Some months ago (Ok, a year & a half ago…) I excerpted a column I read on a coming Civil War in America. “Civil War 2.0” as it were. I entitled the post “File Under: Not Crazy” because I kept seeing pieces on it bubbling up from rational corners of the internet. (No, that’s not a contradiction in terms. Certain corners of the internet are far more rational than any random 10 minutes on CNN and you know it.)
Well, here’s another piece, from my digital travels, from my one of my very favorite websites, American Thinker.
Enjoy. ~~ Annie
UPDATE #2 Friday, June 12, 2020: Well, well well. What do we have here…
The Coming Schism
On June 16, 1858, 162 years ago next week, President Lincoln gave his famous “A House Divided” speech after his Republican nomination for the Senate.
We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated, with the avowed object, and confident promise, of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached, and passed. A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Lincoln was of course correct in his prediction of a coming crisis, and 162 years later, we may be in the same situation.
…Today… (the) gulf between the left and right… is (also) impossible to imagine bridging.
Take the protests and rioting that have gripped the nation for two weeks. We witnessed a small but very influential group of people who were sympathizing, condoning, and even in some cases encouraging the complete mayhem and chaos on our streets. How can we compromise or have a debate with such thinking? When it comes to criminals vandalizing property, looting, committing arson, and assaulting and murdering innocent civilians, there is nothing to compromise or debate over.
The word “influential” above is very important. These are not just random everyday citizens offering radical opinions. These are politicians on the national stage, Hollywood celebrities, and media figures. In other words, they are the people who create bills and policies, and decide what will be on TV, in the movie theaters and newspapers, and on nearly all of the most popular websites. …
This is the same party that celebrates the murder of the unborn, that believes every country on Earth besides the United States can have borders, and now that the police are unnecessary and should be abolished.
How do we bridge these divides? These are non-negotiable issues. Men cannot become women. A fetus is not a tumor-like clump of cells, it is a human being. A country requires borders for cohesion and security. A civilized society needs law enforcement to keep from slipping into anarchy (the entire world recently received a lesson in this, or at least, most of the world.)
It seems we have come to the point where the left and right are living in completely separate realities. …
In order to have a united country, everyone has to be united around something. What do we have in common? …
In Lincoln’s day, there were obvious divides in the country. But Americans then, no matter their opinions on slavery, still had a sense of shared values, and what it meant to be an American. (Annie’s emphasis.) … This is a concept that is utterly foreign to (the) America(n Left) today, and whether that means we split apart violently or amicably, our house is being torn down before our eyes. We cannot stay inside.
UPDATE #1 Friday, March 1, 2019: Well, well well. What do we have here…
Is a Second Civil War Coming?
The Left’s reach is broad. Leftists have been able to take over schools and indoctrinate our young people. They have taken over nearly all the news and entertainment media. The conservative side, conversely, has lost in these areas because it never fights back with the ruthlessness of the Left.
Lawlessness is now reaching across the United States, which the news almost totally ignores. The same networks that spent two years with wall-to-wall coverage to push the Russia collusion hoax are now refusing to report the documented attempt to remove our duly elected president by means of a Deep State silent coup.
This is not crazy.
I’ve recommended American Thinker to you on more than one occasion and here’s another example why. The writing is cogent, thoughtful, not hysterical. Yes, the idea of another Civil War in America may sound hysterical on its face but a cool, clinical look at the facts & forces operating on the ground will lead you to at least consider the possibility – if not the probability.
It’s not crazy.
I am not willing to concede probability – yet – but…
You can read the entire article here.