Tag: Secession

Gay Boogaloo Boys and Talkin’ Secession at Parler

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If you hadn’t heard, Parler is back online, though barely. It’s in the process of getting everything restored, so it’s premature to start posting there again.

Once they do, I’d suggest everyone support them. They apparently have a new web host that is dedicated to behaving like originally intended by the Communications Decency Act (just a neutral utility provider).

Let’s hope more people get out from under Amazon’s boot.

If you hadn’t noticed, the Amazon ads (except Audible, which is a hybrid) have been removed from the sidebar at TDE. I honestly couldn’t stomach its decision to kill Parler and didn’t think the relatively small Amazon kickback I receive is worth it. It kind of felt like kissing a hooker.

You will continue to see Amazon links in older posts, as well as newer ones, but once I establish alternative affiliates, all new posts going forward will use them instead of Amazon.

I know Amazon ain’t gonna crumble because TDE is providing fewer and fewer affiliate links and it’s not even going to notice my digital disobedience, but for now, it’s simply a matter of doing the right thing.

So now the Boogaloo Boys are a thing. According to Zero Hedge, they’re apparently gathering in state capitals across the nation, preparing to launch attacks on inauguration day.

Or are they?

The Boogaloo movement has a large Wikipedia entry, which basically says it’s the Proud Boys on steroids, but Zero Hedge says it’s groups that oppose the Proud Boys (not stands to the right of them, which would make them “fellow travelers”).

And in one of the pictures of armed Boogaloos, one of the guys has a rainbow flag on his chest.

So, alt-right, homosexual anarchists are descending on our nation’s state … Read the rest

Give Peace a Chance

We need to set up avenues for peaceful and orderly secession.

The majority of Americans think we are heading to civil war. 71% of Trump supporters; 40% of Biden supporters.

In a country of over 300 million people, there are going to be disagreements. That’s expected.

And in the postmodern age, when basic rules of logic and norms of behavior are questioned and rejected, the disagreements become insurmountable. That’s unavoidable.

There will be two sides and civil war is a logical result. In that, you can put me with the Americans who expect civil war.

But there is a much better answer.

Peaceful coexistence.

No side coercing the other side, no use of violence or threat of violence. You do your thing and I’ll do mine.

It’s easy, it really is. Most of live that way already. I see white trash spending their week’s wages on pot and tattoos, I experience a wave of disgust, then it passes: “their life,” I tell myself, “and besides, I got my own sins to deal with.” I move on and can even greet the tattooed fellow with a smile at the checkout line.

Very few people seek confrontation, but very few people willingly suffer violence or willingly be coerced under threat of violence.

Government by its nature forces confrontation because it exists and acts under threat of violence. That is not a disputable statement. It’s a naked fact. Government is natural, government is necessary, but for it to exist and work, it needs a measure of coercion at its command. This fact doesn’t make government bad, any more than the fact that commerce relies on the desire for money (love of which is the root of all evil) makes the market bad. They’re just naked facts.

But just as we should all take … Read the rest