Yes I know there will be a meeting. People are talking about this already, and the ideas they shape now will no doubt influence course of the meeting Saturday. (Saturday, November 13th at 5:30PM at Pioneer Courhouse Square)
I didn't feel that the course of the current threads
reflect the challenges or rewards my partner Jemma and I feel would be present in adopting a broader strategy. This thread is dedicated to discussing some challenges and rewards of addressing the schisms among social progressives, and shifting thoughts twards a strategic vision of how we can unseat facist rule in America.
Cascadia, I hope it works. It seems like we will be a lone affinity group swimming in a swarm of cops. The country is under facist rule. They are consolodating thier power. Is cascadia an effective response to this problem? Or is it an escapist fantasy? The response I've gotten so far is that Cascadia would be an example. An example to other bio regions.
I think that if cascadia is alone in it's efforts to secede it will be crushed as an example to other would be free states. Not because of a failure of the colective will of our people, but because of the power of the facist control in the rest of america. We do not need one shield to fend off the forces of facism, but a common front held by millions. Bush made a great many americans beleave that Saddam Hussen had WMD's long after the opposite has been definitivly proven. Clinton made the democrats beleave that the World Trade Organization with it's brutal economic imperialism was an agent of social justice. I do not doubt that bush, or the coming "Presinator" can make the rest of the nation believe we are a terrorist conspiracy worthy of bieng smitten by the forces of "good."
The broad cross section of people bieng drawn to this struggle are bieng drawn because they lack hope. We see the ideal of a socially just state and are drawn to it like moths to a flame. But will our desire to taste liberty get us burned? The democratic party crumbled under the might, and in some measure, burden of corperate facism in america. People are bitter. Actavists that months ago would call the cops if they saw us at a protest, are openly debating insurection.
You don't need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows...
Yet there are those among us that are calling for the change we need in a way that further polarizes, and devides us. I went to a protest the other day, to support it, and was shouted at and scolded by a man that claimed that non-violent tactics are the ONLY solution. I came home today eager to lend my voice to the call to secede. I saw that the person that had called next weeks meeting made a point of declairing "Not to worry, this won't be some bullshit PPRC meeting." We have a little different vision of how we can suceed.
Here it is:
Oregon/Cascadia is not alone in it's dread at what's happened to this country. If it acts like it is, efforts at independance will be crushed. If for the sheer sake that so much of this nation depends on the agriculture, and other economic goods and services of this state. This isn't doomsaying. Think about how many states get thier electricity from our dams.
Spread the liberty. Take this movement on the road. Use that "oregon bus" for a more usefull project! Spread the message of independance! Form a federation of Progressive states or counties! Then if (metephoricly speaking) cascadia's food producing counties were to become militarily occupied. There could be support from other freestates and we'd still be able to eat, live, and RESIST!
The polarization of the left is tearing us apart. We are in imminent need of the ability to defend ourselves yet chauvinist liberals preach absolute pacafism. We are in serious need of unifying the left yet chauvanist militants rehtoric is forcing us to be devided. We need unity.
The Democratic party is bieng marched to the firing squad before our eyes.
It won't be long before the next red scare comes for us. Carl Rove has declaired that the future will consist of Republicans, and moderate Republicans. The NeoCon GOP is activly working working twards a totalitarian one party state. The Democrats plagued by thier history of compromise with corperate facists have lost control. Their populist moral backbone has left. The greens and libriterians are not yet strong enough to challenge this push.
Is the unity we need a blind unity that will be filled by whatever isolationist qlique, or vanguard shoves it's way into this vacume in power? NO! Is the enviroment we're seeing really a vacume in Power? A vacume in leadership? (weather collective or democratic?) YES! All around us we see the groups and the parties and the issues scrambling for dominance, only more fervantly than usual, but will this get us what we desire? I don't think so. We need to find common ground, and build a common front of free counties. If even one county suceeds at seceding they will have to defend themselves. If more than one seceeds we will be forced to defend eachother. Every progressive must arm themselves. Not to seek out violence, but to protect thier family, thier home, and thier communities from it. The militants should be told to form or join community defense militia.
COMMON FRONT OF FREE COUNTIES NOW!
FIGHT THE DRAFT!
FREE YOUR TOWN!
TO SUCCEED WE MUST SECEDE!