I’m a realist.
It is a great development that secession entered the mainstream in 2021.
For the first time in my lifetime, a majority of White Southerners are at least open to the idea of dissolving the Union, which wasn’t the case as recently as a year ago. In 2001, you came across as an eccentric for advocating Southern independence. In 2011, you still came across as someone who was nostalgic and living in the past, but it was becoming clear that America had mounting problems. In 2021, you come across as a prophet for having seen the future so clearly and before anyone else in your community.
“One troubling sign of our deteriorating civic mood is the shocking breadth of support for secession in the United States. At a time of widespread polarization—where people are arguing over a supposedly stolen election, vaccine mandates, mask-wearing, and the reality of climate change—a September 2020 Hofstra University poll found that “nearly 40 percent of likely voters would support state secession if their candidate loses.” This was followed by a YouGov and Bright Line Watch survey last June that revealed that 37% of Americans supported a “willingness to secede” when asked: “Would you support or oppose [your state] seceding from the United States to join a new union with [list of states in new union]?” Support for doing this was highest in the South and among Republicans. …
Yet secession’s mere mention in public discourse reveals the dangers facing American democracy right now. The deeply rooted polarization that is fueling public mistrust of the “other side” is opening people to far-reaching possibilities that otherwise might not be considered; ideas once considered impossible may now fall within the realm of possibility. …
Talk of radical solutions signals a deep discontent with the status quo and a willingness to consider “outside the box” actions. Extreme actions are moving into the mainstream in ways that are quite risky. During a time of megachange, we should not ignore these kinds of radical ideas. Rather than being outside the mainstream, such discussion may signal a future that varies widely from the recent past.”
I saw it as something that we would have to go through to create the level of polarization necessary for secession to even become conceivable. The Trump presidency would prove to be a mirage where these people thought that they had succeeded in “Taking Back America.” When they eventually were confronted with reality, it would radicalize them. This has since come to pass.
Looking ahead, we’re going to give “Taking Back America” another whirl. The Democrats are going to fall apart due to inflation and their own contradictions. Your Favorite President is going to launch his 2024 Revenge Tour after the midterms. Trump and the GOP are going to be restored to power on “Let’s Go Brandon” and will predictably squander it. The Democrats will get even crazier and the polarization and division will intensify and ratchet up to the next level. If we are lucky, California will secede.
The best case scenario would be that the libtards in the coastal Blue States are so blackpilled by a Trump Restoration that they take the initiative and secede and we let them go peacefully. It is more likely that we are disappointed and Trump’s second term ends up being as tense and unfruitful as his first term. He ends up surrounded again by grifters, nepotism and inept advisors and sells out to the donors.