Secession: Is it the Answer? Essay

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I want to secede. Specifically, I want to secede from all of civilization, and more specifically, from the industrialized world. I want to create upon an unutilized portion of earth to create a safe place to live and grow. I want the freedom to create personal standards of living, to engage in a collective process, to create and use a physical space that is autonomous, and to create a new self-sustaining trade system. I want a community free from violence, laws, sanctions, oppression, imaginary and political borders, and the global market. It would be preferable to achieve this without threat of violence or use of violence, without exchange of money, and without written documents. Attempting to secede from the US, or any other part of…show more content…
Generally using physical boundaries such as mountains or bodies of waters, there are solid and dotted lines on the map denoting which piece of Earth belongs to different governments. These lines are almost always ignoring the indigenous peoples who ancestrally have occupied that area for a millennium and generally ignoring the current inhabitants in favor of the governments' say so. Placing ideological political borders and (usually) black lines on a map does not actually mean that there is any such border in existence. There is because people act as if. (Wouldn't it be a liberating experience to be a part of 6 billion people moving across political borders all at once?) Radically speaking, I do call for an immediate mass rotating migration of all populations. What would the authorities do? What could they do? I want freedom from abstract nonexistent borders. I do not want to create them by creating the unstate, the border will only be the community itself. The first purpose and priority would be to free ourselves from violence. Violence is more than commonplace in US society. A simple glance at the box office numbers will attest to that (www.the-numbers.com). Child abuse, sexual assaults, violent language, hate speech, threats, guns, UFC championship games, war, the military, hazing, bullying, imprisonment, domestic abuse, rape, car accidents, anger, verbal outbursts, laws perpetrating hate, racism, sexism,
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