- An independence drive doesn’t need to achieve secession to have a positive effect on the government it is directed against. For example, British law enforcement didn’t even react to a Scottish legislator’s “off with their heads” comment directed against the royal family. NH legislator Al Baldasaro, by contrast, got a visit from the Secret Service when he made similar comments about Hillary Clinton. These statements were inappropriate, but the point is…London knows it has to tread carefully in Scotland because their independence movement is powerful. In this one instance at least, socialist Scots achieved more free speech than “libertarian” New Hampshirites.
- Having such a movement gets the idea on the table and into the media, increasing the amount of time press folk spend focused on grievances against the central govt.
- Independence drives tend to go from 0 to 100 very fast… there wasn’t even a known independence movement in Slovenia 3 years before independence.
- Speaking of Slovenia, it’s safest to be the first one out…ideally that means having the most active independence movement before an imperial type breakup goes mainstream. Look what happened in “first-out” Slovenia compared to Bosnia, the latter of which was the last or almost-last republic to leave. Estonia vs. Chechnya, Tunusia vs. Syria, etc. When NH seceded early last time, look how much better it fared than South Carolina. There was much less fighting here.
- Even a small movement is better than nothing, since that is enough to get the idea attacked, which in turn generates more publicity for it. It has allowed me to turn small pieces of news into independence news, i.e. when Jessica Love got accosted by the cops it became an attack on an NH exiter.
- It creates more national buzz about “those wingnuts in New Hampshire.” Again, this is useful, since it can create movers. Negative reactions tend to not matter…people in other parts of the empire don’t vote here anyway.
- While most activism is aimed at the branches of authoritarian rule, secession activity strikes the root of our problems. If the central government stopped ruling us or their rule here were to become nonaggressive as a result of caution…probably around 80 percent of the rules we now live under would cease to be a factor. This is based on the estimate that NH has about 30,000 pages of laws while the feds have over 200,000 pages of laws. And imagine not having to fund the Fed military industrial complex.
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