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    Gooserock, G2geek, Stranded Wind

    but we have long since submerged any regional identity.  Alabama, Mississippi, and other parts of the Confederacy have maintained their grip on white privilege at the expense of poor white people as well as poor black people and poor brown people.  I don't see them rising up.

    What resources do they have to sustain their economies?  Would Honda be willing to maintain its production in the new Red States of America?  Businesses like stability.  That is the last thing that comes to mind when  you talk secession.

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      big business.

      Biz would be assured of a labor-union-free Confederate States with very modest taxation. The white people there continue to vote adamantly against their economic interests in favor of culture.

      I see it as very plausible. The big internal resistance would probably come from the significant population of historic northerners who've been migrating in.

      I don't think it requires a population to rise up. I think it requires political will, and I can see at least a serious try at political dissolution. After all, a war to maintain the union is going to require 1) big money and energy and 2) convincing a south-friendly, fundamentalist-heavy military to fight what is the philosophical homeland for an over represented chunk of its leadership and rank & file.

      First cup of tea. I'm probably full of crap, but I thin not quite all the way to the top.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Tue Mar 31, 2009 at 05:54:41 AM PDT

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