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: https://www.unz.com/freed/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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