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The Left Controls Almost Everything, So Why Are They So Afraid?

The Left Controls Almost Everything, So Why Are They So Afraid?

Perhaps they know their strength is something of a charade, it’s unstable, it’s not organic, it’s coerced. When it collapses, they fear it will collapse like a house of cards. 

This is not the post it started out to be.

I was going to write about the issue of a “national divorce.” ACE takes credit for the term:

BTW, I think I invented the term “National Divorce.” I knew “civil war” didn’t sell. And “secession” had too many negative connotations.

I thought branding it as “National Divorce” would make it more conceivable.

I saw it first as articulated by Davie Reaboi on his substack, National Divorce Is Expensive, But It’s Worth Every Penny:

For the last several years, I’ve been among a handful of commentators (along with good friends Michael MaliceJesse KellyMichael Anton, and others) talking about the possibility or desirability of National Divorce, the political separation of Blue and Red America—or, to get more specific and inflammatory, the breakup or dissolution of the United States.

This week, my friend Karol Markowicz has written a typically thoughtful piece on the subject at the New York Post and concludes that, as much as many people long for some kind of separation that would solve the many real problems of America’s current disunion, it’s not a solution that’s currently feasible….

National Divorce isn’t at all an immediate action plan–or, at least, I don’t see it as such. Rather, it is a rhetorical strategy to prepare the ground for crucial discussions about what comes next in America, as the country grows even more divided, bitter, and angry.

More than anything else, it is a reminder for Red America to think about economic and cultural autonomy for itself, and what it would take to get there.

Autonomy for Red America is of crucial importance, regardless of the status of political or real separation. It is the ability for Americans to be self-sufficient from the financial, educational and cultural institutions that are hostile to its beliefs and way of life, and make reconciliation increasingly impossible.

Tempered by some contrary views:

But “national divorce” sounds quaint compared to the terminology Democrats are using, as John Sexton articulated at Hot Air, Why is the left suddenly talking about a second Civil War?

Just a few months ago the Atlantic published a piece claiming that there was a group of conservatives preparing for a new civil war because the country was now so divided between the conservative right and the woke left. Since then, it seems the left is eagerly picking up on the civil war theme. A few days ago the Guardian published a piece titled “The next US civil war is already here – we just refuse to see it.” The author of the piece has just written a book predicting a civil war is coming soon….

I’m condensing this longer argument down to just three short paragraphs but I’m doing that because I think it gives you a sense of the beginning, middle and end of an argument that is gaining traction on the left. The war is here. The right is ready for it but the left is not. We need to burn down everything (including the Constitution) and start over because it’s the only way. An even simpler summary might be: Panic now and then start the revolution….

Finally, yesterday NY Times opinion columnist Michelle Goldberg also wrote about the next civil war, looking at various arguments and concluding a shooting war isn’t likely but some kind of lower-level conflict seems inevitable. Goldberg herself notes the odd phenomenon of this topic going from the farthest fringes of the left and right to the pages of major papers in remarkably short time…

All of which caused me to ditch talking about a national divorce, or even a civil war.

I found myself wondering, what is the left so afraid of?

They control virtually everything: The presidency, Congress, Higher Education, lower education, professional schools and organizations, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, Big Tech and every substantial social media platform, all the large mainstream broadcast, digital, and print media with the exception of News Corp. entities, the HR department of almost every major corporation and many of the boardrooms, the permanent federal bureaucracy, the Joint Chiefs and senior military leadership, the FBI and DOJ, and I could go on and on.

It’s hard to think of any major national institution the left doesn’t control, except maybe the U.S. Supreme Court depending on which side of the bed Roberts and Kavanaugh wake up that morning. Which is why they want to symbolically blow it up through court packing, if they could.

It’s hard to imagine it ending. I’ve written many times about the dread of living with the loss of institutions. It’s something only people in the center or right-of-center have to think about. So many of us don’t see a way out.

What is the left so afraid of at their moment of near total control? Do they know something we don’t?

For one, there are cracks in the armor. They don’t control all the states, and that is a warning to them. The Free State of Florida is thriving, people are fleeing blue states for red states. People yearning to be free scares them. The parents movement scares them, because it’s a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, cross-party movement to reclaim the children. Internet platforms not under their control scare them. People who disagree with them and refuse to be silenced scare them. At some point, it can’t be contained.

Like the animals that sense a tsunami coming long before it’s visible and run to higher ground, they feel it coming. It’s not a guarantee, but just the thought of it is creating panic.

Perhaps they know their strength is something of a charade, it’s unstable, it’s not organic, it’s coerced. When it collapses, they fear it will collapse like a house of cards.

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At the same time they are always just one election away from the dust bin, and they know it.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to maxmillion. | January 14, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    And they are just one more stolen election away from a permanent seizure of power.

    And there is no effort by the GOPe to prevent that theft. In fact the opposite as they defend what happened in 2020.

    Subotai Bahadur

What chance for survival would the parasite have if denied a host?

“Civil war” is their answer to “national divorce” because they need a justification that will permit them to do anything to stop those they need from simply walking away.

Saw a meme that would explain it.

“Your first mistake was thinking we would run away from a fight.
Your second was thinking you had us outnumbered.”

When I went to work for Boeing in the late 70’s, the office gang enjoyed passing around comic drawings. One that left an impression on me was of the boss clutching his forehead and screaming at an employee “You did what I told you to do? Nooooo!”

It triggers another visual that has stuck with me during this pandemic crap … of Pelosi at the hair dresser’s. She must have thought that situation ideal, the shop and stylist all to herself. Fire everyone or lock everyone down – the elites can come and go at will and have all services to themselves. But who will be there to serve them? Can the hairdresser survive with only Pelosi as a client?

When they go to RiteAid in their neighborhood and it’s been closed due to riots or burned down in a mostly peaceful protest, where do they get service? That’s a helluva way to level the playing field, everyone out of work or refusing to work – goods out of stock – no one left to help/serve – people turning to barter or tribalism – gang warfare.

Is some of their fear an “oh shit – we went too far” or a “you did what we told you to do – oh NOOO!” moment? Like suddenly snapping out of temporary insanity and looking on what evil has been done at their direction? Waking up in a drunk tank and learning you were DUI and injured or killed someone after leaving the bar?

Fear may have to do with recognizing the consequences of their actions.

    Jmaquis in reply to MrE. | January 15, 2022 at 3:31 am

    Remembering Shillary telling those around her: “They’ll hang us all if they win!”

    The olde hag said this because hanging all of us is very likely what the libtards have in mind for us. You ALL must understand that if these commie-pinkos win this WAR that they will want to kill every one of us, Plus millions more.

    The globalists are the head of the snake. Why aren’t they at room temperature yet? Same for the politicians with hardly any exceptions and 99.9% of the media too. And let’s not forget union big shots, woke teachers and professors and the corrupted members of military and police. .

      fscarn in reply to Jmaquis. | January 15, 2022 at 3:48 pm

      The more informed you can be of the Council on Foreign Relations (= Globalists Central) the more you will know who your rulers are. Long ago the John Birch Society identified this group as the biggest promoter of the NWO.

    scooterjay in reply to MrE. | January 15, 2022 at 7:17 am

    I miss the days of those early office memes that had been photocopied a zillion times.

    Dimsdale in reply to MrE. | January 15, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    Recall the “food deserts” of yesteryear, where grocery stores simply closed shop in the urban blight and moved to more suburban locations. Now, we are going to have ” deserts” as a result of BLM and pantifa’s “peaceful” riots.

    Guess who they will blame? Ask Dementia Joe; he knows.

    stevewhitemd in reply to MrE. | January 15, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    An old quote: “it’s fine to one day to overturn the apple cart. But next morning, where do you go for apples?”

This will never help in a mutually beneficial or even conservative-favoring way.

They say that your money is their money and they can’t just let you walk away with it or any property. They need it to control their masses, and they will keep taking it until they are stopped (and they won’t be stopped until a large majority of the country realizes they have more to lose by not stopping them). That’s a long way off, if ever, as we sit like the frog in the slow boiling pot of water.

    Dimsdale in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 15, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    Like any socialist dictators, they will not relent until they have absolute control, and zero resistance.

    They can’t persuade, so they coerce. SOP Democrat/socialist/communist regimes.

    DelightLaw1 in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 15, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    I think of Australia, and how almost overnight they went full Fascist, with hardly any pushback. We just had thousands upon thousands of people lose their jobs over the vax mandate, people prevented from events or restaurants or what-have-you for not having the proper papers, and aside from
    Lawsuits which take so long to wind their way thru the system, people still have not resisted, and I mean really resist.
    Divorce or Civil War are utterly unrealistic and will only help to create a much more dangerous world. We were handed the greatest country in the world, with,I would say, a Divinely Inspired Constitution, Bill of Rights, and system better than any on earth.
    We the people have the ultimate power, through Civil Disobedience, to take it back from those who are destroying it in front of eyes. Enough is enough. Do Not Comply. But unless we all hang together, we shall most assuredly hang separately. The time is now to Unite ….or Perish.

      Democrats are starting to realize that they cannot control the states, the red states. This is distressing and horrifying to them because they need total control, total power, total subjugation of the automatons and “workers.”

      Thus the attempt to federalize . . . everything. They want to federaliize police, elections, and everything else they think they can push through. The problem they keep running into is this nation’s blessed Constitution. Will there be a Civil War? Nope. Will the crazed leftie loons get their wish of a “race war” ala their buddy Charles Manson’s Helter Skelter? I can’t stop laughing.

      We will unite as Americans. As we are and should always have been. The left’s divisive drivel is collapsing, and everyone but the most radical white freaks are abandoning the party in droves. They won’t have a party if they keep on this path . . . no matter how many FBI kidnappings the FBI orchestrates.

      The American people are not ‘nudgeable’ because we believe our lying eyes not media and political and “scientific” spin, lies, and more lies and spin.

      henrybowman in reply to DelightLaw1. | January 16, 2022 at 1:40 am

      The American people are showing either great somnolence or great restraint.
      I once predicted that “within five years, Carl Drega will be considered a trend-setter.”
      That was in 2000. Obviously, I was way off, though I still think it will happen.

They have confused wants and needs. All of what the want comes from the Blue areas. All of what they need comes from the Red areas. The Red people are the ones that make the world go ’round. They raise the food. They dig in the mines. They make the utilities run. When the SHTF you can’t eat a movie and now that books are digital you can’t even burn them to keep you warm. Now they are going to stores and finding shelves empty. Now the criminals they have been abetting for years are attacking them and they are afraid to prosecute them. The cops they have disrespected are quitting. All of their plans are coming to completion and the magical utopia is looking to be the same land of starvation these utopias always are. Unfortunately for them the American character has not been long conditioned to being subjects. They are still in their hearts Citizens. Peers to each other and everyone one earth. This is their weakness it is the residual strength that they fear. They sense they may be awakening the sleeping dragon as our enemies often have.

    henrybowman in reply to Martin. | January 14, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    ^ This.

    The farmers and stockmen of just one state can hold America hostage in a way that Zuckerberg can only wet-dream about.

If National Divorce comes to be, let’s make sure the Red spouse isn’t the one paying alimony

As for custody of Chicago, Pappa Red doesn’t even want weekend visitation.

I don’t think the concept of a Civil War is all that remote. But it won’t happen the way the Left thinks, with dimwit knuckle draggers shooting their way into the cities.
No, the Left will be the cause of it. Conservatives just want to be left alone and keep their values and morality intact. The Left cannot abide this. It is when pushed beyond the limit, and denying the massive percentage of Red-voting counties (see Map, above) the right to organize the National Divorce described here, that armor, violence, and actual War will ensue.

Cognitive dissonance. The Pro-Choice “ethical” religion; the braying, steering, and scarlet letters; occupations, intimidation, and incursions; and liberal aggressive style, is only a marginally viable cover-up and sustaining strategy. The tell-tale hearts beat sooner and ever louder.

    scooterjay in reply to n.n. | January 15, 2022 at 7:23 am

    I see that you also have an excellent vocabulary. Being literate and fluent in your diction drives the left bonkers. It pokes holes in their stereotype.

Why… because Jimmy Carter preceded 12 years of them not holding the white house.

I’d like to believe 2024 will be 1980, but instead 2022 will be 2010 and they’ll hold the white house because the GOP is run by morons.

Trump was a great POTUS for many reasons, the greatest was because he would win in a game stacked in the other direction. Till he didn’t and now we have a dementia patient and a would-be hooker in the White House.
Can Trump make lightning strike twice? Dunno. I’m a wait n see guy on that one. Honestly I was for Cruz before Trump came to be and that’s where I stand today.

    scooterjay in reply to Andy. | January 15, 2022 at 7:29 am

    I was a Cruz guy prior to voting for Trump, and was pleasantly surprised in his performance as President. I still am casting a sideways glance at this administration, and certainly hope to see those responsible get the Mussolini reception soon.

      I voted for Cruz in the primary, Trump wasn’t even on my list. When Trump won, I was stunned. I started wondering what I had missed. So, I voted for him and sat back and watched. I was certainly surprised and happy that he won. I still think he won in 2020.

      WTPuck in reply to scooterjay. | January 18, 2022 at 4:47 pm

      Failing that, the Ceausescu treatment would work.

Why are they so afraid? Because we’re not.

Try googling Winsome Sears, AR-15. I can’t find it. Good luck to you if you can. MSNBC was advertisint it as the “right’s worst nightmare.” A black woman with an AR. Huh? On what planet? I was born on a Navy hospital installation. Who the f*** do you think were pulling sentry duty? When I grew up and joined up, who do you think trained and armed the senrtries?

I’m doing this white supremacy thing wrong. So are my black Drill Instructors.

The day I can’t butt stroke a black man for not correctly performing port arms is the day I quit. But I’ll have 15 black DIs in front of me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo8NG7rrTeI&t=3s

Yes. I waste my time on this kind of ….

The Garands probably aren’t real. Lightened for ceremomony. Nobody uses real Garands anymore, except heretics.

    I have a Springfield M1-A that I absolutely LOVE to shoot. It’s one of those rifles where I feel like I can just snap it up to my shoulder and hit whatever I point it at, iron sights and all. It drives my friends absolutely crazy when I take it out hunting… they mock me for my “WWII rifle” and then grumble when I outshoot them with their fancy rifles and optics. Yeah, I guess I’m a heretic.

    Tim1911 in reply to Arminius. | January 15, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    Those are 1903 Springfields – better balanced and lighter than Garands (former drill team member).

    henrybowman in reply to Arminius. | January 16, 2022 at 1:50 am

    Garands? I see manual bolt handles.
    The heavy chrome kinds gives it away, though.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/88/79/91/88799104d3b1af720db017ee60c2cc38.jpg

The Marine Corps crewed at least one of the secondary gun batteries on USN capital ships.

I’m not sure if I’m spelling anything right. or if it matters in the age of CRT.

Even separated will be hard as Leftists will be wanting to control Red States. Red States will need a restraining order and seems to me they don’t work that well.

Where is the widespread admiration for this sham administration other than mainstream media figures? I have yet to see a “Build Back Better” hat or bumper sticker.
Let’s go Brandon.

I think their leaders know that the Everything Bubble will collapse – and will probably go down during Biden’s term. His inflation will make that certain. Can you say Greatest Depression Ever?

    scooterjay in reply to The_Mew_Cat. | January 15, 2022 at 7:38 am

    It’s plainly obvious that the plan is to enslave the planet to Bezos and the gang. Amazon is not what you think it is.
    Don’t sacrifice security and freedom to convenience.

What are Democrats afraid of? People thinking for themselves!

Democrats are afraid of the truth

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | January 15, 2022 at 8:45 am

The world the Left has created is not legitimate. They’ve lied about everything for around a century. They lied to get the income tax amendment ratified. The lied to get Prohibition Amendment ratified. They lied to get Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare enacted. They lied during the eugenics and Jim Crow eras.

They lie today that men who like playing dress up are women. They lie that abortion is “women’s health”, when the truth is abortion is destroying an innocent life. They lie about guns. They lie about the illegal invasion. They lie that women are oppressed. They lie that America is currently systemically racist. They lie that almost $30 TRILLION in debt is sustainable.

It’s one gigantic lie about everything. At some point people get tired of being force to live a life based on lies. I often refer to Solzhenitsyn’s essay, “Live Not By Lies.” He begged his fellow Russian countrymen to reject the lies being forced down their throats by the Soviet ruling class and demand truth. He was hauled off to gulags for wanting to live a life free from government lies.

The Left is afraid that people will finally stop pretending to believe their lies and instead choose a life of truth.

That’s radical, considering most of the 20th century was one gigantic lie.

“What is the left so afraid of at their moment of near total control?”

Yes, they have almost exclusive access to the machinery. This has given them a false sense of being so in control that they can do whatever they want so they now do and say whatever they want. What are they afraid of?

Imagine that you are THE Master of the Universe and you have finally secured all levers and buttons of power. Suddenly, you become aware that fewer and fewer of those levers and buttons work. But you are “in control”! What do you do once you have severed all connections to reality? Have a reasonable discussion with those “deplorables”? Pull back on the throttle hoping things settle down?

No, you panic! That is what is happening right now. They suddenly find themselves in the middle of a major red pill outbreak. Fewer and fewer of them want to be the last one to be thrown under the bus. Wait until they throw Fauci under the bus and see what happens. Won’t be long now. This will all fall apart faster than an expensive Fugazzi suit.

Then we can talk about being willing to take the hit so we can return to normal. Things will certainly get worse before they get better. But if we the moral strength to return to who we used to be and fight our way through it, there will be light at the end of the tunnel. Where to you look for hope?

Remember not long ago when America was doomed to be eclipsed by China? Then suddenly, we became energy independent as if by a miracle? It was no miracle, we were walking away from everything and Trump merely flipped that. If we can finally slash government spending and regulation and take advantage of our massive natural bounty and unequaled talent for innovation, that dark period should be much shorter than we fear. We just have to have faith and not lose sight of who we are and where we want to go.

Time for the pussies to go home. Hide in the basement with the screaming women and children. The clear-minded brave people have returned to clean up the mess. Let’s get on with it. It’s going to be ugly for a while but we’ll get through it.

Bitterlyclinging | January 15, 2022 at 9:28 am

There are guaranteed to be some ugly moments before we can flip the switch and put the CCP back into its place.
Do you think Marc Elias will shrink back into his corner and promise to behave himself? Or George Soros, too?
The mailed glove is descending on America. Heartland Bank gave Mike Lindell a month to clean out his ‘My Pillow’ accounts, only a week to clean out his ‘Frank Speech’ accounts, Never a discouraging word is to be heard in this Dementia JoeBama, FJB era.
ATT owned Direct TV has pulled the plug on OAN Network. Dan Bongino has been silenced too.
Next up will be Steve Bannon and his ‘Warroom’

    Dan Bongino has NOT been silenced. He is a big part of building the new internet which is already making the establishment panic. Bongino is present everywhere. You can download his daily blogcasts for free. His tweets are the most viral of all. Bannon is also not going away.

    The Masters of the Universe have run into a wall so you can expect the violence to accelerate as November nears. But even they have so much money to burn and they have already burned billions on Hillary, FJB and so many more. I expect them to spend it on people with guns to go after us. I think they will be in for a surprise when the people in the middle of their organizations quit and their “supply chains” dry up.

Another aspect is most of the left’s support only exists because it is currently the ‘big dog’.

A large number of people determine who to support only based on who has power, but the minute that faction loses power, they’ve always been at war with Oceana.

Trump won without the weathervanes. If they lose again without the weathervanes they risk losing all of them.

The article in question presents the issue as if American exists in some sort of vacuum. The exclusion of global political, economic, manipulations renders such pondering thought provoking but little else

BTW, I think that for us to continue to frame the issue in terms of “red” vs “blue” Americas, Dem vs Rep, lib vs con and so on it a major mistake. It signifies that we still haven’t grasped why Trump won and remains even more popular today. He is NOT an ideology. He just finds solutions to problems.

I keep repeating this to the deaf but here I go again. I, like so many voters these days, am an unaffiliated independent. Heading into 2016, that was the fastest growing party as both wings of the Uniparty were crumbling. Dems and Reps were both fleeing their parties but switching to the other side. They were fleeing for the very same reasons which could be summed up as “it doesn’t matter who I vote for they are all taking us to the same place”. Yet, the disgruntled Dems and disgruntled Reps continued to speak in terms of the party they abandoned. Trump fixed that. He found a way to talk to us without the “conservative vs lib” crap. He went into the urban neighborhoods to talk to black and Hispanic voters which only the Dems had done and only via their race monger lackeys like Jesse Jackson. Trump went himself and talked to them face-to-face.

That broke down the language barrier and revealed the Trump majority previously masked in the Venn Diagram. The disgruntled unaffiliated voters were not separate groups. They were only divided by language. Trump solved that and won. So why are we reconstituting the Tower of Babel by focusing again on the wrong terminology? I

f I have done one thing right in all of this, it has been to focus my discussions with people on values rather than politics. I save my rants and speeches for online trolling. In person, the vast majority of Americans believe in freedom of speech, the right to own guns, right to life, the right to be free from government interference. As this communist/Nazi attempted takeover has progressed, more and more people have become disgruntled for the same reasons. There are more and more of us today than in 2016. I don’t need to start these conversations anymore. We are all coming together organically around our traditional shared values.

We are poised to win. Let the forces that have emerged play themselves out. Let’s not screw this up.

Too many errors to correct but:

“…Dems and Reps were both fleeing their parties but [NOT] switching to the other side.

IMO the way out is an embrace of federalism and a SCOTUS that will gut the current regulatory regime and it’s way too expansive interpretation of the commerce clause. It’s possible that the CT is moving closer to that at least for reform of administrative law and curtailing fed agencies assuming powers not specifically delegated at least in part. Ultimately though, unless we overturn Wickard and it’s progeny, it’s a temporary reprieve at best. The only way to permanently end the out of bounds federal govt is to drive a stake through the heart. Otherwise the leftists will renew their incremental push to resurrect their beloved leviathan.

The States do have a good deal of power, authority and influence that some States are beginning to use. A coalition of like minded States adopting guidelines for entities that wish to hold State contracts would be powerful. This strategy could be used to leverage the State Pension investments to provide a counter to the leftist BDS, CRT/Equity and anti fossil fuel campaigns. Additionally if States choose to adopt alternatives to twitter, FB, YouTube for all State agencies and political subdivisions that would potentially create a critical mass of user accounts for those alternative platforms.

With all respect I think this thread confuses hatred for fear to some extent. The Democrats hate us. All of those insults they use they mean them.

Democrats really hate all of us unconditionally. That big speech by Joe Biden? It isn’t controversial with the Left it is to them a moderate understatement.

To them we are all without exception evil little terrorist racist nazi domestic enemies.

On the thread that wasn’t written a national divorce isn’t happening, and engaging in that extremely stupid fantasy just weakens us on other issues. It may be a nice or a bad fantasy depending on your perspective just remember that is all it is.

They are Dr. Frankenstein, and they go to sleep every night terrified that the torches and pitchforks will arrive by morning.

This talk of civil war is an artifact of the progressive left’s noebarbarism. The left wants to undermine the bonds of civil life. They want to start a civil war to achieve ultimate power.

They are afraid because their power only consists of the willingness of the masses to obey. There aren’t enough cops, agents, soldiers to stop it if people, en masse, simply say “No, we’re not obeying you anymore.” Heck, even many of the law enforcement community would refuse.

Regarding the notion of a National Divorce, I don’t see why not. It wouldn’t be easy or painless. And economic trade would need to be maintained, because both sides could destry the other by withholding food, energy etc. But as long as the economic ties were robust, the rest wouldn’t be THAT hard.
In any case, I think we may arrive at a point where a National Divorce is more plausible than staying together.

    Scaramouche in reply to Cornfed. | January 15, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    It might even be phrased as a “National Separation” as opposed to a National Divorce. A cooling off period. I can even see President Trump running on this theme.

    “Elect me and I will do my very best to present the argument for our values joined to a desire to reconcile.

    “But, if we continue to disagree, and fight, I will lay out a path to a peaceable divorce that we may live side by side in peace.”

When you look at that red/blue map, half the population is heavily concentrated in the blue areas and half the population is dispersed across the red areas, the term “war is logistics” comes to mind.

I don’t see the blue areas having the infrastructure to sustain their population (food production, water, energy production etc. which all comes from the red areas).

I think an all out civil war would quickly evolve into siege warfare, as basic essentials such as food, water and energy would run out quickly in the population concentrated cities. Command and control would be diverted internally as starvation, thirst. disease, hyperthermia, or hypothermia break down their societies into chaos. The riots of 2020 would be minor in comparison.

    Dimsdale in reply to Ironman. | January 15, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    Look at how NYC breaks down when the rubbish disposal unions go on strike.

    They live hand to mouth.

    henrybowman in reply to Ironman. | January 16, 2022 at 1:55 am

    “half the population is heavily concentrated in the blue areas”
    One point to keep in mind is that some of the largest blue areas are reservations, in which nothing is concentrated (except perhaps poverty).

The left can not win a civil war. The people who want it are the radicals and they don’t have the support of the majority of Democrats or independents, let alone Republicans. They’re afraid Republicans will be able to figure out how to get all those forces joined together and destroy the far left, no on the battlefield, but at the ballot box.

If the Republicans were smart enough, this election could be such a landslide, the far left would be still picking up the pieces in 2030..

There are about 140M or so legal firearm owners. Number of firearms is anyone’s guess, but probably 500M or so. Ammunition is literally trillions of rounds.
If we were a problem, they would know it.

I agree with everything written. But here’s my question:

Why do the libs control almost everything? What is it about tech innovators that makes them libs? Why education? Why New York and California?

I was a liberal and came to conservatism late. (Thanks Obama.) I think others had similar experiences. Why?

Short of a revolution, in which I am happy to participate, how do we turn this around?

My view is the conservatism is harder, it takes longer to understand and it can appear on its surface to be harsher. But it seems to me that if we educate our children and, to the extent possible, our friends and neighbors and colleagues, isn’t there a chance for reversal?

The story of the man who needs a meal comes to mind. Give him a fish and he eats for a day. Teach him how to fish and he eats his life. Liberalism is the former. Conservatism teaches the latter. But young people want to give the man a fish. It’s easier and feels better immediately.

I think it can change. I don’t think it’s easy.

    Jester Naybor in reply to Stuytown. | January 15, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    Everyone likes free ice cream and a pony … until reality hands them a shovel and points to the ice cream on the barn floor, behind the pony.

    That is some of it … but IMO the greater motivation to delegate our decision-making authority in our lives to the Dems, is for a century our society has been led to believe that ordinary people should be given a pass on the responsibility to make our own decisions to get through life; instead being content to just go to work, or to school, and trust The Pedestaled Elite to make our decisions, use our resources, and dictate what you and I can and can’t do from their lofty heights as though they are standing right beside you … all in the name of establishing their definition of the “greater good” as though it is one-size-fits-all.

    How do we turn this around?

    1> Manage our own lives and localities, so they have fewer handles to grab onto and pull us around … making them less and less relevant to you and I. This includes support for state and local exercises of federalism, to keep occupied DC less relevant.

    2> Move them away from positions of authority and influence, which has two components:

    Component A is their direct removal from such positions. Vote them out … stop watching their shows, and persuade your neighbors to stop watching. Move off Zuckbook and TwitWorld, and re-establish your networks on social media that respects instead of exploits you.

    Component B is establishing limits to keep them away from meddling in your life … starting with paring down government to its essential mission – securing our rights – instead of asking it to solve all your problems for you. That includes establishing expansions on anti-trust law, so that private entities can’t attain the de facto monopoly power to impose their will.

    But the prerequisite to both A and B, is getting more and more people to QUESTION the world around them, then build trust in their own insights and NOT delegate their decisions, and oversight authority, to others – even if that looks like more risk and effort for them.

    henrybowman in reply to Stuytown. | January 16, 2022 at 2:02 am

    “Why do the libs control almost everything?”

    1) Libs are hive insects. Conservatives are individualistic.
    2) Sociopaths live to grasp power. The sane have no urge to rule others.

    The question has a lot in common with, “Why did the dinosaurs die, while the cockroaches survived?”

“Perhaps they know their strength is something of a charade, it’s unstable, it’s not organic, it’s coerced. When it collapses, they fear it will collapse like a house of cards. ” — (from the title of this piece at LI)

They also know from history that when that house of cards collapse it’s always accompanied by the people at the top losing their heads.

There can be no divorce. The progressives are at their core Marxists.

No Marxist organization ever allows others to go their own way. Marxists want control of everything. They want power. They don’t want to share.

Just look at history. With the exception of South Korea, Marxists have conquered every country they’ve infiltrated. South Korea is only free from Marxism because the United States fought hard and was willing to fight during the Cold War if necessary. South Korea was also strong enough to fight North Korea and the North understood it was too weak to do an invasion.

Vietnam? America won but the Democrats stabbed South Vietnam in the back. Once that happened North Vietnam started it’s invasion plans.

China has taken back Hong Kong. China lied about it’s plans for the place. It’s now in the process of destroying everything in Hong Kong. China wants Taiwan. It’s an open question at this point if that will happen.

America’s Marxists do not want to split this country in two. We will have to dispose of Marxism through the vote or as it’s looking more likely there will be a civil war but it won’t be like the American Civil War where both sides were relatively behaved on and off the battlefield. (there were exceptions of course)

This new civil war will be a nasty brutal and bloody thing. Think families being dragged into the street and murdered. Whole neighborhoods burned down. Acts of mass murder. (Jews and Asians in blue areas better watch out) People being rounded up at gun point and told to move on to another place or get shot.

It’s not going to be pretty. People on the right, the center, and even the liberals are starting to realize the danger of the leftists aka progressives aka Marxists but it may be too late to stop what’s coming.

I think we need to have a national debate on what it means to be a constitutional republic. The left will never openly debate this because they know they will lose. If we had a convention of states article V convention I believe it would generate such an open debate.

So many in America are no longer taught the basic ideas behind the creation of our nation. I see this national debate a new Federalist Papers and Thomas Pain rallying the American people back to their roots. It could be a reeducation program for the American People.

If we can not rally the people back to our founding principles then as a nation we will fall farther into communisms.

Every “True Believer” lives with a constant subterranean dread of losing his faith, of discovering that his God in the Temple is a false god, and that his faith has been in vain and will no longer sustain him.
Leftists are True Believers. A Conservative is a pragmatist who believes what he believes because it has been shown to work; the Leftist is certain what he believes will work because he so fervently believes in it.
The Left is in control of everything, and they now have their chance to impose their perfect order on the rest of us, which means their God is finally being put to the test.
They were always certain that if they could only force the rest of us to do things their way, only “pass the bill to see what’s in it”we would see the light and join their ranks. Clearly, the average American is rejecting their Utopia but, more critically, their Utopia is clearly failing and their faith is in imminent peril of being lost.
It is this which makes them so violent, so intolerant, so frightened. Their God is dying before their eyes.

FJB

    jbspry in reply to jbspry. | January 16, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    They have even coined a term to describe their fear: “Existential threat”.

    FJB

    TheChemist in reply to jbspry. | January 17, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    jbspry, Someone has read and remembered Eric Hoffer’s 1951 “The True Believer” – a good book that explains the psychology underpinning mass movements. Hoffer had many recent examples to provide. It is well worth the read, esp. today. tho not without some dark insights that need to be faced; there is a reason socialist paradises (/sarc)like NK. Cambodia. USSR. China. have labor and death camps.

Is this correct? ” The war is here. The right is ready for it but the left is not. We need to burn down everything (including the Constitution) and start over because it’s the only way. An even simpler summary might be: Panic now and then start the revolution…. ”

Seems the left wants to burn everything down.

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