Update: Just saw another article telling us to win the culture.The one place conservatives currently have power in is state government. Therefore it makes more sense to use that power to secede and then use state power to forcibly exclude culture that undermines moral culture.
The idea of taking over culture gradually, without using that power, would take at least a generation if it ever works at all. By that time, the kind of people you think of when you say “American” will be a tiny minority of this continent.
The marketplace of ideas is broken. And most of the electorate are not persuadable. On the contrary the only tradition they know are the 3rd world disorder of their home countries. Conservative schools will be illegal under the Woke regime.
Curtis Yarvin’s excellent substack deserves your reading. He’s widely praised for his insight into why Western civilization is going wrong, and for his ideas on a new regime to replace it. He’s widely criticized for lacking faith that there is a way to avoid waiting a generation for a better regime to emerge. Perhaps he is a blue-stater who wants to see blue states experience this better regime.
Secession avoids several obstacles identified by Yarvin that could block the Right from creating a better regime in this generation.
First of all, right-wing sovereignty over any portion of the US is more easily achieved than right-wing sovereignty over the entire US, so it is more likely to happen within the next few years. Taking over the whole US is not in the cards in the next few years, even if there is another economic Great Depression, because the ruling class prevents the right wing from organizing. Only the Left is allowed to have and keep major militias (Antifa) and other institutions of power such as major social media, education, academia, corporate media, the US military, etc.
Socialism has afflicted many countries, but their sufferings haven’t stopped the Left from maintaining control there, because Leftists continued to pass control of institutions to other Leftists. Revolution from the Right (Ceasarism) can’t be taken for granted in this generation, at least not across all 50 states. What’s the point of conquering and policing blue states anyway? Do we need to conquer Canada and Mexico? The benefits are not worth the costs.
Secondly, secession is the way to acquire control of institutions. A red state that secedes can use state power, and create state laws, to give control of institutions to the right wing, because a seceded state would no longer answer to federal judges. Secession is much easier than a long march through the institutions. The Left wing is extremely alert to attempts of the right wing to infiltrate their institutions of power. Secession is the only way to protect new right-wing institutions from being destroyed by the US ruling class. A seceded state can use government power to resist any penalties coming from the blue states.
Thirdly, secession is one of the only ways for the right wing to assert itself in a defensive, rather than offensive way. In US culture, defensive action has the moral high ground. Any federal attempts to deny self-determination and freedom to a state will be perceived as offense. Secession can be preceded by a secession referendum – a democratic process to obtain legitimacy by consent of The People.
Admittedly, much attention needs to be given to electing secessionist governors, legislators, and state judges, which requires a robust state political organization. A single volunteer can easily make a significant impact on state politics because most volunteers are focused on federal politics. But it’s hard to attract the conservative movement’s attention to state politics until steps are taken to make state politics matter again. The best way to make state politics matter again is to start moving power back from DC to state capitols, since all decisions are made in DC currently. This can be accomplished by the willingness of state governmental officials to nullify unconstitutional federal edicts, mandates, and court decisions. Until a state government is willing to ignore a federal judge, the right wing cannot make a breakthrough.
Secession can be achieved in the near term, before red state citizens are thoroughly indoctrinated by the Left, and before their population is swelled by millions more immigrants who vote. It can be achieved while the Right still has strong majorities in some states: 2.6 Trump voters per Biden voter in Wyoming, 2 Trump voters per Biden voter in Idaho, 1.7 in Alabama, and 1.12 in Texas, to choose relevant examples.
A poll by Bright Line/YouGov shows that a majority of Southern Republicans are in favor of secession, and that’s the party that dominates many Southern states. Including all residents of any party, we estimate that secession has majority support already in Texas and Oklahoma. Their secession referendums would be enough to force the issue into the consciousness of the publics of other states.
Red-state secession turns the clock back to 1980’s America, when winning an election required a political coalition to care about normal Americans. But having experienced the 2020’s in the Union, red states have been radicalized now. They are ready to change the system of government to prevent the Leftward drift of politics in their state. “Never again!” will be the justification for using state power to block Leftist tactics of civilizational decay. The vitality and ideas of red-state America have not been realized in our generation merely because they’ve been held back by federal judges and other national institutions that are held by the Left.