I know people are desperate right now and I don’t want to be overly chiding of our commenters. But the discussion in this post about California secession is beyond useless. This is a horrible idea by blue staters who don’t want to face up to the real work of saving the United States from fascism. Any secession by California or anyone else would be a complete and unmitigated disaster for any number of reasons, including the fact that it would lead to a civil war and that even if successful, would lead to tens of millions of people stuck in a right-wing extremist nation. It’s the latest version of “we should have let the South secede,” which, you know, would have left millions of people in slavery. There will never be a good argument for blue state secession. It’s a counterproductive fantasy. Let’s focus on the real work at hand and quit fantasizing. This is your nation. Do what you need to do to make it work.