Posted under Sovereignty and Secession
For state’s and communities on the Gulf Coast, the twin swords of Damocles are hanging over them. On the one hand you have a large multi-national oil company incapable of either following its own safety procedures or telling the truth about the extend of the oil spill. On the other hand, you have a federal government ensnaring efforts of local officials and ordinary citizens from taking steps to protect their coastlines from this disaster. The Gulf coast is getting it from both ends, big government and big business.
But don’t take our word for it. Go ask James Carville.
Secession is a conditions often caused when citizens feel the powers that be from far away places no longer either pay heed to their voices or concerns or feel powerless against those who wish to despoil their land and their waters. No doubt Louisiana governor Bibby Jindahl is doing all he can in this crisis but as governor in these United States he’s dwarfed by the twin swords with limited power.
I’d say, if the League of the South needed a better reason to call for Southern independence or at least a broad decentralization, I can’t think of one right now.