Friday, February 24, 2017

It’s Time to Go Our Separate Ways

This week two of my favorite commentators wrote articles related to the breakup of the United States and to the inevitability of the disassociation and division of what I call the “Evil Empire” into smaller, local and freer units.


The insightful old Marine, Fred Reed, noted that the great divisions in the country were manifested by the most recent presidential election, though they were not created by it.

Trump did not cause the deep division in the country. It caused him. There are two very different Americas. . . . The two countries have little in common and do not belong on the same geography. . . . Whether Trump proves to be the catastrophic buffoon he apparently aspires to be, the current protests illuminate a stark difference . . . The chasm is far deeper than just politics, embracing culture, taste, manners and morals. The groups are distinct and incompatible. . . . Different peoples. . . . Different civilizations. Virtually no overlap. . . . The divide is far deeper and more general than the heat of the election. Again, two countries.


(You can see the entire article -- “Internal Secession and the Road to Ruin: Two Countries” here: http://fredoneverything.org/internal-secession-and-the-road-to-ruin-two-countries/)

The brilliant economist, author and editor Lew Rockwell, Jr. wrote an article calling for the breakup of the USA.

. . . Everyone takes for granted that it’s normal for a country of 320 million to be dictated to by a single central authority. . . . what if we simply abandoned this quixotic mission, and went our separate ways?

 . . . All it took was the election of Donald Trump for the alleged toxicity of secession to vanish entirely. The left’s principled opposition to secession and devotion to the holy Union went promptly out the window.

. . . Each side pours tremendous resources into trying to take control of the federal apparatus and lord it over the whole country. . . . How about we call it quits? . . . No more federal fiefdoms, no more forcing 320 million people into a single mold, no more dictating to everyone from the central state.

F. A. Hayek once said that in the future liberty was more likely to flourish in small states. This is surely the way forward for us today.

The regular folks have reached the limits of their toleration of leftist intimidation and thought control, and are hitting back. We can fight it out, or we can go our separate ways.


(You can see the entire article -- “Break Up the USA” here: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/02/lew-rockwell/break-usa/

We need to recognize that what may be loosely identified as the progressives and the traditionalist are two separate and incompatible entities. The sooner we separate from one another the better. The longer this struggle for domination over the entire country continues between these two antagonist world views -- the more likely we are to come to blood in the streets and possible to a tyrannical dictatorship. The time for political separation has come. The alternative is frightful.


Quoting once again from Mr. Rockwell:

Whatever the case may be, what we can and should do is encourage all decentralization and secession talk, such that these heretofore forbidden options become live once again.

And that is exactly what I intend to do.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Can Florida Be Free?


Florida is certainly not as homogeneous as it was when I grew up in Homestead in the 1950s and 1960s. There has been a great alien invasion from foreign countries and from yankeedom. Nevertheless, much of the original Florida survives in the heartlands of the state, while entirely different cultures predominate in other areas. Certainly I would love to see the entire state return to what is was like in the 1950s, but I realize that is not going to happen. But can Florida be free? And how might we help bring that about?

Radical political actions would need to be taken and while I don’t claim to have all of the answers, I do think that there are some things for which we can strive.

Some goals for making Florida free:

1. Sovereignty and political power need to devolve to the lowest possible level. Since we already have 67 counties in Florida, we can start with them. The most powerful and sovereign government should reside in the county -- and it should be none too powerful. The individual counties can make their own political decisions; raise their own revenues; and see to the protection of their own citizens. The character of the counties may differ greatly, from the strong Latin influence that is now in the South, to the strong traditionalist and Southern culture in the more Northern counties. Rural Levy County, where I now live, need not be forced into a mold that might work for the generally urban and liberal Dade and Broward counties.

2. Dismantle the strong central governments in both Washington, DC and Tallahassee. The only chief executive officer that any of us should have to deal with should reside in our own counties, and he should be directly accountable to the citizens of that county. Call him a mayor, county executive, county manager, sheriff, whatever. He should be elected or chosen as determined by the Constitutions of the individual counties. Such constitutions and forms of government should be determined by the individual counties.

3. Form a state government on the pattern of the original Articles of Confederation for the United States. Each county may send a designated number of delegates to Tallahassee to the State convention. In any case, each county shall have only one vote in any deliberations. The convention shall only consider things that are concerns of the state as a whole and which can only be addressed by the counties in aggregate. There will be no chief executive office for the state, i.e., a governor. The state can impose no taxes, but may request funds from the counties, when it is determined to be required by the state convention.

4. There may also be the need to form a miniscule government on the national level. That too should be on the pattern of the original Articles of Confederation with one vote for each state in the national assembly and no chief executive officer for the nation, i.e., a president. The national government can impose no taxes, but may request funds as may be required from the states, who, if approved by the state convention would request them from the individual counties.

The county would be the main and most powerful unit of governance (and it would ultimately derive its delegated power from the individual and the family). The county governments would be as limited as possible, as determined by the citizens of each individual county.

I understand that there are many things that would need to be worked out and thought through. However, I am convinced that short of something like this, we are on the path to blood in the streets. The left already seems hell-bent on bringing this about. I think they should be careful what they wish for; they might actually get it; and I don't see how it can turn out well for them. I don’t see how it can turn our well for anyone.

Without a president; without a governor; there will be no competition for these all too powerful offices and the only real government that matters will be local and accountable. San Francisco can keep on being San Francisco; Miami can keep on being Miami; and Levy County, Florida can keep on being Levy County, Florida. Why in the world should liberal San Francisco or liberal Miami have any say at all about how we live in Levy County?

As Jefferson Davis said in his inaugural address; “All we ask is to be left alone.” A system like the one proposed might allow all of us to leave everyone else alone and restore Liberty for all of us. 


Before closing, I will address what might be a common objection: “How would all the various functions of government be maintained under such a system?”

First, it should be recognized that most of the things we consider to be “functions of government” today are totally illegitimate and should not be maintained at all. A system like this would bring about their dissolution.

The ONLY legitimate functions of government are to:

1) Protect citizens and their property from criminal violations.

2) To punish and extract restitution for any such criminal violations.

3) To protect the citizenry from foreign invasion.

Most government and government programs – at every level – could, and should be abolished. Those functions are best addressed by individuals, families, communities and voluntary organizations.

I’m just throwing this out for consideration. Hopefully some folks younger and more intelligent than I can improve on my musings and bring them, or something much better, to fruition.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

The New Emperor Has No Clothes

Well, I guess it’s been a pretty good week. I suppose that I must be doing something right. I found out that the Trumpsters, even those who like to call themselves Confederates or Secessionist, don’t like anyone pointing out that their emperor has no clothes.
 
 
On a group called the “New Facebook Confederacy”, someone posted the following silly, emperor-worshipping graphic.
 
 
When I pointed out that it only glorified the yankee government and its emperor, I was admonished as follows:
 
THE WHOLE NATION NORTH, SOUTH, AND YES I SAY SOUTH EAST AND WEST IS ALL THE USA. DONT MESS WITH THE USA . . . WE STAND FOR OUR NATION THE USA USA USA. . . LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT . . . GREG IS DRUNK WITH CHEAP MOONSHINE HE IS TALKIN STUPID . . . if you dont like the usa then leave go to germany or europe, they have the same libtard beleifs (sic) as you.
 
Well, I’ve not had any moonshine, or any other beverage alcohol, for almost forty years. But I do know that once they start calling me names and using vulgarity and cursing, they have no other grounds to stand upon.
 
I responded as follows:
 
I'm afraid that some of y'all have no idea what it means to be a Confederate or a Secessionist. Troops flying that striped rag invaded our country, killed our men, violated our women, destroyed and stole our property -- they now unlawfully occupy us. You may bow down and lick their boots if you wish, but I do not understand how you can then turn around and call yourself a Confederate or a Secessionist. This group is called "The New Facebook Confederacy", is it not?
 
 
And believe me, it only got worse.
 
Then in a group called “Secessionist Party (USA)”, I posted my blog from last week: "Trump’s Wall Will Be a Boondoggle . . . Just Like ALL Big Government Programs"
http://truthcrushedtoearth.blogspot.com/2017/02/trumps-wall-will-be-boondoggle-just.html
 
And for pointing out that this new amerikan emperor is naked as a jaybird, I was, amongst other things, called a libtard, a libturd, a snowflake, an anarchist, a Hillary supporter, a socialist, worse than a carpetbagger, and several other things not repeatable in polite company.
 
And then the inevitable: “You can always move to Mexico . . .LEAVE! . . . I'll contribute for a one way plane ticket for you to North Korea!
 
While I am confounded that someone who is a member of the “New Facebook Confederacy” or the “Secession Party” (USA) could write such nonsense about the amerikan empire, I am not troubled by it at all. Perhaps someone will begin to think; if not those insulting me, then maybe someone just reading the comments. People, particularly Southerners, do need to start thinking,.
 
Florida is my country and I’m not going anywhere. I’m doing what I can to get the DC Empire out of my country and to educate others.
 
Some of my people were in Florida before the Revolution. I ain’t leaving . . . I’ll stand my ground and fight.
 
 
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Friday, February 3, 2017

Trump’s Wall Will Be a Boondoggle . . . Just Like ALL Big Government Programs


For most politically active Americans, big government is not really a problem. It’s just the matter of who happens to be in charge of that big government at any given time.

Those who supported Trump and opposed the big government projects of Obama are now cheering the big government programs of Donald Trump. Amongst other things, Trump has promised to build a gigantic and incredibly expensive wall; increase an already bloated military; and become further involved in internal affairs of foreign nations, etc.

Big government creates horrendous problems and then offers solutions that always involve MORE BIG GOVERNMENT.


Thus it is with the problem of immigration. The Federal government created it and now Donald’s big government machine promises to solve it. But it never happens.

How do I know that the border wall will be a boondoggle, you ask? The answer is easy – it will be a boondoggle because it will be built by the Federal government.


There are more viable solutions, but those in government will never willingly accept these solutions. They will not accept those solutions, because they do not require BIGGER government; but rather SMALLER government and that does not fit into their plan of ever increasing the power, scope, and wealth of the central government.
So, what are the solutions?

1. Stop all welfare, food stamps, government education and any other “entitlements” to illegal aliens.

Without these “benefits”, the illegals will begin to self-deport. They were drawn here by the promise of “free stuff” – shut it down and most of them will leave.

While I’m on this, let me state that welfare, food stamps, government education and any other “entitlements” should be stopped entirely and for EVERYONE. None of these things are the proper function of government; none of them are constitutional; and all of them on create a helpless and dependent population.

2. Stop creating “refugees” by invading and bombing foreign countries where we have no business being in the first place.

We create refugees by destabilizing countries around the globe with our “nation building”; involving ourselves in their internal politics; and by seeking to impose the “American solution” on peoples that are not our concern and who are incapable of implementing such a solution.

Beyond this, Amerikan jingoism creates enemies at the far corner of the earth as well. We should not be so stupid as to think that all these terrorists hate us for our freedom. They hate us because we invaded their countries; destroyed their homes; killed their fathers, and brothers, and sons; they hate us because we violated their mothers, and sisters, and daughters.

Get out of their countries and they will not be pouring across the borders of our country as “refugees” and jihadists.

Bring the troops home. Bring them ALL home.



3. End the so-called “War on Drugs”.

In reality, it has only been a war against the rights, liberties and privacy of ALL Americans.

Personally, I am opposed to the recreational use of drugs, but government has no business telling citizens what they may grow; or what they may inject; or what they may smoke; or what have you. It is ridiculous to put people in jail for possessing a plant for crying out loud.


Ending the “War on Drugs” will shut down the lucrative cross border drug traffic by organized crime and violent gangs.

Final Thoughts

You will notice that none of the proposals will require any increased governmental actions. No, they only require that the government stops doing the stupid things it is now doing. It involves not more government spending, but would actually astronomically reduce it. This would only be a win . . . win . . . win situation.

It would actually work a great deal better than anything else that is being advanced . . . and for that reason we can expect to never see it implemented.

Bottom line: We don’t need more government – we need less.



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