Thursday, November 04, 2004

Earth to Moby...

Jonah Goldberg over at The Corner posted the following quotation from Moby:
... can someone remind me why secession is not an option at this point? i mean let's be realistic, we live in a divided country. can't we have the breakaway republics of 'north-east-istan' and 'pacific-stan'? wouldn't the red states be happier without us?"
Taken from (I won't link to them b/c who wants to sit through their stupid ads?)
The first thing that pops into my head is that Moby need not worry about seceding because he already lives in a different world than the rest of us. But, I will point out that he might never have heard of the Civil War (or for the losers, the War of Northern Aggression). The net-net for those of you who read some sanitized version in which Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and the South seceded (which happened in opposite order listed here) is that if you try to secede from the US, the Federal Government will send the Army for you.
Heh, if I thought that the Army had another Sherman, I'd be actively trying to help "[P]acific-stan" (that shift+ letter seems to be too difficult for Moby) secede. Just for him, I'm posting a link to Sherman's famous "War is Hell" letter. The one quote from it all Dems should read and take to heart:
You have heretofore read public sentiment in your newspapers, that live by falsehood and excitement; and the quicker you seek for truth in other quarters, the better.