Catalonia Marches For Independence

“To submit to the encroachments of this vulgar crew of plunderers and fanatics, is a degradation no other free people than the people of the South ever endured; but to submit to their rule will be the desperation of a weak and conquered race – conquered without a fight.”
– Robert Barnwell Rhett

Just one word: inspiring.

Believe me, I am doing everything in my power to bring about the day when we can hold a similar massive demonstration of our national will here in Dixie. Great movements in history have small beginnings.

It’s easy to jump on the bandwagon of a fully mature political movement. It’s much harder to build one from the ground up when it is small. If the UK and Spain can break apart, why can’t Texas and Dixie break away from the USA?

Note: Naturally, we will have a live thread tomorrow on Scotland’s independence vote. In the meantime, check out what the Catalans are doing in Spain. It is also worth noting here that both versions of Catalonia’s flag were created in the 20th century.


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  1. Do you know what the difference is between Dixie’s secession movement, and all the others? Land mass, and population size. You would think that a large country and a dense population would be a good thing; well, not when you’re trying to spread a movement.

    Scotland, and Catalonia are half the size of most Southern States; while Novorossiya is half the size of Texas (but if you only count Donetsk and Lugansk, they are the size of Scotland and Catalonia respectfully; Crimea’s even smaller. So, half the size of most Southern States, more or less.)

    This is a big hurtle we have to jump. While Catalonia, for instance, is only 12,399 sq mi; the former Confederacy was 770,425 sq mi. So, while “the indomidables” have to drive a few days to get to a demonstration or what have you, Catalonians can sleep in and at the most drive an hour. It’s the same with nationalists movements in other parts of the world. Greece is doing so well right now, because Golden Dawn’s members don’t have to travel long distances. In effect Southern Nationalists have to travel across several “countries”, while other secessionists and nationalists rarely have to leave their capital cities.

    This is why it is so very important to build up strong, and mostly independent chapters within each Southern State (possibly even region or county). Maybe even focusing on building up an individual State before moving on to the next. Like, getting South Carolina to a boiling point, where you have thousands of South Carolinians marching in a secession demonstration; and then moving on to Georgia. Either that or do what y’all are doing now. That is, try to spread the League of the South as far and wide as you can, and holding as many demonstrations in as many different parts of the South as you can. Bill boards in all Southern capitals may be the way to go, who knows?

    I’m just giving you my two cents, because Lord knows y’all have been at this for a long time, and know what you’re doing. I’ve just noticed this problem of land mass, and population density, and thought I should bring it to your attention, if it wasn’t already apparent. I mean, it’s just so much easier to spread an idea in a small vicinity, as evident by Greece, Scotland, and Catalonia.

  2. You should see what Pastor Chuck Baldwin had to say about secession in his post today.
    “Tomorrow, Scotland is voting on secession from Great Britain. It’s impossible to predict the outcome. They say the vote is too close to call.

    Right now, there are strong separatist movements in England, France, Spain, Sweden, Holland, Austria, Greece, Italy, Germany, and Hungary. Even Russia and China are dealing with strong secession movements: Russia in Crimea and China in Tibet. With the Middle East descending into chaos, the African continent is predicted to quadruple in size over the next 35 years. No doubt, tribal conflicts will drastically change the map of “The Dark Continent” during that time.

    No matter which way the Scottish vote goes, there is nothing that can ultimately stop the global tidal wave of secession that is now beginning to sweep the world. And I say this is a good thing. Why? Because, the larger the country is, the larger the government is; and the larger the government is, the smaller freedom is. Just look at the most populous states and cities within the United States. What do you see? A mushrooming Police State, that’s what you see. Where are the battle lines for liberty being drawn today? In the more sparsely populated and rural states, that’s where.

    Let’s face a cold, stark reality: the U. S. government is TOO BIG to accommodate liberty. At some point, some sort of secession will come to America. It is inevitable. It may or may not happen in my lifetime; but it is inevitable.

    As the federal government in Washington, D.C., continues to swell (and it will continue to swell, no matter which major party controls Congress and the White House), the freedoms and liberties of the citizenry will continue to shrink. And at some point, secession will be the only answer for the William Wallaces of this country. Again, it is inevitable.

    If Scotland leaves Great Britain, the tidal wave of separation will have begun in earnest. Even if the vote for independence fails, the movement has already begun. And for you folks who believe Lincoln was right when he forced the southern states into submission, do you now believe that, should Scotland declare its independence, the British Crown should send troops to Scotland and subdue it by force? And if not, why not? What makes it right for Abraham Lincoln in 1861 and not right for David Cameron in 2014? Furthermore, how can you celebrate America’s Independence Day, because that is exactly what King George III tried to do with our forebears, and we celebrate the day that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and the boys SEPARATED from the Union Flag?

    As you can see from the above, my column this week is a SCORCHER! And what you read here is merely the tip of the iceberg.

    The title of the column is Alba Gu Bràth! If you don’t know what that means, read the column. And if you DO know what it means, I hope you will feel even MORE inclined to read the column.”

  3. However, the current turn-out is actually only about 10% more than the turn-out of 1,500,000 in 2010 that followed the Constitutional Court ruling that Catalan ‘nationhood’ has no legal definition, and that Catalonia can exist ‘only within the indissoluble unity of the Spanish nation’ (never mind that the Spanish Constitution 0f 1978 says Spain is a federal state, not a united nation!) — so if not 20% and maybe not even 25% turn-out is enough, what higher percentage do you think would make ‘the critical mass’ necessary to cause secession to be permitted?

    Interesting point of difference between Catalonia and ‘Dixie’: Catalonia appears to be more secular and ‘progressive’ than the rest of Spain. Catalans prided themselves in the twentieth century as ‘the saviours of Spain’ from backwardness and superstition.

    If they would secede from Spain ONLY, and not also from the E.U. and Global Banking, such partial secession (which seems likely) would only serve to advance the E.U. programme of regionalisation — dividing nations or peoples into more manageable ‘regions’, making it easier for Them to control, swallow and digest all of Europe in bite-size chunks.

  4. I used some of that to pay for our Arkansas trip … because of the fundraiser, I was able to travel out there and bring 4 other people and Geordie with me. I picked up Jeremy in Mississippi and he brought his video camera. That’s something that wouldn’t have happened without the support of my readers.

    We took some great photos (these will have enduring value for recruitment purposes), spread our message, and helped get the Arkansas chapter off to a solid start with their first event. The PayPal donations are especially useful because I can easily book hotel rooms through websites like Orbitz.

  5. The same is true of Scotland.

    I’ve been saving my thoughts on that subject until after the results of the vote are known. In the meantime, I will just say that I support Scotland’s (and Ireland’s) independence for England’s sake.

    Wouldn’t it be great if the Northeast or the West Coast seceded to create a multiracial socialist utopia? That’s what is going on in the UK and to some extent in Catalonia.

    Spain and England will be more rightwing without Scotland and Catalonia.

  6. It will be better for both parties. Diversity has been heretofore largely spared from touching Scotland, with the SNP in power that will change, and the Scottish people will see first hand what they’ve voted to do to others. My bet is that they’d stop voting for it.

  7. Catalonia, that once styled itself ‘the savior of Spain’ (from backwardness and superstition), still leads Spain in liberalism: ‘In a first ever for Spain, the Catalan Parliament approved on Thursday a law which will punish those who attack gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals with fines of up to $17,700 (…) aspects of the bill place emphasis on “positive discrimination” and a clause which states that the person accused of homophobia will have to prove his or her innocence, rather than being presumed innocent until proven guilty as is usually the case’.

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