When all the major cities in your nation are burning and the police are under attack on the streets they are supposed to protect and the perpetrators are alleged citizens of your country then I guess you could call that civil war.
It’s a little hard to know because similar things have happened a number of times before and each time, we had some other name. Unrest, outrage, protest. And the actions of Antifa muddy the waters somewhat because they are anarchists and in a sense aren’t normal Americans (whatever that means today). But with whatever caveats and reservations attached, there are now two groups in this country that cannot be reconciled to each other. One group has allegiance to the American republic that existed before the 1960s and another one that wants to tear all that down.
The 2020 election will be a proxy for this clash. We’ll see if the center can hold. The danger is whether enough women will be cowed by the violence and capitulate. Women (and millennials) are easily frightened and also easily manipulated by the media. It plays on their emotions and elicits feelings of fear and guilt by confusing who is the victim and who is the perpetrator; what is reasonable and what is rash; what is justified and what is cruel.
I said the election is a proxy for the war but won’t end it either way. If President Trump wins, which I think he will, the other side will get even crazier. It’s hard to imagine how they’ll top this week but they will. At this point I don’t think there is any action that is out of the question from their side. And I mean that literally.
Now, if they win, I expect a combination of things. There will be a lot of that talk about reaching across the aisle and reaching consensus as a smokescreen for a barrage of executive orders to consolidate control of the population. This will involve first and second amendment curtailments.
So, either way the war will go on but I won’t pretend I don’t care who wins the election. Winning it is the chance to act openly and stick it to our enemies. Winning this election will finally win the Battle of the Supreme Court. And I see that as the only avenue to finally liberate our side from the unconstitutional restrictions on free association and all the other infringements that the social justice regime has inflicted on us over the last fifty years. Red States can write their own laws and an originalist Supreme Court can back their play and unchain the American people from virtual slavery.
Looking at the rioting and looting that has gone on in the last few days I think we may be looking at an inflection point. New York came back from bankruptcy and anarchy in the late 80s by facing down the ancestors of the people who ripped it apart this week. Back then they said to the criminals and losers that they wouldn’t allow lawlessness to destroy the life of the city. But I don’t think that’s going to happen again. The rich have coopted the neighborhoods that the middle class lived in. They’ve filled the city with hipsters and other idiot relations of the rich. Those people will fold like a cheap suit. They will grovel in front of the underclass that just burned their city down. But the major change now will be the nature of law enforcement in New York. The cops’ hands were tied after the Black Lives Matter travesty during the Obama administration and they backed off and let crime blossom. But that will be nothing compared to the new balance of power. First off there will be a move to replace white men with women and minorities in a wholesale fashion in the NYPD. And the new “more humane” laws will be a dream come true for criminals of all stripes. But it will turn the city into a nightmare for businessmen and honest citizens in general. I expect flight from New York to be a long term and possibly terminal event.
The rioting has done great damage to property and has demoralized the people living there. But the event is an object lesson for anyone who is unsure of what each side stands for. The Democrats will sacrifice the livelihood and even the lives of its citizens to appease a mob of irrational people who also happen to vote for them. Appeasement is their stock in trade. If you’d rather that the government protected and respected the honest hardworking people out there then you’ll have to join our side of the Civil War.