By Frank Jacobs, Big Think America’s two political tribes have consolidated into ‘red’ and ‘blue’ nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences. Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each Based on the UN’s partition plan […]
By Amos Perkins, The Wichitan It doesn’t take more than a quick peek at the news to realize that the United States of America is not thriving. The nation is the most polarized it has been since the Civil War and respect for the country is declining worldwide. […]
By Noah Millman, New York Times This essay is part of a series exploring bold ideas to revitalize and renew the American experiment. Read more about this project in a note from Ezekiel Kweku, Opinion’s politics editor. From its beginning, the United States was built to expand. Article […]
This article was written in April, 2020, just as the pandemic was taking over, and before the George Floyd riots, Biden election, or January 6. Americans are even more divided now. By Kyle Chan, Medium Author’s note: I was surprised by the amount of attention this Medium post […]
Author of ‘The Fourth Turning,’ and Managing Director of Demography at Hedgeye Neil Howe joins Yahoo Finance’s Kristin Myers to discuss the possibility of a succession crisis in the United States and to share his predictions for the next decade.
The normal trajectory that takes place when radical ideas are introduced is that such ideas start off on the far fringes, and gradually move toward the mainstream, eventually became the majority opinion, and finally the established consensus. An idea starts to become mainstream when a substantial minority favors […]
Brightline Watch Bright Line Watch June 2021 surveys As the country turns 245 years old, Americans have reasons to worry about the state of their democracy. In June 2021, we surveyed a representative sample of Americans and an expert sample of political scientists on the performance of U.S. […]
A reader sent me this ARR tweet from a few years ago. My position on these questions has always been clear. When the USA eventually breaks apart like the USSR, new countries will emerge reflecting a range of political and cultural values. The majority of the new countries […]
When the US domestic regime fractures, the US empire will naturally fall along with it. Think of all the other regimes that will fall like dominoes in the process. No more US aid to Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the Gulf States, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, or NATO. The slowing […]
This is like watching an enemy you have hated your entire life slowly dying or committing suicide. ‘Gutfeld!’ panel debate whether or not splitting certain states is a good idea.
The majority of my politics are polar opposite from David French (he’s a Reaganite/neocon), but this is an interesting discussion, particularly his comparison of America’s culture war with the Shia/Sunni conflict he observed when he was in the military in Iraq.
I’ve never seen a poll with numbers this high before.
By Robert Stark California prides itself on its diversity with race relations that are generally better than many other parts of the nation. However, California, as a beacon for diversity, does have major problems including income inequality and a massive exodus out of the state. Problems with the […]
By Sam Becker, Showbiz We all yearn to be free — to be independent, to call our own shots. But most of us have to abide by rules. You might be living in your parents’ house, for example, and have to follow the whole “my house, my rules” […]
By Peter R. Quinones It happened again. I’ve never been around a diagnosed schizophrenic, but it may sound a bit like the following. Heard someone perfectly describe the “Woke-Left” (WL) in all their lunacy, explaining they can’t be reasoned with and they are dangerous to liberty; only to […]
Bill Kristol’s buddy David French worries the system is collapsing. By Micah Meadowcroft, The American Conservative Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation, by David French (St. Martin’s Press: 2021), 288 pages. David French should write TV shows. He’d be good at it. […]
This was recorded before the presidential election. I suspect a secessionist movement in the US wouldn’t be done “legally” as much as it would simply happen, legal or not. Can we secede our way to a more perfect union? Or are all 50 states simply stuck with each […]
What the world’s leading independence movements? Across the planet, there numerous territories and groups seeking independence. Many are small and little known. However, some manage to attract considerable international attention. But while they may be familiar to many people, the specific issues at stake may not be so […]
This is a short video on a few lesser-known separatist movements around the world.
By Ally Marie McLean When it comes to efficiently allocating resources, the United States federal government usually gets in the way. In his article “The Use of Knowledge in Society,” F.A. Hayek argued that the smaller and less centralized organizations are, the more efficient their economic activity will […]
The C4SS weenies get it half right, except they just can’t get past their Tower of Babel universalism. “Well, yeah, devolution is good but only if all 1600 polities have a liberal government and become part of a world government someday.” When will anarchists realize that anarchism and […]
Assuming this polling data is accurate, this is the highest level of support for this idea to date. Keep in mind that during the past half-century public opinion has shifted wildly on a wide range of issues: civil rights, interracial marriage, military conscription, gender roles, gay rights, gay […]
By Amory Starr and Jason Adams Abstract This paper examines one of the less-discussed modes of anti-globalization, relocalization, or local autonomy. It describes a range of autonomous movements, summarizes their political-economic ideas, and discusses some common social critiques raised in regard to local autonomy. Apologists for the costly […]
By Ally Marie McLean The problems a nation that would otherwise be independent suffers under the globalist system which is currently consolidating its power, a state which would otherwise be independent suffers under the yoke of the Union. That is to say, the Union is on the national […]
Listen here. You know you are winning when so called “Blue States” want out of the Union. This would have been unheard of nearly a decade ago, but this week, the leftist publication The Nation ran an article calling for the “Blue States” to at least threaten secession. […]
Kristolite stooge David French is getting worried that the Empire is cracking up. By Thomas Koenig, MerionWest.Com On February 15th, Thomas Koenig was joined by David French to discuss his latest book, Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation, which was released in […]
Carla Gericke of the Free State Project updates us on what’s happening in New Hampshire and gives us ideas for how liberty-lovers can support each other and keep each other sane during these difficult, even insane, times. Listen here.
By Michael Lee, Washington Examiner South Dakota’s Republican-controlled House is introducing legislation that would allow the state to nullify President Biden’s executive orders if it determines they are unconstitutional. “The Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council may review any executive order issued by the President of the […]
By Nathan Newman, The Nation On January 6, an armed mob sought to overturn an election and install a president who had lost the popular vote. But this was just a violent version of the pervasive constitutional embedment of minority rule in our country. The Confederate flags waved […]
These might be some potential locations for intentional communities. By Kal Flyn, The Guardian For many years it seemed that overpopulation was the looming crisis of our age. Back in 1968, the Stanford biologists Paul and Anne Ehrlich infamously predicted that millions would soon starve to death in […]
The analysis in this is fairly solid.
Nothing I write about is new. Virtually all of it I lifted from historical sources.
By Sean Gabb I know that many of my friends have looked at the massive block of text that is the final agreement of our withdrawal from the European Union, and decided that we have been tricked again. My own preference would have been for a complete break, […]
An interesting article on secession movements in US history from Chronicles By Betsy Clark, Chronicles Break It Up; by Richard Kreitner; Little, Brown and Company; 497 pp., $30.00 Stamped on the United States’ three-dollar Continental bill in 1783 was the phrase, “The Outcome Is in Doubt.” A more appropriate phrase for our […]
In this week’s edition of the Collapse Chronicles conversation, I have the pleasure and honor of speaking with writer Kirkpatrick Sale, author of “The Collapse of 2020.”
By Peter R. Quinones, Substack In episode #511 of my podcast, Jeff Deist states that with the control of the levers of power firmly in the hands of Left AND Right Progressives, “separation” is the only solution. I interpret his use of the term separation as radical decentralization […]
As a proud worst person, Krystal and Saager will sometimes do a segment that reminds me of how lame their respective social democratic and civic nationalist politics actually are. Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss Mehdi Hasan’s Rush Limbaugh appearance.
Well, that didn’t take long. Every time a new administration takes office, the other side starts talking about secession. By James Krugnale, Digg.Com Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said on his show Wednesday that America was headed toward the conditions that resulted in the American Civil War after […]
My enemies from the Antifa often do not realize what good pan-secessionists they actually are. By Andy Ngo, The Postmillennial Black Lives Matter-Antifa and other left-wing extremists have repelled police and created a new “autonomous zone” in north Portland to protect a house being illegally occupied by squatters. […]
Historically, anarchist movements have used a range of tactics as a means of attacking states and ruling classes. Examples include terrorism (the “propaganda by the deed period”), labor unions and general strikes (the anarcho-syndicalism era), mutual aid societies, communes, mass protests and civil disobedience (the 1960s model that […]
By Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian A white steel pole rises out of the sea off the Caribbean coast of Panama, poking above the waves like the funnel of a sunken steamship. Launched into the water last month, this is no shipwreck, but the base of what will soon […]
“Pan-secessionism” seems to be increasingly common in practice. Examples include 2nd Amendment counties, sanctuary cities, autonomous zones, federal drug law nullification, refusal of lockdown orders, etc. As well as other forms of more serious “direct action” like torching enemy military outposts and star chambers, or looting corporate feudal […]
It’s always good to see leftists, who are usually pro-taxes and have a negative view of secession, actually practicing forms of pan-secessionism with tax strikes, sanctuary cities, and local nullification of federal drug laws. Just like it is good to see conservatives, who typically champion law and order, […]
Based on everything that has happened in 2020, I’d say the ATS position has largely been vindicated. On an international level, unipolarity seems to be moving toward retreat. Domestically, the lumpenproletariat has clearly demonstrated itself to be the vanguard class of the anarchist revolution. Pan-secessionism seems to be […]
Center for Immigration Studies The sanctuary jurisdictions are listed below. These cities, counties, and states have laws, ordinances, regulations, resolutions, policies, or other practices that obstruct immigration enforcement and shield criminals from ICE — either by refusing to or prohibiting agencies from complying with ICE detainers, imposing unreasonable […]
I would point out that Jeff Deist, a supposed vocal proponent of secession, was actually opposed to CHAZ/CHOP, which probably indicates that many libertarians would oppose any form of secession that does not conform to bourgeois economic or behavioral norms, just as many left-wing anarchists oppose any kind […]
I knew Tom. He was a big influence on the development of my thinking.
By Bill Kauffman, Reason Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America’s Imperfect Union, by Richard Kreitner, Little, Brown and Co., 496 pages, $30 The late Thomas Naylor, gentle godfather of the modern Vermont independence movement, used to sign off with “God bless the Disunited […]
Most revolutions result in dictatorships that are more authoritarian and repressive than whatever they replaced. The partial exception is those revolutions that are merely about the dispersal of power. Revolutions that are about the far-reaching transformation of societies almost always produce horrific results. The models of a revolution […]