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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

American Secessionist Groups Go Mainstream

Approximate map of Ten North American Nations
Based on Cultural Demographics
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Three years ago I warned on this blog that this would happen. In the wake of the 2008 real estate bubble burst, and the subsequent economic crisis, I warned that if Americans didn't take that as a wake up call, and move toward radical deconstruction of the massive federal bureaucracy, the inevitable result will be the complete and total breakup of the United States of America into multiple smaller nation states.

For a while, it looked as if Americans were starting to wake up, with the TEA Parties and Town Halls, it appeared as if Americans were finally "getting it." Indeed many Americans were, but I'm afraid it was not enough. It's starting to look like it was too little too late. What started out as a grassroots movement in the TEA Party was quickly hijacked by establishment Republicans seeking an opportunity to get back into office. In 2010 the TEA Parties and Town Halls began to focus exclusively on national elections, and left state and local elections neglected. The quality of the Republicans that were put into office was less than desired. By July of 2011 that poor quality was demonstrated by a weak compromise on legislation that raised the national debt ceiling, and simultaneously failed to significantly reduce government spending. In essence, a good number of the supposedly "TEA Party Republicans" handed the Democrats and establishment Republicans a blank check. The end result of that was a national credit rating downgrade with more on the way.

As I warned in 2008, the nation is starting to fall apart. Morale is at an all time low. The federal government is loosing credibility by the second. The TEA Partiers feel betrayed by the Republican Party, but they're left with nowhere to turn in the Democratic Party. Third parties have not been a viable option in American politics in 150 years. Now TEA Partiers are being told to accept the Republican status quo or else be faced with more Obamanomics and Democrat Left-wing lunacy. The national debt, already at $14.5 trillion, is now set to balloon to about $20 trillion (or more) before the end of the decade. Monetizing this debt, through a Federal Reserve scheme called "quantitative easing" or "QE," is now a reality as this has been done twice already (QE1 and QE2), and everyone knows that QE3 is just around the corner. It is inevitable that there will be a QE4 and a QE5 until they eventually just stop numbering them. The value of the dollar will tumble with this, and that hurts everyone. I don't have a crystal ball. I cannot tell you how long this will take. I can say however, that my warnings were proved right (sadly), and I am now prepared to say the American Empire is effectively over. The USA is done, finished, kaput. We, as a nation, will not be buried overnight. Rather, like most massive empires, like ancient Rome, we will likely deconstruct slowly.

As I predicted in 2008, peaceful secessionist movements have arisen around the nation, and they are now gaining considerable traction. From liberal secessionist movements in Vermont, the West Coast, Puerto Rico and Hawaii, to Libertarian secessionist movements in Texas, Alaska and the Northern Midwest, to the paleo-conservative secessionist movement in the Old South, the nation is starting to break apart.

There is no question now. This nation will fall. It's just a matter of "when." I'm afraid that postponing this event to the next generation is no longer an option for us. We missed that window of opportunity in 2008-2009. The TEA Parties and Town Halls did not go far enough. We didn't focus on Subsidiarity enough. We didn't focus on states rights enough. We didn't focus on local and state elections enough. Now it's too late. So the only thing left for us to do is prepare, and having lived through the L.A. riots in California, I am here to tell you that anarchy is NOT an option. The time is coming, probably over the next five to ten years, when Americans are going to have to start making backup plans. What will we do when the federal government collapses? Is your state government prepared to stand on it's own? If not, can it ally with other state governments to rally enough strength to stand on their own as a group? What about you and your community?  Can you and yours stand on your own?  Are you growing your own vegetables yet?  Are you canning?  Are you cutting out luxuries in your home and trying to save money?  Are you putting your saved money into things you can barter?  Are you part of a neighborhood watch?  Do you even know your neighbors?  Yes, these decisions are really coming! Yes, this is what it really comes down to! These topics will be hitting the evening news before the decade is over. I am sure of it.

I for one know where my backup plan lies when the federal government finally goes belly up. I am a Catholic and I am a Southerner. I'll stand with Rome and with Dixie. It's the best shot on this continent until the Great Monarch and Angelic Pope finally come. Ironically, I'm not alone. It would appear that a fairly large number of people who are contributing to the new Southern Independence Movement happen to be Catholics, as this video below points out. I haven't joined the League of the South yet, but I will be watching it closely in the coming years...