“A nation, therefore, has no right to say to a province:
You belong to me, I want to take you. A province consists of its inhabitants. If anybody has a right to be heard in this case
it is these inhabitants. Boundary disputes should be settled by plebiscite.” ― Ludwig von Mises
Secession Movements Intensify
All the attention over the epoch vote by Crimean’s to leave the Ukraine makes for a timely review of other
separatist factions that are seeking a similar resolution. The List of active separatist
movements in Europe is exhaustive. The immediate impression is that a pervasive discontent,
shared by legions of subjects, who want independence and self-determination, will be hard to derail. When European autocratic
and aristocrats ruled, the only option was revolution. Today the descendants of the old regimes still wheeled power under
the guise of democratically elected authorities. However, separatist sentiment does not mean the same to every splinter group.
Examine Europe's Latest Secession
Movement: Venice, for a telling indicator.
"An organization representing a coalition of Venetian nationalist
groups, held an unofficial referendum on breaking with Rome. Voters were first asked the main question -"Do you want
Veneto to become an independent and sovereign federal republic?" -followed by three sub-questions on membership in the
European Union, NATO, and the eurozone . . .
As the referendum's organizers
announced the results: 2,102,969 votes in favor of independence—a whopping 89 percent of all ballots cast—to 257,266
votes against. Venetians also said yes to joining NATO, the EU, and the eurozone."
the significance of wanting to be part of NATO and the EU.
at the more widely reported effort, in the land of "Braveheart" William Wallace. Scottish secession remains
unlikely, but momentum is with the schismatics provides a more stately viewpoint from the Commonwealth.
"After months of comfort
for the pro-unionist ‘Better Together’ campaign, the most recent polls point to a tighter race with 40 percent
of Scots supporting secession. With six months to go, the momentum appears to be with those seeking an amicable divorce.
Scottish independence would not lead to a republic. Queen Elizabeth II (I of Scotland) would
remain head of state, a smart move by the ‘Yes’ campaign to de-radicalize independence and make the electorate
feel more comfortable with a vote for change. The debate has therefore become more focused on incrementalism, with plans for
an independent Scotland retaining both membership of NATO and the European Union, a common currency with the rest of the UK,
and open borders."
An essay out of Wharton, Is Secession the Answer?
The Case of Catalonia, Flanders and Scotland, points out the obvious, while illustrating the problematic.
seem paradoxical in an age of global communications, but the revival of regionalism "is a global phenomenon," notes
Jacob Funk Kierkegaard, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a Washington, D.C. think tank.
Today’s high-speed technologies, including the Internet, "enable people to start a campaign and get out their message"
quickly and repeatedly to like-minded people who might have harbored such desires in private.
its unique constitutional challenges, Catalonia faces another hurdle: The eurozone has a de facto veto over its independence.
"If Catalonia becomes independent, will they [still] be part of the eurozone?" Kierkegaard asks, adding that, if
Catalonia votes to secede, the EU response could be that "you will have to issue your own currency, and your banks will
have no access to the European Central Bank. You won’t automatically have a seat on the ECB governing council."
The Spanish situation, by contrast, the establishment would have you believe the militant Basques
ETA nationalists harbor violent resolve. The YouTube Thousands March In
Spain In Support Of ETA, reports that the EU labels this movement as terrorists. Therefore, it comes
as no surprise that the Catalan Sovereignty
Claim Blocked by Spain Constitutional Court, is but a spillover effort to discredit the Catalonia’s claim.
"Sovereignty is "not contemplated in our constitution for nationalities
and regions that make up the state" and no one can break the principle of the "indissoluble unity of the Spanish
Nation," the ruling said.
illustrations, all exhibit unique local concerns and grievances, while sharing a basic distrust of national authority. What
stands out is an anserine eagerness to remain part of the EU and NATO. This factor may be a distinctively European trait,
which seems to be lacking in the proper understanding that the surrender of national authority to a body of central banksters,
social technocrats and empire military mercenaries, is the fundamental cause of popular dissatisfaction.
Pat Buchanan in the article, Is Red State America
Seceding?, provides numerous other European examples of discontent, then goes
on to cite secession initiatives in the United States. It is striking that our countries unique experience has a shape difference
from the blue-blooded patricians’ clashes that mark the history of Europe. Because of this difference, the indigenous
cultures on the continent have never developed the same passion of individual liberty, which is inborn in the American revolutionary
the same principles defended in the View from the Mount essay, Secession Movement
Ready to Take Hold, would serve our European cousins well, in breaking up the EU and
their NWO oppression.
fall, while a consensual nation state can still survive. With the destruction of an accepted traditionalistic national identity,
time-honored heritage becomes the target of dictatorial "do gooders" who facilitate subjugation of independent self-governing
Blowing out the candles of federal absolutism is the imperative
of our age. Secession is not a dirty word, but is an indispensable solution. Dissolving the union of the suppressed, under
the auspices of the subverted elite, is the path to social freedom and human liberty."
Libertarian and author L. Neil Smith argues, "What happened in America in the 1860s was a war of secession,
a war of independence, no different in principle from what happened in America in the 1770s and 1780s." Compare most
of the secession movements in the 21th century as half measure efforts that are not willing to take on the yoke of the globalist
central banking financial system. The lessons presented in the
Radical Reactionary article, Representation, Secession
and Taxation, should be applied and adopted by the European secession movements.
"As discontent rises and practical solutions evaporate, that dirty historic
sentiment begins to bubble to the surface, SECESSION. Russell D. Longcore provides a standard, when secession is a vital and justified
option that many would accept.
be solemnly deliberated by the elected representatives and the state citizens. Secession should be initiated at the moment
that any state reaches the point at which it will no longer accept the despotic tyranny and laws coming from the US Federal
Government in Washington, DC. Or, secession should be initiated upon a collapse of the Dollar, or the imposition by Washington
DC of martial law in the event of social upheaval."
Discontent is not enough to overthrow the tyrants, who have definitively
proven, that a European Union based upon top down authoritarianism is a lawful substitute for locally ruled government based
upon common ethics and cultural heritage.
The dramatic rise in opposition
to the ruling elites is most encouraging in the eternal struggle against despotism. However, the European socialist welfare
model has produced generations of soft stock and irresponsible subjects. Surrendering national sovereignty was the monumental
failure of the post war era. Open borders to a confederation of dissimilar ethnic groups, attracts the disparate and incongruent,
which builds even more pressure for secession.
As it stands today, the
prospects for successful secession movements to attain their independence and autonomy are slim because each are fragmented.
The correct and necessary element for separation, must be based upon, the dissolution of the European Union and the elimination
of the central banking system, under the control of the international banksters.
need to exercise their proper authority to coin their own currencies and maintain low taxation levels that fund minimum governmental
While such a goal and objective is justified, the globalist
controllers will not allow a serene exit from the monolith that they created. Marginal regional self-rule may eventually be
reluctantly recognized, only if the basic leviathan structure remain intact and accepted by disgruntle camps. Notwithstanding,
that approach can and will never bring about a restoration of national self-determination.
is time for secession movements to unit and coalesce around a few fundamental principles, which they all share. The regional
concerns are issues for local administration. Taking on the monster of globalist governance is a universal task.
Consequently, the undertaking domestically is to build ground swell defiance that moves
past a modest grassroots opposition to incorporate the bulk of the rapidly declining middle class. This genuine moral majority
must be willing to marginalize the federal government and restore the rightful authority of individual state jurisdiction.
If timid and docile Europeans are engaging in secession movements in
such significant numbers, what is the excuse for industrious and energetic Americans from doing the same? This was the country
for the home of the brave. Now is the time to restore that outlook with direct action.
– March 31, 2014