As Southern nationalists, we are not beholden to the American Empire. While we are indeed currently occupied by it, we understand that 1) its demise is sure and 2) its demise is imminent. And the world will be a better place for it.
Since the end of World War Two, the American Empire has presided over a uni-polar world. We are aware of the Cold War and the military power of the USSR; however, at no time during the period from 1945 until the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 was the real world hegemony of the US seriously challenged.
But the American Empire has run its course. It was indeed a military and economic colossus at one time, particularly in the two decades between the end of World War Two and the beginning of US involvement in Vietnam. But the Enlightenment ideas on which America was founded contained within them the seeds of their own destruction. Democratic capitalism is a beast that devours itself simply because the foundational liberal ideology leads to the growth of the all-pervasive nanny state and the triumph of pure materialism. At the end of the process, it is hard to delineate state capitalism from socialism, and that’s where the American Empire stands at present. There, and up to its neck in foreign wars and other conflicts.
The world will be better off without the American Empire. For us Southern nationalists, it will mean our freedom from an alien and oppressive regime here on our own continent. A free and independent Southern nation would be a threat to no other peaceful states that wished only to cooperate in mutually-beneficial endeavors. We would have no designs on being a world-wide “superpower.”
For historic Europe it will mean the demise of the EU and NATO and all other political, economic, and military manifestation of projected American power. The nations of Europe will be able to re-assume their rightful places on a continent run for their own interests, and not America’s. And Europe will be stronger for it.
For East Asia, it will mean that a natural balance can once again emerge between China, Japan, and a rising India.
For the war-torn Middle East, it will mean a natural disintegration of the unnatural Western-imposed state boundaries that have ignored long-standing tribal divisions and have led to a state of constant turmoil. And Israel will simply have to fend for itself on the Palestinian lands it has claimed by being Imperial America’s lone democratic “ally” in the region.
For the world’s economy, it will mean the end of the institutions that came out of the ill-fated Bretton Woods conference in 1944, most notably the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Also, New York City will cease to be the world’s financial center and the US dollar will cease to be the world’s reserve currency. Wall Street will be just another market.
While the elites who have run the American Empire for their own power, wealth, and position will fight tooth and nail to prevent its demise, for the rest of us that demise will be a blessing. America, or the non-Southern rump of it, can once again assume a place in the world as a member of a community of cooperating nations instead of as a domineering “superpower.”
If we Southern nationalists can hasten this change for the better by pulling the Southern States out of Washington DC’s political orbit, then so much the better. We are uniquely positioned to help the process along. We think it’s the least we can do for the rest of the world and for our own progeny.