The leaders of California’s secession movement (I wish them great success) by the way would deny that they are motivated by nationalism (because that’s a dirty word to the left), but when you look up the word “nationalism” and put the sentiments expressed by the California secessionists in that context; it’s pretty clear that they are pursuing a form of nationalism even while claiming it’s one of the things they’re against.
nationalism noun na·tion·al·ism ˈnash-nə-ˌli-zəm, ˈna-shə-nə-ˌli-zəm
patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts; an extreme form of this, especially marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries.
advocacy of political independence for a particular country.
Is the CalExit Movement for political independence fueled by feelings of superiority over the rest of the United States. OMG, yes. A quick read through the CalExit website affirms that. The other states are stupid and wrong about everything, so California needs to separate itself.
Also, look to the words of the movement’s leader himself.
Calexit leader Shankar Singam appeared on Tuesday’s broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight to promote the secession of California from the union. Singam said California doesn’t have much in common with the rest of the country. He declared, “This is California. We’re not the United States.”
What the California secessionists want is a rejection of the political pluralism of the United States into an ideologically rigid, social-democrat political state where dissenting opinion is as welcome as it is at Google.