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Texit facts ‘n’ figures

Also via WRSA: Could the Republic of Texas stand alone, on its own, as an independent nation? Martin Armstrong crunches the numbers.

The severity of the migrant crisis may be new to those who do not live on a bordering state. Yet Texas has been grappling with this issue for years, resulting in countless calls for a secession from the United States or “Texit.” How would Texas manage as an independent nation?

Size and Population
Texas would be the 39th largest nation by land mass. Texas encompasses 268,596 sq. miles, roughly the size of France, and is larger than many developed nations including the United Kingdom. Texas had an estimated population of 30,503,301 as of July 2023, making it the second-most populous state in the United States after California. Texas would be the 50st most populous country in the world.

Economy
Texas has the second-largest economy in the United States behind California. In 2023, the Texas economy exhibited a mix of trends. While the state’s economic growth slowed in Q4, with job growth falling sharply in October and business activity contracting slightly in November, the real GDP for Texas grew at an annual rate of 4.9% in Q2, outpacing the U.S. growth rate of 2.1%. Its real GDP stood at $2.5 trillion in Q3 of 2023. Therefore, Texas is the world’s 8th largest economy.

For context, Russia’s economy was valued at $1.862 trillion in nominal terms and $5.056 trillion in PPP. Texas has a larger economy than Australia, Spain, Italy, and Mexico, to name a few.

Pretty encouraging so far; from there, Armstrong takes a likewise-brief look at military power and infrastructure, to arrive at this conclusion.

Texas could survive as an independent nation. Naturally, the United States would fight tooth and nail to preserve its second-largest economy. Based on the data, Texas has the resources to be an independent nation if permitted to operate independently.

WELL, then. We’re all rooting for ya out here, cowboy.

Update! “Soft” secession? Not a fucking chance.

In this year’s public blog two-part extravaganza I went over my predictions for 2024 (here and here). In them I brought up the idea that ‘soft secession’ would make it’s way into the public conversation in both the US and Canada. It wasn’t really a tough call to make but it was something that needed to be discussed in the public sphere.

We saw the beginnings of this last year with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith declaring she would not be collecting carbon taxes to send to Ottawa to fund Chrystia Freeland’s dreams of destroying the country.

Smith is in the news again with her pledge to further defy Ottawa by announcing Alberta would be looking to double oil and gas production. She did so at an event with Tucker Carlson in Edmonton. I’m not sure how Smith is going to go about this, since I do not explicitly understand the legal limits she can defy Ottawa on this.

But this is a big deal. Smith isn’t the only one here. Saskatchewan’s Scott Moe is following her lead on carbon taxes. This is a classic example of why we don’t need a majority of attack dogs to take on Davos and the rest of the globalists.

Not everyone is a leader, like Smith clearly is. Some are simply followers. They only make their move when someone else sticks their neck out first to find out whether it’ll get chopped off.

Many, including myself, admire Russian President Vladimir Putin for this exact reason. Donald Trump, in many ways, owes his popularity to this effect as well. It doesn’t matter if they make mistakes, are imperfect, or even fail to achieve ‘flawless victory.’ What matters is that they go first and lead on behalf of the people they are supposed to represent.

Back in 2019 Tucker Carlson made this exact point in one of his most important opening monologues…

By doing so they inspire others to take their first steps and what starts as a disgruntled handful of people bitching about the government around a campfire turns into a mass movement against tyranny.

This is exactly how the American Revolution started, in the pubs and meeting halls. It was the businessmen turned into smugglers and the farmers turned into sharecroppers that eventually put a critical mass of them into the same room hatching a plan to overthrow an absentee landlord of a king.

We’re seeing this all across the West. And if I have to give credit where credit is more than due then that credit goes to the ‘Gilet Jaunes’ or Yellow Vests of France. Remember them?

While they left the headlines quickly, because of the embarrassment, they never really went away. France has been in a state of rolling protests against the Macron government since then.

Emphasis either Durden’s or Luongo’s, not mine—except for the italicized ‘graphs, which basically make the exact same point I was attempting to in my various posts on the Texas brouhaha these past several days, albeit worded differently.

I like the piece generally, although I still maintain that anybody thinking Amerika v2.0’s tyrannous government will just sit blithely, idly back and allow any “soft” secession to take place without immediate resort to swift and blinding violence is fucking dreaming. Didn’t happen the first time around in 1860, ain’t gonna happen today, tomorrow, next week, next year, or, y’know, ever. Not without war —and, as the greatest cavalry officer of all time told us, war means fighting, and fighting means killing.

FACT: America That Was is gone, finito, dead as coffin nails, and cannot be brought back. Dear as she surely was to those of us who were fortunate enough to have grown up here in better days, it cannot be “restored” or “repaired” or “refreshed” or “rejuvenated”; things have gone much too far for that, I’m afraid. It can only be replaced, and that’s flat. And even that is chancy at best, with no guarantees as to what it might be replaced with.

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2 thoughts on “Texit facts ‘n’ figures

  1. Its being replaced by those bringing in all the turds from all the shitholes of the world, im glad Im old,

  2. Replace it with a government under the original Constitution – the Articles of Confederation. Which the Wall Street speculators and bankers of that time, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay chief amongst them, conspired to replace with their Federalist Constitution, which created a centralized and consolidated government. That Constitution, which created a “one size fits all” government is the root cause of our present troubles, just as it was the cause of the Civil War in 1861. An attempt was made to amend the Supremacy Clause by the Antifederalist Tenth Amendment, but this has simply been ignored by the latter-day Federalists, now known as the Uniparty. One size does not fit all, urban policy doesn’t work in rural areas – it didn’t back then, and it doesn’t now. Country people are different from city people, and a wise government would realize this… So instead of breaking the country apart, we could simply abide by the principles laid out in the Tenth Amendment. That’s what you replace it with. That, and getting rid of the unelected Fourth Branch of government, created by neither Constitution, new or old. Check this out, this was all predicted long ago: https://thefederalistpapers.org/antifederalist-paper-9/

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