Brexit! Is a “Vexit” Next?

Publisher’s note: In the wake of the U.K.’s “Brexit” vote, we are receiving queries from all over the world – is a “Vexit” – Vermont nonviolently seceding from the United States of Empire – next? Good question. We have the… Continue Reading

Vermont’s Howard Dean Hints At Secession and a 2nd Vermont Republic

We passed on a copy of our Most Likely To Secede book to Democratic Party stalwart, 2004 presidential candidate, and DP super-delegate Howard Dean one year ago, when he visited Burlington’s University of Vermont to spend a day with the… Continue Reading

Why Zombie? Part Two: Where Do Zombies Come From?

The Vampire Economy, by Tim O'Brien. Design by Brielle King.

Unlike other horror film themes which induce the audience to fear for the ‘innocents’ being killed through wanton violence by, say, a serial killer, the zombie genre, along with the vampire and werewolf genres, are more complex. When attacked by a zombie, a vampire or a werewolf, the victim is not only a victim but, after a period of gestation, also becomes a victimizer. In this sense, each of these monsters are all excellent metaphors to explain the plight of people who believe they live in a fundamentally, irreversibly corrupt or, to use a Judeo-Christian term, “Fallen” world – especially during the nihilistic epoch of Neoliberal global capitalism. Continue Reading

Plan B: #FeelTheBern in the 2nd Vermont Republic

Bernie Sanders will not become president of the United States. But he could still become president of Vermont if the Green Mountain State secedes. It’s not such a far-fetched notion. Vermont was an independent republic from 1777 to 1791, and… Continue Reading

Bern’ing Up “Socialism” – One Vermonter Weighs In From Down Under

This whole Bernie thing has got people debating about what socialism is. Is it New Deal liberalism? Scandinavian welfare statism? State communism? Or what? Let me simplify it for you. Socialism is basically anything run by or paid for by… Continue Reading