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Secession: What Will It Take?

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The comments section on this post at Occidental Dissent got me to wondering, what will it take for secessionist sentiment to truly take hold? I don’t mean signing petitions on the White House website; I mean for real political pressure for states to leave the Union. What will it take?

RobRoySimmons suggests:

SN needs to grab the brass ring of moral superiority from the Left, till then its another right wing shriek gang.

So how do we seize moral superiority on this issue? Is it even possible with the way debate is shut down with the word “racism?” I guess that has to be the first step. We have to defuse the IED that is the label “racist.”

I think this is the hard part. I feel like if racism could no longer be used as a WMD to ruin the lives of people, we would actually be able to convince people that secession is the only way out. Then again, if we were able to win that battle, and open debate would finally be allowed, would secession be the only way out? For the sake of this argument, let’s assume that secession would still be the only way out.

The fact that the word racism is used to destroy people is so patently absurd that it is a hard battle to fight. It is completely rooted in emotion and the belief that a person who is labeled a racist is the most horrible person in the world is held onto with a fervor that can only be compared to religious dogma. Facts and reason will not affect people who believe this nonsense.

I had hoped that while writing this a solution would have presented itself, but sadly it has not. This thing truly has me stumped. The only way I can see to change the conventional wisdom is to take over academia and pop culture. Do we have time for the protracted battle to take over these institutions?

Hmmm, it seems this post has raised more questions than it has answered. I’m genuinely interested to hear people’s ideas on this. How do we remove this stumbling block so we can actually talk about secession openly, and on its merits instead of having the debate stymied by “the race card?”

 

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Written by YT

06/30/2013 at 7:26 pm

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  1. I think you are actually battling both words – racism and secession. People have similar reactions to both. At some point it is the character of the person saying them that matters. If your circle of friends sees you as a non-racist, then you can begin to teach them of things that would label others as racist. There is a sleeping giant of people in the country that want a better solution. They don’t know how to get there and need rational guidance and education to understand the issues. We have to start there – small circles of friends who will listen and commit to teach their friends.

    gadsdenfree

    07/09/2013 at 8:15 am

    • That’s a good point about the way people react similarly to both words. I guess it is all part of the narrative that one cannot be for secession without being for slavery. That is one of the reasons I think the biggest battle will be for us to present Nationalist (Southern and otherwise) and race realist arguments to the public and let them pass or fail on their merits. I think that sleeping giant knows something is wrong, but cannot figure out what due to the hole in public discourse.

      YT

      07/09/2013 at 12:53 pm


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