Just four years ago, when the George W. Bush presidency brought on two wars and endless corruption, Feral House published Thomas H. Naylor’s book, Secession: How Vermont and All the Other States Can Save Themselves from the Empire.
Although the author and Kirkpatrick Sale, who provided the introduction, were essentially more liberal than not, the point of their book was not particularly partisan — among all Secession movements it listed pro-Confederate Dixiecrats and Alaskan state Secessionists promoted by Sarah Palin’s husband.
The Secessionist Movement outlined by Thomas Naylor http://vermontrepublic.org was to provide the means to opt out of the venal leviathan known as the U.S. of A. No more participation in the military-industrial juggernaut, and the corrupt corporate mandates nourished by The System.
Today, following President Obama’s re-election, over a million dissatisfied conservatives and racists are signing petitions to Secede. Whether or not we agree with their intentions, let us remember the leftist Secession movements during Bush’s two terms, and let us all have a good look at the Obama administration.
Do we all love Monsanto, and its intention to take over the food chain, with its lawsuits against farmers who refuse to purchase their GMO seeds? Obama has appointed many Monsanto employees and lobbyists to critical positions in the USDA and FDA.
Do we all also support Obama’s signing of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which effectively endorses war without end and makes indefinite military detention without charge or trial a permanent feature of the American legal system?
You don’t have to be a racist or a total kook to dislike or fear these crucial decisions made by the President. Would the Mormon robber baron have been any better?
Perhaps the state is too damn big to allow decisions that go against military-industrial bombs or poisonous food. Let us all consider the Secession option.