you know, people have made fun of contemporary secessionists. but secession in itself is never the wrong idea. now, i think that if you live in blue america, with your delicate sensibilities, latte, and metrosexuality, you might seriously entertain seceding from the reds. remember, radical abolitionists were as much in favor of separating the country as were the slavers. each nation can continue to divide from there until we're down to the secession of each consciousness from itself. that's my prediction for 2013!