If you’re new to iState.TV, you might wonder exactly what does the title of this site mean? Well, let me tell you right now, because it relates to this next news item. iState. tv is about the iState, the state of one, the state of I.
Now, when I say the state of I, I am not referring just to myself, I am referring to 7 billion plus iStates, all waiting to declare their independence, all waiting to secede from the larger states around them.
In California, a dream deferred is now being revised. That dream is the State of Jefferson, which aims to separate parts of California from the urban centers that dominate the countryside with their politics, and seem to take more than they give from the people outside of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Diego.
But now, Jefferson has expanded, and the new state is to be called New California, which will include all of California, sans the little strip where the mega cities reside, freeing the rest of California from the nanny state politics of the cities.
Anything that moves us towards 7 billion states is a good move to me. So here’s to New California, may your secession be rapid and clean.
|Feature: Right wing forces more eager than ever to split US state of California|
In 1941, a small group of right wing forces carrying rifles stopped traffic in Northern California and told locals they were splintering off to become a new American state, yet World War II erupted months later, which stifled the movement.
Today, almost 80 years later, the movement has revived and is gaining ground rapidly. “The most recent attempts by right wing forces to divide California are much more ambitious than previous efforts,” said San Francisco businessman Glenn Nemhauser.
“With (American President Donald) Trump in office, they regarded themselves as invincible,” he said.
Last week’s announcement that “New California” will take about 90 percent of California’s 423,970 square kilometers and leave only a narrow strip of oceanfront land between Los Angeles and San Francisco was not well received in the giant Pacific Coast state.
California is considered America’s most liberal state, and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton defeated Trump here in 2016 by an 8.5 million to 4.4 million vote landslide.
In 2013, a similar movement sought to occupy a certain area of northern California counties as well as southern Oregon to complete efforts started by conservatives almost 80 years ago, calling for the creation of “The State of Jefferson.”
“It was a big surprise driving down the coast of Oregon and seeing the signs… It was like I had entered the Twilight Zone,” said Justin Blanke, a retired Coast Guard officer.
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