A “CANCER” ON AMERICA
by Oren Long, ©2019
(Sep. 28, 2019) — Yesterday, I was listening to Rush Limbaugh when he said, “We are in a ‘cold’ civil war…”.
I almost fell out of my chair!
He actually, FINALLY, said what we have all been thinking and warning about!
When even Rush, always careful not to stick his toe over the line, actually says it, you know it’s bad and getting worse.
The problem with a “cold” war (civil or otherwise) is that it takes only one incident for it to go hot. I give you “Bleeding Kansas” and Fort Sumter. I give you Germany’s invasion of Poland that started WWII. I give you the sinking of the USS Maine in Cuba. I give you Lexington, Concord, and the Boston Massacre. I give you the storming of the Bastille. I give you the sinking of the Lusitania that brought America into WWI. History is replete with such incidents where one side pushes too far and unintentionally starts a war.
No one knows what such an “incident” might be that would turn our cold civil war hot, with unintended consequences, but let me offer three scenarios I think might do it. And, no, I’m not hoping for it; I’m just hypothesizing.
The most immediate is impeachment. I do think the House will at least eventually file Articles of Impeachment, and may even pass them, forcing a trial in the Senate. In this scenario, one of two things would happen. First, and most likely, Trump would be acquitted. The Democrat Party, driven by its unhinged base, is so off the rails that it could actually and inadvertently say and do things that would encourage the base to go ballistic and riot, forcing massive federal and state government crackdowns. If things went badly and Democrat leadership (itself unhinged) did not tamp its base down, civil unrest could boil over into full-scale war. Second, Trump could be convicted on spurious and obviously false grounds, pushing his supporters into open resistance and rebellion. Once war starts, it takes on a life of its own and the end result is up in the air.
Another possible catalyst for civil war is the obvious and open corruption in government and, especially, the Democrat Party now being exposed on an almost daily basis. Note that I said “government” and not “federal government.” Corruption has become the order of the day at every level: federal, state, and local. In the past, people have pretty-much resigned themselves to the idea that corruption is just the “reality” of government. BUT, thanks to Trump and the increasingly insane Democrat Party leadership, egged on by the base, its pervasiveness and extent are so apparent and “in your face” that people are now seeing it for the cancer and danger it is.
Attorney General Barr is quietly, behind the scenes, conducting a thorough investigation into Democrat Party corruption throughout government. I believe (perhaps “hope” is a better word) heads will roll. Democrat Leadership knows it, which is why they have started attacking Barr personally. I believe this investigation (and, hopefully, indictments) could even include the Clintons. IF (and it’s a huge “if”) the Clintons are eventually indicted, arrested, tried, convicted, and imprisoned, the Left will go absolutely crazy, very possibly generating civil unrest, rioting, etc. and, in turn, precipitating massive government (and possibly military) intervention. This could easily become the spark that turns a cold civil war hot.
The third potential spark to a civil war would be Trump’s assassination and an almost immediate return to the “business as usual” Washington template. I firmly believe it is a very real possibility and a back-burner option for the Democrats and their corrupt leadership, especially if Trump is re-elected in a landslide and Congress becomes overwhelmingly Republican. EVERYTHING in Washington revolves around “business as usual” (corruption and graft). Biden’s shenanigans are just the most recent revelations, but not at all unusual. He was just too open about it. But, as Trump and Barr pull back the curtain and the public begins to grasp the full and pervasive extent of Washington corruption, well, THAT cannot be allowed. Too many powerful people would be exposed. They simply have too much to lose (think Hillary and the 20-30 people she has [allegedly] had killed, some right before they were scheduled to testify against her). They will do whatever they have to in order to survive.
The Left, especially the Radical Left, is ever more open about their ultimate goal of destroying the Constitution, American culture, and America herself. Witness Beto’s open admission that he would come for guns, in defiance of the Second Amendment. The law literally means ZIP to them. They want what they want, at ANY cost. And, they darned well mean to have it, by any means, peaceful or otherwise — PERIOD! They will use any “crisis” to achieve their ends, even if they have to fabricate one. Remember, the FIRST casualty in any war is truth.
OR, a hot civil war could well be a combination of the above and the slow, inexorable, relentless increase in “hostilities” between the vast majority of Americans and the increasingly radicalized Left, until the Silent Majority says, “ENOUGH!” In that case, you can bet your last bullet the Left will NOT surrender, but, like the Nazis, will fight to the bitter end. It’s all they know!
My brother, years ago, said, “We are already two countries, so let’s just get to it. The last person standing wins.” My observation is that we ARE two countries and growing farther apart by the day, much as we were right before the American Civil War. I genuinely fear that we will reach critical mass, possibly sooner than we think and are prepared for. I hope not. I hope we can right the Ship of State peacefully, but I am beginning to doubt it. If history is any guide, it will end violently, and badly.