By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Fred Hampton had a dream. It was a little more militant than Doctor King’s, but no less ambitious. The young chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party dreamed of a grand coalition of revolutionaries spanning […]
Now that pan-secessionism has entered the mainstream discourse, at least on a casual level, the next step for those of us with a more radical perspective is to keep pushing the envelope toward more radical viewpoints, away from Democratic Partyism and Republican Partyism toward the intellectual framework associated […]
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 […]
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. […]
Tom Woods Show You and I complain a lot, and rightly so, but we do of course have a positive program. I asked David Stockman, who was director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Reagan Administration, to outline what specifically we should do if the […]
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 […]
These guys appear to be an actual on-the-ground, pan-anarchist, pan-secessionist movement. And whether left-wing anarchists like these guys or not, left-wing anarchists who are developing mutual aid networks of their own or creating separatist movements like CHAZ are in the club as well. I suspect that as pan-secessionist […]
This is not a scientifically conducted study using a neutral sample, but these numbers are still interesting.
Make it happen. By Greg Russell The National HE is a controversial figure in some parts of the US, choosing to spend most of his time at his home in Russia, however Louis Marinelli is set to return to California as the voice of its independence movement Calexit […]
Secessionist sympathy has nearly doubled in the last decade. Micro-level and intermediate-level secessionist actions have taken place. But macro-level secession is still on the margins in terms of on-the-ground action. That is what needs to change. How do we get this ball rolling? By Patrick Strickland Dallas Observer […]
The earliest polls concerning the popularity of modern secessionist movements began in the late 2000s at the end of the George W. Bush era. At that time, about 1 in 5 Americans expressed a casual sympathy for secession. Now it’s up to almost 2 in 5. However, no […]
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.
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 […]
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
As concepts like startup societies and pan-secessionism become more pervasive, it is likely that such activities will originate from many different sources, including billionaire philanthropists, communes, religious communities, eco-villages, and many other things. By Adam Williams New Atlas American entrepreneur Marc Lore has revealed an incredibly ambitious plan to […]
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 […]
This is obviously a mixed bag because it is reminiscent of the “company towns” of the industrial revolution but, big picture-wise, I believe this helps fuel the pan-secessionist strategic paradigm in the same way that CHAZ/CHOP was a step in the right direction from the other side of […]
Some interesting commentary from a hardline Red Tribe perspective. When all mainstream institutions are captured, is the right answer to break up from the techno-fascist state?
Andrew is the host of the Popular Liberty channel on YouTube and the mind behind the concept of Archotropism. Andrew joins Pete to introduce his AntiTax plan, his first step on the road to a private society.
If the post-United States lacks a federal government altogether, we will probably end up looking something like ancient Greece.
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Do you smell that, dearest motherfuckers? Secession is in the air and not just among freaky anarchists like me. From coast to coast, from border to border, Americans of all stripes, shades and sizes are openly discussing and […]
By Peter R. Quinones In the macro, society is not improving. Anyone saying that is using micro examples. As an example, many people are waking up to the fact that the press isn’t just biased, but has an agenda. But that doesn’t give people a way to mitigate […]
Toyota just started building a 175-acre smart city at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. Photos offer a glimpse of what the ‘Woven City’ will look like.
There is an upside and a downside to this kind of thing. On one hand, I am all for private cities as an alternative to states. On the other hand, many of these could end up being modern versions of feudal fiefdoms or company towns during the industrial […]
This is the future and the past. Look at the Hanse cities. Worked really well back then.
Governments across the globe have begun evolving from lumbering bureaucracies into smaller, more agile special jurisdictions – common-interest developments, special economic zones, and proprietary cites. Private providers increasingly deliver services that political authorities formerly monopolized, inspiring greater competition and efficiency, to the satisfaction of citizens-qua-consumers. These trends suggest […]
It’s interesting how so many ideas that we have promoted here at ATS for decades have now started working their way into the mainstream: pan-secessionism, cultivating the populist right as a counterpart to the neocons, de facto red/brown/green alliances, fourth-generation warfare, lumpenproletarian insurrection, UBI as an alternative to […]
My guess is that the constituents for pan-secession will include conservatives who do not feel they can ever win under the current system but do not want to go down the road of overt authoritarianism, liberals and leftists who have a “better off without them” attitude toward conservatives, […]
Over at the Center for a Stateless Society, an outfit that is probably the most anti-ATS tendency there is (along with the neocons, of course), a writer named Eric Fleischmann makes an assertion which includes a jab at yours truly: We are all thick libertarians now. The question […]
If pan-secessionist sympathies continue to grow (and I do not see America’s political divide ending any time in the foreseeable future), more and more articles like this will begin to appear in the press from all over the political and cultural spectrum, and floating different proposals of their […]
When a major daily newspaper like the Philadelphia Inquirer publishes an opinion piece like this, it shows these kinds of ideas really are starting to enter the mainstream. By Chuck Bonfig, For The Inquirer George Washington once wrote, “The establishment of our new Government seemed to be the […]
I’m currently having an interesting debate/discussion with this blogger. Interesting fellow. Check it out: Banned Hipster The idea of elite factions, uprisings and lumpen is quite a bit broader than progressive vs conservative in Preston’s view. Take the good old furry v brony divide. In a civil war […]
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 […]
Jason Stapleton is the host of the “Wealth, Power and Influence podcast. Pete asked Jason to come on to talk about why he feels that libertarians should not only be striving for wealth, power and influence, but to come together to create the circumstances and community that will […]
My own political history is somewhat similar to Rothbard’s. Rothbard was always an anarcho-capitalist/libertarian, but over time his strategic alliances changed dramatically. He was a Dixiecrat in the late 40s. A Stevensonian Democrat in the 50s. A New Leftist in the 60s. A centrist LP libertarian in the […]
I’ve never seen a poll with numbers this high before.
The paleo-strategy is arguably what produced the Ron Paul moment for libertarians, but it also contributed to libertarianism’s eventually succumbing to culture war tribalism.
By Peter R. Quinones “I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member” – Groucho Marx When I think about that Groucho quote I wonder if he was a libertarian. Many in the Libertarian Party (LP) can’t comprehend what Dave Smith is doing in […]
Black Agenda Report “The principles of anarchism appear to be growing in some corners of the Black community,” due largely to the work and thought of former Black Panther Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin. In our opening post, the Black Agenda Review described its objective to provide a longer historical and more explicitly […]
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 […]
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.
I recently wrote about how January has been the 20 year anniversary of the founding of Attack the System. It is interesting to reflect on what has happened in the subsequent two decades. In 2001, the US empire was arguably at its apex, firmly in control of a […]
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 […]