Is this the century of secession?

by Jon Rappoport

June 20, 2018

Here is the political question of our time: Will it be one future for all, or many futures side by side? Read on.

—Any movement toward secession is a good thing, no matter how ill-conceived. It puts a different idea in minds: defect, decentralize, opt out, strive to become more self-sufficient. This idea can spawn many new strategies, over the long run.

For example, there is a lot of noise about California seceding from the Union.

One plan would split the state up into three parts. This is currently the strongest initiative, because those three parts wouldn’t actually secede; they would become new states.

However, Congress has to OK the formation of new states, and it will never do so.

All this interesting and fertile chaos obscures something else that is happening in California. The Mercury News reports (4/24/18):

“At least 14 Southern California cities and two counties have passed ordinances, and in some cases filed lawsuits, against the state’s controversial sanctuary laws that largely prohibit local and state authorities from cooperating with federal immigration officers [who want to deport illegal immigrants].”

“While the anti-sanctuary wave is rolling across some of California’s most Republican strongholds [Orange and San Diego counties], they aren’t an aftershock from the 2016 election: Democrat Hillary Clinton trounced Trump in Orange County by 8 percentage points and San Diego County by 20 percentage points [if you believe the legitimacy of the vote count].”

According to the Mercury News, here are the local entities that have rebelled against California sanctuary-immigration policy:

Orange County Board of Supervisors
San Diego County Board of Supervisors
Beaumont — Riverside County
Dana Point — Orange County
Ripon — San Joaquin County
Los Alamitos — Orange County
Laguna Niguel — Orange County
San Juan Capistrano — Orange County
Aliso Viejo — Orange County
Mission Viejo — Orange County
Yorba Linda — Orange County
Newport Beach — Orange County
Westminster — Orange County
Huntington Beach — Orange County
Orange — Orange, County
Fountain Valley — Orange County
Escondido –San Diego County

This is where the action is. This movement has legs. It could spread even further.

For example, suppose these rebelling communities get together? Suppose a few leaders have working imaginations? Who knows what they might come up with?

Suppose a few communities in CA decide they don’t like the state’s mandatory child-vaccine law, and they want to refuse its provisions?

One idea (even an unworkable one) gives birth to other ideas. A contagion begins. For example, people consider the original notion of limited government and a Constitutional Republic. Unconscionable government meddlers are seen as meddlers and criminals. A wave builds. People experience glimpses of freedom. They hunger for more. They feel something new stirring in their bones.

They contemplate the possibility that doom is not inevitable.

What would 1776 look like, and how might it play out, today, in a state (California) that once celebrated cutting-edge innovation, before an elite fungal infection rolled in?

The best estimate of the 13 colonies’ population in 1776 is 2.5 million. A federal Republic was designed for a small group, not 325 million people. Jefferson envisioned a ladder of independent Republics—from village to ward to county to state to federal—each emphasizing freedom of the individual, each hamstringing the power of government to the strictest degree possible.

He was not alone. The whole freedom movement of the time was conscious of the danger of unchecked government and corporate control.

It fell to state legislatures to limit corporations by chartering them to do business. If a corporation harmed the public good, the legislature could, without a trial, exile it from the state. This was in line with the prevailing concept (eventually overturned by corrupt judges and business monopolists) that a corporation was not a person, and did not have the rights of an individual.

Any effort in the direction of DECENTRALIZATION is a good thing. We are long overdue in that regard.

And as far Europe is concerned—the countries who birthed the idea of individual freedom after centuries of struggle—from whom the American Founders took their political innovations—the present European Union is a lurching monster—it is a direct contradiction to the profound concept of liberty. It should be repealed on every front and summarily dumped and left at the side of the road—a relic of fascism that once posed as a purveyor of the public good.

DECENTRALIZATION really becomes fascinating when you consider the formation of intentional communities based on political ideas of every stripe. The inhabitants themselves decide the principles that apply. Some version of share and care and equality for all? A Constitutional Republic? A monarchy? Experiments proliferate and stand and fall on their own. With the advance of technology, it’s possible to outfit a local community with its own power supply, its own digital platforms, etc., on behalf of increased self-sufficiency.

The octopoid reach of overweening central governments loses strength. New cultures evolve, side by side. Whatever shapes the political structures of communities take, the underlying effort is pro-independence.

That would be authentic secession.

The vector moves toward the individual and away from the collective.

On the education front, this is already happening, as parents, disgusted with the crime, drugs, social indoctrination, and political correctness in public brainwashing centers, are opting for home schooling.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the so-called Health Freedom movement has been expanding for many decades. It is based on the concept that every person has the right to manage his own health and seek out unconventional treatments. Despite government efforts to corral the population into Big Pharma medicine, citizens have broken out of that mold. In a big way.

Then there is “alternative news.” Untold numbers of decentralized outlets have bloomed across the world. Of course, they are labeled “fake news,” because the mainstream monopolists are terrified they are losing their grip on the minds of populations. In 2001, when I launched my site,, I was acutely aware of mainstream brainwashing in the arena of information. I defected from print journalism and went out on my own. Seventeen years later, I’m still here.

Decentralization on every front is occurring. It isn’t always pretty, and it isn’t always on target, but that’s what you get when you get freedom. Life pushes through worn ground and explores new possibilities.

It all comes back to the individual mind. Is that mind free and wide-ranging or is it programmed? When free minds cooperate, the choices are extensive, and success is possible in many directions.

DECENTRALIZATION IS ALL ABOUT IMAGINATION. That is the key. When individuals conceive the futures they want, by imagining and projecting them, doors and windows into the future open. Not one future for all—but many futures side by side.

One future for all is the totalitarian nightmare. The Globalist nightmare.

Cracking that monolith is the job of this century.

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

10 comments on “Is this the century of secession?

  1. Malfunction Junction says:

    Awesome article, you are a spot on as usual sir. Seriously enjoy all your writings John, “Fight The Good Fight” my friend, ~M.J

  2. Note: “The United States of America” Is a Confederacy. “The United States” Is a Federal Republic. –

    The United States of America is not a republic it is a Confederacy of States which have delegated some, but not all their sovereignty to the United States in Congress assembled under the Articles of Confederation of November 15, 1777. The name “United States” is used to describe territory ceded to and subject the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States of America. The name “United States” is derived from the name, “United States of America” for the proprietor of that territory. –
    By: Ed Rivera –

  3. Greg Weldon says:

    Jon my friend once you VOLUNTEERED to join the Social Security System you are bound by its provisions it being a hazardous contract. Signing up for Social Security changed everyone’s status with respect to the common law. Title XI-General Provisions Section 1101 (3) The term “person” means an individual, a trust or estate, a partnership, or a CORPORATION (The Social Security Act of 1935 (49 stat. 620) The corporation now has the rights of an individual. Some earth shattering events have to take place in order for this country to right the ship of state. Repeal the Fourteenth Amendment which made certain people wards of the federal government and destroyed state sovereignty. Scrub the Social Security Act. Repeal the Seventeenth Amendment and give the state governments back their voice in the Congress. Disavow the Federal Reserve System.

  4. NaturalWoman says:

    Jon, you’ve given me optimism with this article. I hadn’t heard the news about the many lawsuits against sanctuary cities. Thanks!

    The liberals in favor of unlimited “immigration” are hypocrites. They’d never allow anyone to invade their own homes expecting to be housed, fed, and supported at their own expense. Our nation is the collective home of our legal citizens.

    I know many people who were refugees from previous wars. They are acutely aware that being allowed in our country was a privilege and that they should in turn do everything they could to be a productive citizen and not a drain on the rest of us. In fact, in previous times, they could not come unless they had a means of support, often strangers who volunteered to find them housing and a job, sometimes through local churches.

    This makes charity personal. Much better than the theft used by government taxes to make the beneficiary beholder to corrupt politicians and bureaucrats.

  5. Reblogged this on Kensho Homestead and commented:
    Loving this! And caring very much, in meditation and action each day, for better land stewarding and far greater self/community reliance for all the world’s populations. We must be the change we want to see as individuals no matter how hard that is sometimes. And sometimes it is really hard. But leading by example is the key to release our ego-drive toward tyranny, which resides latently in us all. No masters above, no slaves below—can you even imagine it?! Do you ever try?

    Or, do you trust the establishment to make all your choices for you—from your body, to your mind, to your home, to your family, to your business?

    More on that soon, it’s been a hellish summer for me, but thanks once again to Jon Rappoport for his inspiring posts that keep me motivated when the going gets tough.

    “It all comes back to the individual mind. Is that mind free and wide-ranging or is it programmed? When free minds cooperate, the choices are extensive, and success is possible in many directions.

    DECENTRALIZATION IS ALL ABOUT IMAGINATION. That is the key. When individuals conceive the futures they want, by imagining and projecting them, doors and windows into the future open. Not one future for all—but many futures side by side.”

    Read on!

  6. Markku Nieminen says:

    Secession is just a new name for small kingdoms fighting with each other. Their size is in constant fluctuation.

    The time is new, the technics is new but the humans are the same.

  7. From Quebec says:


    And here is a good new:

    Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

  8. middleway says:

    You must first identify the parasite before you can accurately diagnose and cure our devolution disease:

  9. I thought this article was going to be about something interesting, Jon.

    If so, the secession had already happened, beginning under Bush and perhaps earlier, “steroids full-on” under “Mr change” (sic) Obama the United Nations is pretty close to “inheriting” the world now.

    Of course, “big bully” USA will always put her oar in “under guidance” of Israel, but wasn’t that the point of the October “revolution” (sic) 1917?


  10. JB says:

    The Constitution of the “Federal Republic” was nothing more than a “bait and switch” affair. It was sold to the populace under the name of Liberty and Safety, two mutually exclusive conditions. The reality is the Constitution was written with money control in mind, for its golden thread is woven throughout the fabric. This thought was uppermost in the minds of the Founders when Franklin wrote:

    “We began planning the Revolutionary War in order to issue our own money again.”


    “The Colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other matters, had it not been the poverty caused by the bad influence of the English bankers on the Parliament: which has caused in the Colonies hatred of England, and the Revolutionary War.”

    That bad influence of the English bankers came about directly from Franklin shooting his mouth off about how the economy of the Colonies was getting along fine through the issuance of land-backed paper money. It was Franklin who sold the fledgling states on the idea of paper money when he was 23, and Franklin who let the cat out of the bag while in England that precipitated the financial depression precipitating the war (45). And again it was Franklin (81) who told the Convention delegates:

    “If we do not hang together, we shall assuredly hang separately.”

    That hanging had far less to do with insurrection or rebellion against the crown than it had to do with their own insolvency and attempt to solve the problem by creating a National Congress with the power over money. Liberty was incidental to the Federalizing of the Confederacy. Regaining control over the money supply and resolving the huge debt problem was paramount and all of the Federalists feared losing their property including their shirts. What was it they said they pledged?

    Under the circumstances of such fraud behind the Constitution, secession is the only rational step to rectifying the mess that Franklin instigated (the Federal gov’t never paid off the French war debt, just like they never remunerated the working class who volunteered to defend their property and common welfare). In fact, there was an insurrection among the enlisted volunteers over the monetary and provisional inequities between the hired officers and volunteers which Washington put down by executing the leaders of the enlistees. This was how Washington handled all the insurrections under his leadership.

    Who wants to be a citizen of a form of government that perpetrates fraud, embezzlement, extortion, bribery, every form of plunder and murder conceivable?

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