I’m not sure if you’re aware of the difference between “protest” and “rebellion”, especially given that South Carolina was the first state to secede, having done so four months before the attack on Fort Sumter.

You see, at that time, the people of South Carolina *believed* they were no longer part of the United States of America.

On the other hand, while I’m sure you could find examples of individuals who claim that they are no longer part of America (like, say, the “sovereign citizens” who seem to always hold to right-wing libertarian political philosophy), nearly all protesters simply want America to abide by the values we claim to hold, like equal justice before the law…something Black Americans have generally never had.

So once the tens of thousands of protesters have collectively seceded from America, having as a monolithic organized group rejected their American citizenship, then sure, I’ll do what you ask. Until then, please familiarize yourself with the difference between rebellion and protest.

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Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.

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