KT's Wild, Tinfoil Hat Theory of Secession: If it comes, secession will come for practical, functional reasons. At some point, it will become impossible to live anything like a normal life while attached to blue America.
Way back when, I remember watching a James Bond movie in the theater thinking, "The franchise has become a set of chase scenes glued together with an implausible plot. It's all about the chase scenes and nothing else." I'm sure you could say the same for the Fast and Furious franchise.
Daunte Wright got shot by accident in Minnesota after he resisted arrest. The political leaders blamed the cops and unsubtly implied they were racist. Racially-motivated riots ensued. Now we're sitting through another sequel. Last night, there were riots in DC and, of course, Portland, triggered by catalysts that are unclear to me.
If you took the time, you could calculate the expected value of the number of days between riots across the country. Blacks, most lacking intact families, commit a hugely disproportionate number of crimes. Cops have to respond. The Elites* cheerlead for a race war. When cops and suspects come in contact, sometimes the suspect resists arrest and gets killed. Riot!
I'm sure it's subject to a standard Mean Time Between Failures analysis.
We are doomed to experience more riots no matter what we do as individuals. In that chain, the cops have and will continue to respond by removing the "cops have to respond" link. That leads to more dangerous, wrecked cities for the rest of us. As long as we remain chained to Blue America, this will continue.
The cities aren't getting rebuilt. We may print money and hand it out to the victims of the riots, but there's a difference between holding colored pieces of paper and having a functional, urban shop. Best Buy becomes a burned-out husk which the Elites turn into digits in a corporate balance sheet with printed money. You can't shop at a balance sheet. In the end, Normals will have to choose between secession and living in chaos and ruin.
Powerline has done a good job tracking the most recent riots in Minnesota. Local sheriffs have been brought in to supplement the city cops. Blue politicians are telling them not to use force and the sheriffs are threatening to bail out, leaving the cops on their own. To me, it seems obvious that cops will continue to flee blue cities. Like an army that knows it is defeated, the soldier-cops will melt away, leaving blue America with no tools to maintain order.
Note that I'm not talking politics, I'm talking about the practical aspects of providing a livable society for the average dude and dudette. This is the logical next film in the franchise where the Elites don't understand how things work. Daunte's death and the subsequent riots were perfectly predictable. The Elites' response guarantees another.
That can't go on forever.
You could write this same blog post about the debt, the squandering of our human capital and the dissolution of our borders. All contribute to an unlivable society for Normals.
There won't be secession for political reasons, it will be a secession born of sheer resignation and exhaustion.
|I know all of this is true. The aliens of Zontar-6 have been sending me brain waves, telling me about it.|
Special Bonus Data Point From Last Night
Antifa set the Apple store in Portland on fire pic.twitter.com/h3hqxJW1gq— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 17, 2021
Super Special Additional Bonus Data Point Submitted Without Comment
DC police are outnumbered and surrounded by Antifa militants. pic.twitter.com/AH11fixkr7— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 17, 2021
* - I've bought into Kurt Schlichter's separation of America into Elites and Normals. He's a wild-eyed firebrand, but I'm sympathetic to his themes.