Publisher’s Note: My posting has been erratic of late because I recently returned from business overseas and have been absorbed in reconnecting stateside and tending to all the necessities of reunion after a prolonged absence and having to seek new opportunities to leave the cave and sustain the household. Please enjoy the following screeds on the only freedom that really matters when all is said and done – opting out locally, philosophically and existentially.
Yet another fictional narrative series on possible futures in the USSA like the last two posts which were excerpts from my forthcoming novel..
I inaugurated the first of several conversations about secession several years ago. The first essay is published below and the accompanying essays are linked below that. Mordor on the Potomac can NEVER be reformed. You can send good people but they will be sucked into a system of corruption and servitude that is unrivaled in the last thousand years in the magnitude of treasure and blood expended outside of large conflicts. Buppert’s Corollary to Acton’s Axiom is that “Power attracts the corruptible and absolute power attracts even worse”. Rare is the ruler in any annal of history whose psyche is not possessed of a severe psychopathy or sociopathy; they rule and seek to do so because they wish to control others ultimately through any means necessary. Five millennia of chronicled history is unimpeachable – government, whether secular or religious, is the source of ALL slavery and the fount of most violence leading to the abattoirs like Nazi Germany or the USSR. We are on the road ourselves.
The wars we now engage in AfPak, Yemen, Iraq and all the other neo-imperialist shitpits planet-wide are simply more expenditures of blood and treasure on top of the War on Drugs, Poverty, etc. The Soviet Union was quite vicious but at least they were honest about their form of government. We are bombarded by the government/media complex on the freedoms and liberties we enjoy. What? The attack on 9/11 and our war on Islam is not a response to their antipathy toward the aforementioned freedoms and liberties. They have simply reacted to decades of war on the Middle East. We were told they hate us for our freedoms but that charge is more fairly leveled at our own government.
The final deSovietization of these united States will only occur when the American fractures, dissolves, devolves and calves off into the inevitable regional enclaves which have been created already through spontaneous order. Remember that all the analysts were caught flat-footed when the USSR collapsed in 1989. It can happen here so you had better prepare for the worst because it is coming. That is not one Black Swan approaching, it is a flock.
The America in the Inland West is significantly different in culture and temperament from the Soviet-lite states of the Northeast. This country was born in a divorce from the United Kingdom and a secondary revolution in 1860-65 to right fissures that had long been festering and it is time for the country to file for divorce again – from Washington.
In other news, I have just completed all six parts of a series I am doing with ProfCJ at the Dangerous History Podcast on Irregular Warfare. Indeed, we started with one part anticipated and ended with six and potentially more.
I wrote the Foreword for my friend Jim Rawles’ latest book, Land of Promise, which is now available for pre-order on Amazon. He is really stepping up his game.
My books are available on Amazon and I would love some honest reviews if you have the time.
I spoke on this very topic of secession at the Porcupine Festival for the Free State Project in Lancaster, New Hampshire on Friday, 22 June 2012 as Keynote Speaker. -BB
“Good Morning, Governor, how might we…”
“Mr. President, I realize you are a busy man so let’s get down to brass tacks…we are calling the ball and withdrawing our support of your Administration and the Federal government in DC. Effective immediately, we have coordinated to place all outgoing receipts to the IRS in a caged account here in Boise…”
“Governor, you can’t do that…”
“Please don’t interrupt while I am speaking as we are from this point onward peers in the family of nations. I hope you have reviewed the diplomatic instruments we sent by courier last night to Department of State which delineates the terms of our divorce.”
“I did receive those and you have no earthly idea the can of whoop-…”
“Please, sir, maintain the decorum of these proceedings so we can move forward to an amicable separation. I give you my personal assurance on the safety and well-being of all Federal personnel we have detained for immediate repatriation to the remainder of these United States. Any non-law enforcement Federal personnel who wish to remain behind will be permitted to do so.”
“I hope you have thought through the consequences of what you are embarking on.”
“Mr. President, we have had over two hundred years to give the rulers on the Potomac a chance but that time has expired. Effective immediately, all so-called Federal lands now belong to the nation of Idaho and we will dispose of these lands at our leisure. In the interest of burying the hatchet, we will not seek compensation for the seizure, abuse and tenure of Federal practices on the aforementioned land and call the balance even.”
“Those are my lands, Governor…”
“In actuality, they belong to neither of us, sir. On to other business, I have alerted my National Guard forces to establish checkpoints at all the main arterials in and out of Idaho. All National Guard forces deployed overseas will return home in the next 48 hours. I would also caution you on the use of military force to convince Idaho and its citizens to forcibly return to the yoke of the Union. Idaho has a well-deserved reputation as a rather well-equipped state in firearms possession and use. As Yamamoto said, you may find a rifle behind every blade of grass.”
“Are you threatening the president of the United States?”
“No, sir, I am simply making an observation about the hazards of one country invading another.”
“You are land-locked, Governor and wholly dependent on federal subsidy for a great deal of employment and infrastructure in Idaho.”