free the bear: the california secessionist movement

I recently had the opportunity to have a discussion with Kyle Ellis, a co-founder of the California secessionist group Californians for Independence. Beyond the fact that I'm enjoying my eMail interview format - it saves me the trouble of transcribing recordings and creates a more co-operative discussion instead of an interrogation - the interview succeeded in uncovering some of the hints and allegations that have been percolating in my column. You can read parts 1 and 2 here:

Part 1
Part 2

The third and last part will post next Monday.

ASs it happens, I was mentioning the interview to my good buddy Bill Jaeger who mentioned a rather interesting event going on - but is it an event when nobody pays attention to it? Apparently, the Lakotah People who live in an area spanning Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, and the Dakotas, have unilaterally withdrawn from all treaties and agreements with the United States of America. Bill posted about it, reference links included, at the UTMC's forum.

It would seem that independence is on a lot of people's minds, something that reinforces my view that countries like the US are simply too big for their own good and unable to create a stable trans-identity without being oppressive. Maybe it's time the dust off Lysander Spooner's No Treason. It could make for a rather peppery column.

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