Author Archives: Terry A. Hurlbut

Texit, rewilding, and casus belli

Flag of Texas - or Texit

At last report, Dan Miller of the Texas Nationalist Movement is planning an April 8th “Capitol Day” rally in Austin. He has a serious problem. Though the Texit Bill (HR 1359) is in the House State Affairs Committee, they have not scheduled a hearing. This looks uncomfortably like “chubbing,” and Mr. Miller very much suspects that it is. So he wants his followers to come to the Capitol to demand action on that bill. It must pass so that Texans will have a vote on whether to stay in the Union. And “President” Joe Biden just gave Texans good cause to secede, something closely akin to casus belli.

Rewilding – a dangerous strategy for social control

Lindbergh State Park, where rewilding might have gotten its first mention from Lindbergh himself.

Rewilding – restoring land and especially riverbanks and coastlines to status quo ante human settlement – might seem like science fiction. But in fact the concept has caught the fancy of the environmental and globalist left. Furthermore, test cases abound – and the concept even found its way into a vaunted “infrastructure bill” now under debate. As such it is the true Trojan Horse – for rewilding makes human totalitarian control all the easier.

Texit – if the vote were the other way

Flag of Texas - or Texit

Yesterday, Mr. Dan Miller, head of the Texas Nationalist Movement, posed an interesting question. Suppose, he asked, Texas were an independent nation-state today. (Never mind how. Suppose it were.) Now suppose that, instead of a Texit Bill, a Tex-Enter bill were now before the Legislature. How, then, would you vote, and urge your Legislators to vote? Would you vote to join? Or stay out?

Texas, power, and bad money

Flag of Texas - or Texit

Recall that CNAV, shortly after the Texas Deep Freeze, offered this opinion on why Texas had such a problem. Specifically, Texas lost much of its power generating capacity, and many Texans lost their lives. Now Dan Miller, head of the Texas Nationalist Movement, offers a better explanation than he did before, on why Texas had a power problem. He identifies subsidies for “renewable” power, which distorted the market, reduced coal and gas generating capacity, and left Texas more vulnerable than it otherwise would have been.

Election fraud or split tickets – what’s the difference?

We're trying to rig an election here! Did they commit election fraud?

As every adult American should know by now, two diametrically opposing narratives compete in the trial of fact, in the jury of public opinion, concerning the Presidential Election of 2020. (And the Senate runoffs in Georgia.) One narrative says that an unconstitutional compact of six or seven State Secretaries of State colluded in election fraud. To be more specific, they allowed election fraud to continue without meaningful challenge. The other narrative says that about five million Republicans “put country before party” and voted for Biden instead of Trump. According to this narrative, they either split their ticket or cast no votes down-ticket. As CNAV has noted here, certain “fake conservatives” insist on the second option. (Sadly, some even avow that they split their own ticket, just to spite Trump.) CNAV will now analyze the two narratives, what evidence supports each, and what each predicts.

Texit – two opposing voices

Flag of Texas - or Texit

Last week your editor described two important bills now pending in the Texas Legislature that relate to Texit. They include the Texas Independence Referendum Act and the Texas Border Security Enhancement Fund Act. Both have reached the Texas State House Committee on State Affairs. In the meantime, two prominent opposing voices have emerged, one in the Texas House, the other in the Texas Senate. The arguments they make, and their quality (or lack thereof), illustrate the obstacles that voices for Texas independence face.

Texit – two bills to watch

Flag of Texas - or Texit

Texit – the concept of Texas independence – has spawned at least one bill and can benefit from another. The Texas House Committee on State Affairs has both. Advocates for Texas independence seem to want to concentrate on one. But they dare not neglect the other.

Texit legislative and practical situation

Chess - a centuries-old war game

Since Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg, Texas) introduced his Texit Bill (HB 1359), an explosion of activity has taken place. The Texas Deep Freeze put the desirability of, and readiness of Texas for, independence in stark relief. But after that, Governor Greg Abbot (R-Texas) sent the Texas Rangers and National Guard to guard breaches in the Texas portion of the U.S.-Mexican border wall. This after Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-Canton, Texas) introduced HB 2862 to authorize permanent border-security funding—and finish the wall. Herewith a discussion of how ready Texas is for independence, and what Texans have to do to get it.

Texit – a real life update

The Rio Grande between Texas and Mexico might be the site of a dispute paving the way for Texit.

Texit – a movement for Texas to reclaim the independence it surrendered in 1845 – again looks more likely than before. Recent actions by the Governor and two Texas State House members make that clear. While those actions do not necessarily reflect on Texit, they show a clear sentiment for action. What begins with “If the federal government won’t do it, we will” can move swiftly to “Who needs them?”

Pope Francis makes it up as he goes

Pope Francis in Brazil

No one should rely on Pope Francis for anything. Bad enough that he essentially promotes the myth that Jesus was a Socialist.1 Now he actually says the Earth might suffer a second Global Flood. But half of his warning contradicts the other half.