Secession, Nullification, and the Ingredients for Civil War

Introduction by The Editor:
This is a delicate subject, but one that must be addressed by more than whispers or grumbles from both ends of the political spectrum.  It is becoming apparent that the United States is hopelessly divided:  There is an insurmountable chasm between conservatives and so-called progressives.  For years, this has been called a Culture War.  Conservatives have a set of values and Liberals have another, and the two are irreconcilable.  The people of the nominally United States are already hopelessly divided.

Unfortunately, the last time secession was tried, it ended in a slaughter called the Civil War.  A 21st-century secession can only be justified if it can be done in peace.  A lot of people would want to relocate in the aftermath.  If a Second Civil War erupts even without secession, the results will be heartbreaking; however, this would result in two (or more) countries enjoying the style of government they really want.  One would live in small-government freedom and self-reliance, and the other would be a welfare state like Greece or Venezuela.

If secession can be permitted peacefully, and (for example) California, Oregon and Washington go their own way, we might all benefit.  The chances of this happening are near zero, because the federal government fully depends two sets of residents:  The taxpayers and the perpetually dependent.  No matter how evenly balanced those two constituencies may be in the departing state(s), the federal government would lose leverage and cash flow.

Personally, I'd like to live in a country with tight borders, strong national defense, and lots of individual liberty.  A country in which free-market capitalism regulates more than the government, so the citizens aren't required to buy a 1.6-gallon toilet or a specific kind of government-approved laundry soap.  A country where you can still buy a gas-guzzling Oldsmobile if you'd rather not drive a Korean clown car (with no spare tire).  A country that doesn't spend taxpayers' money on multi-million-dollar sports stadiums and arenas that most of us will never use.  A country in which life is harsh for those who didn't pay attention in school and can't live without a cell phone.  A country in which English is the official language and foreign-language broadcasting is illegal.  It won't be easy; in fact it may never happen.  It may be too late already.

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The Coming Civil War (United States), Cool Maps, and Uncomfortable Truths.  Don't know a great way to put this, but we're (in the United States, and in Europe, though my read there is much murkier) heading towards civil war.  In Europe, civil war means dissolution of the EU and (likely) expulsion of large numbers of immigrants.  But I'm not European, so I won't go too far speculating about them.  I'm not sure if it will be a decade off or longer, but I put the arrival of this war as soon as 2024, and as late as 2032.  Not really any longer than that.  What would stop it is a prolonged, total war that would challenge the very existence of the United States.

Jeff Daniels Calls for Political 'War:' 'This Is Not a Time To Be Nice' to Trump Voters.  While journalists constantly blame President Trump for dividing Americans, the Democrat-controlled media and Hollywood seem to be the ones truly motivated to make Americans hate each other.  Far-left actor Jeff Daniels didn't even try to hide this fact while on The View Friday [9/25/2020], as he rallied Democrats to stop "being nice" to the right because they're at "war."

The War of All Men Against All Men.  [Scroll down]  If civil war ever again afflicts our great country, it would look like the Spanish Civil War, but far more vicious and with far greater consequences for the world.  Those who are rampaging in our streets today, in some cases unhindered either by the law or by our elected officials, and perhaps even encouraged by some of those officials, are the precursors of that war, and we are letting them get away with it.  In the last 100 years, communists and fascists have sought and often gained power through the same means being employed today — street fights, calls to defund the police, and attacks on history and culture.  We are allowing Marxists and anarchists to bring fire and mayhem to our cities, and no one ever explains why these vandals suffer so few repercussions for their pillaging and destruction.

Civilization Requires Collective Common Sense.  Without common sense in government, civilization cannot continue.  After the summer protests and rioting in many large cities, activists demanded a defunding, or at least radical pullbacks, of the police.  So-called crime experts often concurred.  So some city governments ignored public warnings and diminished their police presence despite a sharp rise in crime in many cities.  Looting and arson were often ignored.  If you call 911 in a large American city, there is no guarantee that anyone will answer promptly and send out police to aid the endangered.  So gun sales have soared.  Some people who never before owned weapons, or even opposed the use of firearms, are now terrified to remain unarmed.  Self-protection often outweighs abstract ideology.  According to a recent Gallup poll, most black Americans favor maintaining or increasing police presence.  Often, city officials who support cutting back on law enforcement still expect their own homes and property to be constantly policed.  The same is often true of activist elites who live far from the inner city.

Portland Protesters Threaten to Burn Down Home for Displaying an American Flag.  Protesters in Portland, many of whom have taken their activism to residential areas of the city, threatened to burn down a home for displaying an American flag.  The city has experienced well over 100 days of protests, and in that time demonstrators have moved into residential areas of Portland.  Terrance Moses, a black veteran who runs a nonprofit in Portland, said he observed protesters marching in the streets of his neighborhood.  However, the demonstration took a turn after activists noticed an American flag displayed on one of the homes.

America [is] in peril if RBG's SCOTUS seat is not filled before the election.  It is long past time to punish Democrat violence rather than reward it.  Americans have a long tradition of settling our internal disputes with ballots, not bullets.  Most Americans abhor the thought of another hot Civil War.  Unfortunately, the American left in 2016 went from a noble political opposition to an Intifada.  The "resistance," borrowed straight from Yasir Arafat, means seizing power by any means necessary.  Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton led to a wave of leftist violence against conservatives.  Congressman Steve Scalise was shot.  Senator Rand Paul was beaten by a neighbor, collapsing his lung.  North Carolina GOP headquarters were firebombed.  The Duval County, Florida GOP tent was rammed into by a vehicle.  Other Republicans including Sarah Huckabee Sanders were chased out of restaurants.  Congresswoman Maxine Waters encouraged her supporters to get in the faces of political opponents.

The Battle of November 3rd Is Coming.  [Scroll down]  Whether Trump wins or loses, these people are going to have a shock in store when they wake up on November 4.  A civil war now stares us in the face.  You don't have to be a kook to see it coming anymore.  I expect that, on Election Day, Trump will win by a healthy margin.  Most ordinary working people, always the real majority, are unfazed by Trump's language and have a natural aversion to looting, arson, and public beatings.  We've noticed.  We get it.  We have gotten tired of being made to cower before a pandemic that is heavy on economic and social destruction but rather light on actual fatalities.  I am far less certain that an electoral victory will settle the matter.  The Democrats have already said, in no uncertain terms, that they aren't going to accept defeat.  The prospect of mail-in voting worries me a little, but the grumbling of the political generals in the Pentagon worries me a lot.

The left threatens death, destruction and fire if President Trump dares nominate a replacement for RBG on SCOTUS.  The news of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing has driven much of the left bonkers.  They know that President Trump may nominate a constitutionalist replacement and rather than a robust opposition, are vowing death and destruction in response: [...] It's strange stuff, given that they no longer believe in debate, persuasion, or even congressional maneuvers — they just want to menace, burn, and kill, which is the sort of thing totalitarian mobs in nasty third world hellholes do, if not National Socialists in action.  And they speak of it as if they haven't already been to that well once, burning and looting to demonstrate their supposed calls for what they claim to be racial justice, frequently targeting small black-owned buisnesses in inner cities to make their mendacious claims.  Basically, it's full blown civil war they want and like overconfident Confederates, they may be surprised how quickly they get it.  Unlike the Confederates, they lack courage, so it could be over quickly.

The Biden Hoax.  Wavering voters need to wrap their minds around this fact:  President Trump isn't squaring off against Joe Biden.  He's battling the cabal that Biden is fronting.  If through some perversion, some warping of sensibilities — or epic fraud — Biden is elected president, it isn't just Kamala Harris who becomes de facto president.  It's the entire depraved enterprise that comprises the Democratic Party and the left.  Harris may well be the General Secretary in a "Harris Administration," but you can bet that she'd have a Politburo to answer to.  If Democrats steal the election, then for years ahead, a spiderweb of lies, fraud, and venality will stretch across America.  America will be run by some amalgam of Sacramento, Portland, and Chicago — or, in other words, some combo of Big Brother, lawlessness, and corruption.  The country may not free itself for decades.  Or the nation could break apart.

Silicon Valley and Team Biden Collude to Rig 2020 Election.  If there is any doubt Big Tech oligarchs are colluding with Team Biden to influence the outcome of the 2020 election, none other than two-time losing presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave the game away this week.  "We can have democracy — or we can have social networks that allow the spread of weaponized disinformation about our elections," Clinton tweeted on September 16, "But we can't have both.  Facebook, Twitter, and Google can and must act before the damage is done."  The Democratic Party and NeverTrump Republicans — backed by a handful of anti-Trump billionaires — are preparing what fairly can be described as a post-election civil war to make sure Joe Biden takes the White House no matter what.

The Atlantic says Democrats will not be able to concede in November.  On Sunday [9/13/2020], The Atlantic ran an article that suggests that if President Trump wins in November, Democrats will not be able to concede the election.  The article was written by Shadi Hamid, where he outlines an entire list of grievances in which the left would not accept a Biden loss.  Such an event, Hamid says, is the worst-case scenario.  The author indicates that Biden losing the election would undermine democracy.  He says that Democrats would not accept losing the electoral college vote as they did in 2016.  He said that they did not accept the results then and would not accept it now.  He continued saying that the violence and extremism that the left has been financing and promoting would continue.  He continued with the same left-wing radical lie that President Trump is to blame and that all of it would go away if Biden were to be elected.  I am sure it would, as would every freedom that we all enjoy every day.

Stop recklessly delegitimizing the 2020 election result in advance.  A massive effort is underway to delegitimize the result of the presidential election.  It's not the Russians or the Chinese doing it, but U.S. politicians, and even the candidates themselves.  It would once have seemed edgy or over-the-top for the Nation magazine to ask on its cover whether President Trump is planning a military coup d'etat if he loses.  Now, this is just par for the course.  Old hat, in fact.  Democratic officeholders are campaigning to make people think that the vote will not be fair, that the count will be corrupted, and that the other side will not accept defeat.  This is a recipe for disaster, even civil unrest.

Democratic Derangement:  Party 'Games' A Possible Coup If Trump Wins In November.  [T]here's every sign now that the Democrats, in a panic over candidate Joe Biden's lackluster basement campaign and growing evidence that he is suffering age-related mental impairment, will refuse to acknowledge President Donald Trump for a second term, even if he wins clearly.  The last time we had a party really refuse to accept the results of an election was in 1860.  Then, Democrats in southern states threatened to secede if Abraham Lincoln, candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party, won.  He did, and southern states began seceding before he even took office.  We fought a civil war.  Today, we might be edging toward another.

Stop the Coup.  [Scroll down]  As Anton and even Kilgore observe, Hillary Clinton and company have already put Biden and Harris on notice — along with the rest of us — that the Democrat ticket must refuse to concede, no matter how lopsided the loss.  Is this report from the Daily Beast wrong?  "Inside the coalition, there is dispute over whether Biden should even concede if he wins the popular vote but loses the Electoral College....  The Transition Integrity Project noted that there would be immense pressure on Biden to fight it out."  You get that?  Even if Trump wins the Electoral College and therefore the presidency, like every other President in American history, the Left is preparing to — to what, exactly?  As TIP co-founder Rosa Brooks wrote in the Washington Post, "with the exception of the 'big Biden win' scenario, each of our exercises reached the brink of catastrophe, with massive disinformation campaigns, violence in the streets and a constitutional impasse" — almost as if the party of chaos is the one whose powerful ideologues run the media, the mobs, and the deep state.

Weather Underground Terrorist Bill Ayers Suggests the Civil War Has Already Begun.  As violent and destructive antifa and Black Lives Matter riots continue to ravage American cities like Portland and Kenosha, a self-described communist who plotted to blow up the U.S. Capitol in the 1970s suggested that America's second Civil War has already started. [...] Ayers was suggesting that the antifa and Black Lives Matter riots in Portland, Kenosha, Seattle, Chicago, and other cities may be a prelude to a much larger conflict, a full-blown civil war.  Others on the Left have suggested something similar.  The Portland antifa ally suspected of shooting a Trump supporter said a civil war was "right around the corner." Former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta war-gamed the 2020 election and suggested that Joe Biden may cry foul if he loses, starting off a chain reaction resulting in secession and a civil war.  Far-left groups recently came together to prepare for a civil war.

Vote in person and in large numbers to stop Democrat cheating.  With Democrat threats to further undermine the presidential election process, the best thing average patriotic Americans can do to combat this is to vote in person.  We need to have overwhelming numbers of Americans in line to fill out their ballots on Election Day.  Crowds of Trump-supporters are the only force that can surpass the Democrats' plans to cheat through mail-in voting.  And guess what:  our numbers will also be a show of protest against these internal enemies of America.  Conservatives rarely take to the streets to protest.  We have families to take care of, careers, and bills to pay.  However, when liberty is threatened and government overreaches, the signs and flags of conservatives will rise high in protest and in great numbers.  This Election Day is our time not only to redress government abuses at all levels, but also to protest the attempts of Marxist radicals (and their supporters in the Democrat party and mainstream media) who are trying to foment a civil war.

Democrats [are] laying [a] foundation for action with their post-Election Day doomsday warnings.  Democrats are setting the stage for something, what it is isn't yet exactly clear.  The are moving in unison along with the mainstream media to predict that Biden will win the election based on mail-in ballots counted in the weeks after Election Day, Trump will refuse to leave office, and then ... well, then what?  None of this can be coincidence.  The memo has gone out. [...] Having spent four years perfecting resistance litigation against Trump, there is little doubt that Democrats will try to find a judge somewhere somehow who will issue an injunction or other relief to enable this theft to take place.  Such relief may not ultimately prevail, but it will further the chaos.  Now we have Bernie Sanders, cheered on by Chuck Schumer, issuing similar warnings.

Columnist describes how Democrats will not give up and will not accept 2020 election results.  The closer the presidential election gets — 57 days and counting — the further the Trump Deranged Democratic Party goes off the rails, hyperbolically insisting — with zero facts or even a hint of suggestion to back them up — that President Trump would try to steal the election.  Then, for months, the media and their Democratic allies have discussed this idiocy about Trump refusing to leave the White House as if he's going to barricade himself inside the Oval Office.  Naturally, this only happens if he loses. [...] Should Dementia Joe lose the election, Donald Trump won't be the one going off the deep end.

Chuck Schumer Backs Bernie Sanders in Plan to Force Trump from Office If He Loses.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted an article from Politico in which Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that America needed to plan for President Donald Trump's refusal to leave office, under the assumption he loses the election.  Schumer added approvingly:  "This is important:  I'm standing side-by-side with @SenSanders to make sure we have a plan if President Trump refuses to leave office."

The Editor says...
If Mr. Trump wins in a landslide on Election Day, and then some number of days later, millions of obviously fraudulent ballots are "found" in battleground states, who could blame him for refusing to leave?

Columnist Warns:  Democrat Party Has 'No Intention of Accepting' 2nd Trump Term.  The closer the presidential election gets — 59 days and counting — the farther the TDS-riddled Democrat Party goes off the Crazy Train rails, hyperbolically insisting — with zero facts or even a hint of suggestion to back them up — that Donald Trump will try to steal the election.  Then there's the silliness about Trump refusing to leave the White House — as if he's going to barricade himself inside the Oval Office — if he loses, but we're not going to waste time or space on that nonsense.  Speaking of 2020 Democrat psychosis, it isn't Donald Trump who will go off the deep end if he loses — it's them [...] And, of course, there's Hillary Clinton, who recently — and stridently — warned Biden "not to concede under any circumstances."  Same Hillary who in 2016 was apoplectic after Trump said in an early debate he didn't know if he would accept the election results.  Same Hillary, also, who has spent four years whining about losing, blaming everything from "Russian collusion," to the basket of deplorables, to minority voter suppression, to everyone and everything not named Hillary Clinton.

The Guns of November.  A veteran GOP political strategist told me he likens the current state of America to pressure building inside a volcano and predicts, "It will blow its top immediately after the election."  Living in Florida, perhaps I watch too much of The Weather Channel, but my own election natural disaster analogy resembles the tracking of a monster hurricane as it moves closer to the U.S. mainland.  Based on present conditions, we know at least a Category 3 will strike late on Nov. 3 and gather strength on Nov. 4 or 5.  Virtually everyone is aware of the potential for devastation, and millions are taking pro-active precautions — buying guns and ammunition.

Democrats are telling us they will not accept a Donald Trump win.  Are you listening?  Hillary Clinton said under no circumstances should Biden concede Election Night, and Democrats should plan for weeks and months of litigation and ballot fights.  [Video clip]  "The Red Mirage" theory, recently floated by a Democrat data firm and promoted by Axios, predicts that Trump will have a large lead on Election Night that will evaporate in the ensuing weeks as mail-in ballots are counted.  It provides a ground upon which Democrats will refuse to concede the election either Election Night or even the following day.  Rather, the claimed certainty that there is a wave of Biden mail-in votes yet to be counted is all Democrats will need to make a concerted post-Election Day effort to steal the election. [...] There also was something called the Transition Integrity Project (TIP), a supposedly 'bipartisan' but the Republican side represented by the likes of Michael Steele and Bill Kristol, devoted NeverTrumpers.  So the TIP is the Democrat/NeverTrump version of what might happen.

Democrat Mail Fraud Will Take Us to the Brink.  With American peace now hanging in the balance, will Democrats choose country over socialism and temper passions already overinflamed?  Of course not.  If four years of the Russia hoax has brought our nation to the brink of civil strife, the Democrats' Operation Chaos will make it nearly impossible for wisdom and reason to succeed in the months ahead.  This fact alone should disqualify Democrats from office in 2020.  A party that is driving the country to civil war cannot be trusted to have the country's best interests at heart.

From World War to Civil War?  In the 75 years from V-J Day to today, America has changed, from united as we have ever been to disunited as we have ever been.  In 1945, enemy cities were firebombed; in 2020, American cities are firebombed.  In 1945, food was strictly rationed; in 2020, food is plentiful, but local authorities mandate conditions under which restaurants can operate.  In 1945, the nation mourned when President Roosevelt died; in 2020, a large chunk of the American nation wants to see President Trump dead. [...] Today's American people are badly divided to the extent that many believe that a civil war is near, if not here already: a second civil war (a third, if one counts the war between Whigs and Tories in 1775-1783) due to conflicting ideologies and value systems.

The Fog of (Civil) War.  [Scroll down]  To some, the more relevant point is that Kyle Rittenhouse should not have crossed state lines, underaged and armed, and past the established curfew in Kenosha.  To them, if he was not there, he is not positioned to kill 2 people and wound another.  To others, the more relevant point is that the uprisings in places like Kenosha and Portland continue to involve a deadly mix of ANTIFA-affiliated anarchists, peaceful protesters, experienced criminals, militia members, out-of-town observers, unmarked vans, and scared residents — a mix where the tensions can only be tamped down through a philosophy of "law and order", even if that means that ordinary Americans must be counted on to grab a gun and take matters into their own hands on either side of a scrum.  To some, Jacob Blake could not possibly have been a threat with his back turned — not one that deserved seven shots to his back in front of his young children in broad daylight.  To others, a turned back and a non-compliant attitude should always signal a potential threat during a police interaction, thus opening the possibility to deadly force being used.  In the fog of civil war within modern America — where every intention, event, bill, speech, and discussion are up for wide-ranging interpretations that are based often on just feelings, not facts — nothing can be pragmatically-deduced anymore.

Will Hillary & The Dems Get The Civil War They Are Trying To Provoke?  If you have not already seen this, check out this video of Hillary Clinton stating that, quote, "Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances":  [Video clip]  "Any" means "any".  That would include the (admittedly hypothetical) case of Trump clearly winning in [a] landslide.

Florida Democrat suggests it's 'open season' on killing Republicans and President.  Politics is hardly ever pretty when it comes for folks racing toward an election, and thus that means the election for Florida's 18th congressional district is not immune from the likes of nasty rhetoric from people trying to get a seat at the table.  But when you have people calling for an "open season" for killing your political opponents, then that is where a line has been crossed.  The person who crafted a hypothetical call for murdering the likes of President Trump, Roger Stone and AG Bill Barr is Pam Keith.  This Democrat is vying to land Florida's congressional seat for the 18th district, [...]

Pelosi and Clinton's scare tactics endanger the presidential election and the republic.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the mob, each in their own way, last week increased the risk that we will face a fairly grave constitutional moment.  Mrs. Pelosi, in an unscripted moment, with her usual charm, identified the president and his allies in Congress (one can only assume she meant all the congressional Republicans) as domestic enemies of the United States.  For her part, Mrs. Clinton publicly advised Democratic presidential candidate Jose[h [sic] R. Biden not to concede the election under any circumstances.  The mob attacked a U.S. senator in the street.  In ordinary times, these comments and actions would be remarkable enough and worthy enough of severe approbation.  But in a presidential election cycle in which there is a very real possibility of a contested result, identifying the opposition as domestic enemies, counseling no concessions of any kind and assaulting an elected official merely because he is an elected official amount to material endangerment of the republic.

Gun Sales Smash Records.  Are Americans Preparing For War?  The National Shooting Sports Foundation reports some astonishing figures for gun sales in 2020: [...] The figures show that 58% of all firearms purchases were among women and Black men.  Taken together, the picture that emerges is one of an America getting prepared.  But prepared for what?  When people feel less safe, they make all kinds of decisions they wouldn't make under more normal circumstances.  They buy a gun or join a cause or march in the streets.  They are driven by fear and there are experts who know how to channel that fear to achieve political power.  Both sides are ramping up the fear in advance of the 2020 election.  But unlike past elections, both sides are describing the outcome in apocalyptic terms.  And given current events, people are believing them.  When both sides are saying they won't accept the outcome or that the count is going to be hopelessly fraudulent, the catalyst is present for an explosion of violence.

In Kenosha, The Seeds of Civil War.  [Scroll down]  What did you morons think was going to happen?  That you could continue burning down a small city in middle America without any resistance?  People are going to defend their lives and property sooner or later, you know.  You may have caught a break in that your nemesis turned out to be a 17-year-old you can cancel as a crazed would-be school shooter, but the next incident might very well run your people up against decorated Navy SEALS or Marines or retired cops with unblemished service records.  Or just plain pillars of the community well-versed in firearms.  Particularly in a place like Wisconsin where those with hunting licenses represent a fighting force as large as the army of many a small nation.  The citizenry will eventually fight back.  And when it does, nobody ought to be surprised.  The make-believe revolution must at some point become real.  In Kenosha it became real.  And in real revolutions people get killed, because more than one side is fighting.

Yes, This Is a Revolution.  The battle for the survival of the United States of America is upon us.  It has not come in the form of traditional civil war.  There are no uniformed armies, competing flags, or alternate constitutions.  The great showdown is not being fought within the physical limits of a battlefield.  It is instead happening all around us and directly to us.  It defines our culture, sustains our media, and gives new shape to our public and private institutions.  In this fight, there is no distinction between what was once known as the culture war and politics rightly understood.  The confrontation stretches through time and space, reframing our distant past even as it transforms the horizon, erupting from coast to coast, and constraining our lives in subtle and obvious ways.  And it's happening too fast for us to take its full measure.  For partisans, it often feels as if everything stands or falls on the ideological battles of the day.  But this is different.  This is objectively real, and it's remaking the nation before our eyes.

"This War Can't Be Civil": Berkeley Columnist Calls For "Violent Resistance".  I testified in the Senate about the erosion of free speech and rise of violence on our campuses and in our streets.  Antifa and related groups have succeeded in advancing anti-free-speech agendas as students and faculty justify attacks on those with opposing views.  An example of the growing intolerance can be found in an editorial at the Daily California by staff writer Khaled Alqahtani.  The August 12th column calls for violent resistance and denounced notions of civility in the public debate over racial and economic justice.  In his column entitled "This War Can't Be Civil," Alqahtani mocks those who seek non-violent change and while "quoting Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. about peaceful protest and resistance."

'Our families are starving.  We'll become revolutionary citizens soon'.  A military veteran in Northern California expressed the frustration of many when he addressed elected leaders in a recent public hearing over California's business and social lockdowns.  Carlos Zapata, who owns a martial arts studio in Redding, took the Shasta County Board of Supervisors to task at a public forum this month, saying the coronavirus restrictions are threatening the lives of his and other families.  "At first we sat as concerned citizens, and we all wanted to best figure out how to navigate our way through this COVID thing," he said.  "As we realized that it's not as quite as dangerous as we thought it would be, I was absolutely appalled."  "I'm a business owner and I'm telling you, our families are starving," he continued.  "You guys can sit here with your jobs — you're going to sit here and get paid to fall asleep in your chair like that gentleman's doing behind his mask right there."  "I don't blame you for wearing masks because I would be hiding my face if I was you for what you're doing," he added.  [Video clip]

Veteran Tells County to 'Take The Masks Off,' Says 'It's Not Going To Be Peaceful Much Longer'.  Video footage shows military veteran and business owner Carlos Zapata tongue-lashing the Shasta County Board of Supervisors in Redding, California for invasive mask and lockdown policies related to COVID-19.  In the footage, Zapata reprimands local bureaucrats for their "cowardice," and states, "It's not going to be peaceful much longer" if the county does not reverse its harshest restrictions.  "As you're sitting there with your masks on, I don't blame you for wearing masks, because I'd be hiding my face too if I were you for what you're doing," the military veteran and local business owner noted.

The Case for Trump.  To say the least, there does not appear to be any shared interest or bond of unity underneath contemporary America's bitter Red-Blue divide.  One side loves America, the other hates it — or can tolerate it only for what it might someday become, were the Left's entire program to be enacted without exception.  One faction, or most of it, is religious in the traditional sense; the other invented the god of wokeness, which it worships with Dionysian abandon.  One side speaks only English, the other boasts of the literally hundreds of languages now heard in America's Blue precincts.  One side insists that the ultimate moral imperative is to punish the other — who in turn understand that morality requires fairness and equal justice under law.  What would partisans of either side cite as something they share in common with the other?  The land itself?  But they each go to great lengths not to live anywhere near one another.

The Singularity Is Near.  It's obvious to all, at this point, that factional division is reaching a breaking point in America.  Like a pair of locked-together tectonic plates pulling slowly in opposite directions, the strain has been increasing for a long time now — and when seismic ruptures finally occur, they happen suddenly, and release enormously destructive energies. [...] Secessionist civil wars are those in which one part of a nation wishes to separate itself and go its own way.  Both of the wars fought on American soil, it could be argued, fall into this category:  not only the one we now call "the Civil War," but also the one we proudly refer to as the American Revolution.  Successionist civil wars are conflicts in which factions vie for control of a nation's political system.  In these conflicts the form of the nation is not at issue, just who shall occupy the throne.  History is rich with examples.  Supersessionist civil wars are those in which two factions, with incompatible visions of what the form of the nation should be, vie for sovereignty over the nation's territory.  The French and Russian revolutions were of this type.

The Apocalypse Election.  You can also expect Antifa to play a prominent part in the aftermath of a Trump victory, only with a heavier emphasis on violence.  We know what will happen with a Biden victory, either an acquiescence of Americans to a "fundamental transformation of the United States of America" or a civil war.  We need only look at what is happening today, and what Democrats are already hinting at, almost 90 days out, at what they intend to do when Trump wins.  At this point, an apocalypse is probably unavoidable.

Democrats' 'War Game' for Election Includes West Coast Secession, Possible Civil War.  Democrats are contemplating secession and potential civil war as they game out possible scenarios for a closely contested election, according to a report by Ben Smith in a New York Times column Sunday [8/2/2020].  The bulk of Smith's column is devoted to the question of how the media will handle Election Night coverage, given that the result may not be known for weeks.  Vote-by-mail, which many states have only recently adopted — ostensibly, to prevent the spread of coronavirus in polling places — could lead to an uncertain result.

Liberals, Secession, and "The Other".  Recently there has been an uptick in discussions of secession.  Last week on his #1 radio show, Rush Limbaugh pondered what secession would look like, with California and New York (and some satellite states) leaving the Union.  His reasoning was that the liberal states and the so-called "red" states are so drastically at odds with each other that before long they will have to divide. [...] Now, imagine we just ahead a few years and actually engage in secession.  Violence is inevitable when societies begin to exercise inordinate and unsupported control over their populations.  People will leave.  Think about the Berlin Wall.  It was built to stop the exodus of Germans (and other East Europeans) to the West because the West offered so much more than communism.  No one could just leave the Soviet Union.  If anyone could, most would have.  The same story unfolded in Nazi Germany in the late 1930s.

Defending Ourselves in Case the Country Falls Apart.  In her article "How to Prepare for a Communist Coup," Judith Acosta advises we arm ourselves, build a cache of supplies, be ready to take a stand if necessary, and prepare in the Spirit. [...] In the event of an attempted radical coup in the United States, which some now think a possibility, or to prepare for the chaos that may follow November's election, we should own weapons, know how to use them, and be willing to use them.  We should store survival essentials in our homes — everything from water to canned and dried foods — and then be ready in our hearts to take a stand for freedom.  We should ferret out the truth of things rather than automatically believing the mainstream media, speak for that truth when we can, and for the believers among us, keep our faith in God.  Acosta offers some solid advice in her article about how to prepare for a coming shake-up.

We Are in a Civil War and No One Has Come to Terms With It Yet.  When people think of "civil war" they think of two armies shooting at each other, engaged in a bloody conflict where the winner takes all.  They think of soldiers in recognizable uniforms with identifiable generals.  Looking around our country today, you won't find uniformed men shooting their rifles at one another as trumpets sound and generals scream orders.  Rest assured that despite not seeing these things, we are in a civil war.  It's because you don't see the things history taught you to associate with a civil war that we don't think we're in one.  I've watched many people on both sides of the political aisle scoff at the notion.  I imagine this article will receive a level of derision from my peers.  Nevertheless, you are at war.  The people you are at war with would rather you not think you're being besieged.  In fact, they want you to fight for them by masquerading their efforts as something you, as an American who believes all men are created equal, can't help but fight for.  It's a brilliant tactic.  Getting your enemy to fight for you is a strategy that few would have even seen coming.  Regardless, they are your enemy and with your help, they're attacking on multiple fronts.

Do Burning Cities Mark Start Of Democrats' 'Civil War 2.0'?  It's become obvious to one and all:  The left media and so-called progressive Democrats would rather see urban bonfires than lose to Donald Trump in November.  Asked recently about 59 straight days of protests and violence in Portland, New York Rep. Jerry Nadler called reports of Antifa rioting there a "myth."  Not to be outdone, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi likened the federal police sent to quell the disturbances to "Nazis." This is today what passes for leadership in the Democratic Party, which since losing in 2016, has undergone an extreme makeover to become the most radical "mainstream" party in the U.S. in modern times.  To find its equivalent, you'd have to go back to ... let's see, 1860 and 1861, when the very same Democratic Party convinced 11 states to secede from the union, thus setting off the Civil War.

The Seditious Among Us.  By refusing to condemn and, instead, implicitly encouraging the ongoing riots and violence, as well as meekly acquiescing to the demands of the left-wing extremist, the Democrat party establishment, which includes the mainstream media, has exposed their spinelessness for the world to see and signed on to government by mob rule.  The Marxist ideologues in the nation's professoriate, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, the media and the extreme left-wing of the Democrat party have unabashedly declared their primary objective is to overthrow the government and radically transform the nation.  Yet, there is no condemnation or repudiation of these goals from Biden, the Democrat party hierarchy or the mainstream media.  By their silence they have wordlessly endorsed sedition. [...] There is but one word to describe this cabal:  traitors.  Not because they wish to see Trump defeated or choose to not vote for him in November but that they are willingly and openly in league with those implacably bent on overthrowing the government and radically transforming the United States.

The Implosion of the Left's Language Circus.  Recent fiascos in Portland and Chicago indicate a dangerous turn for the left.  Portland's mayor let anarchists terrorize the downtown for fifty days, then fueled a psy-op campaign blaming the destruction on Trump.  Chicago's mayor, Lori Lightfoot, lashed out at Donald Trump just before hundreds of protesters hurled projectiles at police before a Christopher Columbus statue.  Next, they marched to surround her house, yelling expletives at her.  Conservatives worry, understandably, about whether the public will blame this chaos on Trump.  Many signs indicate that the left's propaganda machine has worked.  As a personal endeavor, I contacted Democratic friends and relatives during June and July to see if we could find common ground.  There exists no common ground.  All the Democrats I know hold Donald Trump personally responsible for the spread of COVID.  They believe that racial violence has increased under Donald Trump.  No Democrat who spoke to me believes there is any rioting in the United States other than white supremacist provocateurs.  They believe that cancel culture is not real, not a problem, and not something that leftists participate in.  They do not believe that the media have any bias.

Democrats continue to lay the groundwork for Resistance II: The Civil War.  It started with Hillary Clinton, who has spent the last three-and-a-half years insisting that she was cheated out of her rightful place in the Oval Office.  Last week, she opined, "Well, I think it is a fair point to raise as to whether or not, if he loses, he's going to go quietly or not."  And then she issued the marching order:  "And we have to be ready for that."  How does one get ready to overthrow the duly elected president of the United States?  After all, the Democrats' Deep State efforts during Trump's first term have failed.  Democrats are therefore getting their ducks in a row for a more aggressive challenge. [...] Now, Rep. Maxine Waters (D., the slums of L.A.) is on the job.  And if you thought Krugman and Pelosi were unhinged, Waters shows that they're rank amateurs.  Waters was on Joy Reid's new "ReidOut" show on MSNBC.  To Waters, when she looks at Portland, it's 1938 in Berlin all over again.

Brace for the Backlash.  According to science, which we recently learned is racist except when it is useful to the libs, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. [...] [T]he radical left, seek to lock in their domination of the culture through physical and social terrorism.  The intended victims — us — are not going to just sit here and take their guff.  They will react.  That reaction, that backlash, has already begun.  And if the left responds by escalating, it could get super ugly. [...] Kosovo was also pretty peaceful until the cultural aggressors changed the rules.  So were Lexington and Concord.  Our goal needs to be to maintain the conflict within the rough bounds of our political process, but unfortunately, the left can decide to take it to another level.  That's when things get real, as in real ugly.

The Age of Conspiracy.  I sometimes think that when future historians look back on our time, they will label it "The Age of Conspiracy."  And there would be some truth to that.  One tends to see conspiracies, plots and secret plans galore, wherever one looks, whether from the perspective of the left or the right.  The left believes that the right is conspiring to promote a fascist takeover of the nation, in line with its presumed colonial history.  The right sees a socialist, if not a communist, conspiracy to ignite a coup against the body politic and its political organization.  There is no possibility of moderating these views.  They are frankly irreconcilable.

What a Second American Civil War Could Look Like.  I fear that there is a looming civil war on the horizon.  It is not yet inevitable, but all true American patriots must be prepared for the coming battle.  And the costs in blood will be heavy.  This war will not be fought like the American Revolution or the Civil War of 1861-65, where disciplined armies observed the laws of war and respected civilian lives.  This war will be waged by far-left radicals and their deep-state puppet masters.  For them, civilian casualties and massacres will not be moral evils, but merely part and parcel of their larger plan to "reconstruct" America.  Their objective is simple: overthrow our constitutional order, destroy our way of life, and deprive us of our freedom, our liberties, our property, and our honor.

Democrats Are Forcing a Civil War.  Leftists are pushing to see how far they can go before the people confront them.  The push for "change only they can believe in" is going to force this country in a series of bloody battles the left cannot win.  Before the economy-killing and unnecessary lockdowns, and the rioting, I would have said the civil war would happen after the election, no matter who won.  Yet, those on the left are not going to allow that grace.  Everything they are doing speaks to a political movement preparing to overthrow a nation.  They think this country is owed to them and they are determined to take it.  Having sidelined or neutered the National Guard and police, the facts on the ground today are Antifa and BLM rioting in most cases unopposed.  They will run rampant in the days and weeks preceding the election unless citizens stand up to them.  It is early, but it seems that more and more people have had enough of their terror tactics.

Is America Heading For Civil War?  Of Course It Is.  In my view, it is clear that the political left has gone so far off the rails into its own cultism that there is no coming back.  There can be no reconciliation between the two sides, so we must separate, or we must fight.  I advocate for separation first for a number of reasons:  First and foremost, conservatives are the primary producers within American culture.  If we leave the leftists to their own devices there is a chance they will simply implode in on themselves and eat each other because they have no idea how to fill the production void.  The recent developments in the defunct CHAZ/CHOP autonomous zone are a perfect example.  Those people don't have the slightest clue what they are doing and it shows.  Second, if conservatives separate it provides a buffer that helps defuse future random conflicts.  When you force the two sides into a box together eventually they will find a reason to try to kill each other.

Fight for Freedom.  If there is anything systematic in America today, it is systematic communism.  It permeates every aspect of society.  Communists abound without knowing they are communists.  Ask anyone in state government and they will say they are not a communist, but they work all day enforcing communist principles with relish.  It gives them a sense of individual power to enforce state dictates.  The mask is a symbol of that systematic communism worn by those who do not see the connection, who no longer recognize the individual as supreme, the only way it can be in a republic. [...] They will turn the governments and their police against us.  They will arrest as many as they can.  They will try to disarm us.  They will come after our children.  They will try to inoculate us against our own freedoms.  This will rip this country apart.  Already there are whole states that will enable and come to the aid of communists.  The world we were allowed to enjoy should push us onward in seeking to provide that once again for our children and grandchildren. [...] Our enemies will do what communists always do, establish power and start killing everything.

Nothing Is Off Limits to Defeat Trump.  We are now witnessing the American dream dying on the altar of the left's belief that Barack Obama's election guaranteed an ascendant Democratic Party's eternal governance.  Accordingly, President Trump's election in 2016 was illegitimate.  And as illegitimate, any action taken to end the travesty of Trump's presidency, however violent or undemocratic, would not only be justified but also dutiful.  Democrats concluded that if they must destroy our economy with false lockdowns and open rebellion to regain power, they will do so because they would rather rule in the ashes than be the minority party in a prosperous republic.  As the days dwindle in the runup to November's presidential election, "We the people" appear not to realize that the Democrats will not allow Donald Trump a second term.  Citizens believe we are in the midst of a campaign to win the presidency when what we are really seeing is the open rebellion of civil war.

The Coming Collapse of the Republic.  In keeping with President Reagan's observation, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction," being one election away from tyranny means that not enough people noticed and took action when we were one generation away — or two or three.  Also perhaps overlooked is that being one election away from tyranny now means we'll be one election away after the next election — whatever happens November 3.  The point is that politics being downstream from culture (and, really, from morality, faith and philosophy), this isn't merely a "moment."  It's not a fashion.  It won't just pass.  And we need be prepared for things to come. [...] General Michael Flynn, whom, it's clear, was targeted by the Creep State for being a good man, just warned that if we don't act, two percent of the people are about to control the other 98 percent.  But I'm here to tell you:  Long term, voting won't save us.  Oh, for sure, get out and vote in November as if your life depends on it (because in a way, it does).  But as was the case in 2016, a Trump victory and partial GOP control of Congress only amount to a "stay of execution."  The clock is ticking.

The Fatal Flaw in the Electoral Victory Plan of Democrat Elites.  [Scroll down]  Just as the naïve fools in Germany did not realize that once they accepted Hitler into the political hierarchy the die was cast, neither have the naïve fools among the Democrats' establishment realized that once they allied themselves with the Marxists masquerading as democratic socialists and became willing apologists for their twin militant arms, Antifa and Black Lives Matter, that the die is cast.  Whether the Democrat party succeeds or fails to win the White House in November, the elites have lost control of the party in perpetuity.  Thus, the only issue at hand is the reality that if Biden were to win the presidency, these credulous buffoons will be responsible for the nation descending into chaos and potential nationwide civil unrest, as well as obliterating the future for their progeny.  The current Democrat party hierarchy, the media, and the elites in the party are incapable of thwarting the inevitable ultimatums of the radical left.  Further, the left knows that these self-absorbed elitists will cower and surrender in the face of the inevitable violence and aggression fomented by Antifa and Black Lives Matter if they do not get their way.  An unthinkable civil war will no longer be a hypothetical thesis but an escalating reality.

The American You Grew Up In Is Dead And Will Never Return.  There is a reason men and women alike are buying guns and ammunition.  America is in the middle of a revolution, and the violence is just beginning.  These are just skirmishes, and it will get much worse.  In order to avoid the necessity to make the decision to run over people or pull the trigger — there is a lawyer attached to every round you discharge — stay away from crowds.  But that may not be possible in every circumstance.  Study the law, learn to retreat, learn means of self defense, with and without a weapon, learn to use improvised weapons (a vehicle might be one consideration), and most of all, understand that just like the Bolsheviks, there is no peace with these people.  You cannot accommodate them, you cannot appease them, you cannot make them happy, and you cannot compromise with them.  They are your sworn enemy, whether you want them to be or not.  The Marxists have successfully swept through the academy, corporations, the government and churches.  Everything else is just cleanup.  All of the pieces have been put into place, and the war is upon you.

The Old America Is Dead.  Where Do We Go From Here?  Patriotic Americans understand Muley.  Our people, our culture, our history, everything we hold dear, is under relentless attack by the Main Stream Media, politicians, "activists," and kritarchs in the courts, aided and abetted by enemies within, often our own kith and kin, who have internalized the blood-libel Leftist narrative of an irredeemably "racist" America that must be razed to the ground.  "If you know your enemy," wrote Sun Tzu, "and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles."  Our enemy, in this case is the globalist Blob and its militant would-be Che Guevaras and LARPing Leninists, the MSM, the bureaucracy, the courts, the big corporations, and the education establishment.  Yet, for the most part, until recently, the Blob has not confronted the Historic American Nation head-on.  The Blob has been patient, killing us by the death of a thousand cuts, taking ground steadily through subversion, using propaganda and misinformation, censorship via Tech Totalitarians, and the slow encroachment of what the late Sam Francis called "anarcho-tyranny," with mass immigration ("the Great Replacement") as its weapon of mass destruction.  The Blob is amorphous, a slippery, slimy thing that probes and gropes its way into whatever social-economic-political cracks it can exploit, eventually englfing its prey like quicksand.  It is also using "hybrid warfare" tactics that have been used before but have gelled with the expansion of mass communications and can quickly conjure up "flash mobs" and distribute "fake news."

Conservatives Are Treated like Second-Class Citizens, and That's Dangerous.  The whole point of the Constitution is to create a social contract whereby each citizen hands over the legitimate use of force to the federal government in exchange for the promise that certain inalienable, God-given rights be guaranteed.  When the federal government fails to protect Americans' free speech and religious worship and does nothing while Democrats in local offices and on the streets deprive Americans of their property and livelihoods under the color of law, shouldn't the federal government be afraid that Americans from Maine to New Mexico might one day wake up and say, "All right, contract cancelled"?

George Floyd and the Fraternal Disorder.  [Scroll down]  It should not matter if BLM or Antifa can rally their communities and create widespread carnage.  In the past, America rightfully committed itself to a civil war in order to bring justice and constitutional protection to a disenfranchised minority.  If necessary, the country could do so again.  No community gets to threaten the safety and stability of society in order to provide cover for the systematic abuse of even a single individual.  Working against us are the corrupt local powers with police departments under their thumb, subverting rule of law for political machinations.  This is the present state of American politics.  The looters, rioters, and murderers of BLM and Antifa run free in cities where politicians estimate a high degree of overlap between their voter base and these groups (such is the case in Minnesota, where the Attorney General is explicitly sympathetic to Antifa).

An Uncivil War.  There is a growing consensus among conservative writers and many individual citizens that America has descended into a condition of virtual civil war.  It is not, or not yet, characterized by military confrontations on a national scale, as in 1861-65, but the facts on the ground strongly suggest a breakdown of civil order:
  •   the irreconcilable conflict between the political left and right;
  •   the belligerence and vituperation that passes for a national "conversation";
  •   sporadic acts of violence, flash mobs and organized riots erupting in every corner of the country;
  •   the dismal lack of local and state leadership;
  •   Orwellian Ministries of Truth, otherwise known as digital platforms, controlling and censoring information;
  •   a rabid feminist network intent on destabilizing cultural traditions and mores;
  •   a president betrayed by his own generals and party senators;
  •   a rogue enclave set up by malcontents and domestic terrorists in the middle of an American city;
  •   and racial mayhem fomented and exploited by a class of partisan criminals. Whether or not we call this situation the preliminary stages of civil war or simply massive social unrest and cutthroat politics may be only a matter of terminology.

How to Fight the Woke...and Win.  [#12] Support secession.  Let's be honest, the time has come for some areas in the U.S. to be allowed to go and build their desired Woketopia.  We should let them go — not just figuratively, but literally.  After all, the United States are indeed states, but they are not united.  And secession is the only peaceful and moral long-term solution to the division in America.  The other alternatives are continuing political and cultural war — with serious violence being a real possibility — or total political and cultural submission for one side or the other.  But the former option is worse than secession, and the latter one is immoral.  Moreover, it is just wrong that every four years, nearly half the country is shaking in fear at the prospect that the other side might win the election.  Not to mention that such fear is a sign — a big, bright neon sign — that two groups of people so culturally and morally different should no longer be together.  Thus, to defeat the Woke peacefully but permanently, secession is the only real answer.  And if America is truly an idea, then it is an idea that can be recreated anywhere, even in a newly formed country.

A tale of two Americas.  [Scroll down]  The yawning chasm between our bicoastal ruling class and the Americanists of the heartland has never been more starkly revealed. [...] The fraying of America into two discordant, silently warring tribes underscores all the nationwide mayhem of the past two weeks.  One tribe looks at the societal uproar and sees a decadeslong strive toward fuller equality and justice; the other tribe looks at the chaos and sees a ruinous and self-destructive breakdown of law and order.  But those in the former camp cannot plausibly claim to understand the grievances of the latter camp if their most prestigious arbiter of opinion refuses to consider the latter's median viewpoint to be within the window of tolerable opinions for polite society.

It Is Time To Face The Facts.  We Cannot Be United.  One of the first articles I wrote for The Daily Wire was a typically optimistic and cheerful piece titled "The United States Of America No Longer Exists."  It was not met with a warm reception by many readers, who understandably found it to be a tad bleak.  Three years later, it brings me no pleasure to say, "I told you so."  My basic thesis in that piece was that our country, though existing still as a legal and geographic entity, cannot be meaningfully described as "united."  We have nothing but the law and the land holding us together anymore.  That is not enough to make a nation or a people.  There needs to be something else.  Some uniting principle.  Some defining commonality that binds us.  If we are going to be united, we must be united around something or by something.  Today, all of this holds true, only more so.  The key difference between now and three years ago is that we no longer have the law.  Between the unconstitutional lockdowns and the sudden abandonment of those policies in order to allow rampaging leftist mobs to wreak havoc in the streets for weeks on end, the rule of law has broken down.

Crystal clear differences between the left and the right.  The crisis of the coronavirus-induced economic lockdown and now the violent protests in the streets have unleashed a depression-level financial crisis and unprecedented human suffering — especially in our inner cities.  These events have also exposed a Grand Canyon-sized chasm that now separates how the left and the right see America today. [...] [Example #11] The right wants to make America look like Florida and Texas.  The left wants the rest of the nation to look like New York and Illinois — which are crumbling from rioting, lockdowns, high taxes and an accelerating stampede of businesses leaving the state.

'We Need to Have a Conversation'.  Recently, the ability to "have a conversation," let alone actually solve a problem, has shriveled like a piece of rotting fruit. [...] Some common ground needs to exist.  We need to operate on a mutual moral foundation.  Do we agree that murder is wrong?  Or is it only wrong when it's a white person killing a black person?  Is it okay when the black victim has yet to be born?  Is it wrong to steal?  What with cities refusing to prosecute thieves, private property may no longer be a community value.  With massive stealing during these riots, and no repercussions, it appears that some new nuances in our understanding of theft have happened without our notification.  When a Seattle city councilwoman can say, "I don't know why people are upset about looting," then what is there to talk about?  America was built on the common urge to create a free society, one in which the needs of the individual and the needs of a smooth-running community were in balance.  People shared a reverence for dignity and decency and productivity.  But what happens when a large and loud faction of the society sees no value at all in these things?  When people parade down the streets of a city in various states of undress, performing various deviant sex acts as they go?  When people are willing to just sit around and let others support them?  When demanding respect instead of earning it becomes the norm?  There's just nothing to say.

A Deliberately Bankrupted America.  In Minneapolis, under the leadership of Mayor Jacob Frey, the police are there to keep your nonessential business shut down because of COVID-19, but not to protect your life's work from the anarchists.  In Washington D.C., the mayor at first refused to use city police to protect the White House and our nation's monuments.  Arlington county withdrew its police from D.C., when they saw their officers help the President cross the street during the protests.  To some, the real problem is the political opposition, not the rioting. [...] Our country is deeply divided and hurting economically, educationally, morally, and spiritually.  But division is in the interests of some of our political leaders.  Why unify, when division makes your supporters more passionate?  Why build, when it is much easier to tear down?

Democrats at War.  Lives and our democracy are definitely in danger.  But the danger comes from a Democrat Party that is at war with their country and willing to aid and abet a terrorist force, Antifa, whose clearly stated purpose is the destruction of the country.

The coming death of America.  I have been so appalled and horrified by the events of the past three months, culminating in the riots and brutal violence and looting this past week, that I have found myself unable to express myself.  I stand for freedom, for justice, for equal protection under law, and for our Constitution and Bill of Rights, fundamental documents that more than any philosophical tract ever written outline the most just way to run a country.  That country however appears to be dying, fast.  It strongly appears that a large plurality, maybe even a majority, no longer believes in these ideals.

'Resistance' Has Become Insurrection.  Make no mistake: we are at an inflection point in U.S history, one that's already blown past the political and race riots and Hong Kong flu of 1968 and is barreling toward Fort Sumter, Shiloh, and Antietam.  For decades, a number of blue states have been in open defiance of federal law, especially regarding drugs and immigration.  They've created "sanctuary" cities, and have refused cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), resulting in needless deaths of many Americans.  And they don't care.  Today, from their bastions in New York City, Albany, Los Angeles, Sacramento, California, Chicago, and Lansing, Michigan, they have openly trashed the First Amendment's guarantees of the free exercise of religion and peaceable assembly in deliberate overreaction to COVID-19, while simultaneously finding a "right" to violent mass protest and property destruction.  They are no longer demanding a "redress of grievances" — they see the country as the grievance itself.  Designating the masked cowards of Antifa as terrorists is a good first step.  It will give the feds valuable new tools to put them away.  But neither should the feds shrink from confrontation.  This is no time to play patty-cake with the rainbow coalition of terror now being visited upon us.  The only thing violent thugs understand is overwhelming force, brutally applied — a principle that Grant and William T. Sherman came to understand in their conduct of the Civil War.

It's an insurrection, no longer just protests.  The Republic is in the greatest peril since the Civil War.  A grand coalition of its enemies is taking advantage of the weakness and frustration created by the lockdown of the economy and ordinary life, the protests triggered by video of lethal barbaric cruelty of a then-police officer, and the economic desperation and frustration that has multiplied over a quarter century of de-industrialization and widening class divisions as globalization has transformed our economy.

Communist Spring Sprouts in Minneapolis.  This is the stuff of revolution.  Don't let any of the promoters of Antifa try and tell you that they do not support the riots in the cities across the US. They have supported these proponents of communism for the past several years.  Usually, these Antifa troopers, who are nothing other than the military wing of the Democrat Party, served them well while countering all manner of conservative protests, especially anything having to do with Donald Trump.  That Antifa took their role seriously as revolutionaries and now fail to see why Democrat run cities should be excepted on their list of targets is simply amusing.  Antifa usually operates well in and near public universities, but more so when school is on and they can organize on campus, which is their MO, but they have strident supporters across the nation, nurtured by Democrat governors and mayors who sought to employ them as counter protesters to conservative opposition to Democrat policies.  Whenever the right came out against something, Antifa was there to provide cover for these Democrat governors and mayors, but not when they smell the opportunity to advance their sole objective of installing communism across the US.

The Fog Is Lifted.  The fog of war.  It's real.  It's been hiding the truth that civil war has been upon us for years now. [...] Now the hard left has opened up another front for us to fight.  The leftists are trying to scare us with violence dressed up as racial protest.  They are using the horrible death of George Floyd to foment racial division.  They want us to believe that these are organic protests, when they are fomented by Antifa and paid for by George Soros.  Oh, for sure, there are common looters joining them, but this is the leftists' plan:  foment violence so they can once again claim that Trump is causing violence in America — and deal the race card as hard as they can.  America, understand one thing:  this is a civil war, one that is upon us from the hard left.  It is stoked by leftist leadership, stoked by leftist media toadies, and unfortunately bought by too many of the Democrat Party voters.  Do not be deceived:  the war has one end, and one end only: the removal of Donald Trump and his coalition and the ascendance of the hard left to power and dominance.

Carlson: Liberal Media Are 'Thrilled' with Division, Want People to 'Hate One Another'.  Between Wednesday [5/27/2020] and Thursday nights, Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson was in rare form when discussing the riots in Minneapolis supposedly in appropriate response to the heinous, police-involved killing of African-American man George Floyd.  Carlson didn't mince words, noting that "news organizations like CNN" want Americans to "hate one another" and wondering if liberals would still support rioting if it involved destruction of their property.  On Wednesday night, he reminded viewers of how "[r]ioting is a form of tyranny" and "oppression," but "CNN welcomes it, however, in fact encourages it" since rioters are instead called "protesters."  Carlson added (as he would on Thursday): "America is a diverse country.  Diverse countries only survive if the groups within them can coexist peacefully and thankfully, almost everybody in America wants to coexist peacefully."  However, he noted that liberal media outlets like CNN don't seem keen on that: "[N]ews organizations like CNN do not want that and that's why every day they work hard to fan racial resentment to make different groups distrust and hate one another."

Across the Wide, Growing American Divide.  Red- and blue-state America was already divided before the coronavirus epidemic hit.  Globalization had enriched the East Coast and West Coast corridors but hollowed out much in between.  The traditional values of small towns and rural counties were increasingly at odds with postmodern lifestyles in the cities.  There were, of course, traditionalists in blue states.  And lots of progressives live in red states.  But people increasingly self-segregate to where they feel at home and where politics, jobs and culture reflect their tastes.  The ensuing left/right, liberal/conservative, Democrat/Republican divide not only intensified in the 21st century, it also took on a dangerous geographical separatism.  The coasts vs. the interior reflects two Americas — often in a manner similar to the old Mason-Dixon line that geographically split the U.S. for roughly a century.

Two Americas:  Lockdown Left vs.  Re-open Right.  According to a CBS News/YouGov poll released Thursday, 88% of Democrats believe the top priority of America is to "stay home, slow virus spread."  Only 12% said the top priority should be "back to work, get economy going."  Sixty-two percent of Republicans, on the other hand, favored getting the economy going as the top priority, while 38% felt staying at home is the top priority.  Put another way, the net difference between Democrats and Republicans on what the top priority of the country should be is 50 percentage points.

13 May LA County Supervisors:  Flashpoint for the Second American Revolution?  The LA County Board of Supervisors announced on May 12th a three-month extension of lock down or stay-at-home orders.  The LA Times concurrently reported that LA County's death toll stood at 1,613, which is said to be over half of the total for the entire state of California.  California has an estimated population of around 40 million people.  Which means coronavirus deaths in California represent around 0.000075 [percent] of the population, or about one thousandth of one percent.  And for this, all of Los Angeles will be subject to three more months of lockdown.  This is absurd and outrageous on its face.  Lethality rates for Covid-19 based on actual data do not justify this action in any way, shape, manner or form.  There isn't a shred of any 'science' backing up this decision; just political blather about insufficient testing making it too dangerous to conclude the worst is over.

Our Endangered Transfer of Power.  In a country so divided it's now a weakness our enemies can play to, President Trump joined his two immediate predecessors to become the third U.S. president in a row plagued by widespread illegitimacy claims.  The 2016 election is still perceived by many as tarnished by foreign intervention, and saw voters spontaneously take to the streets in protest of the results, violence during the inauguration, and multimillionaire entertainers campaigning openly for state electors to ignore the public and overturn the results of the election.

Ruling Class Wants Your Face In The Dirt Begging For Handouts.  The Ruling Class is doing everything possible to drag our country into a total state of bloody anarchy and destruction by exploiting the Chinese Virus.  The Ruling Class is trying to destroy our Republic and replace it with a Communist government like China.  If allowed to continue, we will have a revolt that will kill a large multiple of the 500,000 lives lost in our Civil War.  Signs of discontent by the people are everywhere, and increasing.  Facts are clear, the Ruling Class will kill those who do not bow down in poverty, slavery, and total submission to brutal Communism.

No, we're not all in this together.  Wanna see how we are all in this together?  Try watching the daily White House briefings in Real Time for the past month or so.  The Hyena Media is all in this together, that's for sure: every day is a new adventure in entrapment and "gotcha-ism".  No, we haven't "all been in this together" since November 2016.  You see, if "we were really all in this together" there would not have been a knee-jerk reactionary #Resistance driving a wedges between us since The Get Go. [...] The Speaker of the House would not have torn up the President of the United States SOTU address and flipped it onto the chamber floor.  If we were all in this together the Mainstream Corporate Press, Hollywood and Big Tech would not be pushing Chinese Propaganda about the Chinese Virus.  A country where "we're all in this together" pulls together after a contentious election and doesn't defame The Other Side as Nazi Fascist Haters.  Daily, on multiple platforms, for years on end.

Protests show 'two Americas' — those who lost their jobs and those still getting paid.  [T]he country has been shut down for about a month, and we're seeing cracks start to form.  While some epidemiologists are talking about keeping things closed down for months longer, we're also seeing growing public protests around the nation, as people call for restarting things.  Others shame them as "virus deniers" and accuse the protesters of wanting people to die.  But it's hard not to notice a class divide here.  As with so many of America's conflicts, the divide is between the people in the political/managerial class on the one hand and the people in the working class on the other.  And as usual, the smugness and authoritarianism are pretty much all on one side.

Dangerous Distinction.  [Scroll down]  In the interest of public safety, many have tolerated the lockdown, but that limited leash is reaching its end.  Michigan has found a way to resist the communist nature of its governor and that method of resistance should continue and grow across the nation, putting more and more pressure on the oppressive governments to rescind their communist orders.  It does not undo the damage already done.  By once forfeiting the right to make such decisions on our own, we cannot reclaim them without force.  That is the ultimate question to be answered by patriots.  We have now seen communism demonstrated on these shores, the black hand of Marx spread throughout the states.  We have enough evidence of their intent and their methods to determine what they have in mind.  It is ours to start dismantling these forces peacefully, or not.

East and West Coast Blue States Team Up To Begin Economic Civil War.  It seemed clear several weeks ago this was going to happen.  East coast blue state governors and West coast blue state governors are uniting to begin the economic civil war planning to block any White House effort to re-open the U.S. economy.  The founders planned for this in Article I, Sec 10 (paragraph 3):  "No state shall, without the consent of Congress, ... enter into any agreement or compact with another state".  The three step plan seems predictable:  (1) Get out ahead of President Trump.  (2) Defy the 'all clear' and shape economic benefit to their political allies.  (3) Then use Fauci's upcoming dossier to hit the administration for heartlessly opening the economy too early.

Trump Derangement Pandemic.  The anti-Trump fervor is so intense that it has divided the nation into two alien camps until there is hardly any longer a national conversation or a united front in the face of the deadly contagion.  For anyone not in thrall to anti-Trump obsessions, the spectacle of Trump hatred is unfathomable.  It's not that the criticisms of President Trump are harsh, but that they veer on the lunatic, making communication with those who voice them impossible.  It is why the national conversation and a semblance of national unity in the face of threats seem almost hopeless.

Gavin Newsom Declares California a "Nation-State," Suggesting It is Independent of Federal Authority.  Look, either formally secede — with my enthusiastic Bon voyage! — or get ready for invocation of the Insurrection Act and civil war by the usual means.  We're not going to have this [nonsense] where every state has to buckle under leftwing federal diktats but that liberal states are free to secede-in-part whenever the federal government is not leftwing.  If America isn't working for you anymore — Leave.  We can work out the details later.  I suggest that all border counties be permitted to vote to leave or stay on a county-by-county basis.  We don't need to keep states intact when we're dividing the country.  Then I suggest we mutually agree that any citizen of one America has the right to move to the other America as a citizen within five years of division.  After five years, you're a foreign immigrant like any other, and the countries can choose to accept or reject your request for citizenship as they like.  The five year period will permit a lot of self-sorting.

The Hamptons is seeking a travel ban... from NYC.  Yesterday [3/28/2020] we discussed the fact that the Governor of Rhode Island had sought legal advice as to whether or not she could close the borders of her state to people arriving from New York City, effectively instituting a travel ban on people who live in or had visited Gotham.  That turned out not to be possible because of pesky constitutional considerations.  But what if a governor wanted to set up such a ban inside of their own state?  That's a question that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo may have to deal with this week.  It's not just people in Rhode Island and Connecticut who are upset about a flood of Big Apple residents invading their neighborhoods.  Out on Long Island, residents of the tony coastal region known as the Hamptons are equally bothered.  They don't need a bunch of potentially contagious city slickers coming by and getting everyone sick down at the yacht club.

We Already Are In A Civil War, Just Using WMD Instead Of Lead Balls.  Since the beginning of the Obama administration, the loss of our freedom was being planned.  The stockpiling of weapons for every agency of the Federal government, the weaponization of the media, the destruction of our institutions, the opening of our borders, the waves of illegal migrants invading the West on two continents at the same time (they really think you'll believe that was just a coincidence), the destruction of our education system, all were designed and executed in the name of wokeness.  Just as in our previous civil war, where the South sought the help of the French, the Left is in bed with communist China, who have stealthily usurped our economic and military might while their Marxist protégées destroyed America from the inside.

What the left is destroying goes far beyond politics and the economy.  It is clear that reconciliation with the left is a pipedream!  They reject reciprocal respect, based on a mutual agreement about human nature.  They can't have it both ways.  They can't demand our politeness while we are insulted by them.  They can't fabricate "crimes", knock together "evidence" and call it "justice", as Sidney Powell exposes. [...] They can't butcher the record to fit in with their slanted ideology and pretend it's "history".  They can't stake out adolescent absurdity as the correct response to the world, and expect us not to interrogate their wisdom.  If honorableness in communication is the shining standard we aim for between human beings, it has suffered the same fate as every other aspect of culture the left touches.  It's been destroyed.

The Real Reason Why Such Elderly People Run America.  America now has two oppositional and incompatible paradigms of national identity:  the foundational paradigm One nation under God vs. the modern summative Our diversity is our strength.  One nation under God encapsulates America's true, eternal, and viable understanding of identity and purpose.  Though implicitly a statement of theistic faith, the identity "One nation under God" does not involve an individual test of religion or belief.  It does imply an individual responsibility to maintain the unity of the nation as a constitutional republic.  On the other hand, Our diversity is our strength (ODIOS) sounds virtuous, but it is a self-destructive and ultimately suicidal ethos of national identity.  The word diversity comes from the same root as division, divisiveness, divorce.  ODIOS is a godless formulation that literally means that the states and traits dividing us up are the most important thing about us.

Governor Cuomo Threatens Rhode Island With Lawsuit Over NY Quarantine Policy.  Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) threatened Governor Gina Raimondo (D-RI) with a lawsuit over a new state quarantine policy, which would involve using the police and National Guard to track down people fleeing to Rhode Island from New York and forcing them to self-quarantine.  "We're talking to Rhode Island now.  If they don't roll back that policy, I'm going to sue Rhode Island," Cuomo said on CNN Saturday evening, reports the radio station 101Wins.  "No state should be using police to limit interstate travel."

'We should blow up the bridges' — coronavirus leads to class warfare in Hamptons.  It's all-out class warfare in the Hamptons.  The year-round residents, the locals who serve and clean and landscape for the super-rich in the summertime — and put up with all manner of entitlement and terrible behavior in exchange for good money — are silent no more.  "There's not a vegetable to be found in this town right now," says one resident of Springs, a working-class pocket of East Hampton.  "It's these elitist people who think they don't have to follow the rules."  It's not just the drastic food shortage out here.  Every aspect of life, most crucially medical care, is under strain by the sudden influx of rich Manhattanites panic-fleeing, bringing along their disdain and disregard for the little people — and in some cases, knowingly bringing coronavirus.

Are We a Nation of Bigots?  Pundits of all political stripes are taking note of the fact that the 2020 election is bringing to the fore just how deep and bitter are the cultural divisions within our nation.  The glaring decline in political comity rivals that of the days leading up the Civil War.  While the political divide is obvious and bitter, the growing religious divide is also increasingly obvious, and, perhaps, this development has been a stronger factor in the social and cultural divisions of the American public than has been previously acknowledged.

Balkanization of America Accelerating Faster Than Expected.  Because of our open-door policy for the past 55 years, we're being balkanized to death.  This past week, Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle said, "I hope Trump is assassinated."  To make such a call constitutes "treason" but since she's a minority, she gets a pass.  Another woman in my State of Colorado, Denver Councilwoman Candi de Baca said, "If I get the coronavirus, I am going to attend as many MAGA rallies as I can."  In other words, she would deliberately infect anyone who doesn't hold her views.  Also a minority, she enjoys immunity.  Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said, "Trump is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe and a religious bigot."  That statement condemns half the American public that voted for Trump.  It enflames half the American people.  When a national leader attacks SO virulently, it incites civil unrest, social anger, racial animosity and cultural chaos.  It's poor behavior and a dangerous example for our young people.

Tired of Being Mocked?  America has broken down into two different countries.  One lectures us, mocks us, and lies to us.  It is about to experience four more years of us.

The Civil War is Here.  A civil war has begun.  This civil war is very different than the last one.  There are no cannons or cavalry charges.  The left doesn't want to secede.  It wants to rule.  Political conflicts become civil wars when one side refuses to accept the existing authority.  The left has rejected all forms of authority that it doesn't control.  The left has rejected the outcome of the last two presidential elections won by Republicans.  It has rejected the judicial authority of the Supreme Court when it decisions don't accord with its agenda.  It rejects the legislative authority of Congress when it is not dominated by the left.  It rejected the Constitution so long ago that it hardly bears mentioning.  It was for total unilateral executive authority under Obama.  And now it's for states unilaterally deciding what laws they will follow.

Texas Sues California Over Economic Sanctions on Religious States.  One of the more bizarre elements of our cold civil war is California's imposition of economic sanctions on any states that provide any element of religious freedom.  California has currently imposed economic sanctions on eleven states.  And then it messed with Texas.

So much for E Pluribus Unum.
Ossoff: We Need to Beat Trump Backers So Badly They Can't Show Their Faces in Public.  Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff (D.) told a crowd earlier this month that Democrats needed to defeat President Donald Trump's backers so badly that they wouldn't be able to show their faces in public.  "We need to send a message this year," Ossoff said.  "We need to send a message that if you indulge this kind of politics, you're not just going to get beat.  You're going to get beaten so bad you can never run or show your face again in public, because we have had enough, absolutely enough of what we are getting from Donald Trump and his fellow travelers right now."  He made the remarks at a Jan. 19 Democratic candidate forum in Dunwoody, a northern suburb of Atlanta.

Documents: Extremist group wanted rally to start civil war.  A hidden camera captured members of a white supremacist group expressing hope that violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia this week could start a civil war, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Tuesday [1/21/2020].  Former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Jordan Mathews also videotaped himself advocating for killing people, poisoning water supplies and derailing trains, a prosecutor wrote in urging a judge in Maryland to keep Mathews and two other members of The Base detained in federal custody.  But the 27-year-old Canadian national didn't know investigators were watching and listening when he and two other group members talked about attending the Richmond rally in the days leading up to Monday's event, which attracted tens of thousands of people and ended peacefully.

Democrats Seek Civil War, But Will Get Revolution.  Democrats conspired with foreign agents, lied, cheated, and denied due process to Donald Trump.  If they were willing to do that to a duly elected president in order to obtain power, what should Americans expect them to do to them should they refuse attempts to be disarmed?  Democrats understand that an armed America can say, "No!"  And they can't have that.  If they want to radically change the America extant for more than two centuries, they need to first disarm Americans.  And they realize asking nicely is not going to accomplish this.  Therefore, the ever-equable Democrats have suffered a recrudescence of their desire for the disease of civil war... a disease that has lain dormant for more than 160 years.  Democrats will do their utmost to create a situation where blood is spilled and lives are lost to engender this war.

How Do Civil Wars Happen.  Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country.  And they can't settle the question through elections because they don't even agree that elections are how you decide who's in charge.  That's the basic issue here. [...] What do sure odds of the Democrats rejecting the next Republican president really mean?  It means they don't accept the results of any election that they don't win.  It means they don't believe that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections.  That's a civil war.  There's no shooting.  At least not unless you count the attempt to kill a bunch of Republicans at a charity baseball game practice.  But the Democrats have rejected our system of government.  This isn't dissent.  It's not disagreement[.]  You can hate the other party.  You can think they're the worst thing that ever happened to the country.  But then you work harder to win the next election.  When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don't win, what you want is a dictatorship.

GOP senators: don't overthink impeachment scam.  Like poison, cowardice flows through the GOP's bloodstream.  Trump does not fit their mold because he is fearless and speaks his mind.  He's not one of them.  It hurts my ears to hear conservative pundits say that we need the Democrat party as some sort of loyal opposition, so they can "reach across the aisle."  No more neutrality.  It is now clear from the recent Project Veritas recording that the leftists at the Bernie campaign (and no doubt everywhere else) intend to destroy this nation by violence, if necessary.  There really is a civil war going on.

Can the Union Endure?  At this point, Red and Blue America are not even speaking the same language.  We stand near the point of what divorce lawyers term "irreconcilable differences."  In increasingly strident and self-assured tones, the Left believes it is morally superior, intellectually untouchable, and wholly justified in pursuing whatever extralegal, corrupt, or violent methods available to implement their ideology. [...] [After the split,] America could focus on God, freedom, family, and productivity.  Wokestan could focus on socialism, homeless encampments, needle programs, and post-birth abortions.  A wall would surely be built, either by us to keep them out, or by them to keep them in.  The third option is civil war.  Suffice to say, victory in such a war would be a foregone conclusion.  Antifa punks fancy themselves brave while terrorizing progressive cities whose socialist mayors green light their thuggery, but when met with actual force they always skitter away.  In a civil war, during which the American side will enjoy the support and firepower of the vast majority of the military, the police, the food and energy sectors, most of the blue-collar class, and over 100 million gun owners, it's doubtful gaggles of black-masked, androgynous incels would offer much "resistance."

Cynics on the road ahead for federal law enforcement.  When laws seem not to apply to those who create or enforce them, skepticism can turn into cynicism.  If left unresolved, cynicism can move toward a critical mass that, when met, bids trouble for the fate of a nation.

Don't Look Away.  [Scroll down]  We try to be polite when the time for politeness is long past.  You can't be polite with someone who hates you and wishes to destroy everything that you build your society on.  You have to speak out and loudly, before it comes to blood on the streets.  Because if you don't it will come to blood on the streets.  It will come to blood on the streets when they optimize their fraud machine (they're already doing it.  Look at all the felons who've had their voting rights restored in the last couple of years) and slip Hillary in under the wire as the "moderate" choice.  Or worse, they actually run Sanders.  Are you ready for the first openly communist president of the US?  What will he swear on?  Das Kapital?  And what will he swear to do?  NOT defend the constitution.  We do know that.  And it will come to blood on the streets if we actually rise up and vote in unheard of numbers and the fraud can't catch up to us.  There will be blood.  They'll start it.  (Which mind you is preferable to us starting it.)

Corrupt Democrats Pushing America toward the Abyss.  [Scroll down]  Political deterrence was shattered under Obama.  This is what is largely driving the revolutionary spirit that has taken hold in this country.  Democrats feel entitled to complete power and violently act out when that power is checked.  At the same time, conservatives are furious when they see an America that has two sets of rules and norms, in which the best way to never be held accountable for anything is to declare yourself a Democrat.  When unelected liberal bureaucrats believe they have the right to remove an elected president, anger continues to boil.  Add in a side of removing borders and favoring non-citizens over citizens, and you have the perfect recipe for this very dangerous place America is at right now.  The revolutionary divide will continue to build and will result in some form of civil war if deterrence is not restored.

Luongo: Pelosi's Coup Attempt Is Now Open Warfare, "There Will Be Casualties".  The Democrats declared war this week.  Not on Donald Trump but on the United States and the Constitution.  What started as a coup to overturn the 2016 election has now morphed into a Civil War as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Fran-feces) presided over the passage of a bill which creates a clear Constitutional Crisis.  And that means we have multiple factions vying for control of our government, the definition of a Civil War. [...] [Joe] Biden was put in charge of Ukraine by President Obama.  He had full discretion on policy towards Ukraine and was caught on tape bragging about doing exactly what the impeachment article is accusing Trump of doing.  Shaking Ukraine down for favors in order to get $1 billion in aid.

It's not a coup.  It's a civil war.  At least since the 1960s, a faction of people have been looking for a chance to make our government conform to what they think it should be.  This faction has identified itself in many ways, and its members always embrace Marxist ideals with a top-down government run by a few.  A "law-based" government, on the other hand, would have a constitution to protect the rights of the minority from the "tyranny" of the majority.  That is what the United States of America is: a law-based government founded on the belief that those working in government are employees of the people, and not that the people are subservient to them.  And all decisions are to be based on our agreement to form such a government — that is, as spelled out in our Constitution.  When a group, no matter how large or small, decides it wants to step beyond the constitutional means for changing the government and change it to fit their own ideals of government, and superimpose those ideals on everybody else, we have a true conflict.  If that conflict cannot be resolved to their satisfaction through the instrumentalities of the provisions to do so, and so they decide to overthrow it and replace it with their own views or ideas, we have a war.  We have those circumstances playing out before our eyes (and ears).

Speaker Pelosi Declares a Coup Against President Trump.  Nancy Pelosi transparently announced a coup against President Trump on Thursday morning, Dec. 5, 2019, a date which will live in political infamy.  There was never any doubt that the House of Representatives will vote on a strictly partisan basis to impeach the president, but it could not have been foreseen that Pelosi would frame that approaching act as a naked power grab.  Yet that is exactly what she did.  In opening her announcement to draft impeachment charges by quoting the Declaration of Independence, she acknowledged more plainly than ever before that she is taking a revolutionary act, that she is overthrowing the established order and that, in modern terms, she has launched a coup. [...] This impeachment is not a unifying act like the joining together of 13 Colonies against a common enemy, but rather the tearing asunder of a union into separate camps much like the rebellion that Abraham Lincoln encountered in 1861.

Democrats Are Pushing America Into Civil War.  Civil war becomes likelier with every passing day.  With the failure of the doddering Mueller's Democrat-inspired coup attempt, the disaster of Schiff's impeachment hoax, and Nadler's Wednesday hearing comprised of angry leftist academics, the country has learned a valuable lesson; the Democrats will never accept Trump as the duly elected president — no matter how much of a landslide he wins by in 2020.  And as Michael Walsh has pointed out.  "They never stop, they never sleep, they never quit."  Unbridled hatred will do that. [...] When the enemy stands between those with blinding hatred in their hearts and the power they crave, there is nowhere else for them to go but to war.  There is just one problem with their strategy, Americans see what the Democrats have planned for them.  Americans understand what is coming.

Thankful for 'foresight,' but can we stop this potential second Civil War?  Organized Antifa terrorism is spreading around the country.  People are brutally assaulted on the streets for their political views by crazed, brainwashed leftists.  Marxist political parties and their calls for revolution are gaining serious traction among young people, especially on college campuses.  Fake leftist news coverage incites anger and demonizes conservatives and any organization that does not march in lockstep with radicals' latest social justice demands.  The First and Second Amendments are under attack and are in mortal danger of being effectively repealed as soon as the left wields the requisite power, legitimately or otherwise.  High emotions, violent reactions, riots, and protests are guaranteed to boil over in 2020.  And according to a poll released last month, the average voter already believes the U.S. is approaching the verge of a civil war.

The Hate and Anti-Intellectualism of the Modern Democratic Party.  Bill Maher recently played the role of a broken clock and stumbled upon a truth.  He noted that America is potentially heading toward a civil war due to rising anger on both sides of the political aisle.  This is a true sentiment, although he misdiagnoses the cause and effect.  Runaway hate, growing violence, and anti-American extremism on the Left have triggered a rise in righteous anger on the right.  Should President Donald Trump win re-election in 2020, everyone paying attention believes that this will serve as a triggering event that will result in a serious spasm of violence.  Maher immediately followed up his call for ramping back the incendiary language that now defines the political discourse by calling Republicans the equivalent of hate-filled anti-intellectuals.  His idea of offering understanding of Republicans is to say that they are even more hateful than stupid, people to perhaps be pitied instead of despised.

Are We Headed Toward a Second Civil War?  Even if the military withheld its most destructive weapons, a modern hot civil war would be disastrous on a scale that's barely imaginable.  It's a prospect no sane person wants, even on the fringes of the right or the left.  Yet, in today's polarized age, most people now genuinely believe civil war to be a very real possibility.  An October Georgetown Institute poll found that the average American believes we are "two-thirds of the way to the edge of a civil war," while a solid majority believes that "political, racial, and class divisions are getting worse."  From where I'm sitting, it sure seems that way, and it's a topic that's getting an increasing amount of coverage in the media from both conservative and liberal perspectives.

Democrats Hate America.  This won't surprise anyone who has been paying attention, but there is a stark difference between the parties:  Republicans love America, while Democrats can't stand her. [...] If you hate your country, there is a party for you!  You are a Democrat.  If you love your country, you have only one plausible home:  you are a Republican.  Never has this difference been so clear.

What the University of Alabama's football stadiums tells us about Trump's popularity.  America is dividing into two nations, one based in coastal and a few inland urban areas, full of hatred for President Trump and his supporters, and the rest of the country that largely supports him and cheers "USA, USA!" when he enters an arena.  It's sad, but that's where we are right now.

Why 300,000 Texans Want to Secede.  "We have to decide," Daniel Miller told me, speaking Texan to Texan:  "What is right for our people?  Do Texans, at a fundamental level, want the right to be governed by themselves?" [...] He is the president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, which is devoted to ending Texas's nearly 175-year experiment with membership in the United States of America.  The group, which claims some 300,000 members, demands a referendum on secession and, after what Miller predicts will be an "inevitable" vote to leave, the declaration of an independent Republic of Texas.

Civil War Begins When the Constitutional Order Breaks Down.  Here is a quick template for how we might more usefully decipher how this nation gets to another civil war.  It is arranged as a short series of questions:  [#1] What is civil war?  [#2] Why do political-constitutional orders sometimes breakdown, rather than simply transform in response to change?  [#3] How is violence essential to constitutional and political resolution?  [#4] How close is the U.S. to such a break down, and its consequences?  What is civil war?  Civil war is, at root, a contest over legitimacy.  Legitimacy — literally the right to make law — is shorthand for the consent of the citizens and political parties to abide by the authority of a constitutional order.  Civil war begins when this larger political compact breaks down.

Is the USA headed for a violent revolt in 2020?  The Left is a cornered, rabid wolf, unhinged, immoral, and violent.  There is literally nothing these people will not do to retain and expand their power over you.  Whichever way the 2020 presidential election goes, the losing side will be in an uproar.  The 2016 election may be but a mild prelude to what will happen.  Remember that even after the final vote had been cast and counted, the Left fought tooth and nail to overturn the results, even openly offering bribes to electors to vote "faithlessly."  Leftists have never stopped opposing the outcome.  They will absolutely not accept another Trump win.  As for the right, our main fear is voter fraud.  Democrats have been relentless in their opposition to any safeguards against it.  If there is any evidence of voter fraud, a Trump loss will be blamed on it.

Linking Incompatibles Is the Left's Stock-in-Trade.  Any clear-sighted observer can see that America is now undergoing its most severe crisis of legitimacy since the Civil War of 1861-1865. The Democrat Party has gone hard left, the education system is indoctrinating the young with a socialist syllabus as extensive and invariant as the Nazi curriculum of the 1930s, the media are irremediably corrupt, the pervasive ideology of "social justice" ensures multiple miscarriages of basic justice, an activist judiciary defies constitutional legality, and violence both rhetorical and actual has become the standard operating procedure of the New Totalitarians.  The nation's public institutions and government agencies are in full sedition mode, and the lawful tenure and authority of the President is under sustained attack.

College kids' hard left turn means trouble ahead for America.  If college kids' political views are a clue to the nation's future, America is headed over a left-wing cliff.  Consider:  A recent Chegg/College Pulse poll found 69% of students say they'd vote for a Democrat in 2020, while just 23% back President Trump. [...] That survey highlighted other eye-opening trends:  College kids back the Green New Deal 2 [to] 1, and two-thirds want Medicare for All.  And get this:  The Yale study says 32% of college kids believe it's sometimes OK to "shout down" campus speakers, and 31% are actually OK using "physical violence" to stamp out "hate speech" or "racially charged language."  The dangers there are obvious:  Who decides what speech deserves to be silenced, even perhaps with violence?  And what kind of society are we headed for when that kind of thinking becomes so prevalent?

Gohmert on Impeachment:  Dems 'Coup' Will 'Push This Country to a Civil War'.  On the House floor Thursday [10/31/2019], Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said the way House Democrats were running the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump was "about to push this country to a civil war."  Gohmert said, "Never in the history of this country have we had such gross unfairness that one party would put armed guards [...] to prevent the duly authorized people from being able to hear the witnesses and see them for themselves.  And then, oh, we hear from this resolution today, we're going to send you the depositions after we get through doctoring and looking at and editing the transcripts, we'll send you those, so you have the evidence you need.  That's not the kind of evidence that a coup should be based on.  If we're going to have what they're trying to legalize as a coup, we ought to have a right to see each of those witnesses."

Is the USA headed for a violent revolt in 2020?  The United States was founded in a violent revolution and then, "fourscore and seven years" later, found itself in the midst of a brutal civil war that cost the lives of three quarters of a million Americans, more American deaths than in any other war.  Could another violent internal war in America erupt yet again?  While it is not probable, the possibilities are sobering. [...] The leftist view of America is more than merely jaundiced; it is overtly hostile.  American patriots are openly referred to as Nazis, and the cultural leaders of the Left are brazenly and violently opposed to any peaceful discourse with those with whom they disagree. [...] The Left is a cornered, rabid wolf, unhinged, immoral, and violent.  There is literally nothing these people will not do to retain and expand their power over you.  Whichever way the 2020 presidential election goes, the losing side will be in an uproar.

Most Americans Do Not Believe That This Chapter Of American History Is Going To End Well.  America is more divided today than it has ever been in my entire lifetime, and the very deep divisions that now exist are getting deeper with each passing day.  In particular, the animosity between the political left and the political right has risen to an extremely frightening level.  Instead of learning to love those that we disagree with, we are constantly being trained to absolutely loathe them, and the pot is constantly being stirred by the mainstream media and many of our national leaders.  And as both sides go at it like cats and dogs, irreparable damage is being done to our political system.  At this point, we are not too far away from a point where this country will not be governable by anyone.

U.S. decline of Christianity continues at rapid pace.  As the Republican and Democratic parties continue to bifurcate across Christianity, we can expect a deepening of seemingly irreconcilable tension.  Christianity has certain views and associated actions which are unique, and sometimes diametrically opposed with those of other Belief Systems.

Battleground: 7 in 10 say US 'on the edge of civil war'.  Partisan political division and the resulting incivility has reached a low in America, with 67% believing that the nation is nearing civil war, according to a new national survey.  "The majority of Americans believe that we are two-thirds of the way to being on the edge of civil war.  That to me is a very pessimistic place," said Mo Elleithee, the executive director of Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service.  And worse, he said in announcing the results of the Institute's Battleground Poll civility survey, the political division is likely to make the upcoming 2020 presidential race the nastiest in modern history.

When Does It Count as a Coup?  Not only are we living in the most divisive time in the republic's history since the Civil War, but we are also right now witnesses to an ongoing plot to subvert the duly elected President of the United States.

Slight of Hand.  It's good that we support Christian filmmaking, watch conservative television, write our congressmen now and then.  But that's not joining the battle and we are in a place now where we either fight or run up the white flag and snap on our own shackles.  If we want the glories of this amazing country to continue we have to dig in and fight.  Demonic forces have sickened the media, the entertainment industry, our entire educational system in a masterful slight-of-hand operation.  These forces have even infiltrated and robbed our churches of their most positive influence.  All have conspired to force on us an alternate, delusional worldview, one that will kill us all.

Pew Report:  The two-party gap widens without agreement on basic facts.  [Scroll down]  Moreover, 73% of the public — including 77% of Republicans and 72% of Democrats — say that voters in both parties "not only disagree over plans and policies but also cannot agree on the basic facts."  Even a cursory glance at House impeachment proceedings and media reports about the Trump presidency provides proof enough of that.  Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidates double down on Leftist extremism in their calls for open borders; providing health care, voting rights, and benefits for illegal aliens.  Democrats are promoting an environmental policy that would cost tens of trillions of dollars; student loan debt forgiveness; minimal guaranteed incomes; gun confiscation; punishing churches for their religious beliefs, and much more.  All against conservative policy increasing the political divisions between the two parties.  There is no coming to an agreement.

How To Start A Civil War.  The Democrat Party has made a fateful decision.  They've decided to safeguard all that is left of their power and the progressive movement they have worshiped at the cost of the existence of the nation they have sworn an oath to preserve.  The Democrats, after 160 years, have once again resolved that they will not accept the election of a president decided by a legal and Constitutional process.  Their crusade to oust our president started in 2016 and will probably climax in 2020.  This time they will not accept separation, only control — a true civil war!

Poll Shows Partisan Animosity Has Deepened Since 2016.  A 64% majority of Republican respondents felt that Democrats are more closed-minded than other Americans.  Sixty-three percent said Democrats are unpatriotic, and 55% said they are immoral.  Small numbers of Republicans said Democrats are lazy and unintelligent — 46% and 36%, respectively.  On the other side, 75% of Democratic respondents said that Republicans are closed-minded.  Forty-seven percent said members of the GOP are immoral, 38% said Republicans are unintelligent, 23% said they are unpatriotic, and 20% said they are lazy.

Nancy gets a wakeup call.  Most of the Dem strategy is based on the assumption that the party of the Bushes, Romney, and Ryan will never strike back.  But the ground is shifting, and a new GOP, brought to life by the Orange Cthulhu, is beginning to stir.  So far nobody has chased Nancy or Adam or Little Sandy from a restaurant or confronted them on the street.  It would be a shame if anyone did.  But these things have a logic of their own and will go the way they go.  Fires of this type, once set, will burn until they burn out.  The Dems, in their embrace of violence, lies, manipulation, and gutter tactics, have opened a door, and they must deal with whatever emerges.

The Walls Really are Closing In On the Elite.  The entire globalist neoliberal order is teetering on the brink.  Trump was nominated and elected by people who are tired of endless wars of supposed democratization for people uninterested in it and unfit for its responsibilities.  They are tired of the mass importation of illegals and refugees who don't understand or care about our principles or way of life.  They are tired an economic system that brings ruin to the American working and middle classes and of the intensifying persecution of normal Americans.

America Beware:  Pelosi, Schiff may get the Civil War they are fighting for.  With a national election coming in 13 months, Democrats seem convinced they cannot win.  So they revert to another two years of the Russia Hoax II.  A fabricated scandal created by deep state elements, coordinated with leading Democrats, and laid out in the left-wing media like a PR campaign.  As they continue to trample the constitution in their efforts to destroy President Trump, Democrats are on the verge of triggering a Civil War in America.  The Whistleblower hoax and its attendant impeachment hysteria is a distraction to cover up the criminality of numerous high ranking Obama officials.  In hopes of convincing enough people that their lies are the truth.  [Video clip]

War Is Coming!  Are You Ready?  Will You Fight?  Most of us don't want a second Civil War, though many of us will fight, and a very few even think war is a good idea.  But the obvious question is what would it look like?  The answer is nothing like the last civil war.  I polished off a bottle of McCallum 25 with a couple of old friends who think about this stuff for a living.  You'd like these guys, bright, inventive; each kept up at night by their serious jobs.  The causes of the last Civil War were economic.  Tariffs on products coming into and leaving southern ports meant the agrarian south was at odds with the more urban and industrialized north.  No such division exists today.  The left does not control states; the left controls cities; everything else belongs to the people.

The Death of American Citizenship.  Multiculturalism has reduced the idea of e pluribus unum to a regressive tribalism.  Americans often seem to owe their first allegiance to those who look like they do.  Citizens cannot even agree over once-hallowed and shared national holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July.

Thoughts On Civil War.  A prevailing assumption in all of outsider politics, both Left and Right, is that America is headed for a civil war. [...] From time to time polls are done that show Americans are increasingly sure that a civil war is the most probable outcome for the turmoil and conflict of the current year.  At first blush, it is not a silly assumption.  After all, empires tend to end in violence, either they are conquered or break apart.  Even if you think America is some sort of exception when it comes to being an empire, every society is racked with conflict.  It has been over 150 years since the United States has had serious internal distension.  The closest to a revolt was the Civil Rights Movement, but the blacks were easily bought off after some protests and riots.  America seems due for a violent adjustment.

Events like this are becoming more common:
Coffee shop employee kicks out conservative customer.  Marilyn Synek loves the coffee and crepes at Cultiva Espresso & Crepes in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Her weekly visits have become something of a tradition.  But on Wednesday [9/11/2019], Synek tells me she was confronted by one of the employees who demanded that she leave the coffee shop because of her conservative beliefs.

Update -- with an additional detail that I missed the first time:
Trans Barista Boots Conservative From Coffee Shop.  On Wednesday 9/11/2019], a transgender barista booted a young conservative woman from a coffee shop in Lincoln, Neb., attacking her for her political principles.  The coffee shop later apologized to the conservative woman and fired the impolite barista — in a move the barista interpreted as evidence of discrimination against transgender people.

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Aha!  It turns out that the woman wasn't ejected "because of her conservative beliefs," but because the employee is a troublemaking transvestite snowflake who can't tolerate dissenting opinions.  And of course the transvestite is now claiming to be the victim of the trouble he stirred up.  This is another way that America is split into two incompatible groups:  those who see nothing wrong with men dressing as women, and... the rest of us.

Trans privilege:  Liberal media sugarcoats the story of a transgender employee harassing a conservative customer.  Guess what happens when an employee randomly harasses a customer and throws them out of the store without cause?  The employee gets fired, that's what.  And everyone, or at least everyone sensible, agrees that they deserve it.  Unless, of course, that employee is transgender.  Then, as intersectionality demands, special rules apply.  The progressive and LGBT media cover the incident in a way that implies the trans employee's actions were righteous, so long as the person they targeted was a conservative.  Or at least, that's how NBC News and the Hill bizarrely decided to spin the story.

No Matter Who Wins in 2020, There Will Be Blood.  The machinations of an illiberal left, on display in its ever-increasing violence accompanied by the ululations of a propagandist media in contravention of an imaginary "white supremacist" right, have riven the nation into diametrically opposed camps.  The right will never accept socialism, while the left will accept nothing less.  Those on the left will not allow a Trump victory, even should he win the popular vote and the Electoral College. [...] Antifa, the military arm of the Democratic Party, has not spent the last three years practicing and organizing merely to sit on the sidelines.

Democrats' Gun Buy-Back Plan Would Backfire Horrifically.  [W]hile such plans might be politically profitable in a left-wing primary, in practice they could end in catastrophe.  When Australia and New Zealand initially mandated buy-backs of assault weapons, most gun owners ignored the decrees.  Similar non-compliance over laws to surrender or register guns has since occurred in California, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and elsewhere.  Nor is there a clear, consistent definition of "assault weapon": automatic weapons are already effectively banned by federal law.  Depending on how the term is defined — like if you include semi-automatic rifles built on the AR-15 design — there could be as many as 10 million "assault weapons" in private hands.  What would happen if the feds decided to vigorously enforce confiscation of all of those firearms?

33 Tough Questions for Pro-Immigration Christians.  We're past the point where fuzzy rhetoric and damp-eyed virtue signaling can mask the deep divisions in our country.  And we're coming close to the moment where demographic realities will hand the pro-abortion, pro-socialist, gun-grabbing anti-Christian Democrats almost overwhelming power.  If not quite forever, for the rest of our lifetimes and our children's.  We might well leave the next generation behind as hostages to our own moral cowardice and desperate desire not to be called unpleasant names.

American Civil War: Four Fates, From Freedom to Soviet Tyranny.  I don't mean to say that to create a feeling of defeat -- far from it.  But the first step in dealing with a situation is understanding reality.  And reality is very simple today.  At a minimum, the Left has coopted the following elements of culture in the United States -- they have been, over time, "converged" into Leftism:
  •   The K-12 educational system.
  •   Colleges and Universities.
  •   Most Protestant religious organizations.
  •   Most Catholic organizations.
  •   The psychological establishment.
  •   The American Medical Association.
  •   All mainstream news media.
  •   All mainstream entertainment media.
  •   Most departments of the Federal government, absent the armed services.
  •   The general officer corps of the armed services.
  •   The courts.
  •   Silicon Valley tech companies.
  •   Many (but not all) Fortune® 500™ companies.
This isn't an accident, it's entirely by plan.  And not only by plan, it's by a plan that was entirely shared.

The Role of Gun Control in Dictatorship.  Eventually, there will be conflict, which brings us to the Second Amendment.  The fate of everything the Left intends depends in the end on whether normal, non-communist Americans have the power to make the price of dictatorship so high that the Left will be unwilling to force it to completion.  If Americans can be disarmed and neutralized, they can be imprisoned without trials.  If they can be made powerless, they can be shot at without fear that they'll shoot back.  If they can be conquered, they can be subjugated and made to serve their totalitarian masters.  The Second Amendment was always about exactly this scenario.  The Founders did not insist on the Second Amendment so that they could hunt in perpetuity but because they feared a large, authoritarian government controlled by unethical and immoral politicians and their mobs.

The Mountebank Left Is Banking on You.  Some time ago, I noted the irreconcilable difference between the Left and the rest of America:  the majority of our fellow citizens believe America is an inherently good nation that continues its pursuit of a more perfect union; the Left believes America is an inherently evil nation that must be transformed fundamentally into an oppressive socialist state — at best. [...] This is a dangerous devolution of the classical American political paradigm, in which both antagonists, conservatives and liberals, agreed America was an exceptional, fundamentally decent nation but differed about how to effectuate a more perfect union.  This devolution has several causes, but notable is the incestuous relationship between the leftist media and left-wing academics.

The White Supremacy Hoax.  More surely, an inherently abusive campaign of racial profiling itself guarantees deadly friction.  One of these days, some misdirected SWAT team will shoot it out with innocent people, with casualties on both sides, or some person unjustly ruined will take his tormentors to the grave with him.  One police force will fight another.  The paths to civil war are many.  A generation of domestic peace is increasingly difficult to imagine.

Civil War Over 2nd Amendment?  Pay Attention.  This is the time when a good government can go bad, when the laws of freedom that have governed us for over 200 years are in jeopardy.  It could easily lead to civil war to have everyone who owns a semi-automatic rifle instantly become a criminal.  It's what happens when people run on emotion rather than rational thought on the consequences of their actions.

Also posted under emotion versus reason.

Heading for civil war.  Donald Trump's opponents are completely unhinged.  The hate and slander directed towards the president and his supporters is off the charts.  The vitriol comes not just from the Democrat party, the media, and the world of entertainment, but also from a sizable proportion of the federal bureaucracy and many seemingly ordinary people.  The media coordinates this campaign and amplifies the hate at every opportunity.  Media twist every event, be it big or small, into a criticism of the president.  The goal is always to present Trump in not just an unfavorable light but to make him appear too loathsome for polite society.  And Trump is not the sole target of this demonization.  It is directed at his supporters, too.

Igniting Civil War.  Government sponsorship of violence against opponents or complacency in the face of incitement to violence is a powerful tool of political repression.  Regimes such as Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, Nicaragua, China, and other tyrannies have used such tactics to great effect.  When mobs attack anti-government demonstrators, for example, the police either disappear or stand by watching.  In American cities run by Democrats and on the U.S. college and university campuses, the authorities increasingly have been standing by as radicals do the dirty work of beating up or silencing conservatives.  In societies riven by mutual hate, the people who control the police and public communications make all the difference.  When they maintain impartiality, as did Germany's Weimar government while the Nazis and Communists struggled for primacy, partisan warfare tends to be resolved politically — though the results are harsh.  When societal hatred or the partiality of authorities results in deaths, long-smoldering cold civil war can blaze into holocaust.  We Americans are now facing the danger of a civil war thus ignited.

Civil war as entertainment.  Universal Pictures has produced a film called The Hunt (originally titled Red State vs. Blue State), which begins with rich liberals capturing "deplorables" from red states to hunt down and murder.  If you lived in Dayton, Ohio, you might consider this a realistic premise, although I don't think that is what the filmmakers had in mind.  This is the trailer; if I interpret it correctly, the "deplorables" fight back and win what looks like a civil war.  In that respect, one might say that the film is realistic.

A Transformation of the American Regime?  Almost all observers agree that America is profoundly divided.  This intense polarization has been described by the Claremont Institute's Angelo Codevilla as a "cold civil war."  What is it all about?  First and foremost, this conflict is between those who unhesitatingly love America, its history, culture, principles, and people and those who believe that "the United States of America," its past and present, is seriously flawed and, thus, in need of "fundamental transformation" as Barack Obama famously put it. [...] Around Independence Day, we saw the city council of Charlottesville, Virginia vote to cancel Thomas Jefferson's birthday holiday; Nike recall the Betsy Ross flag sneakers; the San Francisco School board vote to cover up a painting of the life of George Washington; and in St Louis Park, Minnesota, the city council vote to abandon the traditional "Pledge of Allegiance" before its meetings.

Breaking Down The Imminent Second USA American Civil War.  [Video clip]

Pete Buttigieg Warns Black Americans of Another Civil War.  Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday [7/2/2019] warned Black Americans of a new civil war if the federal government failed to end racist institutions and pay reparations for slavery.  "If we do not tackle the problem of racial inequality in my lifetime, I am convinced that it will upend the American project in my lifetime," he warned.  "It brought our country to its knees once and if we do not act, it could again."

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Was that a warning of an impending civil war, or an incitement of civil war?

Can We All Put Aside Our Differences, Recommit Ourselves to Each Other, Our Nation?  It took a lot of muscle, blood, courage and tenacity to tame a continent. [...] It took a people who were willing to claim this wild land foot by foot and come together armed with a few muskets and squirrel rifles to defeat the most well-equipped and feared military force on the planet.

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The writer goes on to say how great the United States once was, before finally urging us all to set aside our differences.  It is a script suitable for a July 4th speech, right before the fireworks show.  But there is no way I'm going to set aside my differences with violent, godless, corrupt, destructive, lying, parasitic, earth-worshiping, self-pitying, race-baiting, statue-removing, vote-stealing, gun-grabbing, baby-killing, Socialist Democrats, as if we're all one big happy family.

Dangerous Derangement.  America cannot continue as a republic without the acceptance that one party routinely will be turned out of office.  Democrats no longer accept that bedrock principle of American liberty.  They see themselves as the only party entitled to govern.  "Trump Derangement Syndrome" and the Russian collusion frame-up are two faces of the same coin:  Democrats now reject the orderly succession of power through duly constituted elections.  Democrats have whipped the nation into mass hysteria for three years.  It's a destructive game, manipulating people into a rage until Americans see each other as enemies.  Most dangerous of all, driven by the social justice agenda of Obama progressives, Democrats are purposely delegitimizing our democratic institutions.

Oregon Senate closes due to 'possible militia threat' after Republican walkout.  The Oregon state Senate closed Saturday [6/22/2019] after a "possible militia threat" from a right-wing group — amid a broader drama over a walkout by Republican lawmakers over looming climate change legislation.  Right-wing groups posted their support for the 12 rebel Republicans on Friday, including one group — the Oregon Three Percenters — who joined in an armed takeover of a wildlife refuge in 2016.

Joe Biden, 76, wants a violent civil war.  Ryan Saavedra reports for the Daily Wire that on Monday, June 17, at the Moral Action Congress of the Poor People's Campaign in Washington, D.C., Demonrat 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden was asked by MSNBC's Joy Reid:  "How would you get past either a majority Republican Senate in which Mitch McConnell was determined to kill all of these ideas or even a Mitch McConnell in the minority who repeated the consistent filibustering when you were vice president and anything that came from the Obama-Biden administration Mitch McConnell considered dead on arrival?"  Biden replied:  "Joy, I know you're one of the ones who thinks it's naive to think we have to work together.  The fact of the matter is if we can't get a consensus, nothing happens except the abuse of power by the executive.  There are certain things where it just takes a brass knuckle fight.  Let's start a real physical revolution if you're talking about it."

Civil War II Weather Report:  Spicy Time Coming.  Civil wars don't happen all at once, and like a strong storm, they require the atmosphere to be right.  A weather report is probably a good metaphor.  So, to review the future, let's start by looking at Civil War I so we understand what happened, and what the potential differences are.

Biden Suggests Starting 'Physical Revolution' To Deal With Republicans.  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appeared to suggest using violence against Republicans on Monday in response to a question about how he as president would deal with opposition to his agenda in the Senate from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. [...] "There are certain things where it just takes a brass knuckle fight," Biden continued, later adding:  "Let's start a real physical revolution if you're talking about it."  [Video clip]

Nancy Pelosi needs to stop her endless war against Trump.  [Scroll down]  The majority of voters understand that Mueller had the time, investigators, and incentive to find any dirt he could.  His probe was vast and expensive — he summoned 500 witnesses, issued 2,800 subpoenas and used grand juries and heavily armed agents in search warrant raids.  If Trump had broken the law, Mueller would have found it.  Forget the noise and legalisms:  in a binary world, the president was cleared.  So it's past time for the left to get over 2016 and accept that Trump was legitimately elected and is entitled to the full powers of the presidency.  Her party's continual denial of that reality is the dry tinder that makes Pelosi's gamble so reckless.  Mueller was their best shot and to talk of prison now smacks of third-world countries where there is no peaceful transfer of power.

The divisions among Americans are reaching a tipping point.  As a nation, and with President Trump at the helm, we have finally reached that proverbial crossroads, that moment in which truth must finally shine its light, or else deception will darken the world for generations to come.  I sense that the wheat is about to be separated from the chaff, and the uncommitted must finally take up arms for one side or the other.  There will be no neutrality.  Warning to those of us on the right:  The Left already knows all this, and leftists are preparing for the final battle.

A Future You Don't Want.  While you were sleeping, the Democrats (abetted by some deviant Republicans) have been working on a plan that would destroy the diversity of the American political system and bring the nation to the brink of civil war.  The plan is called The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, and tens of millions of dollars have already been spent over several decades trying to implement it.

The Surprisingly Solid Mathematical Case of the Tin Foil Hat Gun Prepper.  Pretend you're someone with your eyes on the horizon.  What would you be looking for, exactly?  Increasing partisanship.  Civil disorder.  Coup rhetoric.  A widening wealth gap.  A further entrenching oligarchy.  Dysfunctional governance.  The rise of violent extremist ideologies such as Nazism and Communism.  Violent street protests.  People marching with masks and dressing like the Italian Blackshirts.  Attempts at large scale political assassination.  Any one of those might not necessarily be the canary in the coal mine, but all of them in aggregate might be alarming to someone with their eyes on the horizon.  Someone with disproportionate faith in the state is naturally inclined to disregard these sorts of events as a cognitive bias, while someone with little faith in the state might take these signs to mean they should buy a few more boxes of ammunition. [...] So that's another canary in the coal mine for the tin foil hat right winger — you have a class of people who are vehemently demanding confiscation of rifles in the public sphere, while some of them are secretly building underground fortresses in the private sphere.

The Coming Civil War Over Abortion.  A civil war is coming to America.  Only this time it will be abortion, rather than slavery, that divides the nation.  And while I hope with all my heart that it will not be a physically violent war, the ideological conflict will certainly be intense.

Sanctuary Laws and the Death of E Pluribus Unum.  Sanctuary laws are a gateway to chaos.  If such rebellion is allowed to stand, are there any limits at all? [...] Authority on immigration matters — which are part of foreign policy — must be held by the federal government.  Without deference to federal law we are no longer a nation, but a hodge-podge of 50 separate nation-states pulling in different directions.

It's Not Trump Derangement Syndrome.  The derangement we are facing is not Orange Man Bad; it is America Bad.  The Democrats don't believe in our two-party system anymore.  They utterly reject American civic norms of treating the president with a modicum of respect and cooperation.  They don't want to alternate presidential power every four or eight years.  They think theirs is the only party that deserves to be elected.

Mississippi flag ordered out of park near Statue of Liberty.  New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is ordering that the Mississippi flag be replaced by the American flag at a state park that overlooks the Statue of Liberty because it has a Confederate emblem on it.

So much for E Pluribus Unum.
New Jersey's Dem governor says Mississippi flag won't fly in park near Statue of Liberty.  New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy ordered the Mississippi flag removed from a state park Friday [4/27/2019] over the Confederate emblem that adorns it, as the nationwide debate rages over symbols honoring the antebellum South.  Murphy, a Democrat, ordered the flag be replaced with an American flag at Liberty State Park, a preserve of more than 1,200 acres in Jersey City that overlooks Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, just across the harbor from New York City, reported.  The park has traditionally flown the flags of all 50 states.

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The liberals have to inject politics into everything.  The socialists are bent on destroying American traditions.  Draw your own conclusions about the New Jersey Governor.

'Shedding of blood' may be required to save US, author of an Arizona immigration law says.  Russell Pearce, a former president of the Arizona state Senate who helped author a controversial immigration law in the state, appeared to advocate for violence for the U.S. to save itself in remarks delivered earlier this week.  Pearce, a Republican, spoke Monday [4/15/2019] at a rally in Gilbert, Ariz., dubbed "Patriotism Over Socialism."  Other featured speakers included Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward and Laura Loomer, whose anti-Muslim social media posts have gotten her banned from Twitter, Uber and Lyft, the Arizona Republic reported.  "And it may take the shedding of blood to keep this Republic," Pearce.  "And I, for one, am willing to do whatever it takes."

Electoral College scheme:  Grounds for civil war?  In their bid to establish dictatorial, totalitarian, socialist rule in the United States, Democrats all over the country are pushing a plainly anti-constitutional scheme to erase the constitutional method for electing the president of the United States. [...] The states have no lawmaking power to alter the authority of electors chosen by the people.  States can regulate the manner of choosing the electors, but they cannot dictate the terms of their vote, as if the electors themselves do not exist.  Such legislation is not a law; it is an act of rebellion against the duly constituted government of the United States.  If they pretend to claim power as a result of this anti-constitutional scheme, their rebellion will properly be the signal for civil war.

The Never-Ending Threat of Civil War.  We and the Left are now two nations within one country.  This is undeniable.  We are now so different that we cannot even agree on what a country is, or on the merits of a country having a border.  The number of people who still say, "I just don't care about politics" dwindles.  It is still possible to hate both sides — but it is getting hard to be indifferent and still be breathing.  How many people can just take or leave infanticide?  How many people are entirely flexible about the idea of the government having authority over anything and everything, to experimenting with our fundamental demographics, or to giving up fossil fuels cold turkey?  The "news," whether ours or theirs, focuses myopically on the daily round of legal wrangling that now completely lacks the power to resolve our differences.  The law has degenerated into a mere procedural habit.  Few people, and even fewer officials, were genuinely interested in whether Robert Mueller was pursuing the truth or not.  The assumption, on both sides, was that he wasn't.  What matters now is simply which side wins.

The Democratic Party, Not America, Is Experiencing a Civil War.  Contrary to the overheated speculation of so many, the United States is not on the cusp of another civil war.  Sure, things are tense in America's political system.  Things usually are.  Americans are not, however, about to take up arms against each other and hunt down those with whom they disagree.

For Peace in America, We Must Return to the Rule of Law.  It remains to be seen if our internal divisions will explode into mass violence, but the likelihood of that will be determined by the extent to which the rule of law is re-established in this country.  For if we don't have recourse at the ballot box (our elections are stolen by the likes of Brenda Snipes, "ballot-harvesting", etc.), and there is a wildly uneven application of the law (in the course of a now discredited investigation, Roger Stone is arrested with more firepower on hand than was used to take down Osama bin Laden, while the likes of Comey, Hillary, Obama, Brennan, Lynch walk free), then many Americans will conclude that there is nothing left to defend our rights besides force of arms.  The collapse of the Mueller charade has served to move the hands of the civil war doomsday clock back a few notches, but now we need to see real criminals held accountable.

5 Reasons We're In This Mess.  We are in the midst of a very, very dangerous time.  Anyone who still believes in the power of the vote to reconcile our differences has not been paying attention.  The time for campaigning things away has come and gone and there will never — until this conflict settles matters in flesh and blood — be a coming together of one side with the other.  It is purposeless at this point to reason with one another, sides have been clearly drawn and like a family dispute, everyone knows where everyone else stands on the matter.  The premise is simple; there are those who want the heritage America of the past and those who want another country altogether.  Those aren't views that can be reconciled and both sides are convinced that they hold the moral high ground.  The conflict has a neo-theological feel to it.  It has become a religion to many, the righting of historical wrongs on people living in the present and the only solution is final.  There is no compromise with someone who wants you gone.

The Game Is Rigged.  From the comfort of TV green rooms, Beltway backrooms, corporate boardrooms, and conference ballrooms, it may not look like civil war is imminent.  But threats and outright violence against ordinary, law-abiding people are now regularized features, not random bugs, of political life in these dis-United States.  College students are being punched, elderly citizens are being harassed, MAGA hat wearers are being kicked off planes and assaulted in school hallways and restaurants, conservative speakers are being mobbed and Molotov cocktailed, ICE agents and their families are being targeted, pro-lifers are being kicked and menaced, pro-Trump, anti-jihad moms on social media are being monitored and doxxed.  The madness is beyond parody.  Last week, social justice media warriors whipped up hysteria over a Mar a Lago pastry chef's Instagram posts.  Where are the sanctuary spaces for law-abiding conservatives who simply want to exercise their rights to free speech and peaceable assembly?

What would a hybrid civil war look like?  If a civil war were actually underway it would take the form of hybrid warfare and look much like what can already be observed today.  It would explain why, in an era obsessed with safe spaces and tolerance, there is little of either left; why no one is safe from offense, nothing is private; why everything is increasingly criminalized.  That context would explain why each new restriction, whether on the use of cash, private transportation, or gun ownership can be perceived as a veiled threat.

Is a Second Civil War Coming?  Civil wars are horrendous and bloody affairs.  That's why we should avoid them.  They happen when two sides cannot settle on who runs the country.  When they can't reconcile the matter through elections, the country falls apart.  When one side does not accept the election results, we have a countdown to a civil war.

America's Second Civil War Has Already Begun.  Its opening shots were fired by Barack Obama when he stated, "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America."  Most of this country is center-right and never considered America a place that needed transformation.  Most people can think of things they would change but few believe the nation needs to be torn down and rebuilt.  Obama failed but the left soldiers on in its quest for a new America remade in their own image. [...] For example, their "open borders" policy is effectively importing a new electorate — one guaranteed to vote for them.

Is a Second Civil War Coming?  It is no secret that Democrats and Republicans are more ideologically divided than in recent years.  Parts of the country detest the other parts.  Coastal elites dislike flyover country.  The blue states despise the red states, and vice versa.  We may now be near a point comparable to 1860.  Modern Democrats hate President Trump as much as the Democrats of old hated President Lincoln.  Democrats repudiated Lincoln for opposing slavery, and modern Democratic leaders are repudiating Lincoln's belief that the government is of the people, for the people, and by the people.  Then as now, Democrats are on the wrong side of history.

CNN Publishes Obama Official's Civil War Conspiracy:  Calls for Military, State Rebellion If President Trump Refuses to Accept Defeat After 2020 Election.  CNN published an op-ed on Saturday by a former Obama administration official that calls for planning, including the military and a rebellion of states, should President Trump refuse to "peacefully" leave office if he loses his 2020 re-election bid and fails to accept the results.  While the Obama official does not use the phrase "civil war", it is the name for the rebellion of states and the military that he calls for if Trump will not "peacefully" hand over the reins of government on January 20, 2021 following an election defeat.  Curiously, the op-ed comes the day after a 2018 election for a Congressional seat in North Carolina was vacated due to fraud and a new election ordered to take place by the State Board of Elections.

Joe diGenova warns America is too polarized, suggests on brink of a real 'civil war'.  There's no denying that America faces a serious cultural divide today, with left and right more angry and polarized than at any time in recent memory.  Some believe there is a cultural-driven civil war of sorts underway, based on severe social and ideological disagreements, but Joseph diGenova, the former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, believes that divide will eventually result in violence.  Appearing on The Laura Ingraham Podcast, diGenova said our differences go beyond civil discord and that it's going to result in "total war," saying people should take care to properly arm themselves.

On Civil War and the Political Class in America.  Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country.  And they can't settle the question through elections because they don't even agree that elections are how you decide who's in charge.  That's the basic issue here.  Who decides who runs the country?  When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country.  When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.  The Mueller investigation is about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election.  We all know that.  But it's not the first time they've done this.  The first time a Republican president was elected this century, they said he didn't really win.  The Supreme Court gave him the election.  There's a pattern here.  What do sure odds of the Dems rejecting the next Republican president really mean?  It means they don't accept the results of any election that they don't win.  It means they don't believe that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections.  That's a civil war.

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Pelosi's Untouchables.  Reps.  Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., are becoming examples of a new super-class of human being, riding roughshod over all their peers, proudly displaying their ignorance of, and hatred toward, all things American.  They are Pelosi's Untouchables.  Deriding the traditional patriotism and conservatism of the American people, the socialist club in Congress spews kook theology, far-left ideology, and outrageous cultural Marxism.  They are the tip of the sword that will skewer this nation and engulf us all into a prolonged civil war based on race and religion.  And Pelosi is allowing all of it.

Covington Gives Us a Glimpse of Civil War Two.  During the attempted electronic lynching of the Covington Catholic high school boys on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the mask hiding the Left's genocidal rage slipped and was momentarily visible.  The reality of the confrontation was inverted 180 degrees by the duplicitous mainstream media so that a smiling white teenager was made to face the wrath of an Orwellian two-minute hate that stretched on for days, even after the factual record was corrected.  Accelerated by social media, the virtual lynch mob called for, among other horrors, MAGA-hat-wearing teenage boys to be fed headfirst into wood chippers, or for them to be locked en-masse into their school and the school to be burned to the ground.  This hurricane of socially sanctioned racial fury did not arise spontaneously, but was the result of deliberate cultivation over the past few decades by the political Left, academia, the mainstream media, and the Hollywood entertainment elite.

The Left Won't Allow a Peaceful Separation.  [Scroll down]  Whether in these more recent cases or our own country's founding, political differences can become so pronounced that living under the same regime, where one's rights and power are controlled by another group seen as alien and threatening, is intolerable to both sides.  Elections become high stakes, imposing alternating tyrannies or liberations in the eyes of a divided people, and justifying extralegal mechanisms to prevent such risks.  A peaceful national separation is probably a good idea.  But those on the Right must face the most important obstacle:  The Left would never ever let us leave. [...] The Left would be embarrassed and discredited if their ideology were rejected by the group it is supposedly benefiting with the promise of diversity, equality, and progress.  Nailing shut the exits is a deliberate part of the Left's utopian quest for uniformity and expansive labeling of all of its opinions and policies as nonnegotiable "human rights."

Can Red and Blue State America Coexist?  The last several weeks and months Democrats have demonstrated for all to see what a radical party they've become.  The left wants 70 percent tax rates, an end to the First and Second Amendment rights, massive new government spending, an end to fossil fuel production, a government takeover of the healthcare system, an end to the Electoral College so they can win more elections and make states irrelevant, open borders, free everything, abortion on demand, impeachment of Donald Trump, and on and on.  Moreover, the ideological split in America between the values and economic operating systems of red states and blue states is more pronounced than an anytime in 150 years.  It is as if we were two nations today:  Red State America and Blue State America.  Can we continue to coexist as one nation?

The Verbal Part Of The Civil War Begins.  With the election of Donald Trump, the US right let its id off the leash.  Now pretty much everything conservatives have thought but not said is finding its way to Facebook, Twitter, and the evening news.  So it's no surprise that the left, wildly envious of conservatives' newfound rhetorical freedom, have decided that what's good for the misogynist pig is great for the crazed socialist.

Colleges Are Breeding Grounds for Civil War.  We have become a nation of angry people.  Too many of us carry a chip on our shoulder and find racism everywhere, sexism everywhere, misogyny rampant, homophobia out of control.  It is no wonder we have masked leftists lashing out with violence, a new congresswoman making profanity-laced speeches demanding President Trump's impeachment.  We now have a Democrat majority House of Representatives with scores of avowed communists in their ranks who are in no mood to cooperate with the system as founded, but to overturn it.

Online petition calls for US to give part of Minnesota to Canada.  An online petition is calling for the U.S. government to "Make America Great" by handing over the Northwest Angle of Minnesota to Canada.  Nearly 3,500 people have signed the petition, launched Sunday on "We the People," the White House's public platform.  The petition claims a surveying error more than 200 years ago placed the land under the wrong territory.  It's unclear who created the petition.  The author is only known by the initials C.C.

Will the 2020 Presidential Election be the Most Violent in American History?  2020 is not going to be very civilized.  The Democrats have narrowed down their convention city to one of these four:  Denver, Houston, Milwaukee, and Miami Beach, Florida.  The Republicans will hold their convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.  These are cities you will want to avoid in 2020.

Civil War?  If It Starts It Will Be Uglier Than Anyone Can Imagine.  I've tried but failed to recall a single secular-progressive political movement of any note that has accepted defeat at the ballot box and supported the electoral results.  Our Sec-Progs are on the cusp of realizing such a defeat.  That's why I think we are close.  From the Left's point of view, it's either accept defeat at the hands of people they truly believe are subhuman or start shooting the subhumans.

The Way To End Our Cold Civil War?  Get Back To Less Government.  Our cold civil war has been brewing for at least a half century — since the very awful 1960s.  When the radical Left began its march through our institutions — ultimately, totally conquering government primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, the media on all fronts, Hollywood and the Silicon Valley.  Government schools indoctrinate the radicals — colleges activate them.  And these new young radicals are amply augmented in their anger by the Leftist news, technology, movies and music with which they are inundated.  The Left has also totally taken over the Democrat Party.  The national committee — is now run by an avowed Communist.  The Left has totally taken over the Democrat Party — because their voting base is made up of radical Leftists.  And because the Party's mega donors — George Soros, Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg, et al — are all radical Leftists.  A key fuel for the Left's fire — is nigh everything is now political.

When Media Foist False Narratives to Sow Social Discord, They Indeed Are the Enemy of the People.  Social discord leads to streets being set on fire — witness Ferguson and Baltimore during the Obama Years.  Social discord dispirits potentially valuable citizens who could help build a society, instead turning them against that society and motivating them to work towards its downfall or simply to drop out.  In its worst aspect, social discord leads to armed insurrection and civil war.  If the problem is that a Stalin is murdering millions by deliberately starving them while incarcerating millions others in slave camps in the Gulag, then insurrection and civil war can be righteous, potentially saving such a despoiled society.  But when the society actually is doing quite well, when freedom reigns and people of all colors, creeds, religions, and ethnicities are enjoying remarkable opportunities to succeed and to live wonderfully rich and precious lives alongside their neighbors in respectful diversity, then Fake News media indeed are the enemy of the people when they seek to sow social discord in that welcome environment, aiming to upend civil harmony.

47% of Americans 'feel like a stranger in their own country,' cultural alienation survey finds.  The sense that the nation's culture and way of life have dramatically changed is reflected in a PRRI "American Values" survey that gauged both political opinions and "cultural alienation."  It found that 47 percent of Americans now say that things have changed so much, they "feel like a stranger in their own country."  A slim majority (51 percent) disagree.

What to Do About Antifa and Black Lives Matter.  If our police and government continue to let the left get away with unjustified harassment and violence, then, growing bolder and more insolent, the left will only get a lot worse.  At some point, citizens themselves will push back where police and government have failed them.  This is a terrifying situation, the stuff of which civil war is made.

Limbaugh: 'We Are Seriously at a Tipping Point... Close to Losing Our Country As Founded'.  [Rush] Limbaugh was talking about the high stakes in the midterm election:  There's always going to be an America, but what is it going to be?  And it really is at stake.  And I've been trying in I don't how many ways to explain to my audience why it is different now than it was 15 years ago or 20.  And I do it by trying to analyze who the left is.  What they have become.  I'm naive in many ways.  I look at what happened during the Kavanaugh hearing.  You just described ricin and the stuff sent to (Sen.) Susan Collins.  We looked at the literal mob behavior that was inspired, bought and paid for, by the Democrat Party, the media encourages it.  In my naive world, that behavior would secure the biggest landslide defeat a political party has ever had.  In a sane world, where decent people are the majority, that would be rejected out of hand.  It wouldn't even be considered relevant.  And the people of this country would want to get rid of that as quickly as they could.  But yet, it may be close to 50 percent of the country.

Elites are the ones who are dividing America.  Darcelle Slappy says Democrats and Republicans who live in places like this part of Western Pennsylvania are a lot closer than how they're portrayed on TV.  "Unlike Washington, we are all just a few notches from each other in either direction.  We have much more that draws us together than divides us," Slappy says.  In fact, she says the divide in this country isn't Republican versus Democrat.  "The real division is between the elites and us."  If you watch TV news or read most mainstream media, you would believe our country is in meltdown.  In a New York Times column last week entitled "The American Civil War, Part II," Thomas L. Friedman stated that "he began his career covering a civil war in Lebanon" and that he'd never thought he'd end it "covering a civil war in America."

The American Civil War, Part II.  I began my journalism career covering a civil war in Lebanon.  I never thought I'd end my career covering a civil war in America.  We may not be there yet, but if we don't turn around now, we will surely get where we're going — which was best described by Senator Jeff Flake on Monday [10/15/2018]:  "Tribalism is ruining us.  It is tearing our country apart.  It is no way for sane adults to act." [...] There is a deep breakdown happening between us, between us and our institutions and between us and our president.  We can't find common ground on which to respectfully disagree; the other side is "the enemy."  We shout at each other on television, unfollow each other on Facebook and fire verbal mortars at each other on Twitter — and now everyone is on the digital battlefield, not just politicians.

What Do We Have In Common?  America stands at a precipice.  It's a moral precipice of our own making:  We're not facing any external existential threat, or any serious economic crisis.  Nonetheless, we're at each other's throats in a shocking and unique way. [...] A nation is a people united by history, ideals, culture, institutions.  But we've been steadily chipping away at each element of that nationhood.  Our history now divides us. [...] On the one hand are "red state" Americans, steeped in traditional Judeo-Christian principles and mores — Americans who believe that our rights are God-given, and that liberty must be balanced by traditional moral virtue.  On the other hand are "blue state" Americans, steeped in egalitarian principles and mores — Americans who believe that rights spring from government, and that inequality is a more pressing concern than individual liberty, and that systems of traditional virtue merely mask hierarchical power structures.

Hillary Clinton Is Dangerous.  Many Americans have been wondering when the Democrats are finally going to calm down and accept the will of the voters as expressed in the 2016 election.  Hillary Clinton provided the answer Tuesday afternoon — never.  She clearly believes that Republican control of Congress or the Presidency is, by definition, illegitimate and must be resisted by any means necessary.  During an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour she said, "[Y]ou cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for."  She went on to say that "civility can start again" when the Democrats regain control of the government.  She declared, in other words, that the peaceful transfer of power which has long been the hallmark of our system of government now applies only when her side wins and that she won't stop stoking unrest until the "deplorables" learn their place:  "But until then," she said, "the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength."  By "strength" she means "violence," as experienced by Republicans Steve Scalise and Rand Paul.  The last time leading Democrats utilized such irresponsible language was in 1860, when their refusal to accept the result of an election caused a war that got 600,000 Americans killed.

Hillary Advocates Violence Unless Democrats Win.  Some people have asked about the computer projections for a tremendous increase in civil violence.  There is absolutely no resolution to the great divide that has unfolded politically.  The Democrats advocate violence as Hillary clearly states.  She says that civility can ONLY return when the Democrats take back the government.  Clearly, this is throwing down the gauntlet that it shall be their way or no way.  This is the end of Democracy for what she is saying is there is to be none. [...] The next stage is the violence.  This is what will carry us into the peak of 2032.  By that time, the hatred we are witnessing today drawn on political lines is simply that what will happen is all civility vanishes and this will build into violence and end in civil war.

Americans Are More Radicalized Than Ever As The Country Literally Spirals Toward Civil War.  Now that Brett Kavanaugh has officially been confirmed, it is a good time to reflect upon where we are at as a nation.  And where we are at is a nation that is rapidly moving toward a state of civil war.  At one time we were a nation that was united by shared values, a shared purpose and a shared destiny, but now all of that has been replaced by anger, frustration, bitterness, strife and discord.  The left hates the right and vice versa, and both sides are becoming increasingly radicalized.  And without a doubt we are in a life or death battle for the future of America.  Eventually one side or the other will emerge victorious, and their ideology will become dominant in this country.

Kavanaugh and the Crux of a Cold Civil War.  We are in the midst of a cold civil war.  The crux?  Realizing politics is part of life, one side believes America is fundamentally a good country requiring some prudent improvements upon which reasonable minds may differ.  On the other side, the Left, thinking politics is life, believes America is a hopelessly unjust nation requiring "fundamental transformation" and this is a point on which no reasonable minds can differ.

Congratulations — America Divided and in Peril.  Politics runs our lives.  It makes our laws, enforces our laws, punishes the law breakers, oversees our economy affecting our incomes and families, and has in essence infused itself into our very being — happily, willingly or not.  Everything has become "partisan."  Every word spoken or tweeted, posted or presented on paper becomes a foundation for either reason or ridicule.  The badinage and excited exchanges fight logical levels of lucidity because of agendas and personal purpose.  The clarity of conscience is swept aside and covered with lies, half-truths, and undiscerning discourse. [...] The division of Americans grows more every day as we see the agenda of the left to demean our people, deny our rights, dismantle our system of justice and attempt to destroy our way of life and our very country.

An Impending Shooting Civil War.  When political animus spills over into action in the real world such as repeated criminal assault, as has been happening now with regularity and is being increasingly documented in video form and in their own voices by the political left there is a major problem.  When that sort of activity is intentionally amplified and permitted by major corporate firms such as Facebook and Twitter while suppressing any sort of pushback whatsoever you now add an attempt to con the public into believing this is some sort of "organic" series of events — when nothing of the sort is the case.

There Will Come A Time.  We are exactly in the place that our forefathers were. Like us, they waited to have their grievances addressed; they appealed to the king for mercy; they requested responsive governors for their colonies.  The difference between then and now is the media:  the communist propaganda team.  All of these things that they promote, we know are intended to defame the republic or to make communism the logical response to the evils they expose.  Everything is directed at reducing the Bill of Rights to ashes in the minds of the people; it is directed at melting individuals into the commune; it is directed at bankrupting the economic system to prove that capitalism is a failure.  But, there is built up pressure for a confrontation, a clear and open division between the communists and the republic.  The corruption and exposure of the DOJ has increased the pressure.  The only thing missing now is a watershed moment to create that ultimate division.

Are We on the Verge of Civil War?  Americans increasingly are either proud of past U.S. traditions, ongoing reform, and current American exceptionalism, or they insist that the country was hopelessly flawed at its birth and must be radically reinvented to rectify its original sins.  No sphere of life is immune from the subsequent politicization:  not movies, television, professional sports, late-night comedy or colleges.  Even hurricanes are typically leveraged to advance political agendas.

The Deep State, Obama, and Destroying America.  According to Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, the Robert Mueller investigation is a mockery of justice full of Democratic partisans.  It was never intended to root out Russian collusion; instead, it is to take down the duly elected president, his family, and anyone associated with his past life.  Ask yourself, would this sham collusion narrative be happening if Hillary were in the White House?  Of course not. [...] We will have a shooting, civil war on our hands if Trump is impeached over an investigation that has never proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Trump colluded with Russia.

The Civil War on America's Horizon.  This will not end well, I fear.  Goodwill and moderation exist on neither side.  It may be that a civil war looms on the horizon.  All that's required now is a spark because every cultural accelerant is now in place.  That spark could come from the Mueller investigation, which is viewed by Trump and his supporters as a brazen attempt at a coup d'état by a thoroughly corrupt intelligence community and legal establishment.  Impeachment over payments to paramours, for example, will be viewed as a phony pretext for the lawless removal of a duly elected president.  Given the intemperance of Trump and the viciousness of his opponents, compromise seems unlikely.

These are the real scandals plaguing our country.  America is being scandalized by four enormous events that are happening simultaneously.  By scandalized, I mean that people are shocked and outraged at what they regard as breaches of acceptable behavior or morality.  That wouldn't be a problem if the vast majority were scandalized by the same things.  That's not the America we have.  The vicious polarization stems from the fact that the country is split almost exactly in half over what people are outraged about.

The Left Wants War, Give It to Them.  If you're not ready to go to war, you're not paying attention.  The war is already on.  It is escalating with or without your participation. [...] In March 2016, three men in Georgia threatened a homeowner with a gun over a Trump campaign sign in his front yard.  In May 2016, a Trump supporter in California needed a half-dozen stitches after a mob of illegal aliens and their supporters bashed open his head.  In October 2016, a GOP office was evacuated in North Carolina after a bomb threat was received.  In the month President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, a Georgia man was murdered after joking he had voted for Trump.  Again that November, a man in Massachusetts was punched in the back of the head, knocked unconscious, suffered a fractured eye socket and broken nose, because he had a discussion with friends about Trump that six thugs overheard.  The following month, Justin Barkley, a former New York state employee, murdered a 52-year-old UPS driver who he confused with the president in a fit of unhinged rage.  "I shot and killed Donald Trump purposely, intentionally, and very proudly," he said.  Also that December, a man was stabbed in the throat in Washington for openly supporting the president, and a 69-year-old woman was nearly beaten to death with a chair for the same.

I Insist On A Divorce.  I suggest that this divorce can be quite peaceable and it's not very hard to achieve.  We return to the Federalism we were contractually promised, and you agreed to be contractually bound to in 1789. [...] I think it's time for those of us who have had enough of NY, Portland and San Francisco thinking that Federalism is some quaint notion to point out where the actual necessities they enjoy today come from — and who makes it possible for them to have same.

The Origins of Our Second Civil War.  We are now nearing a point comparable to 1860, and perhaps past 1968. Left-Right factionalism is increasingly fueled by geography — always history's force multiplier of civil strife.  Red and blue states ensure that locale magnifies differences that were mostly manageable during the administrations of Ford, Carter, Reagan, the Bushes, and Clinton.  What has caused the United States to split apart so rapidly?

Poor Sports:  Democrats Pull Out of Annual Softball Game with Republicans.  The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is refusing to play Republicans in the annual Congressional softball game this year.  The DNC's softball boycott "stunned" the Republican National Committee (RNC), The Daily Caller reports.

Out In Left Field:  DNC Refuses To Play RNC In Time-Honored Softball Game.  Despite being a time-honored tradition going back many years, the DNC is refusing to play the RNC at this year's annual softball game.  RNC sources tell The Daily Caller that they were "stunned" when Democrats abruptly pulled out of the good-natured game between leadership and staffers at opposing political organizations.  The game was an opportunity to put aside the partisan bickering and come together in friendly competition.  The decade-old tradition typically ended in staffers having a drink at a nearby bar.

Rob Reiner:  Fox, Breitbart 'Trafficking in Another Narrative' — We Might Be in 'Last Stage of a Civil War'.  Wednesday [8/1/2018], on "MSNBC Live with Katy Tur," actor and director Rob Reiner made the argument that Fox News and Breitbart News Network are "trafficking in another narrative" that is different from outlets such as the Washington Post and the New York Times working to get the truth out and that we "might be the last stage of a civil war."  On the media, Reiner said, "I think of it as two mainstream medias.  You have the Washington Post, the New York Times, all the networks except for Fox, working very hard to get the truth out."

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Yes, the WaPo and NYT appear to be "working very hard to get the truth out," but only in the sense of working very hard to remove the truth from their products.

America's Next Civil War Will Be Worse Than Our Last.  Yes, there were big differences between North and South a century and a half ago.  The South was a slave-holding, free-trading, libertarian-leaning, conservative Christian, agricultural, aristocratic Sparta, while the North was a commercial, industrial, protectionist, Transcendentalist, social gospel, democratic Athens.  But they held far more in common than separated them — beginning with the fact that, as Lincoln observed, "Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God."  In the end, the war was fought over a single legal issue: whether the states that had freely ratified the Constitution to form the Union could freely leave the Union if they felt it no longer served their interests. [...] Today, however, our divisions are so deep and fundamental that Americans cannot even agree on what marriage is or what a man or a woman is (which is pretty [...] fundamental).  The lunatic self-righteousness of the Left (and yes, I'm afraid one must point fingers here), where disagreement is bigotry to be prohibited by law or even condemned and prosecuted as treason, is a consuming, destructive fire that will not be easily quenched, and cannot be reached by cool waters of rational argument.

Distinguishing Civil War from Social Anarchy.  Antifa is no more a "protest organization" than Mussolini's blackshirts were.  Assaulting people in the streets doesn't normally fit under the constitutional rubric of "free speech."  Antifa's goal is to influence politics by creating fear of bodily harm among its opponents.  That is the very definition of terrorism.  Nevertheless, mob violence and even political assassination still fall far short of an actual civil war.  In the increasing volatile and dangerous atmosphere of our time, we cannot lose our heads.  We must, despite provocations, do our best to understand clearly what is happening around us.  Civil wars are made by certain distinct actions of public officials and are not simply an emergent condition that occurs after a certain level of street violence is reached.

Galvanized by contempt.  On July 2, a woman spoke to then-Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt at a Washington, D.C., restaurant while holding her young son and looking at notes that she had prepared.  She told Mr. Pruitt that he should resign.  She then posted the encounter on social media.  (Mr. Pruitt announced his resignation on July 5.)  On June 17, White House Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller was accosted by a patron at the Washington, D.C., restaurant Espita Mezcaleria and called a "real-life fascist."  When the Metro D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America received word that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was at MXDC Cocina Mexicana on June 19, at least 15 protesters showed up shouting "Shame!" until she was forced to leave. [...] This increasing personal nastiness reflects the left's understanding that they are losing.  They can't win the argument, so they use intimidation, aggression and spectacle.  These examples are evidence that America is at a breaking point of a political-cultural civil war.

History's Bad Ideas Are an Inspiration for Progressives.  Another crazy idea from the past was state nullification of federal laws by carving out spaces exempt from Washington's control.  Democrats tried it and failed in the South Carolina nullification crisis of 1832-33, when they sought to render void federal tariff laws.  Later, the soon-to-be Confederate States were more serious, and in 1861 bragged that federal law no longer applied to them, as federal property within their confines was appropriated by the states.

Poll: 59% fear violence from Trump haters, 31% predict civil war.  The division in the United States that has escalated into the organized harassment of presidential aides has six in 10 worried about the violence from anti-Trump advocates and nearly a third fearing it will end in civil war.  The latest survey from Rasmussen Reports found that 59 percent of all voters "are concerned that those opposed to President Trump's policies will resort to violence."  And, added Rasmussen, 31 percent believe "it's likely that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years."

When Will The Other Shoe Drop?  [Scroll down]  [A]t some point Leftist derangement will exceed the Rightist's reluctance to resort to violence.  And when that Rubicon is crossed, there is no going back.  Leftists are quicker to violence, but Rightists are far better at it.  The consequences of this will be grave.  To top it off, nobody really knows exactly where the Rubicon is, in this political mess.  Will it be gun control or confiscation?  Will it be the next time a Democrat wins control over the federal government?  Will they be hellbent on revenge and do something they shouldn't?  Will it be getting Rightists fired from their jobs, destroying their businesses and ability to earn, such that they have nothing to lose?  Or will it be a cumulative 'death from a thousand cuts' situation, where all of these smaller, lesser attacks will, in aggregate, finally exceed the Rightist's ability to tolerate?

Deranged Anti-Trumpers Need to Get Out More.  I recently met a lovely man in Northern California, whose grown children haven't spoken to him in over a year.  He writes, sends messages of love and concern and his adult daughters won't write back.  They didn't even have a fight, they just stopped talking to him.  He is heartbroken.  It's happened to me.  I wasn't even a full-on Trump supporter when an Italian friend who I had shared an apartment with 30 years ago sent me a message out of the blue telling me we were done, she couldn't be friends with me anymore because of Trump.  Apparently I had posted something on Facebook that was not sufficiently anti-Trump and she didn't want a discussion, she was done.  She's not the only one.

Chris Matthews Urges Communist Revolution to Stop Supreme Court.  So the Chris Matthews [plan] is for the Democrats to declare a Communist revolution, call in the Russians for help, start executing their own people for being insufficiently left-wing, go down to defeat, flee the country while kidnapping a bunch of children and stealing all the gold?  Actually I think that is their plan.

Americans [Have] Never [Been] Divided So Sharply Over The NRA.  In its latest poll, Gallup found that 88 percent of Republicans view the NRA very or mostly favorably.  Democrats, on the left hand, view the outfit the same by only 24 percent.  That's a whopping 64 percent division in positive feelings, the largest margin Gallup has ever encountered on the NRA.

The 'Coming Civil War' — Already Here.  Oh, it's already upon us.  And it has been raging for some time now.  The once-serious political party known as "Democrats" has been hijacked by lawless lunatics who have been sowing discontent and fomenting violence for years now.  Just ask all the families of police officers in America who have been executed over the past four or five years by militants inspired by the so-called "Black Lives Matter" movement.  This would be the same movement that Democratic leaders are terrified of standing up to.  When their last standard bearer — Hillary Clinton — made the grave error of declaring that "all lives matter," she later issued an apology and a correction.  After a lifetime in politics, you would think that the woman might understand that political rhetoric has consequences.

Mob Violence and Gun Ownership.  [W]hen the Democrat side of the political spectrum manipulates the most zealous and unwell members of their ranks to operate as civilian mobs, encouraged by elected officials and unmoored from the limits of legal accountability, another line has been crossed on the path to open civil war.  Certainly, we saw the first act in this escalation with Antifa, the oxymoronically named fascist enforcement mob, but that unit at least had an identity.  What we are seeing now appears to be the organization of willing grassroots members of the Democratic Party into mobile gangs sent to publicly target and shame political opponents in surprise attacks meant to drive government officials from not only the public square, but their employment in service to the country. [...] Feeding this crusade against our laws and sovereignty is the manufactured "morality" of the left, which happily conflates vice with virtue.  Indeed, Maxine Waters has invoked a new god who supports anarchy and violence against one's political enemies.

What Kind Of America Does Maxine Waters Want?  My question is:  Does Waters wants America to return to those divisive, intolerant days, similar to when Southern Democrats routinely segregated and harassed our fellow black American citizens?  Fortunately, this time around, intolerant Democrats like Waters are not targeting Americans due to their racial heritage.  Sadly, they are instead targeting them solely due to their political affiliation, no matter how loose that affiliation might be.  They are denying their fellow human beings the freedom to eat a meal, purchase gasoline or watch a movie in peace.  Think about that.  Shockingly, they are even distributing personal home addresses, so that liberal mobs can harass innocent families within their residential neighborhoods.

Liberals Call for Violence After Kennedy Resigns — Is Civil War Coming?  Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his resignation last night, and with that, a reliably conservative judge will take his place.  Instead of the recent 5-4 rulings we've seen thanks to Neil Gorsuch, we could be seeing a court leaning to the Right, 6-3.  On the other side of the fence were those who must be tired of losing by now.  In response to the news, which came after a number of Trump administration officials were harassed and threatened by mobs this past week, liberals were quick to call for even more harassment and violence.

31% Think U.S. Civil War Likely Soon.  Most voters fear that political violence is coming from opponents of the president's policies, just as they did in the second year of Barack Obama's presidency, and nearly one-in-three think a civil war is next.  Thirty-one percent (31%) of Likely U.S. Voters say it's likely that the United States will experience a second civil war sometime in the next five years, with 11% who say it's Very Likely.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% consider a second civil war unlikely, but that includes only 29% who say it's Not At All Likely.

Is America headed toward a civil war?  Sanders, Nielsen incidents show it has already begun.  The other day, author Tom Ricks asked whether we're heading toward a civil war.  "I don't believe we're to Kansas of the 1850s yet.  But we seem to be lurching ... in that direction," he wrote.  Ricks was commenting on "What Democratic rage would look like," a Bloomberg opinion column that quotes political scientist Thomas Schaller as saying, "I think we're at the beginning of a soft civil war. ... I don't know if the country gets out of it whole."  That sounds pretty serious.  The column by Francis Wilkinson presents a catalog of things Democrats are mad about — from the existence of the electoral college to Trump's "propaganda apparatus" — and predicts that if Democrats lose the midterm elections, there will be hell to pay.

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Is civility in America really dead?  Is civility in America really dead?  I am not fully convinced it is.  Indeed, we have reached a point where our rhetoric has become much more volatile and our willingness to disagree without being disagreeable has certainly dissipated.  We are certainly at a place where neither side is very willing to work with the other toward a shared interest, but we have definitely seen a lot worse in the history of country.

The Warnings About A "Civil War In America" Are Becoming Much Louder.  Civil conflict is coming to America, and it is going to tear our nation apart.  Earlier today I received an email from a good friend about the rising tide of anger and frustration that we are currently witnessing in America.  After thinking about it for a few moments, I wrote back and told him that I don't know if there is any way to stop what is coming at this point.  In my entire lifetime, we have never been closer to a "civil war" in this country than we are right now.  Let us work for peace, but it would be foolish to ignore the forces that are ripping the fabric of our society to shreds.

Insurrection is Here; How Long Do We Have Until Civil War 2.0 Starts?  Organized lawlessness is spreading to cities across the United States but the news is almost totally ignored and blacked out by the mainstream media.  These ominous uprisings are taking various forms but the most visible and aggressive ones involve Antifa-style "occupy" socialist and anarchist street mobs dedicated to taking down ICE — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal government policing agency that is part of the Department of Homeland Security.  The impetus for these actions has been the anti-President Trump Fake News psy-op meme that claims minor children of illegal immigrants arrested for crashing the U.S./Mexico border are being separated from their parents, sent to "Nazi"-like "concentration camps," and systematically mistreated.  Far left groups whose rag tag appearance belies their sophisticated networking skills, including Direct Action Network and Democratic Socialists of America, are behind the actions.  The Hill analyzed the radicals' agendas after a group of DSA activists loudly confronted DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen while she was having dinner at a restaurant in Washington, D.C.

GOP Congressman Warns Nation Headed to Civil War.  Rep. Steve King posted a warning on Twitter Sunday evening [6/24/2018] that the U.S. is heading toward a second civil war, comparing the present day actions of the anti-Trump resistance to the run-up to the Civil War.  King, an eight-term Congressman from Iowa, keyed off a PJ Media article about leftist protesters shutting down a Portland, Oregon ICE office and taking down the U.S. flag, replacing with an "Refugees Welcome" flag.

The Battle For America Is Nowhere Near 'Over.' Here Are 10 Ways To Fight.  If you want peace, prepare for war.

Days of Rage.  Angry, in-your-face confrontations dramatically increase the chances of violence.  Put people in close proximity, yelling and spitting, and public officials will rightly start to fear that they're in physical danger.  While millions of Americans don't remember that a Bernie Sanders supporter last year tried to assassinate a significant portion of the GOP Congress, you can be assured that not a single Republican in Washington has forgotten.  They can never be sure that the screaming person in front of them doesn't mean them physical harm.

Dear America, The LEFT Has Declared War On You.  The desperation at the loss of power, the open & undeniable hostility towards traditional America, their mockery making of our elections, laws, and public servants, their use of any and all tactics to fight back regardless of how gutter-prone they may be all pale in comparison to what they believe about their own beliefs.  No longer interested in a pluralistic society with many different world-views competing in generations' long struggle over ideas.  They have had enough.  They are not interested in hearing opposing viewpoints, much less allowing them to prosper.  This is why they want no church to teach that abortion is taking a human life, many sexual behaviors are literally unhealthy, or that people should choose to do good vis-a-vie their earnings vs. being forced to at the government's point of a gun.

Liberals' Hatred Will Inevitably Turn Into Violence.  This week they turned the hate up to "11," then cranked it to "17."  There are not many places to go once you reach "You are real live Nazis murdering children by not letting aspiring Democrat voters flow into the country at will!" At some point, instead of a few wild-eyed randos with crummy aim trying to off libs' political/cultural opponents, they are going to start collectively going to go for the throat.  Our collective throat.  Which I do not anticipate us Normals responding to in a huggy, loving kind of way.  You can see it coming as they grow more and more unhinged.

When Do We Get To The Last Straw?  I have seen a lot of conservative commentary conjecturing the possibility of another civil war here in our nation.  In many respects, the inevitability of such a thing happening presents itself as an emerging threat that seems more likely every day.  I'm hoping that won't happen.  And I know that if we begin now to make it understood, in the polls and through aggressive and unyielding declaration, litigation, and legislation, that our patience has come to its final end, we can avoid civil war — absolutely.  But when the unavoidable necessity of that ultimate protest presents itself, just as currently no one is asking us to stand on our feet and defy their bullying, we will then not be sent any invitations from the opposition.  They want us to just fold up and let them destroy us without notice or resistance.

Liberals Are Pushing The Country To The Edge.  The ability to agree to disagree is dead, murdered by leftists who demand absolute adherence to their political will or they declare you an enemy of the people and seek to destroy you.  As long suspected, those "coexist" stickers on their Priuses were for show, they should read "obey" because obedience, in absolute terms, is the only acceptable way to "coexist" with the liberal mob. [...] When the leadership of the party does not condemn mob action against a Cabinet Secretary while she's having a meal or is at home, disrupting her entire neighborhood, the next steps are only more dangerous.  And when the media willingly lies to advance the mob to those next steps, how do you pump the brakes on this runaway train?

It ain't just Trump they hate.  "Conservatives" are going to have to decide what they consider to be worth fighting for, or whether anything at all is.  The decision isn't being offered to them as an option which can be avoided or abstained from; it's being rammed down their throats, by adversaries whose commitment and relentlessness are absolute, whose willingness to do violence against their enemies has been repeatedly demonstrated.  "It can't happen here"? It already has, way more than just once.

This Man Threatened To Kill A Congressman's Kids Over Trump's Immigration Policy.  This is yet another sign that our nation is becoming ungovernable.

Fascist Restaurant Owner of Red Hen Lexington Kicks Press Secretary Out.  Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of the Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia by a hate-filled owner — a Fascist Democrat.  This is an example of what life will be like under the angry, hate-filled hard-left.  If you disagree and you will pay.

She Should Have Asked Them To Bake Her a Cake.  There is not much point in trying to keep up with the Liberal Outrages of the Day.  They come too fast and furiously; it would be a full-time job, and more.  But yesterday's [6/22/2018] peak outrage is one you probably already know about:  the manager of a Red Hen restaurant kicked Sarah Sanders and her family out of her establishment last night.

Liberals Openly Call for Violence and Dehumanization of Opponents.  Liberals/Leftists are getting more dangerous by the day.  They are pushing for violence and the silencing of all with whom they disagree.  They openly and freely stalk and harass conservatives [or even liberals who agree with something conservative] at their homes and restaurants.  MSNBC's Donny Deutsch on Friday compared people who vote for President Trump to Nazis, saying "if you vote for Trump, you're the bad guy."  The USA is now a country where the left-wing believes people with whom they disagree have no freedom of speech, at least not political speech.

The critical fraction.  According to the General Social Survey in 2013, about 1 in 4 Americans owned guns.  That's 79 million gun owners, and probably an undercount because gun owners are chronically suspicious of the intention behind such questions.  But we'll go with it as an assumption that's best-case for the doorknockers.  That means that in order to stop attempted gun confiscations dead on a purely force-on-force level, only one in 317 American gun owners needs to remember that our first American Revolution began as spontaneous popular resistance to a gun-confiscation order.  Only one in 317 American gun owners need to remember their duty under the U.S. Constitution as members of the unorganized militia — "the body of the people in arms".  Only one in 317 American gun owners need to shoot back.  Is that a plausible fraction?  Yes.

Protesters burn Mississippi flag, say it symbolizes racism.  A group of about 30 demonstrators on Monday burned a Mississippi state flag, saying it symbolizes the racism at the heart of the state's problems with poverty, education and health care.

This Is the Most Divisive Issue In America.  Ever since Donald Trump was elected president, we've been told over and over (and over) that America is more divided now than its ever been.  But what exactly are we so divided on?  A new Gallup poll reveals what issues, more specifically what social issues, liberals and conservatives just cannot see eye to eye on.  Number one on the list:  abortion.  Among those who identify as "very liberal," 66 percent think abortion is morally acceptable.  However, only 19 percent of those who consider themselves "very conservative" said the same.

Nancy Pelosi wonders why there 'aren't uprisings' across nation: 'Maybe there will be'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday that she is confused why Americans aren't "uprising" against the Trump administration over conditions on the border with Mexico.  The California Democrat's weekly press briefing veered into explosive territory when the subject of illegal immigration came up.  Mrs. Pelosi said there may be "uprisings" over children who are separated at the U.S. southern border when asylum seekers decide not to arrive at a proper checkpoint.

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures:  Part 1.  As many observers have noted, America is now embroiled in a de facto civil war in which the nation is being relentlessly attacked and disassembled from within, not by the conservative Right, as The New Yorker and other progressivist outlets irresponsibly lament, but by the domestic Left.  Reputable commentators like Kevin Williamson at National Review and John Podhoretz for the New York Post believe the nation is descending into chaos — and place the onus squarely on the Left.  In a prescient article for PJ Media about the potential result of a political coup orchestrated by the Left under the guise of the faux Mueller investigation, Roger Simon writes:  "That word sounds hyperbolic but it isn't.  We could see anything from civil war to social atrophy.  Who knows if our country will survive it?"

The Coming Second American Civil War?  With all the talk of a new Civil War in the air, this piece in the far-left New Yorker, which originally ran in August 2017 in the wake of Charlottesville, is worth revisiting on this Memorial Day weekend.  The New Yorker seems these days to be written entirely by spoiled children and mouthpieces for the Central Intelligence Agency, but it is a reliable barometer of the increasingly lunatic preoccupations of the seething Left, and it behooves us to keep an eye on it.

Warning: 2018 political 'civil war' threatens, fueled by media.  More and more voices are raising concerns that the 2018 elections will ignite a terrible clash between supporters of President Trump and his increasingly agitated critics in a partisan battle that has been brewing for years.  Purdue University President Mitchell E. Daniels, former President Ronald Reagan's political director and a two-term Indiana Republican governor, sees the nation dividing into feuding "tribes" that gravitate to tyrants who "bludgeon" opponents.

Liberal Lies And Slanders Are A Slippery Slope To Trouble.  Donald Trump is just one manifestation of the blowback against the rule-by-contempt our alleged betters currently practice.  And if the election of The Donald doesn't convince them to change their ways, what will come next will not be anywhere near as pleasant.  The ability to discuss and debate issues in good faith is a key principle essential to the maintenance of a democratic republic. [...] The principle of reasoned debate is critical.  If the American people can't use reason to determine how to govern our country then that leaves... hitting each other over the head, which kind of defeats the whole purpose of having a democratic republic.  Now, the problem for liberals is that when we reason, they lose.

What the United States Can Learn from Yugoslavia's Breakup.  It is highly likely that the United States will break up sometime in the near future.  Since the 1960s, the United States has become more racially heterogeneous and more politically polarized.  The right and left have grown increasingly farther apart and see each other not as fellow Americans, but enemies.  This polarization has accelerated since the presidential election of Donald Trump in 2016.  Americans used to mostly have the same religion, Christianity, and now they don't.  Many are irreligious or are members of other religions.  The immigration of large numbers of people from Latin America and Asia since the Hart-Celler Act of 1965 has transformed the United States.  As a result of this mass immigration, white people are projected to become a minority in the United States in 2042.  No other country has undergone such a rapid demographic transformation in such a short period of time.

America Faces One of Three Inevitable Paths:  Unrest, Tyranny, or Divorce - Pick One.  In a piece for The Federalist entitled, "It's Time For The United States To Divorce Before Things Get Dangerous," writer and former Marine corp combat veteran Jesse Kelly ruffled more than a few feathers with his contention that the time for the United States as a united nation may be nearing an inevitable end.  Comparing the Left and Right in America to "the couple screaming at each other all night, every night as the kids hide in their room," Kelly cites a congenial divorce as the best option for a country that's "hopelessly divided" on seemingly every important issue.  He even tweeted a helpful accompanying map with a hand-drawn red line ceding the Left coast and the northern states to the liberal governance they deserve.

7 Forces Driving America Toward Civil War.  [#1] A Post-Constitutional Era:  Liberals don't believe in the Constitution.  Typically they deny this, but that's exactly what a "living" Constitution means.  You make it up as you go along.  The Founders foresaw the instability and danger that would be created by this approach, which is why they wanted us to be a constitutional republic, not a democracy.  Unfortunately, America has in many ways already become a post-constitutional democracy and we're one liberal judge away from abandoning the Constitution altogether.

Turning California into three states won't solve its problems.  For former Californians like me, our days consist of at least two head shakes whenever news of our former home state crawls across the transom.  Almost every day, there's a report out of that beautiful state that generates pity and bemusement at the latest outlandish event.  Last week we learned a billionaire venture capitalist finally accomplished a dream by getting enough signatures to put a measure on the ballot asking voters if they want to divide California into three states.  Tim Draper, the iconoclast behind the plan, understands the state is a disaster, but only Californians would think that the solution lies in making more Californias.

The Cold Civil War Just Got Warmer.  The Republicans want to kill poor people; they want to throw grandma off a cliff; Republicans want dirty water and polluted air; Republicans want to deprive little schoolchildren of lunches; Republicans want to send your kids to war; Republicans are greedy, no-good, swindling weasels who prey on the weak and downtrodden.  That's the popular narrative the Left (along with their cronies in the news media and pop culture) have shoveled down America's throat since the 1930s.

Panhandle Rancher Speaks Secession.  Secession, a word filled with angst, harbinger of civil war, destroyed cities, and refugee populations fleeing war's destruction.  Notwithstanding, the Texas Republican Primary ballot this year might just offer Texans the chance to voice their opinion on severing ties to the United States of America.  Many non-Texans forget that Texas was once a sovereign nation for nine years, a nation born of strife just like the USA.  Texas won sovereignty from Mexico the hard way, through rebellion and war.

Liberals Announce Plan to Crush Normal Americans in a New "Civil War".  Normal Americans are not going to simply give up their rights and their self-determination because a bunch of liberals want them to.

Did Twitter's CEO Just Share a Post Calling For 'Civil War,' Wiping Out the GOP, and How We Should Be Like CA?  Well, if there were any lingering doubts about Twitter's perceived bias against conservatives, look no further than what CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted out last night.  Apparently, a "good read" is a post co-written by a Center for American Progress senior fellow that calls for "civil war," the destruction of the GOP, and the adoption of how California runs everything from sea to shining sea.  Yeah, bipartisanship is dead, so mob rule is what's needed.  Now, to be fair, the "civil war" will be won at the ballot box and demographic shifts, namely through the so-called emerging Democratic majority, but the overall theme is quite explicit:  conservative Republicans are not welcome until they reform.  In other words, until they break to the power of progressivism.

Twitter CEO Shares And Raves About Article Calling For Dem Victory In Second 'Civil War'.  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey aroused controversy after labeling a Medium article "great" that claimed there's no "bipartisan way forward" in the United States and that the country is engaged in a "fundamental conflict between two worldviews that must be resolved in short order."  Dorsey shared the Medium article on his personal Twitter account Thursday night [4/5/2018], with the accompanying acclaim that it was a "great read."

Is The Golden State Trying To Secede?  There may be hope in California yet.  Despite the state's political descent into madness by illegally declaring itself a "sanctuary state," the resistance it growing.  California has a political and legal fight on its hands, one it can't win.

Why Democrats Would Lose the Second Civil War, Too.  It's obvious that the central tenet of the Democrat Party platform is now hatred and contempt for Normal Americans. Taking their cue from the elites in Europe and Canada who are stripping dissenters of their free speech rights and religious freedoms, the leftist elite is moving to solidify its hold on power here with the eager assistance of tech companies and the moral support of the Fredocons who yearn to return to pseudo-relevance as the ruling class's slobberingly loyal opposition.  In California, the leftist government is practically firing on Fort Sumter.  And nationally, these aspiring fascists are especially eager to disarm Normal Americans — doing so would be an object lesson in who's the boss, as well as solving that frustrating problem of the Normals having the ability to resist.  Probably because I've spent time where they actually had a civil war, many people ask me — people whose names you know — whether I think this turmoil will all end in a Second Civil War.  They are seriously concerned, and not without cause — the left's hatred for Normal Americans and its dedication to totally stripping the people who are the backbone of this country of their ability to participate in their own governance is threatening to rip the country apart.

The Benedict Predicament.  At least half of Americans sense that their country has been taken from them. [...] They voted for protection against government, big business, the media, the educational and even the religious establishments, which wage a cold civil war to push them and their "deplorable" way of life to society's margins.  But the election's aftermath confirmed fears that mere voting cannot reestablish traditional American priorities.  It has done and can do little to lessen the ruling class's relentless pressures on how we live our lives.  How to save a way of life while avoiding surrender, or a hot civil war, is the subject of anguish, and much debate. [...] Judicious retreat may not be enough to avoid a civil war, never mind to deal with the other crises that sweep away nations.  If war comes, it must be fought.

How a Civil War Happens.  Guns are how a civil war ends.  Politics is how it begins.  How do civil wars happen?  Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country.  And they can't settle the question through elections because they don't even agree that elections are how you decide who's in charge.  That's the basic issue here.  Who decides who runs the country?  When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country.  When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.

"New California" moves to split off from Golden State.  Shortly after the New Year opened, I noted that President Donald Trump had begun mounting a #CounterResistance to California's political war against his administration.  I recommended 5 strategies for continuing the battle, including assistance in helping the "State of Jefferson" break free to dilute the Golden State's electoral power.  It appears that someone may have followed-up with this suggestion, as a group of unhappy state residents has launched a quite public declaration to create "New California".

The Weaponization of History and Journalism.  Today we have a large variety of truths:  truths for feminists, truths for blacks, Muslims, Hispanics, homosexuals, transgendered, truths for the foreign policy community that serves the military/security complex, truths for the neocons, truths for the One Percent that control the economy and the economists who serve them, truths for "white supremacists," itself a truth term for their opponents.  You can add to the list.  The "truth" in these "truths" is that they are self-serving of the group that expresses them.  Their actual relation to truth is of no consequence to those espousing the "truths."  Woe to you if you don't go along with someone's or some group's truth. [...] When a country has a population among whom there are no truths except group-specific truths, the country is so divided as to be over and done with.

Sacramento Democrats Fire on Fort Sumter.  [Scroll down]  What provoked this extraordinary statement is California's open defiance of federal immigration law, embodied in the state's becoming a "sanctuary" for illegal aliens as of January 1.  Under the new state law, nowhere in California may police ask about an individual's immigration status, nor may local authorities cooperate with federal officials on immigration enforcement.  Let's be as clear about this as we possibly can:  not since South Carolina fired on Fort Sumter, thus precipitating Southern secession and the Civil War, has any state of the Union so brazenly thumbed its nose at the federal government.  (And not just on immigration; California also just became the largest state to legalize marijuana, setting up a separate but no less serious conflict with federal drug laws.)  And, once again, it's Democrats who are doing the thumbing.

Civil War.  Apparently, lots of people worry that America is headed toward a civil war of some sort.  Perhaps people with an interest in statistical methods worry about civil wars, in addition to methodological wars.  It could also be that people fond of math know that society is fragile and it would not take much to topple it over.  The distance between us and Somalia is not a big as we like to pretend.  Anyway, it is a good brain teaser.  What would a civil war in America be like this time around?  The country is a vastly different place than the last time.  The north is still richer than the south, but there's a Midwest, Southwest, West and Northwest now.  More important, nothing is made in the Northeast anymore, other than trouble.

What Might Civil War Be Like?  Some dimensions of a future civil war would be, I think, largely unprecedented.  When lesser countries have imploded in violence in recent times, they have done so with most of the world around them still intact.  There were other nations to offer aid, assistance and intervention, welcome or unwelcome.  There were places for refugees to go.  The collapse of the world's remaining superpower would take much of the world down with it.  A global economic crisis would be inevitable.

Poll Shows Nation Divided Between America First And Blame America First.  For conservatives, according to [a new] poll, the most patriotic organizations and individuals include the National Rifle Association, Chick-Fil-A, the Republican Party, Fox News and Hobby Lobby.  The least patriotic to conservatives are:  CNN, The New York Times, NFL, Planned Parenthood, Target, Starbucks, Colin Kaepernick, Michael Moore, Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton.  Liberals think the most patriotic institutions and people are the Democratic Party, Colin Kaepernick, the U.S. Supreme Court, Planned Parenthood, Michael Moore, The New York Times, and the NFL.  The least patriotic to liberals are Chick-Fil-A, Fox News and Hobby Lobby.

Politico: Jerry Brown, President of the Independent Republic of California.  David Siders writes in Politico that California Governor Jerry Brown, as he visits Europe en route to the United Nations climate talks, is functioning rather more like the leader of a country distinct from the United States than merely the governor of one of fifty states within that powerful union.

Plan to divide California into 3 new states clears first hurdle.  A plan to split California into three separate states has cleared its first hurdle.  Supporters are set to begin collecting signatures to qualify for next year's ballot.  The plan is being funded by Bay Area tech billionaire Tim Draper, who previously funded a similar proposal back in 2014 to divide the state up into sections.  That plan failed.  Draper argues that citizens would be better served by three smaller state governments, rather than one large one.

The Next Liberal Craze:  Trump May Break Up The United States.  The author [Bill Mckibben] has a book coming out shortly which is fictional and deals with the idea of Vermont seceding from the nation.  But in the real world, he's once again raising the specter of California putting up a wall of their own and declaring their independence. [...] Mckibben goes on to suggest that Vermont probably wouldn't try it because its aging population wouldn't give up their Social Security, but how about New York?  Speaking as one of the residents of upstate, allow me to second this idea, provided we just split off New York City and leave the northern and western sections in the union.  The author then ups the ante and suggests that all of New England might want to split off as a group.

It's 1968 All Over Again.  After the polarizing Obama presidency and the contested election of Donald Trump, the country is once again split in two.  But this time the divide is far deeper, both ideologically and geographically — and more 50/50, with the two liberal coasts pitted against red-state America in between.  Century-old mute stone statues are torn down in the dead of night, apparently on the theory that by attacking the Confederate dead, the lives of the living might improve.  All the old standbys of American life seem to be eroding.  The National Football League is imploding as it devolves into a political circus.  Multimillionaire players refuse to stand for the national anthem, turning off millions of fans whose former loyalties paid their salaries.  Politics — or rather a progressive hatred of the provocative Donald Trump — permeates almost every nook and cranny of popular culture.

Some thoughts on how we might get from where we're at now to a Second Civil War.  In March, my totally unscientific hunch was a second civil war had less than a 20% chance of happening.  Now I'm guessing it's closer to 40%.  The revision is less a reaction to the current president or perceived deterioration of the political environment as it is a revision of my own understanding of "where we are."  I've lately become persuaded that our current leaders are nearly incapable of mediation, reconciliation, or compromise in much of anything, regardless of the stakes; nor do I expect that to improve.  If anything, I expect it to worsen.

In A Religiously And Politically Polarized Country, Is There Still Hope For Shared Ground?  Without a shared language of belief, every difference threatens to pull us further apart. [...] We are not "one nation," perhaps largely in part because we don't believe we're "under God" anymore.

Calexit III? New ballot measure plots route to California independence.  On Thursday, people unhappy with California's place in the United States filed yet another proposed ballot measure that could lead to the Golden State striking out on its own.  This time, the goal is convening a U.S. constitutional convention to overhaul what proponents call a moldy national blueprint out of step with life in California.  The measure says a reworked Constitution should include a provision creating a "clear and reasonable path for states to achieve complete independence from the United States should any state so choose."  No state has become independent under the existing U.S. Constitution.

Tucker Debates 'Calexit' Supporter Who Calls CA 'Not the US'.  Tucker Carlson reported that the United States may lose a star on its flag for the first time ever, if "Calexit" becomes reality.  Carlson said the Calexit movement wants California to become an independent country through a ballot initiative in 2018 that would require 585,000 signatures to get started.  Shankar Singam, a supporter of Calexit and vice president of the California Freedom Coalition, told Carlson such a split does not have to be "hostile."

Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules Police [are] Not Allowed to Follow Federal Law.  The glorious progressive secession movement from the United States continues.  If Obama were in office, we would be hearing lots of talk about the Confederacy.  But since it's a Republican in the White House, treason is patriotic again.  Also Massachusetts cops are not allowed to follow Federal law.  Obama had already decided that Arizona is not allowed to enforce Federal immigration laws.  Now the highest court in MA has decided that police are not allowed to follow Federal law either.

Recent poll suggests more Californians want to secede.  A growing number of Californians want to secede from the U.S., according to a new poll by Supporters of California Independence.  Thirty-three percent of the people surveyed were in favor of the idea, the majority of them saying they are progressives or social Democrats.  Many of the respondents were moved to their answer by the current political climate.

Will the Second Civil War Turn Violent?  In a recent column, I made the case that Americans are fighting the Second Civil War.  The deep chasm that has opened up between the left -- not liberals, the left -- and the rest of the country is so wide and so unbridgeable that there is no other way to describe what is happening.  But I noted that at least thus far, unlike the First Civil War, this war is not violent.  Unfortunately, there is now reason to believe that violence is coming.  In fact, it's already here.  But as of now, it's only coming from one direction.  Left-wing thugs engage in violence and threats of violence with utter impunity.  They shut down speakers at colleges; block highways, bridges and airport terminals; take over college buildings and offices; occupy state capitals; and terrorize individuals at their homes.

Winning the Civil War of Two Americas.  When John Edwards touted the "Two Americas" during his presidential campaigns before his political career ended in disgrace, it was still a metaphor.  It stopped being a metaphor at the end of last year.  If you doubt that, you can watch Tom Perez, the head of the Democratic National Committee, yelling that President Trump didn't win the election.  There is a huge difference between opposing the winner of an election and denying that he won it.  It's the difference between opposition and rebellion.  Democrats have not recognized a single Republican presidential victory this century.  There is no real reason to think that they will recognize a third one.  We can safely assume that the third or fourth Republican to win the White House, no matter who he is, will face the same treatment.  A two-party system can't function if one party denies the legitimacy of elections won by the other side.

The Civil War Is Here.  This civil war is very different than the last one.  There are no cannons or cavalry charges.  The left doesn't want to secede.  It wants to rule.  Political conflicts become civil wars when one side refuses to accept the existing authority.  The left has rejected all forms of authority that it doesn't control.  The left has rejected the outcome of the last two presidential elections won by Republicans.  It has rejected the judicial authority of the Supreme Court when it decisions don't accord with its agenda.  It rejects the legislative authority of Congress when it is not dominated by the left.  It rejected the Constitution so long ago that it hardly bears mentioning.  It was for total unilateral executive authority under Obama.  And now it's for states unilaterally deciding what laws they will follow.

If There Be Lawlessness.  Things are proceeding so fast toward cultural and political meltdown that it is difficult to keep up.  City states such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago have declared their independence from the union and are in open rebellion.  Call it what you will, take the MSM meme of protecting illegal aliens if you choose, but it is nothing less than secession by disobedience.  It is a flagrant act of rebellion against federal authority and should be met with armed troops on the steps of these city halls.

What is Going On (Part III)?  I believe what's wrong with this country is unfixable.  I think Trump's legacy will be the tearing down of the corrupt, decrepit, self-serving, evil status quo.  His in your face, no holds barred style so angers the established social order; they come out of the shadows to fight him.  The sinister intelligence services and Soros/Obama left wing terrorists are being revealed as the true enemies of the common people.  We know our enemy.  That's the first step.

Today's Riot-Prone Mobs Are A Product Of America's Cult-Like Education System.  If aggressive mobs can deploy enough warm bodies through their organized pyramid scheme of recruitment, the reasoning goes, then law enforcement will be overwhelmed and have to throw in the towel.  Or maybe what's left of civil society will devolve to civil war.  Those who are pushing for sustained street resistance seem to be banking on two things.  First they are betting that mainstream Americans won't realize until it's too late that we are in the midst of a virtual civil war that could turn violent.  Dennis Prager recently wrote of this Second Civil War, warning Americans to wake up to it.

Entertainment Industry is Leading Charge to Civil War.  The constant protests by the Entertainment industry against Trump will not subside.  There is only one way this is going to end and that is blood in the streets.  The riots will only escalate and the left always becomes violent.

Today's Riot-Prone Mobs Are A Product Of America's Cult-Like Education System.  The professed hope, as stated by founding member of the Revolutionary Communist Party of the USA Carl Dix as well as Princeton University professor Cornel West, who are founders of the Soros-funded group, is to mobilize "tens of millions" of resisters into the streets to bring down the Trump administration.  Sen. Tim Kaine recently lent them his relatively moderate voice by calling for people to resist the Trump administration "in the streets."  Former President Obama gave them a shout-out as well.  If aggressive mobs can deploy enough warm bodies through their organized pyramid scheme of recruitment, the reasoning goes, then law enforcement will be overwhelmed and have to throw in the towel.  Or maybe what's left of civil society will devolve to civil war.

Too bad to check:  California secession movement leader lives in ... Russia?  Donald Trump's stunning election win has some Californians so upset that they want to secede from the United States.  A group calling itself Yes California has organized a petition drive for a referendum in the spring 2019 election to demand a convention of states to approve "Calexit," which would recreate the Republic of California of 1850.  Louis Marinelli writes that the movement "is about California taking its place in the world, standing as an equal among nations."  Taking one's place in the world is something Marinelli knows about, as the New York Times discovered.  His place in the world isn't California at all, but Yekaterinburg — deep in Russia.

Is the Growing Political Divide Leading America Towards Another Civil War?  We all tend to think of civil war as it was way back in 1861-1865.  The pro-slavery Democratic South vs. the anti-slavery Republican North headed by the great President Abraham Lincoln.  I'm over simplifying, to be sure.  And thankfully, we came together after much hardship and many, many deaths (it's often forgotten that 750,000 people died in the civil war — more casualties than in WW1 and WW2 combined).  But nevertheless, I believe we are in a civil war today.  This time, it is between left and right.  But it's not limited to America this time — it's happening also throughout the Western world.  The divide is between globalism and nationalism, progressives and conservatives, big government and small government, pro-life and pro-choice, those in favor of open borders and those who want restricted, legal immigration.

'Progressives' Fantasizing about Civil War like Children Playing with Fire.  "Chicago 'scholar' claims militias would be 'toast' if resisting military coup," I posted last month.  A "progressive journalist" was enamored of a "progressive academic," both presuming the military is as predominantly subversive as they are.  It would not only help them depose President Trump, the delusion goes, but would do all their dirty work for them.  And as for the fate of us "bitter clingers" and "deplorables"?  They did their best to convince their echo chamber we'd be made short and effortless work of.  This presupposes those who support and defend the Constitution are the enemy.  And the whole fantasy seems painfully unaware of the myriad factors that would rise to the surface and compete for dominance once disincentives against them were weakened or removed.

Nigel Farage and the 'Bad Boys of Brexit' set their sights on splitting California in two.  The 'Bad Boys of Brexit' who led the campaign to break Britain away from the European Union have taken on a new exit challenge:  splitting California into two states.  Former UKip leader Nigel Farage and Leave backer Arron Banks have just returned from the United States, where they helped raise $1million (£800,000) for a 'Calexit' campaign, which would split California into two eastern and western regions.  There are several 'Calexit' campaigns competing for a referendum in the United States, with one aiming to remove the state from America entirely as a response to President Donald Trump being elected last year.

Congressman: Californians Have 'No Loyalty to This Country'.  Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) lamented that the large segment of Californians clamoring to secede from the U.S. have "no loyalty to this country whatsoever" during an interview Tuesday on "The Laura Ingraham Show."  McClintock recently endured a raucous town hall event in early February in which the attendance of hundreds of anti-Trump protesters led to police escorting McClintock out of the building.  These protesters reflect the 32 percent of Californians who support secession from the union, according to McClintock.

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Personally, I'd like to see Texas secede from the U.S. and resume its position as an independent country.  To say that my position reflects "disloyalty" to the U.S. is misleading:  I'm only hoping to live in a free country once again, much like the U.S. was at the beginning of the 20th century, when the national debt was near zero, politicians stayed in office only temporarily, crime was under control, homosexuals were rightly perceived as deviants, nobody worried about what the weather would be like a hundred years hence, schools actually taught kids how to think and learn, and there was no welfare state.

Resistance: Democrats Plan to Withhold Federal Taxes to Protest Trump.  Some Democrats prepare to withhold paying federal taxes in potentially the biggest tax boycott since the Vietnam War, according to a report from The Guardian.  The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC), which campaigns for federal tax boycotts, says there has "renewed interest in war tax resistance following Trump's inauguration," with the website's traffic doubling in the past month.  "Something has clicked in the minds of thousands of people across the country... we don't want to pay for Trump's agenda!

Internal Secession and the Road to Ruin:  Two Countries.  Trump did not cause the deep division in the country.  It caused him.  There are two very different Americas.  I suspect that the half of the country that voted for Trump, that voted with wild enthusiasm, that roared at huge rallies, was not so much voting for Trump as against the other America.  It was just that they had never had a chance before.  The two countries have little in common and do not belong on the same geography.  Whether Trump proves to be the catastrophic buffoon he apparently aspires to be, the current protests illuminate a stark difference between his supporters and Hillary's.  The chasm is far deeper than just politics, embracing culture, taste, manners and morals.  The groups are distinct and incompatible.

California Shouldn't Secede from the U.S., It should divide in two.  At the height of the tea-party movement, Texas governor Rick Perry merely hinted at the thought that Texas might react to President Obama's executive overreach by reclaiming its one-time status as an independent republic.  He was denounced as something akin to a traitor; critics lamented that he wanted to return Texas to the era of sharecroppers or Jim Crow.  Now Dan Schnur, who teaches political communications at the University of Southern California, says "California is the new Texas," with its elected officials promoting a "virtual secession."  The secessionists plan to take to the legislature, the courts, and the streets to resist Trump's agenda.  Never before have so many prominent Californians gotten into such a reactionary, defensive crouch.

Officials announce proposal that would establish California as separate nation.  A proposal for California to secede from the United States was submitted to the Secretary of State's Office Thursday [1/26/2017].  The proposed "Calexit" initiative — its name borrowed from the UK's "Brexit" departure from the EU — would ask voters to repeal part of the state constitution that declares California an inseparable part of the U.S.  A recent poll found that one in three California residents would support a possible secession from the U.S. due to their opposition to President Trump.  No mention has been made of the president in the proposal.

'Calexit' organizers can now start collecting signatures to get California secession on the ballot.  Supporters of the campaign for California to secede from the United States can now begin collecting the hundreds of thousands of signatures they need to get a proposed "Calexit" initiative on the ballot.  California Secretary of State Alex Padilla cleared the proposed initiative to begin collecting signatures on Thursday.  If the measure gets on the ballot and gains approval by a majority of voters, it would repeal clauses in the California Constitution stating that the state is an "inseparable part of the United States" and that the U.S. Constitution is the "supreme law of the land," according to the title and summary prepared by the state attorney general's office.  The measure would place another question on the ballot in 2019, asking whether California should become a separate country.

OreGONE — Oregon Joins California In Proposal To Secede After Trump Victory.  Just yesterday we wrote about the "Calexit" proposal that was starting to gather steam after Trump's historic victory on Tuesday night.  Now The Oregonian points out that a group in Oregon has also filed the "Oregon Secession Act" in response to the perceived notion that "Oregonian values are no longer the values held by the rest of the United States."  But, unlike the Calexit proposal, the distraught Hillary supporters in Oregon are thinking big picture and have invited the states of California, Washington, Hawaii, Nevada and Alaska to all band together to form a new nation.

Trump Victory Gives New Life to #Calexit Secession Movement.  The November presidential election gave Yes California credibility.  The group's organizers said their website was stretched to its limits Nov. 9 when 11,000 emails started pouring in from people scared to death at the reality of Donald Trump in the White House.  This tsunami of support isn't just a bunch of old SDS and Weatherman radicals looking for a new port in their storm of old age.  Some of the top guns in Silicon Valley were suddenly tweeting about breaking away from the USA.  And it wasn't just California.  Two people in Oregon have submitted a ballot proposal to break their state away from the rest of the USA, too.

Secessionists formally launch quest for California's independence.  Supporters of a plan for California to secede from the union took their first formal step Monday morning [11/21/2016], submitting a proposed ballot measure to the state attorney general's office in the hopes of a statewide vote as soon as 2018.  Marcus Ruiz Evans, the vice president and co-founder of Yes California, said his group had been planning to wait for a later election, but the presidential election of Donald Trump sped up the timeline.

Special California Snowflakes Are Really Attempting This Whole Secession Thing.  Remember when it was racist and evil and anti-democracy when Texas floated this type of thing? [...] It was also mean and racist when parts of California wanted to secede from California to become their own state (there have been many plans on splitting California into two, four, and even six states).  But, hey, this is a great idea!

Disgruntled Democrats Want A Constitutional Convention To Leave The Union.  On Tuesday [12/6/2016], disgruntled Democrats held a forum to discuss the possibility of replacing the Electoral College.  Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) conceded that Democrats could not get rid of the Electoral College due to the way the United States Constitution is written.  "I don't think we can sustain our American democracy by having the majority ruled by the minority.  And so the question is how to fix this since the Constitution is written in such a way that it's almost impossible to amend," Lofgren said.

Monckton: It's Time For 'Texit' — Texas Should Secede, Thatcher Advisor Says.  Lord Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount of Brenchley, thinks Texas should secede from the United States.  In his native Britain, voters are preparing to decide whether they will remain in the European Union.  Here in the United States, Texas just last month considered putting secession on the ballot.  The Republican Party of Texas killed the measure.

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