Ever since some people decided that asking Barack Obama to let states secede would be a good idea, reactions have been varied. Some seem to take it quite seriously. Others view it as a “frustration release.” Some find the whole talk appalling, while others see it as a glorified joke.
Why talk about it at all unless you at least acknowledge that the motivation of
most many secessionists is bigotry? If you don’t have the stones to at least call out the bigoted reaction to Obama’s re-election, why give consideration to the practical consequences of it? Do you actually think that someone who is genuinely disgruntled by having a nigger (be honest: that is the word they use for The President) in the White House for another four has the intellectual capacity contemplate what kind of systems that they’d have to replace with out the U.S. Federal Government? I’m not buying it for a minute.
You can talk to me about all of that after you a) acknowledge that bigotry motivates most of the discussions about secession this month or b) move the Brooklyn Bridge to cross the Missouri River. One can say that the USA is screwed up and Federalism is a failure, but I’m not a part of that discussion while are many are motivated to discuss it because the POTUS is of African descent.