Stirrings of Secession 1

By Pat Buchanan

“When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another …”

So begins the Declaration of Independence of the 13 colonies from the king and country to which they had given allegiance since the settlers first came to Jamestown and Plymouth Rock.

The declaration was signed by 56 angry old white guys who had had enough of what the Cousins were doing to them. In seceding from the mother country, these patriots put their lives, fortunes and honor on the line.

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Parting Company Reply

By Walter Williams

For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded people into submission or simply parting company? In a marriage, where vows are ignored and broken, divorce is the most peaceful solution. Similarly, our constitutional and human rights have been increasingly violated by a government instituted to protect them. Americans who support constitutional abrogation have no intention of mending their ways.

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Divided States of America: Nation Most Polarized in 70 Years Reply

By Kyle Becker

The Wall Street Journal has put the results of the 2012 election in historical perspective: there are more single-party controlled states than at any point in the last 70 years. There have been few times in this nation’s young history when Americans have been more divided about what direction the country should be heading.

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United Nations Moves to Impose International Treaties On States Legalizing Marijuana Reply

By Kurt Nimmo

The United Nations has declared Colorado and Washington in violation of international treaties following ballot initiatives that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana.

The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, has voiced “grave concern about the outcome of recent referenda in the United States of America that would allow the non-medical use of cannabis by adults in the states of Colorado and Washington, and in some cities in the states of Michigan and Vermont,” according to an INCB press release. The INCB is a quasi-judicial “control organ” for the implementation of the United Nations drug conventions.

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WAYNE STURGEON INTERVIEWS CRAIG FITZGERALD ON NATIONAL ANARCHISM Reply

This interview is included in the recently released National-Anarchism: Ideas and Concepts, edited by Troy Southgate and available from Black Front Press.

1) Please could you introduce yourself, your background, and how you define national anarchism?

I am a native New Yorker, agrarian separatist homesteader, and spokesman for the National Anarchist Tribal Alliance NY. I was raised around the patriot/militia movement and since my early teenage years I have been involved with a wide array of radical political groups and causes from anarchist groups to populist American nationalist and anti-Zionist circles. More recently but previous to the founding of NATA in 2010, I mainly focused my attention on attempting to build bridges between the radical and anti statist “left” and “right” (with limited success). I have worked with the 2008 Ron Paul campaign, WeAreChangeNYC, Young Americans for Liberty, End the Fed, the John Birch Society (JBS), and been involved with the Constitution and Libertarian parties. More…

Join, or Die 2

by R.J. Jacob

Conspiratorialism and traditional distrust in elites has shaped American history since its initial conception beginning with the Anglo-Republicanism of the 17th century and it’s conspiratorial views of Charles I and James II, to the Boston Tea Party British colonists who saw More…

Progressives on the Secession Petitions 2

by Spencer Pearson

hat would have happened if Romney had won the recent presidential election? Let us remember that the margin, at least in the popular vote was 2.8%, so this is hardly an unthinkable proposition. It’s a fairly safe bet that there would be a fairly safe bet that there would be a fairly substantial debate going on right now as to how much racism played a part in Obama’s defeat. There would undoubtedly be a general gnashing of teeth More…

Greg Johnson, Kevin MacDonald, & Matt Parrott – Round Table on Secession Reply

Matt Parrot sees a future of National Anarchist like groups exploding across North America.

Counter-Currents Radio

Greg Johnson, Kevin MacDonald, and Matt Parrott discuss a number of topics:

  • Kevin MacDonald’s article “Disenfranchised White Males: Time for Secession
  • The reaction to this article in Foreign Policy
  • The prospects for secession from the United States
  • The lines along which the United States could break up
  • The course of events that could lead to secession
  • Blue state secessionism

Radical right joins in secession frenzy 4

White nationalists, neo-Nazis and Klan sympathizers are now casting their lot with disgruntled conservatives

By Mark Potok, Southern Poverty Law Center

Salon

Radical right joins in secession frenzy

Hundreds of thousands of disgruntled conservatives, still smarting from the re-election of President Obama last week, are signing petitions to allow more than 30 states to secede from the United States — and they are being joined by a motley collection of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Klan sympathizers.

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Petitions seeking White House approval to ‘secede’ now come from 47 states 3

The Daily Caller

Conservatives have voted more than 375,000 times since Election Day to pick  up their marbles and go home. That’s how many virtual signatures appeared Monday  night, as clocks in Washington, D.C. chimed midnight, on petitions asking  President Barack Obama’s administration to allow 47 of the 50 U.S. states to  secede from the country.

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Economic Separatism in Europe: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Reply

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Mike Konrad

As Europe’s economy collapses, a new brand of separatism is arising in Europe: Economic separatism.  Ironically, a closer look indicates that these separatists will only be recapitulating the errors of their current arrangements — and should they win independence, it may profit them nothing.

Catalonia is probably the first place to start.  It is Spain’s Ruhr, an industrial and economic powerhouse.  Along with the Basque country, Catalonia is one of the engines which has kept Spain afloat and prosperous for many decades.  It is now clamoring for independence from Spain.  Thirty percent of Catalans recently protested in the streets of Barcelona, demanding separation from Madrid.

A central complaint among Catalans is that they are massively subsidizing the rest of Spain.  They see the central Madrid government as a money pit where their taxes go and never return.  They are tired of floating the rest of the country while their provincial bridges, roads, and physical plant go unmaintained.  The Catalans want out. More…

Secession—it’s all the rage Reply

By Wufnik

Scholars & Rogues

If Barack Obama wins a second term in the White House, Frank Rich has suggested, the Right is going to go absolutely nuts. I suspect Rich is correct—we haven’t seen anything like the rage that will consume the Right, who have up to now convinced themselves that the polls are skewed or something. There will considerable denial, and then another lurch to the right. Larison has this spot on as well, as do any other number of commentators. As a result, we can expect secession fever to ratchet up. We’ve gone over this a number of times on this blog—S&R have provided a number of postson the fact that while we might regard it as desirable that a bunch of the country wants to leave to start their own Baptist Republic, the problem is they just can’t afford to go it alone—they rely too much on a federal gravy train. So we’re probably struck with them for the time being.

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The World Is Coming Unglued at the Seams, But Maybe That’s Not All Bad Reply

By Thomas Naylor

We should devote our efforts to the creation of numerous small principalities throughout the world, where people can live in happiness and freedom. The large states… must be convinced of the need to decentralize politically in order to bring democracy and self-determination into the smallest political units, namely local communities, be they villages or cities.

~ Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, The State in the Third Millennium

Notwithstanding three decades of nonstop hype extolling the virtues of a united, highly interconnected, one-size-fits-all world, there is increasing evidence that the world is actually coming unglued at the seams. Currently, there are over 250 self-determination, political independence movements in play worldwide including nearly 100 in Europe alone, over 70 in Asia, 40 in Africa, 30 or so in North America, a dozen in Latin America, and 15 or 20 scattered across various islands spread around the globe. To put these figures in perspective, the United Nations has 193 member nations.

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Peak Oil and the Challenging Years Ahead Reply

Without substitutes at a price that the economy can afford, economies will adapt to lower amounts of oil they can afford by worsening recession, debt defaults, and reduced international trade. There may be tendency for international alliances (such as the Euro) to fall apart, for countries to break into smaller units (Catalonia secede from Spain, or countries break up the way the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia did).
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A Proposed International Convention on Small Nation Self Determination Reply

By Thomas Naylor

Second Vermont Republic

It’s high time the small nations of the world rise up against all eleven of the meganations of the world with populations in excess of 100 million and say, “Enough is enough. We refuse to continue countenancing your plundering the planet in pursuit of natural resources, treasure, and markets to quench your insatiable appetite for consumer goods and your lust for political, economic, and military power.”

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Ramzpaul’s Murkan Exceptionalism: Fail 4

The YouTube celebrity, ramzpaul, is a smart guy and probably means well in a bungling, Republican sort of way. He likely thinks that he is a conscientious racialist. He is also an observant and clever opportunist. But predominantly, he is a Murka-Firster.

Ramzpaul has piggy-backed onto the viral YouTube video released by the French group, Génération Indentitaire, with his own “A New Declaration of Independence.” He might possibly be horrified to know that the French are one of the most legislatively virulent European nations for keeping Murkan schlock culture out of their country. He might be further horrified to know that Bloc Identitaire, the organization behind Génération Identitaire, rejects the Murkan innovation of crass “White Nationalism.” The BI is allied with secessionist movements of a similar outlook in Portugal, Catalonia, Holland, Belgium (Vlaams Belang), and Italy (Lega Nord). The philosophical core of BI is Ethno Nationalism, not imperialistic, Murkan “White Nationalism.” More…

Secession Fever Sweeping Europe Meaningless Without Debt Repudiation Reply

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Ron Holland

While regional independence is superior to both the failing European Union and the façade of special interest controlled democracy, one further action should taken by any jurisdictions that choose secession: Newly restored sovereign nations should repudiate their share of the illegitimate sovereign debt when they exit existing unions and nation-states. Created by distant banking elites buying national politicians and parliaments to load up on sovereign debts that can never be paid off, this massive national debt load is illegitimate and destructive to existing and new national economies.

Governments have three ways to deal with debt loads of this magnitude: The first is hyperinflation designed to destroy the payoff value of the debt, second is the official repudiation of the debt or third, a combination of both options. More…