Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Socialism or Secession?
The Southern Avenger strikes again!
From the Los Angeles Times report on the Second North American Secessionist Convention (quoted in video):
The dominant idea among the delegates was that the U.S. experiment had failed; it had become impractical, tragically ridiculous, its leaders and institutions bought off, whored out, unaccountable and unanswerable to the needs of citizens. The United States would have to be reborn smaller — our loyalties realigned to the needs of localities — if the American dream was to survive. The convention presented, in effect, a marriage of progressives, paleo-conservatives, libertarians, Christian separatists, Southern nationalists, all united "to put an end to the American empire and reestablish freedom and democracy on the state and regional level," as organizer Kirkpatrick Sale put it.
And as Governor Sarah Palin told the secessionists of the Alaskan Independence Party, "Keep up the good work." We will.
posted by Michael Tuggle @ Wednesday, March 18, 2009