Montel Williams says Billy Roper’s endorsement can deliver enough “racist” votes for Jan Morgan to win AR. Governor’s race.

After former Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Billy Roper, the coordinator of The ShieldWall Network and an author who coined the phrase ‘Balk Right’ to describe the political philosophy of those who share his view of the coming breakup of the United States into racial ethnostates, publicly endorsed Jan Morgan for governor in the Arkansas Republican primary election against RINO cuck Asa Hutchinson last weekend, liberals lost their minds.

Hutchinson’s former stepandfetchit Trent Minner took the time to help advertise the ShieldWall Network website, as did Nate Bell. It’s nice to know they read our articles, and now many more Arkansans will, as well. Bell, famous for misquoting Hitler and promoting Holocaust museums, is so liberal that he abandoned the Republican party in 2015, when he joined with black activists to attempt to promote the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at the expense of the Robert E. Lee birthday. That stance was so unpopular that Bell did not run for reelection.

Most telling, however, was a tweet from obsolete farm machinery and washed up former tv personality Montel Williams, who stated that an endorsement by Roper could deliver enough pro-White votes for Morgan to defeat Hutchinson, largely seen as the establishment candidate, on May 22nd.

While Williams may have overestimated how many White Arkansas voters are willing to stand up against the giant corporate interests of Wal-Mart and Tyson Foods at this point, the fact is that the tide is turning against leftists of both political parties. Most Whites, though, understand already that they will not be allowed to vote their way back into control of their destiny as a people. More and  more of them are becoming disenchanted with Civic Nationalism and joining the Balk Right. Whether they disavow our support or not, and whether they win or not, doesn’t matter. Protest campaigns against establishment candidates, especially when they help garner attention for more forthrightly pro-White projects such as the ShieldWall Network, help polarize, divide, and shift the Hegelian dialectic rightwards towards our ultimate awakening and victory. Go Jan Morgan, kick Asa!

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Future Political Systems: Hail Caesar!

by Billy Roper

After the ShieldWall Network’s long-term goal of aiding the rise of White ethnostates to fill the coming vacuum of power following the inevitable balkanization of America, the Balk Right will have to develop a political system of governance. Not to put the proverbial cart before the horse, but it’s never too early to begin discussing some alternatives. After all, different regional ethnostates may find that dissimilar systems better fit their local culture and historical traditions than others.

Most people who are dedicated to securing the existence of our people and a future for White children come into the movement either through libertarianism or Civic Nationalism, and graduate into White Nationalism. As they further harden and radicalize, many mature into National Socialism. The matriculation process takes longer for some than others. Some, indeed, envision further evolutionary progress into traditional and organic natural political structures, such as feudalism and monarchism, eventually eclipsing National Socialism. After all, how far a leap is it from a fascist dictatorship to having an ethnostate ruled by a king? Indeed, such would be a guarantee that the racial nation didn’t devolve into Strasserian egalitarianism, ultimately  abandoning its very core ideals of eugenics, discipline, and the greater good outweighing individual “liberties” and a mythical and ill-advised equality of outcome for everyone White. The Roman Republic blossomed into Empire, not the reverse, after all.

In Plato’s ‘Republic’, arguably the most astute political philosopher of Western Civilization argued that a good monarchy is the best of all governmental systems, and the a bad monarchy is the worst. Then again, he had never met Karl Marx, who would contend the same about Communism. Obviously, the ShieldWall Network tends to side with Plato rather than Marx. While the question of insuring character and integrity in a monarch is a thorny issue addressed unsuccessfully in the Bible, the Magna Carta, and finally in the Declaration of Independence, it’s one that we may have to deal with again in years to come, as post-balk warlords consolidate territory and resources.

Until then, here is a cogent discussion of some alterations and alternatives to traditional feudalism. 

Billy Roper and The ShieldWall Network endorse Jan Morgan for Governor

Unusual For Incumbent Gov. To Have Serious Primary Race: Why now?

RINO (Republican In Name Only) Cuck Asshole Hutchinson, an anti-White liberal, got his start in politics when he worked to destroy a White Christian political organization and send its members and supporters to prison. He hasn’t gotten any better since. In fact, he is infamous for signing the extradition order sending one of his own citizens, Jacob Goodwin, to Virginia without review or consideration to rot in prison there after a mock trial. Many Arkansans who are not slaves to the Wal-Mart/Tyson corporate cabal in the state are now awakening to the Hutchinson puppetry.  When Asa met with ShieldWall Network Coordinator Billy Roper shortly after returning to Arkansas from Washington, where he became a part of the Deep State, Hutchinson expressed to Roper his support for amnesty for illegal immigrants in the state, as well as granting them in-state college tuition rates and scholarships. This, along with other revelations about statewide  machine politics, prompted Roper to run for Governor against the establishment himself.  On May 22nd, Billy Roper and the ShieldWall Network endorse Jan Morgan in the Republican primary election for Governor of Arkansas. 

From ‘Conduit For Action’. 

The May 22 primary between incumbent Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Jan Morgan is unlike any we have seen in decades. How? Incumbent governors haven’t had a competitive race in their own primary in a very long time.

People born after mid-1972 have never voted in a primary election where an incumbent governor had a competitive primary race. Not since Governor Bill Clinton ran for re-election in 1990 has an incumbent governor had a meaningful primary.

Incumbent governors ran for re-election in 1994, 1998, 2002, and 2010. In two of those years, (1994 and 2010) the incumbent governor escaped without any primary election opponent. In the other two primaries the incumbent governor received at least 85.44% of the vote in his primary.[i]

The only published poll for this Republican primary is the Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College Poll of 676 GOP voters.  The poll was conducted on April 17-19. In the poll Hutchinson had 57.5%, Jan Morgan 30.5%, and 12% undecided. The poll was reported as good news for Hutchinson, but is it?

  • First,  the early poll with 42.5% not saying “Hutchinson” shows a huge problem for the Governor, considering he has been governor for four years and considering over the past 24 years incumbent governors have had no more than token opposition.
  • Second, Morgan was relatively unknown to voters. When the poll was done, there were no Morgan campaign signs to be found; no campaign ads for Morgan airing; and the liberal media paid little attention to Morgan, while filling up newspapers and media reports with everything Hutchinson had to say.

Morgan’s campaign has been largely word of mouth and social media. Yet, she is being met with large crowds wherever she speaks. Hutchinson and Morgan spoke at separate events in Benton on May 3. She drew the much larger crowd which would not have fit in the venue where Hutchinson spoke.

The positives for Governor Hutchinson are: he has the power of incumbency, a huge campaign war chest to fund his media barrage, and has done a lot of favors.

The negatives for the Governor are: Morgan is an articulate speaker with a solid conservative message of believing “in smaller, transparent, Constitutional government that puts more money and freedom back in the hands of the people.” The Morgan campaign has developed into a true grassroots movement. And, Hutchinson is carrying a lot of political baggage from positions that run counter to the traditional republican base.

If you have to ask, “What baggage?” you have been only listening to the liberal media. SOME of Hutchinson’s negatives with conservatives include:

Fiscal issues such as:

  • Broken promises not to raise ANY taxes.
  • Supporting more taxes even after the legislature refused to pass them.
  • Spending state funds on “Arkansas Works” which provides Obamacare Medicaid Expansion coverage primarily to able bodied working age people, at a time when Arkansas’s disabled citizens are not served or are under-served, and they have had to resort to a lawsuit.
  • Proposing across the board increases for state agencies without examining whether some agency budgets should be reduced because the programs may not be working or are low priority programs.
  • Growing the size of government

Social issues:

  • Insisting the legislature take back the religious freedom legislation it passed and substitute a watered-down version.
  • Opposing legislation to prevent sanctuary policies on public college campuses.
  • Opposing the so-called bathroom bill concerning self-identification as the opposite gender.
  • Refused to sign the law banning Sharia law.

Business issues (Claiming to be business friendly… but):

  • One of his first actions as Governor was to try to take away the capital gains reform promised by the 2013 legislature.
  • Keeping Arkansas a high tax state, while giving way money to pick winners and losers in business.

Second Amendment:

  • Opposing the campus carry legislation to allow the staff of universities to carry a concealed handgun. He insisted the bill be totally transformed into a highly regulated new permit called “enhanced carry.” One of the many restrictions required all concealed handgun trainers to teach the enhanced carry course which caused many trainers to quit the business. Even worse, legislators tried to get Hutchinson to fix the trainer issue but Hutchinson refused to include a correction in his special session.
  • Meeting with the anti-gun group Moms Demand Action which is funded by radical leftist, Michael Bloomberg, but refusing to meet with Arkansas gun rights advocates until after the debate was over.
  • Refusing to acknowledge that Act 746 of 2013 authorizes true constitutional carry (both open carry and concealed carry without a license)

And if those weren’t enough negatives to overcome.  Trump voters in Arkansas remember that during the presidential campaign Hutchinson said: “It is up to Arkansas to stop the Donald Trump show. The next generation of conservatives cannot allow Donald Trump to take everything we stand for and throw it away.

Even if Hutchinson were to be able to use his money and incumbency to drown out Morgan and win the primary, would his negatives be too much to get re-elected in November? The Republican nominee will face a Democrat and a Libertarian candidate. Would conservatives turn out to vote for Hutchinson?

Even back in 2014 liberal editorial writer, John Brummett, wrote he thought Hutchinson, as a Republican, would have an easier time passing liberal legislation than a Democrat governor would. In other words, the Republican majority in the legislature would be more likely to defeat liberal policies proposed by a Democrat than by Hutchinson.[ii] Under that thinking, why would conservative come out to vote for Hutchinson if he were the Republican nominee.

But who knows.  There is still a primary election. And, this is the first time an incumbent has had a competitive primary in very long time.

Republican Primary May 22. Early voting has started.

 


[i] 1994. Governor Jim Guy Tucker did not have an opponent in the Democratic primary. Tucker was the incumbent because he filled part of Bill Clinton’s term when Clinton was elected president.

  1. Governor Mike Huckabee received 90.24% in his Republican primary. Governor Huckabee was an incumbent because he filled out Governor Tucker’s term after Tucker resigned due to a criminal conviction.
  2. Governor Mike Huckabee received 85.44% in the Republican primary. This was the second time he ran as an incumbent. The partial term he served did not count against his two four-year terms.
  3. Governor Beebe did not have an opponent in the Democrat primary.

[ii] http://www.conduitforaction.org/flashback-2014-asa-better-chance-of-advancing-liberal-program-than-a-democrat-governor/

The Parts Against The Whole

A major sign of balkanization is when coalitions of states join together to oppose the Federal government, even legislatively or in a lawsuit. When the power of  Washington weakens due to internal or external forces beyond its control, or it abdicates the will to exercise its power (for example against sanctuary states) then centrifugal forces will break the United States apart into ethnostates. 

A coalition of seven states filed a lawsuit against the federal government Tuesday to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and attorneys general from Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia filed the suit saying the Obama-era program, which protects hundreds of thousands of children of undocumented immigrants from deportation, is unconstitutional.

“Our lawsuit is about the rule of law, not the wisdom of any particular immigration policy,” Paxton said. “Left intact, DACA sets a dangerous precedent by giving the executive branch sweeping authority to ignore the laws enacted by Congress and change our nation’s immigration laws to suit a president’s own policy preferences.”

The lawsuit urges the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to declare DACA unlawful and stop the federal government from issuing or renewing any DACA permits in the future. It doesn’t request the federal government remove any DACA recipients or rescind previously issued DACA permits.

Last week Judge John D. Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the Department of Homeland Security to resume accepting DACA applications if the agency was unable to provide a legal reason to end the program within 90 days.

Two other federal judges, in New York and California, previously blocked President Donald Trump’s efforts to end DACA on the principle his administration hadn’t offered legally adequate reasons to rescind the program.

The Mexican American Legislative Caucus condemned the lawsuit as a misuse of taxpayer money.

Texas state Sen. José Menéndez, a Democrat, also issued a statement defending DACA recipients.

PREPARING FOR A WORST CASE SCENARIO: THE 10-WEEK PLAN, PART 2

FOR GOD AND COUNTRY

Preparing for a Worst Case Scenario: The 10-Week Plan, Part 2

For Part 1, go here.

Ok, so you’ve thought over Part 1 and you’ve come back.  Great!

Let’s get started.

Before anything else you have to understand that you have very limited time in the way of making purchases (you never know what is going to be banned next by Executive Order or agency decree, or as things get sportier, how much and how fast prices will sky rocket on necessary items) and then learning to use what you’ve purchased, so you need to read this, comprehend it, and take decisive action!  No putting this off until after the “holiday weekend” or after you get that new flat screen tee vee (you and your family’s gratification should be realized by getting what you need to survive what’s coming!).  Everything mentioned herein will get…

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PREPARING FOR A WORST CASE SCENARIO: THE 10-WEEK PLAN, PART 1

Note: This series was originally published on Defensive Training Group several years ago. This expanded, updated 2018 edition has been designed specifically for AP readers; this is the first installment of a 10-week series meant to walk you through the steps needed to prepare for what’s commonly called SHTF, or literally “sh– hitting the fan.” This could be anything from a natural disaster such as Hurricane Katrina, an economic meltdown, or any other dire situation. If you’re new to preparing, this plan will help get you where you need to be. If you’ve already been doing it, the plan will help you ensure that your plan is well-rounded and correctly set up.  

Right now, there are a bit more than 2 years remaining in the administration of a populist/nationalist president that has, so far, rhetoric aside, left things pretty much alone, in regard to ‘normal’ life.  Anything perceived as a positive measure, such as the ‘tax roll back’ should really be viewed as a temporary measure, adding a slight benefit to you on the prepping side because of the reprieve given when the Hildabeast wasn’t inaugurated.  As everyone knows or should know, it made the Transnational Globalist Marxists insane, and they’re not letting go.  Evidence of this are perceived ‘false flag’ attacks as well as calls for an outright civil war by groups such as antifa (little ‘a’ on purpose) that would necessitate the suspension of Constitutional protections from government interference (what’s left of them) in your life according to the powers that STILL BE, albeit somewhat in the shadows.  That being the case, YOU, yes, YOU, the so-called, ‘Normie’ who’s just been awakened, have until 20 January 2021 to get yourself and your family’s ducks in a row.  Follow this outline for 10 weeks if you can, and add something else in it for the rest of the time available:

Study and training. Across the board.

After completing the basic plan, which gets you at least somewhat self-sufficient, your priorities should be–in this order:

  • First Aid/Medical training.
  • Food storage.
  • Survival.
  • Tactics & weapons.

This is not contradictory; the order is deliberate.  Yes, you need to know how to effectively use a weapon, but you also need, desperately, how to tend to wounds, injuries, infections, and disease not typically seen in a ‘normal’ setting. Here’s one of many resources on the topic.

You also need to know how to purify water; how to put up food so it will last, how to effectively communicate in your neighborhood and how to listen to more distant sources of information.  AP’s own NC Scout is one of the best resources for that.  You’ll even find opportunities to attend classes that will quickly bring you up to the speed you need to be at for effectively communicating.  You’ll also need to learn about the subject of intelligence.  AP will be an excellent resource for that as well.

Bottom line:  Your entire existence from now until the point where you’re adequately prepared needs to be one of study, exercise, training, study, frugal purchasing, setting up your home or ‘hidey hole’ so your family can make it, and so on.  You can do this; it’s not that difficult.  It takes discipline and resolve.

When it comes to recriminations later, during an emergency, when something you could have done to better prepare wasn’t accomplished due to your own procrastination, remember, there’s an old saying that I live by:  “There are no victims, only volunteers….”

I first did this post about 12 years ago under my since retired ‘nom de guerre,’ and a very good friend of mine (Concerned American from Western Rifle Shooters Association, and now AP) and a couple others asked me if I’d mind updating it again for 2018.  Remember, the days we’re living in RIGHT NOW demonstrate things are spinning faster in the vortex than ever before, and this might be the your last chance to get in gear.  Feel free to add or take away from this plan as your situation and local area conditions may require.  This is by no means the best or only plan; rather, it’s one that may help someone with no knowledge or skills.  There are other good perspectives on this subject out there, and they shouldn’t be discounted.

PART II:  A SCENARIO

You may be thinking, “WORST case??  What could POSSIBLY get any worse than how things are now?? There’s nothing Ican do.  Things being the way they are, it’s basically over; all we can do is wait for the hammer to fall.”

Well, for one thing, that’s not true!  Many folks just like you don’t agree with or believe that perspective in the slightest!  There’s a lot you can do!  And, if this plan helps get you thinking of what you can do instead of what you can’t do, we all might just benefit from your action!  In fact, if enough folks begin to think about what they can do, we just might avert the “worst case,” and many more of us may live through these ‘interesting times’ that are certainly headed our way!  So, while you’re reading this, keep that thought in mind, ok?

The plan itself is divided into two parts:  The items required and the timetable to do it in.  Remember, prudent people see danger coming and prepare, while the foolish do nothing (or just sit at their keyboard and ENDLESSLY COMPLAIN about how terrible things are) and suffer for it.  To put us all on an equal footing for the case presented, let’s get ready to plan by using the following scenario as a back drop:

The time frame:  To be sure, ten weeks, especially today, when national and world tensions increasing by the hour, can seem to be a very, very long time in terms of ‘getting prepared/trained/fit/mentally ready’ to protect and defend your family, neighborhood, community and country from marauding apocalypse zombies coming from whatever direction or source you care to focus on.  For now, rather than looking at a fictional futuristic even, let’s look at what’s happened in the last 9 years incrementally.

  • Executive orders giving Interpol complete carte blanche to operate within our borders with no restrictions, oversight, accountability, even to the state department or the executive branch.  Never mind congress.
  • A[n]…..election process so corrupted and rigged to be all but worthless in regards to what you and I vote for.
  • 7 plus years of equipping, arming, violently indoctrinating…and militarizing, through federal auspices, civilian law enforcement, and non-law enforcement agencies, even non-governmental agencies.
  • Creation of a continental internal federal police state with powers that ignore every personal liberty based protection [from government overreach] in the US Constitution.
  • Numerous executive branch acts of limiting arms, their manufacture, importation and sale [to citizens], void of due process of law.  [Current implications from the Oval Office are that a series of ‘Executive Orders’ will further curtail the Second Amendment bypassing Congress as well as the Constitutional amending process.]
  • The UN International Small Arms Agreement, a foreign treaty signed by the former administration’s Secretary of State.  A treaty never having been presented to the Senate for ratification.
  • States openly calling for the confiscation of semi-automatic rifles in places like Lexington (yes, THE Lexington).
  • UN troops to be invited into the US for the purpose of assisting the US government in combating violent extremism. Extremely violent criminal gangs and religions with penchants for beheading and burning captives alive are not included in the definition of ‘extremists.’
  • Daily calls from the state co-opted ‘media’ repeating the message to unilaterally disarm the citizenry, constitutional protections be damned.

So, how do you get ready for an imminent disaster affecting the entire nation like that?  Not possible you say?  Think for a moment:  The Law of Unintended Consequences usually provides extreme results beyond those anticipated or planned in any situation it becomes involved with.  So, that being said, let’s examine this, even if only from an academic perspective.

First, consider the description above.  It’s certainly beyond possible that events in our country can become catastrophic; these things above have happened, and more are happening.  But is it nefarious in design?

Many seem to think so, but what’s relevant as you read this is what you think.  Consider current affairs in Eastern, and now, Western Europe.  Examine current affairs in our own country.  Consider the publicized plans of various agencies to quell ‘civil unrest.’  Think about the publicized military exercises that name military veterans and religious groups as ‘domestic terrorists.’   And then, before you go any further, make a determination:  Is this a bunch of paranoid “tin foil hat” crap or maybe, just maybe, is there something to this and you, gentle reader, need to do something positive to take care of your family and friends.  If you had the time (which you don’t, believe me), you could do your own investigation from objective sources, file Freedom of Information Act Requests (FOIA) and find that it is, in fact, not only plausible, but the stage is being set every day for just such an eventuality.

If you decide the facts don’t support your personal preparedness, just toss this out.  Delete.  File 13.  Trash.  Round file.  I hope you enjoy your life and are prosperous.  Read no further.

However, if you decide facts presented do support getting started preparing, you have much to think about, much to do, and much to gain in the way of putting yourself, your family and your friends in a better position of an increased chance of living through it.

Think about it.  I’ll wait.

Virginia Public Radio Segment on ShieldWall Network

The “Fresh Air” segment of Virginia’s Public Radio broadcast has featured a new story about Billy Roper and The ShieldWall Network, this one by Sandy Hausman, pictured, whom I’m willing to bet is not Irish. 

Called “Road to Radicalization”, the three and a half minute long segment can be listened to at their site, where it begins by discussing political prisoner Jacob Goodwin’s case.

“After their son’s arrest, a group came forward to befriend the couple. It’s called The Shield Wall Network, and it’s headed by Billy Roper – a white nationalist who claims his race is on the verge of extinction. The Southern Poverty Law Center says he’s the voice of violent neo-Nazism in America.

But Roper provides financial and legal assistance to Goodwin’s parents, and they’re grateful.

“There is no way in this whole world that we could ever, ever repay you!” Tamara tells him.

She invites Shield Wall troops to train on her property, and Scott – who served in the U.S. military – agrees to instruct.

“For visual effect, you get 15-20 guys all dressed in the same uniform holding shields and their boots pounding on the pavement, it has a psychological effect on people,” he tells the militia. “It intimidates people, and that’s basically what you want.  Forward, March!”

“This is changing people,” Scott says. “It’s changing who I am.  Anger does make you look at things differently.  You begin to say, ‘I don’t care how you feel about me.’ The only people helping my son are these people.”

“Any time they want to come here and train, I’ll feed ‘em,” Tamara Goodwin adds. “Through Jacob being in jail I’ve made great friends, met great people.” 

The parents attend a group meeting and get their son on Facetime from the Albemarle County Jail.

“Hey everyone!” he says,

“Hey Jacob!  How’s it going?” asks a member of the group.

“I’m doing alright,” he replies. “I’m fine in here.  They’ve been making it nice and comfortable for the darky friends in here, so at least we can reap the benefits, right?  All I can say is if this is all those commie bastards have got, I’m doing alright.  It’s not too bad!” 

Jacob’s older brother, Dustin, is also featured. 

“Me and my parents have never really seen eye-to-eye since I was 15,” he says. “I had enough of religion and racism.  I’m not into either one of those things.” 

He joined the Marines when he was 17, and today he’s suspicious of people like Billy Roper.

“They find people that are easily manipulated – males between the ages of 17 and 25 that don’t have a career, don’t have anything steady in their life – that’s a pretty easy target,” he explains.

But by the program’s end, it’s clear that Jacob Goodwin’s parents have also joined the white nationalist movement. The documentary is called Path to Radicalization.  It’s available on YouTube.”

Billy Roper finally makes GQ

Not for his style, fashion sense, or ruggedly handsome masculine good looks, but because of his knife-edge political and racial views, ShieldWall Network coordinator Billy Roper has finally made GQ. 

“In a wrenching new NBC Left documentary, Path to Radicalization: A Mother Turns to Hate, Billy Roper, who identifies as a non-white extinctionist, spoke to the newfound boldness of extremists under Trump. “Two years ago, when I would go to a white nationalist meeting, I would be the youngest in the room—now it’s just the opposite,” said Roper. “It’s not a fringe movement anymore.”

Let states seeking US secession go

by Ed Vasicek

Kokomo Tribune

…When it comes to the United States of America, voices in some states threaten to leave our union. I do not enjoy being around chronically discontented people, so my first instinct is to say, “Let them go.” After I ponder it some more, I still say, “Let them go.” Any state that wants to leave the Union should be free to do so — assuming it embraces doing so responsibly, negotiating the details.

Something like this almost happened in Canada (Quebec), and, more recently, the United Kingdom (with Scotland). According to CNBC: “California’s secession movement will get a second try as the state’s ‘war’ against the Trump administration rages on several fronts.

“On Monday, the California Secretary of State’s Office announced that a secession ballot proposal has been cleared to begin gathering needed signatures. It comes amid other efforts that seek to split up California.”

Many conservative Americans, I think, would be pleased to let California go. Many liberals would shed no tears if South Carolina seceded: “… [A] trio of state House Republicans on Thursday quietly introduced a bill that would allow lawmakers to debate seceding from the U.S. ‘if the federal government confiscates legally purchased firearms in this State,’” according to U.S. News and World Report.

Consider all the Hollywood boasters who vowed they would relocate to Canada if Trump won the presidency. Yeah, right, eh?

This repeated threat to “take my bat and ball and go home” has, in the past, been more serious than the childish threats we hear today. The Civil War is the ultimate case in point.

Much earlier in American history (early 1800s), however, a scheme was underway to create a new republic from land that was either American territory or would later become so. This is called the Burr Conspiracy.

Aaron Burr, who at the time was vice president of the United States (under Jefferson), shot and killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel; duels were illegal. This tarnished Burr’s record and essentially ruined any future career he might have enjoyed in politics. In a sense, when he shot the revered Hamilton, he shot his future.

Although some details are tenuous, historyisnowmagazine.com informs us: “One of Burr’s suspected schemes was to organize a revolution in the West, obtain the Ohio and Mississippi valleys, and structure them into a separate republic. Another scheme was to establish a republic bordering the United States by seizing Spanish possessions in the Southwest or persuade secession of western states from the Union. Perhaps both were true. Burr viewed war with Spain as inevitable and conspired with General James Wilkinson to establish an independent ‘Empire of the West’ … with New Orleans as the capital.

“To gain further support for his schemes, Burr contacted … Wilkinson … the governor of the Louisiana Territory … [He] had already established a history of shady scheming himself such as being involved in a plot to replace George Washington as Commander-in-Chief with General Horatio Gates.”

Even with leaders like Washington and Hamilton, many Americans were discontented and nasty. We Americans can be tough to please.

Secession — if the possibility is real and support from the masses is actually there — is something to consider. An idle threat by a few discontents to secede is an exercise in futility.

What the United States Can Learn from Yugoslavia’s Breakup

By Thomas O’Malley

from: American Thinker

Yugoslavia was held together by the unifying figure of Josip Broz Tito.  He was an ethnic Croat, not the largest ethnic group in the country, but he was still respected by the various peoples of Yugoslavia for his role in liberating Yugoslavia from German and Italian occupation.  While Yugoslavia was communist, Tito remained independent of Joseph Stalin and led Yugoslavia his own way.  Tito was first allied with Stalin but broke with him in 1948.  Yugoslavia was an important figure in the non-aligned movement during the Cold War.  Tito promoted “Brotherhood and Unity” and suppressed nationalism, sometimes by force.

Tito died in 1980.  In the 1980s, the country’s economy declined, and nationalism began to rise.  The country broke up in 1991 during the fall of communism in Eastern Europe.  The country had been divided into six republics and two autonomous provinces.  The republics of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia all seceded, leaving Serbia and Montenegro as the remnants of Yugoslavia.

Serbia was led by Slobodan Milošević.  Milošević wanted to create a Greater Serbia, where ethnic Serbs living outside Serbia would be incorporated into their country.  Specifically, he wanted the regions of Bosnia and Croatia that were majority Serbian.  Serbs in Croatia didn’t want to live under Croat rule, because during World War II, the Croats allied with the Nazis and fascists and committed many atrocities against the Serbs.  They tried to secede from Croatia.  Croatia objected to this, to which Milošević responded that if Croatia could secede from Yugoslavia, then Serbs living in Croatia could also secede.

Serbs in Bosnia also tried to secede and conquered much of the country.  The Muslims and Croats in Bosnia united to fight the Serbs.  After NATO bombed Serbian-controlled areas in Bosnia, they agreed to negotiate.  The Dayton Agreement was signed in 1995, which led to the end of the war.  Bosnia became a union of two entities, the Republika Srpska and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  A few years later, fighting broke out in Kosovo.  Kosovo was majority ethnic Albanian, but Serbia still claimed the province, because it was part of the Kingdom of Serbia and the province of Serbia in Yugoslavia, and it had much historical significance.  It was the site of the defeat of Serbia by the Ottoman Empire in 1389.  NATO bombed Serbia, which led to the country withdrawing troops from Kosovo.  Gradually, peace returned to the region.  Montenegro became independent from Serbia in 2006, and Kosovo declared independence in 2008, although Serbia, Russia, and many other countries don’t recognize it.

The trend since 1914 has been countries breaking up, not uniting.  Austria-Hungary broke up after World War I, its territory becoming part of seven countries, some of which were new.  After the fall of communism, Yugoslavia broke up, as was detailed previously.  So did Czechoslovakia, which peacefully broke up into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993.  So did the Soviet Union itself, which in 1991 broke up into 15 different countries based on the old Soviet socialist republics.  This caused ethnic problems, because there were large minorities of Russians in the Baltic states, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.  These problems flared up in 2014, with the unrest in Ukraine and Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

Ethnic conflict in multiethnic countries is not limited to Europe.  Most modern African countries were created by European colonial powers and have no ethnic majority.  This has led to ethnic warfare, one example being the Nigerian Civil War of 1967 to 1970, where the Igbo people tried to secede as the nation of Biafra but were defeated.  Most modern Middle Eastern countries were also artificially created by European powers after World War I.  This has led to violence in Iraq among Shia Arabs, Sunni Arabs, and Kurds.  This has also led to ethnic and religious tensions in other countries such as Syria and Lebanon.

It certainly seems that diverse countries tend to be unstable.  That being said, what lies ahead for the most diverse country in the world, the United States?

It is highly likely that the United States will break up sometime in the near future.  Since the 1960s, the United States has become more racially heterogeneous and more politically polarized.  The right and left have grown increasingly farther apart and see each other not as fellow Americans, but enemies.  This polarization has accelerated since the presidential election of Donald Trump in 2016.  Americans used to mostly have the same religion, Christianity, and now they don’t.  Many are irreligious or are members of other religions.  The immigration of large numbers of people from Latin America and Asia since the Hart-Celler Act of 1965 has transformed the United States.  As a result of this mass immigration, white people are projected to become a minority in the United States in 2042.  No other country has undergone such a rapid demographic transformation in such a short period of time.

Many racial nationalists want a piece of the United States for themselves.  Some Mexican nationalists want the Southwest to become a part of Mexico again or to become an independent country called Aztlán.  Some black nationalists want the Deep South to become an independent all-black country, believing that black Americans have a different identity from other Americans because they were enslaved and therefore deserve their own country.  Some white nationalists, especially in the Alt-Right movement, want one part of the United States to become an “ethnostate” where only white people live, the most common proposal being the Pacific Northwest.

Some might argue that the number of people in the United States who want to see the country break up are small in number, and therefore it is unlikely to happen.  This is true, but the number of things that unite us as a country are becoming fewer, and the number of things that divide us as a country are growing.  This trend shows no signs of stopping or slowing down.

A country without a common sense of nationhood won’t last.  If the United States were racially diverse but politically united, it could survive.  If the United States were politically divided but racially homogeneous, it could survive.  But if the United States is both racially diverse and politically divided, it will not survive.

If this country does break apart, will it happen peacefully as in Czechoslovakia, or violently as in Yugoslavia?  Time will tell, but if our Civil War is any indication, unfortunately, it will likely be more like Yugoslavia.  Let us hope this is not the case.

The story of Yugoslavia is a cautionary tale and a warning for those who underestimate the strength of nationalism.

Yugoslavia was an artificial country, created after World War I from Serbia, Montenegro, and much of Austria-Hungary.  It was a monarchy run by the same royal family that ruled Serbia before the war.  It was occupied by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy during World War II.  Yugoslavia was liberated not by the Soviet Union, but by its own partisan forces.  Therefore, there were no Red Army troops in Yugoslavia to force the country to become a satellite state of the Soviet Union like the other countries of Eastern Europe.

Yugoslavia was held together by the unifying figure of Josip Broz Tito.  He was an ethnic Croat, not the largest ethnic group in the country, but he was still respected by the various peoples of Yugoslavia for his role in liberating Yugoslavia from German and Italian occupation.  While Yugoslavia was communist, Tito remained independent of Joseph Stalin and led Yugoslavia his own way.  Tito was first allied with Stalin but broke with him in 1948.  Yugoslavia was an important figure in the non-aligned movement during the Cold War.  Tito promoted “Brotherhood and Unity” and suppressed nationalism, sometimes by force.

Tito died in 1980.  In the 1980s, the country’s economy declined, and nationalism began to rise.  The country broke up in 1991 during the fall of communism in Eastern Europe.  The country had been divided into six republics and two autonomous provinces.  The republics of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia all seceded, leaving Serbia and Montenegro as the remnants of Yugoslavia.

Serbia was led by Slobodan Milošević.  Milošević wanted to create a Greater Serbia, where ethnic Serbs living outside Serbia would be incorporated into their country.  Specifically, he wanted the regions of Bosnia and Croatia that were majority Serbian.  Serbs in Croatia didn’t want to live under Croat rule, because during World War II, the Croats allied with the Nazis and fascists and committed many atrocities against the Serbs.  They tried to secede from Croatia.  Croatia objected to this, to which Milošević responded that if Croatia could secede from Yugoslavia, then Serbs living in Croatia could also secede.

Serbs in Bosnia also tried to secede and conquered much of the country.  The Muslims and Croats in Bosnia united to fight the Serbs.  After NATO bombed Serbian-controlled areas in Bosnia, they agreed to negotiate.  The Dayton Agreement was signed in 1995, which led to the end of the war.  Bosnia became a union of two entities, the Republika Srpska and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  A few years later, fighting broke out in Kosovo.  Kosovo was majority ethnic Albanian, but Serbia still claimed the province, because it was part of the Kingdom of Serbia and the province of Serbia in Yugoslavia, and it had much historical significance.  It was the site of the defeat of Serbia by the Ottoman Empire in 1389.  NATO bombed Serbia, which led to the country withdrawing troops from Kosovo.  Gradually, peace returned to the region.  Montenegro became independent from Serbia in 2006, and Kosovo declared independence in 2008, although Serbia, Russia, and many other countries don’t recognize it.

The trend since 1914 has been countries breaking up, not uniting.  Austria-Hungary broke up after World War I, its territory becoming part of seven countries, some of which were new.  After the fall of communism, Yugoslavia broke up, as was detailed previously.  So did Czechoslovakia, which peacefully broke up into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993.  So did the Soviet Union itself, which in 1991 broke up into 15 different countries based on the old Soviet socialist republics.  This caused ethnic problems, because there were large minorities of Russians in the Baltic states, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.  These problems flared up in 2014, with the unrest in Ukraine and Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

Ethnic conflict in multiethnic countries is not limited to Europe.  Most modern African countries were created by European colonial powers and have no ethnic majority.  This has led to ethnic warfare, one example being the Nigerian Civil War of 1967 to 1970, where the Igbo people tried to secede as the nation of Biafra but were defeated.  Most modern Middle Eastern countries were also artificially created by European powers after World War I.  This has led to violence in Iraq among Shia Arabs, Sunni Arabs, and Kurds.  This has also led to ethnic and religious tensions in other countries such as Syria and Lebanon.

It certainly seems that diverse countries tend to be unstable.  That being said, what lies ahead for the most diverse country in the world, the United States?

…Since the 1960s, the United States has become more racially heterogeneous and more politically polarized.  The right and left have grown increasingly farther apart and see each other not as fellow Americans, but enemies.  This polarization has accelerated since the presidential election of Donald Trump in 2016.  Americans used to mostly have the same religion, Christianity, and now they don’t.  Many are irreligious or are members of other religions.  The immigration of large numbers of people from Latin America and Asia since the Hart-Celler Act of 1965 has transformed the United States.  As a result of this mass immigration, white people are projected to become a minority in the United States in 2042.  No other country has undergone such a rapid demographic transformation in such a short period of time.

Many racial nationalists want a piece of the United States for themselves.  Some Mexican nationalists want the Southwest to become a part of Mexico again or to become an independent country called Aztlán.  Some black nationalists want the Deep South to become an independent all-black country, believing that black Americans have a different identity from other Americans because they were enslaved and therefore deserve their own country.  Some white nationalists, especially in the Alt-Right movement, want one part of the United States to become an “ethnostate” where only white people live, the most common proposal being the Pacific Northwest.

Some might argue that the number of people in the United States who want to see the country break up are small in number, and therefore it is unlikely to happen.  This is true, but the number of things that unite us as a country are becoming fewer, and the number of things that divide us as a country are growing.  This trend shows no signs of stopping or slowing down.

A country without a common sense of nationhood won’t last.  If the United States were racially diverse but politically united, it could survive.  If the United States were politically divided but racially homogeneous, it could survive.  But if the United States is both racially diverse and politically divided, it will not survive.

If this country does break apart, will it happen peacefully as in Czechoslovakia, or violently as in Yugoslavia?  Time will tell, but if our Civil War is any indication, unfortunately, it will likely be more like Yugoslavia…

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