By F.H. Buckley Spectator The United States is ripe for secession. Across the world, established states have divided in two or are staring down secession movements. Great Britain became a wee bit less great with Irish independence, and now the Scots seem to be rethinking the Act of […]
If the USA were to balkanize, what independent countries do you think would emerge, what would they look like, and which would be most successful?
Reddit There are large economic, political, and cultural divides in the US (at least more so than other countries). Some states actually have economies that are competitive at a global scale (i.e. California, Texas).
By John Kaluza In response to Mr. Staveley’s commentary, I am closing in on 70 years old and I can honestly say, like you do, that the thinking of many people in this country is incomprehensible to me. I just don’t understand how so many Americans can support […]
CT2 In the world of scenario planning, the fact that something is unthinkable should not prevent us from considering it. The breakup of the Soviet Union was unthinkable almost until the day it happened. At the same time, of course, not every impossible thing will happen. Among the […]
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By Jesse Kelly The Federalist Divorce is hard, but it’s easier than cutting the brake lines on your wife’s car. It is long past time for an amicable divorce of the United States of America. There is simply no common ground with the Left anymore. We are now […]
By Patrick W. Watson Forbes Some things are so horrible, you don’t want to think about them. Institutional risk managers think about “tail risks”—scenarios with very low probability. But should they happen, the consequences would be so devastating that you must plan for them.
Reddit What was once laughable in 2008 when Barack Obama was about to become President, is now uncomfortable to think about here in 2017 with Donald Trump as POTUS. You do not need to stick to this professor’s template, you can crack open a cold one with the […]
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 […]
If you could split up USA into 5-8 different regions or countries, which states would be part of X country and what systems would you implement?
By Sebbie Gost Quora Well, first of all, I would not divide America to equal economies (because honestly, half of America will still make less than the top 5 states combined), I would divide it based on what has been dividing nations from the beginning of time: culture. […]
By Bonnie Kristian The Week Look, we had a good run. Well, maybe “good” isn’t quite the right word … but certainly it’s been interesting. These United States were a grand experiment. But the experiment has gotten out of hand. It’s time to peacefully dissolve the union. I […]
By Sascha Issenberg 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 must figure out how to enact it. A prior nonpartisan analysis priced it at $400 billion per year […]
By Steve Lopez Los Angeles Times On Monday night, I was watching TV coverage of the pandemic, first on MSNBC then on Fox News, and a thought occurred. We are so helplessly, irrevocably divided, it’s time to quit talking about coming together as one and do the only […]
By Clare Malone Five Thirty-Eight This week we talked to Chris, a 35-year-old white man from rural Pennsylvania. Chris wrote in that he thought, “the U.S. should have a velvet divorce,” a reference to the peaceful dissolution of Czechoslovakia — now the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic […]
A Maoist memorializes CHAZ. In some ways, I generally considered having supported CHAZ to be something of a litmus test that separates authentic anti-systemists from pro-systemists. Notice that CHAZ was suppressed by the city government of Seattle, arguably the furthest left of any local government in the US, […]
Available from Amazon. Americans have never been more divided, and we’re ripe for a breakup. The bitter partisan animosities, the legislative gridlock, the growing acceptance of violence in the name of political virtue—it all invites us to think that we’d be happier were we two different countries. In […]
Crimethinc The cop-free zone is not the particular block or traffic circle or park. It is the shared commitment to defending a space and eliminating the dynamics of policing and white supremacy. In the following collection, we explore some people’s experiences attempting to create police-free autonomous zones in […]
Because there is never any violent crime and no one ever gets killed in territory controlled by the state. It’s interesting how articles like this advance the premise that an autonomous zone should somehow be a paradisical oasis overnight. By Emily Zanotti The Daily Wire As Covid-19 cases […]
By Ezra Marcus New York Times At first they called it the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. In early June, protesters aligned with the Black Lives Matter movement took over six city blocks of a gentrified Seattle neighborhood. There, activists screened films, served spaghetti, painted murals, held vigils and […]
The crowdfunded purchase of places like this could make for interesting intentional communities and startup societies. By Abi Harman Love Money Surrounded by stunning rural landscapes, these impressive ranches for sale around the world offer an idyllic slice of the good life. From acres of remote rolling land […]
Peter Zeihan has argued that China may eventually fracture due to its internal instability and fragmentation. If that were to happen, I would consider it to be a major victory for “pan-secessionism” as a revolutionary tactic, as was the overthrow of the USSR and its Eastern European satellites. […]
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston, Right Rumination and Swithun Dobson to discuss the current issue of the Blue Tribe.
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley I have always been fascinated by secessionist movements. It goes back to my childhood love of maps, flags and geography. I use to spend hours poring over atlases and fixating on the strange autonomous zones that only existed […]
A somewhat interesting interview with a leading black conservative. I would be inclined to argue that, at present, substantial sectors of the capitalist class (including some major capitalist entities) along with their allies in the new clerisy/new class that dominates the “ideas industries” are fueling anti-racism hysteria in […]
By Stratton J. Davis Ever since the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) was created in Seattle, it has been a prominent subject of discussion for many. The question usually being discussed is whether we should support it or not. While those on the left seem to be in […]
I first started developing the ideas that I would later come to call “pan-secessionism in the mid-1990s after notice the emergence of the “right-wing” antigovernment movement associated with the militias, sovereign citizens, tax protestors, and other similar groups. Of course, much of the left and certainly liberal opinion […]
Krystal and Saagar discuss breaking developments from the protests in Washington D.C. and Seattle’s CHAZ.
Another spot for an intentional community? By Anna Hilders Road Trippers The National Park Service established the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1934. But the park’s rich history and culture were brewing in the hills long before that. You can still experience that special past for yourself. […]
This is what “defunding the police” really looks like. We need an America of 20,000 Cherans. Cherán is a town of some 20,000 inhabitants in the highlands of Michoacán, one of the Mexican states that’s suffered most in the drug wars of the last decade. Armed men and […]
When I was an orthodox left-wing anarchist, one of the things that eventually led to my present heterodox positions was the observation that every leftist revolution in which anarchists participated led to the repression of the anarchists by authoritarian leftists, or by right-wing reactionaries who managed to gain […]
These might be some interesting locations for future intentional communities as well. By Sarah Jacobs, Libertina Brandt Business Insider In March 2017, Business Insider reported a series of stories on “The Death of Suburbia,” declaring the end of the suburbs as we once knew them. By examining the […]
Think of it as an Afrikaner-bolo. An elderly couple stuck with an unfinished home are helped by the community in Orania.
These might make for some interesting locations for crowd-funded intentional communities. Abi Harman Love Money As far as social distancing goes, it doesn’t get much better than moving to your own private town. From picture-postcard Swedish villages to American ghost towns frozen in time, these unique settlements are […]
Shane Burley is no more an unbiased reporter on CHAZ than Tucker Carlson. But it’s interesting to get a range of perspectives. By Shane Burley ROAR Magazine
They’re doing this with the acquiescence of the Mexican President, just as CHAZ is existing with the apparent acquiescence of local and state governments of Seattle and Washington, which raises some interesting questions about anarchist strategy. Mexico News Daily The Zapatistas are on the move in Chiapas, extending […]
If these FOX News reactionaries were as “anti-establishment” or “anti-big government” as they pretend they would be creating “autonomous zones” of their own. What a shame they’re really just mouthpieces for the right-wing of the ruling class.
If only it were true. Roadblocks, checkpoints, barricades, armed vigilantes: Anyone with a functioning brain knows this is unacceptable.
Indeed it is. But not in the way that Carlson means. This is hilarious. During the heydey of the militia movement of the 1990s, there were “freemen” and “sovereign citizen” groups that did stuff like this.
By Stratton J. Davis Looking at the daily news these past couples of weeks one may have the pessimistic opinion that what was left of liberty will soon be gone. Even before the recent riots, which has President Trump and his GOP goons threatening the US people with […]
By Evan Bush Seattle Times Welcome to the CHAZ, the newly named Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, where most everything was free Tuesday.
Police have retreated from Seattle’s East Precinct and protesters have established an autonomous zone in the neighborhood. Following Monday’s retreat of police and national guard, protesters have begun erecting barricades after a week-long blockade of the East Precinct. Read more about it at Capitol Hill Seattle Blog.
I am sometimes asked how I, as a radical-anarchist-extremist, can have a parallel interest in conservative or right-wing thought. But I simply utilize “conservative thought” as a supplemental means of correcting the limitations of “radical thought.” Here is an illustration: A correspondent offers what is essentially a Burkean […]