The Zman has an excellent post that summarizes what many of us are thinking: the West needs a peaceful separation.
He reminds us that many people moved to America, or moved further west, to get away from those they didn’t like and to live their own way.
The Constitution recognized this by giving a lot of autonomy to the States. This diminished over time, meaning Americans are being pushed together by central authority today more than before:
What they are is a lid on a boiling pot of water. The more the water boils, the more the lid is pressed down. America is a pressure cooker right now because the ruling class keeps the lid firmly on, while cranking up the heat. They are under the delusion that if they can just keep it all locked inside, that lid firmly on the top, the whole will suddenly become one. They have been convinced that “E pluribus unum” is their calling, rather than a cheap slogan on our money.
Conservatives get grief for always saying that the solution for our troubles is to get back to our constitutional principles. They should get grief as what we need is to get back to the reason America exists at all. It is a land of people, lots of different people, not a people with a land. There can be local community and regional unity, but this is not a nation and it can never be a unified country. What will bring peace, is what always kept the peace. That is peaceful separation.
A good example of this is Supreme Court rulings on abortion and gay marriage. Under the original Constitution, each state would have made its own laws about these matters. Now they must all be the same. To reverse the findings would not ease the pressure – it would only move it to the other states being forced to to what they do not want to do.
Commenters mention that in the old days, curmudgeons and malcontents could walk off into the wild and start a homestead. It’s harder to do that nowadays and you won’t entirely escape the reach of the State if you do.
Further, society is even more diverse these days. Both heritage populations and immigrants are likely chafing at being forced to live in ways contrary to their preferences and values. However, the deepest cleavage remains that between Red and Blue.
Further argumentation is useless. It brings to mind White Saviours trying to teach Indians not to litter, or to convince the Japanese to include some actual communication practice in their English lessons. It will never happen, and the sooner you give up the happier you will be.
There’s no point in fighting. If you live in Portland, Oregon, you are outnumbered. The people and the authorities they elected are determined to burn their city to the ground, and a jury of these ‘peers’ will lock you away for life if you try to stop them. See: recent events.
Given our extreme ructions and inability to compromise or live and let live, we need more than ever to be able to walk away. Reds retreat to Red areas. Blue go to Blue. If necessary, either may escape to a suitable locale abroad.
But can we? BLM and Antifa are now moving into the suburbs and towns, hence the increase in conflict. It is not good enough for them to neuter their own, urban police forces – they want to defund all of them, even in neighbourhoods where they are still supported by the populace.
The suburbs and satellite towns are not distant enough.
Similarly, it is difficult to flee overseas at the moment. I can’t get back to Australia to do the paperwork to get permission to move to Japan because of the very corona hysteria I’m trying to get away from.
People on the other side sure hate us but not enough to let us go, whether it be overseas or to the bush.
Right now in America, if the Left Coast states secede the right will be cool with that. If parts of flyover secede there will be uproar.
Unusual groups like the Amish have survived for a very long time in America’s uniquely tolerant (because spacious) continent, but they may not survive the meddling army of Woke.
I’ve watched 2020 unfold and realized I need to make some hard decisions. It’s time to stop drifting far and wide. I need to choose a country and stick with it, get permanent residency and be safely out of the mess.
I’ll be sure to move somewhere that did not go to pieces mentally when corona hit. I will not live in a nation of bedwetters.
(I have a post about the best places to move in Asia going up a few days before the US election.)
As for me, my best choices are to (a) spend 10 years in Japan for a shot at general permanent residency, (b) work in Taiwan for 5 years for possible citizenship (might be out of the frying pan and into the fire, hey) or (c) move to the Philippines. For now that’s possible by constantly renewing a tourist visa but one day I will likely have to either shell out for an ‘investor’ visa or, gulp, walk down the aisle.
Right now I’m leaning towards Japan.
While we are looking around for a New West to go to, we need to lay down the same proposition to those who hate us. If we can walk away, so can they.
White people systematically oppress you? Then walk away. Avoid white neighbourhoods or go to a non-white country, which is most of them. If you’re okay with white people, by all means hang around.
Americans are evil and need to change their whole system? Then go back.
Men are horrible? Then start a lesbian retreat outside Byron Bay.
Christians are oppressing you? Then move to Saudi Arabia.
Just as any gaijin who hates Japan should leave.
I do not mean any of this facetiously. It’s time for each man to make a decision about what kind of world he wants to live in and either move there or create it.
I’m happy to live alongside anyone so long as he is happy to live alongside me. If he’s going to constantly accuse me of being evil and ruining his life, one of us has to go.
Don’t make any more excuses for yourself and don’t accept any from your adversaries. It’s a big world out there; entire continents are without whites, trans proselytizers, corona totalitarians, BLM and Antifa members, Proud Boys, welfare queens, Fox viewers or whatever it is you’re trying to get away from.
If another country is too far away, perhaps a location six hours’ drive from the nearest Woke city will do. SJWs mostly stick to day trips and if they venture too far, local law enforcement can intercept them and arrest the wanted felons etc.
There will be some Blue refugees to Red areas once their cities have burnt. Be sure they understand that further shenanigans are not welcome in your town. This is the place to make your stand, not Seattle.
It feels a bit mean for us WEIRD folk to openly admit we just don’t like such-and-such people and to deliberately move away from them.
However, it’s better than fighting endless, hopeless campaigns against the growing madness.
This is what our ancestors did when they fled to the colonies. We’ve done it before. We can do it again.
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