Look, I'm busy a lot more lately. So some days, I write less, because it's mainly been said. There's a lot to do. But some people are stuck in 2019. Or 1775. Or 1861. I know, because I keep seeing the same dumb ideas crop up.
And, sorry, but they're just dumb ideas. Bag of hammers dumb. Voting your way out of this dumb. Dumb And Dumber dumb. (Clever readers will note a trend here.)
Kenny over at Knuckledraggin' linked to this post. He's not dumb. And the guy who wrote the OP (which, per his comments, you should know was written by T.L. Davis) gets 50% of things 100% right. That's half right. The government currently is completely illegitimate. It was put in power by a wholly fraudulent election. It's spot-on, right up until he drives over the cliff, and into "secession"*.
"Half credit. 50%: F+ See me after class"
Secede where? From whom?
You live in a purple state, in a purple country, and in which no legitimate election can ever be expected from now on. Times 50 states.
You want to oppose the illegitimate government, product of a wholly fraudulent election?
Bravo. So do I, and so do millions more.
But this isn't 1861, and you have no safe space to retreat to where your values hold sway, nor where you are and will be in the majority, nor will such ever be left alone by the other side. They never have, they never will, and they don't care about the inevitable consequence of that course of action.
Ask Georgians how that plan worked out for them in January.
Secession is a myth, based on a delusion. The idea is laughably ridiculous, doubly so given how it worked out the last time it was attempted.
This isn't going to be won at ballot boxes, protests, strongly-worded letters, nor brilliant legal opinions.
No one you're talking to in those forums cares.
Write that on your hand, lest ye forget.
This is going to be a cage match to the death, and it isn't over until there's only one side left standing. And that's true whether you fight, or surrender. All giving up changes is how fast you get on the boxcars.
And if you choose to fight, it's going to be fought house to house, floor to floor, and in some families, room to room. In every town and city in every state. Some will be easier than others, but no place is 100% anything. For now.
When that penny drops, and the range goes hot in both directions, you'll be at the starting line.
The finish line is a long, long way off, even at that point.
But at least people will be in the right event.
Secession? Put down the bong.
Don't believe me, though. Put down your crowbar, and lever Texas right the fuck into being a republic. (They're probably the only state where you've got a better-than-average chance. Oh, and "average" is "snowball's chance in hell", FTR.)
So, tell us what you're going to do with Austin? Most of Houston? Large enclaves around every university in the state, even A and M. And all those deep blue counties at the border from El Paso to Brownsville? Make them Palestine and West Berlin? Give them back to Mexico? Kick the can down the road, like the GOPe did for 100 years, so your kids and grandkids can fight the same fight, but this time on your front lawn? Or will you recognize the problem, and start cleaning house, house to house, exactly as I suggested? (All that, while you're suddenly facing the other 49 states, deciding if they're with you or against you, and fighting FedGov in peer warfare?? And maybe Mexico too?? Sh'yeah. When monkeys fly outta my butt.)
Welcome to the party.
And that's in a state where you have a shot. Everywhere else, it's worse, because there ain't no 100% states, nor counties.
So, like I said, no secession. Just existential civil war. You either get the whole hog, or nothing.
|Like we told you. And told you.|
That said, how's your PT coming along?
How many people are in your tribe, and heart-attack serious?
What about your Area Studies, Near and Far? Who's on Santa's "Naughty" List?
If you're not doing any of that, I guess liberty is just too hard for you, or you figure Sumdood is going to be sure and step up to fight on your behalf in this war, just like in every other one.
Fat chance. TANSTAAFL.
Live or die, @$$hole? True for the other side, true for ours.