Pan-Secessionism is Now a Mainstream Idea

Poll: Nearly one in four in America would favor secession - Los Angeles Times

Keith Preston

Attack the System

The normal trajectory that takes place when radical ideas are introduced is that such ideas start off on the far fringes, and gradually move toward the mainstream, eventually became the majority opinion, and finally the established consensus. An idea starts to become mainstream when a substantial minority favors it. One of the most obvious examples of this process from recent decades is gay rights. Marijuana legalization/decriminalization is another. Trans rights is becoming such an issue. Reaching back further, other examples would be civil rights, abolishing the draft, interracial marriage, abortion rights, the 8 hour day, slavery abolition, women’s suffrage, parliamentary democracy, church/state separation, etc.

Whether one thinks all of these causes were on the “right side of history” or not is beside the point. They won.  The concept of “pan-secessionism” that I have promoted on this website/blog for 20 years is now entering the mainstream, with 1/3 of the US population now expressing at least casual sympathy for secession by their particular geographical region or state (up from 1/4 only 7 years ago as the charts below indicate).


Still miles apart: Americans and the state of U.S. democracy half a year into the Biden presidency | Bright Line Watch


1 thought on “Pan-Secessionism is Now a Mainstream Idea

  1. Pingback: Pan-Secessionism is Now a Mainstream Idea — The Most Revolutionary Act | Vermont Folk Troth

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