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Michael Moore: White Texans Don’t Deserve COVID-19 Vaccine

(bigleaguepolitics)Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore called for the COVID-19 vaccine to be reserved for Texans who aren’t white in a tweet thread slamming Texas’ decision to rescind its mask mandate, at first stating that Texans didn’t deserve the coronavirus vaccine because of the state’s refusal to implement mask restrictions permanently.

After some Democrats criticized Moore’s embrace of a medical embargo on Texas, the hateful filmmaker clarified his proposal. Moore said that the poor and members of non-white groups should be vaccinated, with most White Texans seemingly banned from receiving the vaccine.

The anti-white racist only reveals his own ignorance. Texas Governor Greg Abbott cited the coronavirus vaccine expressly as a cause to roll back COVID-19 restrictions, with the vaccine more effectively enabling individuals to reintegrate into social society. Mississippi followed the Lone Star State in terminating its mask mandate on Tuesday, and several other red states are moving to finally take statewide mask mandates out of the picture in addition to reopening schools.

Moore’s proposal for racial restriction of President Trump’s COVID-19 vaccine also amounts to a medical crime against humanity, practiced by totalitarian regimes throughout history in times of disease. During the Medieval Black Plague, Jews and other minority groups were at times blamed for the disease, in roughly analogous fashion to Moore’s libelous remarks.

If Moore is so worried about the impacts of Texas’ measured COVID-19 policy on public health, maybe he should take a look in the mirror. Obesity is estimated to be among the most harmful and costly threats to public health in America, with the most overweight at severe risk of incurring a serious case of COVID-19.


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Judge Dismisses Transgender Woman’s “Discrimination” Lawsuit Against Miss USA Pageant

(bigleaguepolitics)Last Thursday a federal judge dismissed a transgender woman’s lawsuit that accused the Miss USA pageant of discrimination.

Anita Noelle Green is a biological male who claimed that “she” had a right to participate in the pageant’s competitions, but US District Judge Michael W. Mosman found that the law is not on “her” side.

Judge Mosman ruled that Miss United States of America LLC, a private corporation, cannot be forced to violate its mission of promoting “natural-born” females.

“I view it as an association that cannot under the Constitution be required to allow plaintiff to participate in what defendant says is a contradiction of that message,” he said.

Green competed in the 2018 Miss Montana pageant and won the 2019 Miss Earth Elite Oregon competition—but Miss USA denied “her” application. Green’s lawyer attempted to argue that the Miss USA corporation is predominately a commercial business that’s granted “minimal protection,” not a First Amendment-protected “expressive association.”

Judge Mosman, however, disagreed and found the pageant corporation to be a predominately expressive association, meaning that it is engaged in expressive activity and promotes a message.

In related news, Big League Politics recently covered Sen. Rand Paul’s confrontation with transgender HHS nominee Rachel Levine about “her” unwillingness to say that minors shouldn’t be bypassing their parents and making their own decisions about transitioning:

At Thursday’s Senate confirmation hearings, Sen. Rand Paul confronted Rachel Levine, a transgender doctor and Biden’s Assistant HHS Secretary nominee, asking if “she” supports minors overriding their parents on transitioning to the opposite sex.

[…]

Levine’s response was as follows: “Senator, transgender medicine is a very complex and nuanced field, and if confirmed to the position of Assistant Secretary of Health, I would certainly be pleased to come to your office and talk with you and your staff about the standards of care…”

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California student athletes sue Governor Newsom for the right to play and learn

(thepostmillennial)California student-athletes filed a lawsuit against Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday, fighting against the Governor’s indoor sports ban due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The lawsuit argued that under the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment, youth sports have been treated unfairly because collegiate and professional indoor sports in the state have been allowed to play, according to FOX 11 of Los Angeles.

The joint-filing for a temporary restraining order in Orange County Superior Court included five athletes participating across various indoor sports, including; basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and cheerleading.

“It’s been a little bit annoying considering I’ve been working hard all this quarantine and then we just keep getting canceled, it’s just frustrating,” said junior basketball player Caleb Graham.

“We’re not able to play the season and have the experience needed for college,” said sophomore volleyball player Elodie Danet. “I’ve been watching college volleyball for a while now and it’s frustrating seeing them play cause we’re not able to.”

Brad Graham, the father of Canyon High School basketball player Caleb Graham, says Newsom has no medical evidence to justify banning youth sports. Brad Graham is also part of a youth sports advocacy group called ‘Let Them Play CA.’

“They can’t say that it’s OK for college to play and not OK for the high school kids to play,” said Brad Graham. “The time to move forward is now, there’s not a huge risk to these kids, especially if we follow the same protocols that colleges and pros follow.”

Although California recently updated its guidelines to allow permission for outdoor sports to resume, indoor sports are held back from resuming in Orange County since the county has yet to enter California’s ‘yellow tier’ guidelines.

High school sports officials claim that COVID-19 testing is too expensive for California’s 800,000 student-athlete population.

“If they tell us what they need from us from a testing perspective to get back out on the field, we believe we have the backing and resources to get that done very quickly, and very inexpensively,” said Ken Elliot, a spokesperson with ‘Let Them Play’ earlier this year.

The student-athletes are represented by the same law firm that recently won a similar case in San Diego against Newsom, Wingert Grebing Brubaker & Juskie, LLP.

“In addition to Orange County today, we hope to file lawsuits in Santa Clara, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Riverside, San Bernardino, and other counties this week and next, to ensure that all youths, girls and boys, have the same right to play sports, indoor and outdoor, as college athletes and professional athletes do,” said attorney Stephen Grebing. “We plan to spread this victory throughout California.”

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National Guard troops in DC hospitalized after being served undercooked food

(thepostmillennial)National Guard troops that were activated across the country for the inauguration of President Joe Biden in response to the Jan 6 riot at the US Capitol, are being served low-quality meals which resulted in the hospitalization of Guardsmen.

Thousands of National Guardsmen remain in DC from across the country to provide additional security at the US Capitol, a move that remains a source of controversy as some lawmakers believe their protection is unnecessary.

Upon arrival in DC, the treatment of Guardsmen has been at the center of controversy, sparking nationwide outrage after thousands of Guardsmen were told to leave the Capitol grounds they were protecting and forced to sleep in congressional parking garages.

This is not the only controversy involving the treatment of our servicemen in DC. It has now been discovered that Guardsmen have been served low-quality meals including raw meat and food tainted with metal shavings.

A staff sergeant with the Michigan National Guard who decided to blow the whistle on the current situation in DC, told 7 Action News about the vile treatment of the troops. “Yesterday, for instance, there were 74 different meals found with raw beef in them,” said the sergeant who wished to remain anonymous. “Just yesterday (during lunch), soldiers had found metal shavings in their food.”

The staff sergeant also acknowledged the low-quality breakfast the troops were being served, believing it was due to supply quantity. “You were getting maybe a Danish and some sort of juice,” the sergeant said. “And then we had certain days where it was clearly a dinner roll and Sunny D.”

According to 7 Action News, changes in food quality were made after troops were hospitalized for consuming undercooked meat.

“They said alright, we’re going to make sure we spot check them. And we’re also going to start having them add temperatures to it,” the whistleblower said. “At 140, you cook that chicken, undercook it to 140, and now you’re telling… you’re telling us that it’s… a 30-minute drive. This is what they say on the little placard that’s (inaudible) good for four hours. No, it’s not. It wasn’t good from the start and now it’s had hours to become even more dangerous.”

The complaints made their way up to Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) who called the acting secretary of the Army and said the food was “unacceptable.”

Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) released a statement on twitter condemning the treatment of our servicemen.

“The men and women of @MINationalGuard are in DC protecting the Capitol: the very symbol of our democracy. This is completely outrageous and unacceptable. It must be fixed—immediately—and I’ll be looking into this as a member of @SASCDems,” said Peters.

There is currently no timeline on when National Guardsmen will be allowed to leave DC and return safely to their homes.

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BREAKING: Huge CPAC Hoax Gets Debunked!

(thepostmillennial)The company that was hired to set up the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida last weekend has taken full responsibility for the design of the stage. Social media activists slammed CPAC claiming the stage resembled a Nazi insignia.

Design Foundry told the Forward that the stage design firm based in Hyattsville, Maryland, “had no idea that the design resembled any symbol, nor was there any intention to create something that did.”

Hotels and conference centers frequently contract with vendors for event equipment, especially when organizing large events with hundreds of guests, but that did not stop leftist activists from comparing images of the CPAC main stage to the design of the Odal, also known as Othala Rune, an insignia on some Nazi uniforms.

After the images went viral on social media Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, said the comparisons were “outrageous and slanderous” and that the organization had a “long standing commitment to the Jewish community” and that the conference featured multiple Jewish speakers.

CPAC has said they will not use the company for future events and Hyatt Hotels where the conference was held released a statement which said the company had addressed the concerns with the event organizers and called the use of such symbols as “abhorrent.”

Yashar Ali, New York Magazine and Huffington Post Contributor wrote on Twitter, “I know Design Foundry because they handle design for many events in DC for companies like MSNBC & Target. They oversaw the design for the Biden Cancer Summit in 2018. The owner, Annie, is very liberal and was so excited for Biden’s victory. Great work conspiracy theorists.”

According to the terms of the contract signed with Design Foundry obtained by the Forward, the American Conservative Union(ACU) approved the design but was not allowed to change the design or dismantle the stage. According to the Forward, “Design Foundry has worked with CPAC for several years and has provided services to MSNBC and major corporations – including Google, Citibank and Target.”

Design Foundry told the Forward that the design was “intended to provide the best use of space, given the constraints of the ballroom and social distancing requirements.”

Design Foundry also told the Forward they were “saddened and horrified at the accusations that this was a deliberate act. Design Foundry denounces all hate speech and acts of racism, prejudice, or bigotry in all forms.”

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Black parents slam Los Angeles teachers’ union boss for blaming push to reopen on white, wealthy parents

((thepostmillennial))Black parents in south Los Angeles are outraged after the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) president said that wealthy parents are behind push to reopen schools and that reopening is racist.

California’s largest local teachers’ union called the Golden State’s new school reopening plan “a recipe for propagating structural racism” just hours after Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom and fellow lawmakers unveiled the proposal.

UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz said at a press conference Monday, “We are being unfairly targeted by people who are not experiencing this disease in the same ways as students and families are in our communities. If this was a rich person’s disease, we would’ve seen a very different response. We would not have the high rates of infections and deaths. Now educators are asked instead to sacrifice ourselves, the safety of our students and the safety of our schools.”

Black parents told FOX 11 that Myart-Cruz “does not speak for us” and they will be  holding a reopening rally on Saturday.

Black parents slam Los Angeles teachers’ union boss for blaming push to reopen on white, wealthy parents

Lamar Freeman told Fox 11 that “every parent he talks to wants their kids back in school & UTLA’s comments “sounded like an excuse”. Freeman said he has been a coach of LA Rampage, a youth football team in Watts, since 2011 and said prior to Zoom learning, his team had an 80 percent honor roll rate that has now dropped to 20 percent.

During his opening monologue Tuesday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson devoted the segment to showcasing the damaging effects the school closures are having on students and specifically called out Myart-Cruz’s statements. “The first thing you will find in her biography is that she is the first woman of color in the union’s fifty year history. So Cecily Myart-Cruz believes her skin color is a job qualification somehow, maybe the most important one she has.”

Carlson continued, “Why is she saying this? She is hoping you won’t realize she is incompetent or that her positions don’t make any sense at all.Cecily Myart-Cruz is telling us that poor families benefit most from us closing schools but of course the opposite is true. Poor families need their kids back in school because they don’t have any alternatives. Most of the ‘white wealthy parents she is attacking don’t use the public schools precisely because they don’t want their kids near lazy mediocrities like Cecily Myart-Cruz.”

UTLA told Fox 11 that Pew Research polling supported Myart-Cruz’s statement that white, wealthy parents are primarily behind school reopening pressure.

The majority of California schools have been closed for a year, mostly as a result of failure of the districts to negotiate reopening terms with teachers unions. According to Politico, the reopening plan “does not require schools to open but instead offers $2 billion in financial incentives for those that open before April 1.”

Myart-Cruz demanded that schools in LA County remain until all teachers and staff receive both doses of the vaccine. “The fact is that the plan does not supersede our legal right to bargain working conditions with LAUSD and our continued determination to do so.” Myart-Cruz added that Newsom and state lawmakers can “increase the political pressure, but they cannot change the science.”

Myart-Cruz also accused white, wealthy parents of “driving the push behind a rushed return.” The Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention have previously said that social distancing and masks were enough for schools to reopen and that the vaccine for teachers or students was not a prerequisite to opening. Recent studies have shown that vaccinating school staff has less of an impact on COVID outbreaks than countermeasures put in place by the schools.

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BREAKING: California crash kills 13 including smugglers, illegal immigrants who entered through hole in border fence

(thepostmillennial)A mass casualty California highway crash which killed at least 13 people Tuesday, reportedly involved human smugglers and 25 illegal aliens crammed into a single Tuesday, a Border Patrol source told Fox News.

According to Fox News the smugglers drove through a hole that was cut into a section of the border fence near the US-Mexico border in Southern California. A section that was not part of former President Donald Trump’s border wall and was constructed between 2007 and 2009. According to Fox 11 Los Angeles, the crash occurred in Holtville, about 125 miles outside of San Diego.

Border Patrol sources told Fox News that the crash involved “human smugglers and 25 illegal immigrants” who were crammed into a Ford Expedition, which would normally only seat eight. California Highway Patrol officers arrived to find 12 people dead at the scene, while another victim died at a local hospital. The remaining eight victims were transported to local hospitals.Law enforcement officials are working with the Mexican government to identify the victims, who range from 20 to 55.

“Two vehicles crammed with illegal immigrants inside had driven through the ten-foot wide hole in the early morning hours of Monday’s midnight shift somehow evading a mobile camera system set up nearby,” sources told Fox News. “The sources added that the border patrol was not looking for the smugglers until they were notified by the Imperial County Sheriffs Office about the crash, which occurred about 8 miles north of where the fence was cut.”

California Highway Patrol Chief Omar Watson told reporters that they do not yet know if the driver of the Ford, who died in the crash, had stopped at a stop sign before crossing into the path of the semi truck around 6:15 am

During an interview with CNN on Monday morning, Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) said regarding thousands of illegals being allowed to cross the border “If that is the message that we send to Central America and around the world, I can assure you, it won’t be long before we have tens of thousands of people showing up to our border.”

Gonzalez added, “And it’ll be catastrophic for our party, for our country, for my region, for my district, in the middle of a pandemic, in an area where we’ve lost over 3,000 people in my small congressional district. So, I think we need to have a better plan in place. I think asylum seekers should be able to ask for asylum and be processed in their home country or a neighboring country. And we shouldn’t have a policy in place that impulses people to make this 2,000 mile trek where cartels and human traffickers are enriching themselves.”

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) said earlier this week that President Joe Biden’s immigration agenda will be a disaster for the US and hoped “the administration continues using a Trump-era public health order to quickly expel migrant adults and families, at least during the pandemic.” The Congressman specifically mentioned human smugglers who “will likely use the shift in immigration tactics from the Trump to the Biden administration to convince migrants to come to the US. “The bad guys know how to market this.”

El Centro Regional Medical Center chief executive Adolphe Edward said in an interview that he believed that the victims from the crash were “undocumented immigrants,” but later suggested the term was inappropriate for a healthcare professional and said, they “don’t use the term undocumented in the hospitals,” according to The Washington Post.  Edwards added “To us, these folks that came to us are patients.”

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Deranged Democrat Demands Prosecution of 40,000 Trump Supporters Who Were OUTSIDE Capitol

(bigleaguepolitics)Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee implied that every protestor who was outside of the Capitol on January 6th should face criminal prosecution in a Tuesday tweet threat, utilizing a “guilt-by-association” theory more commonly associated with the criminal justice system of third world countries.

Jackson Lee falsely claimed that the 40,000 protestors who arrived in the area of the Capitol in January all intended to overturn the election by killing the Speaker of the House, Mike Pence, and Members of Congress. In reality, there’s little to no reason that anyone outside of small handful of easily manipulated cosplayers intended to become seriously violent.

Only a small minority of the protestors present at the January 6th protest engaged in any criminal trespassing and violent conduct. Peaceful protestors present at the event in fact urged those breaking boundaries to stop, likening them to Antifa criminals. Hundreds of individuals present at the event are being prosecuted- in some cases, on dubious grounds. Jackson Lee’s proposal would criminalize peaceful protest in a direct fashion.

Jackson Lee compared the peaceful protestors to Portland’s enduring anarchist criminal movement, ignoring that the January 6th event hasn’t repeated on a nightly basis in a fashion analogous to the anarcho-tyrannical city. While street criminals have been arrested at the Portland protests, Multnomah County’s left-wing prosecutor, Mike Schmidt, has consistently dropped criminal charges against nearly every arrestee involved in left-wing street violence.

Lee also likened left-wing rioters in Portland to “good people wanting good things to happen,” excusing systemic violence because she supports the aims of those who commit it.

Under the fist of anarcho-tyranny, there is no such thing as a neutral standard of “law.” There’s domination- impunity for those who obey those who wield the levers of political power, and severity against those who dare to challenge it though peaceful protest.


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FBI Director Christopher Wray Blames Sovereign Citizens, Militias for Summer’s BLM/ANTIFA Riots

(bigleaguepolitics)FBI Director Christopher Wray blamed sovereign citizen movements and militias for the summer’s unprecedented and historical riots, in which almost 30 Americans were killed, 700 law enforcement officers were injured, and 14,000 people were arrested.

Wray was responding to a question in a Tuesday hearing posed by Senator Ted Cruz. Cruz was inquiring as to the FBI’s plan to deter and prevent mob-style riot crime in American cities, with Wray’s answers seeming to suggest the agency has no real plan to avoid a repeat of the experiences of summer 2020 later this year.

In reality, the summer’s riots are almost entirely the fault of Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA. BLM engaged in an onslaught of destruction targeting small businesses and powerless members of American communities, after the controversial death of George Floyd.

Wray made a token allusion to “anarchist” extremism, before citing sovereign citizens and militias for BLM/ANTIFA’s violence.

A lot of that activity fell in what we would categorize as anti-government, anti-authority violent extremism. Some of it is anarchist, violent extremism; some of it is militia violent extremism. Some of it might even be sovereign citizen violent extremism.

Wray made no reference to the criminal Black Lives Matter riot movement, or the street terror cult known as ANTIFA. He did reference a Patriot Prayer demonstrator who was shot and killed by an ANTIFA militant in Portland.

With Biden’s ascension to the Presidential Throne, Democrats are chomping at the bit at the prospect of using powerful and unaccountable federal law enforcement agencies to gin up bogus accusations and surveillance of patriotic Donald Trump supporters and America First advocates. Don’t expect the FBI to arrive on the scene if ANTIFA/BLM crime explodes in the summer- unless, of course, a so-called “extremist” can be found on the scene waiving an American flag.


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REPORT: Secession Bombshell Rocks America

(zerohedge)Secession is a four-letter word for the millions of Americans who have gone through the conventional educational pipeline that teaches them that the American state is indivisible and sacrosanct.

However, intellectually honest historians whose minds haven’t been warped by educational institutions know better than to dismiss secessionism as some nefarious activity that only treasonous Southerners of the Confederacy are capable of engaging in.

For all intents and purposes, the founding generation was secessionist. When they signed on to the Declaration of Independence, those who fomented the American Revolution were committed to liberating themselves from the grasp of the British Empire. Quite arguably the most important act of secession in human history, the revolutionaries’ successful efforts to secede from British rule had the whole world awestruck.

More importantly, it cemented the idea of political separation in the American political consciousness. Before becoming a state, Vermont went the extra mile after the thirteen colonies declared their independence, breaking free from New York and Great Britain and establishing itself as an independent republic in 1777. It would remain that way until 1791, when it ratified the US Constitution and joined the union.

Even during the ratification of the Constitution, many states feared the idea of a government that would become excessively centralized. So they had secessionist backup plans in case things got out of hand. In the Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, Tom Woods touched on how the New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia “explicitly reserved during the ratification of the Constitution the right to withdraw from the Union should it become oppressive.”

Secession Attempts in the Early Days of the American Republic

Americans’ secessionist streak did not go away so easily after they extricated themselves from the dominion of their British overlords.

Secessionist talks grew stronger during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. The Federalist Party, based in New England, was dismayed with having Jefferson as president and even more concerned about the ascendant Democratic-Republican Party. They viewed Jeffersonian Democrats as a political force that could potentially displace them thanks to the electoral advantages the Democratic-Republicans enjoyed in the South and the newly incorporated Western states.

Federalist apprehensions became even more palpable during James Madison’s presidency, when the US locked horns with the British Empire in the War of 1812. Many Northerners wanted to maintain peaceful relations with their British cousins and were not keen on bellicosity. As a consequence, New England members of the Federalist Party gathered during the Hartford Convention in 1814 to discuss the New England states’ relationship with the federal government, which sparked nationwide fears of secessionism in New England.

Although it did not materialize into a coherent separatist movement, the Hartford Convention did lead to the downfall of the Federalist Party due to their perception as engaging in treasonous behavior in the eyes of the Americans who were eager to resist the British invasion. Nevertheless, the Hartford Convention sowed the seeds for future secessionist movements.

How Secession Led to the Creation of Republic of Texas

Following its independence from Spain in 1821, Mexico was left with the task of building an independent nation. In contrast to Mexico proper, Mexican Texas was frontier territory and not particularly attractive to Mexicans, who found better opportunities in Mexico’s central regions. Settlements in San Antonio and Nacogdoches served as forward posts for the Spanish Empire, but there was no concerted effort to settle the region, which remained sparsely populated until the 1820s.

To populate the area, Mexican authorities came up with a land grant system to attract settlers (empresarios) to Mexican Texas. Many enterprising frontiersmen in the United States were in search of adventure and the prospect of land grants in Texas was tantalizing. For many of these explorers, settling down in Texas represented a fresh start.

The catch to the land grant program was that American migrants had to become Mexican citizens, follow Mexican laws, nominally accept the Catholic faith, and learn Spanish. American settlers started pouring into Mexican Texas, and by the mid-1830s, they significantly outnumbered the Mexican citizens there. The American settlers forged a distinct identity that did not align with the political desires of Mexican authorities, who had other plans in mind for Texas.

Tensions came to a head after General Antonio López de Santa Anna became president of Mexico and committed himself to centralizing the Mexican state. Mexico fell down the path of dictatorship after Santa Anna suspended the Mexican Constitution and declared himself dictator in 1834. Shortly thereafter, Santa Anna used the Mexican army to clamp down on Texas, which had enjoyed a quasi-autonomous status, to see through his centralist vision for Mexico. The Mexican strongman’s actions generated significant backlash from the Anglos and even some Mexicans (Tejanos) residing in Texas.

Texas had its Lexington moment on October 2, 1835, when Texans took up arms against a Mexican military detachment in the settlement of Gonzales, Texas. The Battle of Gonzales immortalized the Come and Take It flag that was flown before the battle, where Texans dared Mexican forces under the command of Colonel Domingo de Ugartechea to seize a cannon in the settlement’s possession. The Texans compelled the Mexican forces to retreat, marking the beginning of the Texas Revolution.

With the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836, the Texans explicitly laid out their decision to break free from Mexico. They cited Santa Anna’s actions to transform Mexico’s federal republic into a centralized military dictatorship and the reneging on guarantees to protect a number of their constitutional liberties (the right to bear arms, trial by jury, and freedom of religion) as some of the principal reasons for their decision to revolt. Moreover, separatist Anglo Texans enjoyed support from Americans in Congress who were more than happy to encourage the partition of Mexico into smaller pieces.

The Texas Revolution came to a decisive conclusion at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836, after the Texan army captured Santa Anna and compelled him to sue for peace. Although Santa Anna returned to Mexico unharmed, the Mexican Congress did not ratify a treaty to recognize the new Republic of Texas, but several countries such as Britain, France, and the United States recognized the independent republic. Texas would later be annexed by the United States, in 1845.

Does Secession Have a Place in Contemporary American Politics?

After protesters stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, the ruling class was worried about a number of bugaboos such as insurrection, sedition, and treason. The commentariat’s utter disdain for Trump supporters and those who don’t bend the knee to the managerial regime can no longer be concealed. The fact that more than 70 million Americans could be categorized as “domestic terrorists” suggests America is ruled by an occupational class who wants to browbeat its subjects into submission and modify their behavior so it comports with regime standards.

At this juncture, sober minds would stop pretending this country can remain united. Americans would be wise to not dismiss separatism just because their history textbooks said it’s illegal, racist, or treasonous. Instead, they should recognize it as a tool that could save a lot of headaches and even lives. The hyperpolarized state of American politics is not going anywhere, and can only become more heated as America’s social fabric deteriorates and politics become more divisive. Whatever civic glue held Americans together in the twentieth century has been rapidly withering away in recent decades.

Regardless of the prudence of such mob action, the aftermath of the Capitol rush stood out as a masks-off moment of the highest order. Those who may share disagreements on a number of political issues are no longer treated as fellow Americans, but rather as enemies with malicious intentions whose behavior must be corrected through a combination of state and corporate power. For the haughtiest mouthpieces of the current therapeutic regime, Trump supporters are the perfect test subjects for the experiments to deprogram Middle Americans of their recalcitrant behavior, better known as rejecting the corporate media’s narrative.

The battle lines have been clearly drawn, and sober minds would recognize that any return to previous eras of normalcy in America is a fleeting fantasy. Talk of secession from the likes of Texas Republican Party chairman Allen West and longtime conservative shock jock Rush Limbaugh may come off as partisan chest pounding, but more fundamentally it personifies a vestigial desire for self-governance. As I wrote in 2019, even standard conservative commentators are entertaining the idea of a national divorce.

Ignoring this new paradigm of hyperpolarization could prove deadly for Americans who view their political rivals as existential threats and for the numerous bystanders who want nothing to do with this political squabble. How about we don’t take any chances by preserving this flawed political order and choose the road of radical decentralization instead?

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