Civil War II Cometh By Charles Taylor (Florida)
With anxieties about an approaching World War III, concerns with civil war on the local front may have fallen onto the back burner. But, the issue is real as the economic hurts from inflation and food and fuel shortages bite deep, and Biden has said that there is nothing he can do. Now 44 percent of Americans, including 53 percent of Republicans and 39 percent of Democrats believe that the United States is headed to Civil War II. While I believe that secession, the Great Divorce, is needed, it should not come from violence any more than a domestic divorce is helped by violence. Further, in the present global political climate of impending chaos, it is best to wait until World War III is over, since a breakup of America now would encourage attacks while the nation is in metamorphosis.
“The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) poll showed that 44 percent of Americans believe that the United States is headed toward another civil war, which includes 53 percent of Republicans and 39 percent of Democrats.
While this is a cause for concern, another poll showed that one in five individuals somewhat approve of assassinating politicians whom they believe were “harming the country” or U.S. democracy.
Nearly seven in ten also agreed that left-wing politicians were deliberately driving economic changes to gain power by replacing conservative white voters with non-whites entering the country in what is called the “replacement theory.”
This “replacement theory” began in white supremacy circles long ago, but has since moved to mainstream media such as political right-wing citizens.
It also came to the attention of the media in May when the Buffalo shooting suspect penned a 180-page racist document online that promulgated racist conspiracy theories he referred to as the “great replacement.” He then live-streamed himself gunning down Black shoppers at a supermarket.
He then allegedly used the inspirational idea that minorities were and would be replacing whites as justification for his actions. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray said that the bureau is investigating it as a hate crime.
“I want to be clear, for my part, from everything we know, this was a targeted attack, a hate crime, and an act of racially motivated violent extremism,” he said.
“What we found was a great deal of hostility for people on the other side of the political aisle. A majority of both Republicans and Democrats believe their political opponents pose a threat to the country and want to harm their political opponents,” the SPLC said in its report. “That kind of animosity could fuel partisan violence.”
2015 US military exercise triggered a cascade of conspiracy theories
The U.S. already put in place some parameters in case things could take a turn for the worse. In 2015, the U.S. military conducted a routine exercise in the south that triggered a cascade of conspiracy theories. Some people believed the maneuver was a precursor to a Chinese invasion, while others thought it was in preparation for a massive asteroid strike.
Dark fantasy websites said that the exercise, which was called Jade Helm 15, stood for “homeland eradication of local militants.”
And then there’s the talk of an impending civil war.
Today, almost half of Republicans and Democrats believe in using violence to achieve political ends – a massive increase compared to the less than tenth for each in 2017, or the year Trump took office.
The U.S. has since become a “factionalized anocracy,” which is just halfway between autocracy and democracy that is “quickly approaching the open insurgency stage.”
With violence now part of the U.S. political language, novelists like Canadian national Stephen Marche imagine disunion among the states, with the country being “one spectacular act of violence away from a national crisis.”
There is no doubt the way things are disintegrating that this dark fate will be our fate.