Texas Fold 'Em?
Nothing Ever Happens, Until it Happens
Our subculture can be more negative than an amish aids clinic, and many of us are convinced that this latest escalation on the border won’t go anywhere. But happenings do happen, after all. We did have a global pandemic that killed millions, … but it was an order of magnitude less severe than Spanish Flu. We did have an armored land war in Europe, … but it fizzled into a frozen conflict that’s not expanding into a broader escalation. We did have a war in the Middle East, … but nobody except some Houthi pirates had any appetite for expanding the conflict.
My point is that happenings happen, but the scope is often more limited than some expect. With Texas, there are the superficial makings of a constitutional crisis that could escalate into a secessionist conflict of some sort. It won’t. We have not reached a degree of political polarization and alienation from the federal government to embolden a state to take it all the way, … yet.
It is moving in that direction, rapidly and inexorably. Within the next couple decades, as the boomer demographic bubble pops, there will be a series of cascade failures in the American government, each reinforced by the prior one, which will culminate in either a dramatic weakening or outright dissolution of the United States as we know it.
The Senate will become proportional, the electoral college will be abolished, the Supreme Court will be packed and stacked, major amnesties will be passed, and more. The Constitution was designed with a series of levees to temporarily hold off radical change, strongly favoring rural (white) voters and historical (white) precedent over urban and brown citizens. But they’re mere levees, and they will break.
This nullification crisis in Texas is a great dress rehearsal for what that will look like, with our tyrannical federal government leveraging its superior military and logistical might to actively punish White Americans in any number of ways. With this one, Biden may well blink, given the upcoming election. Abbott may well blink. It doesn’t really matter who blinks, as long as we’re normalizing an oppositional posture towards the federal state that rather recently only existed in Michigan militia compounds.
Not only does this crisis delegitimize the federal government, but the immigration crisis also delegitimizes paperwork citizenship in ways that will matter a great deal moving forward. Unlike with previous radical right wing challenges to the basic legitimacy of the federal government, this one enjoys kosher respectability, on account of the growing rift between the two increasingly hostile halves of the organized Jewish community.
Ben Shapiro himself is at the border right now. The man who for decades favored mass immigration and downplayed illegal immigration is now riding out in front. Milquetoast Republican governors across America are signing up to send their own guard troops in solidarity with Texas.
My first engagement with politics was on the illegal immigration issue back in the early to mid 2000s, before some of you were born. At the time, it was taboo to oppose illegal immigration. It was implicitly racist, even on the right. Opponents spent more time defending themselves against the charge of racism than they spent opposing. Talk of asserting state’s rights to nullify the federal government would have one pegged as a likely fed and disinvited from the next meetup.
But you can’t force a false timeline on these things, and the American right isn’t ready to take this as far as they would need to in order to actually gain control of our border. The zionist intelligence community that controls our federal government regards the inflow of tens of millions of illegal immigrants as existentially necessary to both drive down wage inflation (they blame this for the economic crisis) and continue transforming the electorate.
The feds hold all the cards here, and even if they do temporarily fold to avoid taking general election damage, they’ll do so in a targeted and temporary manner, redirecting the caravans to states that aren’t resisting the invasion and ripping down the wires shortly after the election (regardless of who wins). All of this will be documented, though, and will help further radicalize conservatives in ways that will eventually pay dividends.
The thing about political change is that when an elite has hegemonic control, their power is soft, implicit, unspoken. This is where we were when I started. As their position weakens, and it’s weakening, their power is necessarily more hard, explicit, and direct. Superficially, this can feel like a worsening of our position when it’s anything but. Race, identity, and national sovereignty are shaping up to be the defining issues in the upcoming general election, and we must continue our struggle with the long view in mind.