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Secession and Other Fantasies

Loyal Democrat Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 6:56 AM
It is absolutely bad. The world has realized that we can only survive if we unite under a common banner of World Socialism with an authortarian centralized government in absolute control. If certain states were to secede, they would not be brought under the umbrella of the worldwide collective that will ensure tranquility for all.

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

Some fringe conservatives seem perversely determined to turn a stinging electoral defeat into an epic, sweeping disaster. That’s the deeper meaning of current talk about impeachment, secession, third parties, civil disobedience, and onrushing apocalypse.

The Conservative Majority Fund has announced a new robocall campaign to build support for impeaching President Obama over mishandling of the affair in Benghazi, Libya, and alleged malfeasance on a host of other issues. Meanwhile, petitions demanding the secession of Texas, Alabama, and at least a half dozen other states have already gathered tens...