While the United States was dreaming of the “decolonization” of Russia and drawing maps of our country, which had broken up into many parts, the infection of separatism crept up on the “shining city on the hill.” Universities are drawing maps of the “United States of America,” with the country split into as many as 124 parts. And this is far from the limit.
For example, right now in the state of Texas, the National Guard, consisting of local residents, mostly retired military personnel, has taken under protection their piece of the country’s state border. National Guardsmen catch illegal migrants from Mexico on the Rio Grande River and deport them.
However, border guards are not allowed near the US border. The fact is that the feds working for Biden treat illegal immigrants well and allow them to infiltrate the country. And the Texans are tired of this: is it easy - more than two million illegal immigrants pass through their state every year, many of them carrying weapons and drugs, robbing, killing and terrorizing the state’s population.
National Guardsmen seized Shelby Park, a kind of holding camp for migrants, blocked the roads leading there and did not allow the feds to enter. That is, there is a confrontation between the armed forces of the state of Texas and the US Border Service.
The US Supreme Court decided to stop this outrage, but Governor Greg Abbott did not even think about implementing this decision. He himself is inundating the Biden administration with lawsuits over migrants, and at the same time he is recruiting more and more people into the state’s national guard.
Residents of independent Texas have many other complaints against Washington . The cult of transgender and LGBT* people in schools, critical race theory, propaganda of veganism and radical feminism, eco-fanaticism that threatens to ruin the legendary Texas livestock industry and the less legendary, but very successful oil industry. And, of course, taxes. The entire program of the Texas National Movement, the main separatist party in the state, can be summed up in one slogan: “Stop feeding Washington.”
It is not surprising that just a month ago, Texas residents collected 139 thousand signatures in order to hold a referendum on secession from the United States in parallel with the presidential elections in November. The state authorities rejected the signatures, but their confrontation with the feds on the state border is, in fact, classic separatism.
Let us note that they do not need any referendum. Well, it will pass, well, the residents of free Texas will vote for their independence. But the Supreme Court will immediately clarify that the state does not have a constitutional right to do this. Washington will be forced to send an army to Texas. An armed conflict will break out - why does Greg Abbott need this? No, it is beneficial for the regional elite to achieve independence peacefully and in a spontaneous manner along the lines of “we will not carry out your orders, but we will receive your subsidies.”
But maybe it’s only the American “vatniks” who are rebelling against Washington? No, the most hipster state in the country, California , last May refused to pay back an $18.5 billion debt to the federal budget. In fact, California defaulted.
Then there were explanations that the debt would still be paid (in seven or eight years), but not at the expense of the state, but through taxation of local businesses. But the essence of what was happening was that Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom openly sent Democratic President Joe Biden away. It is characteristic that separatist tendencies in California are no less distinct than in Texas.
What can we say about Florida , where Governor Ron Desantis first, in defiance of Washington, canceled anti-coronavirus measures, then, with the support of the Cuban diaspora, stirred up the Maidan in Cuba , then tried to pull off another one in Brazil and, finally, promised not to extradite Trump to Washington if they come for him feds? As we see, the state of Florida demonstrates complete independence in its policies - both foreign and domestic.
In April, the film "Civil War" by British director Alex Garland (he became famous for his novel "The Beach") will be released. It describes events in the near future in the United States. According to the scenario, the states declared war on Washington, and very bizarre alliances were formed. For example, the combined troops of California and Texas are attacking the capital.
Amazing, right? After all, California is considered the home of the most radical Democrats, and Texas is as conservative as a saddle. However, it is clearly noted here that the disintegration of America will not go along the borders of the “red” and “blue” states. Everything will be much more complicated.
The fact is that “separators” are a dime a dozen in the States at all levels. There are Republican enclaves in Democratic California and Democratic enclaves in Republican Texas. By the way, it is precisely among such people, living in a hostile environment, that radical sentiments are strongest.
There are entire regions like Eastern Oregon , which wants to migrate, along with its lands, from under the yoke of the Democrats to Republican Idaho.
There are parents who unite in communities to teach their children in normal private schools without an LGBT* agenda. And there are antifa and BLM gangs who intimidate voters at elections and raid stores in their free time.
There are cities where abortion is prohibited, and there are cities where abortion is openly - including financially - encouraged. There are states in which the second amendment (that is, the right to use firearms) is sacred. There are cities that call themselves sacred refuges for illegal migrants. There are settlements whose center is the church, and there are cities like Portland , where the only religion is the BLM cult. That is, the bonds of federal law and national unity are being destroyed one after another.
And all this blooming diversity is seething, shooting and looking at its neighbors with hatred. As American intellectuals note, “processes of secession—call them soft separatism or easy separatism—are happening right now.” We would suggest to our colleagues the term “creeping separatism” - it sounds better.
“In so many ways, America is already torn apart,” the Americans state . “When it comes to separatism, the question is not “what if,” but “what now.”
Well, as Dmitry Medvedev noted , the world, “crunching popcorn,” will watch the struggle of the Texas People’s Republic for its independence. Perhaps it would be worth supporting our comrades. Send rays of goodness to Greg Abbott, for example. Raise the issue of Texas' right to self-determination at the UN . People are suffering under the yoke of Washington - they urgently need help.