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Citizen militia out on a limb
on March 10, 2013
This week, our unofficial favourite author here on Amazon, the overt peak oiler and somewhat more covert druid John Michael Greer, links to a secessionist website called "The Second Vermont Republic".
The group's mission statement includes the following goal: "A strategic alliance with other small, democratic, nonviolent, affluent, socially responsible, cooperative, egalitarian, sustainable, ecofriendly nations such as Austria, Finland, Sweden, and Switzerland which share a high degree of environmental integrity and a strong sense of community."
Much as a like Sweden (I mean, it really *is* the best nation in the world, isn't it?), I must say that the Vermont Citizen Militia is out on a limb here. Sustainable? Eco-friendly? A strong degree of community? Sweden????
Sweden is dependent on exports of lumber and ore, imports of oil, natural gas and (arguably) coffee, Swedes consume enormous quantities of candy and snacks every year, and we are all hooked on nuclear power and foreign loans. We also overfish the Baltic Sea like a bunch of kook cormorants going mustang, while blaming everything on the Russians. As for the strong sense of community, yeah, maybe around 1960. Today, swingers clubs are probably the closest thing average Swedes ever get to "community", if you know what I'm hintin' at.
But sure, it's good to know that at least one secessionist milita in the United States seem to be liberal... I take it a re-localized Vermont won't do anything funny about the Thirteenth Amendment, then?