Secession movement in New York
The "one-size-fits-all" ideology of the past two centuries left nothing but death and misery in its wake. With the collapse of the Soviet Union in the last years of the 20th century, that era died. Like new shoots of life emerging after a forest fire, local autonomy movements are springing up everywhere - even in places you'd least expect them. Now New York is on the verge of splitting along cultural and political lines:
When Frank Sinatra sang “New York, New York,” he may have been on to something. A movement is afoot to split New York into two regions — upstate and downstate — to acknowledge the gaping philosophical differences and improve representation. “I’ve lived in New York all my life, and upstate and downstate have two different philosophies of life,” said John Bergener, an Albany County resident and organizer of the two New Yorks effort. “And it seems like they’re always in conflict.” Campaigns for “secession” or a 51st state have been on the rise since the 2012 presidential election — see California, Colorado and Maryland ...It should be a real hoot to see the so-called champions of "democracy" pitch fits about how this popular movement should be defeated, including the use of brute force. Time for the popcorn!