Politico reports that delusional Texas secessionists are getting some traction in Putin’s ever increasingly crazed Russia. Apparently, Putin’s Thugocracy is dedicated to fueling secessionist movements across the globe in the hopes of legitimizing their theft of Crimea and attempted theft of the Eastern Ukraine. Of course this only adds fuel to fire of the lunatic fringe here in the Lone Star State.
Nathan Smith, who styles himself the “foreign minister” for the Texas Nationalist Movement, appeared last Spring at a far-right confab in St. Petersburg, Russia. Despite roaming around in his cowboy hat, Smith managed to keep a low-key presence at the conference, which was dominated by fascists and neo-Nazis railing against Western decadence. But at least one Russian newspaper, Vzglyad caught up with the American, noted that TNM is “hardly a marginal group,”and quoted Smith liberally on the excellent prospects for a partial breakup of the United States. Smith declared that the Texas National Movement has 250,000 supporters—including all the Texans currently serving in the U.S. Army—and they all “identify themselves first and foremost as Texans” but are being forced to remain Americans. The United States, he added, “is not a democracy, but a dictatorship.”
It may not be treason, but it sure is stupid. Please right-wing nut jobs, show your true colors – jump in bed with Putin. Jump in now.