These shitlibs are actually stupid enough to believe secession would work out well for them:
“With recent public opinion surveys indicating that a third of Californians support peacefully seceding from the United States, it’s time for the media to stop dismissing the idea as a zany left coast response to the newly elected Republican federal government. The statistic equates to nearly 13 million people. That’s a lot of people. It’s worth considering what would happen if this long shot became a reality. You know, kind of like our reality-TV president who was never going to win the White House.
It may be logistically implausible now. However, if four or eight years of Trump continue to jettison California values from the mainstream and represent long-term irreconcilable differences for blue and red American states, secession could be a reality in our lifetime. We wouldn’t be the first nation to revisit unresolved issues from a civil war…”
Here’s a short list of reasons why #Calexit would be the death knell of progressivism:
1.) First, if California were to secede and we were to accept the principle of secession and let them go peacefully, it would set a precedent for any state to leave the Union. Texas would be free to secede. Dixie would be free to secede. “Progressivism” has only succeeded because we have a consolidated national government that has allowed a minority to force its unpopular doctrines on the rest of the country whether it was abolition, integration, abortion or gay marriage.
2.) Second, if California were allowed to peacefully secede from the Union, the major effect of that would be to dramatically empower the South. There are 114 million Southerners now as defined by the US Census. In contrast, there are 56 million people in the Northeast, 65 million in the Midwest and 35 million in the West minus California. The South alone would comprise 42 percent of the Union and would easily be able to pull together a majority with the West and Midwest. A United States without California would be a Union in which the East has been reduced to a permanent minority.
3.) Third, when the South seceded from the Union in 1861, it created the idea of a “North” which became synonymous with the idea of “America.” America was the North for about 70 years while the South and West were reduced to mere resource colonies of the Northern manufacturing belt. If California seceded from the Union, it would create the idea of a “Heartland” dominated by the South which would become synonymous with the idea of “America.”
4.) Fourth, a Southern-dominated United States like its Northern-dominated predecessor under Lincoln would almost certainly seize on the opportunity provided by #Calexit to “preserve the Union.” Progressive Democrats would be branded traitors and secessionists and American nationalism would be captured by the South and used to crush, stigmatize and marginalize the Left.
5.) Fifth, there would be no “advanced-level progress in racial justice” because the loyalist minority in Central, Northern and Eastern California would be used as an excuse to justify the military invasion by the United States. The US Pacific Fleet would blockade the West Coast, the tanks would roll into California via the interstates (surprise, that’s why we have interstates) and troops would parachute in from all directions. It would be a snap to destabilize California’s polygot population.
6.) Sixth, the West Coast oligarchy would lose the Second Civil War. There are number of ways this could happen. The Trump administration could shut down the internet. It could disrupt parched California’s water supply in any number of ways. Just imagine the wildfires that would blaze through California in any military conflict. Airstrikes would target California’s dams and power plants. California is the largest energy importer in the United States and unlike Texas doesn’t have its own electric grid.
7.) Seventh, the Second Civil War wouldn’t be a protracted conflict. Unlike the War Between the States, 1/3 of all adult male Californians are highly unlikely to die for California’s independence. We wouldn’t blow up Berkeley or the Golden Gate Bridge. The Union would impose a new Reconstruction on California and the West Coast oligarchy would be subjected to a new Confiscation Act. California’s existing elite would be smashed and would lose power as a result of the conflict though.
Basically, a #Calexit would lead to a brief Second Civil War, which California would lose. The victorious Union would have a historic opportunity to impose a new Constitution on the Democratic traitors. After the War Between the States, the Republican Party dominated the United States until FDR won the presidency in 1932. It is not too difficult to imagine the same thing happening again.
I say all this in jest, of course, but think about this scenario. It would radically change our politics. It is plausible. It might be the solution to our problems.
Note: The video below and the spectacle of shitlibs in California seceding from the Union and the likely response that would provoke is deeply amusing to me.