The Civil War. God knows that the phrase has been horribly overused, and totally misrepresented in the age of Trump. And it always comes with the attendant misconceptions and misrepresentations.
After all, we’ve only had one Civil War in this country, and it was hideous. But because it was the only one, it was faithfully studied and reported, and taught in schools nationwide. But in the original Civil War, the country was more or less equally divided, and there was a clear line of demarcation in the dispute, slavery. It was fought, and it was finished.
But because the memory of the Civil War is so clear, and the history is so complete, the mere mention of the words today invoke automatic, knee jerk visions of unending lines of blue and gray cald soldiers, marching purposely forwards each other with blood in their eyes. Because that’s the way it happened.
But it won’t happen that way now. In the weeks and months following Traitor Tot’s humiliating defeat in 2020, and especially after the J6 insurrection, Google searches for the key words Civil War went off the charts. Which led government officials to start firing off warnings of possible civil unrest the way a kid fires off a BB gun. But there are 2 major differences this time.
For one, in 1864, there was one clear issue that divided the two opposing sides, slavery.
It cost this country immense suffering, and ripped at the moral and social fabric of the country. This time around, there is no unifying message for the rebellious side. The Big Lie is something that both legal battles and a midterm election have shown just doesn’t resonate with the majority of the country. The calls for a new Civil War are being trumpeted by far right rednecks, peckerwoods, and neo fascists with no true current sociopolitical cause. Their cause is simple, the overthrow of the United States government, just out of blind hatred. That’s all they’ve trained for.
Which brings on the second problem. Lacking a single, populist cause to rally people behind, these mental midgets are severely in the minority. Unlike 1865, these cretins can’t line up in a row in an empty field, if they can find one, against law enforcement and possibly the National Guard for the simple fact that they’d be spring lambs led to the slaughter. They just don’t have the numbers for a successful Civil War.. But they don’t have to.
The new Civil War has already started. Earlier this week, roving bands of bed wetters shot up a couple of electrical substations in North Carolina, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power for days. And in the last day or so, they shot up another substation in the Seattle, Washington area, casting more homes and businesses into darkness.
Welcome to the 2022 Civil War my friends. These mouth breathers and bed wetters know that they can’t take on the federal government full on, so this Civil War will be more like Vietnam, a war of subversion. They know that they don’t have the strength or numbers to take on The Man directly, so they’ll instead try to disrupt the normal daily services we all depend on, and try to sow discord among the population for the government’s ability to provide basic necessary services, and hopefully induce new recruits for their holy cause. This is a subversive rebellion against the United States.
Former FBI counterintelligence head Frank Figliuzzi has been preaching this mantra on MSNBC for months, and I for one believe him. Trump unleashed these flaming fucktards, and he gave them permission and fever.
And now they’re out and operating on their own. Which is ultimately the most dangerous thing of all.
Because they’re not unified, they’re not symbiotic, and they’re not coordinating. They’re acting out on their own. Watch for the Proud Boys to become more aggressive in attacking LGBTQ and Jewish group events. Watch for other far right groups to pick their targets and inflict damage where they can. They all already know that they can’t make a direct assault. So instead, they’ll try to install fear, and make people believe that the government can’t protect them anymore. Welcome to the new Civil War.