The Old Confederacy stood for free market fundamentalism, property rights fundamentalism, or what today we might call extreme neoliberalism. The US Civil War was fought over the issue of whether property rights fundamentalism should be the core guiding principle of governance. The Confederacy fought for property rights supremacy; in an important sense (though not purely), the Northern States fought for human rights supremacy. It appears that the Old Confederacy has won the US Civil War, in the long run. It appears today that property rights fundamentalism is the core guiding principle of US federal governance, and governance of nearly all nations in the world. Human rights are rapidly being eroded everywhere.
Perhaps it is indeed time for US states, and nations and states around the world, to join together in a fundamental reassertion of human rights; a reassertion of humanity over property; and a renewed, worker-powered assertion of majority rights to control the production and distribution of essential goods and services. Perhaps it is time for the Peoples of Earth to unite in favor of economic democracy and the end of capitalism, the end of predatory corporations, the end of ruling classes. If the USA is dissolved for the sake of human rights, biosphere rights, and ecological-economic democracy, this would be a great accomplishment. In that case, a birth notice would be more appropriate than an obituary.