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#CalExit Is a Nationalist Movement

Posted by V the K at 6:29 pm - August 8, 2017.
Filed under: California politics

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.

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19 Comments

  1. if these people are serious about leaving the united states all they have to do is let the rest of the country have a vote on the issue.

    Comment by salg — August 8, 2017 @ 6:44 pm - August 8, 2017

  2. I would be in favor of giving California back to Mexico. But Mexico probably already has enough problems as it is.

    Comment by Tom — August 8, 2017 @ 6:53 pm - August 8, 2017

  3. Using Forbes as good a guesser as any, the national debt in April of 2015 stood at $72,051 per “taxpayer” and increasing at an annual rate of 7.16% per taxpayer.

    California taxpayers, therefore owe a boatload of money to the U.S. Treasury as their “exit” fee.

    They can pay up and then set about taxing themselves into prosperity for one and all.

    Comment by Heliotrope — August 8, 2017 @ 7:02 pm - August 8, 2017

  4. These are the same people who criticized the Electoral College as unnecessary because they (usually) think there is no distinction between the states, no value in the country crafted by the Founding Fathers. Yet they’re now seeing how wonderful & different California is compared to the rest of the dingy country?

    Oh yes, I would love to see their #Calexit move forward. Please, let it come to a vote. Please have a precious snowflake-state referendum. I would love to see it & would love the drama that would ensue. Got my fingers crossed on this.

    Comment by Hanover — August 8, 2017 @ 7:24 pm - August 8, 2017

  5. Yes, saig, the whole country needs to vote on this one. Like Tom, I favor giving California back to Mexico if we don’t need/want it anymore.

    Of course, it might make a good bargaining chip that our Negotiator-In-Chief could use to get Mexico to see things his way on paying for the wall. And it would let two groups of leftists get to know each other a whole lot better.

    Comment by Ken49 — August 8, 2017 @ 7:26 pm - August 8, 2017

  6. We’re gonna need a bigger wall.

    Comment by KCRob — August 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - August 8, 2017

  7. LOL – KCRob wins! 🙂

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — August 8, 2017 @ 9:15 pm - August 8, 2017

  8. As I have said in the past, those calexit people will find themselves stuck in a very small country, with tens of millions of lumpen proletariat who will demand a very abrupt redistribution of wealth. Good luck with that.

    Comment by Beaches — August 8, 2017 @ 10:09 pm - August 8, 2017

  9. Figures Google dictionary would emphasize superiority in nationalism. Check out webster’s.

    Superiority can be a secondary characteristic, but it isn’t a primary or necessary characteristic of nationalism.

    Comment by Christina — August 9, 2017 @ 12:02 am - August 9, 2017

  10. Let it go, let it go…

    Seriously, why would you want to stop them?

    Comment by perturbed — August 9, 2017 @ 12:05 am - August 9, 2017

  11. The Kommunifornian freestuffonomics cannot even figure out how it could be that a $2 billion accounting error slipped in their budget deficit projections.

    Do I need to mention in which direction, + or -, the small discrepancy happened?

    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/01/18/1-8-billion-error-adds-to-california-deficit-projection

    Wait. Stoopid me.

    That’s not like they even care about it for a micro second, anyway.

    Comment by Cyril — August 9, 2017 @ 12:48 am - August 9, 2017

  12. Please note that not everyone in California is in favor of this, nor do we desire a socialist state. These people are idiots and a minority in the state.

    Comment by TAD — August 9, 2017 @ 3:05 am - August 9, 2017

  13. “This is California. We’re not the United States.”

    I would ask this genius:

    1) why did your ideological friends keep demanding always more of federal tax payer money from the other 49 states, then?

    2) and why has it become practically unaffordable to rent (let alone, buy) unless you, either, make in the six figures times two to rent a studio in a mediocre suburb, or, you qualify for section 8 housing along with the rest of all the stolen free goodies?

    Comment by Cyril — August 9, 2017 @ 5:01 am - August 9, 2017

  14. I think it’s time for a resistance movement (a real one) to form in California. I suspect there are far more people there that don’t want what the “elite” and their minions are pushing on them than is currently obvious as is true in the rest of the nation. We’ve got to take back the wheel from the PC snakes or they are going to turn the whole United States into a snake pit of hissing, venomous vipers. A wall won’t keep out the poison within.

    Comment by Rex — August 9, 2017 @ 9:37 am - August 9, 2017

  15. Less than 2% of the population that is hostile to the COTUS and the Bill of Rights within the state of California deserves nothing but the most brutal bytcheslapping by the majority that adheres to the rule of law should they endeavor to secede. No land for criminal behavior; however, forced deportation is definitely in the cards for the 2%er marxists of communist and national socialist persuasion aka progressives/libertarians.

    Comment by rjligier — August 9, 2017 @ 10:58 am - August 9, 2017

  16. California taxpayers, therefore owe a boatload of money to the U.S. Treasury as their “exit” fee.

    Precisely why this stompy-foot effort is doomed to fail. The we’re-too-good-for-you brats who are promoting this fail to realize that The Golden State needs the approval of Congress to do a Calexit and there is no way the majority of 48 senators would vote for such a measure without the assurances of payment of their rightful share of the nation’s credit card bill. But fantasizing is fun so let them pursue their (newly-legal) pipe dream with a few rich peoples’ money. Perhaps it will distract those who would otherwise be trying to make wherever mountain lions and other predators roam sanctuary cities for animals (at the inevitable expense of other humans).

    Comment by RSG — August 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - August 9, 2017

  17. I would be in favor of the left coast seceding, from Canada to Mexico. The states currently there might have to be split (longitudinally) to prevent the tyranny of the left to the lets nuts parts of the states.

    I’ll be happy to write that to my Congresscritters. (Just before I ask them to pass a Constitutional Amendment to repeal the 17th Amendment.)

    Comment by TheQuietMan — August 9, 2017 @ 5:09 pm - August 9, 2017

  18. I reiterate what TAD said; not all Californians are leftist loons who support this. I’m not worried, though. CalExit will never, never happen for the simple reason that the Democrat party wouldn’t allow it. Lose California’s electoral votes and they’d never see another Democrat president in the White House. Ever.

    Comment by Draybee — August 9, 2017 @ 5:42 pm - August 9, 2017

  19. @18

    lol, yeah, indeed, that, too — to begin with!

    Comment by Cyril — August 9, 2017 @ 6:32 pm - August 9, 2017

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