A Storm is Coming
At no time in my life have I witnessed the country so divided. If one looks back in history, the divisions today between the left and right (coastal elites and middle Americans) are more severe and deeper than they were in early 1861.
There seems to be absolutely no way that either side will compromise and move to the center for the sake of our country. The only thing that I see happening is that both sides are digging in deeper and becoming more extreme. They must face, sooner or later, the consequences of their positions and the reality of what the future of the United States will be.
It was said by Mr. Lincoln, "A house divided against itself cannot endure" and that is exactly where the United States finds itself in 2017, on the verge of a new civil war. It is no longer slave states versus non-slave states, it is the radical left against the conservative right.
The hardcore left will not bend or compromise any of their beliefs and neither will the conservative right. Sadly, only the folks in middle America see what is coming. The coastal elites, major media outlets and educators that make up the majority of the leftists in this country are wearing blinders and do not even consider that this country is on the brink of another civil war. I would imagine that a similar view was held by the citizens of Yugoslavia just before their civil war.
The left considers it to be acceptable behavior for their minions to call for the assassination of the President. They find it acceptable to depict him as being beheaded. They find it funny when one of their kind threatens to blow up the White House and they turn a blind eye when their followers compare the President and his political supporters to Nazis. They blame a tiny minority of white supremacists when their paid agitators/thugs instigate riots.
It is sadly reminiscent of the break-up of the German Weimar Republic in the early 1930s, when Communists and real Nazis (the National Socialist German Workers Party) fought it out in the streets. (Both sides wanted to end representative government and institute a dictatorship.) The Weimar Republic was dissolved in 1933, when the Nazis finally seized power with the Enabling Act, ending democracy in Germany until after the end of the Second World War.
This is NOT the behavior and rhetoric of patriotic middle America. It is the behavior of activists who would destroy the United States.
The future does not bode well for a country that is so deeply divided. None of the mainstream media will openly discuss the horrific prospects that await our country. However, in their private moments, they must know what the future holds. I hold them equally responsible for the storm that is coming.
Unless things change, and I doubt they will, it is no longer a question of IF the United States will break apart. It is now only a question of WHEN.
Copyright 2017 by Dr. Jim and Mary Clary. All rights reserved.