Across Divides — Great and Small
I’m heading East for a short while. Here are a few potetial North American break-away regions I will be passing through.
It looks like I’m going to be on the road very soon.
Due to circumstances outside of my control, it appears that I have to take a trip out East to deal with some family issues. I’m going to try to keep writing and posting new articles every day, though. I may even have the opportunity to use this trip to talk to some more folks about various sovereignty aspirations across the U.S.
My journey will take me through the home of a few of the larger imagined and real communities on my list:
Cascadia: Seeing s how I live here, the Cascadia bioregion is my inevitable starting point. Before I get too far East, I’ll have to contact a few Cascadia movement enthusiasts. I’ve got a few on my list of folks I need to contact for an interview. So, now is as good a time as any to hit them up.
The American Redoubt: In the post-January-6th political environment, there is no greater example of liberal-coastal America’s worst fears than this budding Christian-Nationalist separatist enclave in the Northern U.S. Rockies and adjacent plains region. Hanging out with Christian-Nationalist Trump supporters armed to the gills in preparation for global cataclysm doesn’t sound like a good time to many people. But it might be fun, who knows?
Deseret/Mormon Country: With a large and very organized community, quasi-secretly stocked to the gills with preparations to endure the end times, the Mormons have always fascinated and terrified me. So naturally, I will have to make my best effort to make some contacts on my way through this region. Unfortunately, I am a little in the dark on this one. My familiarity with the LDS church and its extended communities is mainly by way of the stories I’ve heard from ex-Mormons. So, I’ve got some work to do on this one.
The Republic of Lakotah: Proposed by the late Native sovereignty activist Russel Means, this enclave — stretching across five states — seems more aspirational than real. Nevertheless, I’m curious how indigenous sovereignty activists are adapting to recent assimilationist rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court. I have mixed feelings on this one but am intrigued, at least.
I’m in the middle of trying to juggle many pieces of the next few weeks, but ambitiously, I’m looking to break into the opportunity right in front of me. I hope to have much to share with you very soon.
Originally published at https://davidnwaeze.substack.com on July 16, 2022.