With the news that law students and faculty at Stanford Law School shouted down a visiting appeals court justice, preventing him from delivering the speech that he had been asked to give at the school, we see that even prestigious law schools don’t want to hear from anyone from the other side of the political aisle.
Couple that with faculty and students being attacked by a virtual lynch mob of other students because of their political beliefs, I just can’t see any other possible result on the horizon than the outbreak of outright hostilities.
The ever increasing animosity and violence has been ramping up for years. Reminiscent of the period before the Civil War when fistfights erupted on the floor of Congress. Outside of Congress, people would attack and beat their Representatives in the street.
Even Politico sees the parallels between now and the 1850’s. The difference here is that Politico is blaming the right for the violence, and using the attack on Paul Pelosi as evidence. Of course, we know that the Pelosi attack was his gay lover attacking Pelosi. Even if you DON’T believe the gay lover story, there is no evidence that the attack had anything to do with politics.
Even in the days before the American Revolution, there was violence. Keep in mind that in those days, those who lived in North America were all of the same country. That didn’t stop British soldiers from raping and killing local women. Colonists would tar and feather tax collectors before burning down the tax collector’s house.
Wars between citizens of a same country are especially bitter because of the similarities between combatants. Like a couple that has been married for too long, each party knows how to hurt the other, and they do.
In the current day conflict, we are seeing an extension of the conflict of the Civil War: does one side in a political debate have the power to force the other side to do their bidding? The Civil War was one of country farmers in the south versus the industrial city dwellers of the north. The south didn’t have the industrial base to win the war. In today’s case, it will be the country and suburban counties versus the heavily populated cities. Will the cities have the industrial base to win?
Who knows, but the last Civil War was the bloodiest we have ever had. The next one will be even worse.
Joe Blow · March 14, 2023 at 7:21 am
Absolutely true. Been saying for years.
THATS why I moved away from blue spaces and comfortably red. I know you are in the midst of a move both professionally and of your home. I haven’t said anything because its not my place, but since this provides the segue… I believe you are making a huge mistake.
I get Florida, but for the love of God, get the fuck away from any big city….
Divemedic · March 14, 2023 at 7:43 pm
Depends on how you define big city. I’m nearly an hour from Orlando or Tampa. Two hours from Jacksonville.
Anonymous · March 14, 2023 at 9:27 am
Will the cities have the industrial base to win?
What do heavily populated cities manufacture today? Energy? Food? Durable goods? Usta be cities manufactured healthcare, but that’s gotten dodgy now.
D · March 14, 2023 at 9:33 am
If the left thinks the attack on Pelosi was politically motivated by right-wing extremist whites….what do they think about the attack on Rand Paul?
Zarba · March 14, 2023 at 10:33 am
We’re in the close-in suburbs of a large city. Already, in our county, the corruption is out of control, the public schools are failing (our kids never attended them), and the roads are fast approaching Mogadishu-levels of disrepair. Meanwhile, our taxes go up every year. Even worse, the people (who should know better) keep voting for local-option taxes that are supposed to be used to fix the roads, but nothing ever gets done.
We will be here for another 5 years, then we are O-U-T. We will probably have to move to the exurbs an hour north to have any hope of escaping the rampant diversity that is plaguing our lives.
Joe Blow · March 15, 2023 at 5:14 am
You hobestly think this is going to slow-burn for another 5 years?
Jonesy · March 15, 2023 at 12:17 pm
Zarba, I think you and I are in the same back yard. Good luck getting out, I am planning the same, maybe a few more years out.
Steve · March 14, 2023 at 2:36 pm
I have felt for some time that we were slipping into Bleeding Kansas. We are real close if we haven’t gotten there yet. Nobody in their right mind wants a civil war, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen.
Steve · March 14, 2023 at 3:26 pm
That’s why the Constitution gave Congress the authority to define what an Article !!! court is. They could see no way of keeping it from devolving into star chamber shithole like this. The only answer they came up with was to periodically tearing the whole thing down and starting new. We long ago passed the point where it is necessary.
Remember, not only was there no DoJ, the Attorney General was a part time advisory position.
Joe Blow · March 15, 2023 at 5:16 am
The only hope for peaceful resolution, is a fantastically smaller federal government. States rights should supercede federal, leadt I thought that was what the Constitution said?
Nope, we’re fucked… the monkeys figured out they can vote themselves free bananas. They’ll never give that up.
William Quick · March 15, 2023 at 10:38 am
I think you can push the War Between the States only so far. First, it was indeed a war between the states. The North had most of the industrial base of the nation, while the South, though agricultural in nature, mostly exported its crops, meaning cotton, overseas. So the South was unable to threaten the North’s food supply.
That isn’t the case today. It would be war between urban and rural, and the urban areas are entirely vulnerable to attacks on food supplies, energy sources, and so on. The same is probably true for the rural areas, but to a much lesser extent. Also, there would be a built-in fifth column in the cities which would be relatively difficult for the authorities to ferret out, while the same is not true for small-town America, where people mostly know all they need to know about their neighbors.
As for industry, we have shipped much of our industrial plant overseas, and urban NIMBYism has shoved much of what remains out into the exurbs and purely rural areas, where it would also be vulnerable to rural actions. This time really would be different.
tfourier · March 15, 2023 at 11:57 am
I had a look at that photo of the baying mob. Yeup, its the usual suspects. The “quota people”.
Anyone who is familiar with The Farm will be very familiar with the “quota people”. They only got accepted because they tick certain quota boxes. Not because of GPAs or transcripts or any intellectual ability. You will find almost no “quota people” in any of the faculties that demands real intellectual ability. Hard sciences etc. They will almost all be found in “studies” or the “social sciences” etc. Where the fact that they can often barely write and have little or no intellectual ability can be easily hidden.
So they come out with a “Stanford degree” (they are rarely failed) and are unemployable except in “quota jobs” in big business, government and NGO’s. At the best of times Stanford people can be insufferable but the “quota people” are that dangerous combination of being both stupid and having a carefully nurtured immense sense of victimhood. Some of the most vicious racists you will ever meet.
Jonesy · March 15, 2023 at 12:14 pm
I hope it doesn’t come that (CW). Bit it’s getting to the point that the left just doesn’t want to accept that we aren’t gonna go along with their slide into a progressive socialist utopia.
At a very basic level, the left needs punched in the fucking face. We have been putting up with their BS for too long. I realize when we (conservatives) push back, we are vilified, but really what other option do we have? They won’t be persuaded to back down, so if it gets to the point of CW, OK, I guess that will be needed to save the Republic.
I don’t want it, but I’m as ready as I can be. If this can be avoided for another 5-10 years, I’ll be out of suburbia, and in the country…even better.
Divemedic · March 15, 2023 at 5:41 pm
There is no saving the republic.
Danny · March 15, 2023 at 3:52 pm
Violence – military action – civil war – whatever form it may take could very well happen. Particularly if we are seeing the beginning of another economic collapse. Idiots fighting it out about idealogical bullshit on a campus is one thing — everyone reeling under a cascading series of debt-induced failures is quite another.
Does Not Compute · March 15, 2023 at 8:08 pm
They have broadcast their intention for the Purge since carny barker Emmanuel Trumpstein came down the escalator.
You cannot coexist with the comrades.
The controllers expect thirty years of chaos and discord and they will make certain to foment the conditions that cause it.
Order Out of Chaos and opportunity in chaos as Lenin said.
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