Category: Secession

Breaking Away: The Case for Secession

Video from the Mises Institute’s recent conference on secession. Secession and Liberty January 24, 2015 Ron Paul Read more Secession is Libertarian January 24, 2015 Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. Read more Secession: The Reasonable Option Everyone Resists January 24, 2015 Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Secession: The American Tradition […]

A Critique of the State of Libertarianism

Some thoughts I originally posted in an online discussion concerning the various libertarian by-ways” There’s a big rivalry right now between the paleolibertarians, left-libertarians and “mainstream” LP/Cato/Reason type libertarians. The paleos and the leftists view the latter tendencies as establishment brown-nosers, and the mainstreamers view the radicals as […]

The Libertarian Principle of Secession

By Lew Rockwell LewRockwell.Com For a century and a half, the idea of secession has been systematically demonized among the American public. The government schools spin fairy tales about the “indivisible Union” and the wise statesmen who fought to preserve it. Decentralization is portrayed as unsophisticated and backward, […]

Panarchist Party, U.S.A.

An interesting proposal from Joe Kopsick. See more here. This is very similar to the concept of a pan-secessionist meta-party that I wrote about in “Liberty and Populism” and that Ryan Faulk has previously suggested with his concept of an “All Nations Party.” As far as pan-anarchist/pan-secessionist involvement […]

Awakening the Sleeping Giant

Public opinion polls consistently indicate that roughly 1 in 4 Americans, approximately 75-80 million people, are currently sympathetic to secession by their locality or region. The obvious implication of this for those of us who are advocates of pan-secessionism is that we do not need to go out […]

Libertarian Opposes Secession

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but the growth of pan-secessionism will definitely create some interesting dividing lines. The question of secession is my litmus test. I believe it is what separates true radicals from non-radicals (at least in the USA). The bottom line is that there are […]

The City-States of America

By Samuel Arbesman We do not really think much about city-states anymore. With the exceptions of such places as Singapore and Hong Kong, the term “city-state” often conjures up the image of Athens or Sparta. However, through a bit of number-crunching of data from the United States Census, […]

Time to Entertain Secession?

Triad Conservative Last month, a highly publicized vote took place in Scotland to decide whether to secede from the United Kingdom.  This vote resulted in some sentiments being exposed in the United States that are also sympathetic to the concept of secession. Newsmax first reported that there is […]

Southern states ‘dumbing down’ country, should secede, secretive progressive journalist group members say

It is somewhat difficult to understand why more liberals, leftists, and progressives do not take this eminently sensible and self-interested position. EagNews.Org WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation would be better off if Southern states seceded from the union, and Republicans pushing for right-to-work, voter ID laws and other […]

Stormin’ Norman, Decentralist

Norman Mailer’s decentralized, left-conservatism is a lot like what the electoral wing of the ARV-ATS program would be. We need to cultivate an alliance of third parties (and perhaps some maverick Democrats and Republicans) who will begin pursing the Mailer model and strategy in cities all across the […]

The Pan-Anarchist 12-Step Program

1. Continue to attack all mainstream institutions across the board, until all of the system’s institutions have a single digit approval rating, just as Congress presently does. 2. Continue all dissident movements everywhere, and grow these to the point that they collectively become a majority, and then a […]

The State: Its Rise and Decline

Read this classic lecture from 2000 by Professor Van Creveld, and then read my “Philosophical Anarchism and the Death of Empire” from 2003. Van Creveld’s lecture describes the emerging world order, and my essay outlines a new paradigm for the “worldwide Grey Tribe” as it might be called. […]

The Rise of the Grey Tribe

Right now, the most important thing that anarchists, libertarians, anti-state radicals, decentralists, anti-authoritarians, paleos, communitarians, and allied others can be doing is growing the Grey Tribe as a third force in U.S. politics beyond the Red Tribe/Blue Tribe dichotomy. Read the blog post below and then read Scott […]

Imagine….

Imagine in the year 2044 a poll is taken showing the following results: 10% of Americans consider themselves to be anarchists. 20% consider themselves to be “hard-core” libertarians. 20% consider themselves to be “moderate” libertarians. 20% consider themselves to be “libertarian-leaning.” 55% say that would prefer decentralizing the […]

Free Lingít Aaní!

From Lingit Latseen Today is Free Nations Day. Free Nations Day is an opportunity to reclaim the idea that nations are voluntary groupings of free individuals, not externally imposed political borders or states. Both geographic localities and identities that transcend space are legitimate entities with the right to […]

Secession Growing—Here?

By Kirkpatrick Sale In the wake of the Scottish “no” vote on secession last month, former presidential contender Ron Paul has declared that this was inspirational for the cause of secession not only around the world but right here in the United States.  It is here,  he said, […]

The Case for the City-State System

By Keith Preston I recently suggested that the next necessary step in the cultivation of the pan-anarchist movement will be the coalescence of the many scattered factions and tendencies within anarchism and overlapping philosophies into a new “Gray” anarchist macro-tribe that maintains its own political and cultural identity […]

Was the American Revolution Secessionist?

Daniel McCarthy tells what is basically the truth about America’s founding. It was led by continental imperialists who resented the British for getting in the way of their own expansionist designs on the Indian lands. Leftist historians like Howard Zinn have long pointed this out. By Daniel McCarthy […]

Why We Need Hillary to Win: The Fire Rises

An interesting and, I suspect, accurate bit of analysis. I think this commentator is correct that as U.S. society continues to move leftward, the right will become increasingly alienated from both the political establishment and the mainstream culture, and begin to adopt a more radical, militant, and anti-establishment […]

BBC on Europe’s leading secession movements

Secession isn’t pan-secession, but any challenge to the conventional nation state is to be welcomed, particularly those moving in the “right” direction.  Here’s a BBC article on Europe’s top 8 secession movements and their current standing published in the light of Scotland’s referendum on independence in September.   […]

Why There Will Be No Revolution

By Gary North I recently read an article on the Left-wing website in Great Britain, The Guardian. This has been the most consistently Left-wing publication in Great Britain. It was part of the organized Left as early as the 1920’s, and it has never varied in the slightest. […]

Pluralism Has Limits

  Old but gold. _________ by AntisocialMisanthropicPessimist I think immigration, as a subset of private property, is one area where the AnCaps have a serious practical issue, that is assuming AnCaps have enough clout to matter anyway. Basically, if you didn’t personally appropriate something, you don’t own it. […]

Retconning the Revolution

An alternative view to Keith Preston’s Forty Years in the Wilderness. People are rarely struck by trains they see coming. No-one expects to meet their end under the steel wheels of a hundred ton freight engine because no-one seriously believes they could fail to note the approach of […]

Gritty Star Wars

A collection of Star Wars art re-imagines the classic sci-fi story as a gritty TV series with realistic political undertones, exploring the moral ambiguity of military conflict and civil war. Poor kids are conscripted into the Storm Trooper infantry, and rebel insurgents are defectors from the imperial underclass […]

Scotland: Secession Vs Pan Secession

A lot of people interested in the concept of pan-secessionism have been excited about the growing wave of secessionist movements in Europe.  However the bad news is I would suggest that those secession movements, while positive developments, do not really represent an adoption of pan secessionist values.  An […]

Is Europe Cracking Up?

By Pat Buchanan A week ago, in the St. George’s Hall in the Kremlin, Russia’s elite cheered and wept as Vladimir Putin announced the re-annexation of Crimea. Seven in 10 Russians approve of Putin’s rule. In Crimea, the Russian majority has not ceased celebrating. The re-conquest nears completion. […]