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The Coming Civil War: Conclusion

This brief series answering questions put to me about the prospects of a new American civil war has focused on the things that most substantially prevent one from starting (in the near future, anyway) and the things that most substantially are contributing to creating conditions for one.  In trying to wrap the series up, my mind has wrestled with many other important contributing factors one way or the other.  If I wrote about all of them, I’d never stop writing.  Moreover, I wanted my focus to be on the primary aspects, not the symptoms.  But, it they are all so … continue reading...

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The Coming Civil War: Part 5, How it Begins?

To sum up the series to date: in my estimation, a ‘shooting’ civil war is not likely in the near term, notwithstanding the deteriorating conditions. Structurally, America has several important ‘checks’ on such a development which are not going to disappear any time soon.  However, that does not at all mean that our sense that the conditions have deteriorated is misplaced.  Moreover, we must bear in mind how such things tend to unfold in actual reality.  Even when things are percolating but seem under control, an event can take place which can change everything.  I call such events ‘catalysts.’

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On the Coming Civil War, Part4b, Illustrations of the end of the Rule of Law

In my previous installment in this series I laid out what I said was one of the more significant reasons why the United States is heading towards a Civil War: the end of the ‘rule of law.’

I stayed away from concrete examples so I didn’t distract from the underlying principles, but it is necessary that we do talk about some specifics.    In doing so, we will discover that the ones tearing away at the foundations of the ‘bargain’ are almost always liberal progressive secular humanist statist types.  Most of the time they don’t perceive the impact of their actions, … continue reading...

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On the Coming Civil War, Part 4, The End of the Rule of Law

In my initial post on this series, I offered my belief that we are actually far from a ‘shooting’ civil war in America, and gave some reasons why.  In my later posts, I have been laying out some of the things that are nonetheless adding fuel to that fire.  In this post, I will cover something adding ‘fuel to the fire’ which, in ultimate terms, is probably the most critical of all.  However, it is so basic, so fundamental, so foundational, that it is felt as much as reasoned through.  To turn down the heat substantially, it must be reasoned … continue reading...

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Compulsory Vaccination – Compulsory Sterlization, Public Health Tyranny

“The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes. Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in the 1927 decision, Buck vs. Bell

Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.

John Holdren, science ‘czar’ to Barack Obama.

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The Coming Civil War: the Erosion of the Foundations

In my previous two installments on this subject, I argued that I don’t believe a ‘hot’ civil war is imminent–a ‘cold’ one is in progress.  This was not necessarily cause for rejoicing, as my contention is that what is keeping us from a ‘hot’ war are some formidable ‘speed bumps.’  In the first place, the US military is likely to remain subjected to civilian authorities and stay out of political disputes.  Also, at least for another decade or so, it seems unlikely the military will be composed folks who would fire upon their fellow citizens.  In the second place, the … continue reading...

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Behold, the GND: Green New Dummies — The World War II Analogy

There is much running commentary on the insanity  displayed by the rising Democrat star, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but I want to jump in on an example that illustrates nicely what I have said on this blog about liberals increasingly distancing themselves from reality itself, meanwhile adopting viewpoints which, if taken to their logical conclusion, would require in their implementation in the real world, the brutal and bloody crushing of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Americans.

I came across it again more recently in this article in the New Republic which gushes admirably about a Climate Change activist (working for … continue reading...

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On the Coming Civil War: Part 2, Rural vs. City

This is a continuation on my analysis of the probabilities of an American ‘civil war‘ developing within the next 5-10 years.  In the last post, I pegged it at a pretty low number.  People who know me might have thought I believed it would be higher.  A lot has to do with what we mean by ‘civil war.’  If we’re thinking of something like the first American civil war or something like the present Syrian conflict, the odds are very low.  If you ask me what my estimate of probabilities of a ‘black swan‘ event … continue reading...

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On the Coming Civil War: Part 1, America’s Military

Perhaps one of the best signs that another American Civil War is on the way is all of the comments and articles contemplating that possibility, submitted by both the ‘left’ and the ‘right.’  (Terms I use loosely.)  People sense that an impasse has been reached or is visible on the horizon which they believe cannot be resolved except through violence.

I have had concerns of my own for almost two decades now.   In the early years, I was scoffed at.  Not so much, anymore.  More and more people in my sphere have expressed concern, and more than one person who … continue reading...

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What Went Wrong with the Left? The Conclusion of the Conclusion

This is the last installment in a series that is almost ten posts long.  I will now officially wrap it up.

The ‘left’ is going off the rails, and I think even many on the ‘left’ see it happening.  However, my expectation is that the people who find this series are more likely to be people already exiting the ‘left’, and previously moderate conservatives who find themselves astonished at what is transpiring, and seeking to understand it.  Another group might be fellow conservatives, who want to direct people to information that will explain things.  In other words, the people who … continue reading...

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What went wrong with the left? Conclusion, Part 3.

In Conclusion, Part 2, I argued that the Left is rapidly being sifted.  There are those who abide by reality, and those who simply will not–ever.   I left off noting that the latter used to be held in balance against the former, but that this equilibrium no longer exists.  Today, the irrealists are increasing in number, and those who would eventually be shaken from their insanity are doing so later and later in their lives.

I must discuss this.   We cannot understand what is unfolding unless we factor this in, even if it is not expressly a function of leftism.  … continue reading...

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How the Left Went Wrong. Conclusion (2)

In Conclusion Part 1 I discussed how modern liberalism contributes little that can prevent totalitarianism from rising from within its own ranks, but, with the way history is unfolding, the real problem is its inability to offer something against rival systems, like Islamicism.  This inability reduces to a fundamental detachment from reality.  Each of the items I’ve discussed, which are still very much accepted within the Left (Atheism, Darwinism, Marxism, Utilitarianism, etc), are also, in the main, wrong.

When so much of the modern liberal program is based on things which are fantasy, one should not be surprised to see … continue reading...

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Sometimes Trump Should Just Shut the Hell Up

I suppose we’ve all had the experience of standing in line at a fast food place waiting for the guy in front of us to place his order.  And waiting.  And waiting.  He seems to invent reasons to take long with his order.  In the meantime, there are 20 people stacked behind him, and he is behaving as though he were the only person in line.  He’s also the guy going 35 in a 55 MPH.

I have found myself as irritated as the next guy when this happens, but I have a personal policy:  when the person in question … continue reading...

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How the Left Went Wrong: Conclusion (1)

This is the end of a five part series on how the left went wrong, and to tell you the truth, I’m glad to be done with it.  Talking about such things wearies me.  However, I felt I had to say these things in order to say other things, and be understood when I do so.

My ‘study’ of the ‘left’ was accidental.  Up until about 2007, I was happy to devote my time to reading, researching, and writing, relating to the veracity of Christianity.  Then, my (liberal) doctor suggested we kill our daughter, diagnosed with spina bifida, whilst in … continue reading...

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