|When you're falling off a cliff, everything you grasp at |
isn't a lifeline, and wishing otherwise will not make it so.
Risible. (Common Core grads, look it up.)
Like winning the billion-dollar lottery, it's free, and fun to dream about. And just about as likely to happen, ever.
One might as well suggest we build a new Mayflower and sail off in search of a new land to colonize.
First, the dead horse.
Now, the obligatory beating of same.
Exit is impossible, and the idea is beyond retarded.
Don't get me wrong: the rationale for wishing to do so is as sane and sensible as the day is long, but wishes are not horses.
In 1860, you had clearly defined geographical lines of fracture. And even then, VA lost 1/3 of its territory, and the rest of the border states were similarly split and hamstrung.
You have nothing - absolutely nothing - as neatly and cleanly divided now.
Texas is going to wipe out Austin. Pfft. Sh'yeah.
Georgians will exterminate Atlanta. As if.
The rest of VA will obliterate the counties bordering on DC? Yeah, okay, pull the other one, it has bells on it.
The whole country is purpling up nicely.
You simply can't have secession when it would be the family on Main St. versus the couple around the corner, or the folks in Apt. 1B fighting with the guy in 3C.
Anything like Civil War 2.0 won't be North vs. South, or even city vs. country; it's going to be Bracken's "Bosnia x Rwanda". Think Beirut times 50 cities, and Hutu vs. Tutsis in 50 states. Even so-called "blue" states like NFY and Califrutopia are, at best, 60/40 propositions, and would be every bit as bloody an urban slaughter as you'd get if it was St. louis vs. the rest of Missouri, or Chicongo vs. Illinois. So who's going to secede from whom?
Nobody, that's who.
You might maybe could get North Dakota free and clear. Enjoy their balmy winters, kids. And make friends with Canada, fast. Otherwise it'll just become a reservation for white people, and the local native Americans might take issue with that, just a bit.
Hawaii would go, for sure, but not towards you, but rather independence. Alaska too, although it'd be a toss up if the next governor was Anglo, Eskimo, Canadian, or Siberian Russian. And Hawaii would be looking hard at becoming aligned or allied with Japan or China, in about 0.2 seconds, which probably wasn't in anyone's interests beforehand, let alone afterwards, but nature abhors a vacuum.
New Mexico would become Old Mexico in a heartbeat, and so would AZ, half of Califrutopia, southern Nevada, and more of Texas than you'd wish to part with willingly.
In short, fuggedaboudit.
The last time anyone had an escape plan this bad, Cleavon Little held a gun to his head in Blazing Saddles.
In a farce, it's funny; in real life, not so much.
You want to crack the mold, and think outside the box? Try the Free State Project, but with a brain.
Dump 6M or so hardcore conservatives into California. You'd price the illegals out of the market, flip the state, the U.S. Congress too, vote the liberal @$$holes out by the metric f**kton, and the democrats wouldn't win another presidential election this century, even if they shipped in cargo containers of ballots from China.
What've you got to lose? You're already bitching about Texas turning into California. Why not turn California into Texas instead??
Imagine the shrieking the day pampered poseurs from Hollywood were faced with paparazzi toting AR-15s to the food court. Or passing a 200% excise tax on soy lattes and vegan cheeseburgers.
Stop pining for places to run and hide, and start looking for ways to shove reality up communists' noses (or a couple of feet lower) until they cry for mama. Stop trying to build the castle walls higher on your little fantasyland fiefdoms, drop the drawbridges, and get out there and burn the weeds out of the fields instead. Stop wishing for a dreamworld you'll never get; grab the world you've got by the throat, and beat it into submission instead.
You could look it up.
Von Clauswitz wrote about "the friction of war".
Be the friction: throw sand in your enemy's gears, and monkeywrench his plans.
If you're worried about a conflict, the lesson of history is to stop worrying about a hidey hole, go forth, and f**k up some of the Bad Guy's stuff.
It's fun, satisfying, and actually accomplishes worthwhile goals.
"A good tactic is one your people enjoy." - Saul Alinsky, Rules For Radicals