End of update.
Well, maybe. As I noted in my previous post here:
Y'all remember all of the hullabaloo over the discussion of secession by Texans a few years ago? Sure you do. The Fake Civil War Historians in the blogosphere got their panties all knotted up, calling the Texans "extremists, neo-Confederates", blah, blah, blah. It was the perfect opportunity for the Fake Historians to advance their preferred narrative about Southerners.Now, National Review says something very similar:
But you've not heard a peep out of them over what is apparently a much more serious threat of secession by the citizens of California. Gee, I wonder why? Could it be that it's because these Fake Historians share the same ideology as their soul-mates in California? Could it be because Californians aren't part of the South?
Liberals used to hate secession, the notion that states could leave the Union as they did before the Civil War because they didn’t agree with the policies of the federal government. But with Donald Trump’s election, many California liberals suddenly have warm words for a budding ballot initiative that has just begun collecting signatures in order to place secession, or “Calexit,” on the ballot. At the height of the tea-party movement, Texas governor Rick Perry merely hinted at the thought that Texas might react to President Obama’s executive overreach by reclaiming its one-time status as an independent republic. He was denounced as something akin to a traitor; critics lamented that he wanted to return Texas to the era of sharecroppers or Jim Crow.Note, too, that NR is tying the California effort to the Jim Crow South:
Some of their rhetoric resembles that of the “massive resistance” movement in the 1950s South, which vowed to fight federal intrusion into the right of states to run their own discriminatory elections, segregate public schools, and ignore federal law enforcement.I wonder how it feels to have the tables so effectively turned on you? Note, again, that the Fake History Civil War bloggers remain silent about California's Jeff Davis Fever.
Grab some popcorn, this should be good.