20 years ago, my objective was to lay the blueprint for an insurgent anarchist movement in North America that could eventually take down the US regime and ruling class, in solidarity with those under attack by US imperialism in each of […]
By Mike Giglio, The Intercept I was driving home from a militia muster in the Virginia mountains last summer — after another day immersed in preelection talk of civil war — when I found myself reflecting, as I often have in the year since, on Norman Mailer’s “The […]
Crummy government is the most cited category, and yet libertarians, anarchists, and fellow travelers don’t seem to be able to give their ideas away. Statista Research Department In June 2021, 22 percent of respondents stated that poor leadership and a general dissatisfaction with the government were the most […]
This commentary is quite good, although I don’t share the politics of these guys. I’m definitely on the same side as the far left and/or paleoconservative folks they are worried will gain too much influence in the aftermath of the failure of Afghanistan and Iraq. Their comparison of […]
There is no one in leadership currently on the so called “Left” has the will or the intestinal fortitude to stand up to the ruling class. Even if there was someone who was capable of fighting back, that person would be immediately eliminated… So we’re screwed!
The Tom Woods Show It’s more and more obvious that the differences within the United States are irreconcilable. Some form of peaceful separation is clearly the only humane solution. Historian Brion McClanahan joins me to discuss what that would look like in practical terms. LISTEN HERE
By Declan Leary, The American Conservative On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump opened his administration on an unusually (but appropriately) bleak note. Surveying the decline ongoing all over the nation, the new president promised better days ahead. Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, rusted […]
Increasingly, I am coming across more and more articles of this kind, both in the liberal and conservative media, including in publications like GQ that aren’t primarily political. When I first started promoting the idea of pan-secessionism, most sympathizers were, as Matthew Lyons pointed out, “a wide variety […]