A Cold Civil War?

Ugh!

I very much fear that J. J. Sefton’s Morning Report at Ace’s yesterday is spot on.

Good morning, kids. A commenter, whose name I apologize for not remembering, remarked yesterday evening (paraphrasing) “we wake up, have bacon and eggs, send the kids to school, walk the dog, go to work, come home and everything seems just fine, and then we turn on the internet to find out we’re on the verge of civil war.” Well, that is exactly right. Unfortunately both parts of that observation are indeed happening and they are not in the least contradictory. At the risk of repeating myself from yesterday, in 2016 we the people elected Trump to stop the madness of the 100-year project to fundamentally destroy the nation as founded, and for that mortal sin, we are witnessing the reaction to that rejection by the Democrat-Left-Media-Globalist-Deep State Complex. The question is, is it their death rattle (to the extent that the underlying evil that infects their core beliefs can ever be killed off) or the hours before an imminent banzai charge?

Whatever it is, there is no doubt that the ramping up of violent rhetoric and the concomitant violence it has engendered since Trump was elected and arguably going further back into the Obama eight-year reign of error can be 100% laid at the feet of the Left. And by that I mean its political and media leadership. From typical smear tactics and mere lying to the never-before treasonous abuse of the instrumentalities of government to overthrow this president and undo a legal election, everything they have used to thwart this President’s legal ascension to the office has failed, and spectacularly so. The horrific shootings in Texas and Ohio have now sent them over the edge, both in terms of a new tack in attempting to take him down by pimping him as the leader of some mythical “white supremacist” movement and conveniently as yet another pretext to destroy the Second Amendment. And the GOP-e, true to form, is reverting to its usual position of curling up into a ball and letting the left stomp all over it. More on that in a bit.

Rush Limbaugh has been saying for the past three years that regarding Trump, this is what fighting back in the rhetorical sense looks like. It’s not pretty, (although his Tweets and retorts are glorious after decades of Republicans just taking their lumps) but it sure as hell is effective. With the media now denuded of the ability to take him down and what there was of its credibility in tatters, and the Democrat Party completely off the rails in terms of anything remotely resembling sane policy proposals or reasoned criticism of their opponents, they can collectively do one of two things: Admit defeat and enter into a period of introspection and reform, or hit the accelerator into “Ludicrous Speed.” Guess which one they’ll choose.

Keep reading.

This has gone beyond the point of disagreement, and since we know how unlawful the Democrats have become, any so-called ‘Red Flag Laws’ or pretty much anything else, are now beyond the pale. In an environment of lawful enforcement, they might be a fair idea, with careful drafting, but as it is today, if they are not misused on day one they will be on day two. So the answer is no. And for me, at least, this is a must. If the President supports such a thing, he loses my support.

Somebody yesterday said we are in the opening stages of a cold civil war. I fear they are correct, but this will not be like the first with maneuvering armies and battles lost and won, this will be a partisan war on both sides.

It’s the worst prospect in the world for the end of the United States, but avoiding reality does no good at all.

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39 Responses to A Cold Civil War?

  1. Scoop says:

    Alas, I remember in my youth a different nation altogether: one where I never heard the epithets of racist, misogynist, homophobe, xenophobe and the like being hurled at 1/2 the country like hand-grenades. The worst, I heard were words like prejudice or prejudicial, meaning that some people pre-judged someone without evidence and based upon their looks or background etc.

    At that same time (age 13-16), I could walk into a Sears store and buy a gun and as much ammunition as I could afford without a license or background check . . . and guess what? We did not have mass shootings due to that. We had what was important: moral families and communities that taught us that life was sacred. And politicians argued on principles and policies because they also found this rhetorical warfare of word-bombs, social activism and race-baiting (gender-baiting, hate-baiting etc) was too low even for the bottom feeders in our political system who were themselves secretly KKK members or such (yes, they were ostensibly all white, southern democrats).

    Well, they have succeeded in creating the second civil war now . . . go where no man in the U.S., much less a politician, has gone before. This is a return to pure savagery and loss of human dignity to stoop to such methods and it is embarrassing to witness.

    When we finally lose all of our rights, to free speech, gun ownership and presumption of innocence until proven guilty then we will have lost the right to be called civilized. We will simply be a horde of wild animals tearing each other to pieces. We better obtain for ourselves the fortitude for the fight or they will simply take away our freedoms and make of this nation a pile of rubble brick by brick. I prefer a quick and decisive battle rather than a long drawn out death by 1000 paper cuts. But that’s me.

    Without a common ethos like this country had right up to the early 60’s we have been slowly dying from the plague of indifference, tolerance, negotiations which has led us to the unsightly mess of people who make me almost blush for the stupidity and their lack of depth of thought. I want to say to them what Wm. F. Buckley once said (I paraphrase): “I won’t insult you by accusing you of believing what you just said.”

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    • NEO says:

      Indeed, I completely agree.

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      • Scoop says:

        Isaiah 6:10-12

        10 Blind the heart of this people, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes: lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted and I heal them.
        11 And I said: How long, O Lord? And he said: Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land shall be left desolate.

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      • Nicholas says:

        Funnily enough, I was discussing the possibility of an American civil war on Tuesday with a friend of mine when we went out for a walk in the countryside. The GOP-e comment I find interesting. Compromise is a real problem and is one of the reasons why I do not like the party system – not only does it fuel factionalism, but it inevitably becomes coherent. Look at the current state of the Conservative and Labour parties – broad churches. weird hybrids. I’m not opposed to centrists being in Parliament per se (although they can be blamed for much of our present sickness), but they should not be in the same voting block as solid Thatcherites, etc. This refusal to deal with the problem by the “let’s all get along” middle class section is killing us. They will face a visitation in which they will no longer be permitted to sit on the fence – one way or another. “He who is not for us is against us.”

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        • NEO says:

          That is pretty close to what is happening here. In this context, I’m not sure it’s good. But if your not going to support the Constitution, well, we can do without you.

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        • Nicholas says:

          Completely agree – toleration has its limits; Neither USA nor UK can afford to let their constitutions be subverted – unfortunately it has already happened here. I hope that God will reverse this. My secret wish is that books and webpages on this topic will be read by the right people and acted upon.

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        • NEO says:

          Just about all we can do, other than pray, of course.

          Liked by 1 person

  2. Scoop says:

    I think I found the YouTube version of Come Hell of High Water. If you haven’t watched it, everyone should.

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    • Nicholas says:

      That was actually very eloquent in its own way (perhaps a bit of (unconscious?) praeteritio by the speaker?). His arguments were good, simple, and clear.

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      • Scoop says:

        I thought so as well. I put it up as my first post at my new blog site: smokeofsatan.wordpress.com

        Sadly it makes no sense to pay $400 to keep that old site hosted for another 3 years.

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        • Nicholas says:

          No; I’m inclined to agree. You’re better off saving the money: retirement has its unforeseen exigencies. Are you using WordPress or trying something different?

          Liked by 2 people

        • Scoop says:

          It’s the old All Around the Western Front site which I renamed; so WordPress.

          Liked by 2 people

        • Nicholas says:

          Blogging can be a real burden, even if you are unemployed/retired/working part-time. I take my hat off to you and NEO maintaining your own sites and posting every day. I find I have ebb and flow (plus other commitments). I also find that if I’ve been working on a book, then I’m not in the mood to write a post aswell.

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        • Scoop says:

          I think NEO and I are losing a bit of steam as well. Not sure how much longer I’ll even comment, much less how long I will write posts.

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        • Nicholas says:

          My intention, especially if I get a job I am interviewing for next week, is really only to post when things of particular significance happen regarding Revival or the End Times. If the Temple is actually rebuilt (or close enough, e.g. regular sacrifices) and other significant events happen, I will want to ensure I notify people in my friendship circle about it.

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        • Scoop says:

          Indeed. And I likewise am trying to keep abreast of the coming split of the Catholic Church. The Amazon Synod will certainly prompt me to spread the word to anyone who will listen.

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        • Nicholas says:

          Indeed, crunch time, if not here, is coming in our lifetimes.

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        • Scoop says:

          You once asked me about writing something on the changes of the Mass: although this isn’t a post it is a quick 10 minute visual from Novus Ordo Watch that I think shows you quickly how far things have degenerated.

          https://smokeofsatan.wordpress.com/2019/08/08/the-great-comparison-novus-ordo-watch/

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        • Nicholas says:

          Ah yes, you showed me that video before (or one with the same footage). I am increasingly persuaded that, even though I am not a Catholic, the “renovation” of the Mass is disastrous: bad motivation, bad execution – bad. For my part, I think the Anglo Catholics are right in reviving the Sarum Rite.

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        • NEO says:

          Yep, I am. That’s why you don’t see me as much on AATW. It was a lot easier with a coblogger, especially since Jess and I set each other off pretty often.

          Liked by 2 people

        • NEO says:

          It can be quite the strain. I’m lucky in a sense,after more than eight years, I can reuse some good past posts, sometime updated but some don’t need to be.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Nicholas says:

          I am glad to see that some of my old posts are being read by visitors to AATW. Not sure if the likes are genuine or attempts to draw traffic to their own blogs etc (scammers out there, of course), but it encourages me. I’m actually quite proud of some of the posts that demonstrate real logic and persuasion; but sustaining that kind of effort is hard.

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        • NEO says:

          Don’t check gift horses to carefully! Often people wander around the archives, finding things that interest them, the related articles are a real help.

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        • Nicholas says:

          It’s also interesting to see how our thoughts have changed over the years.

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        • NEO says:

          It is indeed. Sometimes drastically.

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        • Nicholas says:

          In my own case, I’ve gone

          -From pre-trib to pre-wrath
          -To doubt concerning fundamentalist readings of parts of Genesis
          -To desiring a more liturgical form of worship
          -To rejection of the Prosperity Gospel

          and so on.

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    • NEO says:

      Good. It looked slightly familiar to me, like I’d seen part of it.

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  3. the unit says:

    Nicholas, Scoop, and NEO. Yeah, let us know if and when y’all retire from blogging. Wonder about sudden disappeared folks. 🙂
    Puma by Design has been inactive for awhile. Wondering if something happened there. She also posted comments at another site I visit. And she took over Grumpy Elder site when he passed
    And Nicholas you speak of getting “close enough”…

    A physicist and an engineer were working on a top secret time travel project. Suddenly, there was a flash of light and there before them appeared a very beautiful female life form.

    She said to the men, “I have been without companionship for many years, if you can reach me, you can do with me as you wish. However, because of the time field, every time you move towards me you will go only half that distance.”

    The engineer then looked at the physicist and noticed he was very sad. “What’s the matter with you? This is the opportunity of a lifetime.”

    The physicist replied, “Don’t you see, if I go only half the distance each time, I will never actually get there. It’s a hopeless situation.”

    The physicist then asked the engineer, “Why are you smiling?”

    The engineer grinned and said, “That’s true, but I’ll be close enough to get the job done.”

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