Whatever Happens this November Will Change our Nation.
August 5, 2012 10 Comments
This is a reblog from Danmillerinpanama. It is not an easy post to read but, it is critically important that all Americans begin thinking about what may happen in the next few months. As we have come to expect from Dan it is superbly written and reasoned. This like some I have written lately comes freighted with a lifetime of experience and filled with foreboding for America.
Regardless of the electoral outcome, the possibility of civil unrest
should not be discounted.
I wrote here about the Civil War of 1861 – 65 and here about the constitutional implications and causes of that war. Should violence follow the November election, the conflagration and its context will be very different. It will have less to do with North versus South or with our few remaining States’ rights. It may be influenced by the increasing misery brought on by persistent and worsening economic conditions and the tendency of governmental efforts “unexpectedly” to exacerbate rather than to ameliorate them.
There may be no discernible focus at all. Big riots can easily spring from circumstances ignited by minor displeasures, celebrations or for no apparent reason. “Flash robs” assemble to rob stores of luxury goods or just for the Hell of it. An unfortunate incident can be turned into a cause celebre by race or other agitators abetted by sensationalist media pleased to invent what they then report as facts. A White candidate defeating an incumbent Black President — who has himself been historically effective in fomenting racial, economic and social hatred — might easily be the catalyst for an already unstable chemical mixture to explode. If the race is too close to call on election day, the chances are probably greater. Conversely, a victory by President Obama could be transformed from a celebration into demands for revenge against perceived perpetrators of perceived past wrongs. In either event, individual and apparently unrelated mobs seem likely to expand, multiply and coalesce as focused leaders take charge and shape mob positions to suit their own ambitions. Violence and threats of more can be useful tools for shaping revolutions. They also provide great opportunities for attacks by terrorists and other external enemies to become quite troublesome. The ultimate consequences are now difficult to imagine; in three months it may be easier to figure out at least the direction(s) in which things are heading.
My guess is that in the event of a major coalescing conflagration the ultimate focus will be on the form the Dependency Plantation is to take as it evolves and expands before entering a death spiral, as it ultimately will: such a plantation can not remain viable indefinitely as fewer and fewer do the work and pay the taxes for the benefit of more and more.
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Some of you seem to have the idea that I have accumulated a small share of wisdom over the years, that’s as it may be. But if your asking what I will do, the clearest answer came from Robert E. Lee, and I will do my best to emulate him.
Duty is the most sublime word in our language.
Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more.
You should never wish to do less.
- Does Barack Obama Expect The Upcoming Election To Spark Rampant Civil Unrest? (servehiminthewaiting.wordpress.com)
- 9 Steps to Take Now to Prepare for the Perfect Storm of Civil Unrest (activistpost.com)
- U.S. Army Purchases Riot Gear As Fears Over Civil Unrest Grow (johnmalcolm.me)
- Warning From Former Director CIA and DHS Personnel: Civil Unrest Ahead (sgtreport.com)