- According to a column for NBC from author Casey Michel, there is a growing movement by hardcore supporters of Donald Trump in various deeply red states to secede from the United States due to anger at the ex-president’s loss to now-PresidentJoe Biden.
- “Just like so much of Trumpian America, secession in places like Texas is rooted in a combination of nativism, xenophobia and white racial grievance,” the column states.
- The report states that the Facebook page contains, “fantasies of forcing Democrats to leave the state, seizing their property and forcing them to ‘convert’ (to what is unclear). Just like the Confederates before them, this modern secessionist ethos is rooted at least in large part in maintaining white supremacy and authoritarian governance, regardless of the costs.”
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