If Corona-chan has taught us anything, it's that our ruling class is woefully incapable of handling a crisis. While the current pandemic probably won't crash the whole system, our elites show no signs of having learned from their failure.

To be an elite now is to be trapped in a no-win situation. You've been bred and indoctrinated for generations to have only one tool: open borders marketism. Not only is that tool useless at solving emergent crises, it actually causes or exacerbates them. That means you're caught in a death spiral of successive disasters that progressively worsen until your subjects get fed up and kick you out, or you botch a crisis so bad it takes everyone down.

In light of this situation, dissident political discussions inevitably turn to pondering what will bring down the teetering world order and what will replace it. Some form of balkanization brought on by state or regional secession is a favorite contender among American dissidents.

Signs are appearing that those predicting secession may be right that the United States are headed for a breakup. Where they might be wrong is that political dissolution may not happen state-by-state, but at the local level.

The Lefty mayors who turned their metropolitan Death Cult strongholds into havens for illegal aliens and reefer addicts showed that federal law could be flouted without consequences. Ditto the Virginia gun sanctuary counties.

Chicago machine boss Rahm Emanuel famously warned against letting a crisis go to waste. One of his fellow Cult hierarchs--Champaign, IL Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen--is taking advantage of Corona-chan to establish herself as an iron-handed French Aristocrat.
The mayor of Champaign, Illinois has declared a town emergency over the Wuhan coronavirus that includes a potential ban on the sale of firearms and ammunition. 
According to a local report from WAND 17, Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen has issued an executive order that would give her office "extraordinary powers." She has issued the order despite the town and surrounding area not having a single case of the disease. 
Now, Champaign is a college town that hosts the U of I, so you can bet that Feinen's Millennial coed constituents are cheering her on. Nevertheless, the city government took sufficient heat from the internet to issue an obfuscating denial.
This statement is in response to several false claims circulating online. To be clear, there is currently no firearm ban and no intent to seize property or close businesses.
Here's a handy tip for translating Death Cult cant into English. Whenever a pol says, "To be clear," that tells you he's about to spray squid ink.

From the text of the actual order:
(6) Order the discontinuance of selling, distributing, dispensing or giving away of explosives or explosive agents, firearms or ammunition of any character whatsoever;
(7) Order the control, restriction and regulation within the City by rationing, issuing quotas, fixing or freezing prices, allocating the use, sale or distribution of food, fuel, clothing and other commodities, materials, goods or services or the necessities of life;
(8) (a) Order City employees or agents, on behalf of the City, to take possession of any real or personal property of any person, or to acquire full title or such lesser interest as may be necessary to deal with a disaster or emergency, and to take possession of and for a limited time, occupy and use any real estate to accomplish alleviation of the disaster, or the effects thereof;
Remember, Champaign had no coronavirus cases when Feinen signed this EO. These aren't reasonable measures meant to protect the populace. They're part of a power grab by ivory tower elites who fear the hicks they rule over storming city hall.

In effect, these orders make Mayor Feinen a warlord. Replace her pantsuit with a chain mail dress, and she'd be right at home farming bullets and hoarding the Precious Juice.

Medievals reacted to past plagues by walling off their cities and self-segregating from the outside world. We may be seeing the start of a 21st century version of that. The future may not be Bosnia or the Confederacy, but the Italian city-states.

It's no longer crazy to posit that, within the next decade, metropolises like New York, Chicago, and LA might be de facto city-states under the rule of local warlords who strictly regulate ingress and egress. Enforcement of federal law there may range from selective, to spotty, to nonexistent.

Whatever the future holds, now is the perfect time to #DigTheMoat.

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  1. New York, LA, and Chicago moats. #ShovelReady

    Civilian Conservation Corps 2.0 needs men!

    1. I'll meet you on the shore of Lake Michigan with two shovels and a picnic lunch.

  2. Can we just build a wall around New York and declare it a prison now that Kurt Russell's too old to help anyone trapped inside?

    1. "Snake Plissken? I heard you were dead!"

      "I wish I was."

  3. In effect, these orders make Mayor Feinen a warlord. Replace her pantsuit with a chain mail dress, and she'd be right at home farming bullets and hoarding the Precious Juice.

    Edelgard von Hresvelg says hi.

  4. She's not SMRT enough to come up with this on her own. Some man told her what to do. He needed a woman to sell the "for muh children" narrative.

    Seriously, the bell curve for women is clustered around 85-115. She's too dumb to realize that without guns everywhere, she's at the mercy of every creep in town.

    1. I disagree. You act like this is all that hard to think up.

  5. Ivan Throne had the same thought. I'm subscribed to his newsletter, so that's how I saw his take. He's arguing that Feudalism is inevitable, and I don't think he's wrong.

    1. Bradford

      I hope nor but must prepare to oppose this neofeudalisn.
      Since it'll be the death cult's lethal parody with its sense of les faibles obligent (the weak oblige aka die for their inferior status)


    2. The big banks and Big Tech already engage in a form of techno-feudalism, if you think about it.

      Instead of the king granting fiefs, the Feds farm out control over certain sectors of the economy.

    3. I think health care and the insurance industry fit this pattern as well. It isn't technofeudalism, but it does concern resource access. It's not quite hydraulic despotism, unless you're on the wrong end of a coverage or billing dispute, but it's close.

    4. I’d take Neo-feudalism over what is likely to occur, techno-corporate plantation slavery.