Secession always has been the action of last resort of those whose peculiar interests cannot win at the ballot box. In the decade prior to the American Civil War, “secession” had been the clarion call of those aristocrat Southerners wanting to keep their “peculiar institution” of chattel slavery. They knew that their institution would fall away of its own accord. They felt the modern world creeping up on them, as most of the civilized nations and kingdoms around the world already had eliminated slavery by the 1850s. Lincoln’s election was just an excuse to try to pull the plug on the inevitable march of history. Today, the main proponents of secession are globalists. Like the Southern aristocrat, they envision a permanent and unassimilated underclass that keeps them in power. The only difference is that they have added Latinos to the Black inhabitants of their plantation. The chains that they apply are the chains of a self-defeating victim ideology.
Generations of minorities have been taught that history is stacked against them on account of their race and that the Democrat Party alone stands up for them. Notwithstanding the fact that Trump did better by percentage with Latinos and Blacks than McCain and Romney, the fact that so many minorities indeed voted for the Clinton Crime Syndicate, even though she never seriously addressed their plight and their economic and social conditions have worsened dramatically under Democrat rule, is a testament to the deep and abiding strength of this victim ideology. Thus, the modern day “slaves” are not likely to rebel against their “masters,” and yet the inevitable march of history is against the one world government dream that globalists hold so dear. The reason is very simple: Most people in developed parts of the world will not support policies like free trade and carbon restrictions that diminish their own wages, purchasing power, and quality of life generally, especially when it is made clear that these policies exist for the real purpose of benefiting disproportionately the global elites.
The TPP is a good example. It is sold to us as an expansion of free trade. In reality, it is trade managed by unelected TPP technocrats who can and will skew trade rules to the benefit of the multinationals over the little guys. It is a back door to open borders under the auspices of “protecting” the free flow of labor among member nations. More and more Americans realize these facts about TPP and are against it for that reason. So while the globalists have their “slaves” in chains, they have not yet been able to corral the middle class; and the election of Trump suggests that, notwithstanding all that Obama has accomplished on behalf of his global masters, they may not be able to do so.
They fear that the cat may be out of the bag, for more and more Americans finally realize that the real dichotomy in modern politics is not right versus left but nationalist versus globalist – and when people vote along those lines, we can expect a new nationalist consciousness to prevail over the self-serving lies peddled by the elites (i.e. climate change as a ruse for massive transfer of wealth, free trade as a ruse for skewing the rules even more so for the multinationals over the little guys, and so forth). Secession today is the talk of globalists afraid that the backlash will be stronger and more permanent than they had imagined. They fear history is against them, as the middle and the working classes turn against their pet projects. It is my sincere hope and anticipation that, indeed, the globalists are correct in their assessment. The more the elites in California talk of “secession,” the more I know that nationalists like myself have the upper hand.
Michael Sean Erickson is a political consultant, film producer, an essayist, an Anglican Catholic Priest, a stage actor, and a husband, He is also the author of The Lost Sombrero, Beautiful Catrina, and Dream Time. Originally from San Jose, California, he had lived in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, before moving more recently to Los Angeles with his beautiful wife, Sharon, and their Shih Tzu, Shansi.