Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
In the same week that Steven Spielberg's biopic movie "Lincoln" premiered in theaters, reminding us all how Abraham Lincoln preserved the Union, the so-called Tea Party "Patriots" (sic) are petitioning the White House to secede from the United Sates, an act of sedition and insurrection, because their candidate did not win the presidency.
There are now counter-petitions to the White House to just kick the Birthers-Birchers-Secessionists out already and be done with them. The Rise Of The Anti-Secession Petitions.
But where are all the Birthers-Birchers-Secessionists of the Tea Party to go? There may be a solution. It is the Libertarian concept of "seasteading" - creating self-ruling floating cities or ocean-based colonies. Seasteading: Cities on the ocean | The Economist:
Peter Thiel, one of the founders of PayPal, dreams of setting sail once more to found colonies of like-minded souls. By now, however, all the land on Earth has been claimed by the governments they seek to escape. So, they conclude, they must build new cities on the high seas, known as seasteads.
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With financing from Mr. Thiel and others, a think-tank called the Seasteading Institute (TSI) has been sponsoring studies on possible plans for ocean-based structures and on the legal and financial questions they raise. And although true seasteads may still be a distant dream, the seasteading movement is producing some novel ideas for ocean-based businesses that could act as stepping stones towards their ultimate goal.
It would be a post-GOPocalypse Waterworld for teabaggers. Be careful what you wish for -- you just might get it.