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View Diary: Are we 'Better Off Without 'Em?' A live Q & A with author Chuck Thompson about southern secession (1078 comments)

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    I never make this argument. I did talk to the head of the largest secessionist organization on the South. His name is Michael Hill, he claims his League of the South has 25,000 active members, which I would say is no small amount. ... That said, you are absolutely right. 99.99 percent of southerners want nothing to do with a real secession. They just like to wave their slave state flags and talk about rising again and accuse the president of being a Muslim radical.

    Nevermind that the prevailing local mythology remains one of self-sufficiency and rugged individualism, the importance of independence myths is inversely proportional to the degree to which any society has surrendered its sovereignty.

    I know this firsthand from growing up in Alaska.

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