Category Archives: Secession

The Gray Curtain Descends, Part 2, by Robert Gore

It’s secession or war.

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Four days after the election, a woman calling herself OHMama posted “I Am Done” on The Burning Platform website. It was the site’s most read article of 2020. SLL and many other websites reposted it. It was raw, explosive anger and a profoundly moving lament; OHMama was clearly at the end of her rope. The closing paragraph packed a wallop.

I was raised to be a lady, and ladies don’t curse, but fuck these motherfuckers to hell and back for what they’ve done to me, and mine, and my country. All we Joe Blow Americans ever wanted was a little patch of land to raise a family, a job to pay the bills, and at least some illusion of freedom, and even that was too much for these human parasites. They want it all, mind, body and soul. Damn them. Damn them all.

OHMama gave voice to what’s beneath the surface for so many of us—abject disgust, barely contained fury, and dread of what’s to come. She claimed her own life to live it as she sees fit, and damn them, damn them all, who presume to rule us.

That anger surfaced in Washington on January 6. The protest and raid of the Capitol were illuminating in several ways. They defined the two sides: the government, its string-pullers, and its allies versus those who despise and oppose them.

The Saul Alinsky line was crossed, setting an important precedent. His acolytes insist their enemies live by their own rules while exempting themselves from any rules other than those that secure power. Playing by the rules when the opposition doesn’t is a guaranteed loser. Caring what they think of you is craven. Cowering when they call you hypocrites is unilateral surrender. Going forward, Alinsky’s acolytes may face an opposition that plays by the same rules they do—those necessary to secure power.

The Capitol raid scared the crap out of uniparty politicians, witness the hysterical overreaction. Given what they and their accomplices have done to Americans and people around the world, they should live in perpetual, mortal terror. Unfortunately, their cowardice outruns their brains. Instead of responding to the message they’ll shoot the messenger and clamp down harder.

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Legacy media was filled with paeans to our “sacred” government and its “temples,” deploring the “sacrilege” of those who “desecrated” and “defiled” them. What absolute tripe! Washington is a Corruptocracy, a moral cesspool. Anything sacred would have been vandalized or torn down by the mobs allowed to run riot last year. They would have toppled the Washington Monument if they could have figured out how.

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Decentralize New York City! by Gregory Bresiger

New York City’s other four boroughs haven’t been too happy about being governed from Manhattan, since long before Bill de Blasio was mayor. From Gregory Besiger at mises.org:

New York’s Forgotten Borough Is Persecuted

Some New Yorkers have a devolution message for our Manhattan elites: let us go.

The battle between liberty and runaway big government is a history of imperious empires crushing political, economic, and geographic minorities. We see such a battle in New York City, whose Manhattan-based municipal government, operating in a mostly one-party system, persecutes a unique part of the city called Staten Island as well other distant areas.

The city’s enforcement of covid regulations has been harsh on the island. Staten Island’s bars and restaurants have been badly hurt by city and state regulations. But Staten Islanders, whose political preferences are different from those of the city’s ruling powers, had had many grievances for years before the covid lockdowns.

A Battle for Local Liberty

Staten Island is so unlike the rest of New York City that many of its citizens have been trying to win a decentralization battle for decades. Indeed, in the 1993 municipal elections Staten Islanders voted overwhelmingly to leave New York City.

Ultimately, Staten Island and some other overtaxed New Yorkers in this mismanaged sprawling city hate being governed by a Manhattan ruling class that often scorns and misunderstands “outer borough” residents. (i.e., those not living in Manhattan). This Manhattan ruling class quietly regards most of us as bunch of Guidos, Archie Bunkers, or local Babbitts. We are the New York City version of “deplorables.”

It is the essence of imperious government: a big political unit will not let a small unit quietly succeed. The nature of imperial government is always to hold on to everything.

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Got Ammo? by Southern Sage

It’s all heading toward wide scale violence. From Southern Sage at theburningplatform.com:

For years I have been skeptical – to say the least – about the globalist conspiracy theories. No longer. These evil bastards really do exist and they really are working together to implement their crackpot ideas. It reminds me of the late 19th and early 20th century, the so-called Gilded Age, when many Americans began to suspect that the side that won the Civil War was controlled by a greedy, grasping, amoral, corrupt gang of early “Masters of the Universe”, who used their money to buy Congress and turn the laws to their advantage.

The suckers were the decent, hard-working Americans who still believed the USA was the country put together by Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin and the rest; many of them had fought to preserve that country and were enraged to find that they had been snookered. Of course, Southerners had already figured it out the hard way. There were populist uprising across the country that, while “mostly peaceful”, included quite a bit of non-peaceful activity, such as the Homestead strike when furious workers killed or beat the living shit out of the hired mercenaries of Andrew Carnegie and his henchmen.

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End the Great American Myth: Secession, Not Revolution, by Tom Luongo

Three articles posted on SLL mentioning, in a favorable light, secession in one night shows you which way the wind is blowing. Or perhaps it’s just showing which direction SLL wants the wind to blow. From Tom Luongo at tomluongo.me:

I remember the 1970’s driving around New York City with my family during the holidays like they were yesterday.

Back then the talk in the front seat of the car between my parents was New York City’s bankruptcy. My dad, NYPD at the time, was as much a part of this as anyone since the Police pension fund helped bail out the city government back then.

The West Side Highway fell down and because of that I grew up with a fear of heights and, especially bridges. I really hated taking the back way (New Jersey) into Staten Island. The mere mention of the Outer Bridge crossing would nearly put me into a panic attack.

I remember thinking then, “If these people can’t pay the bills now, what’s it going to be in ten or twenty years?” Sure, I was a naive ten or eleven at the time and had no idea about capital flight, but the sentiment was sound.

Even then the Emperor was naked to this child’s eyes. This was Rome near the end and the Sword of Damocles hung over the heads of my generation in ways we could barely articulate.

So, for me, the idea of the U.S. breaking up into its component parts has been a constant companion most of my adult life. And, as a libertarian, I always think in terms of secession first, rather than revolution. It sits on my shoulder whispering in my ear the truth of what’s in front of us.

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Red And Blue States: It’s Time For A Multistate Solution, by James Ketler

The money question: “Why should America be a single country at all?” Behemoth countries with behemoth governments are already legacy, and it’s devoutly to be hoped that these dinosaurs will soon be extinct. From James Ketler at mises.org:

Far from being a unitive force, powerful, centralized government only serves to pit blocs of the electorate against each other. Division grows in lockstep with the ceaseless expansion of federal power, and the 2020 presidential election was a mere symptom of how heated that division has become. How much worse can it get? That remains to be seen. After Joe Biden’s contested presidential win, the country may have to break apart into multiple independent political units if it is to avert further social disintegration.

Power and Polarization

To win elections, candidates must pander to the lowest common political denominator; i.e., they must promise to expand wide-reaching projects like social security, public healthcare, economic stimulus, and the military. In fact, candidates are incentivized to outpromise one another and when in power to follow through on carrying out at least some of those promises in the interest of reelection. The mass-democratic structure lubricates this process, as costs are distributed across the entire population and thus become more or less “hidden.” That’s led to a constant, creeping growth in government power, behind which Republicans and Democrats almost always form a united front. As Tom Woods says: “No matter who you vote for, you always wind up getting John McCain.” Within that statist unity, however, exist the seeds of electoral division.

Old, widely accepted government programs are used by politicians as a springboard for new, more expansive powers. Consider, for instance, the Green New Deal; it could only have been seriously proposed because of the broad-based support the New Deal programs have today. Each new law, regulation, bureau, and program is like a brick on top of which many others can be laid. Government seldom abrogates any of its power, tending instead towards constantly expanding it. That raises the stakes higher and higher with each successive election, with the winning party taking office with more power than ever before.

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The “New Confederacy”? Yes, It’s Time For Conservatives To Unite Against The Globalist Reset, by Brandon Smith

Secession is gaining critical mass. It has moved from the fringes to discussion and consideration in the alternative media and even some of the mainstream media. There’s no stopping a idea whose time has come. From Brandon Smith at alt-market.us:

The narrative could not be more transparent or obvious, but then again, the elites are becoming lazy in their propaganda and the leftists are not all that bright. Essentially, every time conservatives (or moderates) organize to defend themselves against communist or globalist attack we are called “Nazis”, brownshirts, populists, bullies, etc. Now, I would remind these people that if we were really going the path of the Sturmabteilung then there would be rampant intimidation and assault on leftists to the point that they would be afraid to leave their homes or even identify as leftists. Conservatives believe in self defense, not coercion and terror tactics.

Such actions are the wheelhouse of the political left these days. They are far better than we are at imitating Brownshirt behavior. The reality is that across the board the only people engaging in widespread censorship and violence are on the political left, yet we are supposed to be the “Nazis”?

Historically, there does seem to be a pattern here, though. In Germany in the 1920s-1930s communist groups were highly active and initiated street violence, riots and even assassinations. This lured many Germans in fear of being overtaken by a communist regime to support national socialism, the other side of the coin when it comes to tyranny. In other words, to defeat the communists the public supported the fascists, and the fascists ended up being just as bad as the communists.

If you study the investigations of historians like Antony Sutton in books like ‘Wall Street And The Bolshevik Revolution’ or ‘Wall Street And The Rise Of Hitler’, you will discover there is incredible evidence proving that BOTH the communists and the fascists were funded and managed by the same global elites. In other words, the bankers win either way because they control both sides of the game.

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How Lincoln Created Two New States for Partisan Political Advantage, by Thomas DiLorenzo

Lincoln was the true father of centralized government power and statism in America. From Thomas DiLorenzo at lewrockwell.com:

The Democrat party hopes to add Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico as the 51st and 52nd states of the American union.  Since both are completely dominated by Leftist politics and politicians, that would guarantee four more Democrat senators, additional Democrat members of Congress, and additional guaranteed Democrat electoral college votes in future presidential elections.  If they succeed, they may well give up all of their belly aching and complaining about the electoral college and threats of abolishing it.  It will become yet another constitutional rubber stamp of approval for any and all acts of governmental tyranny.

If the Democrats, who I prefer to label Demo-Bolsheviks succeed, they will be following a precedent established by Lincoln and the Republicans during the War to Prevent Southern Independence.  Lincoln first orchestrated the addition of the last slave state to enter the union – West Virginia.  His policy was always that any state could keep its slaves as long as its citizens kept paying federal taxes and obeying Washington, D.C.’s dictates, especially those that called for higher taxes.  West Virginia was explicitly exempted from the Emancipation Proclamation right in the text of the documnt, as were all other areas of the South where the Union Army was in control at the time.  This guaranteed that the Proclamation would emancipate no one.

The way in which West Virginia was created was blatantly unconstitutional, but then so was nearly everything else Lincoln did, from shutting down opposition newspapers in the North, imprisoning newspaper editors and owners, suspending the writ of habeas corpus and mass arresting and imprisoning without due process tens of thousands of Northern-state political dissenters, and committing treason by invading the South.  Article 3, Section 3 of the Constitution defines treason as “only” levying war upon “the United States” or giving aid and comfort to “their enemies (emphasis added).  The word “their” signifies “United States” is in the plural, meaning the individual, free and independent states — as they are called in the Declaration of Independence — and not something called “The United States government in Washington, D.C.”  Lincoln’s levying war upon the Southern states was the precise definition of treason in the U.S. Constitution.

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Gut Check, by Tim “xrugger” Stebbins

“These are the times that try men’s souls.” So said Thomas Paine, and so says Tim “xrugger” Stebbins at theburningplatform.com:

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What does it mean to be a free man anymore? Am I truly free when the money I pay in taxes goes to support the excesses of a profligate, overreaching, and immoral government? Am I truly free when the scum that make the rules do not abide by them? Am I not free then to ignore the rules?  Am I truly free when some cowardly dimwit at the grocery store looks askance at me for not wearing a filthy rag over my face? I know he is having an internal debate about whether he should confront me.

My hope is always that he decides in the negative, as I have had just about enough of this crap. Now, the highest court in the land has turned a blind eye to the egregious theft of the Presidency itself. Marxists across the nation are celebrating the final nail in the coffin of the American Republic. Democrats held it. “Conservatives” have hammered it home. The outward forms of ordered liberty are dead and there is no recourse for the redress of grievances. It is time for every patriot to face the situation, without illusion or reservation.

If we would recover our liberty, then we must look inward and assess our own desires, motives, and abilities. A time of choosing is upon each and every one of us. What do we owe and to whom do we owe it. What follows is an attempt to answer those questions for myself and myself alone. Others of a similar spirit may take what they wish from it and leave the rest.

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Secession? Texas GOP Calls For New ‘Union Of States That Will Abide By Constitution’ In Wake Of Supreme Court Defeat, by Tyler Durden

A new constitutional nation would be a welcome thing. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

Texas Republican Party Chairman Allen West is fuming after the Supreme Court denied the state’s bid to challenge Joe Biden’s wins in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Washington and Michigan – and has suggested what sounds a lot like seccession.

In a Friday night statement, West – a former Congressman and Iraq war veteran – said: “The Supreme Court, in tossing the Texas lawsuit that was joined by seventeen states and 106 US congressmen, have decreed that a state can take unconstitutional actions and violate its own election law. Resulting in damaging effects on other states that abide by the law, while the guilty state suffers no consequences. This decision establishes a precedent that says states can violate the US constitution and not be held accountable.”

West then added: “This decision will have far reaching ramifications for the future of our constitutional republic. Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution.”

In a further statement, West repeated his suggestion – writing “If we are living in Texas, and we were joined with, you know, some 20-some-odd other states, the 1065 different members of Congress that say, ‘we do not want to stand by and allow four states to have unconstitutional practices,’ and when we see states such as ourselves following the law, but yet the Supreme Court says that’s perfectly fine, then maybe we should have a union of states that believe in the Constitution  and will abide by that rule of law, and let these other states go out on their own separate way and let them, not be supported by these other states such as ourselves.”

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Is Our Second Civil War — also a ‘Forever War’? by Patrick J. Buchanan

It won’t be a forever war because one side is going to be fighting to win. From Patrick J. Buchanan at buchanan.org:

When the Electoral College meets Monday, it will almost surely certify former Vice President Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. And he will take the oath of office Jan. 20.

There is, nationally, a growing if grudging realization of that reality.

Yet millions of Americans will refuse to accept the legitimacy of that election and its outcome and will continue to believe, with President Donald Trump, that it was “rigged.”

“Was the 2020 election stolen by the establishment to get rid of a president, Donald Trump, whom it loathed?” will be debated decades hence — as are questions such as, “Did FDR have advance knowledge the Japanese were going to attack?” and, “Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone in Dallas?”

That perception that something was afoot first arose in the minds of millions in the hours after the election on Nov. 3, when 83% of Republicans polled by Gallup said they did not believe reports of Trump’s defeat.

Things perceived as real are real in their consequences.

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