In the last decade of the 20th century, as the Soviet Empire disintegrated, so, too, did that prison house of nations, the USSR.
Out of the decomposing carcass came Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Moldova, all in Europe; Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Caucasus; and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in Central Asia.
The spirit of secession, the desire of peoples to sever ties to nations to which they have belonged for generations, sometimes for centuries, and to seek out their own kind, is a spreading phenomenon.
What are the forces pulling nations apart? Ethnicity, culture, history and language – but now also economics. And separatist and secessionist movements are cropping up here in the United States.So Buchanan sees this as part of an emergent global trend which is interesting.
I don't know if I agree with that in the west as we at the same time see popular opinion still very high for countries to remain or even perhaps join the Eurosystem.
Buchanan also brings in 'economics' to the list of things that are fomenting this 'separation' type movement which I don't think I've seen before.
Buchanan sums up the situation thus:
If America does not get its fiscal house in order, and another Great Recession hits or our elites dragoon us into another imperial war, we will likely hear more of such talk.So in Buchanan's view, the goal of "getting our fiscal house in order" is tantamount to avoiding an unjust war and can be seen as justifying secession.
This is revealing in that it shows how important the issue of "the debt" and "the deficit" is to these out of control, anti-authority, lawless, barbarian, column 11 of the periodic table of the elements metal-loving, and not the least stupid libertarians.
Libertarians in opposition to the Executive who right now are threatening to keep the government "shut down" and are even rationalizing a potential chaos inducing default by the U.S. Treasury as part of the intra-government negotiation of the fiscal issue.
While those libertarians with the Executive are at a loss to effectively counter this tactic because if the intra-governmental roles were reversed, we would simply be witnessing a reciprocal event as the libertarian forces with the current Executive believe "we are out of money" also.
This is all a deranged internal libertarian civil war we are witnessing, which I hope ends soon.
This is ironic that these libertarian moron's stand in intransigence to a continuing fiscal policy that automatically allows our non-government savings to simply adjust in a "FREE!" response to the government sector's spending and taxation policy.
But of course they are all too stupid to understand this mathematical feature of the current USD system.
At this point the best outcome still looks like it will lead to approximately a 6% reduction in total spending due to cuts in discretionary government spending with still indeterminable reductions in non-discretionary spending.
We have no choice at this time other than to just let this libertarian nightmare continue and see how it plays out.