Malcolm Pollack discusses the Calexit variation of the Secessionist Gambit. He is an uncommonly good writer. My favorite sentence in the piece in question:
California, after all, is the mothership of Leftism in America: of radical environmentalism, open borders, sexual libertinism, and entropic postmodernism regarding every natural category.
We need to explore modes of political divorce shy of secession. But the only one I can think of is a return to federalism. That might not be enough to ease tensions.
If the current Cold Civil War turns hot, the Left will lose: we have the guns. But the resort to arms is not a form of political cleansing any rational and morally decent patriot could wish for.
United we stand; divided we fall. To which the reply will be: we are already too divided to stand united; better to seek peace through separation.
My specialty is questions, not answers.