Free Cascadia!

Isn’t liberals and white supremacists collaborating one of the signs of the apocalypse? Cover your heads:

In an unlikely marriage of desire to secede from the United States, two advocacy groups from opposite political traditions — New England and the South — are sitting down to talk.

Tired of foreign wars and what they consider right-wing courts, the Middlebury Institute wants liberal states like Vermont to be able to secede peacefully.

That sounds just fine to the League of the South, a conservative group that refuses to give up on Southern independence.

“We believe that an independent South, or Hawaii, Alaska, or Vermont would be better able to serve the interest of everybody, regardless of race or ethnicity,” said Michael Hill of Killen, Ala., president of the League of the South.

Separated by hundreds of miles and divergent political philosophies, the Middlebury Institute and the League of the South are hosting a two-day Secessionist Convention starting Wednesday in Chattanooga.

Deep in my heart of hearts, I suspect that the kulturkampf-caused gridlock in Federal politics will someday prove itself unresolvable, and “extreme devolution” will be the only answer.

That’s why I support the idea of Free Cascadia (or, the Republic of Cascadia, as these folks call it).   Stretching from Northern Cali to the Arctic, Cascadia encompasses all the lands of the United States and Canada west of the Cascade range.   We’ve been beholden to conservative interests in the rest of the country for too long, Cascadians!

[Yes, I’m joking, but only half.]

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