By now, you’ve probably heard about the protests and conflict in Charlottesville, Virginia. Without rehashing all of the details, it’s relevant to know that many people view it as a conflict between Caucasians / political conservatives and non-Caucasians / political liberals. Whether these lines of demarcation are accurate, people on both sides of that conflict are using these perspectives to justify the agendas which they were already pushing.
As an example of these agendas, the head of a group called the League of the South, Michael Hill, posted on their Facebook group last month (July 2017) about their vision for a separate country based upon their view of Southern heritage and “white Christian” viewpoints. Jay Reeves of the Associated Press wrote about Hill’s post,
[The Facebook post] began, “Fight or die white man” and went on to say Southern nationalists seek “nothing less than the complete reconquest and restoration of our patrimony – the whole, entire South.”
“And that means the South will once again be in name and in actuality White Man’s Land. A place where we and our progeny can enjoy Christian liberty and the fruits of our own labor, unhindered by parasitical ‘out groups,'” said Hill’s message, posted on the group’s Facebook page a day after a rally in support of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The group’s website says it is “waging a war to win the minds and hearts of the Southern people[.]”
But, it’s not just Southern nationalists and white supremacists who want to secede from the Union. Left leaning groups, some environmentalist, some concerned about racial equality, some just hating specific candidates, have started calling for the secession of California from the Union since the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency. Reeves continues,
A group that wants California to secede from the United States is based mainly on liberals wanting to exit the United States because of President Donald Trump’s election. They are collecting signatures to place a secession ballot initiative on the 2018 ballot.
The initiative would form a commission to recommend avenues for California to pursue its independence and delete part of the state constitution that says it’s an inseparable part of the United States. The “Calexit” initiative also would instruct the governor and congressional delegation to negotiate more autonomy for California.
The question that concerns us here isn’t whether either side on any of these questions is correct. Our question is how serious and how violent these different groups are willing or even intend to be. If any of these groups get violent enough and large enough in numbers, we could conceivably see a divided United States, and we know what happened the last time this occurred: large numbers of Americans died.
So, with this in mind, you have another reason to prepare and to be self-sufficient because disaster could happen at any time and may even be caused by your fellow man.